Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday Challenge #8 - White space challenge

(*See the post right below for the Top 3 &
prize winner from the last Friday Challenge)

White Space Challenge

Greetings to you from Rhonda! I am so excited to host this week’s challenge today on the blog!

Do you ever find certain styles of scrapping so attractive, but you never attempt them? I always love the clean and crisp look of a page with white space. For some reason I struggle a bit with that style, so that is what I decided to focus this challenge on. Are you ready?


Here is what I created using the October Club Q kit featuring the “Giving Thanks” line by Teresa Collins. I started with this fun harlequin shape template and my Mango Mai Tai Chalk Ink and created the diamond pattern.

I layered the elements using the pre-cut laser pieces from the kit for my layers under the photo and for the scalloped photo corner.
Here is a detail image for you. Notice that although a lot of white space is used, the layers are enough here to be very interesting in the overall design. I loved how the orange gems from the kit fit perfectly into my harlequin shapes!Techniques Used:
The harlequin pattern was first masked using a template and the Mango Mai Tai PowderPuff Chalk Ink.
I added a little bling and ribbon for some texture and just played around with the layers a bit.

October Club Q Kit
PowderPuff Chalk Ink: Mango Mai Tai
White Cardstock, American Crafts
Beacon 3 in 1 for Ribbon
PermaTac Mini Squares, U Cut It dimensional foam, Glue Arts
Harlequin Masking Template, Crafters Home Companion
Other: Sewing Machine and Thread

I’ve created a sketch from my project for you if it inspires you. This challenge is about how you use white space on your project. Create your own design or you are welcome to use the sketch. We can’t wait to see how you take on “White Space”!!!

The 'Top 3,' as chosen by our Design Team, will have bragging rights with a 'Top 3 fave' button to display at their own blogs + everyone who participates will be entered to win the prize for this challenge. Prize = $25 gift certificate to shop at (woohoo!).

Use the InLinkz button here to upload your project!
Happy Scrapping!
  • Don't have a blog? You can also link to a photo in a gallery: like photobucket or (PS - it will ask you for the direct link to your project, not your blog address. Click on your project & copy/paste that specific url.)

  • NOTE: Some of the Design Team will also be uploading projects to show you their take on the challenge, but don't worry - they cannot win the prizes :) You will see (DT) next to their names below the picture of their entries!

(*QQ Prize Disclaimer: prize contest open to US residents only. If you live outside the US and want to play, you would be responsible for any shipping costs for prizes won. The $25 gift certificate does not cover shipping costs.)

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Quick Quotes said...

Love this 'white space' challenge! I personally struggle with this type as well. Even though I love when other people do it, I have a hard time leaving empty space on my pages - lol. Thanks for the great sketch!

Adora Concepcion said...

i love your layout Rhonda, beautiful !!!

Anniebee said...

What a stunning page, Rhonda! I can't tell from this example that you have difficulty with this type of layout, in fact, quite the opposite! I would think you a master at it as your design doesn't seem at all clumsy or uncomfortable. I, too, have issues with leaving so much blank space on my layouts, though I really like how it looks. I'll definitely have a go at this challenge! Thanks so much for the beautiful inspiration.


Liz said...

Thanks for the inspiration Rhonda and you do not struggle with this technique! Your layout is wonderful!

Quick Quotes said...

I wasn't able to view the 2 entries from the CK website and then Ida's also wouldn't load :( Sorry for not being able to comment on them all.

Anniebee said...

I so wanted to enter this challenge but I ran out of time and didn't get my project finished. Sorry, ladies. :(