I’m always excited to browse the galleries looking for projects to feature on the blog. The autumnal equinox is just a few days away and my choices may or may not have been influenced by fall’s rapid approach. It’s Beatrice and here are my picks for today.

Apples in Autumn by Stacia definitely has an autumn vibe whether it speaks to apple season or back to school. I really like the large blended photo she used for her background. The cluster of smaller, duplicated photos placed on top supports her theme. I like the torn paper applied to the edge adding texture to the page. The title work combining two alphas/fonts is very effective. Finally this artist is a wonderful story teller. Her journaling is a great read.

I really like the combination of masking and brush-work in Autumn Leaves by twinsmomflor. I love the bits of text and blooms scattered about the layout. The sketched flowers edged in black contrast wonderfully with the muted colors of the page. The bit of word art serves as the title and finishes off the page just right.

I like the selective framing in Beautiful Autumn by shawnbear. The photo taken from behind is always very appealing and the sun flare is outstanding. The photo treatment in the smaller photo is lovely. I like the orange paint added to the edges of the page and the blue flowers really pop. I also like the combination of realistic and sticker elements.

It’s never easy to leave summer behind.  I love the sunset photos in Footsteps in the Sand by bahtoy.  I like the way she gave a slight tilt to the masked photo and matched it with the smaller photos. The crop of the sandy toes lends meaning to her title. The combination of orange and blue really shine in her beautifully shadowed clusters.

The intent of Giverny 7 by myla may have been to document a visit to the home of Monet but this layout is a piece of art in its own right and really jumped out of the gallery for me. The large photo makes for a stunning background. I really like the way she added the watercolor paint set down the middle of the page as well as the photo of the artist on top. I love the out of bounds flower framing flowing into the title font. The sketchy lines and framing complete the layout perfectly.

bird bike by willimena is a perfect example of a layout where the photos and journaling really take center stage. I love the neutral tones of the papers she chose and the pop of red in the word strip and title work. The grid design is exceptional as are the photo crops.  I like the way she journaled in a blank spot on the large photo. This is really a great story.

I’ve come to the end of my post and I definitely veered away from my original theme which is easy to do when distracted by all the gorgeous layouts in the galleries. If you have a minute or two I hope you will leave some love for these well deserving artists. Thanks and have a great week.






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