November Mood Board

November is a pretty grey month around here. The last of the leaves fall, frosty and crisp changes to icy and cold. Brightness comes from the start of christmas lights, decorations and music – which have been sneaking into stores since September, but that most people don’t acknowledge until after halloween :)

This mood board has a lot of neutrals – blacks, whites, greys, and some punchy accent colours. There’s a strong graphic feel to most of the pins too. Handwritten quotes, bold stripes, and illustrations of animals. There’s also a great printable of cassette tapes from the Scrappy Sticky Inky Mess blog. Love the idea of writing little note or title on their labels. Think it’s time to put together a new playlist, reminisce about mixed tapes, and dig through some old photos to work with.

November Mood Board

November Mood Board

To see the mood board on Pinterest and check out the sources, click here. And if you want to see previous mood boards, you can find them here.

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Fall Is When Nature Turns To Gold

One of the most special things about in a place with four seasons is when the leaves start to change colours. It’s lovely on a bright, blue skied day, and it livens up those occasional grey days. When you look out the windows and you see the oranges and reds starting to show, you feel this desire to fluff up your nest and cozy in. It’s energizing to see winter approaching.

Fall Is When Nature Turns To Gold

Fall Is When Nature Turns To Gold

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When I was looking at October’s Mood Board, the contrast of grey, muted colours with the lively, sour greens stood out for me. I also liked the feather printables by Little Honey Pie. I wanted a simple colour scheme, so I decided to use the complimentary combination shown in the photo of the pears. Stamping on a layout always makes me hold my breath a little – will it be crisp? Will it stamp even? Thankfully, no problems this time and the ombre effect on the stamping is maybe my favourite part of this whole page.


Products:

  • Bazzill Basics Paper
  • Inkadinkado, Autumn Foliage, clear stamp set
  • Lawn Fawn, Joy To The Woods, clear stamp set
  • Lawn Fawn, Joy To The Woods, coordinating die set
  • American Crafts, Shimelle, die set
  • We R Memory Keepers, Evolution Advanced die cutting machine
  • Tsukineko, Dew Drop, Brilliance, Moonlight White ink
  • Tsukineko, Dew Drop, Memento, Tuxedo Black ink
  • gold ink
  • Copic markers
  • Little Honey Pie leaf printables, scaled down to 85%

 

October Mood Board

It’s the start of autumn in this part of the world, and I couldn’t be more excited. I love autumn. It’s full of warm days, cool nights, blue skies, and vibrant leaves. Here in Canada, it’s Thanksgiving in just two short weeks, and Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday. In part because of the weather, but in part because it’s a holiday that’s so simple. A day to spend time with loved ones, enjoying a meal, and allowing yourself to feel like the luckiest person in the world for all the good things you have in your life. It’s a very warm and cozy holiday.

So when I put together this month’s mood board, I wanted to capture some of that. A bit of nature, the hint of food, and colours that reminded me of warm socks. (See, inspiration can come from anything – haha) But I also wanted to challenge myself to create a mood board that wasn’t just about autumn here in the northern hemisphere. I wanted something that would work for any season. I went for images that had a lot of muted colours, punctuated by select vibrant tones that look like gems against the greys.

Included in the mood board are two free printables of some beautiful feathers. The line sketch feathers are from Oh So Lovely, and the block print style feathers are from Little Honey Pie.

October Mood Board

October Mood Board

To see the mood board on Pinterest and check out the sources, click here. And if you want to see previous mood boards, you can find them here.

September Mood Board

Labour Day weekend. So that’s it – summer’s over. How? Why?! Nooo!!! I’ve got that melancholy feeling I get at the end of a day at the fair. Not hard to see why I picked the images that are part of this mood board ;)

I love all the saturated colours mixed with the vintage shapes and designs. Carnivals are full of wonderful contrasts: fresh air with the smell of caramel corn, blue skies and brightly flashing lights, the laughter and screams from the midway. Warm summer nights that feel eternal, but knowing that it will all be over again for another year.

Hoping you enjoy the last of your summer and find a little inspiration in this month’s board. You can check out previous mood boards here and here, and check out the mood board on Pinterest for the full images, sources, and links.

September Mood Board

September Mood Board

August Mood Board

And that was July! Wow – how did it go by so fast?! Between settling into new online digs after Two Peas closed and all the usual summer stuff, I can’t believe it’s time to share another mood board challenge. And as always, everyone is willing to play along. If you want to check out last month’s mood board, click here.

For this month, I found myself drawn to slightly more muted colours. There are still some ionic summer colours included, but they’re more mellow and paired with neutrals instead of high contrast black and white. Geometrics make an appearance in repeating patterns, and there are hints at the passage of time through collections and vintage elements that are featured. A couple quotes are present – perhaps some inspiration in the words, or even the fonts. I hope you all enjoy : )

August Mood Board

August Mood Board

Please click here to see image sources, and a few extra images that aren’t in this sampler.

July Mood Board

With Two Peas In A Bucket closing down, gone are the mood boards that I loved looking at and taking inspiration from. Their closing was sudden, and it was already nearing the end of the month and I was counting the days for the next mood board reveal.  Relying on nothing more than my Pinterest obsession, I went looking to make a mood board of my own. This was pinning with a purpose – not something I usually do, but desperate times call for desperate measures.

The community at Two Peas was all looking for each other and for all the things they loved and had suddenly lost. Not surprisingly, I wasn’t the only one who was missing the mood boards. We’re still figuring out how we’re going to decide on each month’s mood board, who’ll put them together, and a few other details, but we have a mood board for this month and are excited about the possibilities.

I started a Pinterest account just for this (trust me, you don’t want to have to sort through the hoard that is my Pinterest account), and I’ll be posting my projects here (maybe somewhere else in the future too?), and everyone’s welcome to join in a participate.

Not sure what a mood board is? Wondering what the rules are? Too easy. In this case, a mood board is a collection of images that compliment each other. Those images can be of anything – they don’t have to be specific to scrapbooking, and actually usually don’t include scrapbooking images. The idea is to take inspiration from things around you and not from other scrapbooking layouts or products. You can draw inspiration from as many or as few elements as you like. You can use a colour, the colour scheme, textures, font styles, subject matter, quotes, or anything else that catches your eye. Everyone will put together a mood board differently, and everyone will take inspiration from it differently. See – it really is easy.

Please feel free to follow along on Pinterest where you’ll find mood boards and other scrap related boards, and check out this month’s mood board if you want to play along.

July 2014 Mood Board

July 2014 Mood Board

Please click here to see image sources.