Friday, July 10, 2009

Week # 3 - Scrappin' Moms Idol 3

Time to move on to the next challenge!

Celebrate the everyday!

It is time to celebrate the everyday moments in our life. Those little things that makes up our day and make you remember what life is all about.

Choose a theme from among the topics posted here and here as your jumping point for your layouts. Use this as inspiration for your everyday moments.

But wait, there is more…

1. Use white space on your layout.
Space your photos within the given page while still maintaining white space.

So what is WHITE SPACE?
White space (visual arts)
page layout, illustration and sculpture, white space is often referred to as negative space. It is that portion of a page left unmarked: the space between graphics, margins, gutters, space between columns, space between lines of type or figures and objects drawn or depicted. The term arises from graphic design practice, where printing processes generally use white paper.

White space should not be considered merely 'blank' space - it is an important element of design which enables the objects in it to exist at all, the balance between positive (or non-white) and the use of negative spaces is key to aesthetic composition.

When space is at a premium, such as some types of magazine, newspaper, and yellow pages advertising, white space is limited in order to get as much vital information on to the page as possible. A page crammed full of text or graphics with very little white space runs the risk of appearing busy, cluttered, and is typically difficult to read. Some designs compensate for this problem through the careful use of leading and typeface.

Judicious use of white space can give a page a classic, elegant, or rich appearance. For example, upscale brands often use ad layouts with little text and a lot of white space. Inexpert use of white space can make a page appear incomplete.

Source: Wikipedia

Other links about white space:

White Space Definition: White space, also called negative space, is the portions of a page left unmarked.

For the purposes of scrapbooking, it is a space left free of embellishments, photos, journaling, and do-dads. You can have a patterned piece of paper acting as your white space, as long as it is untouched. Designers like white space because it allows the eye to rest, and it also allows for the viewer to focus on the image/photo, and embellies around it, without distraction. If you like to cover every piece of your layout, this will truly be a challenge for you. You will learn to simplify your designs, and use space in a different way.

HOW TO: Easy! Pick a portion of your page right at the beginning of your design and cover it with something - or just tell yourself "Don't Go There!". Leave it alone and stick to your plan.


2. But there's a twist to the challenge, keeping in mind to use white space, you have to
use a minimum of 8 different photos in your layouts.
Photos can be in any format - same sizes, varying sizes, in different colours, taken in different times and places.
  • You may submit any size format but no lesser than 8.5 x 11
  • Photos for this challenge must not have been used in any previous layouts (both Local or International)

Scoring:Criteria for Judging:
Originality & Creativity - 35%; Overall Design & Craftsmanship - 35%; Choice of Photo - 30%

Please make sure you follow these reminders strictly. Some are not following the format we've indicated and it slows down the uploading process.
  • All entries must be submitted by July 16 (Thursday) on or before 10:00am
  • Email your entries to:
  • File size of each of your photos should be no larger than 300KB
  • Submit a maximum of 3 shots of your LO -- one full shot (required) and 2 detail shots (optional)
  • Include your Full Name and Title in the filename of your images when submitting your layouts:
Sample Format: Liza Bermudez - White Space.jpg
  • Include Journaling, Materials List and any additional notes in the body of your email to facilitate uploading

Please make sure that you read the CHALLENGE REQUIREMENTS and the RULES AND MECHANICS of this challenge.

And here are the participants for Round 3...

scrappinmoms-idol3 round3


Suzanne said...

Woot! Woot! Go, Diane! We are proud of you and will root for you 'til the end!!!

Gracie Ann Tan said...

Congrats everyone! Meron po kayang mas clearer view nung mga topics. Hindi ko kasi mabasa. Pasensya na. Medyo lumalabo na ata mata ko.

Mel said...

Wahh I'm out! To those who are still remaining, don't give up!

diane said...

Gracie nasa Ning site yung sagot sa tanong mo. heheheh!

Zanne salamat!

Jona Panesa said...

congrats everyone! ayan na 8 photos pero white space. time for teeny weeny photos. can't wait to see what you guys come up with!