Hello, its Jane posting late on a breezy, spring day. Our snow is finally gone and the spring bulbs are beginning to bloom around here. We’ve actually been getting some yard clean up work done. Browsing the galleries this evening, I found far too many pages for my post, so I’ve had to narrow it down once again!
First up tonight is Its a Wonderful Life by Zwyck. I’m always amazed by this artist’s beautiful brushwork and blending. The touches of blue in the button and background water color brushes complement the sweet photo perfectly. All the little details added with the art strokes, splatters and texture combine to create a simply lovely page.
Its refreshing to find a page in the galleries still celebrating snow at this time of year! I couldn’t resist A Bit More Snow by Corrin. Aren’t those photos fun! I love the movement she has created on her page with the mix of shadowed and cut-out chevron paper and the vertical lines of stitching and ink. The touches of yellow really draw your eye.
In Between by Tia Adair is my next pick. I love the mix of circular elements on this page and great clusters of flowers which surround the beautiful photo. The photo still shines through because of the contrast between the b/w in the picture and colorful mix of elements and papers. Being a teenager is definitely a tricky time of life and the definition captures it perfectly.
Amazingly, I found a second wonderful teenager layout in the galleries tonight. Teenager by Sylvia, is a fabulous tongue in cheek page, with a great messy white space design! I love the doodles, stitching and splatters drawing your eye to that cute photo. The splattered border is a great final touch.
Next up is Garden of Eden by Clin d’Oeil. This delightful spring page (are those pasque flowers) just makes me happy! I love how that photo is so dimensional and is perfectly framed by the paper layers. Some subtle script brushwork and a little shovel with trailing thread add the perfect final touches to this page.
My final pick for today is Cat and Dog Together by JennNtheBoys. I love the neutral color palette here and her bold chipboard title work. There’s a masterful mix of layered elements and background brushwork framing the photo. Plus, who can resist a page about cats and dogs getting along – not me!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today. Please remember to leave a little love for these amazing artists in the galleries.