Finger Pointing – December 09th –

Hello hello! It is 04:18 am of Saturday already here, a very, very cold London with very, very high energy prices so we are feeling it heavier, I am (ironically) lucky that I don’t need to go to work, so I can stay under the covers and enjoy all the beauty of the galleries, I think I got lost in the amazing full show of the season, so I will now try to be brief (which, if you know me, you know is a “bit” difficult!) Hope everyone is having a great start of the season, judging by the pages there is a lot of happy around, hope you love these pages as much as I do, as always, picking just a few is extremely difficult, but here they are ūüôā

Winter by sucali is, as she constantly does, a show of elegance, a beautiful seasonal in earth tones with a gorgeous light coming from the photo edits, the choice of black and white make them shine, there is delicate perfection in the shadows, marvellous all together!

Another fabulous rendition of the season in LynnZant’s Jolly, honouring the title she brings coming together a combination of patterns and gorgeous colors, love the alpha for the title and the super cute elements clusters, and the sweet kitty with the addition of the humour in the word strips that makes this an all together music to my heart!

Still on a happy Holiday tone is Marnel with fn (Feliz Navidad, I imagine!) There is so much beauty from those gorgeous girls’ smiles, the magic coming out of those tree lights and the way she embellished -takes a piece of my heart with all those gorgeous elements!!- The use of the border templates is perfect for the biog photo, a wonderful choice of elements that shows but doesn’t take away the star place of the photo…. fabulous all over!!!

Now, this page is from a few of days back, but I’m 99.9% sure you will agree it deserves a place in the post…. ¬†Warm Winter Wishes by SeattleSheri is, as all her pages are, a master piece in every way possible… the photo is awesome, the treatment giving an air of past times, the marvellous amount of elements, the perfection of those shadows, the art of clustering is hers all the way, the details of those shining stars that make their way all over the page, the title and subtitle, everything is so perfectly balanced….. absolutely and amazingly awesome!!!!!

More explosion of colors and a lot of happy in this page, Ugly Christmas Sweater 2018 by Kimberly27. I think I was commenting a couple of days ago about how I already loved her pages a couple of years back when I first came across her, and the way I have seen her grow into even more beautiful pages, is delightful to be able to have a glimpse of people’s lives through the pages and here there is a gorgeous layering, wonderful fun, proper holiday cheer!!!

Next is Winter Recital by Mamabee. As I’m sure I keep making a point, there is something very special about sharing our lives in photos or feelings through art journal, but the feeling of seeing our children grow whilst getting inspired by some scrappers that I have been admiring for almost 10 years, that is, I think, what makes the scrapbooking a very different hobby…. I have made great friendships with some of them, but still get that feeling of a heart full of joy with the ones we hardly cross many words…. this is the case with Rebecca and this page here…. Not just the page is beauty in every pixel, gorgeous composition, amazing big title in the way I love, alphas and word arts combined to make an impression, the big photo, the gold with flashes of red, the shadows that give that paper made feeling (another one of my most favorite things) but having seen him growing ¬†as she shares journaling with us honestly (which to me always takes the page to a higher level) I can feel that pride she must be feeling… absolutely gorgeous, full of joy!

Another awesome artist, Miki with Live Life. LOVE this so much!!! I am a huge fan of extractions, especially when done with this accuracy, total perfection, and here combined with that great title, the amazing way in which she manipulated the background to place them in such wonderful way (and she shares her process, be sure to stop by to read on!) plus the story behind, which she shares with us¬†too…one can see the humour even before knowing what was going on, and, not that I don’t respect people using stock photos (I use them sometimes) but there is a joy to the heart when the photos are ours, tell our story… Impressive page all over!!!

I couldn’t resist adding a few more pages, especially finding a bunch of decorated art dolls…I cannot resist!!! So here are two very different exponents off this challenge (I need more health and more time to be able to go play!!!)

