Finger Pointing – February 25th

Happy Monday everyone! Today the snow is melting slightly and the sun is shining so I am hopeful that Spring may be on its way. Browsing the galleries this morning was a treat as usual. I’m always in awe of how many wonderful pages are posted each day which definitely makes it difficult to pick just six of them. Today we have:

Disney Silhouette by Mum23ms, a lovely photo-less b/w page with touches of red. I love that she’s scrapped her son’s silhouette from a trip to Disney. A great mix of contrasting papers and tiny elements create the perfect backdrop for the silhouette.

Next up is Celebrate by Kelly Janes. This amazing layout jumped out of the gallery. I love that its a paper page  with a fabulous design, paint, stitching,  and layering, plus the vibrant colors with the black and white photos really pop – love it!!!

In Love by Karna is such a lush treat for the eyes. I almost don’t know where to start! Beautiful composition, cluster work and shadowing along with those sweet photos. She’s added lots of texture with the blending and masking of the background, the cut-out title and splashes of red all come together to create a wonderfully cohesive page.

I just love Why Fit In? By Electra.  Its such bright, fun and whimsical art journal page. The quote is great and those cute owls she’s chosen to complement it are perfect.

All Aboard by CJR_Scraps is my next pick. A vibrant travel page with great titlework and colorful layered brushwork behind the photo. The pops of blue, flag bunting and two clusters in opposing corners complete the page beautifully.

Rounding out my picks for today is another colorful page, Seas the Day by Neverland Scraps. This page has a fun play on words in the title and such a great contrast between the sepia toned photos and brightly colored circle elements and clusters. I love the blended background photo and dimension added with all the themed elements.

That’s all from me today, I hope you enjoyed my picks.  If you love the pages, please leave a bit of love to the awesome artists. It only takes a minute. Have a wonderful week and see you next time.

Finger Pointing – February 4

Good evening everyone, Jane here on a crisp, chilly Monday. I can hardly believe that we are already four days into February. January seemed to fly by and I have been noticing the days getting longer, although not warmer just yet. I had a few chores to do this morning, but I’ve loved browsing all the galleries this afternoon. Here are my picks for today.

Smile by DivaMom96 – Don’t you just love those sweet photos and the wonderful clean white space design. A splash of paint to provide a pop of color and some texture on the background paper provide a great backdrop for the photos.

Prop Love by Corrin – I love how the film strip format for these cute photos works absolutely perfectly with the elements she has chosen to create a mini scene. The red patterned paper and black stitching really bring your attention to the central design.

Hope by Sylvia is another beautifully designed white space page. The inked grid used as a background draws your eye right to the photo. I love the word art and tiny scattered elements she’s used to complete a lovely page.

Great Big Sigh by Charlotte M has a huge impact in the gallery with the black background and strong vertical design, not to mention that wonderful photo of her pup. I love the mix of elements she’s used to create the clustered border, just fabulous!

Love by AnikA68 is another page with a fabulous vertical design. I love the eye catching crop on the photo and great contrast between the b/w and the colorful mix of elements attached to the row of stitching.

Finally, we have High Flight by Helenedubois which jumped out of the gallery with the stunning 3D titlework. I love how she’s used repetition of the photo but given it different photo treatments. The paint and textures add the perfect final touch to a spectacular artsy page.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the layouts I’ve chosen today. If you get time, please leave a little love in the galleries for the well deserving artists.

Finger Pointing – January 22

Hello everyone! We are now two thirds of the way through January, which makes me very happy, especially noticing the days just getting a little bit longer. Although we have had a very mild winter here so far. I even saw some snowdrops blooming when I was out walking yesterday. The galleries have been filled with gorgeous layouts lately. I think everyone must be scrapping more than usual this month.

Starting us off today is this gorgeous page created for a progressive scrap challenge – PSDay5 by Grace. I love the beautiful and somewhat whimsical art doll Grace has created, with the angled stitched papers and dreamy word art. The whole page makes me think Spring!

 

My next pick is American Dreamer by MusicMom3. I was originally drawn to the beautiful collage of blended images here. Then I read the meaning behind the choice of images and totally fell in love with the page.

