Hello and happy Wednesday! So, here we are with autumn all around, and I am going to show you… beach pages! And dogs! And yes, one really gorgeous autumn page, which could not go by without a mention. Oh, and don’t forget those great hybrid projects! So much to see! Come take a look at today’s standouts, I know you will love them too!
This is Liz J., and these are my picks.
I went back to this page twice in my search through the galleries today, and that is always a sign that I am getting a strong feeling from a project. You couldn’t ask for a better example of a page that comes straight at you with its words leading the way. I liked the tone of the journaling, no whining, no complaining, just a direct statement about how she and her family are feeling about where they live, and where they want to live. I like that shaped spot for the journal paper, it provided a lot of space to say what she had to say. Nice elements and title work, but it’s the text that makes this one so special.
Coming from Southern California, I am drawn to beach pages (really, I’m on the lookout for ideas I can pilfer for my 8 billion beach photos!). Imagine my surprise when I saw that this particular beach page used photos from a beach not that far from me. Pismo Beach is pretty amazing, and I enjoyed how this artist showcased the magic of it. The netting over the right-hand photo is what initially drew me in, that’s a cool element and an even cooler use of it. I really like the look of the background paper to support the theme. Those gulls flying through the page are an amazing touch. And, of course, cute dog!
This is a truly innovative real-life-paper design! You just know that took some work, cutting out and placing all those circles on the page! It really worked though, so it was worth the effort. I love the soft touches on this page with the florals, which are not necessarily what you’d expect on a beach page, but again, it totally worked for this design. The little word strips used to create the sun rays are a great touch too.
There are a lot of planner pages being posted these days, and many are really thought-provoking and inspired. This one appealed to me for a couple of reasons. There is a song by Lady Antebellum called “Golden” (which I am now hearing in my head) and this is a phrase from that song. I wonder if this artist was inspired by those lyrics, or if it’s really just because that dog is clearly beloved! Anyway it’s a fun play on words for the dog’s breed and coloring. Love the stamped word across the bottom of the photo, all the great word art and banners, and the adorable line-up of stamps along the top and bottom.
This design really appealed to me. I like the mix of patterned paper, and I like the placement too. She left plenty of white space to rest your eyes, so the patterns do not overwhelm. The photo is not a typical fall-splendor type of photo, to me, but that’s part if its appeal, actually. The background in the photo appears to be quite arid and maybe even a little bleak, but the trees by the house bring such color and joy to the scene! It is a wonderful contrast. Love that wood word art! The black and white wreath balances the wood word art nicely.
I love what the sketched bit adds to this page, between the clouds, the ocean and the beach, it made for a great backdrop . That vertical split of the vivid portion of the postage-framed-photo is genius. And, of course, I love the way that Chrissy told the story, not too much, not too little. But enough so that her kids will look back on this page and remember how much fun they had on that beach. Which, to me, is the reason we scrapbook.
Weren’t those fun?! Please click on the linked titles to leave some well-earned praise for our standout artists today! Have a great rest of the week!