Monday, January 13, 2014

Working with a Mood Board


I was excited to find out that the Adventures of Glitter Girl would be returning to Two Peas in a Bucket for 2014. She stated she is changing up the material to approach more "complex topics", and with Adventure: 102, she did not disappoint. Working with the January mood board by Two Peas, she gathered supplies, using some straightaway to create a layout, all the while explaining her thought process.

I've only once before worked with a mood board and so thought I'd give it a go. Even though I had my photos selected, I worked from the board to create my color palette. Since the photos are from December, I wanted cool colors and woodgrain. I also was taken by the knit items and frosty feel from the board, so knew I'd include plenty of stitching, vellum, and lots of layers.


My page design is for the January sketch challenge at Life.Paper.Scrapbook, which runs until the 27th. I always arrange my page elements first, so began cutting squares and then placed them in a grid. I found layers for my photos and punched some hearts. Satisfied with where the page was headed, I took a picture, then removed everything.


I put some ink splatters with Heidi Swapp Color Shine on the background paper and did all of my stitching. I put the layout back together, this time adhering everything as I worked. I felt my photos needed more layering and used a glassine bag, as well as several pop dots to give it more depth. The woodgrain paper is from October Afternoon {Silent Night} and the rest are from August and October Studio Calico kits. The resin flowers are from the October Freckled Fawn kit and Thickers and October Afternoon mini market alphas created my title.

So that's my take on working with a mood board. Have you ever been inspired by one?

22 comments:

  1. Your layout is just beautiful!!

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  2. This is absolutely fabulous, Elise! My new favorite of yours. :)

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  3. very cool layout and love the colors!

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  4. This is grogeous love your take on the mood board :)

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  5. Your layout is STUNNING, I love everything about it, especially the soft colors !

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  6. Oh my gosh, such a beautiful layout! I love the dreamy feel of the page. I'm another one that's excited Glitter Girl is still making her videos :)

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  7. Your layout is so beautiful. The photos are stunning.
    I love the colours and embellishments you used on here.

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  8. Very pretty page and photos!!
    I watched that same video today :)
    I haven't really been inspired by a mood board yet, but am thinking of using the 2p's January one this time for some inspiration.

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  9. wow this layout is awesome, I love the colors and the way you use the vellum. Looks great!

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  10. This is really really cute. Love what you did with the mood board.

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  11. Goodness, girl! I love your layouts! This one is beautifully soft and lovely. I love your close-up photos. Was nice to see you explain your process! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation.

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  12. I LOOOOVE the colors! Great job. I've never used a mood board but i'll have to check out that video for sure.

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  13. Oh wow! That is tatally amazing! What a lovely romantic feeling! I love the soft and pretty against the weathered wood. That is so popular over here in interior design and home decor! Love it!

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  14. I have never done a mood board but after looking at the gorgeous piece of work, I will have to find out what it is! Beautiful!

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  15. Gorgeous!! I love the idea of using 3 smaller photos ... it looks beautiful with all the squares

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  16. Beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing.

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  17. oh man, how inspiring is that!!!??? so unusual and so beautiful! i LOVE it! :)

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  18. Wow, this is beyond gorgeous! I love your grid and those flower embellishments. Everything is so soft and pretty! Thank you for playing along with us at LPS!

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Thank you so much for taking your time to comment, I truly appreciate all your kind words!