Now that Spring has woken up and all those poor scrappers in frozen places have thawed out, everything seems alive with activity…and that includes our gallery. You’ve been filling it with all sorts of gorgeous floral and outdoorsy layouts – so many that we just had to feature them in some of our previous O My Stars (and we LOVE that!).
In keeping with the idea of all that creative activity, this week we’ve noticed some wonderful layouts with lots of creative expression. They feature music, quotes, color and some highly creative thinking involving hair….you’ll just have to see it below to appreciate that one. 🙂 So, here goes..our picks for the week!
Twinflor’s Music is Life has created a strong visual line from the horn at the top seeming to pour out the ribbon which becomes flowers and leaves that lead our eyes to the beautiful photo in the middle of layout which leads our eyes to the text and string and on down to the little bead at the bottom of the layout. So creative and yet subtle so that you have to look at it more than once to see all the details. Fabulous!
Sbpoet’s Feeling in Flight also features music but she has combined the images of music, butterflies (symbolizing freedom) and singing birds (cheering the butterflies on – in my mind 😉 ) to give a nonverbal message that we can find freedom to express those unspoken feelings through music. Her layering and use of the stamped-like images is spot-on perfect!
We shift from minimal color and black-and-white imagery to strong uses of color as creative expression in our next two layouts. In Begin Again, Skinospot uses vivid color to give a jolt of happy to this artsy LO. I love how the little butterfly girl seems to have escaped her cage and is gleefully contemplating flying away to join the butterflies – such a creative way to express the quote at the top left.
In Teen Angst by Squeak, we go from happy little girls to teens on emotional roller coasters. She shares a common teen complaint expressed quite creatively and matched it with an equally creative LO. The dancer placed in the middle of the rainbows suggests action while the vivid color, funky title, darker paint and grungy rock-n-roll word art clue you in that this is no sweet ballerina LO.
Finally, we strip away all the color and go to minimalism that makes you think with Adryane’s Face. If you don’t read her explanation, it’ll take you a minute or two to realize that she has created the face out of just two elements and paired it so well with creatively spaced text. I keep wanting to look and look again at this one and then I laugh out loud because it’s so clever. She has me looking at elements in a whole new way now. SO creative!
Well, that’s it for this week. Hopefully, you’ve had your creative batteries recharged and are inspired to whip up something creative of your own. Be sure to share it with us in the O gallery. We love to see your creations (and you just might see one of yours here next week)!