Finger Pointing – October 9th-

Hello again!!!! As you can see, I’m still running late, life is a bit chaotic for most of us, but didn’t want to let it without a post for yesterday, but will (try at least!) be as brief as possible!

Spooky Witch by weaselwatchr makes me wanna go scrap Halloween again and again! As usual, Danica wows us with her prolific, wonderful creativity in every page, and here she gives a master class on patterns combination, amazing take on the template, shadows so clean cut, the whole page is brilliant, fun and fabulous!!!

Oct2021_RandomChall_lbw by sharonb is a marvel. As I keep saying, the gift of being able to transform the bad and the ugly events or just simply the feeling of not being ok into a beautiful composition full of emotion makes this get to my heart. Love the card centre piece, the addition of pop of color still muted, the amount of bits and pieces all coming together, sharing the is ok not be ok is present here beautifully.

Next is Sleeping Forest by cinderella, another one of those absolute creators, now shinning in her designs as much as she has always been with her pages, everything I come across from Cindy opens a new universe! Impressive blend and masking, amazing texture galore and the play light and dark makes it into an impressive piece!!!

The full feel of the season with Friends by Yvonne55, another super take on patterns combo, template take so elegant despite the almost full page, gorgeous choices in the combination of textures too, I’m in love with that alpha and the beauty of the clusters, everything full of a happy feeling coming from that photo and it feels like the product she used here was created for it!!! Gorgeous all over!!!!

Fear None by HeatherB… I’m thinking where to start, I can be here for hours, probably days praising this!  Heather has been one of my major inspirational people now for over 10 years, and coming across a full photo page, beautifully surrounded by her choices that make the photo shine even more, perfection! The colors used work in harmony with the photo, great balance so both, the image and the pieces around it don’t take attention from one another….awesome as always!!!! (and it makes me wish I had boys to scrap like her, seeing these boys growing up is one of my most treasured memories!)

As you may have noticed, I love full on pages with a passion… when done with the talent shining here, even more so! The Best Day Ever by Stormchaser has the mark of her skills, the beauty of her family, the feel of, precisely, best day ever! beautiful shadows, amazing big title….pure awesome!!!!

A superb period softness here in jmdt-sweet-photo-web by JanisT, the blending of the photo into the background, the paint, brush work, subtle composed title, the fabulous shadows with the framed image and the little cluster holding it to the page, love that she flipped the photo in the background, the impact is amazing overall here!

Last but not least at all is Wine Time by Norma. I am so, so delighted coming across a page of hers! She was already a brilliant artist 10 or 11 years ago, and still keeps amazing with gorgeous creativity! Super elegant composition, love the photo blend, the texture of the background paper working perfectly with the stamps, the corners’ clusters beautifully giving a wonderful seasonal feel….absolute delight all over!

This is all from me today, Jan will be with you later with more awesomeness from the galleries, hope you enjoyed these and feel as inspired as us here in the team get by sharing them!

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 – October 8th-

Hello hello, G’morning (to you in my side of the world, G’ night to you Down Under.  I assume most of you on the other side of the pond are sleeping, but I’m talking too much so, as I’m dreadfully late, will get straight to the task.  Here are some of the most wonderful pages I’ve found from yesterday’s galleries, enjoy!!!

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!

Sunshiney Day by sucali is, as each and every time with her, a delight of elegance, gorgeous light, the photo working together with the light coming from the background paper, the beautiful embellishing that makes minimalism shine, gorgeous title and, I am sure, I will be singing I Can See Clearly Now all day! still deciding if Johnny Nash or Jimmy Cliff… anyway, talking too much again!!! Here is some awesomeness from Susanne:

2018_11_11_Starbucks by Smileark goes hand in hand with the song, such a wonderful happy feeling! the gorgeous, joyful photos, combining the B&W with the big color one, the circular base for the composition and ohhh joy again with the choice of..well, pretty much EVERYTHING! the paper used for the circle, the clusters beautifully placed, and another thing that makes my heart sing louder…that credits list! amazing talent from making lots of different designers look like all came from one pack! Brilliant in every way possible!

