Finger Pointing – 13th April

Hey,

Happy Saturday to you all!

I hope you are having a great weekend so far? I’ve been having a quiet day, just hanging out with Hubby. It’s a beautiful day here in Tampa and my morning walk was especially pleasant today.

Huyentrang43 – Spring Vibes

This is such a pretty page. I feel the spring vibes! Super cute photo too. I love her amazing shadows and the pattern-mixed circles.

Tiffany Scraps – Noted

I love the soft colours here, especially with the black & white photo. The minimal elements really makes the journaling and the photo the hero.

Tativero – Love That

This is stunning. I love the elegant old-world feel of this page. The layers are wonderful and her shadows are perfection. The muted palette is lovely, with the brush work adding extra colour.

lencik_vredny – Hidden Places

Another pretty layout. I really love the composition here, the way she has arranged her photo cluster to align with the tear in the paper, is awesome and totally leads your eye into all the details. I love alpha beads and the way they have been used here is perfect. the amazing photo really shines in amongst all the fabulous details.

Leablahblah – Growing

Can we just take a moment and swoon at the most amazing cluster ever!! It is the most beautiful thing ever and must have taken ages to create. I feel like’s a flower crown for Lea in a key moment in her life. Gorgeous photos, she looks stunning.

Keepscrappin – Noted

I love everything about this. The soft colours are wonderful and make the black & white photo pop off of the page. I love the faded lines in the background, breaking up the background a bit.

Please go and show these talented scrappers some love. Hope you find some scrapping time this weekend.

Claire x

 

 

Finger Pointing – March 16th

Hey,

Happy Weekend to you all. It is finally warm again here and I am loving it!

I finally came inside and had a cup of coffee and a browse through the galleries 🙂

jaye – Welly boots

I love this! The barely noticeable title, the split photo and that red umbrella! Perfection, love how clean it is, really leading you to the awesome photo. The rainy paper framing the page is a nice touch.

Marnel – BH

Marnel’s pages always make me swoon. And this one did too! I love the half a heart, really bringing home the point of her stunning page. I love how she has layered all the frames, papers and lacy elements. The clusters are stunning too. And don’t get me started on her amazing shadows, just a truly spectacular page.

EllenT – Click

The colour palette here is so lovely, I love the softness of it. I am a big fan of pattern mixing, can’t let all those beautiful papers go to waste. I like that Ellen has some symmetry to how she has used the papers. The whole page is just very pretty.

Thuria – Zest for Life

Such a sweet and happy photo. Love how she has framed it with little pieces of paper, ellies and all that wonderful paint. Great way to apply stitches to anchor the whole thing and the title.

Marijke – Dreams Come True

What an amazing page, the mirrored blend = SWOON!! I love it. The blended background is fabulous, I love the softness to it all, with the delicate flowers and balloon just showing through.

Tativero – Memory

I love this, the faded photos work so well with the grungy background she has created. I love the pops of purple, bringing a little bit of colour to the page, but not too much. Stunning.

That’s all from me!

I hope you will go and show these talented scrappers some love. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Cx

 

 

Finger Pointing – March 2nd 2024

Hey there!

Welcome to MARCH!!! Can you believe it is March already?

I have been a busy bee today, gardening, watching the first F1 race of the season, sewing, and cardmaking. It has been a magical day.

I thoroughly enjoyed my browse though the galleries today, there are some gorgeous layouts out there.

wombat146 – Fly Away

Ona’s pages always blow me away. She is a physical art journaler, and I think it shows in her pages. The background feels like it has been hand-stenciled. I love the monochromatic feel of this page, with just the pop of white breaking up the black and kraft colour palette. Her blending is unreal and I love the big title that feels like it is leaping off the page.

LisaMT – Timeless Memories

The photo really embodies the theme of the page. Seems like a happy moment captured forever, with the multiple wordarts reinforcing that. I love the composition of Lisa’s page and that there are several layers if you look closely. I love how the muted colour palette lets the photo be the hero.

