Finger Pointing – July 28th

Well hello there!

Little bit later in the day than usual, as I swapped my days 🙂

I have had such a fun and creative month, I really hope you have too. I can’t believe August is nearly upon us. Make sure you enjoy what is left of the summer!

PMjames – Point of View

I loved the different way that the photos are laid out on this page – clustered around a central photo, but not a really large one. I also really love the mix of colour and b&w photography. The minimal and carefully chosen elements just compliment the page perfectly. When I was reading about this page, turns out it is page 20 of a travel album, so I am going to go back and look at all the other pages.

Cinna – Road Trip Fun

Loving the happy smiles in this photo, looks like the road trip was fun. I really like the layers and the clusters under, around and on top of the photo, really drawing your eye into the photo. It all really pops off of the grungy background and I love the subtle stamped ‘car selfies’ I am all about a car selfie!

CarlaW – Wanderlust

The title paired with the photo made me laugh! I wonder where Carla’s cute kitty is planning to go next? Love the soft blues for the background papers, with the wonderfully bright and full cluster just leaping off the page. I am a big fan of weaving string, twine, ribbon, banners through my pages, so I loved the little peeks of the red twine and the cute banner at the bottom.

Dalis – Where is my Super Suit?

I love love love this! The giant title is wonderful. So inspired to use this kit to document Dalis’ joy at her interview. I love the big ray paper and the b&w photo is perfect, with all the colour pops from the elements, giving the page even more energy.

Michele Hillam – More Please!

The colours and the amazing shadow work made this standout for me. When I read the journaling I couldn’t help but smile. Love that one of her first words was ‘more’ LOL. The grid paper background is really nice and helps the photos, journaling and minimal elements pop. So pretty.

Kiana – Free Yourself

Kiana’s layouts are always so fun and bright. I love the unusual page design here, with peeks of the papers at the edges. The flow across the page is perfect and I love the mix of ‘realistic’ and drawn flowers. The colour palette is so nice, I love the strong blues with the soft pinks and peaches. Again another wonderful example of how great a page can look when you weave a piece(s) of ribbon through your clusters.

Well that is all from me today, I hope you go and show these talented scrappers some love. I’ll see you in August! Keep scrapping and have a wonderful evening.

Claire x

 

Finger Pointing – 16th July

Happy Saturday everyone!

My first post for July. I am loving the very summery feel of all the galleries right now. Everyone getting out there and enjoying their summers. I am enjoying my first summer in Tampa, being so close to the beach is a dream come true.

Christellevandyk – Fun in the Sun

This caught my eye because of the wonderfully oversized cluster!! I love how packed full of different kinds of foliage it is with fun elements tucked in, like the Toucan and the sun charm. I really like seeing clusters that aren’t just about the flowers. The photos are fun and the flamingo floatie outfit made me smile! Great laying of the background papers and you know I love a pattern mix! Such a really pretty summer layout.

alinalove – The Way You Are

How could you not smile and be happy if you saw this?! I love the way the painty rays mimic the rays in the photo – which is amazing. The messy, painty, element-filled cluster is stunning and anchors the photo beautifully and I am just swooning over all the details in it. I also like the idea of the more delicate cluster top right, it really finishes off this beautiful page.

Meibritt – Good Day Today

The photo of the 3 dogs on the bench, all looking at something different is priceless, so awesome to have captured this moment. I love the unexpected use of pink and the scattered sequins make me especially happy. Great layering here, with the messy threads and foliage adding even more interest. The best bit for me is the background paper, totally genius use of it with the 3’s for the 3 dogs!

dawnfarias – Shark Slides

This made me LOL when I saw it. Great use of this kit too, the Shark photo corner?! Amazing. Dawn’s journaling really made me smile, I too love a novelty shoe, and right now, everyone needs a laugh. I really love the way the papers have been stacked to represent the sea / waves and using 2 kinds of shark papers is wonderful. It’s such a simple page, but so very impactful.

tjscraps – Today

The gorgeous smile in the photo caught my eye. I love all the lovely neutral layers here, wonderfully stacked and the small cluster with the word strip is perfect – messy threads tucked in to clusters are another weakness of mine. The whole page has a wonderful neutral feel with just pops of colour from the oranges and the photo. Stunning work.

Marnel – Bed

WOW!! How gorgeous is this?! The amazing clusters, so rich in colour and fullness. I love the circle stitching, creating a really lovely frame for all the sequin scatters and the clusters. And if that is not enough, there is the wonderful stack of papers and the 2 rows of papers that if you look closely are houses! Let’s not forget the gorgeous b&w selfies. I love every single thing about this page and I can’t stop looking at it.

I hope you have enjoyed looking at my picks and will go and show these talented scrappers some love.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I’ll see you soon.

Claire x

Finger Pointing – June 18th

Hi everyone!

I have been a bit awol the last week, as my bestie is here from London, so I have been spending time with her and not at my computer. It has been a lot of fun, bar the spider incident earlier today…

Vrielinkie – Wild Thing

Isn’t this gorgeous! I love the patchwork heart, using all those fun patterns in one tone of coral! Creating the title using a lyric and ‘wild’ alphas is a wonderful touch and the shadow work is perfect. I also like the patchwork background, but using more neutral colours and patterns, to let the heart shine!