and another super favourite of mine, little kiwi with home is not my safe place. There is that gift we have with scrapbooking, that we can make amazing memory keeping, bring some beauty into not beautiful, even dreadful events, and this one is one of those. Love the use of word art, the big title, notebook element with choice of hand made feel for the whole thing, the inclusion of journaling… as someone who has been victim of robbery, I know how difficult it is to recover and how things like this stay with us, so great to be able to put it down into a page!

sooooo happy to come across Sarah- Saar ‘s Selfies page!!! This is superb as she does, lovely photos, gorgeous soft feeling with the color pallette, the perfection of those clusters and shadows, that amazing card as a centre piece, and the beyond words paper work in the background… I’m in awe!!!  Amazing as always!

Another gorgeousness in Love Fall through the Times by mywisecrafts.  For some reason that escapes me right now, every time I wanted to highlight a page of hers, wasn’t possible, so I am sooo delighted to find Esther is not in our 7 days list so I can share this with you! The fall feeling, combining the amazing colors, the metals with foliage and those perfect shadows in beautiful harmony create a bit of steampunk vibe, the circles composition…. another talent that makes me love autumn a bit more !

Another beautiful find, BuzzLightyear September 2021 by Kimberly27. I first came across Kimberly last year during the lockdown, always such beautiful approach to memory keeping, another puzzle as to why she has never made it into one of my posts before, so another delight to share with you all. Love the flowing of all those elements, the mixture of textures all coming down in a gorgeous, almost diagonal composition, the shadows are so beautiful, all wrapped up into perfection with the fluorescent light in the bottom bringing up the big title, love also the texture of that alpha! All over fabulous!

This is all from me for now, hope you all get inspired as much as I do with these awesome creatives, please, once again, remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) and that, if you spare a minute or two to leave some love, you can make someone’s day plus there is that thing about what goes comes around and I am talking too much again LOL. Have a great weekend!!!

Finger Pointing – September 10th-

Hello everyone, I’m back after a couple of months away from the computer, as usual overwhelmed with the vast amount of talent displayed in every style and theme in the galleries. I will try being brief, as I’m including a few more pages than usual. Hope you find inspiration and emotion in these gorgeous creations as much as I do.

Starting with The Day that Turned the World Upside-down by norton94. I have millions of words in mind, but quiet sure we need none here to come together in one intense feeling. Here is one perfect example of the power of our art (or craft, if you prefer): The gift to turn bad, ugly or, like here, horrible and devastating events into a beautiful art piece.  Amazing impact, gorgeous composition with the simple detail of the upside down paired with the seamless blending and the delicate additions for embellishing, plus a beautiful composed title work to complete. Painful excellence.

Continuing on the perfection in translating this month’s feelings is JenEm with September. A simple title for a not so simple creation, marvellous blank space lending elegance to the beautiful intensity of the photo, edited to perfection and making an impact, the awesome layering, those hidden stitches with shadows that give dimension…every little detail coming together here. Marvellous.

Moving on to a fun and colourful creation is EllenT with Enjoy the Now. Love Ellen’s gift to bring so much into the page whilst still keeping a perfectly clean composition, the take on the template is wonderful, the addition of that central cluster, fabulous patterns combination, the composition of the card with bits and pieces fitting together, everything so beautiful and, to make it even more joyful, the touch of humour with the “cartooned” photo adding cuteness!

Another one of my most favourite ladies, is Farwen with rjguest-sigkit1-unpacked. As she does, here we find an artful pocket composition full of perfect combinations, gorgeous photos placed genially with the cards to give movement to the page. The minimalist style shines with the addition of delicate embellishing…all together happy feelings. Awesome as always!

Keeping my heart happy in fantasy world is CaroRen with I’m Late. I’m in awe of the talent displayed here, lots of elements (my heart keeps singing!) amazingly composed into a blank space style that makes the most of that background paper (I have to confess I love them but rarely achieve this results!) everything here is dynamic, the shadows are so beautiful and that photo makes the whole page go into cute overdose, which I had been craving! Standout indeed!

