Last year I started a summer album (you can read more about that process in this blog post), and so this year when I went to add to it, I decided I wanted to create a 2021 summer mood board. I just wanted to document the feelings I’m trying to capture during this season of life.
I have it sized to fit in a Citrus Twist Life Crafted TN album so it’s 4.125 x 8.25 inches. You can take this template and completely customize it to make it your own with just a free Canva account.
Now let’s talk a little bit about my mood board process:
Collect your Mood Board Photos:
You can actually just search for photos within Canva to keep this process simple. There are a ton of free photos that you can search for. Another great website is unsplash.com which has free high-quality images that you can use. I’m also a fan of just searching Pinterest. You can copy and paste photos from the web right into Canva and then click and drag them into the photo frames. You can also upload your own images.
Choose the colors:
In this template, there are four color swatches that you can change to make them the colors that you want. I started by picking colors that matched my summer mood and then built out my project from there. The background of this template has a gradient with three colors that you can change to match your summer colors. You can also use the duotone tool to change the colors of your photos if they don’t match the look you’re going for.
Customize the template:
You can keep or delete any parts of this Canva template. Maybe you want to get rid of the paint splatters or change the color of them–go for it! Play around with different fonts for the title. You can change the text from “relax & breathe” to whatever your summer motto is. Pick your own background if the gradient isn’t for you. Have fun with it and make it your own.
Even though this post is about my summer mood board, I can totally see myself using this template again in other seasons or for other projects! Here’s a link to a simplified version of this template that you can also edit or even use as a sketch for inspiration.