Good morning! It’s Beatrice here again on Monday Inspiration Day!
I’m always excited to see a new release from SnickerdoodleDesigns. Today I am featuring the Good Friends Collection.
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As always the collection is packed! Not all elements are shown in the preview, and it’s also hard to see detail well by looking at the previews! For close up, detailed views just check this blog post. While you are there make sure you download the gorgeous freebie Karen has provided for you.
Several layouts are featured in the same blog post, but I’m here today to inspire you with a few more in order to show off the true versatility of this collection.
I’m a big fan of all of Kabra’s heritage layouts. Her paper stacking is consistently lovely, and in Little Girl the layer of lace, sandwiched between the paper layers, is a great touch. Her clustering is outstanding, and I love the way she keeps the elements large yet manages to not overshadow the photos. Finally the slight tilt adds interest to her overall design.
I wouldn’t normally feature two layouts by the same artist, but this one by Kabra, Forever Friends, is new in the gallery. The photo is so adorable, I can’t pass it up. Again the paper stacking and clustering are gorgeous. I like how she kept the brushes black to show off the detail of the art work, and the placement of the tiny flowers frames the word art perfectly.
Our Anniversary by Danica (weaselwatchr), features a darling photo; and, again, the paper stacking and clustering are outstanding. The blended floral paper (included in the kit!) is the perfect backdrop for her layout and really makes everything pop. She used a template from a set called Sail Away by Christaly. I love the font she chose for her title-work.
Another layout new to the gallery is Good Friends by Zanthia. She used a template by Hearstrings Scrap Art. There is a lot going on in this layout, yet the end result is soft and delicate, not busy at all. The photo is just precious, and the split framing is pleasing to the eye. The small embellishments keep the focus on the photos and emphasize her horizontal design. I love the way she sprinkled the word strips throughout the layout, and the subtle brushwork is the ideal added touch. The placement of the word art in lieu of title and journaling is just right.
I’ll finish off my post with this gorgeous layout by Kay (Brighteyes), Free to Be Me. I love the “artsy” look of her page, which speaks to the versatility of “Good Friends!” I really like how she kept the paper stacking to one side, and chose her papers and embellishments to mimic the colors in the photos. The framed photo on top of the blended photo, the embellishments tucked behind the frame, and the creative title design all work together, creating an outstanding layout.
I hope I have inspired you today with this variety of layouts, each of which is creative in its own way. Happy Monday and have a great week!