Welcome to another edition of gallery highlights! I have been drawn to bright, colorful layouts for weeks and weeks now – it must be because Mother Nature seems to have forgotten to bring spring to the midwest and we are still shivering with dark skies and snow almost constantly. So it’s a good thing the galleries have layouts that brighten my day and cheer me up just a bit. I found some more fun and colorful layouts to share this week – even some digital templates that use color beautifully. Let’s go take a look 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.
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by blinks14
I love the background Jessica used in this first layout. She used patterned paper to create little bricks that she laid out in rows across the middle of her page. She gave them dimension so that she could also layer digital stamps and brushes underneath as well. I also really like the way she framed her photo – she outlined it multiple times to give the impression of a frame without really framing it. This is a colorful, fun layout with a lot of interesting design ideas.
Mom’s Flowers August ’11 by adrianita
Audrey used a digital template to set off the photos of her mother’s flowers perfectly. She chose a template with a dark background and bright blue and yellow embellishments. The colors in her photos pick up the embellishment colors beautifully and all she had to add at that point was her journaling. What a fantastic use of a template this is!
Headshot by wendymck
Wendy also started with a digital template for this stunning layout of her daughter. But she chose to modify the template by adding in different colors. The template’s elements were originally just blue and brown but Wendy changed some of them to bring in some brighter hues – she added pops of yellow and pink to add a more feminine, fun feel. Absolutely gorgeous embellishment clusters that perfectly highlight this beautiful photo.
The Best Kind of Beautiful by Melissa Smith
I love Melissa’s layout! She used journaling cards and patterned paper to create mini-layouts that she then placed on a grid on white cardstock. I’ve seen a lot of project life layouts that use this style but I simply love the way this works on cardstock! She used a lot of bright colors and small embellishments to perfection and tied it all together literally at the bottom of the page. This is a fantastic design idea!
Keep Calm and Party On by Saneli
I could not pass up Sanna’s card when I spotted it in the gallery. I love the stamping, the colors, the way she used the arrows, and even the way she staged it and photographed it with patterns and washi tape surrounding it. I love everything about it!
And there you have them - our gallery highlights! I love all of these and I really do 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!