We’ve been on the go all day, every day this week so it’s nice to start the weekend off by taking my time and browsing through the galleries. I am always amazed at the diversity in the art that fills the galleries. If asked to say which style I like best, I would be hard-pressed to answer. I love artsy pages. I love scrapbook pages that look like they’ve been scrapped with paper and embellishments. I love art journal pages. I love pages with a lot of journaling but I also love pages with very little (or no) journaling. I love Project Life, December Daily, and Week In The Life style pages. I love fantasy pages. I love pages with just one photo (especially if it’s a BIG one) and I love pages with lots of photos. I love pages that are altered photos. I love grungy pages and I love clean pages. Truth is, I just love the art and am intrigued and inspired by them all. So, with that in mind, here are the six pages I chose for standouts today.
When I saw Restore Your World by bekfek in the gallery, I couldn’t wait to enlarge it and read the journaling. Everything about this page is just so perfect! The colors are beautiful (and a touch vintage looking) against the cream background. The title cluster is awesome! The masked/blended photo in the background creates a beautiful center for the visual triangle created by the photo cluster, the title cluster, and the journaling/word art cluster. This page just makes me smile!
And, speaking of colors, the ones Traumelfe used on her For Art page are just stunning and create such a sense of joy. The use of black for the text brush work and the title keep the colors grounded. The white splat behind the extracted photo (beautiful extraction by the way) makes it pop and I love how she’s framed it. The splats and additional brush work are beautiful. Love this page!
me by sylvia really drew me in when I saw it. The complex background she has created adds to the sense of drama of the photo. This drama is enhanced by the use of the torn frame over a portion of the blended photo. Love the subtle title and the single flower stapled to the corner of the photo. This is just a totally stunning page!
ht5 by marnel is a beautiful mixture of a grungy, artsy page and a clean, traditional page. Love the large photo! Her vertical cluster with the journal strips listing his faves is awesome – my faves are the squiggly arrow and the dog. The blue and brown color scheme blends beautifully with the almost sepia-toned photo. Love this page!
Love, love, love the colors Tammys_scrapping used on her One Little Word Challenge – March 17 page. The arrows are super cool. Normally, I am a right align, left align, center align, or justify journaling type of gal but the casualness of the journaling formatting perfectly offsets the squared-off photo cluster. The embellishments are the perfect finishing touch to this awesome page.
This Was An Awesome Day to by clindoeil is such an exquisitely soft and beautiful piece of art. The coloring on the multi-media hearts is gorgeous! Love the placement of the date. At first glance the journaling appears to be, not journaling, but a part of the overall design…perfection!
I hope my picks today have inspired you to spend a little time in the galleries looking for your own standouts. If you want to visit these pages in the gallery, the titles and images are linked. If you do check out these, or other, pages in the gallery please take a moment to leave a comment for the artists.