Happy October! Not only am I excited about cooler weather, Halloween and pumpkin everything, I'm also excited about the October mood board over on the Jot blog, which released yesterday!
So many beautiful possibilities! When I first saw the board, I was a bit nervous, as I'm not much of a messy, mixed-media type of gal. I instead focused on the colors and themes from the board, and added "mixed-media looking" products, but in a non-messy way!
Supplies | Paper: Crate Paper (grid), Fancy Pants (black text), Scraptastic Club (green text), Studio Calico (clouds), American Crafts (green strip). Embellishment: American Crafts (transparent photo overlay, chipboard hearts), My Mind's Eye ("world" rub-on, dashed heart rub-on, dark blue brads, map heart chipboard, gold heart sticker, gold dots), Studio Calico (black mini alpha), Pink Paislee (black "arrivals" chipboard), Scraptastic Club (flair, "hello" tag, "go, see, do" die-cut). Stamps: Scraptastic Club ("travel notes"), Stampin' Up! ("Watercolor Wash"). Other: Stampin' Up! (ink), Studio Calico (black mist), sewing machine.
After choosing the paper I would use for the layout, I pulled out my Watercolor Wash background stamp from Stampin' Up! and stamped it twice on my background grid paper, giving the appearance of a painted background without the mess. I had originally placed the painted black chipboard hearts on the layout and planned to watercolor with green paint inside of them, but once I moved the chipboard heart, I loved the look of the green watercolored hearts on their own!
With the world map image in the mood board, I knew I wanted my layout to have a travel theme, but I didn't want it to be overly "travel," so I pulled papers and embellishment with subtle map prints, and travel words. The pale green and white graphic paper from Scraptastic Club is one of my favorite exclusive prints that I have received in my kits!
I also loved the contrast of having some black on the layout, especially the "arrivals" chipboard from Pink Paislee's Atlas collection.
Be sure to create your project using the mood board as a starting point by October 31st, and post to the Jot blog post to win a fabulous prize. The Jot Girls love seeing all of the beautiful project each month!