Finger Pointing, September 8th

Hey there and welcome to today’s edition of Finger Pointing. Joanna on the GSO blog today to bring you a few standout pages I found while browsing the galleries….

 

Seize the Night by LivyBug

This is a totally gorgeous and glamorous page! The clustering and layering is a dream. And I love how the same photo is shown in 3 different zooms.

 

So Many Reasons to Smile by robinismai

This layout just stuck right out at me as I was browsing the gallery with the bright colors and gorgeous clusters. And those photos speak for themselves….such happy smiles.

 

September Starlings by Alinalove

I’m enchanted by this unique page. I just love everything about it…the photo blending, the journaling on an angle, the clusters. So beautiful.

 

Hello september by janik

This is such a gorgeous fall page. The colors, the photo, the word tags, all scream autumn is here!

 

BI by marnel

What an eye-catcher of a page this one is. The black and white photos along with the background circles and pops of blue really help this page stand out in the gallery.

 

Sweet by Kjersti

This page certainly lives up to its title and IS sweet. Great layering, beautiful clustering and wonderful photos.

 

That’s it for me today. If you have a few minutes, go and browse the galleries for your own inspiration. Or, leave these lovely ladies some love on their pages. The layouts are linked in the titles. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – August 3rd

Hello you lovely people. Not sure if you noticed, but I posted on the blog on Tuesday and it disappeared after we moved servers to a new host. So sorry about that mix up. So, here I am again to post my original info and layouts that were selected then. Deborrah will be on the blog either later today or tomorrow to show more of your beautiful creations. Here we go with my original post…

 

Follow the Sun by Scrappie Irene

From the top to the bottom, this is so lovely and delicate. The clusters really help draw your eye around the page. The shadowing is perfectly done.

 

Olympic Peninsula by dj_w

I’m loving the colors and fun template on this one. Those gorgeous photos within the large title are really spectacular.

 

That Smile by SweetChar

Oh, this is an awesome page!  That clustering and layering is phenomenal.

 

Tangerine Dream by Svetlanka

This layout just stuck right out at me as I was browsing the gallery with the bright colors and gorgeous clusters.

 

You at 12 by shunnstergirl

Such a fantastic idea and page. I adore all the speech bubbles with questions and answers from the artist’s favorite 12 year old.

 

You can do it by 01lousmith

Great page! And what a fantastic way to stay on track…record it in a fun and creative way!

 

That’s it for me today. Hope you have time to go browse the galleries to find some inspiration of your own. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Gallery Standouts, July 20th

Good afternoon (at least here in the Midwest, U.S.)! The sun is shining and it’s a beautiful summer day. I’m here to bring you a few outstanding pages I found in the galleries today.

 

Salty Air by AmaneseFe

What an awesome page! I love how the title and background paper are the same pattern and how the title is cut-out from the paper. The photos are absolutely stunning and the cluster is perfect.

 

Peek by Aimee Harrison

I’m in awe of this page. I love the combination of patterns on the background and how they blend together so beautifully.  The element placement and how they are scattered is quite captivating. The photo is gorgeous too.

 

Beauty by bjthomas

The photo on this one really draws you in….the perspective and the depth of field is phenomenal. That grungy and gessoed paper matches so well with the blue in the photo. And lastly, the word arts and clusters are themed perfectly for this photo. 

 

Beach Life by iScrap

Now this is a gorgeous summery page. Can you believe she used some Christmas paper in there?….so fun! Loving the clusters and the large title.

 

Way to Happy by Beth

Oh the layers…so gorgeous! And the clustering too is just really beautiful.

 

Blossom by immaculeah

What a marvelous page this one is. The photo makes me smile. The layers are lovely. The clusters are outstanding.

 

That’s it for me today. Thanks for taking a look at my picks and I hope you enjoyed them. If you have a chance, go and find some inspiration of your own in the galleries. Until next time, happy scrapping!

 

Gallery Standouts, June 24th

Hey, hey! Welcome to today’s edition of finger pointing. Joanna here bringing you a few gallery finds today.

 

First up is summer by wendyp

Oh, all those glorious layers! And the photos are perfectly matched with the kit selection. Beautiful clustering too.

 

Dad and Me by Glori2

This page is just stunning, from the cute photos to the glorious clustering. I love everything about it.

 

Beautiful Day by kristal

There’s just something about having a photo as the background that really draws me to a layout and this one is really beautiful. The clustering is phenomenal, very earthy and just perfect.

 

Butterfly House by kiana

This is a gorgeous page! The page design with the three circular photos and split background is really superb. The clusters are divine and the shadowing is spot on.

 

being different is my superpower by keepscrappin

I just love the eclectic/art journal feel of this one.  The photo blending and technique is awesome. Add in the layering with the vertical title, fun stitching and gorgeous photo, and you have a beautiful stand-out.

 

That’s it for me today. I hope you enjoy my picks. If you have a moment, please leave these talented artists some love in the gallery (each layout is linked.) Until next time, happy scrapping!

