GSO • Gallery Standouts

Es gibt so viele wunderschöne Scraps und daher bin ich ganz besonders stolz, wenn eines von mir als GALLERY STANDOUT, als herausragendes Layout, ausgewählt wird.


Free Spirit by sylvia. I love a beautiful white background with pops of color and this one is just gorgeous!! That red striped paper really sets everything off and makes that photo pop! I love the little sequin cluster and lovely use of the heart string! Stunning page!

free spirit © sylvia • sro 2019 • september 2019 scraplift challenge • scraplift my space by magda mizera • this is me by bellisae designs & the real you by fayette designs


A feminine colour palette is always a winner! Happy Life by sylvia just has me mesmerised with all its loveliness. A mix of brush work/blending with some elements shadowed here and there makes for some depth and great interest. Add a pretty girl and some large word art and you’ve got yourself a standout! Totally love this!

happy life © sylvia • sro 2019 • colorful summer by tiramisu design


Life by Sylvia Totally fun page! I absolutely love the bold feel to this layout with the fabulous Big Bold Title. The artist used a play with color to perfection throughout this page.  Gorgeous photos  beautifully shadowed and cropped and I love the color effects as well. And then she topped it off with a little bling, with those pretty diamond studded flowers. Very  pretty Layout!!!

TDP august 2019 challenge | one to twelve | love august template by designed by irma & simplicity TDP designer collab © sylvia • sro 2019


Summer by sylvia. I simply adore the gorgeous graphic feel of this page! The title work is so lovely and that photo is the sweetest. I love photos of children from behind at the ocean! The elements at the top and bottom are perfectly placed! Such beautiful simplicity here!

summer © sylvia • sro 2019 • love july by designed by irma


Love the energy, exhilaration and anticipation in Good Day Sunshine by sylvia. Fantastic blending and use of the color yellow. The extraction and shadowing are point on. The horizontal line anchors the image. Also love the yellow arrow directing the eye to the image.

good day sunshine © sylvia • sro 2019 • summer sunshine by natali designs


Today by sylvia | The film strip blend/mask on the photo repeated in color really caught my eye. I love the understated elements and the great placement of the word art. The yellow flower and string pop, and the white space here keeps your eyes focused on the photos.


I love the summer vibe in Sun by *sylvia*. The blues and yellows really give the impression of glorious, warm sunshine and I like the beachy embellishments to the left while the shadowing gives this page some wonderful depth. Gorgeous!

today © sylvia • sro 2019 • sometimes by anita designs


Good Vibes by sylvia. I am in love with that dotted background and the beautiful pops of color in this page! That photo is simply adorable and the date strip with the sequin marker is fantastic! I adore the way she used the word bits and those sweet flowers and stamps. Such a perfect title!! Lovely lovely page!

good vibes © sylvia • sro 2019 • may stuff by rachel etrog designs


Love the vertical design in Twins by Sylvia! Sweet, sweet photos of two little boys! A few embellishments to compliment, deep shadows and red frames add interest and make the page pop! And all of that white space, gorgeous!  Twins … “twice the smiles and twice the love!”

twins © sylvia • sro 2019 • wildflowers collab by anita designs & rachel etrog designs


together by sylvia – Another absolutely stunning design! I adore this photo and how she used it “together” and then as a separate snapshot of each.  Great choice of background paper with the pencil writing is the perfect touch to this  fantastic layout with tons of little details .  The layers in the center are so beautifully done and her shadowing is amazing! This is such a gorgeous work of art – LOVE!!!!

may 2019 template challenge © sylvia • sro 2019


Having some young grandchildren means I’m always on the look out for inspiration. Y’know the ones – pages that make my grandchildren think I’m a rather cool Nana, those like Happy Moments by sylvia. I love all that white space. And the simple, understated page design and the black and white image.  A terrific, timeless page!

happy moments © sylvia • sro 2019 • make it count march 2018 by anita designs


Remember by Sylvia | What great use of white space. I love the crop on the simple black and white photos along with the pops of bright yellow. I love the sentiment in her writing. It’s important to remember! And of course … I’m a sucker for awesome shadowing and she did a great job shadowing on this page. I love the way the edge is curling a little in the second photo.