The Little Red Chair by Tinkerbell1112 leapt out of the gallery this morning with the fabulous title work and those splashes of red paint, contrasting perfectly with the polka dotted b/g paper. To top it all off, there’s a great story to go along with the page.

Here’s another page which popped in the galleries this morning, Charted Year Summary by Stacia. I can’t begin to imagine how much time it took to pick and place all of those photos on this page. It certainly paid off as she has created an amazing effect she has created in the end!

I love the selective coloring, photo treatment and wonderful reflection on Amours Toujours by Beaute. She has added just a few sweet elements and some great word art to create a lovely artsy page.

To round out my choices for today here is Currently by Iowan. There are so many papers and elements on this page, stacked and shadowed perfectly. By using only two main colors with a pop of the third, a clean journal font, and subtle numbering of her list, she has maintained a fabulously cohesive look.

I hope you have enjoyed my eclectic choice of pages today. Please remember to leave some love in the gallery for the awesome artists featured today.

Fingerpointing – Dec 9th/10th

I have to apologize for being so late with my post. I disappeared down the Christmas decorating and family visiting rabbit hole yesterday and didn’t emerge until this morning. I do love the Christmas season with all the activities and family to see but it seems as though everything else gets put on hold.

Its been so good to just sit and browse the galleries this morning. There are so many wonderful seasonal pages being posted, it was difficult to narrow my choices down to six.

2018 Day 4 by Another Amanda – I had quite a giggle when I saw this page. Your child’s first visit with Santa for the first time is often not the experience you hope for as a parent. I just love the humor with which she’s scrapped these photos. A great clean design, with paint, stitching and felt elements to add some wonderful texture.

 

Christmas Time by Marleen is such a feast for the eyes. Beautifully serene, monochromatic images all combined together to create a lovely harmonious page. What a magical Christmas card this would make.

 

My next pick is on the other end of the color spectrum. Have a Dino-mite Christmas by Carrie 1977 is a very fun, bright and cheerful page. A wonderfully imaginative non traditional Christmas card, perfect for those who live in warmer climates.

Snowy Day by Kelly M really caught my eye in the gallery with the cut out star background, scatterings of stars and lovely clusters to frame those sweet photos. I love the clean and modern papers she’s used to create her page.

Isn’t that Christmas tree amazing with the great shadowing and mix of cute puppy photos in PJs by Pschozoe. The cedar branches and wood patterned paper create the perfect backdrop for this page, along with her use of the title as the tree trunk – very creative and fun.

Last but definitely not least is another spectacular Christmas Tree created from an amazing mix of gold elements. Placed on a black background, Peace by Miki is absolutely stunning.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today. Please remember to leave some love for the artists in their galleries and have a wonderful week.

Fingerpointing – November 27th

This morning dawned very grey and gloomy but has brightened up considerably this afternoon. Jane here today, and I’m just thankful that fall is hanging in around here for the time being. After spending some time in the galleries this afternoon, I was surprised to find today I had, unintentionally, picked a number of monochromatic pages with touches of color. I wonder if there are more in the galleries right now because of the changing seasons or whether I was just drawn to them today.

Here is my first pick of the day.  Wintry Silence by Marijke has a wonderfully moody winter photograph, beautifully framed and accented with small cluster providing a touch of color. I love how she’s added those tiny inky footprints along the path.

I couldn’t resist this sweet puppy photo in The Long Road Home by Barb. Touches of color in the puppy and the lovely golden spray of leaves and cones provide welcome sense of warmth on this page. I love all the texture provided by the framing of the photo.

Christmas Morning by Neverland Scraps jumped out of the gallery with its cute By the Tree photo, glittery black background and colorful array of elements, all perfectly shadowed combined with a great mix of patterned papers.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Leahblahblah is photo-less page with a delightful mix of seasonal elements and word art. Wouldn’t it make a wonderful card or cover for a December Daily album?

My next choice, Love by AnikA68, is another monochromatic page with a splash of color created for a selective color challenge. This technique really enables elements to stand out on a page. I love the mix of soft white, textured, painted elements used to create the backdrop to the photo.