One is from one of my inspiring people for almost 10 years, I wish I had, once again, more health and time to visit her gallery, maybe I can make it a new year’s resolution! Here is Bright Eyes with BE Day 9- Art Doll Dress Up Challenge. This is such a wonderful composition, she opted for a head going into elegant seasonal dress, gorgeous elements choices, elegant colors, mixture of textures and fabulous framing…. so amazing!!!!!!

Last but not in the least least, is our very own Cherylndesigns with Day 9 Decorate an Art Doll, another gorgeous take on the challenge, she takes on a full body and creates a gorgeous mixture of textures with those pieces of lace, the foliage, berries and more, balanced by the wonderful painted tree and transfers in the background, the bells are such a sweet touch, also love the little tag on the top left, all together makes a brilliant seasonal card!!! Fantastic!!!

This is all from me for today, Hope you enjoyed and get inspired by these marvellous ladies and their creativity! Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living! Have a great weekend!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finger Pointing – November 18th-

Hello! Hope everyone is doing as well as humanly possible! My mum is over until next week, we have been trying to spend some quality time together, the weather has turned into proper winter here in England so not much outdoors, but enjoying quiet time and sampling some delights which we take turns to cook, and she helped me out in choosing some beauties from the galleries to share with you all, so here they are, some of the most gorgeous pages we found for your enjoyment and inspiration!

Starting with our very own Jan aka IntenseMagic with Week-22 L, a fabulous pocket style page combining fun, food and elegance, marvellous shadows, an impeccable look with the page protector effect, all over awesome!!!

Next is one of my most amazing Queens of Elegance, marijke with merry sweets, ¬†a super sweet indeed introduction to the festive season! Love the super clean composition, those colourful circle spots are like a peek on a near future, here too with brilliant shadows, I can almost feel the warmth of those fluffy socks, and the yummy cupcake…. oh, food pages are killing me tonight!!!

On the other end of the style, filling the page with a talent words cannot describe well is Carol, Iowan with 2009 – Connecting. The multi-photo to perfection, mixture of textures and elements galore, shadows so beautiful one wants to reach to touch every piece, and with her looking so happy….this is a treasure in memory keeping! (as she does!)

Next is of of my very first inspirational scrappers, years ago she already was shining with her pages, now with new additions to her family, my heart sings every time I find a page of hers…is Sherly aka Nietis with Family Photos. Love her amazing take on the template, the beautiful choices with combined backgrounds, there is a softness to the whole thing, awesome layering and that cluster bringing a cascade of elements to the strips…I could be here all night telling you how much I love this!, so much, so amazing!!!!

Another blast from the past with a superbly inspirational talent, Norma with We All Love Butterflies. I’m gonna confess, I, for some reason, am not too keen on them for scrapping, but brought by Norma’s hand in this absolutely awesome page….most definitely love them! amazing creativity presenting the photo, brilliancy with color play, super gorgeous!!!!

Last but in no way least is Applechick with Felix & Molly. Another super incredibly talented artist with ¬†a wonderful work on blending, the extraction, the paint, gesso and bits of more corporeal elements all together in perfection…pure.awesome!!!!

This is all from me today, hope you enjoyed!

Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living! Have a great weekend!!!

 

Finger Pointing – November 04th-

Hello hello!!!! Cynthia/MrsPeel here, back after a few months and (nothing new, really LOL) late in my first day back…should’ve made this post last night, but DD was admitted in hospital a few days ago, things are complicated enough, then my mum arrived early hours of the morning from a 14 hours flight yesterday…I’m grateful for the chosen family we have that allowed all to be fine, many of you here are that family, so thank to you guys! I’m so very pleased to get back to highlight the awesome talent we have in this industry!¬†As always, my heart breaks having to pick just a few… (so I added one more!!!) But enough of me, here they are,¬†enjoy & get inspired!!!

Starting with one of industry’s most favorite artists, personally mine too, is Ona aka wombat146 with Rainbow of Autumn colors.¬† As she does, the whole thing is a marvel, from the depth of field focused as a main star in the page, to the fabulousness of the cluster and it’s shadows, the wonderfully blend of the photo with a patterned background….Pure.Awesome!