Next one is Free Spirit by Scrap-Therapy. One of my most loved techniques is the power of extractions, which Emily brilliantly uses here, perfect in each and every one of them, and then combining all together for a sequence that makes me almost hear the music…! As if the extractions weren’t enough, there is blending too! There is so much detail, great to discover items like that half hidden frame, love the color synchronicity, the flowers clusters and the bits and pieces added, I could be here for days loving every bit of the page!

Once again amazed by the talent and creativity from timounette in this page she calls birds. I still remember the first out of this world creative technique I saw from her and this was in 2013, never mind how long ago, she keeps amazing us and shining in the galleries.  The black background softened by the paint and some addition of text fading away, gorgeous simplicity!

Next is Summer Friends by taxed4ever.  The photo is gorgeous, the journaling supported with paper strips word arts, the alpha beads for the title, there is wonderful layering with paint and doodles, I think some stitches too, even the font of choice is amazing!!! One of the things I appreciate the most in other scrappers is the sharing of the feelings and events that maybe not so clear through the page or even the journaling… love it when there is further explanation in the page description! For those of us who document our family and everyday life, sometimes knowing even a tiny bit more makes the page even more fabulous. So thank you for sharing a bit more about this!

More summer feelings and the documenting of the human race making history in the pandemic are here made into a fun, creative page : Starship by mmbstaley. Love the creation of light into the page with the cutouts, the colourful, super cute elements with the fun of glittering, the fun alpha used for the title work,  even the journaling creates movement with the typed part following the cutouts almost as a ray of light, then the paper strips… to add to the whole visual thing, if you are like we in our family…. you will be wanting one of these starships! ohhhh yes, we are so lazy sometimes! LOL (not sure how I will be able to get Niki Minaj out of my mind now!)

Finally (last but never ever least!) is AmaneseFe with Love Birds. Jenny is another treasured talent we have in this industry, with the power to shine in every style, she does so here with this perfection on every little bit! The big photo amazingly blended with the background, I’m not sure but I think there maybe another paper in the bottom layer giving the page a subtle frame, the repetition of the photo, this time zoomed in to give us a close up and the gorgeous embellishing, the title work with both alpha and font being so in sync with the whole thing, fabulous clusters everywhere, the master class in patterns combination with the bits of paper both sides…. the whole page makes you want to be there! Pure Awesome!

This is all from me today, hope you find inspiration, fun and an injection of energy with these!

Remember you can get to the original gallery post by clicking in the highlighted title and authors, please spare a minute or two to leave some love, we all know it can make a huge difference in our day! Have a great weekend!

 

Finger Pointing – June 23rd +

Hello! Hope everyone is having a great day, as I am running very late, will try to be as brief as possible, here are a few (a bit more than usual as we missed a few days) of the most amazing pages we found in the galleries!

Starting with one awesome artist, Cinderella with Explore. This girl can do magic, all her pages are artful, be that on a full on way or a more towards the minimalist, she always has an impact, and here she does something so amazing…! Love Valeria’s papers, they are so amazing that sometimes I feel like it would be a shame to cover it… but Cindy here found the most amazing way to showcase it, the photo is gorgeous, the chosen elements perfectly in sync and the whole page is, indeed, standing out in the gallery from far!!!

Another fabulous creative, also well known with us, is Ferdy with Hello!. Love the way in which she took the template and gave texture and dimension to the butterfly, making the photo still be a star in the page, with an elegance on embellishing that is delightful! Love when templates with shapes as main focus are made into a gem like this!!!

Another superb creation, also centering the page on a shape or element, is Film Festival by shunnstergil. Love her ability to scrap many photos in such a fun way, if you know me, you know I am an element hoarder, and here the use of so many, in such an elegant way, is beyond amazing! Perfect clusters, gorgeously reflecting the subject, fabulous memory keeping! (I may need to lift you on this one!!!)

I’m always delighted to find the representation of Pride in the galleries, being the Love is Love or centering on family love, the pages usually get my heart all the way and this one, Be Proud by xboxmom,  is such a delight! The gorgeous light and color effect on the background makes the blank space marvelous, the photo editing, the fabulous way in which the paints are the base for it, the embellishing is perfection, I love when scatters are used in such beautiful way, and the vintage tag, a superb addition on it’s own, here with her editing adding to it, most definitely an awesome creation all together.

