Tuesday, April 8, 2014

In The Mood (Board)

This is my first post of 2014. 

The 8th of April. Hard to believe. 

But I haven't been crafting. Not that I didn't want to, but I've been writing a book. It's a bucket list sorta thing. Maybe this book will bring me fame and riches, or maybe it'll sit in a drawer gathering dust forever more, I don't know. But I'm glad I'm doing it. The only downside is not having as much time for my other interests. 

I made a decision this week to step back a little from character formations and plot arcs and just do a bit of scrapping. I've been following the Scrap Around The World blog on Facebook and each month I've wanted to take part in their challenge. This month, I decide to just do it.


Here is the mood board they created this month from which we challengers are to draw inspiration. And as the blog isn't a specifically colour challenge blog, you can take your inspiration from any part of the board. As it turned out though, the colours happen to be complete faves of mine, so my layout ended up taking that as its inspiration.

I was in a mixed media mood when I sat down to put the layout together. I used to worry about what would happen if the scrapbooking industry declined to such an extent that we couldn't get our lovely patterned papers anymore (I know, over-dramatic much?!?) But for the last 12 months or so, at least half my layouts - like this one - are patterned paper free. I just messed about with my paints and pastes and inks.

So, here it is in all its glory :)

There you go. I am very happy with my page and I'm looking forward to next months mood board... or you know, I may even do another from this month's.

See you next time :)


  1. What a fantastic work of art! Thanks so much for playing with our board at SATW!!

  2. The texture on the layout is AWESOME...Thank you for joining us over at SATW!!

  3. Gorgeous layout! Good luck with the challenge!

  4. Can not wait to read this book!! I havent been doing any writing for at least a year and half but ideas are always in my head. I really need to make a start before i forget all good ideas! I was thinking of asking my mam to read the first few chapters when they are done and ask if the would want to continue reading it and if not ill prob give up lol!!
    Super in love with this page!! ive not been doing much scrapping either only 1-2 pages a month. Got holidays coming up and will probabily buy load of supplies and they will just sit there!! Hope you are doing well not spoke to you in ages xx when i get a min ill sit down and write you a proper email xx

  5. Fantastic layout! So many elements and techniques! Thank you for drawing inspiration from my mood board and joining us at SATW this month!

  6. Thanks everyone :)

    Don't worry Sam, you'll write that novel when the time is right :) Talk to you soon :)

  7. Cute page.Thank you for playing along with us at Scrap Around The World.


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