July 31, 2014 in Real Standouts
Ohhhh my!!!!!!! are you as taken as I am by this year going so fast? We are in August (well, almost!!!!) I think that, for me, last year was a very, very difficult one as my daughter decided to have her “teenage phase” , 2013 seemed dragging to no end…surprisingly (as I started with being admitted to hospital in December and spent New Year’s Eve there!!!!) this year has been quiet good and seems to be rushing in! But lets get to what we are here for (yes, I know I talk too much….!!!!) I have been around the galleries and…oh…how I would love to have another 12 hours or so in my day to be able to stop in so many absolutely delightful pages!!!!! Here are some of the most beautiful ones I found:
I love this girl’s pages. LOVE her. She is “loud” colorful, honest and has so much talent!!!!!! Every page of hers, no matter how full or blank spacey she makes it, carries her signature, speaks to one’s heart…This one is one of those that can make me change my mind about stuff I have my mind quiet set on…..like the dolls. These dolls. I have to admit: spook me. They are somehow cousins of Chukky who ate my mind some twenty something years ago (Child’s Play movies) …but here? This doll moves from spook world to colorful Shannon world, to beautiful background, fun, play, I get the feeling of sunset and beauty…not even a hint of spooky!!!! Love the shadows, and the names!!!!!!!!!!! Well, just LOVE this!!!!!!! Even the tittle is wonderful! Here is Shannon’s (roboliver)’s A Whole Lotta Wonderful
From plenty colorful to almost colorless….but with so much fun, light & shadows infused….is colorful to the soul!!!!!!!!! I’m always saying how I LOVE designers who scrap, and this one designs and scraps top quality. Her pages are always amazing, be that her scrapping with her own creations or other people’s. This page just called my eye from the little thumbnail… and what a wonderful thing it is! Love pages that feel hand-made, and here the shadows are so precise, so perfect, it almost seems like a photo of a paper LO!!!. The doodles in the background, fun stitches, illustrations that take you right into the garden….there is so much light in this page, it was only fair that I brought it here to shine! Here is digging by Dawn Inskip.
The next page is from another one of my favorite ladies, has one of my most favorite techniques on splitting photos, super delicate , very little in manner of elements, but then again, with a photo like this…..you don’t want to take the focus away from it! The cloud is a soft detail, the place & date so everyone further in time can recall this Adventure by Rae (bcgal00)
And here we have another impressive landscape as focus on a page which screams identity too, from a girl who literally screams her identity …LOVE the photo, and the work done here not only enhances it but also gives more substance to the statement/page: perfectly chosen alpha, very few details because not much is needed, but what is done is done with perfection (look at those shadows!!!!) I think I would be proud to be Singaporean too The Day by Agnes (purlz76)
And here is a page which fills me with joy & the very best feelings!!!!!! I took that photo!!! yes!!!! Natascha came to London to visit us last month, we had so much fun, so much laughter, and she is every bit of the amazing person her pages transpire her to be….a delight of a company. Love the page in every little thing, as usual Natascha gets lots in perfect harmony, all the little bits & pieces, word arts, little gorgeous clusters with amazing shadows, journaling, and a perfect tittle with a beautiful alpha with matching shadows!!!! Delight in every pixel!!!! City Trip by Natascha:
A Day at the water park by Kari (dotcomkari) is another jewel in the gallery, so much fun with all the frames, the movement in the page is gorgeous and I’m loving the water splashes and the amazing background work!!!! The journaling done in the bits of papers adds even more to the whole composition, superb page!!!
Before I go, there is one more page, one by another hyper talented lady, full of color and feeling, and this page just adds to the amazing things I’m discovering about her…she is not one to journal much, but the lines she does journal are glimpses into her life and beautiful soul…and in this page what we see is treasure. If I’m not mistaken this is her son…what an amazing page, full of vibrancy but the earth tones making it so very masculine, all the circles/bubbles that go in dynamic movement with that light bulb, the word arts on creativity, the painted background, those extra gorgeous stitches shadowed to perfection…..her motherly creation within her creativity in the page…. just gorgeous. Absolutely Gorgeous: Ellen Tucker’s Creativity-
Almost midnight here so I need to say see you later…surely hope these amazing ladies inspire you as they inspire me, their creations are so treasured, if you can spare a minute for just a word or two, drop in their galleries to do so. Hope you are all having a great night & have an amazing weekend!!!!