Finger Pointing – January 17th

I had a memory pop up on social media today … on this day in 2016, I joined the GSO team as a guest blogger! That’s a whole 7 years I’ve been sharing some outstanding work that has captured my attention in the digital scrapbooking world, on average twice a month. It has been and still is an honour to be here still and I send my personal thanks to anyone who has taken the time to check out even just one of my posts. So without further rambling, let’s take a look at some eye candy I’ve found for you today.

First up is Library Lists, Currently by glee. As a lover of lists, this is such a fun layout and the level of detail is amazing. Beautifully framed and embellished, this is such an interesting page!

I’ve not done a “big photo” page for a while but MOC9 by catgoddess inspires me to do just that. A cracking shot that is balanced perfectly by the pretty clusters top left and bottom right make this page a real delight!

I love the unusual design of Waiting with Friends by ninigoesdigi. Both the geometric aspects and the sunrise colour palette attract attention while the stitching and roughed up backdrop add great texture. Wonderful!

The ornate frames adorn the sweet black and white image beautifully on 3 Years Old by bbe, creating a wonderful sense of depth to the overall page. All these wonderful details aside, it’s the journaling that does it for me… it will be a treasure for future generations to look back… just priceless!

Time Treasures by Dorci is a gorgeous mix of blended and framed images, nicely laid out and interspersed with journaling. Beautiful natural tones shine bright and I love the calendar and clock detail. A stunning multi image page!

Gold and Black by jcaruth910 is a smashing example of the old adage “less is more”. Minimal embellishments anchor the masked image and of course, it goes without saying that I love the white space! So beautiful!

I hope these pages inspire you to document a story or two of your own. In the meantime, do click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists. I know they will appreciate it. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – December 12th

Hi all, I’m keeping this post short and sweet today given that it’s the time of year that most people are exceptionally busy with things like the writing of Christmas cards, the putting up of a Christmas tree, the wrapping of gifts… all of which I’ve yet to start! So without further fuss, let’s see some gorgeous work that grabbed my attention in the galleries today.

Curious by Dady – great page design and an adorable image!

RE-KL-2018_12-HoXOHo by kristallund – love the cohesive colour palette!

Sweetheart by Shannamay  – chunky layers are my favourites at the moment!

White Christmas by mrsashbaugh – love how whimsical this is!

Our Moments by bryanna – love the warm tones against the frosty backdrop!

And lastly but by no means least, it’s my pleasure to bring my last blog post for 2022 to an end with ColorChallenge_12_22 by OKate. Love the tiny pop of red and green!

That’s it for me for 2022! You know what to do… click on the links, etc, and have a wonderful festive season. Take care, happy scrapping and all my very best wishes to you all for 2023!

Finger Pointing – November 28th

Hello all, I hope your week has started off well. It’s a little chilly my side of the world and I was struggling to get warm tonight but as you may have guessed, a stroll through the galleries has warmed my heart. Here’s a handful of eye candy for you!

I love the watercolour look of NBK_IMAGINE_AB_LO1 by Ann060606. It’s such a pretty page with dreamy blending, brushwork and delicate tones. And what’s not to love about a bag full of blooms and grasses?! Just gorgeous!

This Year by biancka is so eye-catching with its plentiful layers. The subdued backdrop and cluster of black and white images allow the great mix of elements to pop, adding great contrast and depth. A really unusual ‘year in review’ page… I absolutely love it!

PBP_November-Mystery-Box by LidiaG is a page with terrific vertical design with subtle change of colour horizontally. Such a pretty floral cluster to the left and I love the use of the multiple frames over the photo! So creative!

A big photo and big word art always make for a striking page and You Are My Everything by bbe is a fine example. Love the blended backdrop and sweet photo… this page needs nothing more and is so magazine worthy!

I love the message provided by the paper strips on Dream Big by EvelynD2 and the pink/blue/brown colour palette works so well with the sweet trio of images. Great brushwork, blending and framing bring this page together perfectly. Wonderful!

Lucky Girl by Meibritt is a page full of energy and life and colour! Love the repetitive word art that’s broken up by the chunks of patterned paper, embellishments and title work, and how the ribbon twist draws the eye to the photo which is in complete contrast to the word art, apart from the title work. A delightful, carefree page!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the artwork I’ve brought to you today. You know what you need to do… click on the links and leave a comment or two! Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – November 8th

Hello from a damp and cold UK! Temperatures have really dropped around here and we’ve had quite a bit of rain which makes for that “chilled to the bone” feeling which I think is a little premature for early November but hey ho… all I can do is wrap up warm while I scrap and take a meander through the galleries. Win-win! Here are some fine pieces of work I found while on that meander!

Paris by sylvia has me wishing I could have seen how this page came to be. It is wonderfully unusual in composition and I so wish my creative brain worked in this way! Simply delightful!

Favorite Friends in the City by Jana is a luscious creation with it’s pinks and soft lilacs and I love how the page design is brought together with the pretty little cluster in the centre. So, so pretty!

Bear Hugs by mom2jackaia is a playful page with patterned papers and sweet little elements that anchor both images nicely. I love the flow and the use of colour on this page. Super cute!

SSL 11/05/22 by OKate is beautifully elegant in its vertical design and I love the trio of photo’s… or is it one image over the three frames? Hmmmm…. not sure but either way this page is exquisite!

