I feel like I’m sounding like a broken record but I just can’t believe that another month has passed us by so quickly! We’ve left Halloween in the dust here in the US and now we’re full steam ahead into the Christmas season. Unbelievable! The galleries are full of beautiful fall, spooky Halloween, and just plain creative and beautiful pages. What a fun gift it is to be able to “stroll” through them and pick six to spotlight. Here are my standouts for today.
As is always true when I see a page of Marge’s, I instantly fall in love. And In True Spirit is no exception. This is not your typical Halloween layout. Love the muted orange shades and the almost grays of the brush work which create a much more modern piece. Love it!
Lonely by Gina captured my imagination the minute I saw it in the gallery. What an amazingly evocative page! The feeling of desolation is just so strong. Love the combination of colors and the use of the frame. Awesome blending! The blended photo draws me in and makes my heart ache for him. Stunning page!
P’tiscrap’s page, In the Arcachon Sand, is also of a boy sitting by himself but evokes such different emotions! Love the geometric lines on this page! The background stripes are a perfect complement to the triangle photo mask. Beautiful brush work and awesome placement of word art. Love it!
The soft colors that Christine Irion has used for her Twins page are so fitting for the photo of those sweet babies. She has so many elements on the page and, yet, it still has a calm feel about it. Love all of the frames and the paint chip cards. And, as a total non-functioning button user, I am in awe of her perfect use of them! Gorgeous page!
My favorite part of pam p’s page for the 10/28-11/3 AnnaLift is the background she has created behind the photo. I also love the placement of the title “pumpkins galore”. And what gorgeous editing she has done on the photo. The use of the triangle frames allows for an “open” look over the sketched leaves. I would definitely hang this on my wall during the fall!
Think Colorfully by Grace had me smiling from the moment I laid eyes on it … and I’m still smiling! And, truthfully, who could resist smiling at this awesome, colorful page! Love the scribbled frame around the edge and that art doll with its perfect shadowing is just amazing (guess what, it made me go shopping!). Love everything about this page.
These are just six of the many wonderful pages that are out there in the galleries. Why don’t you give yourself the gift of time spent enjoying them. If you want to get a closer look at these six, the images and the titles are linked. If you do visit them in the gallery, why not take the time to leave a comment. It’s really quick and means a lot to the artists.