Finger Pointing – January 30th

Happy Monday, everyone! Spending a little time in some of the digi galleries is a definite up-side to what is usually not the best day of the week. Weekends shouldn’t have to be so short! I am definitely seeing a few winter pages online but it also looks like we’re getting some of our travel pages done from years past. A few of the galleries are really hopping with activity from store challenges. SO MUCH eye candy out there right now!

Let’s get to some picks, shall we?

Read by adejong

Sitting there in the peace and quiet, ensconced in her book, it’s a very peaceful scene. The monochromatic color scheme further reinforces the soothing feel of it and I like the soft touch of paint to add the vertical flow.

Jan Bingo Sign by Suzs

Very striking page! That photo sucks you right in and you just have to go and see what the story is about! I had never heard of a moon dog before, thank you Google for clarifying for me 😉 The softness of the snowflake shape against the rustic background coupled with all the wintry elements really clues you into the temperatures where she is. Now everyone go and look up “moon dog”… cool, right?

LOL by Krista Lund

Well, you have to smile looking at this one! I love the sepia contrasted with the bright primary colors, the tilt of the elements and how it echoes the tilt from the photos in the swing. I love how she pulls the eye to the top and bottom with the edge details and I adore the stacked word art & stamps in the center. LOVE!

Failure by bcgal00

You gotta love a nice full page background! That this one has such beautiful edge detailing and the pops of vibrant green makes it really stand out. I like how the photo is blended to reveal only a small portion of the color, the vertical nature of the picture combined with the horizontal title. Very pretty!

Streets of Jinan by ScrappingwithLiz

Fun photo sketching treatment! Love the selective coloring with the bright colors in the photos, the mix of wide angle and detail shots, the textures in the element choices. I like how your eye is drawn to the center from both sides, leading you right into the story.

2017 Reading List by kendallt

First, I want to reach out and touch it because the shadows are gorgeous! I love all the little bits and bobs clustered together, the mix of horizontal and vertical elements on the diagonal split. The grid holds the whole page together and almost makes me think of a bookshelf which just further reinforces the theme. Even the font choice screams out “real books”. Nicely done!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks today. Head on over to your favorite digi gallery and share a little love with your fellow scrappers today!

 

Finger Pointing – January 21st

Tiptoeing through the digi galleries, sipping on a nice cup of pumpkin spice coffee… not a bad way to start a sunny Saturday morning! It looks like a lot of my fellow scrappers are taking advantage of the kids being back in school after the holidays and scrapping to their heart’s content. There are some beautiful pages in varying styles all over the galleries so it’s tough to narrow it down to only select a few. But such is the job, right? 😉

The Last Photo of an Only Child by tjscraps

OUT FOR PUBLICATION

You can’t not click on it to read the story… you have to know! The photo draws you right in to the scene, you feel like you’re standing behind her pensively staring at the beautiful view, too. Once you read the journaling you realize this day, it’s kind of like the calm before the busy starts. I love the choice of the two scripty fonts, the pastel element choices along with the ethereal feel of the photo treatment, the playful feel of the string element and the doodled edges.

Mosaic Blooms by jlholden15

Very striking! It caught my eye right off with the bright colors on that black background. Nice choice of the doodles and the imprecise photo sizes to break up the grid feel.

Little Things Matter by AnikA68

Just the photo sets the mood, even if we couldn’t read the journaling. I like how the focal point for the page is anchored at the sides and bottom with the black of the circle doodles and date stamp. The pops of lavender and orange reflect a real happiness to me.

Winter Wishes by blondy

Just beautiful clustering here! She managed to capture movement and sheer happiness with the photos and created an almost woodland scene with her page design. All the little bits tucked above and behind, the repeated elements and colors create such nice balance. Really very pretty!

2017 Jan 19 MOC by Amanda.c

I love how she chose to focus on ways she grew over the course of the year, challenges she tackled, causes she supported. What a great way to summarize! The circles for journaling feel almost like thought bubbles. I love the diagonal flow of the page design. Go, Amanda!

Her Joy by Tronesia

It always seems like I can pick Tronesia’s pages out of the gallery! Perhaps it’s recognizing her adorable children but I think more it’s recognizing her photography skills, clean lines, crisp backgrounds and her amazing shadowing. She has a knack for a playful style and attention to scale. Really lovely!

I hope you’ve enjoyed my picks today. Why don’t you do a little finger pointing of your own and leave some love for your fellow scrappers today?