Friday, 3 August 2012

Gorgeous Gallery

The July Gallery is finally (at long last) up and I have a huge apology to make to the lovely designers who had to wait so long for me to put it up.

I really wanted to spotlight this gallery as it features Graphic 45. I hardly ever use Graphic 45... because I am always at a loss on how to make best use of it so that's why I really love this months gallery - lots and lots and lots of amazing inspiration to show that it can be used in many different ways to create some very different looking projects.

Jane Hewitts beautiful set of drawers are shown above along with some of her other creations.

Karen Moss shows that you can create something beautiful in a totally different style by incorporating the intricate patterns into a geometric design.

Guest Designer Ali McGovern demonstrates how to really showcase the fun and sometimes quirky designs often found on Graphic 45 papers.

Ann Freeman strikes the perfect balance between a clean uncluttered layout that still has plenty to look at. 

I simply had to include this layout by Karen Leahy in my overview of the gallery - I am sure many of us still have Jubilee photos waiting to be scrapped and Karen has made the most of the regal colour scheme with this fun layout!

And last but by no means least Katherine Sutton shows how you can cut small elements from the papers to enhance your photo and keep the theme of the papers evident without overwhelming your photos and journaling.

I am sure you will agree that the July gallery really shows what a diverse range of projects you can create with any given paper range. 

I think it is particularly useful to see how this manufacturers paper is used by different designers as it is a range which attracts equal numbers of people who love it and use it loads and people who love the papers but have no idea how to actually use them! (Until now that would be me but I am going to have a play with Olde Curiosity Shoppe as I LOVE the pigs!)