Next is Rainbows by alinalove. I only noticed her (if I am not mistaken) last year… but once you have seen one page…you know she will always come up with stunning ones, and this one is such a wonderful creation, from the photo editing to the absolute perfection of her layering, the shadows and the beauty of the word art, everything is shinning!

A masterful show of stunning memory keeping in this one, Go See Do by kim517.  Marvelous take on the template, makes me (almost) wanna go in play with the snow (I’m usually a summer lover!) The whole thing is perfect: the clusters including themed elements, the way the shadows enhance and make it gain dimension and take the eye all over the page, the word strips and big tittle…all together makes my heart sing!

Next is Simple Pleasures by lizziet5, one of us here at the blog and one I don’t often find in the galleries, despite her being one of my most amazing inspirational scrappers! so delighted to have found this, the feeling of the page is fun, light and, making the title honor, a pleasure! Gorgeous elements, perfection in the layering, love the fun way in which the pictures are put together (and with gorgeous people!), those shadows that elevate the whole thing…. definitely making my heart sing louder!

This is The Only Way is Up by pmjames. I’m so fascinated with her whole gallery always, and this is a master class in photo editing to perfection! Starting by the super cute model (I am quiet sure is a family photo), love the way in which brushes and blending modes work magic by her talented hand…if you use Photoshop, she has the steps she took in the page description….it is in times like this that I wish I had the brain and patience to learn PS and not let it run me to tears! Absolutely, pure awesome!

Another more than awesome show of photo editing to make it into a work of art, is magnolia with Sunset Beach. The texture (I reckon on the blending with the paper) makes it feel like a fabulous oil painting, the way light is created, not sure if coming from the photo or by paints and brushes, but either way is delightful, the clusters that are a master piece, this is stunning!!! I am here sure is her own photo, as she clarifies on the page description. I have nothing against stock photo, I use them sometimes, usually for art journal, but when the page made into a master piece is based on our images, I feel is sharing part of our history… and can’t help but loving it a bit more!

Following on the beach and summer feeling, I found another couple of pages that make the memory keeping and masterful scrapping into the most gorgeous pieces. This one is Myrtle Beach 1979 by Purple71. Love the photo with that 70s feel, full of light coming from one corner, the take on the template is so beautiful, a gorgeous papers choice, those added seagulls and the marvelous cluster, all together a total delight!

This other one is Beach by robinsismai,  so delighted to find a page of hers after so long, and a super gorgeous one!!! LOVE the take on the template, I love scrapping big photos, it is a task I am trying to go back to, and this one (and the smaller ones too!) are so full of fun, perfectly put together to make the whole page make you smile from ear to ear. Love the clusters , the chosen themed elements superbly placed, and here is another one of those vintage tags, gorgeous. The shadows enhance it and I can’t but feel happier with that humor on the left bottom corner!!! Awesome!

Last but not (even in the slightest way NOT!!!) least, is one of the most amazing, prolific and talented scrappers we have in the industry :  bcgal00 with Butterfly Kisses. Love the photo repetition (with her gorgeous model!) the combo of color with black & white version makes the page have a beautiful light, made even more amazing by her composition, the mixture of different textures, there are stamps, brushes and more corporeal elements put together masterfully, al in a soft, beyond beautiful way… pure awesome!

This will be all from me today, hope you got inspired by these awesome creations as much as I do!

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 rest of the week!

 

Finger Pointing – June 18th –

Hello everyone! Hope you are doing well, here we had a great past couple of weeks but then mid week the weather decided to interfere with our trying to be out…and we are still on that kind of mood, so, what better than a stroll in the galleries for beauty, talent, memory keeping at it’s best?  Here are some of the most amazing pages I found from yesterday’s galleries, lets get inspired!

Why…. by Sokee is so delightful, the patterned paper with those circles and the added strokes, the super fun word art, the whole page is full of summer feel, even sticking to a very neutral color scheme, everything shouts summer freedom!

Hello 60s by cfile is just one of the pages she had posted in the day, which makes it so very difficult to pick just one! If you want to see minimalism taken to extreme, and done well… have a look at this page of hers ! Now this one has a bit more, still going for the elegance of the blank space, gorgeous layering, beautiful shadows and the details on the top & bottom that complete it all, perfect! (plus, believe you me, she still looked this good when we met in person a couple of years ago (or 3?))