remember © sylvia • sro 2019 • january stuff by rachel etrog designs


Next we have Open Book by Sylvia. The dimension and use of whitespace drew me to this page!!! The nearly monochrome design with the use of the soft, pale blue as an accent is sheer perfection!!!

open book © sylvia • sro 2019 • open book by ditaB designs


My final pic which looks deceptively simple is never too old by sylvias scrapart. I love the sentiment of the wordart and the blended stamps and transfers used to make the background. Again just a few elements with the black and white framed photo make for a stunning page.

never too old © sylvia • sro 2019 • fresh air by synergy ink


Amazingly, I found a second wonderful teenager layout in the galleries tonight. Teenager by Sylvia, is a fabulous tongue in cheek page, with a great messy white space design! I love the doodles, stitching and splatters drawing your eye to that cute photo. The splattered border is a great final touch.

teenager © sylvia • sro 2019 • in be-TWEEN by jumpstart designs


I find stripes to be quite challenging in my own work but sylvia makes it look so easy with her Happy Girl layout. The pretty pink and grey tones are so soft and they allow the eye to be drawn directly to the coloured/black and white image stack before you move on to the little details around the page. I love the title work and the quote is perfect! A great page!

happy girl © sylvia • sro 2019 • a girl life & a boy life / a girl life layered templates by rachel etrog designs


To the Moon and Back by Sylvia : Seriously?! How incredibly sweet is this page?! That photo is adorable and I love that the artist chose to “print” her photo in black in white and her great shadow work in popping it from the page. I love the watercolor clouds in the background and the doodled stars and colorful pops of color in the hearts and moon. What a sweet page. I love including journaling on a page, but this page certainly does not need it. Wonderful!

to the moon and back © sylvia • sro 2019 • to the moon and back by anita designs


chit chat by sylvia. I was totally drawn to this one because of that great crop on the photo!! I love that the focus is on the hands and phones, so creative and fun!! The black and white looks amazing on that background and all the faint text is just fabulous! The simple sweet elements are perfectly placed!! Such a great layout and creative photo!

chit chat © sylvia • sro 2019 • dialogue by little lamm paper & co


Hard times by sylvia. I stopped on this one in the gallery immediately! That stunning white background with the beautiful pops of yellow is just amazing! I adore the vertical design and sweet black and white photo. The simple word art and string heart are just perfect, as are her beautiful shadows! So very lovely!!

hard times © sylvia • sro 2019 • wish you were here by dunia designs


Hope by Sylvia is another beautifully designed white space page. The inked grid used as a background draws your eye right to the photo. I love the word art and tiny scattered elements she’s used to complete a lovely page.

hope © sylvia • sro 2019 • hope and dreams by natali designs


Then, we have No Limits by sylvia. The message here spoke volumes to me this morning. From a design perspective, I love the carefree spirit that just jumps off the page!!!

no limits © sylvia • sro 2019 • go find yourself by chunlin designs


hi by sylvia has another beautiful message for our New Year – Notice the beauty of our world!  I love the happy, whimsical nature of this layout.  The yellow squares are a great frame for the photo, and I like how she took that happy color and used it on dots and elements around the page.    Look at the adorable little bow at the end of the stamped balloon!  It makes me smile each time I look at it.

hi © sylvia • sro 2019 • documenting every day january by dunia designs


Christmas by sylvia. Sometimes the simplest and least embellished pages are the most effective and that’s definitely the case here. The paper blocks which look like wrapped presents alongside the single photo make for a clean design. The rotated title fits the design in just the right way as do the little bit of text and small red paint spatter.

christmas © sylvia • sro 2018 • december stuff by dunia designs


I just couldn’t scroll past Sisterhood by sylvia! Such a beautiful, happy photo surrounded by pretty little, soft-toned elements, beautifully delicate and I love that there is so much room to breathe here. Man, I just love the muted pinks and those smiles!

