January 10: Clean and Simple (Style Challenge)

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  1. jenevang

    jenevang rock star

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    January 10: Clean and Simple (Style Challenge)

    Welcome to Day 10 of MOC 2018! I am excited to host this Style Challenge for you because it's truly a challenge for me... which makes it SUPER FUN, am I right? :giggle

    Clean and simple layouts really showcase the lovely fact that sometimes less is more!

    Clean and simple pages are also called minimal - a minimal amount of elements and "extras" complement your photo and keep that photo the true focal point of the page.

    Requirements:
    - Create a clean and simple page, using one photo
    - Use a solid neutral background paper. Textured paper is OK, but no patterns or multi-colored pages. Only one {neutral} color.
    - Use THREE to FIVE other design elements on your page TOTAL. This could include elements, frames, paper pieces, word art, etc... (NO paint or scatters).
    - You can add journaling and/or date if desired, even if they are "extra elements" (meaning that they won't count as one of your 3-5 elements.) But no more than three sentences or journaling.

    RECAP: One photo. Neutral Background. 3-5 other things (no less than 3 and no more than 5). Date and/or max of 3 sentences of journaling optional which will NOT be included in your element count.

    Here's my page. I can't wait to see what you create!

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    Credits: Origin by One Little Bird
    Elements: paper mat, heart button, date tag, stitching and WA
    Additional: 2 sentences of journaling and date

    Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places:
    1. Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site).
    2. Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean.
    3. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish.
    Pages should contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers).
     
  2. lulyg14

    lulyg14 Testosterone Overload

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    This is a big challenge for me but I will give it a go! Love your sample page!!
     
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    littlekiwi Discovering my arty side

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  4. jenevang

    jenevang rock star

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    Me, too :giggle ... I was counting elements as I scrapped, making decisions, lol. But I love the simplicity of the page and how it really kept the focus on the photo and memory.
     
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  5. flowersgal

    flowersgal Well-Known Member

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    Love the challenge but I do have a question. In your layout isn't that a patterned paper you have under the photo peeking out?
     
  6. Mama Shades

    Mama Shades Well-Known Member

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    No paint?! *dying inside*
    The minimalist challenges are always a stretch for me but that's what MOC is all about!
     
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  7. ArmyGrl

    ArmyGrl Well-Known Member

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    Woo hoo. I was able to whip a page really quick thanks to Sabrina's Creations templates :-)

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    Yes. The BACKGROUND paper must be solid and neutral, but I used a paper piece (mat) as one of my 5 elements. Make sense?
     
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  9. Mylinn

    Mylinn What's that old bat up to now??

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    I hate doing clean lines usually, lol. Thank you for hosting this challenge!! This photo is one of several I've just not managed to figure out how to scrap/AJ. Your list made it pop immediately into my mind.

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    michele hillam CT - Kate Hadfield

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  12. Karen

    Karen My Christmas Wish came TRUE!

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    ...and this simple challenge will probably take me longer than any of my "pile it all on" pages. :giggle Clean and simple is an art form in my opinion! Off to find a good photo. :agree
     
  13. jk703

    jk703 Polly Pollyana

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    I lean toward clean and simple pages for my own (I think)... but I still take forever in my decisions!!!! :P
     
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  14. Genniejoy

    Genniejoy Well-Known Member

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    Oh, so I guess this is MY challenge of the challenges! :) I totally, immensely dislike this kind of scrapping! One photo or plain! (But I love that about scrapping, that one person's love isn't another's and that we are all so individual but every page always looks awesome!) :) So, I'll do it, just for you! At least it shouldn't take long...once I've found that perfect photo! :) :) :)
     
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    Are masks allowed or do they come under paint?
     
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    flowersgal Well-Known Member

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    Yes. Got it. Paper pieces can count as elements. Thanks, that helps.
     
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  18. *gina*

    *gina* Love to leave gallery love!

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    Thank you so much for another great challenge
    Here is my page:
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  20. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife I am anything but low budget. You can't afford me

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    I totally agree! It only seems easy but, yes, I find it can take me longer than I thought.
     
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