Salad – Eating Healthy by bonnenuit is another cleverly constructed page. I love the green masking, the use of circles and the papers used have lovely texture. That “vegetable paper is gorgeous! An amazing piece of creativity!

Hello Fall by Bellisae is a beautiful mix of muted tones and shadowed layers, creating a perfect Autumnal page. I love the mixed media type leaves and how the brushwork reminds me of falling leaves. An eye catching page!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today and that they leave you inspired to create a page of your own. When you have a moment, click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, it will be appreciated. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – October 26th

When I don’t have much time to myself, blogging is always a great reason to prioritise making a gap in my schedule to cruise through the galleries and bring you some eye candy. “Sorry, can’t schedule that appointment for then… I have a blog post to prepare… Sorry, can’t make that meeting, I’ve got a blog post to write… Sorry, can’t… I need to blog…”. You get the gist?! And I’ve now got two days of me time that I’m so looking forward to but in the meantime, let me show you some scroll stoppers!

Love the vertical design of Enjoy Every Moment by Trish. Great framing using patterned paper and super brushwork play a big part in this eye-catching page. Love this!

Elegance by kakleidesigns is another creation that is framed beautifully and I love that the layout is nicely balanced with the element clusters left and right. Amazing!

It wouldn’t be an October blog post without a Halloween layout and Terribly Spooky Cute by ida fits the bill perfectly! The soft tones take nothing away from the Halloween aspect. A gorgeous seasonal page!

And of course, it wouldn’t be an October blog post without a Fall layout either! Fall Tradition by Meibritt is delightful in it’s circular design and scatter of elements. Beautifully done!

I love how unique Life Stories by Ann06 is with dark backdrop and watercolour lilacs. A fine piece of art that is totally magazine worthy!

Dark backdrops always allow for extra glow and pop on a page and I love the dramatic contrast on Magical by Anke. Great photo grid, great backdrop texture and great brushwork make for a winning page!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today and that they inspire to create a page or two of your own. When you get a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, I know it will be appreciated. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – October 13th

Hello! Hope everyone is well and having a good week. As usual, the galleries are overflowing with amazing pieces of work, the digital scrapping community sure make it tricky for us bloggers to narrow our choices down to a handful but let’s take a look at the pages that caught my eye today!

Opening the post today is Oliver in the Patch by Blackkathy is gorgeous with its rich Autumnal colours, the circular frames and the tumbling foliage. Pumpkins and artwork complete the amazing page design. Just delightful!

A page with the wow factor is I Choose to Break the Rules by *gina*. It’s a smashing composition with the fabulous extraction and abstract brushwork which, together with the contrasting colour palette, make for an eye-catching piece of work!

A photoless page is always a treat to see and I love the use of the pretty tags on angbrey’s page entitled Hello Fall, they remind me of falling leaves, the way they are cascading down the page. A pretty floral cluster and butterfly finish off this amazing page beautifully!

Seasons of Life by Miki is masterfully blended and the mix of textures and elements provide so much interest and detail. Muted tones work well with the photo and I love the placement of the understated title work. Wonderful!

Another page with a great mix of elements is Time Flies by wvsandytoo. I love the use of the tags as a substantial part of the backdrop and the word art strips that I can so identify with! An amazing page!

Rounding off the standouts for today is TLP-22-10_speed-scrap by marijke. I love the simplicity of this page that allows me to breathe. The minimalistic elements are beautifully shadowed and I like how the image is anchored by the stitching, little flower and word art. A fabulous “less is more” page!

I hope you’ve enjoyed the pages I’ve showcased today and that you’re inspired to create a page or two of your own. When you get a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, I know they will appreciate it. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – September 23rd

Happy weekend everyone! I hope you’ve all had a good week and that you’ll manage to get some scrapping time in over the next couple of days. And if there’s anybody working over this weekend… you’ll get some time off for yourself in the week, right? Whenever “your time” is, enjoy it! I’ve picked up lots of inspiration as I’ve checked out the galleries today, here are a handful, I hope they inspire you too.

Pages with heartfelt and candid journaling are among my favourites and Hello to a New Season by tracermajig shows off this style beautifully. I love how light and bright this piece of work is and the floral cluster is gorgeous. All in all, a perfectly balanced page!

Another page with great clustering is Fall Vibes by MishSpar. The main detail of the page sits neatly along the vertical line where the two background papers are stitched together and is nicely nestled against the brushwork that reminds me of fallen leaves. Such a great design!

I love the “moodboard” look of Family is Everything by maskyra. Delicate patterned paper and all the small details add to the softness of the page, showcasing the images beautifully. So, so pretty!

Automne 2022 by DomiD has been created with such texture and shadowing and I love the pops of warm orange with the more neutral shades. If a page was ever wall-worthy, this one is it… it’s just fabulous!

Changing up the tones for an Autumnal page is Lady Rain by nibylandia-11. The unusual colour palette is so pretty and the watercolour backdrop and raindrops support the story. Simply delightful!

Wrapping up my post today is Chilly by LidiaG. I love the textured backdrop and the neat composition of the horizontal design that, together with the lovely cluster, makes this page a standout! It’s amazing!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these standouts and that they inspire you to create a page or two of your own. When you have a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, I know they will appreciate it. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!