HeyJude – Art Helps Me Breathe

I just love everything about this. All the fabulous layers, her use of alphas and wordstrips. It’s stunning and the photo is perfect for the message. I can’t stop looking at this layout, at first I was convinced it was a paper layout because the shadows are so realistic. It’s just so beautiful.

isDK – Mix of Rain and Snow

This is gorgeous. I love the background paper, it adds an additional dimension to the page. The colour palette coordinates so well with the photo. The minimal elements are perfectly shadowed and I like the musical theme running through the whole page.

Agata – Wistfulness

A really heartfelt page, with a perfect choice of quote. The yellow background really makes the photo and the elements pop. I love the title work, it’s gorgeous and her shadows are perfect.

ajm – Yugen

Such a striking page, it leapt out at me. I love the striped background. And that large cluster with a mix of stamps, brushes and elements, just so impactful and pretty. The photo is just perfect here, nestled into that gorgeous cluster.

I hope you will go and show these talented scrappers some love. Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope you get some scrapping time in.

Claire x

 

Finger Pointing – 23rd February 2024

Hey there everyone,

Sorry I am so late, but its my Dad’s last day with us before he returns to London, so after work I spent some QT with him.

As the Winter starts to ebb away, you can feel the change in the galleries.

Anja_77 – Simple Things

Love the elegance of this and the beautiful clusters that Anja has created. The soft colour palette tones really well with the photos.

Jheri – Sunshine

The composition of this page is fantastic, all the layers and the painty mess behind the photos are perfect. I love the duplicated photo, I need to remember this! I am always a fan of a big ribbon tail! Her journaling made me smile, you can see in her photos that she loves working from home.

crazycat1126 – Winter Sunshine

I love everything about this page, the colours are just amazing and the big cluster really draws your eye into the blended / masked photo. The hill paper just works so very well. The bird stamp is a really nice finishing touch.

*sylvia* – This Doesn’t Come Easy

I am such a big fan of Sylvia’s and this page is just gorgeous. I love the simple wide striped background. The small amount of elements and papers used creates such a big impact. And the muted colour palette works perfectly with the photo.

kristalund – You Are Enough

The super adorable photos lured me in here! I love the b&w photos paired with the wonderful colour palette. The hearts all over this page are a great detail and I love how many different kinds there are.

cinderella2009 – In Life’s Big Parade

This is just such a perfect example of a digital mixed-media page. It is fabulous. The image/sketch really brings to life the quote and Cindy’s shadows are just to die for!

That’s all for me, I will see you at some point in March. I hope you will go and show these talented scrappers some love. Have a fabulous weekend and get some scrapping time in.

Claire

Finger Pointing – February 3rd.

Hey everyone Claire here,

Happy weekend to you all! I am prepping for the arrival of my Dad next week and our annual cruise = WHOOP!

I took a moment to myself to browse through the galleries and it’s such a wonderful mix of love and winter. I really like the contrast.

Joansmor – Cabin in the Woods

The elegance of this layout just makes me so happy! I love that Joan has chosen to limit her embellishments and paint to the minimum to give a lot of lovely white space so that amazing photo just shines! I love it all!

IntenseMagic – Love Bug

We rarely feature each other here at GSO, for obvious reasons, but I could not resist this layout by Jan our amazing leader. I just love her oodles of pretty patterned layers, the clusters are gorgeous and the background is a bit of a jaw-dropper and all of that before I even get to the super cute photo!!

HeatherH – Love You

I was drawn in by the amazing border that Heather has created here. Bold, bright colours work so well with the b&w photo, making it really stand out. The mix of styles and the feel of crayon, just works so well. It’s such a eye-catching page.

Cinderella – Heart

 

I love art journal pages. They always feel like they came from deep within someone’s imagination and heart. I really love this one, it’s so pretty, and the simple but impactful journaling or quote really works for me. The cluster around the heart balloon is so beautiful and perfectly shadowed. This page just made me feel so peaceful.

