OK, so what’s the weather like in your part of the world? Here by me in the UK, it’s wet, miserable and windy so what better way to spend my Saturday than to check into the galleries and brighten up my day by seeing all the lovely pieces of art you’ve all been sharing across the world. All the little gems in the galleries are lifting my spirits immensely – I haven’t been running at 100% this week which culminated in me losing my voice yesterday. So while it takes a little more effort than usual to talk, there is nothing wrong with my typing fingers! Here’s what sparkled in the galleries for me today.
Roxana makes perfect use of a beautiful blend and layers on her page entitled The Good Stuff. I like that the layered section of her page is made up of a mix of different shapes and runs alongside the vertical blended image while the choice of the bright and breezy patterned papers adds to the ‘Spring and Summer’ feel to this layout. It makes you thirsty, doesn’t it?! A lovely, well structured page!
Take a look at the brush work on Incredible Journey by tracermajig. Isn’t it just so pretty? I love the soft colour tones on this page and the journaling reveals a story that is so very deserving of the great attention to detail here. The layering comprising a little matting and pretty stickers provides a perfect backdrop to the stunning image, the side strip with a coordinating little doily cluster balances the design beautifully and the printed labels add depth. Great title work and super journaling round off this amazing layout!
This page by veer seriously inspires me to dig deep and find my inner arty self. I know it’s there somewhere but I’m struggling to find it. I so want to create a piece of work like this – one that I have no words to describe just how soft and pretty and beautiful and gorgeous it is. Soft watery spots and masking form the base with dark splatters, scribbles and stitching adding contrast to the lime on the page. The blooms add the ‘beautiful’ to this layout and I love the quote. Totally in love with this!
I’ve seen a lot of Disney layouts of late and as I was admiring them I found Time Together by pixleyyy. I instantly loved the unusual colour combination for a ‘Disney’ page. Soft grey and pink tones work beautifully with the black and white photo that’s lying ever so casually on the lace edged strip. The pretty hearts, stitched circles and shimmers give the impression that they’re floating down like confetti and the title work is brilliant! Time (as in clock) Together… see what pixleyyy did there?! Love how the little journaled tag is hanging on the end of the title too! A beautifully unique Disney layout!
This utterly sophisticated page by myssp had me at hello. Oh my days. I love the film star quality of this, the drama, the romance, the elegance, the absolute beauty. I’ve absorbed every little detail of this layout and I find it completely mesmerising. The combination of soft and dark tones, the lighting, the different art mediums, the pretty little butterfly and the use of the blends make this a true eye-catcher!
Staying with the drama to finish off, Past Times by Pemberley22 is another terrific example of using blends with layers. The blend here is fabulous, I love those meshed edges! The neat vertical display of photo’s and layered backdrop bring an orderly feel to the page while the chevrons, flowers and title work bring the perfect amount of colour. Finishing off with the white journaling on the blended image, this is fabulous!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today. I’ve certainly enjoyed finding them and showcasing them. When you get a moment, please head over to the galleries by clicking on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artist. I know they will appreciate it! Till next time, enjoy the rest of the weekend and I’ll see you in the galleries! Take care, bye bye.