Hello again! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! To us here (in the UK, though I imagine the rest of the world is in more or less the same page!), is a bit of an uncertain feeling, with all that is happening all over the world tinted with that uncertain feeling, but you do not want me with my old woman’s thought just now LOL I’m here to share with you some of the awesome pages posted yesterday. As usual, the HUGE, amazing variety of talents we have doesn’t make it too easy, but here they are, hope you love them and get inspired as much as we, at the GSO team, do!!!
Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living!
This is Why Not? by cinderella, one of the most amazing, versatile, prolific and gifted talents we have in this industry. I’m delighted because she is usually in our 7 days list when I want to show case her pages…. I saw this before release and fell in love so so much!!!!! Her creativity and clever ideas are on show here, the marvelous amount of elements and still a fresh, clean look, a mixture of textures and so much to discover. Love the way in which she framed the page, those shadows are perfection and the spirit the whole thing has an impact that makes me smile all the way!!!!
Moving from the whole page covered, elements galore style to the elegance of the minimalist, a page from one of my Queens of Elegance, another one I usually haven’t the pleasure of feature as my colleagues love her as much as I do, this is Life Right Now by JenEm. Her power to translate whole stories into a minimalist composition is extraordinary, her photography takes us to beautiful places, lets us have a closer look at gorgeous wild life like this, and her journaling always giving an insight on her daily life… Love those blocks that reflect the photo’s light, the awesome shadows that give a depth and the details of buttons placed here and there, all together awesomeness!!!
Another marvelous creative, a new discovery to me, is 202105_Week1_MuseChallenge by CaroB71. Love the collage feel, the amazing way in which all seems to be thrown into the page casually, but so carefully thought at the same time. The mixture here is beautiful : paints and word art, wood, paper & cardboard never felt more at home, love that messy thread playing on being the hair and all those little bits holding together… gorgeous all over, and with an uplifting message!
Another one of my newer discoveries, I think in the past couple of years she has been filling my heart with her gift for turning everyday life into magical stories in the page…. She is KingsQueen82 and she calls this Rainy Days. Every page of hers tells us stories and she creates scenes that give music to the heart! The impact of the purple calling the attention to the photos – love how the sequence gives movement and keeps telling the story!- the amazingly beautiful background in which I can see a bit of a city landscape, that beautiful rainbow (that is so perfect to pair that marvelous smile in the top photo!) those umbrellas and, my most favorite element of all time: the clouds that are so beautiful, all shadowed in the most amazing way! Wonderful all over!!!!
Again, a wonderful Layout artist that only came into my everyday inspiration in the past couple of years (the pandemic has given me, after all, a number of great things!) The page is called Nature, and she is Kjersti. Her creations, all, have the quality to make my heart happy… her family and herself would look perfectly at ease in a glossy magazine, those smiles and the family feel always present, every page is a delight! Love how here all those qualities are so beautifully set in such a green environment, and truly appreciate the presence of the masks. The composition is beautiful, amazing little patterns popping out here and there, marvelous clusters that almost look like part of the photography… love the way the title work is on a beautiful piece of wood, plus the journaling that tells of the outing (to Japanese Gardens, which I love!) makes me want to go back in time, when we here were able to do this kind of thing here!
Next is Lovely by SweetChar, again, a newly discovered talent…this one also keeps me in awe and also makes me smile each and every time, even with her avatar! This is such a beautiful page in every way possible: a Mother’s Day card, which she printed and sent to her mum. The photo is precious (more amazingly beautiful people! her whole family!) and here, as she always does, there is so much beauty in her clusters, the gorgeous choices of elements, the papers that fit perfectly and all is crowned by shadows that enhance that beauty… I’m almost jealous of the perfection of the shadowing in the crochet borders…absolutely amazing!
As Friday galleries are always loaded with talent, I am allowing myself to bring you a couple more pages, both authors amazingly talented!!! This one is Little Sprout by marijke, an amazingly talented, brilliant Queen of Elegance of mine, who lately has been showing us that she can fill the whole page and create the magic she does as wonderfully as with her minimalist pages… The blending here is out of this world, seamless, perfect, the little bits & pieces added that lift the page to an even higher level… LOVE the bits of thread, perfectly shadowed, the green leaves that almost become part of the photography, all completed with the gorgeous shade of pink (salmon?) in those borders and the flowers… marvelous ALL!!!!
Last but not in the slightest way least (and I am so sure you all agree with me…) is Walking… by Marleen. This superbly talented artist that creates art pieces that make me think of high fashion designer labels, often takes me back in time to the 1920’s to the 60’s which are my favorite. Love this with the impact of contrast in black and white and the wonderful way in which the yellow is used, the perfection of those brushes/paint strokes that make the floor and create the perfect dimension and perspective… and all those brushes behind the image, which, if I am not mistaken, she created herself. Either way, this is so amazing! As always, she brings elegance and amazing creativity to the galleries!!!!
This is all from me today. Hope you enjoy these amazing creations as much as we at The GSO do! Please, remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Also, do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living! Have a brilliant weekend!!!