Monthly Challenge: June (Clustering)

Welcome to Angelclaud ArtRoom’s monthly challenge! Every month I will post a new template challenge focusing on certain aspects or techniques of digital scrapbooking in hope that we can learn and explore new scrapbooking and designing skills together.

For this month let’s start with my favorite style of scrapbooking, which is clustering. Clustering is basically when you put several elements together into one or several clusters. Clustering can add interest to the layout and draw our eyes’ attention. With good shadowing it can creates a sense of depth. I am sure that you all must have seen some layouts that you felt the elements really popped out and felt touchable.

This is a great example of how simple and more complicated clustering can help embellish a page. This is a layout one of my CT, Mary H. She used several smaller clusters that consist of two flowers and leaves across the layout and one larger cluster on the top left of the layout. The clusters help guide the viewer’s eye to start from the larger cluster on the left and then following the smaller clusters, we move down from the photos to the wordarts and then finishing at the top right cluster.

Here is the challenge template for this month to help you get started on clustering. Just click on the image preview to download.


The challenge template will only be available for more or less 1 month. When the new challenge template is up, the previous month’s template link will be taken down.

Post your layout on the gallery under the Challenges Gallery. Every month I will choose 1 (one) random winner with from the all the participants to win $5 coupon to my store at Scrapbook Graphics. Depending on the number of participants, I might choose more. All layouts must be posted before 00:00 of the last day of the month to be included in the drawing.

My fabulous Creative Team has also played along with the challenge and created some super duper awesome layouts.


  1. Beautiful template. Thank you so much. Love the LOs created by your CT.

  2. Angelclaud says:

    Thank you so much Arlene. I do agree that my CTs are just so awesome and talented. I’m lucky to have them create for me.

  3. trinanne says:

    Thank you for the beautiful template. I can’t wait to get started!

  4. Thanks once again for the awesome template. I added my layout to the Challenges Gallery. This was so much fun. Best wishes to you on your new store.

  5. Thanks so much for the template – off to play and will add to the Challenge Gallery when the LO is finished :)

  6. Angelclaud says:

    Thanks everyone! Can’t wait to see all of your layouts!

  7. I have completed mine and will post when the kit is released on the 27th :)
    Jenni aka Ozegirl :)

  8. Angelclaud says:

    Noted about it Jenni. As long as you post in the gallery before the month ends, you can participate in the random drawing for the $5 coupon.

  9. Merci pour ce beau cadeau
    Thank you for this gift

  10. Thanks for the pretty template.

  11. LusciousWings says:

    Thank you for the cluster. Have uploaded my pic into monthly challenge. Had lots of fun playing with it and this is my 1st Tag I have made. :)

  12. I LOVED this challenge, clustering is my favourite thing to do :) Thank you for the gorgeous template. I posted my layout in the public gallery and in your challenge gallery but here’s a link to it as well:

  13. Uploaded my page to the Challenge Gallery :)

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