Hello everyone and a happy Mother’s Day to those of you celebrating today! I’ve often wondered why we celebrate Mother’s Day here in the UK in March but having one daughter in the UK and one overseas, I get lovely wishes on both days so I’m not complaining! Given the occasion then, it seems fitting to begin this post showcasing a ‘Mom/Mum’ page.

Delisak pulled the colours from her photo on her Love my Mom page and I love the rose pink and grey tones. Using a mix of brushes, watery spots and scribbles, Delisak has created great framing around the photo, keeping all the love felt here right there in the frame. Finished off with some word art and a wood veneer, this page has a certain glow about it and, let’s face it, everyone loves a good hug, don’t they?! A lovely page that I’m sure will be looked back on for many years to come!

The moment I saw the thumbnail of My Space by Shivani.sohal in the gallery, I was immediately intrigued. I love the busy-ness of this with the super use of patterned paper, a few coloured embellishments and some journal strips and how none of the detail takes anything away from the colour photo. The black and white shots strategically placed within the spheres leading off the page add another dimension and the title work is fabulous. Yes, the more I study this page, the more in awe I am! Magic indeed!

I am an ardent Project-Lifer so it was fun to see luckyme use a typical Project Life design for her Alex Janvier page. Love the clean lines of this and how the black word art and journaling balance the layout and allow the colourful exhibition art to dominate the page while the white areas allow a resting place for the eyes. A super, neat page!

Moving onto Me circa 1979 by fruitysuet, I particularly like how the photo stands out against the delicate hues of the paintwork and how the bright pink dotty brush brings a little boldness to the layout. A pretty cluster anchors the photo while the thread creates the perfect flow down to a second little cluster. And lots of white space… love it!

I’m often drawn to layouts with texture and Throw by P’tiscrap is a super example. A great design and colour combination, I love the perfectly shadowed vertical strips, each broken to make room for a photo, and how the eye is drawn from left to right. A few splatters here and there and a little date tab bottom right finish this page off beautifully!

Rounding off my post today, Happiness Manifesto by Deekaa, proves that sometimes less is more. The central white strip separates the story from the striking backdrop and the details form an orderly vertical flow. The photo is perfectly cropped  and the pretty pink flower provides the page with a softness. A beautifully understated layout that packs a powerful punch. Totally gorgeous!

I hope one or two of my picks inspire you to document some of your own stories and if you do find a spare moment, please click on the links about to leave a comment or two for the artists. Till next time, have a good week, happy scrapping and take care!

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