sisterhood © sylvia • sro 2018 • sisterhood collab by the gingerbread ladies


Dark Shadows by Sylvia. This page made me smile. I like the whimsical placement of the skeletons, and the mischievous title. The simplicity adds to the charm of this light-hearted layout.

dark shadows © sylvia • sro 2018 • dark shadows mini kit by chunlin designs


How awessome is the spiraling effect of  Dark Shadows  by Sylvia and how it pulls the viewer to the center page and there it is … the scream of fear. Just a few supporting images that tell of things that go bump in the night. Fabulous shadow work that adds depth to this SPOOK-tacular page!

dark shadows © sylvia • sro 2018 • dark shadows mini kit by fayette designs


This next page fills my heart with joy and takes me back in time in the most beautiful way! Hippie Spirit by *sylvia* honors the title.  The black background is illuminated by her art work, the VW vans are the perfect representation of my teenage years, spent on the 70s with a hippie attitude, and here so amazingly turned into an art piece with perfect touches in the words art and brushes, pure delight!

let it be © sylvia • sro 2018 • hippie spirit by oawa


First up is Feel Good by sylvia. The extraction of this photo is amazing!!! And, the feeling of her coming up through the ink spray is just fabulous. Finally, the shading gives such a great dimension to the page. Outstanding work!!!

feel good © sylvia • sro 2018 • feel good by chunlin designs


Paris by *sylvia*. The white space and the red, WOW! Just awesome. Need not say another word. I’m sure you’ll agree.

paris © sylvia • sro 2018 • wanderlust by oawa • on a whimsical adventure


And now for something insanely exquisite! Sunshine of my Life by sylvia is beautiful with it’s minimal detail and room to breathe. I love the circle repetitions – each one adding something special to the page, the adorable photo and the unassuming dotted paper and single flower. This is one of those awesome ‘less is more’ pages and I love it!

sunshine of my life © sylvia • sro 2018 • august life 2018 by dandelion dust designs


And my final pick – this stunning “white space” layout – Delicate by sylvia. I really love the photo treatment which adds to the overall soft feel of the page. The minimal elements beautifully used and the script down the edge with the flower mirroring the one in the pic. Brilliant!!

delicate © sylvia • sro 2018 • delicate by synergy ink


This next layout is deceptively simply.  Remind Yourself by sylvia has a wonderful message, and she manages to convey it simply and clearly by duplicating her image and flipping it around.  And don’t you love the partially painted hexagons in the background?  The dots and other graphic items behind the photos really emphasize the photo, as does the smudged paint on the side.  But the little “notches” on the opposite size are a fabulous balance to the rest of the layout – I love how she uses the title to lead our eyes, too.  Beautiful white space page!

remind yourself © sylvia • sro 2018 • waiting for autumn by created by jill


The strong lines and amazing photo treatment of Be Yourself by *sylvia* caught my eye. I love the bold blocks of coloured and patterned paper, the title work and the pretty scattered hearts. The journaling falls in line with the design and the little flower and short stitching are the perfect finishing touches. Such an eye-catching page!

be yourself © sylvia • sro 2018 • hope by designed by soco


live in the moment by sylvia
That great extraction got my attention right away! It looks like the subject is sitting on top of the world! ! Love the doodly whimsical feel of this page. There are some cute elements used, like the banner with the bow, and the repeat circles drawing us in. There is some very subtle but effective shadow work on this one. I like that the edges have a nice light touch of paint to ground the whole page. Very fun page.

live in the moment © sylvia • sro 2018 • live in the moment by lorieM designs


Catching Waves by Sylvia.
Simple design, love the out of the frame design, fluid like the waves :) funny its simple, but detailed at the same time. Love it. (and I miss summer dearly lol)

catching waves © sylvia • sro 2018 • catching waves by on a whimsical adventure


Blessed by Sylvia
Simplicity at it’s very best!! I am smitten with this adorable page. Sylvia has created such a gorgeous flow with all the elements placed to highlight the sweet photo. I especially love the placement of the arrow. This page brings happiness to the viewer.

