Finger Pointing – July 27th

It’s been a busy week which means very little scrapping for myself but a quick wander in the galleries soothes my soul!

Journey of a Lifetime by AnitaH has me wanting to throw a few bits in a case and head to the airport! Love the golden warmth of this page!

I love how all the intricate detail of My Favorite Place by NHDesignz is all neatly wrapped up like a present with a big bow… this is just gorgeous!

How delightful is 2023Jul14-day1pro-web by nancyr? Great page design with the blending and photo clusters. There’s absolutely nothing like a newborn!

Another page with terrific detail and oodles of cuteness is Dreamer by tracermajig. Love the colour palette and the framing of the chipboard words. Super sweet!

Mixed media pages like Just Be You by CaroRen always grab my attention. Another great page design with a strong message to us all!

Finishing off today with Meow by Mother Bear. Love the rich tones and floral clusters. Man, I miss a kitty about the house!

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

Finger Pointing – July 13th

No talking about the weather today… nor that we’re almost mid-July… nor the current craziness of the world… just straight to the reason I’m here… SHOUTOUTS!!!

Creativity comes in so many different ways and I love landing on a page that, aside from classic page design, it’s the story created to support ordinary, everyday images that steals the show. Take a look at the story of The Quilterist by Shannamay. It’s quite simply story-telling at its best!

On a backdrop of blends and brushes, PS I Love You More by myssp has been created using additional frames as layers that, along with the foliage and florals, provide great depth to the page. Love how all the detail cascades from top to bottom… a gorgeous piece of work!

Got Worms by Miki is a super mix of blends, extractions and traditionally framed images, perfectly documenting some pond-side adventures. Such a great outdoors page with the little fish element and “winner” stamp. Anyone notice the playful ? in the title work? Amazing!

Hello Adventure by bryanna is a wonderful page where reality and whimsical meet. Love the expression on the little one’s face and the element selection is exquisite. Such a feel-good, uplifting page!

Another great selection of elements make Sweet Memories by Blackkathy a showstopper. Love those muted tones and blended framing of all the detail while the curled photo frame is so true to life. An eye-candy of a page!

Wrapping up today is Stella Reading by bjc. Given that children grow so quickly, I love how this documents the here and now while the patterned paper trims and stickers capture the essence of a little girls’ bedroom. So sweet and delightful to look back on in years to come!

I hope the art I’ve brought to you today inspires you to document a story of your own. When you get a spare moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists – it will be so appreciated! Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing – June 23rd

How on earth are we heading into the last week of June??! I know a lot of us talk about how quickly time flies but I like to think our hobby allows us a little more breathing space while we create our art, to savour moments of this crazy life more so than perhaps, those who don’t scrap. Otherwise, I’m pretty sure my life would be even more of a blur! Here’s what popped for me in the galleries today…

I love the rich, Autumnal tones of You Fill my Heart by myssp. The bold colour palette contrasts so beautifully with the black accents and I like that the page is nicely framed. An eye catcher, for sure!

Sea Spray by Veronique PINCEMIN has been created using a perfectly clustered vertical design. Love the arty backdrop and the mix of embellishments – every time a look at this piece of work, I spot something new! Wonderful!

Torn edges always add a great deal of interest to a page and Today by Kayleigh is a perfect example. Love all the greens here, perfect against the neutral backdrop and once again, the black embellishments provide an ideal contrast. Beautifully done!

L by Thuria is a gloriously sunny page with rainbow of colours. Great layering of elements here and I love that the sweet image is the focal point. Delightful!

June23BYOC-800web by elseepe is so dreamy with its textured blending and super soft colours. Love the cluster that anchors down that priceless photo! So pretty!

The Best is Yet to Come by keepscrappin is a page of moodiness and light. Great page design, brushwork, blending and unique element choice. Love it!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my choices for today and that they inspire you 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, it will make their day! Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

Finger Pointing: June 12th

Happy Monday! I hope the week has started well for everyone… I’ve been enjoying a day off full of warmth and sunshine and without further a-do, here’s what caught my eye in the galleries today!

First up is Adult Date by ChristyHC. Loving the backdrop here and the cluster of detail that’s so perfectly layered and shadowed. I also like how the photo brings everything together. A super clean page!

The eclectic look of Days Like These by triplejdesigns is first class. A colour palette that is bold yet soft on the eyes and those triangular cuts of patterned paper add great interest. Totally love this!

Dreams by Scrappie Irene is such a pretty page! Upon a gorgeously detailed and textured backdrop, soft teals, greens and lilacs draw attention to the sweet image and the little fish charm is adorable! Just beautiful!

Lap Dog by Britgirl is such a heart warming page. Love how the images provide the majority of colour while the scattering of elements give the look of a traditional paper scrapbook. So sweet!

Smoldering Moments by lacy is a page that’s fabulously artsy with all its blends, masks and muted tones. The image adds mystery to the page and the element choice is perfect. Simply gorgeous!

Happy You, Happy Me is another delightfully clean page. Great colouring with the title work and super framing of the image while the colourful cluster to the right adds to the joy in this page. A real mood booster piece of work!

