“The morning of the first of September was crisp and golden as an apple.” — JK Rowling
Goodbye August and hello September! I woke up to a cool 50°, and in a few hours there will be plenty of sunshine and a perfect (for me) 70°. In my world, we enjoy all 4 seasons and I have to say that Autumn is a favorite of mine. Officially it starts later in the month, but as soon as September 1st rolls around, I’m dreaming of leaves turning shades of crimson and gold, pumpkins, red and green apples and all things fall.
Moving right along . . . there was no shortage of eye candy in the galleries this morning. I’m Brenda, and here are today’s Gallery Standouts:
This page seems appropriate for today and I think it’s simply gorgeous. The mention of losing petals of the flowers one by one is a reminder that summer’s beauty is fading in small but noticeable ways. I’m in awe of the detailed brushwork here and the subtle hints of color. It’s a lot to take in, and well worth the time spent.
It appears I’m not the only one who is thinking about autumn. This page makes me smile with that sweet photo and the fun note beside it. There is lots to look at here too. I love the mix of patterned papers and splashes of color, and the vertical lines is a nice touch. If I say this page is a beautiful mess, I mean it in the nicest way possible!
First of all, how cute is that photo?! There are plenty of tiny details to show it off including the understated background, page border, pink balloons and floral cluster. This page is simply put, soft and sweet.
There are some scrappers who just seem to have a knack for matching the background, to the photo. I saw this page and I thought, wow, everything matches perfectly, and one compliments the other. Plus, the colors are so pretty! I’m drawn to the design of this, with a heavier pattern on one side, and much lighter on the other, and the amount of white space seems just perfect.
Here’s another page that made me smile today. The photos are totally adorable and I like that they’re in black and white. The pops of yellow and black are really eye catching and draw you in. I like the combination of oval and square frames, the black triangles on either end of the design, and the little stitches and tiny black flowers. Once you study this, there certainly is more than you think, to meet the eye.
How time flies. Isn’t that the truth? I’m betting this page is going to be looked back on with fond memories. I like the candid photo taken from the back side, the split background with subtle patterns, and the gold paper strips peeking out behind the photo. Great brushwork too with the references to time. I also like the bit of shadowing on the page itself. It gives the top left corner a nice little curl. Again, subtle but really effective.
And with that I’ll end this post with a wish for everyone to have a wonderful day and beginning to your weekend. Thank you for taking the time to do some gallery browsing with me. If you have time, please do stop by and leave a comment. This I know – it’s always appreciated.