blessed © sylvia • sro 2018 • faith, hope, love by dunia designs


First up by *sylvia* – Wonderland. Great photo treatment and blending make this a great layout. And then with just the addition of a few elements to highlight part of the photo – just stunning!!

wonderland © sylvia • sro 2017 • wonderland by on a whimsical adventure


Now last but never ever least, as a matter of fact an awesome page with a clean, amazingly gorgeous composition, brilliant extraction, marvelous quote and perfection all around with the font/title work, is Good Times by sylvia. This perfection of a page, I would frame and hang on my walls, pure awesome!!!!!!!

good times © sylvia • sro 2018 • be inspired n. 7 by dunia designs


And my final choice for today is Just Go by sylvia. Another gorgeous white space layout! That photo is just too cute and I love the way it is matted at an angle! Super fun use of that dotted circle and absolutely perfect placement of those tiny elements. I adore that little tucked suitcase! Lovely, lovely page!!

just go © sylvia • sro 2018 • travelogue by dunia designs


I thought I should have at least one Easter layout as a pick today and so here is Hippity Hoppity from “sylvia”. A “white-space” style layout that is just perfect from the circular frame around that oh-so-cute little girl and her toy rabbit, to the added embellishments which compliment the over-all Easter theme. Wonderful!!

hippity hoppity © sylvia • sro 2018 • a sweet eggscape by oawa


I adore this page, My Little Love, by sylvia. The photo captures a beautiful smile that is so contagious. Again, the simple design with the pop of layered pink frames draws the eye right to the focus of the page, the gorgeous smile. The title is supported by the tiny little bug on the opposite side. Also love how the design is set against the striped paper. A happy page!

my little love bug © sylvia • sro 2018 • little love bug by yen jurko


And WOW, *Sylvia*’s Jump is such a fantastic action page!!! Everything about this page is spot-on!!! I love the grungy feel of the page and the overlay on the photo is the perfect touch to not only add grunge but to enhance the sense of movement in the photo!!!

jump © sylvia • sro 2018 • blendits layered template 29 & born to sparkle by created by jill


Staying with the colder weather is this minimalistic page by sylvia appropriately entitled Snow. I adore the simplicity of this, the delicate elements, the gorgeous photo and, of course, all that white space – can’t you hear the silence of the snow fall in this page?! But don’t get me wrong though when I say simplicity… pages like this can be the most challenging because a lot of us find it super hard to go with the ‘less is more’ approach when we have so many goodies at our disposal! This page is such a treasure!

snow © sylvia • sro 2018 • january by dunia designs


Another smashing page with gorgeous white space is Magical by Sylvia. Here, I like that the rounded corners of the photo are reflected in the dashed border and how the border breaks to showcase the ’25’. Simple elements adorn the photo while the button and the star highlight the title of the page. Beautifully classic!

magical © sylvia • sro 2017 • dunia designs • 25 days


I was drawn to this first layout, be thankful by sylvia, because of the wonderful color palette in the photo.  The autumn gold sweater and overalls just say fall fun to me.  I also like the angle of the photo and the way she cropped it — it adds so much interest.  Her choice of accents are equally pleasing.  The three swirls are reminiscent of leaves blowing around them and the buttons are perfect to anchor her photo.  Finally, I love the top of the tag peaking from the lower left corner of the page and her be Thankful message.

be thankful © sylvia • sro 2017 • dunia designs & little lamm & co • gather


The minimalist approach in Forever Mine by Sylvia has such a visual impact. The castles, lace and ribbon give us romance, and the orange paint adds drama. Embellishment perfection!

forever mine © sylvia • sro 2017 • oawa • immortal love


We have had many October mornings that look exactly like this.  It’s a beautiful capture of a day in the season.  I like the background which seems to match the mood of the photo, and the minimal bits of soft blue elements.  The grungy page framing adds so much to the overall look, and the simple title says it all.

