Mystical Meanderings Layout by Jennifer Grace

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

  • 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!

    June 8, 2014 at 2:04 pm
  • aHA…. this might be a bit difficult… I’m not clean and simple either! LOL (what a phrase!)
    Definitely a challenge! Always up for one!!

    June 8, 2014 at 2:39 pm
  • Frances

    The white really does it for clean and simple. Lovely LO.

    June 8, 2014 at 3:03 pm
  • Patricia

    Great page! I love the touch of wave in the corner!

    June 8, 2014 at 4:25 pm
  • well I am definitely simple lol so hoping I will get a chance to join in this challenge love your page

    June 8, 2014 at 6:08 pm
  • It’s hard isn’t it to keep a clean and simple page. the temptation to add more is just too much. great page x

    June 8, 2014 at 7:16 pm
  • Jen

    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.

    June 8, 2014 at 8:39 pm
  • Sarah

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

    June 8, 2014 at 8:50 pm
  • You make great choices in your layouts…and this one is no exception.

    June 8, 2014 at 9:26 pm
  • barbara macaskill

    What a great layout!

    June 8, 2014 at 10:01 pm
  • I love to do clean and simple layouts as the star of the show is the photo and not the multitude of embellishments xx

    June 8, 2014 at 11:13 pm
  • Heather Pham

    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.

    June 9, 2014 at 1:12 am
  • I think that striped paper works so great as the background border for this clean & simple page!

    June 9, 2014 at 3:14 am
  • gemma steele

    Cant wait to do this one 🙂

    June 9, 2014 at 11:00 am
  • Janet

    Great challenge! Your layout is beautiful. I love the clean design!

    June 9, 2014 at 11:59 am
  • 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…

    June 9, 2014 at 12:35 pm
  • Annie

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

    June 9, 2014 at 12:39 pm
  • The page looks great….but I must admit I find it very difficult to be CAS….I always want to add more.

    June 9, 2014 at 1:52 pm
  • Oooh I LOVE this page – the stitching adds just the right amount of extra texture and the white space really keeps it fresh! My kind of page 🙂

    June 9, 2014 at 5:29 pm

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