Scrapchyck – Liz

White space, but pink?! Yes please! I love the almost monochrome feel to this page. The pops of yellow and the tightly clustered focal point are so perfect here. I love the little piece of paint, anchoring the whole thing perfectly.

annachris70 – Hello Winter!

I admit it, I am a sucker for patterned paper layers! The ones on this page are amazing! I love the stack with the minimal elements, so the photos are the focal point. The sketchy/drawn border is a lovely finishing touch. I just love the feel of white space here, even though the cluster/paper stack is large-ish. Very clever.

That’s all from me, I hope you enjoyed these layouts and will go and show these talented scrappers some love.

I’ll see you post my cruise! I hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend and get some scrapping time in.

Claire x

Finger Pointing – Jan 20th

Hey,

Happy Saturday everyone!

I hope you are having a great weekend? I am having a great one, fun brunch this morning and now NFL playoffs and some scrapping time.

The galleries are full of gorgeousness this weekend.

immaculeah – Free Spirit

This is so beautiful. I love the nature feel to the page, really suits the photo. The stacked papers, just peeking at the bottom are a really nice touch. And I just love her big smile in the photo.

Roxana – Snow & Mulled Wine

This is incredible!! Roxana’s amazing shadows just bring the whole page alive. And the photo is amazing and perfect nestled in amongst that wonderful layered cluster. I love the scattered word strips giving you a sense of the moment captured in the photo.

Scrap-therapy – Cold Winter Days

I am a big fan of Emily’s pages. And this one is gorgeous. I love the big bright clusters that make winter and the cold feel a bit brighter and warmer. I really love the mixed alphas/words for the title, I am a sucker for these kinds of titles. The dark background with sprinkles of paint, make all the bright clusters pop even more.

estir-bune – For Like Ever

The vertical composition caught my eye here along with all that amazing paint. I love the happiness in the photo and this page. The arrow pointing at the large title is a great detail and I like the unusual photo stack.

Im44west – Sky Above

As a lover of the ocean and the peace it delivers I fell in love with this page. The cracked background is perfect and I just love the cluster under the photos. The whole thing just evokes peace.

Wombat146 – Every Woman

I know that Ona is a physical art journaler too and oh man can you see it here. The amazing background and the cluster, just feel like a physical art journal page. I feel like I could reach out and touch the butterfly. Her shadows are perfection.

I hope you will go and show these talented scrappers some love. Enjoy the rest of your weekend, hopefully you will get some scrapping time too.

Cx

 

Finger Pointing – December 16th

Hey,

Happy Saturday to you all! It is my fave time of the year, NFL football all day on Saturdays! I did get a bit of crafty time this morning before the games started and I have been browsing the galleries whilst watching the game.

Jacinda – Meet and Greet

This is truly spectacular! Jacinda’s shadows are amazing and the whole composition of the page is awesome. I loved the story and the little hand holding Van Gogh. The colours and all the elements are so festive, it is a perfect Christmas page.

Sokee – Missed

I love the layers here. The messy paint, marks, and stamps behind the photos and the layered paper pieces, are perfect. The clean space really makes the embellished corner shine.

Thuria – The Not So Glamorous

I love this so much. The close-up photo is a hoot. I love all the layers and messy threads. The pop of pink is really nice and another page that uses clean space to make the embellished area the star.

Lori Ann – The Little Things

I always love beautifully blended pages. This one is stunning. I love the poem that is a perfect fit for the beautiful portrait. The soft elements, just enhance the image and compliment each other perfectly.

LilachO – Hello Winter

I love seeing designers scrap. I love this layout by Lilach, documenting her trip with her Daughter. The layered papers are so pretty behind her photo and I really love the background paper that feels like snow.

Tiffany Bodily – Frosted

I love everything about this page by Tiffany. The story about the photo is great and helps me to visualise what it must look like outside her home. I love the big white on white cluster and the layered frames are a perfect detail.

That’s all from me, please go and show these talented scrappers some love.

Happy Holidays to you all, I hope you have a magical time with your family and friends and get some scrapping time in over this holiday season.

See you in 2024.

Claire x