Tuesday, 1 April 2014

April Challenge - A Spring-Time Mood Board!

Hello and welcome to our April challenge!

Thank you to everyone who took part in our March Challenge, we loved looking at the entries, and we'll announce a few of our favourites and a winner here on the blog soon!

If you haven't seen our challenges so far this year, then here's the "scoop" Each month throughout 2014 we will set a challenge and we'd love it if you would play along. Each month the challenge will vary - sometimes we'll have a sketch, sometimes a colour palette, a photo inspiration or a "recipe" of stash to use or maybe a technique.

At the end of this post there is "linky tool" for you to link up your challenge entry so we can pop along and see and we will feature a few of our favourite projects next month.  
There's even a little prize to be won - more on that further down!
We really hope lots of you will play along!

During April we'd love you to take your ideas from this mood board:


Take ideas from this however you choose. You could: 

Use the colours - Yellow, Green, Peach, White, Cork/Kraft
Use the quote 'Look How They Grow' 
Make a page about flowers or plants
Use some of the elements, eg. feathers and stars on your page 
Use the composition somehow (eg. two lines along the base of your project)
Or anything else you get from the mood board!

The SJ Crafts Design Team have created some projects to show what ideas they got from the mood board...



Louise took the composition of the mood board to put together a layout of a (rare) photo of her with her three sons. Her page supplies include the Teresa Collins Family Stories Collection Kitcamera and heart wood veneersenamel dots, and an Amy Tangerine Badge.



Annie was inspired by the mood board to create a pinboard-style page, following the composition and using sticky pearls and enamel dots to "pin" items to the background. To echo the fresh, spring colour palette she used peach/green/yellow/pink - the chalky pastels in the Chalk Studio 2 collection were perfect and contrast beautifully with the Chalk Studio chipboard pieces, frames and stickers. Other elements picked from the mood board added some interest and fun to Annie's page - washi tape, flowers, cork arrows and wood veneer stars. Finally, the quote inspired her journalling!
Jimjams - The Wrong Runes - April Challenge for SJ Crafts

Jemma was inspired by the 3 columns and the colours from the mood board to create a holiday album page.

Jenny:


Jenny was inspired by the colours and some of the elements on the mood board. She has used kraft card, some pretty yellow striped paper from MME Now & Then Mildred pad. Jenny printed her sentiment onto vellum to look like the title on the mood board, and added some paper flowers and adhesive pearls. 



Jennifer mainly took inspiration from the colours, using yellow, lime green, and some cork elements (including the American Crafts Cork Alphas and Arrows), though she swapped the coral hue for a bolder orange from the Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste collection. She also used some feathers, along with some Studio Calico Stars and Enamel Dots!




Taking her inspiration from the colours, gold highlights, the feathers and flowers Lisa-jane created a pretty card for a special girl's birthday. Those enamel dots finish it all off perfectly.

We have a little mystery "Spring themed" prize this month for one entry picked at random from all those who link up! The winner will be announced after the challenge has closed along with a few of our favourites! 

So, will you take up our challenge this month?

Use the linky tool below to add a link to the blog post (or your gallery) with your layout or card and a link back to this post is much appreciated.

You will need to ensure your link is added by the 30th of April (11.59pm).

Enjoy x

8 comments :

Jimjams said...

WOW - how different are those creations - amazing how we all take different things from the inspiration. Can't wait to see what other people come up with!

Annie Claxton said...

Yes there are so many ideas you can pick up from the mood board aren't there - it will be fun to see what everyone else creates from it :o)

jsquaredscrapspot said...

And now for something entirely different again. I've never been first on a link before……...

Marie said...

Hi guys! I have just uploaded my interpretation of the mood board. I have used the March kit 'Lumination'. Marie x

scrappyjacky said...

I've used quite a lot from that lovely mood board.

Jackie said...

Super board...my layout uploaded!!

Laura said...

Really enjoyed this board! Thank you :)

Nathalie said...

I came over from Louise's blog and I am glad I did because this mood board got me working on a page right away! Just linked it ! :) Off to check out the others! Thank you for the inspiration!