It’s already the 17th but this is my first post of 2017 and, thus, my first opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  It was an absolutely glorious day here in Florida.  We spent a couple of hours at one of the theme parks.  The weather was perfect, the crowds were small, and we met an absolutely awesome family from Colombia.  Now it’s back indoors and enjoying another kind of theme park – the digital scrapping galleries.  The galleries are full of inspiration today.  Once again, I had a hard time keeping my pick to six but, I did, and here they are.

Up first is the stunning Un homme debout by clindoeil. The impact of the black and white is dramatic and the addition of the subtle hint of green is perfect.  The extraction is exquisite and is set off beautifully by the brushwork behind it.  I love the use of the grungy stripes on one side and the clean stripes on the other.  Awesome placement of the journaling.  Love it!

I love the beautifully blended photo and the treatment on the smaller photo on Dady’s Be Brave page. The different treatments on the sides of the page work perfectly and the arrow cluster pointing to the smaller photo ensures it doesn’t get lost on the page. Very creative use of the stitches to enhance the water theme. This is just a gorgeous page!

I must admit that I’ve played around with the one word project but have never been able to choose a word.  So, right off the bat, there are two things that I love about  _scrapaholic_’s 13-oneword page … the fact that she has chosen a word for 2017 and the use of a large photo as her background.  I wish I could read her journaling because that awesome photo screams out her joy in her #oneword.  Love the use of the “blank” space at the top for the journaling and the minimal use of embellishments (just enough to add a finishing touch)!  Good luck with your one word in 2017 scrapaholic.

Catching Up by TrishD caught my eye immediately when I opened up the gallery link.  I love her choice of the vintage photo and admire the amazing blending.  And what a bold choice for the background paper – works perfectly.  Beautiful piece of art!

Buying a house is an exciting adventure and Sherri Tierney’s Project House captures that excitement in a beautiful way.  Love the large, faded title and the repetition of the circles.  She’s done a wonderful job on the journaling which is always difficult for me!  This is true story-telling scrapbooking at its best!

VictoriaLamar1 has also captured a memory for the future in a truly unique way on her First Pickup page.  Love the “view” of the first pickup in the rear view mirror and how clever to use the wrench for the I in the title!  The title cluster is beautifully created using just the right grungy alpha/font along withthe 3D 1st.  Wonderful way to capture a memory!

Those are my six for my first post of 2017.  Hope you were inspired by them.  If so, please visit the gallery and leave the artists a comment.  They are always appreciated.  Also, if you find the time, you certainly won’t be disappointed if you spend it browsing the galleries and soaking up the inspiration.






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