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: You must design a cluster using at least 12 elements with visible drop shadows from the list above Elements must continuously overlap each other together to be considered part of your cluster 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 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: 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. 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: ... and another sample for reference: Pollywog Inspiration: MiekSter / Annemieke Need more inspiration? Check out my gallery!