Gallery Highlights | 10.11.2012

Welcome to Gallery Highlights for this week!

This week’s finds include some gorgeous layouts that are sure to inspire you. I found some really fun single-photo layout designs this week as well as a gorgeous holiday card – it’s almost that time! Let’s go take a look at them and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Don’t forget – You can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.

Killing Time by scrappyJedi

Melissa used an Instagram photo as the focal point of this layout about her brother. Balancing a design that only uses a single small photo can be very tricky but Melissa did a fantastic job on this layout by adding stencil paper across the middle of the page and underneath the photo. The stencil paper reinforces her reading theme and balances the photo beautifully. She added lots of fun tags and embellishments both to the top and bottom of the page and around the photo. The result is a beautiful design!

Sun Kissed by lulu des bois

I love the techniques used in this next layout. Lulu used one small photo on the bottom right side of the page. Her background is strips of colored, patterned paper that she muted with white paint. The white paint makes the background one cohesive unit, yet gives the page balance and interest by allowing some colors to show through. Lulu also balanced her single photo by adding adorable bird embellishments to the top left of the page and bringing her title and journaling down towards the photo.

Smile by beehive50

Debi’s layouts always appeal to me. Her simple, graphic style is gorgeous. In this layout about her daughter and friend, she placed the photo almost to the right edge of the paper with the journaling directly under it. She then added a thin white graphic frame over the cardstock and added her title to the left of the photo. Her simple paint splatters that start on the left of the page and lead directly to and then under the title and photo add balance to the asymmetrical design.

Boys and their Toys by midwestgirl60

Sue’s layout uses two photos centered in her page and is just a perfect, classic design for either two photos or one enlarged photo. She centered patterned paper on kraft paper, layered her photos over the patterned paper and added her title and journaling on the patterned paper as well so that everything is centered on the page. She added more patterned paper to both the top and bottom of her kraft base that adds weight and interest and maintains the balance.

Tis the Season card by tenmylove

And finally, we have Heathyr’s gorgeous holiday card. I’m starting to see more and more holiday-themed projects in the galleries and will highlight some of them as the season grows closer. Heather placed bright patterned paper on a white cardstock base and added bright pennants at the top of the card, wrapped with red-and-white twine. To finish it off, she added another simple pennant to the bottom of the card – simple, bright and very festive.

And there you have them – our gallery highlights for the week! As I say every week, I really wish we had time and space to feature more of the amazing designs out there.  Thanks so much to all of the designers who shared their work with us this week. What were your favorite gallery layouts last week? Feel free to link us to them in the comments and let us know what you think and which are your current favorites in the galleries!

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