As I browsed the galleries today, a couple of thoughts crossed my mind… how many of us scrap in chronological order? How many of us just go with whatever our fancy takes us? How many of us are overwhelmed with photo’s and stories that we don’t know where to start? How many of us struggle with not enough photo’s? How many of us feel like we’re “behind” with our scrapping? I can bet my bottom dollar that there are many of us in each of those camps. I for one, am so far behind on my Project Life, both for last year and this year (yes, I still love that project and I have a Photobook credit for last year that expires next Sunday!) and worst of all, I’ve not kept my diary up to date and my photo’s are in what can only be described as a state of chaos. So, I’m on a wing and a prayer with it all but enough of that, let’s take a look at the pages that wowed me today!
I always love a page with a blended image and some layers on the periphery that provide interest and depth. Around Here by anke is a delightful example and those green and neutral tones are simply the best!
Now if this next page doesn’t scream Spring, I don’t know what does! Hello Spring by aziko is super charming in a cute sort of way. Love the assorted framing, the diagonal backdrop and the wonderful Spring colours that make this page so easy on the eye!
When the Sun Comes Out by keepscrappin packs a punch with all its glorious layered florals and I love how the image is nestled in amongst it all. An interesting page with its unusual backdrop and colour combo… love it!
For me, whimsy is one of the hardest page styles for me to create but janik has done a perfect job with her page entitled Family of Friends. The mix of florals and little creatures compliment the sweet deckle-edged photo and the textured, watercolour backdrop provides the most lovely setting. Just gorgeous!
Pretty minimalistic in style, Breathing Dreams by LDArtist has a certain mystery about it. A pretty little cluster anchors the image nicely and the landscape format makes me question my own stubbornness in continually creating square layouts… would a change in format shake up my scrapping style that I’ve been longing to do for a while? Food for thought, for sure but in the meantime, I love the intrigue that this layout provides. Amazing page!
Ah, those who create art journals and art journal pages, I salute you! A terrific mix of elements on Hopeful by tanteva capture my attention, make me linger as I take in all the detail and make me want to turn the page for the next instalment! Fabulous!
I hope you’ve enjoyed the standouts I’ve shared with you today and that you are inspired to document some memories or stories of your own. When you get a chance, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, I know they will appreciate it. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!