Finger Pointing – February 13th

Happy chilly Saturday all! Where I live it has warmed up to a balmy -5 degrees with a windchill making it feel like -20 degrees. Did I mention that it has warmed up? Yeah. Needless to say, I’m staying inside by the fire today (which is making me happy but my dog a bit unhappy)! I’ve gotten to scrap two pages today already and now I’m perusing the galleries for beautiful layouts to share with you so, while life is very chilly, it is good!

Traveling Light by lizziet5 | This page speaks to me. I love the crop of the photo. The journaling is wonderful. You’ve gotta love a travel themed page. I love that she’s writing in the third person. I love the titling on the right and her word strips. Simply everything on this page is absolute perfection!

Dream by Renate | I love the bright colors and the paintwork on this page. I like the journaling in the thought balloon and curved atop the paint within the doodled circles. What a wonderful rainbow photo framed atop the rainbow. this is just a really happy, inspirational page.

Life is Sweet by Alinalove | This is another cheery page. I love the bright colored hearts and the painted clouds. I like the photo effect/coloring she used on the photo. That metal cupid charm was a perfect addition to this page. Oh … and of course that painted title work is gorgeous!!

LOD 2021 – Feb 13th – Kristin Aagard by CharlotteM | At first I was drawn to the framing of that beautiful winter scene then, as I looked at the page further, I enjoyed the muted blues with the little pop of green. I really like the way the artist tucked in the snowflakes and the element cluster with the white painted fence. It’s such a pretty winter scene/page!

Begin with Gratitude by OKate | This page is absolutely, positively STUNNING. Everything about it just makes me smile. I love that wood frame and the way she’s got the patterned paper and the bird and butterfly tucked behind it. I love the way she used the flowers and leaves to make a bouquet of flowers tied up with string to top the pretty framed flower photo. The pinks and the greens on this page are absolutely lovely. Perfection!

Me by navaja77 | And last but most definitely not least is another bright, happy art journaling styled page. The colors are great and I like that the artist used a black and white photo with all those colors. I love the different textures of the elements and the dimension of the paints and elements. I like the way she’s surrounded the page with colorful paints and the way she used the elements to draw your eye to the photo. Wonderful!

That’s it for me today. I hope you enjoyed the layouts I chose to share. It’s tough to keep a post to only 6 pages. If you’ve got a moment and feel so inclined, the layouts are all linked in this post, so you can leave the artists a little love. Happy Saturday and wishing you a happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow.

Happy scrapping!

Barbara

Finger Pointing – January 24th

Hello! I hope you’re all doing well. This is my first post of the new year and I say and feel with cautious optimism that 2021 will EVENTUALLY be a better year than 2020. (It’d be tough to be worse than 2020.) I know we still have a long way to go before life is “normal” again but’s it bound to get better, right?! We all just need to stick together and take care of each other. That’s alway a good way to live though, isn’t it?

My hope is that if all goes well maybe someday I’ll even get to travel somewhere (other than around the neighborhood to walk my sweet dog) and I’ll have some interesting photos to scrap and stories to tell. I can hope, right?!

Duluth Lake Walk by Stephanie_E | What a beautiful winter scene. I love the blending of the photo and the grungy doodles, along with the grungy font the artist chose. Framing the photo in a window frame is such a great idea! As for the photo … I love the colors of the buildings popping out in the photo! The Duluth lake walk is only a 2 hour drive from me so I’m sure I’ve walked this area at some point. đŸ™‚

Together by cyranoscrap | What a fun selfie with the happy faces and the blue sky peeking through the smiles! What a great composition with the beautiful painted flowers and leaves in the background in the colors of the title and elements. The pops of color along with the smiling faces makes for such a happy page!

Nostalgic by Angel Scrap | What great dimension and shadow work in this page! Her great use of white space really draws your eye and makes the photo pop. I love all the details in the title cluster with the buttons and sequins and paint. the alpha she used for the title is so fun!

Fly by Quilty Mom | Ahhh … this photo capture the joy of traveling and seeing the world. (I miss travel so very much!) I love the colors of the sunrise (or sunset?) and I really love the way the letter Y in the title turns into an airplane and then she’s set a dimensional airplane atop it. It’s so fun! It’s just all in all a lovely page!

SSL: All In A Row – Literally by smcloone | Absolutely gorgeous! I love a page created with a full sized photo! I love the texture you can see coming through the photo and the way she laid out her title. I like the dimension on the outside of the page and the brushwork set atop it. Did you notice the brushwork and date set at an angle on the rail? Love that!

Make Your Own Music Banner by shannonc | What a happy page! I love the bright pops of colors, particularly the way she perfectly matched the reds/oranges to the colors in the background of the photo. I really like the angled blue patterned paper with the arrows directing your eye to the photo. I like the strips of black and the doodled orange lines along the edge. It’s just such a cheery page!

I hope you enjoyed the photos I chose for you today. I’ve linked the pages so if any of these beautiful pages speak to you, I’m sure the artists would appreciate any love you care to share with them.

Happy scrapping and please stay safe all!

Barbara