Well GSO fans, when you’re over the other side of 40 you shouldn’t party too much on your birthday or you’ll forget you have a blog post to write. So sorry to the scrappers out there that my 2/1 post is late. The wonderful mid life crisis of not sleeping well as hit me bad this week and my body decided to “catch up’ the minute I sat down to write my post last night. Enough with my excuses…let’s get one to spotlighting some beautiful scrapbook pages because that is what we do here!!
First up is the colorful page by allyanne titled Then and Now Aiden. The black background on this layout makes all these fun colors and images pop off the page! I love the use of the paint and to add a little grunge. The photos do a great job of showing of how different her son looks over 5 years of time (which is always a great thing to scrap!). The elements are so fun and have such great pops of color – the whole layout just pops right out of the gallery and says hello! I also love the little details like the measure tape down the left side representing growth and mask used on the black to allow some of the background to show through. Such a fabulous and fun page!
My second choice is this enchanting page by jirsev titled Floral Light. This is breathtaking! The use of shadowing to project the imaging that the flowers and photo are sort of lifted up off the wood background is so well done! I love the way the floral clusters move your eye around the page and provides direction. The use of the blended paint on the wood grain paper helps provide more illusion of depth and tiny bit of sparkle. The feathers and the starbursts bring lightness and softness. Such a beautiful page!
The next page I chose is titled Shine by ConnyS. Another page with a black background and bright colors, but with the almost solid white photos the contrasts is so striking! I love the way the gold and pink accents makes this so girly. The bits of glitter and shimmer are so perfect as well. The clusters are a great side and perfect to not steal the show from the photos. All the really girl details like the doily, the crown and hearts…make this so very sweet and girly even though the colors are more grown up. Such a beautiful page!
Next we move to cooler color scheme with Frozen (Jumpstart #4) by CRS. The large photo at the top illustrates the whole theme of the page – parts of a lake that have frozen. The addition of a simple divider and a pretty cluster help bridge the junction between the photo and paper below very nicely. I love how the curled ribbon looks here and the addition of the snowflake within the cluster is perfectly on theme! What really caught my eye is the title. I just love how the snow/ice looks like it’s dripping off the word Frozen. What a perfect way to bring a feel to the page!
This next page totally caught my eye because it’s so unique. Nathan Basketball by bjc is shows off such a fun design. She really showed off the basketball theme with the court looking paper in the background and all the themed elements around her great photos. I have to say I’m little envious because I never can figure out how to use the full page background papers like this and make my page look good – but bjc totally rocks this! I love the way she layered the stars under and over the netting, the distorted/waving flag looks amazing!! The basketball flair keeps your eye moving across the photo creating the visual triangle. This is so creative and so fun – I love it!!
My final choice today is this sweet and adorable page titled Time Traveller by Justagirl. The photo with the sweet, cheesy grin caught my eye first. Then I love all the fun elements that are stacked behind the photo to add depth and interest and they are so nicely shadowed to give the proper dimension. The stitching around the edge makes the page feel complete with the darker edging adding depth. I just love all the little details and the story here. What a sweet, sweet page!
Well that’s all for me. I hope you have a great weekend. Don’t forget to take some picks and plan some time for scrapping your memories!!