I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out these pieces of art that I’ve brought to you today. When you have 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 – May 31st

Last weekend I had to create more space on my bookshelf for my 2022 photobooks that I’d had printed with all the pages I’d created last year. Apart from the fact the books weigh a ton, I considered the amount of money I’ve spent over the years getting my artwork printed. Yes, it runs to a pretty penny but truthfully, the memories and stories between the hard back covers are absolutely priceless and I know when I’m no longer around, my kids won’t be interested in trawling through my (by then hopefully way outdated) laptop to see my work but they will enjoy flicking through my books from time to time. All that to say, I hope you print your art in whatever format that works for you!

So let’s see what attracted my attention in the galleries today!

A page with extra pop is Do What You Love by Miki. The framed images are so striking against the blended backdrop that you can’t help stopping for a closer look. Nicely embellished with just a few elements, this is a terrific masculine page!

Summer has arrived with Amy L’s page entitled Nothing Better. The rainbow of colour here is so playful while the mix of florals and framing add to the fun element of this page. Delightful!

[Wedding] by pkfotografie is a wonderful piece of art. I love the unusual colour palette and the mixed media that gives the page its dreamy, textured look. Beautiful!

Monochromatic pages always catch my eye and So Beautiful by terryb is a fine example. Beautiful blending adds texture and interest to a page that could easily be a magazine ad! Very nicely done!

The Hike by Blackkathy has been created using a host of chunky layers that add lots of beautiful depth to her page. Lovely lilac tones accentuate the image while the florals add a gorgeous, feminine touch. So pretty!

Another page that oozes Summer is Hello June by chunlin. I love the design of this page, the trio of images that blend horizontally and the rich, warm colours that really bring this page to life. Really love this one!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today. When you get a moment, please click on the links above and leave a comment or two for the artists, I know they’ll appreciate it. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!

 

Finger Pointing – May 17th

Welcome to today’s Gallery Standouts! As usual the galleries are brimming with so much creativity that brings me so much joy after a late shift at work! Here are my picks for today –  I hope you enjoy them!|

Gorgeous blending forms a wonderful base for the photo cluster on JenEm’s page entitled Summer. Beautiful soft hues make me think of the lazy days of Summer and I love all the little detail. Such a pretty page!

Addie’s Tooth by KarenC is a sweet creation that documents a huge milestone in the life of a little one! I’m loving the greens here and the choice of mixed media anchoring the photo is so unusual. A delightful piece of work!

Enjoy Life by PennyH is such a striking page that you simply can’t pass it in the gallery without taking a closer look! Great page design, super shadowing and a bold backdrop really make this layout pop. Amazing!

Take Time by 01lousmith is so dreamy with the colours of Spring. I love how the photo spills from the frame and the pretty florals add great depth. I don’t know about you but I’m sure I can hear that bird sing as I take in this page! Just wonderful!

I love black and white images and when you add a colourful blend like Marleen has done on her page entitled Family, it’s a winning combination.Love the brushwork too and the understated title work finishes the page off perfectly. Beautifully done!

AJ week 3 May by designbylime is so peaceful, it has me reflecting on my day as it draws to a close. An image so amazing that it requires very little embellishment. Simply stunning!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks for today 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!

Finger Pointing – March 23rd

Good day everyone! An early post for me today as I’m working later. It’s such a grey, miserable and wet day here in the UK but journeying through the galleries lifted my spirits! Let’s take a look at some amazing pieces of work I found…

Opening up with Growing Up by taxed4ever, I love the riot of colour and carefree feeling of this page. Bold background brushwork with a statement black stamp, delicate florals and pretty butterflies add spice to this layout and the perspective of the photo adds to the fun element of this project. Love this!

One of my favourite things is to add some foliage to my own pages and I love how Cristina has incorporated some pretty greens on her page entitled Somehow . Again, some nice background brushwork adds interest and the soft yellow and peach colour combination works beautifully with the photo. Finished off with the understated title work, this page is a winner!

And now for something really fun! Cartoon Grandkids by carollee is just priceless! I love the ‘noticeboard’ design with the series of images nicely pinned while carefully chosen elements and terrific journaling round off the page nicely. What a fun way to record the faces of little ones that will be awesome to look back on in years to come – I can only imagine how they all loved seeing their cartoon images! Wonderful!

This Girl by Blackkathy is a feast for the eyes with layer upon layer, perfectly shadowed and placed, providing a great spot for the pretty image. Nicely balanced with florals and ribbon detail top right and bottom left corners, I love the monotones of this project while the tilt of the stitched frame and the retro title font add that girly glamour to the beautiful photo. Stunning!

Another fun and carefree page is Inner Child by Mother Bear. Blended backdrop images always work well with an off-centre, vertical design and I love the colour palette that makes this page so easy on the eye. Once again, pretty florals have been used to anchor the framed images and the mix of word art and word strips makes the page flow beautifully. An amazing, feel-good page!

Rounding up this post is So Much Love by JenEm. Scenic pages are amongst some of my very favourites, I just don’t do them as well as this myself! Terrific blending overall and the texture at the bottom of this project make is so wall worthy and the minimalistic elements are just the right touch. A calming and delightful piece of work!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my choices for today and that they inspire you 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, I know they will appreciate your time and thoughtfulness. Till next time, take care and happy scrapping!