A process of unpicking by LynnG got my heart for sooooooo many reasons!!!! You know my love for designers who scrap, and she is one very prolific (again, making it difficult to share just one!) love not just the visual beauty, the perfection of the blending of those background papers, that awesome woman (element) with the expression matched by Lynn herself in the awesome photo, but the fact that the whole visual thing represents so well her journaling, an inspiring thought which comes with a lot of effort, I reckon this pandemic brought a lot of us turning the attention to care for ourselves, it isn’t a selfish act, by caring for ourselves, we are better in caring for others…Marvelous page  (and I will need a class for blending the papers!!!)

Love is Love by Leahblahblah makes my day, my weekend, the whole month and beyond! In a world that is being divided and suffering in so many ways, wouldn’t it be much better if we concentrate in making love, all kinds, work? I could go on for hours, but Lea says it wonderfully well here! Love the colors, the intensity of the yellow frame is perfect , the perfection of those shadows that give almost real dimension and depth, more and more colors added without loosing that gorgeous elegance, the talent of making such a busy background work  in perfect harmony, all completed by one powerful sentence:  Imagine a world of acceptance and kindness…. Pure.Awesome. Thanks for this, Lea!

Traceypinneapple-vintage-keychain-quotes by TraceyM and here again my love for designers who scrap is in full form! She is one of those, also a prolific one, and she gives life to her own designs with so much beauty and fun!!! the background photo is seamlessly blended with gorgeous elements, different textures and fabulous shadows, all together a wonderful feeling of summer!!!

Last, but never ever least, is Dalis with This Summer Feeling, a fabulous show of awesome patterns, amazing memory keeping -can’t believe how grown this girl is!- the perfection of the black & white with the splash of yellow, the super gorgeous shadows… I could go on for days!  This is amazingly fun and a proper master class on how to fill a page (which you know I am a fan!) Gorgeous ALL OVER!!!!!

This will be all from me today, hope you enjoy and get inspired by these awesome creatives!!!! 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 – June 4th –

Hello!!! Hope everyone is doing as well as possible, I know some countries are going back to what probably will be the “new normal”, because seeing the way this virus is wrecking some parts of the world still I don’t think it will ever be back  to what it was….  I heard yesterday that one of my best friends of 50 years, a life time of memories together, married to a best friend that became a sister beyond words and had a son, we met often despite being in extreme places in the globe, passed away a couple of days ago with COVID19… the reality in the UK (where I am now) is not very good, but the devastating effect on Brazil and Argentina is breaking our hearts… anyway, to balance my heart with a lot of happy and beauty… I went for a stroll in the galleries  and here I am to share with you all these brilliant pages!

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!

Gonna start with Violetas by Ferdy, a gorgeous take on an equally gorgeous template, the amazing way in which the background paper gives a jump start for the composition, the beautifully placed elements, gorgeous shadows and spectacular layering…. all together perfection!

Next is  Mother by LivyBug, a master class in embellishment, color management and, here again,  a take on a marvelous template (which in my humble opinion, not everyone can make them look as brilliant as this) There is so much in here that makes the page a standout, even looking at the credits list makes this amazing, plus the beauty of the Mom & Daughter amazing relationship which can be felt through those smiles _yes, I know, some may say I’m a  bit biased_ but if you have been around as long as I have, chances are you also love these two as much as I do….!!! Still, the page is brilliant in it’s own right, by the hand of the daughter, who inherited the mum’s fabulous talent (she is the designer who created the template, in case you still haven’t had the pleasure to know about them!) Awesome all the way!

This one is 1987 -O Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art though, Romeo by Iowan. This is such a superb twist on the pocket style, the combination of different textures, all of them perfectly fitting in the page (another thing not so easy to achieve!) the perfection of the “movement” that gives the eye a going around the whole page , that artsy feel together with the beautiful elegance of Carol’s pages, plus the awesome coherence of the photos theme with the way the page was put together….wonderfully inspiring as always!

