I am such a fan of saturated colour. I love wearing it, scrapping with it and being surrounded by it. So it was no wonder that when I stumbled upon the Jot Magazine May Mood Board, it caught my eye. My initial thought was how cute is that mushroom bowl, closely followed by check out all that orange.
If we were talking decorating I would totally say I am drawn to French Provincial style and lovely white/neutral interiors a la Dear Lillie and I’ve also noticed that I tend to be drawn to a lot of white infused layouts lately. The thing is that I love colour, far too much to ever actually pull off a white interior (well that and the mud that is forever walked into my house) or use it frequently on layouts. However among my dislikes I would certainly list the colour orange and florals of any kind. So let’s just say the Jot Magazine mood board for May was right out of my creative comfort zone and that is why it is so fantastic.
I knew immediately that I wanted to use the green floral paper from the Berry Sweet collection by K & Company but I had no idea what story to scrap or what photo might go with it until I stumbled upon this gorgeously over exposed photo from mid 2010. I don’t mind telling you I had to think on this one for a while and decided to take it as an opportunity to use some really old stash from HOTP Paper Pizazz circa 2003 like the little teapot and tag. As well as some stuff that’s a little more recent like the arrow paper from Kaisercraft Check In collection and the background paper from their Timeless Classic’s Line. I even managed to squeeze in a little Maggie Holmes for Crate Paper as a nod to Mardi’s take on the moodboard which I absolutely love and you can see here.
If you haven’t seen Jot Magazine before be sure to check them out for some fabulous inspiration. What would you say pushes you out of your creative comfort zone?