July Style Challenge

Discussion in 'July 2016 Challenges' started by talktoheather, Jun 30, 2016.

  1. talktoheather

    talktoheather The 102nd Dalmatian.

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    Happy July everyone!!

    I'm so excited to get to peer pressure you all into my style. :giggle

    For this month, the theme is white space... but i don't just mean empty space.... literal white space. I love making pages without any background paper, everything really gets a chance to pop. So that is your challenge for this month, no background paper = a white background.
    (You can fill up the space as much as you like, just don't put a background page in there. There are plenty of creative ways to use all those yummy papers still, I know you'll be able to do it!)

    Here is some inspiration to get you going:
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    (you can also check out my gallery, i've been doing white backgrounds for a while)

    Please remember the monthly challenge rules: Your page must contain at least 75% Lilypad product. Your page should be posted to the Lilypad Gallery and then linked to the Challenge Layouts thread so it can be tracked, and to this thread.

    The Lilypad uses a percent system for our challenges; the number of challenges you participate in determines the store discount you will receive at the end of the month:

    2 challenges = 10% off
    4 challenges = 20% off
    6 challenges = 30% off

    If you complete 7 challenges, you will receive a coupon for 30% off, plus you will be entered to win a guest spot on the Lilypad Creative Team! The first seven challenges will be posted on the first of the month; the eighth challenge is the BYOC challenge, which is posted on BYOC release day. Each page counts for one challenge (you cannot use one layout for multiple challenges).

    Now, show me how you Embrace the openness. :dancebun
     
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  2. corsicar

    corsicar Dinner tonight? Something chocolate I'm sure!

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    Wow it really does pop! Very clean and sharp look. Cute photo too!
     
  3. grrfluudy

    grrfluudy This? Oh it's just my million dollar pen.

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    I love this idea!! I accidentally do this sometimes. I'll finish a complex LO thinking, "I'll just find a pp to go with it later." And then I export it to JPEG and realize I have forgotten a BG paper. By that time, I'm like, "forget it!"

    I've have seriously always liked the look...
    what I meant to say is:
    Yes, I love doing this too, Heather. Totally on purpose. :whistle
     
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  4. scrapfor5

    scrapfor5 Member

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    Interesting! I've never done that before. This will be a first for me!
     
  5. MariSt

    MariSt Well-Known Member

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    Never tried that but looks cool!
     
  6. A-M

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

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    This is something I have never tried and it sounds very inspiring....
     
  7. Ga_L

    Ga_L CT - Lynne-Marie

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  8. silent ranks

    silent ranks Don't forget to turn back around

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    lorryfach Likes to be chauffeured

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  10. Eyeore

    Eyeore Think it over, think it under

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  11. cookingmylife

    cookingmylife Pizza would be my last meal, except ...

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    Love a clean white background!
     
  12. dagi

    dagi Aiming high

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    layouts without a background paper are my favorites! @Kate could tell :giggle. great challenge Heather, thank you!
     
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  13. Kate

    Kate The Doctor's new companion

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    What a fun challenge Heather! @dagi will definitely rock this one! :giggle
     
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  14. KayTeaPea

    KayTeaPea I carried a watermelon

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    Here is my page- first time to try this idea:
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  15. scrapfor5

    scrapfor5 Member

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    Here is my page. It was very difficult to resist the urge to put a background paper on this! At least I could still use paints and overlays! :)

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  16. MandaKay

    MandaKay Loyal as they come.

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    A little trick I have learned for white space backgrounds like this for viewing in gallery is to "stroke" a black border around the bottom layer - very small and slight, so that you can see the boundaries of the LO. Hope that makes sense! I generally just do this for the save for web version and then I undo it and save my LO again regularly for JPG. Just wanted to share in case anyone wanted to try it! My eye personally always needs to see some sort of border to view it, which you can do when printed obviously, but can't always achieve digitally, so this technique helps it to not be "never-ending"!
     
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  17. julia

    julia julia

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  18. zinzilah

    zinzilah One step at a time

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    cool challenge btw
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  19. BevG

    BevG If I can't remember it, it didn't happen

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  20. Cath_

    Cath_ In my polka dot dress and apron

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    oops left something on side and don't like how paint is squared off
     
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