Are You in the Mood? Group Post and a New Challenge for You!

by admin

Hi ScrapFX Fans!  The Design Team has been having so much fun cooking up and working on this month’s challenge for you.  Mood boards are all the rage right now and several team members decided to give it a go at making some.  Well let me tell you before we knew it we had so many wonderful inspiration pieces we couldn’t help but say we needed to find a way to do a challenge and group post off of them.


This first board was created by our fearless DT leader, Michelle L., and this is what started the mood board frenzy.  It only seemed fitting we use this one first but there was a twist……. stamping!  Yep, we had to incorporate stamping this month of course since the new foam stamps are fresh in our creative hands.  The images on this board lent themselves really well to a lot of the stamps that were released so again a natural fit for our first Mood Board Challenge.

Challenge Details to the DT

Use above mood board as inspiration for any type of project

Incorporate some type of stamping technique

Now lets check out what the first round of gals came up with.


Beautiful Moments - Anita Bownds September 2013 scrap fx DT (1)

Looking at Anita’s page I can tell she has been inspired by the gorgeous colors along with the feather and doily elements.  But when looking at her page closer what I find amazingly cool is her design is actually based off the board too, or at least it appears to be so.  What a very creative way to use the board!  She has used her subtle stamping to bring a delicate softness to this page in contrast to the torn papers and it really compliments the black and white photo as well.  I get the overwhelming feeling of down home country goodness when looking at this page.  A beautiful moment documented indeed!

Products Used:

Feather Stamps (2013249)

Mini Feathers (2013233)

Beautiful, midi (2013206)

Mini BMX Bike (2013134)

Moments Words (2013054)



Claire was also inspired by the colors of the mood board but her page took on the brighter hues.  I can also see she was inspired by the dandelion poofs to use some flowers – that is what is terrific about these boards – they’re launching pads for creativity!  You may not have the exact elements, as in Claire’s case, but you’re inspired to use something similar.


Here you can see the fantabulous feather stamp making its appearance and all of Claire’s other dazzling details up close.  The incorporation of burlap on this page is brilliant – possibly pulled from the wood crates and the board’s country feel I’m thinking.  Layer upon layer of paper, stickers, and photo draw you in.  And do you want to know how Claire created her beautiful stamping?


She used her watercolor pencils!!  Marvelous technique and results, right?  She shared she likes the effect it gives her pages and I have to agree – really cool!

Products Used:

Flower Posy Stamp (2013247)

Feather Stamps (2013249)



Michelle has created a delightfully adorable, sweet, and charming page about her daughter.  She has been getting down with e paint lately and creating some dazzling backgrounds.  Here is what she had to say about her creative process:

I’ve been on a watery paint and feather layering tear lately. For this page documenting my 10 favorite Lola moments (so far), I used acrylic paint in the background. The mood board has a blue and gold theme but I’m not feeling blue at the moment- I need lots of bright happy yellow and calming mint in my life. I did add lots of gold and a German foil shape to recall the clock in the board. I loved the flying birds in the board do made sure to include those. here they represent my husband and I. Lastly I experimented with Scarlett’s feather stamp layering technique and Michelle Logan’s stamp edge sketch outlining but didn’t like how they turned out too much so I added chipboard on top.

Products Used:

Lace Tag set White (2912040w)

Crossword Stencil (2013186)

Ruffled Feather Stamp (2013250)

Feather Stamps (2913249)

Feathers  (2012224)

Mini Feathers (2013233)

Moments Words (2013054)

Graffiti Numbers (2013299)



Misty decided to go off the page with her creation and made one of her tremendous journals.  This piece is truly marvelous and I just want to touch it.  She has used colors from the board and pulled in others that complimented them as well.  All the feathers cascading down from the floating bird give such a sense of movement to this piece and they also remind me of the flow of the birds up top in the board, very clever don’t you think?


Here you can see all that rich texture and color a bit better as well as the doily stamping Misty did.  Oh yes, she did in fact use the doily stamp on this piece.  As she built up her layers she kept stamping it over and over, the would mist some, and stamp some more.  The end effect was various portions of the doily stamp popping out rather than the entire image.  Here’s another peek at where it is even more subtle:


Even though its hard to see, in some portions, it really does add to the overall design and depth of this project.  So don’t be afraid to cover up your stamps some peeps!

Products Used:

Doily Stamp (2013245)

Rose Stencil (2012353)

Mini Feathers (2103233)

Graffiti Alphabet (2013198)



For my project I decided to go off the page also.  I’m not normally a big birdhouse person but I had this in my stash and felt inspired by the board to use it.  I drew from the colors, feathers, and of course the birds as my main inspiration for this piece.  I was also inspired to try my hand at creating with some floral elements which isn’t normally my thing, but I’m becoming more and more fond of it.


Here you can see the glittery feather I created by stamping on some stiffened fabric with gel medium and then sprinkling the glitter over the top of it while it was still wet.  Once it was fully dry I cut the piece out and it was able to keep its shape.


This is my cluster and again I have a glittery feather on fabric paired with another fabric stamped feather.  This second feather was created by stamping on the stiffened fabric and using some custom mixed embossing powder.  I heated it up and then cut out the feather.  Can’t wait to make more of these fabric feathers as I’ve some more ideas brewing for them.  So I encourage you to think outside the box when stamping – the sky is the limit with these beauties.

Products Used:

Feather Stamps (2013249)

Flourish 04 Beads small (2013203)

Well there you have it.  I am just amazed over one mood board inspiring so many radiant pieces.  The possibilities are truly endless and we’ll be back next week with another round of inspiring projects based off this board from the rest of the team.  In the meantime, put your thinking caps on, be inspired, and start crafting your own project.

Your Challenge Guidelines:

Use the board as inspiration for any type of project

Incorporate a stamping technique and share with us what you did

Upload your creation to our Facebook Page or leave us a blog link here if you don’t Facebook

Do this by Oct. 17 and shortly after a winner will be announced!

Winner will be featured as a guest here on the blog!!

Thanks so much for swinging by today – let us know what you think of our challenge and we hope to see you playing along.

Have a crafty weekend!

7 Responses to “Are You in the Mood? Group Post and a New Challenge for You!”

  1. great work ladies…so many different takes on the mood board…love them all…

  2. This was a fun challenge! love all the interpretations!

  3. Wow!!!! One mood board and so many totally different interpretations. Every one of these projects are so inspiring! Just an awesome job by all you talented folk!!

  4. Scarlett I LOVE that birdhouse. It reminds me of classic American Folk Art- colorful, inventive and whimsical. Great job on this post write up too.
    I love how we all gravitated to the feathers for this challenge- I know it was part of the board but it’s like we had a brain link there. Anita I love the torn strips on your design- really beautiful balanced design. Klere I love the color and totally random bits in yours- that makes me itch to get started on my next project. Misty that journal cover is gorgeous- lovely texture and I’m assuming that’s some of your home made paint? Really fantastic!

  5. TracyM #6773 says:

    WOW – Michelle’s mood board is fabulous – love ALL the AMAZING projects she has inspired too!!!
    GREAT WORK ladies!!!

  6. Stunning work ladies!