January 18 - Create Your Own Cluster

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  1. SeattleSheri

    SeattleSheri Movers, cleaners, great hair. I'm a socialite!

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    JANUARY 18: Create Your Own Cluster

    Hello challenge participants! For this challenge you get to make some clustery goodness on your page!! The spirit of this challenge is to create a layered look using a variety of element types grouped together.

    clus·ter /ˈkləstər/ noun: a group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together.

    So, what constitutes a cluster? You must create a cluster which consist of at least 12 overlapping elements. Each element within your cluster must be shadowed to convey depth.

    Cluster elements can be any combination of items from the following list: flowers, butterflies, stars, gears, flags, fans, snowflakes, flairs, stickers, frames, branches, leaves, foliage, ribbons/bows, tags, doilies, pre-made paper tears/bits, banners or scatters

    Rules Recap:
    1. You must design a cluster using at least 12 elements with visible drop shadows from the list above
    2. Elements must continuously overlap each other together to be considered part of your cluster
    3. Since the spirit of this challenge is to create and design your own cluster, templates (of any type) and pre-made clusters are not allowed
    4. You must list out the 12 items you are considering part of your cluster when you post your layout to this thread
    Clarifications:
    • There is no limit on how many items or clusters you can have on your page, but there has to be at least one cluster that meets the above criteria
    • Items that are not part of your cluster do not have to be shadowed
    • Photos are optional
    • You may use items not on the list, such as alphas, photos, staples, brushes, paint, journaling, background papers, clipped-papers and stitches, but they do not count toward your required number of cluster elements
    • Each cluster element must be on its own layer (for example, a bead scatter or a sticker with multiple flowers or combination of flowers & leaves would each count as one element)
    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)

    Here is my page:

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    ... and another sample for reference:
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    Pollywog Inspiration:
    MiekSter / Annemieke
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    Need more inspiration? Check out my gallery!
     
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  2. SeattleSheri

    SeattleSheri Movers, cleaners, great hair. I'm a socialite!

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    This post is reserved for clarifications

    * A quick note: For those of you who read through what others are considering part of their clusters. In instances where items that aren't considered cluster elements are listed, but the total number of items on their page meets the 12 element challenge criteria (listed or unlisted), I am not asking people to update their descriptions or sending messages. Paint, stitches, brushes, etc are not considered cluster elements.

    Q: Can the same element be used more than once?
    A: The same item can be used more than once as long as the finished product uses a variety of element types.

    Q: Can the page be hybrid?
    A: Absolutely! Just make sure the elements you include in your cluster aren’t flat on the page.

    Q: Are buttons considered cluster elements?
    A: While buttons aren't on the list element list, I will accept pages that have a button or two as long as the spirit of the challenge has been preserved.

    Q: Are journaling cards considered cluster elements?
    A: Journaling cards are considered pre-made paper bits for purposes of this challenge and will be accepted as a cluster element.

    Q: Can feathers be considered cluster elements?
    A: While feathers aren't on the list element list, I will accept them as elements.

    Q: Can I use a template if it doesn't have a cluster?
    A: Your page may not contain a template, regardless of template type.
     
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  3. Trish

    Trish Well-Known Member

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    Ok I'll be back. Gotta figure out what I'm gonna use. This should be fun!
    Used Just Jaimee Grandma and Family Matters
    NOT IN CLUSTER:
    1. White paint
    2. pink paint splatter
    3. background paper
    4. Photo

    MY CLUSTER:
    1. Heart Doilie
    2. Cork Frame
    3. Pink Frame
    4. Heart Flair
    5. Brown Tag
    6. Love Lives Here sticker
    7. Yellow Flower
    8. White Flower
    9. Leaf sticker
    10. green leaf
    11. Black leaves and white leaves under the flowers
    12. Ribbon
    13. Blue scatter
    14. Gold Scatter
    15. Notebook paper tear strip
    16. striped paper strip
    17. Diamond paper strip
    18. Blue dot vellum paper
    19. Heart paper piece
    20. Butterfly
    21. Happy Day tag
    22. Banner
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  4. littlekiwi

    littlekiwi I prefer bridges made of concrete

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    eek clustering......my scrappy arch nemesis I think
     
  5. LynnG

    LynnG Designer

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  6. julianz

    julianz Well-Known Member

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    12! EEEK! I think I've clustered if I've put two leaves with a flower. ;-)
     
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    Aerobigirl Well-Known Member

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    I like this challenge!!!
     
