JANUARY 15: Clean & Simple Style Welcome to day 15th of the 9th annual Month of Challenges here at the Lily Pad! I am so excited to be hosting this challenge. Today’s challenge is the Clean & Simple Style layout. I really love this kind of layout. While I do not always scrap “clean & simple”, I find it is a great way to have a single photo shine on a page with using only a few elements and a background paper. Clean and simple is just that: · Clean - meaning lots of white/blank space on the page… most of the page will have nothing on it. · Simple - meaning only a few elements and a nuetral background paper to accent the photo. With there only being a few elements on your page, it is important to take the time to select just the right ones. Focus on a small area of your page. You will only need a few elements to accent your photo to create that “clean and simple” look. (Think small!) Adding shadows helps to complete the look, so don’t forget to shadow! The rules for this challenge: 1 -Your photo and elements can only take up a maximum of ¼ of your page. The rest of your page must be blank. (Clarification: Think less than 1/4 of page, but no more than 1/4 of the page.) 2-A neutral background paper. Your background can have a faint pattern to it, or some texture, but it needs to be in the same color family. (Example: An off white paper with faint graphed lines is fine, or an off white paper with some gesso is fine for texture. An off white paper with dark plaids and stripes are not allowed.) 3-One photo (with or without a stroke.) 4-Some paint/small splatter. 5-A maximum of 5 small additional elements. The elements need to be in the small area accenting the photo, not scattered around the page. (Example of small elements can be: a flower, a doodle, stitches, bead scatter, button or something else. Remember it needs to be small.) 6-Some journaling is allowed (a title, date, word art) but keep it simple. 7-Optional: Use of a journal card or one square of paper no larger than a journal card is optional. ***NOTE: The use of a template is NOT allowed.*** Here is my clean and simple page: (I used the #6 optional journal card sized paper square as a matte behind my photo) (Layout Credits: Sahlin Studio – I’ll Love you Forever [elements/papers] Pink Reptile Designs - ThisnThats (for paint splatter); fonts: bacana regular for title, The Sketchy Serif for journaling) Here is another sample I made: (without the Optional step 6 and more of a textured background but still nuetral) (Layout Credits: TLP Collab Rituals - Morning & Evening, Designs by Soco- Count Your Blessings Mini Kit, One Little Bird- Turning Leaves Kit; font: 1942 report) Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places: Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site). 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. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish. Your page must contain Lilypad product (pages with photos and font only do not count). If you use product from other stores, your pages must contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers). I hope you enjoy today’s “Clean & Simple Style” challenge. I cannot wait to see your page!