Following the fall feeling is always awesome SeattleSheri with Autumn Smile. She is a professor on clustering and general perfection no matter what style, shining in this one with a mixture of textures, layering delight, a super cute photo and shadows I wish I could emulate… more awesomeness!!!!

Another piece of great art and memory keeping from Melidy in this page she calls Together, love this girl always, and this is a perfect example of why: beautiful. composition, amazing elegance, a so so very sweet photo, and (something extremely important to me) the fact that she transcribed her journaling for us to read, taking the page to a higher level, even more so when you read it… ¬†the power we have with our pages to make amazingly beautiful pieces of not so beautiful, even ugly, events in our lives… LOVE this!!!!!!

Next is Memories by Saar. I would have to write extensible to express my love for Sarah and her pages, but I reckon you know and, more than likely, feel the same way, so I will just bring you the page…. a brilliant composition, a new mum’s pride shining here with the baby’s sweet photo, gorgeous blank space, a mixture of stamps and brushes in a marvellous background, the doodles and perfect shadows, absolutely amazing elegance!!!!

Another one of my most treasured scrapping Queens, Krista aka norton94 with Skate Date, a wonderfully put together double pager. Happy photos, fantastic take on the template, the clusters which play with colors making all sync perfectly, adding the shadows that give dimension so beautifully… makes my heart sing! You can see the whole double pager bellow this one in her gallery, and the other page is HERE. All together awesome!

My heart sings so happily finding her pages, and she never ever fails to amaze! This is As Above So Bellow by faerywings, an image so striking as is the journey she shares of how it was build, marvellously bringing together different pieces and achieving a master piece!

Last but not least, Life Is by Madi, a happy, bright and fun art journal page that closes the amazingly talented list for today!

Hope you get inspired as much as I am, remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living! Have a great weekend!!!

Finger Pointing – July 8th-

Hello everyone, hope you are all doing well. I’m a bit (well, a lot, yes) late today, we have some serious health issues at home but I didn’t want to leave yesterday galleries without due praise, so, here are some gorgeous pages for your inspiration.

Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living!

2018-Alex-Dance-Recital by Iowan Not surprising that Carol makes magic here (she does always) the marvellous photo treatment, the perfection in the shadows, gorgeous cluster and absolutely amazing combination of papers, ultra awesome!

WONDR Experience by Vrielinkie. Another fabulous creative, Hannah perfectly combines papers, colors and textures here with a photo that brings smiles. The amazing deep shadows, gorgeous layering ¬†and (once again- that word…) perfect balance with the blank space areas. Fabulous all over.

Cneflower with Sweat Bee BYOC22 by trekmom. An explosion of colors and great papers combo, gorgeous macro photo, beautiful embellishing with a few clusters, she always finds originality in any subject and love how this one turned out.

Exhale by Cherylny. ¬†Love Cheryl’s talent to go for any subject, any style and make them shine! Here with the elegant creation which goes beyond the visual beauty with a positive message. The photo is great, almost giving a touch of surreal to the whole thing, and all the little bits and pieces united by the thread in the background, wonderful shadowing all around, love it!

Siblings by clucaswvu04. I’m a super fan of full page photo LOs, have to admit, yesterday/today the galleries were full of them, not an easy task to pick just one, but here, in this one there is such warmth, so much beauty just by the choice of photo (an amazing capture and even more so when one reads the journaling!) ¬†the non posed images are (I think) the ones who tell the story with more intensity, and here, combined with that super gorgeous cluster mixing different textures and beautiful shadows….perfection with an amazing feeling!

Self Portrait by TraceyM. I’m sure you will recognise her as the creative hand of Clever Monkey Graphics, and as such, she is one of the most prolific scrapper/designers we have in the industry, always with a touch of originality, LOVE the big wording here, such a perfect combo with the background paper, the gorgeous composition around the photos and the sprinkled confetti, love every element coming together in a huge smile for one’s heart, brilliant all together!

