Hello! Michelle here with you today to share a new layout inspired by this month’s mood board. Using a mood board as a starting point for a project is great way to challenge oneself and the ways you can take your project are limitless! Here’s a look at the April Mood board:
When I work from a mood board, I like to look for the individual details that appeal to me or spark an idea. This time I was instantly drawn to the lower right image–the blue, scallops. I really liked all the shade of blues together. Next, I was super interested in the yellow image on the left side–it looked like stitches from a sewing machine. With these two things in mind this is what I made using the April Kits:
To recreate the monochromatic look that I liked, I went through the kit and pulled out pieces that ranged from dark blue to teal. This was a fun challenge. When I create a layout, I usually let the photo dictate my color scheme and this time was different and it felt good to change up my routine. I did include a bit of yellow in my patterned paper choices, so it didn’t end up being a “true” monochromatic color scheme, but since there was lots of yellow in the mood board, I think it worked!
To keep with my color scheme, I was able to pull the Shimmer Spray out from the April Color Kit and used it to drop some mist on my background. This was my first time using this brand and I was super impressed with the beautiful color!
As I mentioned earlier, I really liked the yellow image that looked like a bunch of stitching and this prompted me to include my own machine stitching on my layout. I tried to mimic the stitching by sewing a bunch of unevenly spaced lines on my background. This brought a lot of texture to my layout and it was a nice change of pace from my usual sewing.
Using the moodboard as a starting point was a great way to freshen up my usual routine and I am already looking forward to next months!