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.