January 9: Clean and Simple (Style Challenge) Welcome to Day 9 of MOC 2017!!! I am so excited to host this Style Challenge for you! 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 complement your photo and force you to focus your eye on a small part of the page. In a clean & simple layout every element matters and has a purpose, so take your time to find what works best. You can work with a simple frame around your picture, some paint or splatter and a few additional elements - usually no more than about 6 elements are needed to create a wonderful looking clean page. These elements can be a flower, a button, a tag, a doily, etc...just think small! In creating a clean & simple layout, concentrate on one small area of your page - remember that you only need a small part of your page embellished to create the clean & simple look! To finish off your page, it always looks beautiful if you add a simple piece of Word Art or a few sentences of journaling. I can't wait to see your beautiful creations!!! Requirements: - Create a really clean page, using one photo and only a few meaningful elements (no more than six) - Use a neutral/solid background paper - Some journaling and a word art are allowed (not required), but remember to keep it simple. - Your photo and elements can take up only 1/4 of your page - the rest of your page must not have any elements, paint or photos. Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page should be uploaded to the TLP Gallery and not an outside hosting site. Please post your page 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. You should also post your page here in this thread, and people can comment here if they wish. Pages should contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store). All MOC pages must be posted in your main MOC page thread by 11:59 pm eastern time on February 2 in order to count!