capturing october © sylvia • sro 2017 • created by jill • can you hear the rain


Pink is one of my favorite colors so Hunting Like a Girl jumped out at me. Sylvia’s shadowing, ultra-clean composition, and diagonal flow are captivating, too.

hunting like a girl © sylvia • sro 2017 • miss mis designs • outdoor girl


Summer Memories by sylvia caught my attention right away! This is what I call beautiful simplicity! That photo is so precious!! The dotted background paper and added paint are lovely. And that adorable little pink flower is the perfect touch!! The shadows are beautifully done as well! Such a sweet, sweet page!

summer memories © sylvia • sro 2017 • dunia designs • hello august


I love the white-washed wood background on this layout and how it allows the sweet little girl, especially her eyes, to pop from the photo.  This page reads that she is main focus of this moment and everything else is just there to accentuate how adorable she is.  The mixing of different medias, paint, wood, paper, adds texture and depth to the neutral field, while the small pops of yellow and orange add a little color and interest.
It’s a wonderful moment captured on a wonderful page.

in the moment © sylvia • sro 2017 • dunia designs • hello july


I admire artists who scrap with a minimalist style and still tell a complex story. Love the tilt to photo, drop shadows, woodland embellishing, and anchoring with the grass-like rickrack. Makes me feel as if I beginning a grand camping adventure!

camp life © sylvia • sro 2017 • dandelion dust designs • camp life


Me by sylvia really drew me in when I saw it.  The complex background she has created adds to the sense of drama of the photo.  This drama is  enhanced by the  use of the torn frame over a portion of the blended photo.  Love the subtle title and the single flower stapled to the corner of the photo.  This is just a totally stunning page!

me © sylvia • sro 2017 • ahimsical acrylic transitions media papares • paperclips alpha • frames vol 02 torn • on a whimsical adventure


This layout by Sylvia, isn’t about the blending. It’s about EVERYTHING. The wonderful use of the brush (which, technically *IS* blended into the background), the little paint spots placed just so, the tiny heart on the outside of the circle. The photo is beautiful and I can’t rave enough about her genius in stitching the inside of the bullseye! I am surely lifting that little gem of a trick! The simple word strip says it all. Sylvia is one of my favourite simple, white space scrappers and this one does not disappoint.

a perfect match © sylvia • sro 2017 • a perfect match collab • on a whimsical adventure • sugary fancy


Moving away from the holiday but staying with the season is my next pick, The Scent of Fall by Sylvia. 
The masked photo taken from behind is the perfect autumn shot.  The combination of hand-drawn and paper leaves cascading down the edge of the page moves the eye toward the title. The textured paper is the perfect backdrop and the bits of text and sketchy branches and birds support her theme. The half circle of patterned paper and buttons in the opposite corner complete the page.

the scent of fall © sylvia 2016 • sro • oawa • the scent of fall


The first layout that caught my eye was and then by *sylvia* .  It seems fitting to choose this one since the Summer Olympics are fast approaching. The extraction is outstanding and shadowed to perfection. The simple sketched circle frames the figure and only a few embellishments are needed to complete her design. I love the split papers and that she used both the stitches and word art to demarcate the change.

and then © sylvia • sro 2016 • created by jill • on this day


Next, my attention was drawn to the central design of Love Yourself by sylvia. The chevron backdrop works so well here and I like the simple layers under the frameless photo. The scatters leading up from the little camera embellishment, up and under the photo, interrupted by those two little flowers, and carrying on up to the top of the page, look like they’ve been punched from the little pieces of dotted paper and they make me think of the magic that our cameras help us create … and the magic here is the adorable photo and the way it’s been wonderfully scrapped!

love yourself © sylvia • sro 2016 • simple girl scraps • love yourself


I love textures, and this artist really used textures as an accent here with that waffle paper, grabbing my attention. The ripped photo and doodly bits are also really appealing against that yellow paint splash. Love the perspective on the photo and there are just enough accents on this one. I am a big fan of painting the corners, so I really like the extra floral doodle embellishment toward the bottom of this page.

your way © sylvia • sro 2016 • created by jill • the world waits for you