Hello fellow MOC scrappers! Can you believe we are already nearing the end of the first week of MOC 7? I am so excited to be hosting a challenge again this year, and it is one of my favorite types too - an inspiration challenge. I love inspiration based challenges because they give me the freedom to set my own creative parameters, but with an inspirational boost to get the creative mojo flowing. Inspiration boards are one of my favorite motivational tools. There are different types of inspiration boards but two of the most common ones are Mood Boards and Vision Boards. Mood boards are used by designers and artists as inspiration for their artistic projects. For example, many digital designers use mood boards to inspire them when they are creating scrapping kits. Vision boards, on the other hand, are collages of images, pictures and words that are designed to serve as a source of inspiration for achieving goals and dreams. This Challenge will require you to use a mood board to inspire your layout design and the idea behind a vision board to inspire your layout theme. Without further ado, here is the mood board I created to inspire your layout design for this challenge: To celebrate the 5th day of MOC, your challenge is to choose at least five (5) items from the mood board above that inspire your design, and create a page that highlights a goal or dream that you want to achieve. Design inspiration can come from anything on the mood board - an object, photo treatment, quote, font type, colors, block design, etc. You are not required to choose five (5) different photos on the mood board, only five different things (they can all be from the same photo if that is what inspires you). Just make sure you list the five (5) things that inspired your design in your gallery credits and in your post in this thread. In addition to gathering design inspiration from the mood board, the theme of your layout should focus on a particular hope, dream or goal that you want to accomplish. This part of the challenge is perfect for those of you who choose a word each year on which to focus, or those who made New Year’s resolutions that you want memorialize. Remember, it can be any goal or dream. You may create your layout in any style you choose (clean and simple, graphic, layered, art journal, etc.). Here is my layout. The layout focuses on my goal to sketch every day in 2019 and includes some of my recent portrait sketches. My design was inspired by the following: 1. The painted portrait by Amedeo Modigliani (which was the reference for the large sketch on the layout). 2. Cluster of flowers. 3. Photo collage from the bottom right photo. 4. Paint Splatters from the umbrella photo. 5. The color palette (See the January BYOC Collection in the Lilypad Store). Recap of Challenge Requirements: (1) Create a page that focuses on a hope, dream or goal that you want to achieve. Be sure to share your hope/dream/goal in your credits if it is not obvious from the layout. (2) Use at least five (5) things from the mood board I created above that inspire the design of your layout. List those five (5) things in your gallery credits and in your post in this thread. (3) Have fun and be inspired. General Requirements: Your page must be a new page in order to count for the Month of Challenges. Your page must be posted in three places: Uploaded to the TLP Gallery (not an outside hosting site). Posted in your page thread you created in the MOC Layouts Folder. You should have one post per completed challenge page. If you complete all 31 challenges, your thread should contain 31 posts. Please do not comment in the participants’ page threads so we can keep them clean. Posted in this thread. People can comment here if they wish. Pages should contain at least 75% current Lilypad product (currently for sale in the store from either permanent designers or guest designers).