I know I should be stopping here, but in my roaming the galleries, I found so much, I need to share a couple more that deserve a place in the post:

City of Many Visions by Anja_77 This is such an impressive piece, I’m not sure if the faces come ready in the product or if she added to each, but either way, the blending of everything in the page, all the detail which at first look felt a bit overwhelming, a second after it all falls into place and this is a master piece!!!! Pure Awesome!!!!!

Last but in absolutely no way least is My Good Son by Amandajk. I have known Amanda for around 10 years if I’m not mistaken, and she is always full of talent, has that marvellous gift of mixing what could be called a “traditional” layout with all the intensity of the Art Journal she shines with and this is perfection in either style! Love the big photo, the perfection of the extraction, the way she managed colors (and the absence of it) the mixture of amazing pieces composing the background…. a perfect show of her talent in this master piece!

This is all from me today, hope you find as much beauty and inspiration in these pages as we do, don’t forget to stop by their galleries (click on the name of LO and author, it will open a new tab) to give a bit of happiness that we know is always treasured! have a marvellous weekend!

 

Finger Pointing – June 24th-

Hello wonderful people!!! Hope you are enjoying your day, wherever you are! Here the weather is finally hot, even if climate disaster has made even more extreme the fact that London can have the 4 seasons in one day…at least most of the day is more comfortable for these old bones! It is (nothing new here LOL) extremely late, early hours of Saturday, so I will try get this as brief as my heart allows!

Starting with Happy Days by cfile, an awesome, super elegant composition shinning from the old photo to the minimum detail, love how she brings elegance to a busy background, delicate embellishing with fabulous shadows… all together marvellous!

Next is a Hybrid Junk Journal Page- Seahabilited by Rachel Jefferies, I know many of you, like me, love designers who scrap, and if you have a passion for journals and wonderful creativity, you ll be as amazed as I am with this right now! I haven’t taken to my hybrid in a while, but this is inspiration enough to get to it! ¬†Love the stitched piece of fabric in contrast with the seahorse, the stamps and those gorgeous text paths Rachel creates are perfection in the whole thing! Rachel also has a video of her making of this beauty, you can see it here.¬†

Another super fabulous talented lady who has been inspiring us for as long as I have been around, is wombat146 with Beach Day. Love Ona and love big photo pages, both together here are making music in my heart!  The way she paired the amazing photo with the big dots paper is brilliant, the gorgeous little cluster with the elements is sweet and perfectly shadowed, everything here makes me smile, so beautiful!!!!!

Here my heart sings loud, very loud…. XoXo by Saar is not just a delight in technique but one of the most beautiful pages on motherhood I have seen in a long time…. of course, this being Sarah’s, it could only be the very best! She is a new mum and I haven’t had the time or health to stop to catch up properly with her, so you know how happy this makes me! I should add, this is not the last page she posted, all her pages deserve a place here, I chose this one because I think it reflects the beauty of the past few months in an amazing way….. the gorgeous pastels she is using for consistency make the whole page soft and warm, the photo treatment is perfection in tandem with the colors, and (I know I am being repetitive…but can’t find another word to define her talent!) the perfection of Sarah’s layering and clusters shines as always…. this is pure awesome!!!!!

Another one of my super ¬†favorite people, one of my very first idols back 10 years and inspiring since, HeatherB with You are One of a Kind, a gorgeous, super dynamic page portraying her son with brilliancy! Love the take on the template, the way she made the greens work with the blues, those gorgeous clusters and the wonderful shadows all around, plus how amazingly she shows that a masculine page can have flowers galore…. marvellous all together!!!

A more recent arrival in our scrap families, but one who has gotten the hearts of many of us with her creativity, Mywisecrafts with This Beautiful Life.  Once again, big photo gets my heart all the way, and the way she has blended here, the perfection of every bit of space harmoniously making the whole, the cluster with subtle shadows, lots of different textures , all in perfect sync, marvellous!!!!

