My goodness gracious, time is just flying by. I can’t believe that Thanksgiving has already passed and it’s time to be full swing in to Christmas. The evolution of the year and the holidays is evident in the galleries already. I love seeing photos of all the holiday activities that families are participating in this time of year. It reminds me to keep my camera charge and out and ready for pictures. For any picture, it doesn’t have to be a perfect moment. Maybe it’s the packages by the front door, or the Christmas cards coming in the mail, or an actual hot meal on a plate at the dinner table. All these minutes are perfect and worthy of recording in their own little ways!
Today I have a nice variety of layouts for you…I sure hope you’ll enjoy taking a look at these beauties too!
First off we have this page titled Family Time by Carla R. The use of the wood grain paper really anchors the page. The clusters around the photo look very nice mixed with the mixed media brushes. This shows a great way to integrate the two together on a page. The shadowing of the flowers is really nice and gives the whole layout a feel of depth. The use of the folded ribbon does a great job moving your eye across the page to complete the visual triangle. Such a pretty fall page!
My second choice today is Ladies Night by Margje. The first thing that caught my eye was the background. This looks like multiple layers of blended maps and old books mixed with some color. The overall effect really sets the tone of the layout. Then in the front, the silhouette of this trendy looking vintage lady really brings in your eye. Next the use of the blending of the building with the accounting paper is brilliant. I love how the two mix so well together. Then finally the title that has been clipped to some fun paper. Overall such an awesome look!
The third layout I’m featuring today is kind of the opposite of the layout above. Sentimental by EH Studios is simple and sleek and so amazing. I just love the white space and how everything is so purposefully placed. The stamp under the photo looks so real on the wood background. It blows me away how simple, yet stunning this layout is!
Next up is the is fun and lively page by Kim Walker (Kim21673) titled Miss Being Warm. I just love the use of the bright colors with a cold winter photo. It’s perfect with this little guy’s jacket!! I also love the mixing of the circles with the long rectangular shapes. The flower sprinkled in not only bring color and depth, but I love that that a mom isn’t afraid to put flowers on her little boy’s layouts. Go mom!
Moving to our next layout titled Christmas by Elizabeth22. This layout totally wow’d me! I just love the lighting on this photo. It’s just so perfect! The black background really enhances all the Christmas themed elements and gold accents on the page. The way the large cluster seems to gently cradle the photo is just fabulous. I also love the use of the black damask paper angled on the background to provide some more texture and movement to the page. The pops of red from the patterned paper sitting below add a nice pop to the page as well. Such a lovely, lovely page!
Finally today I have this fabulous layout by Kayleigh titled Merry Christmas. What really drew me to this page was the texture and movement. I just love the textured white background used here. It adds character, interest and depth. Then the transparent paint/ink and the spatters with the drawn circles all work to build a great little background for the focal image. The papers are then stacked on top in a way that the patterns and textures mix so nicely. The little details mixed in make this pop. The pine cones, the ribbon and the lace. Everything works together so well to give you that holiday feeling. Such a fabulous page!
I hope you will take a few minutes and go look through the galleries and leave some love for a page that inspires you. Until next time…I hope you are taking a few minutes each to also enjoy the holidays and take some different pictures so you have lots of neat things to add to your scrapbook.