I'm thrilled to host my favorite challenge! The winning mood board from this challenge will be used by The Lilypad designers to create the August 2018 BYOC! For example our March 2018 BYOC was created from from this contest during DSD last fall. Fresh Flowers submitted by San (SanVHM) was the winning mood board. Your job with this challenge is to think like a designer... you'll be selecting colors for our August 2018 BYOC, so think that time of year - whether to you that means Indian summer, back to school, or maybe even spring pastels (if you live in the Southern Hemisphere). Details/Rules: This will be inspiration for the August 2018 BYOC. Post a mood board or color palette in this thread. You can submit up to three mood boards/color palettes. Challenge closes at 11am EDT on Tuesday, May 8. The most recent winner is not eligible (from DSD 2017). Please link us up to the source for your palette or to the photos you used to make your own. Credit of sources is required. Please do not use patterns or images from within the scrapbooking industry - neither paper nor digi. PRIZE: the entry with the winning palette will receive the entire August 2018 BYOC when it is released!!! The TLP Designers and Pollys will be voting for their favorite color themes of those submitted. Since the voting is usually very close, it takes about a week to narrow the submissions down to the top three. A second vote is done to get from the final three to the winning BYOC palette! I will announce the winner and winning palette as soon as possible, which usually takes about 2-3 weeks. Helpful hints: 1) It really helps to have an original palette with a larger number of colors or themed images, so keep that in mind when putting together your submissions. 2) If you need a little help getting your creative juices flowing, TLP has a board dedicated to "Inspiration :: Mood Boards & Color Palettes" which is chock full of ideas to spark your creativity. 3) Another place to see what we mean about mood boards is the Salted Ink website - on the portfolio page there are 20+ concept ideas with colors/mood/branding. There are many, many websites to find palettes, such as Design Seeds, Love Print Studio Blog which has two helpful sections (Colour Crush and Moodboards), ColourLovers, etc. etc. These are great places to get ideas. 4) Advertising or magazines are great inspiration too. 5) Consider doing something unique with your ideas! Make the palette yourself... search Pinterest or online sources for images that demonstrate your color and mood vision. Just be sure to save the links to where you got your images so you can credit them. I can't wait to see what you all submit, it's always so inspirational and soooo hard to pick favorites, much less the winning palette! -------------edited to add winning color board Hey I have big news with a congratulations and sneak peek for our August BYOC Congratulations to Lori (pagefrocks) for her winning color board! She'll receive the whole BYOC this August. Woot! Thanks to all for playing. The decision was hard!