Happy Saturday! Today’s post features some great techniques, fun use of elements (lots of butterflies!), amazing artistry, and fabulous shadow-work. I know you will enjoy these picks as much as I did. Please come take a look at today’s standouts!

This is Liz J., and these are my picks.

Happy Birthday Ally by chili

Such a great design, isn’t this? Love the clever use of triangles to tuck some bright patterned paper behind the photos. The recessed shapes behind those layers really helps this pop off the page. I marvel at all the talented white-space designers in our community. This is a great example of making a bold statement with a lot of white space. The photos are fun too, candid and personal.

Unforgettable by craftytam

This page has an amazing collection of elements, artfully placed. I love the contrast to the white space example of the previous standout. Clearly, this was a very special moment captured here. I thought this artist created a wonderful scene by surrounding the photo with all of the beautiful florals, butterflies and ephemera. The stacked papers and ric rac frame the whole piece nicely.

Muguet – lily of the valley by cocodou

It’s always interesting to me to see the different subjects we each document through our scrapbook pages. This is a simple, lovely acknowledgement of the beauty of a flower. I absolutely loved this one. Beautiful and very cool framing of the photo. Loved the texture of the background paper. The brush square mat between the framed photo and the background provided a nice transition between the two. Really gorgeous page.

Travel the World by Paigetaylorevans

I don’t often feature designers in standout posts. But, this one was so unique in how she used the patterned paper and created the background chevrons, I just had to include it in today’s post. This is a real-life paper page, and those chevrons were created with love and effort! (I appreciated the accompanying video, detailing the process!) This colorful, fun background could work for so many themes! Loved how Paige created her travel page here, with the accompanying fun elements, well done.

This is Us by tiramisu

Well, okay, since I’m featuring one designer today, I’ll feature another! I love how this designer used her own kit here. Fabulous, amazing framing of the butterfly, and that shadow-work is remarkable! I love the repeat word and placement of the word art. The seemingly haphazard little black squiggle thread is an important feature of this design. Such a lovely page.

Cousins by agoymerac

I love the way Addie used repeat patterns and elements on this page to create such a dynamic look. The natural tone of the background papers lends itself well to this technique, and helped to showcase the bright photos. Loved the angles! The butterfly evolution toward the middle version is a great trick for keeping the eye focused toward the center of the page where the photos rest. Great design here.

How fun were those? If you enjoyed today’s picks, please click on the linked titles and leave the artist some well-deserved praise. Have a great weekend!

2 thoughts on “Finger Pointing — April 27th

  1. Thank you so much for adding my page here ~ makes me so proud being among these amazing artist ~ sorry for being this late – seems I dont get mail any more when your page is updated

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