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A Challenge – To Keep It Clean And Simple {NOW CLOSED}

(This post is part of my Refresh Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the beginning HERE!)

It’s time for another challenge {NOW CLOSED}! This one is to keep it Clean and Simple.

The winner of this challenge will receive this prize:

The Challenge To Keep It Clean and Simple Prize - Closes Sunday 15th June at 10.59pm BST

Some sheets of paper and die-cut paper shapes from the Teresa Collins Family Stories collection!

Regular followers will know I’m not usually a clean and simple gal. I use a lot of colour and tend to scatter about a lot of little embellishments. So this was a challenge for me too!

Here’s the page I made…

Mystical Meanderings:

Mystical Meanderings Layout by Jennifer Grace

I wanted to see if I could make a clean and simple page with a colourful collection, so I picked the Echo Park A Perfect Summer collection:


First I went through and chose a couple of sheets which could work as the border for my layout:

Mystical Meanderings Layout by Jennifer Grace

I chose one and then I added a 11″ piece of white cardstock on top of it and machine-stitched a border all around it.

Then I added the title and the journaling. Quite often I get so excited about the embellishments and pretty paper that I forget to leave space for these, and have to squeeze them on, so it was good to put them on at an early stage:

Mystical Meanderings Layout by Jennifer Grace

I added a few stickers with pop dots, then limited myself to one kind of gems, one kind of wood veneers, and one mist bottle, to help me finish off my page:

Mystical Meanderings Layout by Jennifer Grace

Once I’d added these I called it done!

Mystical Meanderings Layout by Jennifer Grace

I’m not going to promise that I’ll never add anything else to this page, as I might be tempted one day to stick on a few more embellies! But right now I do like this page and was pleased I manage to pull off the clean and simple look.

Be Inspired:

Make a clean and simple project with colourful supplies

Limit yourself to one colour/shape of your favourite embellishments

Use pop dots to add stickers to your project

To enter this challenge {NOW CLOSED}: Make something with a Clean and Simple feel to it – not too cluttered or too busy. Then blog about it or upload it to an online gallery, and come back here and add it to the Linky Tool below! You can enter this challenge as many times as you like, and you can combine it with other challenges (either mine or other online challenges).

The challenge is open internationally and will close on Sunday the 15th of June 2014 at 10.59pm BST.

Remember that commenting on this post, and any other over this weekend, will count as another entry into the Grand Giveaway, but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that prize right HERE!  {NOW CLOSED}

I’ll be back again in an hour!

Jennifer x

19 thoughts on “A Challenge – To Keep It Clean And Simple {NOW CLOSED}”

  1. I am NOT a clean and simple girl! I’ll have to think long and hard about this challenge I think! Hoping to get some time scrapping this afternoon once I have been out – so busy this weekend and I am itching to have a go at some projects!


  2. Cute layout! I really like the striped border paper, the fish and wave. I agree- it’s all a page needs. I don’t care for the pages where I have to find the photo under all of the layers of flowers and torn papers and ribbons and such.


  3. Great layout – shows the photo off so well with the white against the bright stripes! I’m definitely a fan of clean and simple.


  4. Wow!! What a hard challenge. I tend to go above and beyond on my pages, because I love the look. However, my friend is the complete opposite and finished her pages hours before me.


  5. I love the striped border, not something I would have done (not clean and simple enough for me) BUT it really adds to the page whilst still keeping cas. Maybe I need to push my ‘clean and simple’ a bit further…


  6. Beautiful CAS page – really interesting to follow your process, and the picutre of Looe brings back happy memories too! :o)


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