Now, I have so much in my head that I would love to say, trying to find the way to not go on for hours (which I could!)  about this:  All You Can Do by Scrap-Therapy. The page is one of those that, beyond the visual beauty, brings together the fact that scrap-booking is, without doubt to me, a form of art, and goes further, for so many of us being a main tool for pain relief, processing emotions and a lot more, with the added bonus that, by sharing the pages, we get to make some big time friendships through the journey.  I was surprised when I click to look closer, I would have never guessed it was Emily’s page, usually an explosion of color, she is one of the most amazing, happy, upbeat memory keepers…. maybe because of that, this gained an even greater magnitude : Is powerful, intense, and in a way makes me happy, because I know exactly the feeling of which she talks about…how liberating it can be to put it down on the page (journaled or not) and have all the energy to move on, making the negative become positive in this art form, is a blessing 🙂

Next is The Story of Today by Rubia Padilha. I am so so very glad to see this, first thing that comes to mind: that smiling face, the playful fun with selfies that tells me she is doing well despite her (our!) side of the world isn’t… and then all this fabulous pieces put together to give a framing for those smiles! The newspaper print is one of my top 5 patterns to use, and here it goes beyond with creativity mixing text with stamps, scribbles and bits of washi tape, then the paper strips layered under the photos (and so brilliantly shadowed!!)  Another favorite of mine, those magazine cut words, the beautiful way in which the colors fit and the happy tone keeps getting happier, that little cluster on the right that connects with the yellow paint in contrast with the black…. (plus the fact that she is the designer who created every piece -which means I ll be shopping today LOL) …most definitely stands out!!!

Another one of my most amazing sources of inspiration, justpattyanne with Be Strong.  As usual with her,  a wonderful mixing of textures and different designers becomes one in harmony, the out of this world layering , the gorgeous elements chosen, the punch that those rays have with the perfection of her shadows, the grungy page border….love it that the photo (gorgeous!) is still  the star of the page… I could be here for another 3 hours, love this so so much!!!!

A couple more pages… again on the line of scrapbooking making us happier, is  This Happy Place by pmjames.  I have a huge admiration for this kind of artist…being able to manipulate pieces and editing to turn photos into the most amazing painting is something that requires a LOT of talent…and here is at it’s best!!!! The blending is superb, those pieces incorporated with perfection into the background to give different dimensions, the addition of the journaling and a piece of text fading away in the background… absolutely LOVE the title work, the mixture of different alphas with font is full of fun!!!

Entering fantasy land in the most amazing, cheerful way is Dotti Pops and Mop Tops by Anja_77. LOVE that little doll! well, both “little dolls!” the one in the photo is also amazingly beautiful and I’m in love with the girl’s hair color too! (have been coloring my hair for 40 years and still haven’t got that shade of red! not even on Instagram filters it comes out that beautiful! LOL) Now seriously, the photo, the girl is beautiful and the use of the doll makes so much sense, the blue shades are peaceful and the reds and splashes of green make that happy feeling… as if this all wasn’t enough, the shadows are beyond this world marvelous!!!!

This is all from me today, hope you enjoyed and get inspired, we have another post coming later, please 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 – May 7th –

Hello again! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! To us here (in the UK, though I imagine the rest of the world is in more or less the same page!), is a bit of an uncertain feeling, with all that is happening all over the world tinted with that uncertain feeling, but you do not want me with my old woman’s thought just now LOL I’m here to share with you some of the awesome pages posted yesterday. As usual, the HUGE, amazing variety of talents we have doesn’t make it too easy, but here they are, hope you love them and get inspired as much as we, at the GSO team, do!!!

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!

This is Why Not? by cinderella, one of the most amazing, versatile, prolific and gifted talents we have in this industry. I’m delighted because she is usually in our 7 days list when I want to show case her pages…. I saw this before release and fell in love so so much!!!!! Her creativity and clever ideas are on show here, the marvelous amount of elements and still a fresh, clean look, a mixture of textures and so much to discover. Love the way in which she framed the page, those shadows are perfection and the spirit the whole thing has an impact that makes me smile all the way!!!!

