Our Mood Board is now closed. Congratulations to our winner #13 Timi Biro.
Please welcome our October Mood Board. It’s been gorgeously designed by Jot Girl Leanne Allinson.
Let’s take a peeky peek!
Image credits: 1. Hearts by ‘a place for art’ via Pinterest here. 2. Watercolour world by Jessica Illustration on Etsy here. 3. Bottles of flowers via Pinterest here. 4. Focus on being happy by Marc Johns via Pinterest here. 5. Watercolour swirls via Pinterest here.
Let’s see what some of our Jot Girls have come up with this time around.
Leanne says, “This month, I’ve had the absolute pleasure of choosing the Moodboard. At first I was overwhelmed as to where to start but as soon as I saw the water colour world map on Pinterest, the rest of the Moodboard just fell into place!
I was so inspired by the image of the map, that I wanted to try and replicate it somehow on my page. I created my own stencil with my silhouette, using a free “flat world map” image from google and then grabbed my water colour paints. I built up the rest of my page with layers of coordinating patterned papers from October Afternoon and die cut hearts from black cardstock.”
I thought I’d play along with the girls this month — Thanks for a beautiful Mood Board Leanne — I had a great play with watercolour paper and mists and bits and pieces and I’m on a bit of a creative curve at the moment which has been very nice indeed as I haven’t made stuff for quite some time…. This little chicken is a bit of a stress head at the moment as she enters Year 12 and the HSC exams next year. She puts a LOT of pressure on herself and works hard and worries a lot. So this is to let her know that its all okay and everything will work out how its meant to…
Nat says, “The mood board is just gorgeous and it’s not hard to see where I got my inspiration from! Watercolours and ombre green/blue… it’s all totally ‘me’ this month and this card came together in a flash.”
Anna says, “This mood board definitely fitted with my current desires to travel and explore SO I based by layout around those feelings. I used watercolour, the world map, and used my pencil compass thingy to create the circles for my background. I found a 6×8″ transparency by Heidi Swapp which I cut the world map out of and the words ‘Let’s Go’ and used them on the page too. This photo says so much to me – I snapped it on one of our walks around town once. I hear the train run through our little country town a couple of times a day, sometimes a plane overhead, vehicles towing caravans pass by on the highway that goes through our town…the sounds of travel. I would love to just make my own tracks in the world…to wander…discover and explore new places. It’ll happen one day :-)”
Mardi says, “I totally loved this mood board. Although it was the watercolour world that jumped out at me first….I decided to base my layout around that gorgeous watercolour piece at the bottom right of the mood board. I also grabbed the word ‘happy’ and added some hearts and florals. Such a fun mood board to play with this month.”
Kim says, “the beautiful colour combo was very inspiring, although I didn’t take on the water colour elements of the mood board i love the black, citron, white, green with just a hint of blue collection of colours…. I wanted to record my thankfulness to my husband in this layout , we really make a great team!”
Aimee says, “I was so incredibly inspired by Leanne’s Mood Board, I’m not a messy scrapper as a rule, but I could see a story behind the mood board. The world map, hand drawn circles and the watercolour that looked so much like cartography all spoke to me of adventure and exploration. The hearts reminded me of this photo. It is one of my all time favourite photos from a huge trip we took for my birthday back in 2009. I used the colour palette to cut out mountains and then watercolored behind them to tie it all back in. I also took a slightly different direction when it came to the hand drawn circles. I decided instead to hand draw squares so my page looked like a map that had been folded up in someone’s pocket… you know before we all carried maps on our phones? ”
Lauren says, “This mood board inspired in me some art journalling. The end result I loved! Thanks Leanne for an absolutely beautiful mood board. ”
So grab out those water colours and let’s see what YOU come up with! we can’t wait to see!
THANK YOU to the lovely Melissa from The Paper Birdcage who stepped in at the very last minute and saved the day by becoming our Mood Board sponsor. Our winner wins a gift voucher to Melissa’s gorgeous Etsy store. Check out The Paper Birdcage right here.
This Month’s Sponsor – we actually don’t have a sponsor just yet for October. Are you a small business who might be interested in promoting your products/online store by providing us here at Jot with a small prize for our challenge winner, we would be VERY grateful? It can be a gift voucher or small package of products. I’d be incredibly thankful. You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. THANK YOU.