Last but not least (big time no least!!!) is The Hunt by seniorgal,  a fantastic blend of a scene that feels so like being in the middle of the country side England some years ago, beautifully placed in a gorgeous array of pinks and muted yellows, wonderful details with little clusters mixing different types of elements and a very modern tittle that somehow looks so at home in the page, love the way it seems to shine and light up my screen, gorgeous page!!!!!!

Hope you enjoy these as much as I do! I will leave you now as I think I did something, not sure what, that messed with the settings of my mouse and is not letting me right click or copy and paste so I did the whole post using two different browsers, hope all is ok, I have checked many times, but my neurological issues might have missed something…..as I’m running later than usual, I ll stop here, but, please, take a minute or two to leave some love in these awesome pages, get inspired and inspire, have a wonderful weekend! Thanks for joining us!!!

 

 

Finger Pointing – June 10th-

Hello!!! Hope everyone is doing as well as humanly possible and starting to enjoy the weekend! We are here (as usual) dealing with some health issues, some complicated financial ones, with everything not just going up on prices but disappearing from the shelves, at least here in the UK…. but lets leave the troubles behind, and I do so with one of the most amazing, effective pain relief therapies I have: enjoying and getting inspired by all of your creativity…. as always, it is also difficult to get to a minimum amount of pages, but better I stop talking and share with you these gems!!!

Starting with always awesome EllenT’s Be Cool, a fabulous minimalist fun, gorgeous, vibrant perfection….! I have to admit I am torn with the pages she posted today, not an easy task to pick just one, but you can go look at her gallery, inspiration for every style!!!

Another marvel with Flowers Lift the Spirit by JenEm, the beauty of those flowers captured in amazing photography, an awesome composition with some delightful layering,¬†the blending in the background¬†and oh my…those shadows!!!!!!! Perfection all over!!!!!

My jaw dropped and am still amazed with the incredible gorgeous composition in Simple Pleasures 2022 by Aerobigir! SO so amazingly creative! all the work displayed here is awesome: the blend, the cutting of the sections and the layered bits, all made into perfection with the strong shadows and, of course…a photo that speaks a thousand words… most definitely stands out!!!!

Another fabulous photo placed in a gorgeous composition, this one appeals to my soul as I know that feeling, had it many years when moving from the tropics to England… Summer, Are You There? by Kim B (Jak) is so very beautiful, starting with the photo capture that tells the story to perfection, then colors that seem to be calling it in, the impact of that electric blue with the yellows, the different textures and the circles ….all over awesomeness!!!

I swear I do try to find new people to be featured in our posts….but…what can I say, there are some people who just are impossible to resist!!!!! Especially in cases as prolific and talented like this … is Marilyn aka mcurt with One Strange Summer. ¬†The cute cutouts of themselves in the photo turned into stickers marvellously, all those collors that can lift my mood when paired with her talent, those tiny details (her shoes are actually an element from the kit?) every time I look up I find something new, the mixing pieces of word art and paints, crayon, all in a perfectly clean mess…..LOVE love LOVE this with all my heart!!!!!

and yet another one of these ladies, impossible to resist, another one who makes my heart sing, ¬†here is Rhonda, RJMJ with My Summer to Shine….a very, very appropriate name for her journey… it seems like finally everyone is discovering the wonderful talent of Rhonda’s creativity, that ability to share her soul, not just with the visuals but going the extra mile and sharing her creative thoughts for the page….here a fabulous explosion of color, the placement of the dream catchers to make a curve to fit the doll’s position and …well, magic indeed!!!!! I know she will keep shining beyond the summer!!!!!!!!!

Last but, of course, in no way least, a favorite of us all, I’m sure, Lisa aka ArmyGrl with True And Free. The magic is present here too, with shadows so perfect that this could be a proper travel notebook in a photo, the photography completed by the pieces of nature, the beauty of paint and doodles extending the image, the layering and, again, those shadows…. then she adds some impressive lyrics ….and all around my heart starts singing again!!!!