My final pick of the day is this striking winter page, Snow Baby by Chaos Lounge. I love the repetition of the photo and circular framing, along with the soft blues and greys. The starburst arrangement of papers really draws your eye to the photo and lovely cluster of flowers.

I hope you enjoyed my picks for today. Please try to remember to leave a little love in the galleries for those artists mentioned.

 

Finger Pointing – November 19th

Since I did my last blog post, we have a beautiful new baby granddaughter in our house. Of course, I’ve been taking lots of pictures of her and thinking about ways to scrap them. When I came to look through the galleries today, this first page jumped right out at me.

I absolutely love the white space design and tonal tinting of the different photos in Portrait of Peyton by Zlemon. The pink polka dot paper is perfect as is the quote by Julia Roberts – a sweet  and clean  page.

What a great perspective on the photo in this next page, Westminster Abbey by Wendymck. I love the monochromatic look and the trailing cluster with the camera, while the blending and wonderful paint and brushwork layered in the background add so much interest to the page.

My next pick is Cocktail Smarties by Meryl. I couldn’t resist those adorable little faces in this fun series of photos beautifully arranged on the page. The touches of red in the photos really pop against the black background, while the choice of gold for the journaling, titlework and stamps balances the red and black perfectly and creates a cohesive page.

Takekwondo by Scrappin2girls is my next pick. I love the clean graphic look of this next page, with the great mix of fonts and qcode addition is absolutely awesome work! Its always difficult to get good photos during activity classes, when there’s so much going on in the background. The artist has avoided the problem here by extracting two photos and placing them perfectly on the page.

Christmas layouts are beginning to pop up in the gallery now which brings me to my last two picks today.

Christmas by Miekster has a sweet black and white photo accented by layers of colorful background mats, then framed by colorful handwritten word art. I love how she’s overlapped some of the word art onto the photo – a delightful seasonal page!

Merry Christmas by magnolia 2907 is another lovely seasonal page. I love the shelf she’s created with the layered paperstrips, the adorable photo, little scene with the santa and trees, then the perfectly shadowed sleigh dangling down, draws your eye to the lower word art and accents. Fabulous!

These are my picks for today!  Congratulations if you are featured, and, if you love the pages, please don’t forget to leave a little love for the artists. Each LO is linked to the original gallery. Thanks for stopping by. 

Finger Pointing – October 26th

I can’t believe October is almost over already! We have had a glorious month here, filled with warmth and bright sunshine. This morning that all changed though, we woke to wind, rain and low cloud cover. I’m so glad we have most of our yard work finished as I’d much rather be inside this afternoon, drinking hot tea and enjoying all the beautiful art work posted in the galleries. Here are my picks for today.

I love how JenEm has used one of her squash photos in a watery mask to form a colorful background for the framed photos in Autumn Colors. She’s blended in some lovely leaf brushes, subtle title work and a few additional elements to complete a gorgeous fall page.

Go Play by Barbara Houston is a wonderful page recalling her childhood memories of playing in the leaves in the fall. The vibrancy of the main blended photo is offset by the sepia tones of the two smaller pictures. The crinkled paper background and a few perfect, fall elements add the final touch to a lovely page. Be sure to go and read the journaling.

Bonfire Smores by g8rbeckie is up next. Another spectacular fall page today, this one with a soft watercolor paper background. I really love how she’s layered the papers and created a frame with all those fun doodled elements around her photos.

The clean and simple design of Ordinary Day by Sucali jumped out of the gallery today. This artist always creates striking, minimalist pages. I love the color palette she’s used, the stitched top banner, and angled design with the background splashes of paint which draw your eye down to the sweet black and white photo and clean title work.

Next up is To Live the Life by Margje. I love the background she has created with those awesome geometric elements/brushes which balance the sketchy treatment of the photo beautifully. The blending is amazing and I have to admit I’m in love with that quote too!

My final pick today is Pretty in Pink by jirseve. To start with I love those gorgeous flower clusters with the perfect shadowing, the background watercolor and script brushes and, finally, the pink and grey color palette gives the whole page a wonderfully soft, romantic feel.

I hope you enjoyed my picks for today. Please don’t forget to go a leave a little love for the artists featured, just click on the links to their pages. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.