August Blog Challenge

Wow, I really sound like a broken record! These months keep slipping by me so quickly. I can’t believe that it is August already, we definitely need to slow time down. Anyway, welcome to the August Etc by Danyale Blog Challenge.

This month’s challenge is another stretch for me. I love to fill my pages up with all sorts of flowers, greenery, elements. It is what I love so much about digital. With paper, I was afraid to use my supplies because I knew that if I used something it was gone, and maybe a better page would come up that I would want that element to complement. Digital frees me from those worries because I can use everything over and over again. So I went from being stingy to being a lover of clusters. Your challenge (and mine) is to maximize the white space in your layout. Using negative space that is empty really forces the eye to where you want it to go, your layout will look clean and cohesive.

I decided to make most of my page “empty” and really draw the eye into my one picture and the clustering around that picture. I was still able to do a lot of layering with all the lovely elements, but I made sure to leave all that outside space alone. I used Danyale’s kit Gypsy for this one.

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Here is what I came up with for this challenge. I really love how it turned out. All that “white” space really shows Danyale’s beautifully shabby paper off.

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So on to the rules…

Pick any Etc by Danyale kits currently in her shop or at her guest shop at The Lilypad and remember to leave lots of white space. hues from one color.

There is also a new rule that is pretty exciting…If you use a new release the first week within its release you can get an extra entry point. For example, Danyale has a new kit that releases on the 1st, you purchase that kit and scrap a layout with it posting it by the 8th and now you get two entries instead of one. Cool, huh?

Upload your layout and post it here for us to gush over by midnight EST on Monday August 31, 2015.

One lucky winner will be chosen at random to receive a $10 coupon to Danyale’s store.

WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN DINNER!

July’s Winner was Kellie with her “Photo Shoot” page! Congrats Kellie! Please contact us at danyalelewis@etcbydanyale.com (or use the contact form) so we can send you your $10 coupon! Good luck to the August submissions!

So get to work, I can’t wait to see what you create!

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~ Jennifer S.

9 thoughts on “August Blog Challenge

    1. The comments are moderated due to huge volume spam. I don’t see another comment by you so you have not messed anything up! 🙂 If you are trying to place a layout link for the challenge, then try again please. ~ Danyale

      1. Well, it’s getting stranger with every try… I actually posted the link, but the comment didn’t even show up as ‘awaiting moderation’. But when I tried to add it again the site told me that it was a duplicate comment and I had already left one. So when I read you reply I tried to post the link again… but again with the same result as the first time – no confirmation that the comment was posted and when I gave it another try there appeared the same message: “Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!” I have a certain suspicion that the site might be blocking the link in the comment…
        So another try:
        http://www.digishoptalk.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=2052894&cat=500

      2. Well, it’s getting stranger with every try… I actually posted the link from the very start, but the comment didn’t even show up as ‘awaiting moderation’. But when I tried to add it again the site told me that it was a duplicate comment and I had already left one. So when I read you reply I tried to post the link again… but again with the same result as the first time – no confirmation that the comment was posted and when I gave it another try there appeared the same message: “Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!”
        And now after the third try I have a suspicion that the site might be blocking the link in the comment… So if this one gets through I’ll know that for sure.

        1. Your comments are reaching us, but DST doesn’t allow “hotlinking” so no, any link from them will not show here. You will have to use a link from FB or another gallery (TLP or somewhere like that). Try again and let me know!

          1. I’m really sorry for so flooding you with my comments. ((( Now you’ve got two links instead of just one. ((( Thanks for your kind patience with me. :)) Next time I’ll choose another gallery of FB as you recommend. )))

      3. Well, I was right (((( Now I can see my comment as ‘awating moderation’. The site is somehow blocking the link to DigiShopTalk Gallery. (((

        1. It’s okay! No problems. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for the comment with the link to show up. I love your page, and I’m so glad you participated in the Blog Challenge!

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