...And the coral inspiration board is finally here!
I actually mixed in other hues of pinks and oranges, and even a touch of seamist, because my fabric turned out to be more of a bubble gum pink than coral, and I was enjoying those vibrant images so much. I decided to go for a blouse with a tie collar with my silk stretch charmeuse, but I'm confident that I'll use this moodboard for other sewing projects as well. What do you think? What would you make?
Now that you took a second to browse it, I have some 'splaining to do. I talked about a coral inspiration board some time ago, and the reason I didn't post it up until now is simple and quite embarrassing: I didn't know how to make a collage. So after my initial shock at my own incompetence I tried a few different routes, and I'm happy to list them for those of you who are novices like me:
- Pinterest: I first found out about Pinterest thanks to a project a lot of my favorite bloggers participated in, called pin it forward, where each created a moodboard, or a pinboard if you will, on "what home means to me". Pinterest's strength (which is also its weakness) is that you can pin anything from any site you visit, thus gathering inspiration effortlessly while surfing the www (I feel so 1999 all of a sudden...) but you cannot (to the best of my knowledge) upload images from your computer. This was a bit of a nuisance, as I already had dozens of images stored in my documents which I wanted to include in the moodboard. Also, the moodboard is page on the site, not a single image - which is great but makes it harder for an amateur like me to share all at once on this here blog :)
- Olioboard: When Holly of Decor8 wrote about Olioboard I hurried to check it out. Olioboard is simpler than Pinterest, which means it's less fun than the latter but also more well-suited for my purpose. Basically, it's Polyvore for decor aficionados. Each new member gets a certain number of "items" (furniture, textile etc) they can add to their moodboards and they can also upload items of their own.
- Picnik: I liked both of these sites very, very much, but I still felt I actually need something much simpler. So, considering my lack of photoshop skills whatsoever, I went to my go-to image editor Picnik and found out there are two options: A good 'ole collage (posted above) or a slideshow (actually with pretty neat editing options).
All in all, I think each of these websites fits different needs and purposes, although I must say Pinterest has more of a social media network feel, and it's highly addictive, as you can see in my account. I hope this wasn't too long and that I helped somehow with this info. Of course, I'd love to hear about your favorite means of creating moodboards, especially for interior design and inspiration.*side note: I have no affiliation with the sites mentioned above, though I wouldn't mind to have :)