September Style Challenge

Discussion in 'September 2017 Challenges' started by jenn mccabe, Aug 27, 2017.

  1. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

    Messages:
    20,427
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2013
    Hey everyone! I’m excited to be back again this month helping out with the style challenge. My challenge is more about the design or “compositional” style of your page, rather than any particular type of scrapping style ... and the composition we are going to be playing with on our projects is diagonals.

    Read this excerpt from an art Professor at Cornell University:

    "Diagonal lines suggest a feeling of movement or direction. Since objects in a diagonal position are unstable in relation to gravity, being neither vertical nor horizontal, they are either about to fall, or are already in motion … diagonal lines are also used to indicate depth … an illusion of a space that one could move about within. Thus if a feeling of movement or speed is desired, or a feeling of activity, diagonal lines can be used."
    –Charolette Jirousek; Cornell University char.txa.cornell.edu

    Although she’s talking about diagonal lines in paintings and illustrations – this aspect of design can be applied to photography and even our scrapbook pages. So for this month's style challenge I want you to use a diagonal composition – where the main focus of the page moves from one corner to the opposite corner. For your project, consider choosing photos of an activity or a theme that would benefit from the feeling of movement, speed, or direction.

    Here is how I interpreted this diagonal composition challenge:

    [​IMG]

    I can't wait to see your take on the style challenge utilizing diagonals!

    As always:
    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 $50 gift certificate from the Lilypad (new prize starting with the July challenges)! 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).
     
  2. zinzilah

    zinzilah One step at a time

    Messages:
    7,674
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2011
    I went with the shape of the top tile, and cropped the rest of the photos to shape, even though the theme here isn't the movement, but I hope the diagonal flow takes you through the details of this amazing house.
    [​IMG]
     
    lulyg14 and jenn mccabe like this.
  3. amien1

    amien1 I do enjoy a good exclamation point!

    Messages:
    2,643
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2015
    I love diagonal design! I use it a lot! :)

    [​IMG]
     
    jesskab and jenn mccabe like this.
  4. pagefrocks

    pagefrocks ♥•:*¨¨*:•♥•:*¨¨*:•.♥

    Messages:
    1,809
    Joined:
    May 22, 2011
  5. bellbird

    bellbird Pollywog

    Messages:
    10,423
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2010
    i like diagonals (especially those papers that are already done for you in two colours, half on one triangle and half on the other but i tend to have a hard time using them - maybe it's a rule of thirds thing? i dunno but i turned a vertical stripe paper a bit to make it diagonal (it's not 45 degrees) and then duplicated it cos it was a bit to short to reach the top and bottom edges and wiggled it over to line up behind the wooden frame

    [​IMG]
     
    Roboliver, orkan and jenn mccabe like this.
  6. flowersgal

    flowersgal I have big ears and wide arms

    Messages:
    1,405
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2014
  7. caapmun

    caapmun Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    266
    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2016
  8. cfile

    cfile My bags are packed for Platform 9 3/4

    Messages:
    15,641
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2011
  9. MrsPeel

    MrsPeel LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

    Messages:
    20,156
    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    hope this is ok!!! <3

    [​IMG]
     
  10. tinkerbell1112

    tinkerbell1112 Offical Ambassador of the Magic Kingdom

    Messages:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2011
    not something I typically do, but I like how it turned out!
    [​IMG]
     
    jenn mccabe likes this.
  11. jesskab

    jesskab Watch me sizzle & twizzle

    Messages:
    4,196
    Joined:
    May 5, 2012
    Oh my gosh, I do this so often. I'm like "Try something else Jessica!"
     
    bellbird and jenn mccabe like this.
  12. elaine

    elaine Active Member

    Messages:
    150
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2013
  13. Tammys_Scrapping

    Tammys_Scrapping Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    263
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2016
    Thank you for the challenge.
    [​IMG]
    Credits: Dawn Inskip ~ Heart and Soul, font ~ aKa
     
    jenn mccabe likes this.
  14. Teri

    Teri You bought a used lion?

    Messages:
    617
    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2015
  15. michele hillam

    michele hillam Loading up the bookmobile

    Messages:
    739
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2016
  16. Electra

    Electra Junk collector or treasure seeker? You decide

    Messages:
    1,421
    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2015
    The LO's this month are amazing! Thanks for a great challenge!
    [​IMG]
     
    jenn mccabe likes this.
  17. Iowan

    Iowan Louis Armstrong knows how it is

    Messages:
    3,438
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Diagonal composition just makes layouts come alive. Great challenge

    [​IMG]
     
    orkan and jenn mccabe like this.
  18. Eyeore

    Eyeore Think it over, think it under

    Messages:
    4,222
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2014
    [​IMG]
    No action photos from me, more a sense of squeezing something into a time slot.
     
    jenn mccabe likes this.
  19. wendy johnson

    wendy johnson Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    52
    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2017
  20. carrie1977

    carrie1977 jello is a hard no

    Messages:
    4,366
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012

Share This Page