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  9. Pachimac

    Pachimac Shhhh! You're disturbing the books

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    Oooooo - clustery goodness!!!!!!! I don’t usually have 12+... so that is the challenge for me!
     
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  10. KAPOH

    KAPOH Well-Known Member

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    NOT PART OF CLUSTER:
    background paper
    title
    girl
    CLUSTER:
    1. leaf sticker
    2. red flower on top of leaf sticker
    3. heart sticker
    4. grey flair
    5. green foliage
    6. red flower with gold ball center
    7. green flower
    8. green leaves
    9. pink flower
    10. white flower
    11. red flower
    12. white butterfly
     
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  11. michele hillam

    michele hillam Loading up the bookmobile

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    Can I use an element twice or does it have to be 12 different elements?
     
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  12. Aerobigirl

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    Can the same item be used twice? I have a leaf I'd like to put behind a tag two or three times. Thanks!
     
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  13. amien1

    amien1 I do enjoy a good exclamation point!

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    In main cluster on the Left (#overachiever): 1. Butterfly 2. Pink flower 3. Beige flower 4. Black Flower 5. Green flower 6. large red flower 7. medium red flower 8. small red flower 9. brown leaves 10. bottom green leaves 11. top green leaves 12. green bow 13. green leaves sticker 14. green branch sticker 15. brownish/green leaves sticker 16. red berries sticker 17. doily 18. bead scatter 19. cardboard paper piece 20. heart me flag 21. tag 22. frame 23. sequin scatter
     
  14. cinna

    cinna The Force is ALWAYS with me ...

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    Yay! My type of challenge!❤️
     
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  15. Aerobigirl

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    OK, I think I did this within the rules. I used a few things twice, but 14 of the items are unique. I'm not a big clusterer, so this was a fun challenge!


    1.Brown Tag – Lynn Grieveson – Turning it Around
    2. Lighter Colored Tag – Just Jamie Storyteller October 2019
    3. String on the top of the light-colored tag – Memory Pockets Monthly - Wonder
    4. Magenta Flower – Lynn Grieveson – Turning it Around
    5. Branch – Lynn Grieveson – Turning it Around
    6. Branch – Lynn Grieveson – Turning it Around (used twice)
    7. Purple Label on tag – Just Jamie Storyteller October 2019
    8. String – Sabrina’s Creations – Embrace Life
    9. String – Sabrina’s Creations – Embrace Life (used twice)
    10. Purple leaf – Just Jamie Storyteller October 2019
    11. Green leaf – Just Jamie Storyteller October 2019
    12. Metal brad on top of purple flower – Paula Kesselring – Autumn Goodies
    13. Teal bow on tag – Just Jamie Storyteller Oct 2019
    14. Straw bow – Lynn Grieveson – Turning it Around
    15. Small White Flower – Lynn Grieveson – Turning it Around
    16. Small White Flower – Lynn Grieveson – Turning it Around (used twice)
    17. Staple – Allison Pennington – Treasured
    18. Staple – Allison Pennington – Treasured (used twice)

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  16. SeattleSheri

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    The same item can be used twice as long as the finished product uses a variety of element types :heartlub
     
  17. Eyeore

    Eyeore Think it over, think it under

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    I used 6 snowflakes, 6 foliage branches, 5 flowers, 1 ribbon.
     
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  18. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

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  19. A-M

    A-M Not a lot of hustle in my hustle anymore

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    My 12 items:
    1. Blue paper scroll flower
    2. Tag
    3. Orange flower with blue centre
    4. Blue Ribbon
    5. Orange flower with gen centre
    6. White ribbon
    7. Blue stars
    8. White Flag with black hearts
    9. Blue leaves
    10. Black leaves
    11. Torn paper
    12. Star scatter

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  20. Mumma848

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    same!!! :lol oh this will be a challenge!!
     
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