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#1 AKSheridan

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Posted 31 July 2006 - 11:07 PM

There are several principles, or "rules" of design that when used effectively allow for pleasing designs. Most designers instinctively know these and don’t think too much about them, but some of us are “design-impaired” and need a little help! We’re going to focus on one of the principles, UNITY. When unity is achieved, all the individual parts come together to form a whole.

There a different ways to achieve unity. One is by REPETITION. So for your challenge…

Repeat an element, texture, shape, etc several times. For example, use tons of buttons! Or repeat a piece of ric rac over and over. Or use a brush in a repetitive manner! While repetition can create unity and interest, don’t overdo it! That can be boring! Try to find a way to keep things interesting by varying your repeated elements just slightly, and don’t let it overpower your page.

Hope you have fun with this and be sure to show us your layouts! :breakdance:

Here's one of my layouts that uses repetition: http://scrapgirls.co...cmd=si&img=9297

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 12:37 AM

What a fun idea! :banana:

Where do we post the LOs? Or do we just post a link here?

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 10:39 AM

You can post your layouts HERE!

And also link to them from this thread!

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 11:23 AM

Sounds cool and great layout!
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Posted 01 August 2006 - 03:20 PM

Sounds like a fun challenge to me. Love your layout, that face is too darling not to scrap repetitively, :).
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Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:02 PM

What a cutie- your daughter is a sweetheart! Fun LO!

And in the "it was meant to be" column, I started on a LO Sunday and found out about this challenge yesterday. A perfect fit. So I finished it last night and posted it today. :disappearing-smilie:

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:27 PM

Is there a deadline? Didn't see it anywhere - maybe overlooked it???

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 05:32 PM

Spec ed - Well, there will be a new challenge up on the 15th, so before then would be good! But feel free to do old challenges too!

Marnie - Great layout! Love all the circles! And nice job on the papers and elements.

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Posted 01 August 2006 - 10:55 PM

Okay, while I did this layout without thinking of repitition, (the kit used is one of my most favorites so I was having some more fun with it), this is how it ended up. :)
It's All On Daddy's Shoulders
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Posted 02 August 2006 - 02:17 PM

I'm not sure if this is what I was supposed to do (or what you were looking for) .... Not sure if I accomplished "unity" through repetition, but I tried. ;0)

here it goes anyways!!!

http://scrapgirls.co...h...i&img=10501

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 04:14 PM

spec ed - thanks for playing!! I left you praise. :banana:

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 05:34 PM

Here is mine.

http://scrapgirls.co...h...i&img=10509

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Posted 02 August 2006 - 09:56 PM

Great layouts so far! Let's see some more! :2468who-do-we-appreciate:

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 07:33 AM

Ok Amy...here's my try at it!
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We could learn a lot from crayons...
Some are sharp, some are pretty. Some are dull while others are bright.
Some have weird names. But they all exist nicely in the same box.

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Posted 04 August 2006 - 08:06 PM

I have repetition in the flowers, the tags as well as the simple 2 color scheme.

http://scrapgirls.co...h...i&img=10562
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Posted 05 August 2006 - 03:51 AM

Here's my LO. When I was done, I was seeing spots! LOL

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Now it's :bedtime: for me. It's 1:50 am. Yawn.
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Posted 07 August 2006 - 03:44 PM

oooooh toooo much fun. this was fun and simple.

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Posted 07 August 2006 - 05:42 PM

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Here is my LO. I had fun with this one!
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Posted 08 August 2006 - 07:44 AM

here is my Lo for the challenge
simple but mine

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 03:39 AM

Here is my LO.

( I hope this works, I've never added a link to a message before!)

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#21 AKSheridan

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 12:42 PM

great layouts everyone! Thanks for participating! Let's see some more!

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 04:01 PM

Here is mine. Thanks for the challenge!

http://scrapgirls.co...h...i&img=10735
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Posted 09 August 2006 - 09:15 PM

Here is another layout using repetition. I would appreciate some feedback because I'm not too sure if the page looks TOO busy, too dark, or if it is an effective use of repetition.

I'm also trying to go outside my comfort zone and "cut/crop" my pictures into circles - rather than my usual rectangles and squares.

http://scrapgirls.co...h...i&img=10747

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Posted 09 August 2006 - 09:17 PM

Here's mine. I hope there's enough repetition.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 12:25 PM

I read this challange at the beginning of the month but didn't really do anything with it. I guess the idea of repetition was with my when I did this one the other day! I've repeated the stars motif.

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