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Introducing our new Mood Board and you have to admit, this board is quite different from our usual boards! And I think it’s fantastic!
Brought to you by Jot Girl Sharmaine, it’s a mix of moody blues and steel greys and blacks!
Let’s see what some of our Jot Girls created using his board as their inspiration..
Sharmaine says, “Inspired by the large image I painted some water colour paint onto some paper. I used colours based on the mood board. I then cut the paper into shapes, to fill a grid on the cardstock. I then stitched them on and added some text from printables and patterned paper.”
Leanne says, “I was totally inspired by the layers in this mood board plus all of the squared elements! I also wanted to include a sense of something more with my hidden journaling as the images Sharmaine has collected feel very mysterious to me!”
Nat says, “To be honest this is about as removed from my normal go-to colours as you can get – but I do love trying new things! I had to start with my products as I wasn’t sure I would have a lot in this colour scheme but as I pulled out different pieces from my stash my card quickly grew with all it’s different layers. Thanks Sharmaine for a fun challenge!”
Sheree says, “I love how different this mood board is with it’s moody feel and masculine colour combination! For my page I took inspiration from the grid of floppy discs on the right using a grid transparency and a computer theme for my story. The mood board also has a lot of greys on the left and blues on the right which I also reflected in my background. I also added little splashes of red. Thank you for creating such a cool mood board to inspire us this month Sharmaine!”
Anna says, “I was weirdly excited about this mood board when I saw it! Probably because it is so different to my usual style AND probably because I had a photo that I had been waiting to scrap and knew this would work perrrrfectly. Grungy, dark and moody – I just felt so strangely connected to the feel of this mood board. Awesome choice Sharmaine!
I drew inspiration most definitely by the colours but also the rain effect in the top left image, the cloud in the frame of the middle left image and the hangiing apples in the dining setting image. I had a hazy idea of how I’d go creating this layout – I knew it would be messy so I just let it flow…there were times that I wasn’t so sure about it but in the end, again, I’m weirdly excited about it! hehe”
Mardi says, “Awesome mood board Sharmaine!! I took my inspiration from the large photo on the right of the board along with the frames and colours. I thoroughly enjoyed stepping away from my comfy zone and trying something else.”
Lauren says, “Sharmaine this is an amazing mood board. It forced me to get out of my comfort zone and I am so glad I did as I love the end result.”
Amanda says, “Wow what a fantastic mood board Sharmaine. I loved how grungy and different it was. The big image with the discs inspired me to fiddle with photoshop and mimic it in my layout. I was also inspired by the arrangement of crockery in the bottom left image, the cloud, the cement texture and the fonts (both san serif and handwritten as seen on the floppy discs). Although the scan of my layout shows that i have brown circles on my page, it is actually a rich coppery metallic paper.”
Suse says, “Here’s my try and gosh, I found it hard! I’m afraid it’s still totally girly, but I did try to get some of that edgy gun-metal grey in there… it was all I could do not to slap a pretty pink ‘smile!’ title on it – tee hee! Thanks for the fun challenge – it’s great to be stretched.”
Gorgeous, gorgeous work by the Jot Girls! What will you make?
Thank you to our sponsor.. the lovely Jamie Pate who is donating a pack of delectable Heidi Swapp goodies as our prize this month. Say hello to Jamie here on her blog.