Moving from the whole page covered, elements galore style to the elegance of the minimalist, a page from one of my Queens of Elegance, another one I usually haven’t the pleasure of feature as my colleagues love her as much as I do, this is Life Right Now by JenEm. Her power to translate whole stories into a minimalist composition is extraordinary, her photography  takes us to beautiful places, lets us have a closer look at gorgeous wild life like this, and her journaling always giving an insight on her daily life…  Love those blocks that reflect the photo’s light, the awesome shadows that give a depth and the details of buttons placed here and there, all together awesomeness!!!

Another marvelous creative, a new discovery to me, is 202105_Week1_MuseChallenge by CaroB71. Love the collage feel, the amazing way in which all seems to be thrown into the page casually, but so carefully thought at the same time. The mixture here is beautiful : paints and word art, wood, paper & cardboard never felt  more at home, love that messy thread playing on being the hair and all those little bits holding together… gorgeous all over, and with an uplifting message!

Another one of my newer discoveries, I think in the past couple of years she has been filling my heart with her gift for turning everyday life into magical stories in the page…. She is KingsQueen82 and she calls this Rainy Days. Every page of hers tells us stories and she creates scenes that give music to the heart! The  impact of the purple calling the attention to the photos – love how the sequence gives movement and keeps telling the story!- the amazingly beautiful background in which I can see a bit of a city landscape, that beautiful rainbow (that is so perfect to pair that marvelous smile in the top photo!) those umbrellas and, my most favorite element of all time: the clouds that are so beautiful, all shadowed in the most amazing way! Wonderful all over!!!!

Again, a wonderful Layout artist that only came into my everyday inspiration in the past couple of years (the pandemic has given me, after all, a number of great things!) The page is called Nature, and she is Kjersti.  Her creations, all, have the quality to make my heart happy… her family and herself would look perfectly at ease in a glossy magazine, those smiles and the family feel always present, every page is a delight! Love how here all those qualities are so beautifully set in such a green environment, and truly appreciate the presence of the masks. The composition is beautiful, amazing little patterns popping out here and there, marvelous clusters that almost look like part of the photography… love the way the title work is on a beautiful piece of wood, plus the journaling that tells of the outing (to Japanese Gardens, which I love!) makes me want to go back in time, when we here were able to do this kind of thing here!

Next is Lovely by SweetChar,  again, a newly discovered talent…this one also keeps me in awe and also makes me smile each and every time, even with her avatar! This is such a beautiful page in every way possible: a Mother’s Day card, which she printed and sent to her mum. The photo is precious (more amazingly beautiful people! her whole family!) and here, as she always does, there is so much beauty in her clusters, the  gorgeous choices of elements, the papers that fit perfectly and all is crowned by shadows that enhance that beauty… I’m almost jealous of the perfection of the shadowing in the crochet borders…absolutely amazing!

As Friday galleries are always loaded with talent, I am allowing myself to bring you a couple more pages, both authors amazingly talented!!!  This one is Little Sprout by marijke, an amazingly talented, brilliant Queen of Elegance of mine, who lately has been showing us that she can fill the whole page and create the magic she does as wonderfully as with her minimalist pages… The blending here is out of this world, seamless, perfect, the little bits & pieces added that lift the page to an even higher level… LOVE the bits of thread, perfectly shadowed, the green leaves that almost become part of the photography, all completed with the gorgeous shade of pink (salmon?) in those borders and the flowers… marvelous ALL!!!!

Last but not in the slightest way least (and I am so sure you all agree with me…) is Walking… by Marleen. This superbly talented artist that creates art pieces that make me think of high fashion designer labels, often takes me back in time to the 1920’s to the 60’s which are my favorite. Love this with the impact of contrast in black and white and the wonderful way in which the yellow is used, the perfection of those brushes/paint strokes that make the floor and create the perfect dimension and perspective… and all those brushes behind the image, which, if I am not mistaken, she created herself. Either way, this is so amazing! As always, she brings elegance and amazing  creativity to the galleries!!!!

This is all from me today. Hope you enjoy these amazing creations as much as we at The GSO do! Please, remember you can get to the original galleries by clicking on the name of the page and author ( not the actual image) Also, 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 brilliant weekend!!!