 

 

Gallery Standouts, June 10th

Hello, hello and welcome to today’s edition of Finger Pointing. Joanna here showing a few pages I found in the galleries this morning.

 

Playalinda Beach by hiddenartist

Wow, this is fantastic! I simply adore the the gorgeous photo with the blending and the stamps/cutouts. The beach themed clustering is so pretty and well done.

 

 

Happy Snap by LisaMT

I’m a sucker for any layout with an open book and this one is no exception. The layering and shadowing is divine. And who can resist that adorable smile?

 

 

Beachside by Grazyna Wrzask

This layout just stuck right out at me as I was browsing the gallery this morning. I love the slant of that large photo. All the little details are just perfect. I especially love the metal clasp holding not only the photo, but also greenery down to the page. And the lift/shadowing on the layered paper is gorgeous.

 

 

i miss you by sylvia

Oh goodness, the wood background on this one is so beautiful. The combination of brushes, scatters and clustering really help this page shine.

 

 

Hello Summer by EllenT

This is a cool one! The cute paper with the circle cut outs and with a few brightly colored brushes and circles behind it is quite artsy and fun. The clusters, layers and shadows are wonderful too.

 

 

Cicada by becky_a

Oooooh, the photos kind of make my skin crawl a bit, but I love the way Becky has scrapped this momentous occasion. The themed paper is the perfect fit for this page. I like the mixed alpha/font title and the clusters circling around the photos.

 

That’s it for me today. I hope you like my picks. If you have a moment, please go leave some well-deserved love for these artists in the galleries (each title is linked to the corresponding page.) Until next time, happy scrapping!

Gallery Standouts for May 18th

Hello, hello and welcome to today’s edition of Finger Pointing. Joanna here bringing you a few fabulous pages I found in the galleries today.

 

Travel To New Adventures by TanyaC

I am completely captivated by this gorgeous page. The photos are just so gorgeous along with the clustering and that fabulous banner. The placement of the title with the mixed alpha and font is just perfect.

 

Surprising by Electra

This.Is.Awesome. I had a hard time realizing what I was looking at at first. And then when you look closer, you see this watercolor silhouette of a woman. And then I read the journaling and was like….YES! You go girl, and be you.

 

Sweet Boy by LisaMT

The title on this page is so accurate. Just look at that sweet face, just want to kiss and pinch those cute little cheeks. Also, the clustering is just phenomenal. I love the little details on the page like the hinges and peek at lace and butterflies.

 

 Me by Ferdy

This layout has such a cool vibe. The super large title really caught my eye in the gallery. The whole page is put together brilliantly with including the layering and shadowing.

 

Inner Peace by HeatherH

At first glance I saw the swirls of blue and thought how lovely it was against the black and white photo. And then I saw it was a large ampersand, which is placed in just the right spot. The clusters are outstanding and shadowing is perfection.

 

#wonderful by cinderella

I just love Cindy’s layouts and this one is no exception. The stitching, clusters, and shadowing come together beautifully to make a #wonderful photo less page. 

 

That’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed my picks. If you have a moment, please leave these lovely artists some love. Each page is linked to their respective galleries in the title. Until next time, happy scrapping!

Gallery Standouts, May 4th

Hello and welcome to today’s edition of Finger Pointing. I’m Joanna (cutiejo1) bringing you a few outstanding layouts I found in the galleries today. The galleries are still brimming with gorgeous pages from this past weekends iNSD celebrations. And most of the stores are still having sales going on. If you didn’t get a chance to go take a look around this weekend, you still have some time! Onto those standouts…

 

freedom by craftytam

Wow, the clustering on this one is just so exquisite! There is just so much to see and all the little details add up to perfection. I especially like the taped down frame on top of the beautiful photo.

 

Pearfect by Roxana

I was immediately drawn to this page…just look at those gorgeous brown eyes! The play on words in the title is so fun and whimsical. The layering and colors add depth and an art journal feel to this page.

 

I Choose You by LisaCampbell

This is such a pretty wedding page. The cluster is the perfect balance of layers and elements flowing along the edge of that fabulous, yet delicate, heart die cut.

 

Oceanography by Blackkathy

There are many reasons I love this page. The soft pink color, not really typical of beach pages, works really well as a beautiful backdrop for the smaller photo in the photo cluster. The circular stitching is really effective at drawing your eye onto the background photo. Last, the beachy elements and words at the bottom are also perfectly blended.

 

& #4:Inspired By by marnel

You either love the ampersand sign or you hate it….I happen to love it! And this page really shows it off in a big way. The black and white photos with the light purple is so pretty together. And the clusters are just gorgeous.

 

Springtime by Chaos Lounge

This page is designed so beautifully. I love the corner shadow on the smaller rectangle photo. And the clustering is simply drool worthy!

 

That’s it for me today. The layouts above are linked if you’d like to leave these artists some well-served love. And if you have some time, go find some inspiration of your own. Until next time, happy scrapping!