#NSDSC15 | Challenge 01 - Picture Your Mood with Kelly Noel and Dana Fleckenstein

Happy NSD everyone! Are you ready to start crafting? This year, we're starting things off with a mood board challenge! We've put together a mood board filled with aqua, navy, fuchsia, and yellow tones. You should be able to find these colors in our three most recent kits - Carolina Moon, Lisse Street, and Odyssey- but please feel free to use any product you like for this challenge!

Dana Fleckenstein: At first, I couldn't decide on which of the elements I wanted to actually use from the beautiful mood board. So, I took only a quick glance to then write down what I could remember. What stuck with me was the overall color theme, the repeated black sentiments in the second row, as well as the flowers and Japanese pattern from the tile in the lower right. Since I also liked the square tiles, I ended up with a square 4x4 inch card and managed to incorporate all of the elements I had noted.

Supplies: kits - Odyssey card kit, Roller Rink card kit, Camelot card kit;stamps - You Rock stamp set; ink: Onyx Black Versafine, Color Theory Mint Hint ink refill; paints: Color Theory Mint Hint, Color Theory Sunny Day; other: white hemp twine, pink felt


Kelly Noel: The first thing that popped out at me from the NSD mood board were the fun bright colors! The floral paper from the Penelope add-on had lots of the mood board colors, so I used that paper as my starting point. The other thing I loved about the mood board were some of the graphic patterns, like the hexagons and the patterns found in the pillows. I used the Crate floral paper and a yellow striped paper to create a patterned background for my card. Finally, the tiny pop of gold in the earrings inspired the gold sentiment and embellishments. I love using a mood board for inspiring a project, whether it sparks a color or design jumping off point, it's always a fun way start to a project!

Supplies: Kits - Penelope add-on, Frank add-on, Lily add-on; Paper - More Vanilla; Adhesive - This To That Foam Tab Circles


We can't wait to see your take on this challenge! To be entered to win a prize from the Calico Closet, please post your project in the Studio Calico Gallery by May 10th and add the tag #NSDSC1 in the description. Challenges may be combined - just add both tags in your description. Winners will be posted on Monday, May 11th.

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  1. Tinkerbeth Tinkerbeth says…
    05/02/2015

    So glad to see cards will be ok for the challenges!

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  2. 05/02/2015

    Love the moodboard!! Such great colours!

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  3. Gigi333 (Pink Rewards Subscriber) Gigi333 says…
    05/02/2015

    How exciting

    So basically we use the colours in the mood board?

    Can you tell this is my first challenge??

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  4. Gigi333 (Pink Rewards Subscriber) Gigi333 says…
    05/02/2015

    Do we make a card r a scrapbook layout or whatever we want?

    Thanks #newbie

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  5. erinm erinm says…
    05/02/2015

    My take is that you just need to use the mood board for inspiration and create whatever you would like. Use the colors, pattern, textures, theme...whatever that inspires you!

    Good luck & have fun!

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  6. Gigi333 (Pink Rewards Subscriber) Gigi333 says…
    05/02/2015

    Thanks @erinm

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  7. pinksoup pinksoup says…
    05/02/2015

    Just to be clear, we have a week to complete the challenges? I thought I read that somewhere.

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  8. Emma_jw Emma_jw says…
    05/02/2015

    @pinksoup yeah until May 10th :)

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  9. CeliseMcL CeliseMcL says…
    05/02/2015

    Beautiful cards!

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  10. paperKraftd paperKraftd says…
    05/02/2015

    Gorgeous card!!!

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  11. TaniaB TaniaB says…
    05/02/2015

    Just love that fuschia and yellow flower. Both cards are awesome and mood board is bursting with inspiration.

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  12. kimmer34 kimmer34 says…
    05/02/2015

    Beautiful examples! I love the colors!

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  13. Ciacchina Ciacchina says…
    05/02/2015

    Love the moodboard

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  14. jamiewaters jamiewaters says…
    05/02/2015

    Beautiful projects!

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  15. toribissell toribissell says…
    05/02/2015

    done. Thanks for the mood board inspiration!

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  16. jenjeb jenjeb says…
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  17. mugsie mugsie says…
    05/02/2015

    Is there a PDF of the mood board by chance? I'd love to print it :)

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  18. mugsie mugsie says…
    05/02/2015

    Nevermind, I right clicked and opened in new tab then print (I don't understand my mac yet) ;)

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  21. mariangel mariangel says…
    05/02/2015

    i hope i have time love the board

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  22. mariangel mariangel says…
    05/02/2015

    any rules in the challenges like using a specific product, kit... ???

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  24. Kimiluna Kimiluna says…
    05/02/2015

    Done and uploaded! Never used a mood board before! Loved it!

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  25. juliee (Pink Rewards Subscriber) juliee says…
    05/02/2015

    Here's my take - I used the softer tones from the mood board and more importantly I actually used on of the silkscreens from a kit - I even mixed the gold and blush crush paints

    http://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/162678-hello-sunshine

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    1. Deb_W Deb_W says…
      12/30/2013

      I have been doing my PL monthly and have enjoyed the format. I am thinking about going to weekly in 2014 but only on 1 page. I'm not sure if I have enough pictures to cover weekly since our lives are basically repetitive.

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