Happy Thursday fellow scrappers. Is anyone else wishing the weekend was already here? I’ve had a crazy week at work and I’m ready to be able to kick back, scrapbook and relax instead of fielding a million phone calls from people who need me to solve their problem. I’ve really enjoyed looking through the galleries today and have found so many cool pages. It was hard to just pick 6 layouts to feature. I’m loving so many styles right now; so I hope you enjoy the variety that I’m showcasing today!
My first pick is Paris by sucali. First and foremost this layout is about Paris. In my book – Paris is always a good idea and if I could go there now, I would! The simplicity of this page is perfect. I am always in awe of people who can find the perfect way to place a photo, a title and some accents and make the page look it’s fit for a magazine. This page is just that. There seems to be a great balance between the white space and the photos, title, and elements. The card in the middle is brilliant. I love that she typed on the card for her journaling – what an amazing look! Then the balance of the picture of the Eiffel Tower with the hand drawn element really brings home what this layout is about. The few spots of color is really all this layout needs. This is simply – magnificent!
My next pic is a little more in my own scrapping style. This Moment Was Magical by ScrappinRae incorporates all the things I also like to put on my layouts – great colors that compliment the photo, flowers and more flowers and awesome shadowing. I really like how the design cascades across the page with large title and image being in the middle. The pictures of the castle at the Magic Kingdom are great! They remind me of visits to Disney at Christmas and how beautiful it is when you see it with your own eyes. Using the starlit sky paper as a background really give this a magical night feel that just accentuates the whole page. The flower clusters are so pretty, and I really love the look of the ribbon at the bottom. The shadowing is spot on and makes it look like the ribbon is really sitting up off the page. When you put it all together, this is one magical layout!
My next pick is this full paged photo layout titled By the Sea created by zanthia. I love full page photos and this one is exceptional. (Maybe I’m biased because I love manatees.) The addition of the flower clusters and grasses on the bottom is just beautiful. Everything is layered nicely and then blended on the bottom layer so it “melts” in to the photo to make it look authentic. The colors of the flowers and sea life really make this pop and the presentation overall is something you don’t see everyday in the scrap world. I just adore this unique layout!
My next pick is a super fun page by kelley titled Braden and I. What drew me to this page was the fun title work. I really love how kelley used the two alphas and the way they are stacked to create this fun title. The tone on tone background paper provides interest without being distracting, which is perfect for the splatter added behind the title and photos. The little bits of string and flowers peeking out bring a nice balance to the page and they are well shadowed too. Over all I just love the grungy, but fun, feel that the large title creates! I find myself wanting to try this myself, which is what sharing layouts in galleries is all about.
Next up, I fell in love with this untitled layout by meggersjm. The colors on this layout totally caught my eye in the gallery. I just love the use of the sun beams over the newsprint. The blending is spot on. Then there are all the hearts. The shadow work helps make it look like these are popping right off the page. Mixing it with the black image and the white word strips really creates a nice contrast on the page. I think that everything from the layering of the background paper, to just the right amount of blending, makes this a gorgeous page!
My final pick for today is this fun and gorgeous page by mrsashbaugh titled Splashing In the Waves. The flowers used around the outside of the full page photo are adorable. The mix of hand drawn and “real” flowers is unique. With the stars and fish and other little bits sprinkled in everything seems to mix perfectly around the photo. This is a perfectly balanced and fun, fun page!
I hope you enjoyed my picks today and hope your Thursday just flies by so the weekend will be here faster. Keep on scrapping and keep on being creative out there. Sharing of scrapbook pages inspires us all to want to scrap more and try something new…and that’s what makes this hobby so fun!