I’m excited to be on the blog and writing my first post for July. For readers in the U.S. I hope you are having a happy and safe holiday. I know you are anxious to see some creative projects so I’ll move right along and begin with Colors of Spring by Bright Eyes. I saw this yesterday in my Facebook feed and knew right away that I wanted to show it to you here. I love all the blending, paints and brushwork. The neutral background really makes the blues and purples pop. Shadowing on an Art Journal page can be a bit tricky but it looks just right here with bits of shadowing on the bird, flowers and leaves. I like the black scribbles too.
Wild and Free by AnikA68 is a burst of color, delighting the eye. I really like the frame placed atop the blended photo with the perfect out of bounds. The girl appears to be tossing the flowers directly from the photo to the page. The butterflies scattered about and the bit of text support the theme and complete the page perfectly.
I love the clean and simple look of Nostalgia by ChantalK. I’m fascinated by her Tupperware collection and I love the piece she chose to display here, especially the way she cropped the photo. The horizontal flow of the design contrasts beautifully with the scalloped border. The stitched felt circles add to the retro look and the tucked, floral sticker is perfectly placed.
Stadtlauf by AmberR gives us a lot to look at without appearing busy. This is a beautifully scrapped event page. The dark background really keeps the photos in focus. The perspective in the crowd photos is amazing. All of the added bits like the footprints, flag and word art are just right for her theme. The script title partially hidden by the perfect extraction is very creative.
I love this hybrid project, well suited to the holiday, 4th of July Party Favor by oscaralley. I like the layered red, white and blue with the cut-outs perfectly sized to hold the sparklers. That glittered clothespin holding the stems together is just right. I like how she photographed her project with the worn, wood background and sprinkling of stars.
Perfectly Imperfect by bbe showcases a beautiful series of photos. The sketchy flowers and blue and green paint compliment the photos perfectly as does the script title. Placing the washi tapes behind the journal strips really helps them stand out from the rest of the page. I like how the author points out that the butterfly has learned to compensate for his broken wing.
It’s time for me to wrap it up and head outside to enjoy the beautiful weather we are having here. I hope you will take a minute to click through the links and leave these well deserving artists some love. Thanks and have a great week.