Carrie1977 – 100 Percent This

I am a big fan of Carrie’s work; this just jumped out at me! I love the painty, background – the colours are so nice and soft, I really like all the little bits and bobs included – hearts, stars, words, etc. Her layers are lovely, with the small cluster at the front and lots of little elements tucked into her layers. I like that her message is made up of a mixture of journal card and wordbits.

Kiana – A March Muse

I am just fan-girling all over the place today! Kiana’s work always inspires me and I also use her shadow pack for my layouts 🙂 I love the colours here, such a wonderful mix of patterns, but again using the same main colour and using all the possible tones, so pretty. I love the use of Hexagons here, I’m a hexie fan. I love the message here of being your own muse and the photos and the words really tie that message together.

iScrap – Love and Coffee

It’s no secret I love coffee, I had to give up caffeine in January, but I have found some tasty decaf, so it’s all good. I love coffee-themed layouts and I really love the rich colours here and all the fun little clusters that have a mixture of flowers, wordart, hearts and coffee-themed elements.The busy background paper, doesn’t actually feel that busy here, it suits the stacked, full nature of the layout. Love it!

Amandajk – Signature June22

I don’t know if this is allowed or not, but I am including it here because WOW!! If this is her signature, how awesome will her layouts be! I love everything about this. Amanda has created a fun little scene for her signature and there is so much to look at. I love the Giraffe poking out of the car, the painty sunburst, the different flowers, so very creative and special. I feel like this would make a great desk plaque!

Sylvia – Sunshine Days

Final piece of fan-girling from me! Sylvia has to be the Queen of Clean Layouts -right? Her work is so inspiring, she often creates simple, clean layouts that pack a huge punch. This one just proves that you can tell your story without photos, I am 100% with her on her happy place, beach, sea, vacay = yes please. I love the little finishing touches of the camera, the flowers and the scatters.

That’s all from me today, I hope you will go and leave these talented scrappers some love. Happy scrapping, I am off to the beach and I will see you in July.

Claire x

 

 

Finger Pointing – June 4th

Happy Saturday everyone!

I was absent in May, due to so much traveling, but I am back and excited to be here with all the gorgeousness that I am seeing in the galleries to kickstart the month.

Bellbird – What goes up doesn’t always come down!

This made me LOL. I love it, Justine’s journaling is superb and I can just imagine how naughty Steve is! I love all the wordart totally telling a story and the photo of Steve is priceless, I can feel him saying ‘Whatever!’. A storytelling page done to perfection.

Hillary – The Pier

I have a thing for Piers! I think it is because I spent so much time as a child at the seaside with my family, fond memories. Hillary’s photography here is stunning and superbly showcased with the wonderfully striking floral and yellow striped papers. The cute little cluster is great and I love that wordstrip, I am here for all of this page! The big cutout title is wonderful and I am a big fan of adding a subtitle using a scripty font if you use an alpha!

bcgal00 – Soulmates

WOW!! You know I love pattern mixing and Rae has done an amazing job here. This is so artsy with the grungy background and the cutout/sticker style embellishments. I also love the gender-neutral colours. The wordarts are perfect, no journaling needed. And look how happy they are in the photo, making me feel all smooshy.

Trish – Daddy’s Girl

As a Daddy’s girl 😉 I am loving this page. I am 48 and he is still Daddy to me! I love all the great photos that Trish has used, he looks so proud and happy in all of them, and that is lovely to see. I love the pattern mixing of the papers used in the word art and the cute scattered ellies. But really the photos are the hero of this page.

Geek Girl – Small Steps

I am always in awe of layouts that use a pocket page idea to create a kind of art journal-style page. This is fabulous, the messy stitches and different kinds of papers, tickets, and flowers, it’s fabulous. AND it’s all about treating herself to new shoes a huge YAASSS in my book.

Carmel Munro – Berry Happy

How pretty and yummy is this page! Loving the repeated photos and having just got a waffle maker, I am loving how good this looks! I really like the little strawberry ellie on the flower, such a nice touch. All the paint in the background is perfect and helps to anchor the central cluster.

That’s all from me today! I hope you enjoyed these gorgeous pages from these talented scrappers and will go and show them some love.

Have a wonderful weekend, I will see you in a couple of weeks.

Claire x

 

 

Finger Pointing – April 23rd

Hi everyone!

Happy Saturday to you! I hope you are all having a great weekend. I am top and tailing this week for you with my picks 🙂

honeyandcheese – Good Morning

I don’t think I really need to say much about this amazing page – the seamless blending is just amazing and so well done. The little foliage clusters are perfect for the photo and just add a tiny bit of interest to the page, not detracting from the wonderful birdie!

Geek Girl – Beyond Basics

I love rainbows, dogs, and pastels! So this totally jumped out at me. I love the wonderful framing/cluster of elements around the gorgeous dog photo. The little bit of detail in the bottom corner makes it for me, along with her perfect shadowing!

