Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Simple Detashing Idea for January: Mosaic Patterns with Scraps

ETA: I'm also linking up this week with Shopping Our Stash,  where the challenge is to make a love-themed project, and Snippets Plaground #161, the place where scrap (snippet) lovers play.

Supplies: cardstock from Neenah Paper; patterned paper from My Mind's Eye; stamp from Unity; stamping ink from Clearsnap; edging ink from Autumn Leaves/Stampology.

Hi, everyone!  It's time for my first de-stashing post of the year.  In keeping with my plans to simplify things in 2015, I'm bringing you an idea that is simple yet versatile: using scraps to create a mosaic effect.  I used this mosaic technique to make the Valentine card that you see above.


The idea for the Valentine came from this card, which is one of my favorite creations from 2014.  I used boldly patterned scraps for the 2014 card, but I got a totally different look by choosing romantic/shabby chic scraps for the Valentine card.


I left the 2014 card unembellished, but I added a tidbit of decoration to the 2015 card, with this doily cut-out and stamped heart.  Really, you can get so many different looks from this one mosaic technique, just by varying the size and pattern of the paper scraps and adding (or not adding) a little embellishment.  Plus, this technique is a quick and fun way to use up scraps.  Let me know if you give the technique a try.

20 comments:

Ann Dolina said...

The card looks so elegant Denise. Well done!

TwinkleToes2day said...

Hi Denise ~ as you are a 'no reply blogger' and I couldn't email you, I thought I would pop over to say thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.
We are watching DA on Sky tv, from the beginning. I like being able to watch more than one episode at a time :D I don't generally watch much tv at all, but I am enjoying this programme.

I'm glad you like the pages. I had to Google Magnetic Poetry as I had never heard of it. And now I think I may need to buy it. What fun it seems to be.

Your valentine card is so lovely with the shabby chic effect. I like the idea of making mosaics to use up scraps. I'm trying to shop my stash in earnest this year. ((hugs))

Denise Price said...

^ Thanks, Mo! I think it's usually more fun to share comments on blogs, but I do have an email widget in my sidebar, if you ever need to contact me privately.

Magnetic poetry is addictive! I have 5 sets now. :)

Carol L said...

Great cards Denise, and I too really like the mosaic patterns, especially the bold stripes and polka dots. The valentine is so soft and pretty too!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So fun and sweet!

Diane said...

Good Evening Denise, love the mosaic technique. Both designs are just adorable.

Hugs diane

Caz said...

I really like this card! It's lovely! It's subtle and pretty without being soppy....i'm not a fan of over the top and soppy :-P

Di said...

Hi Denise! How lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground and with two fabulous cards too! A great technique for using up those little scraps!

Hugs

Di xx

Patricia said...

a very good idea for scrap of papers !

Donna said...

Lovely lovely! I love your use of the different design papers! Great use of scraps! Thanks for playing along with the Shopping Our Stash crew this week for our "Love Me Do" challenge!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

An excellent snippets tutorial post, Denise!! I need it with all the pp I've got in this place!! Your card are terrific! I really love the Valentine!! Hugs, Darnell

Liz said...

Great idea for using up those scraps. Lovely cards and I especially love the heart as a focal point. xx

Krisha said...

I really like how you transformed 2014 into a 2015 valentine card.
Thanks for visiting and the nice comment.

Leslie Hanna said...

That IS a very good way to use up scraps. I like how different the card can look based on the paper you've used.

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Samantha Wright said...

Gorgeous!

Halle said...

Love the cards! Such a great idea!! I'm totally going to use it for some card. I had to enlarge the photo as it appeared that the scraps were behind a grid...thought perhaps you were using some fancy die cut.

Sharon Fritchman said...

What a great idea, Denise! I need to de-stash!!! And I love the use of scraps for cards, etc, using a mosaic design!!! Thank you for sharing your tip with all of us!

Jenny L said...

Hi Denise,
welcome to the snippets playground with your wonderful Valentines creation.
Great designing to.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

SARN said...

Dropping by from the Snippets Playground to say "Hi".

Love your colourful use of snippets on your cards. Good for snippet busting.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Samantha Wright said...

Great cards x