Good morning and happy Monday. I always look forward to blogging on Monday since artists have typically been busy creating over the weekend. There are so many gorgeous layouts and projects to view but of course that does make it more difficult to narrow it down and choose only six. It’s Beatrice on the blog and here are my picks for today.
The composition of this layout really highlights the perspective in the lovely, long and lean photo. The dark brown wood-grained background really makes the blue and yellow pop. I like the thin page border and the small colorful cluster placed perfectly at the corner of the photo. Adding the title in the blank space of the photo completes this page flawlessly.
Simple in design yet striking in appearance. The photo is absolutely gorgeous. I love the stitched and blocked design. The blue and orange paper squares enhance the colors in the photo. There are lots of little touches like the hearts and butterflies that add to the composition without detracting from the simplicity. The pale blue background is almost ombre in appearance and the ideal foundation for the page.
I couldn’t resist featuring this adorable, hybrid project. I really like the way the artist cut out the toys and placed them in the back of the truck. The inside of the invitation is so creative with the variety of fonts and colorful highlights on some of the words. Creating an envelope liner with one of the patterned papers is the perfect finishing touch.
This photo-less project instantly grabbed my attention. The composition is very creative. I like the painted background below printed papers, cut diagonally and stacked. The cluster in the center of the page draws the eye to the title or theme of the page. The corner cluster supports the subtitle and the scribbles and bits are just right to complete the page.
This was the first layout I spied in the gallery and as I moved forward through the other pages I kept coming back to this one. I really like the various touches of blue included here. While this page also features a stitched grid it’s quite different than the layout by Britgirl above. The photos are striking and I like the way she filled two of the blocks with a single hand-drawn flower. The circle stitching works to highlight one of the flowers while the tied sting brings focus to the other. Each time I take another look at this layout I see something new, like the sweet little bird near the pretty title-work.
The story in this layout made me smile, probably because it’s familiar and I like the concept of park hopping. The overlapping papers ground the various photos. The combination of wood-grain, delicate prints, and black and white stripes is quite striking. I like the way she placed the various embellishments and utilized the empty space at the bottom for her script title.
I’ve come to the end of my post. I’d like to say I’m heading out to enjoy the sunshine but it’s still too cold here in Michigan though I’m happy to say we haven’t been hit with inches of snow like so many others. If you have even a minute, please take the time to click through the links and leave these well deserving artists some love. Thanks and have a great week.