Marnel – is

Big fan of Marnel’s work, I love seeing her gorgeous selfies and her cluster work is always phenomenal! This page is fantastic, I love the notebook and the wonderful clusters scattered around the page. The layers under the photo are great and give the whole page a junk journal feel that I love.

*gina* – Strong

I love the large clean space on this page. The minimal elements are beautifully used and draw your eye into the emotive photo. I also love how clean the colour palette is, really just 2 colours. For me the limited palette really emphasises the strong message.

AnotherAmanda – BART

I love the story behind this photo. You can feel the excitement of Benjamin in the photo. I love the minimal elements used and the torn paper edge. A great example of how to make a photo shine, but still incorporate the odd element/design touch here and there.

Ona Boorman – Dream

I love everything about this! The composition of the page is perfection, I love the paint behind the photo and the fact that the journaling/text is on a circle. Another fabulous example of how minimal elements can be used to enhance your photo, keeping the page elegant and letting the photo be the hero.

That is all for me! I do hope you love my picks today and will go and show these talented scrappers some love. I am off to spend a relaxing evening with Hubby.

Until next time.

Claire x

Finger Pointing – April 18th

Hello everyone,

I hope you all had a Happy Easter or Passover or whatever you might have celebrated this weekend. I had a fun staycation with Hubby and a surprise Easter lunch with friends, which was lovely.

Sokee – Apr22, Week 3 Monthly Muse

This is just so fun, I love the large photo with all the paint and brushes over the top in bold colours and the wonderfully inspiring wordart. Beautiful work from Barbara as always.

Mom2triplets04 – Fly

Another beautiful layout, making painty gorgeousness the focus. The wonderful sketched lady with the paint giving her life is just making me swoon and I love all the details on the edges. The best bit is the inclusion of the small photo of the page creator, I love that she did that.

LDArtist – Play Time

Isn’t just fabulous! I love the extraction and there is so much feeling in his eyes. The poem is gorgeous and works so well with this stunning page. The soft colours and limited elements are perfect and make the photo and the words shine.

Thuria – Together

I love working with torn papers and I love seeing how other people use them. This is just so wonderful, all the pattern mixing, making me so very happy. The small cluster, with all the string/twine and paints in the backgound are perfect. The icing on the cake for me is the hilarious photo. Why do kids love to poke adults in the face?

Keepscrappin – Why Not

One of the things I really love about Keepscrappin’s layouts is the way she writes the subject and date on all of her pages. I love that small attention to detail. The photo blended into the background, mixed with all the paint is lovely. The colours work so well with the sweet happy photo of Megan and I love that large ribbon with its perfect shadow.

Ninigoesdigi – Spring Finally

I just love the limited colour palette here, brought to life with the gorgeous pattern mixing! The strips, tape and paint add so much detail to the page. I love it. And the photo of the cherry blossom is stunning, I can feel the spring vibes.

I hope you enjoyed these layouts by these talented artists. I do hope you will go and show them some love and are inspired by the gorgeousness above.

Until next time.

Claire x

 

 

 

 

Finger Pointing – March 18th

Hey everyone, happy Friday!

I have had the most wonderful 3 weeks, as my Momma came to visit us in Tampa for the first time and it was SO fun. I didn’t do much scrapping whilst she was here, but I did look at the galleries every night, as they make me so happy.

Katell – Happy

I love the wonderful white space here, that consists of teeny tiny dots. The pops of colour work so well with the b&w photo. The whole page is so simple and elegant, feels like the start of Spring.

AJM – Hello

I love it when the main focal point is a central cluster. Love the use of brushes/stamps here behind all the layered papers and photos are fabulous. The large cluster with flowers and foliage is gorgeous. The colours are so pretty and I love the newsprint edging, I am a sucker for a newsprint element.

Mcurtt – No Big Deal

I am a big fan of Marilyn’s work and this just blew my mind! It is so thought-provoking with all the cleverly used word art and flairs. I love the lady in the background, with all the grungy paints, flairs and flowers laid over her. Just visually stunning.

Jak – Young, Wild and Free

Another fantastic example of a central cluster / focal point! I just LOVE all of the wonderful paper layers here, with flowers and foliage tucked in. The use of stamps and paint is really well done and adds even more colour to this fun page. Oh to be Young, Wild and Free again 😉

Kiana – Be Flawsome

Kiana is SO creative, it took me a minute to spot the repeat photo of her in the background, just SO well done. I love it. The pops of colour in her fun cluster bring the page to life and I love the touches of paint and brushes under her clusters.

Romajo – You Are My Anchor

Isn’t this gorgeous! So simple, yet wonderfully impactful. I love the bokeh paper, adding interest to the page and that wonderful row of nautical buttons! Fantastic use of the elements, creating a little cluster / border around the and under the photo. I love layouts like this that are clean, but not.

That’s all for me today, I do hope you will go and show these talented scrappers some love. Have a wonderful weekend, I will be mainly chilling, watching the first grand prix of the season (whoop) and getting in some scrapping time.

Be safe and well until next time.

Claire x