I’ve just spent several hours browsing the galleries and trying to narrow down my choices. I can’t believe February is already here. I’m so happy it’s a short month because that means spring is upon us (I admit I am an optimist). It’s Beatrice and here are my picks for today.

How very serene is the scene created in WhatTheWindWhispered by ArmyGrl. The line art behind is the perfect framing for the photo and the slight lift to the corners helps draw the focus in. The inked edges on the background paper and small strips of patterned paper across the bottom edge in no way detract from the clean lines of the page. The only added embellishments needed are the small cluster, the bit of brushwork and tag with the title. Such a pretty piece of art.

I love the variety of photo techniques in Us by justagirl from blended, to extracted to framed. Turning them to black and white means they all work together and also contributes to the little bit artsy look of her layout. The sketched borders are perfect for this whimsical layout and keeping the flowers large is another unique touch, especially where it appears the boy is leaning against them. I really like the pop of pink in this otherwise monochromatic layout.

I’ve seen quite a few layouts with triangle shapes and Dream Trip by Jana uses them flawlessly. The photo, including the reflection, is gorgeous. The bits of red in the paint and brad bring out the red in the roofs of the building. I really like the combination of word art she chose and the circle brush reminds me of longitude and latitude lines which reinforces her travel theme.

There’s a lot to love in Always Coffee Time by cfile. I’m always impressed by layouts that combine so many elements yet remain uncluttered. I love the perspective of the photo. The title work is an outstanding combination of alphas and fonts. I love the varying styles of clock faces and the way the blue flowers balance perfectly on opposite edges of the page.

The photo treatment used in This Year I by emily.stitches.33 is so soft and pretty. I like the multiple frames and the journal strips. The paint in the bottom corners and small cluster with trailing strings frame the large photo perfectly. The heart scatter and butterflies finish things off just right!

I really like the design in Her Favorite Shoes by AmaneseFe. The various photo treatments are amazing and I also like the way she kept the main photo a bit larger and in front.  What better way to display a favorite than by cropping to keep it the focus. I love the masking of the papers behind and the criss-cross created by the heart banner and buttoned up lines.

I’ve come to the end of my post and I hope you have enjoyed the inspiration. If you have a minute or two please click through the links and leave these well deserving artists some love.



3 thoughts on “Finger Pointing – February 1st

  1. Beatrice, thank you so much for choosing my page!!! I was so surprised! You made my evening!! Thank you so much!


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