This is all from me today,I hope you find as much and as intense inspiration as I do here, have a great weekend!

Remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make, always, even more so in these crazy times we are living! Happy Summer!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finger Pointing – May 6th- iNSD Edition!

Hello Hello!!! Happy iNSD everyone! Hope you are all having a great time, shopping, playing, scrapping… I know I am running around like a headless chicken (I wonder if chickens can actually run around without their heads? LOL) trying to do all I need to do and at the same time do what I would love to do!!!!! As I am late already, will try make this a bit shorter than usual, but bringing you the same inspiration as we do every day, enjoy!!!

One of my most wonderful Queens of Elegance to start, Sucali with Girl Time. The minimalist composition that gives the star spot to the photo is brilliant, the big word art feels fun and modern, and the whole thing is beyond awesome!!!

Another super fabulous artist, cfile with Autumn Play. The whole thing is perfection, love the old photos and the way they reflect light (I happen to know these are family photos …what a treasure to have!!!) those borders with shadows that add volume, gorgeous layering and framing, absolutely wonderful!!!

Next is Pachimac with ¬†Star Jasmine is Home. All her pages have that star quality, memory keeping with the most amazing show of talent for every style, and this one is just the kind that grabs any heart…a full page with such elegance, the lower opacity for the photo in the background, the use of different textures and the perfect shadows, all coming together awesomely, and when I look at the credits list, then it becomes even more of an inspiration! Gorgeous!

I’m going to share with you something we don’t usually do, this is Cherylindesigns iNSD Signature, and is so beautiful, so different to what I’m used to make and see around, the giving the graphics the attention spot, beautiful pieces combined by her talented hand making it a total star!

More marvellous artists, next is Iowan with 2022 Handsome Dude. Again the fabulous giving the photo a star spot, and the magic of creating this awesome graffitti like composition in the background, with that bike blended and made with accents to come into strength in the page, fabulous choice of papers, and lots of super gorgeous elements clustered shine all together!

So happy to come across this, SeattleSheri’s Bloom & Grow. As always, she brings together so much in total elegance, her beautiful boy’s smile and laughter, almost can hear it, all surrounded by so many of the beautiful pieces of the kit, a perfect take on the template, that dynamic introduced by the stitching in the background and the colourful choices, bringing together the whole feeling…. brilliant as she always does!!!

Another one of my most favorite ladies, one that makes even the greyest day of mine better with her talent, cutiejo1 with Soar High Dream Big. This is so amazing, so beautifully put together with precise technique and the most wonderful heart to freeze moments in time. The photos are gorgeous, that extraction is so marvellous, so amazingly done, the addition of the wings element seamlessly becoming part of it, the framing of the core of the page, gorgeous choices and the beautiful shades of blue with flashes of orange, all coming together for that light that is all around the page. Fabulous title work and shadows….pure awesome!

More gorgeousness in blues, more elegance beautifully composed by another of our favorite ladies, Marijke with Lets Go Together is a marvellous example of photo blend with an awesome paper, I’m amazed here as how perfectly she has added many elements of the kit into the composition that they look like part of the photo, the border she composed with ¬†mixed media from it is perfection, and also perfect the shadows for the more corporeal elements. Fabulous!

Next is Wildflowers by Madi. I just can’t resist a full page photo, here wonderfully scrapped, love the vertical border that at first glance looks like part of the photo, the paint border and title adding to the beauty and all coming together awesomely!

Last but absolutely not least is Model by Marleen, here with another show of her creative talent, the use of brushes and paints, the perfection put together here feels like it could be at home in a fine art gallery and I very much would hang it in my walls!!! Just perfect!

This is all from me today, hope you find inspiration as we do with these marvellous creative, remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Please do spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know how much of a difference it can make! Happy iNSD once again, enjoy the weekend!!!!