I’m told today is the first day of spring but you wouldn’t know it here in Michigan. It’s a gray, gloomy day, perfect for browsing the galleries looking for inspiration. There’s certainly no lack of gorgeous pages to be found. It’s Beatrice and here are my picks for today.
This was the very first thumbnail I saw while perusing the galleries and once I enlarged it I knew I would include it in my post today. I adore the simple horizontal design in 1.11.17-Wyatt by fonetta. The soft palette is perfect for the sweet photos and the title work is outstanding. But what really made this a stand-out for me was the journaling. Take a few seconds to read it and I’m certain you will agree.
I always enjoy reading interview or “favorites pages” and 13 at 13 by MrsDebReynolds is no exception. I think this idea could be cleverly carried out over the years, beginning with 1 favorite at 1 and so on. The layout design filled with brightly colored papers, is so cheerful and works perfectly with her happy photos. I love the curve to the paper spots and the stamped title work. The single cluster completes her layout in just the right way.
The photo crop in Old Charm by jaye drew me in to the story behind this layout. I like that she kept the photos black and white to contrast with the colorful background paper she chose as her foundation. The strips of ribbon create the perfect shelf and the single cluster is ideal for this simple yet pleasing layout.
The next layout, Being Green by connieg, is another take on the same theme as the layout above. While the layout took me back to my own childhood, the photo is actually a current one. I love the deckle edge frame she chose and attaching it to the page with the clothes pins is a clever touch. The minimal embellishing is just right for her theme.
I’m always on the lookout for non-traditional project life pages like Sunset at Ouchy by aridra. Although she journaled about her entire week she chose this stunning photo series to feature on her layout. I’m not certain if she selectively recolored parts of the photos or if the effect is that of the setting sun. Either way they are gorgeous and the colorful embellishments scattered about contrast with the nearly monochromatic photos perfectly. The paint and colorful title-work wrap up this layout very well.
It’s never easy to limit picks to just six layouts. Last but definitely not least is Create your world by Azeline. I really love the curvy design filled with blue papers against the white background. The photo is precious and keeping it black and white works well with the monochromatic tone of the layout. The black frame further defines the photo and the clusters of blue flowers are gorgeous and so well shadowed. The hand-drawn little girl on the journal card looks very much like the subject in the photo. Using the dictionary definition as journaling adds to the outstanding composition of the layout.
I’ve come to the end of my post. If you have a minute or two I hope you will click through the layouts and leave these well deserving artists some love. Thanks and have a great week.