Monday, January 19, 2009

Mosaic Tile Technique

Supplies used -- Cardstock: Black Bazzil, SU Confetti Creme. Ink: Versamark. Stamps: SU Autumn Leaf Prints. Accessories: Ribbon, charm.
I am happy to say that I am home today (thanks Martin!) and playing mindlessly in my craft room. I had a sketch in mind this weekend and didn't get to do it, but lo and behold, I checked out the Technique Challenge over on SCS today and I'm sure they posted it just for me!! (See, here's my sketch...I really did have one! Is it even close??!) I used a leaf from a wallpaper print (no I haven't put away my wallpaper books yet!!) for the mosaic piece and followed the instructions for the technique over on SCS. The embossing powder is by Stampmania in "Rust Tapestry" and"Pearlescent Green". Both of which have a shinny luster to them but of course I could not capture in my photo. Since the focal image leaf was so big, I pulled out the trusty, always useful, SU Autumn Leaf Prints set to balance out the design. I stamped two of the leaves using Versamark and the same embossing powders and layered and popped the oak-y looking leaf (uh, may not be an oak leaf, don't quote me). Hung a cute "Inspire" charm with some ribbon I won from Julia's (aka Artystampers) blog and it was done! I like all the texture to this. Sure is fun to be home on a Monday! Have a great day!


Beverly aka beestamper said...

Hey GF! I gave you an award over on my blog. Come on over and check it out! Hope you have a great day.. I think we may finally get some snow today!!!

One4Joy said...

love your leaves, Anne! simply fabulous colors and even though it looks simple, I know it wasn't! Hey, hey way to go with the brought it to life!

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo gorgeous, Anne...and to think the leaves are wallpaper...OMG!!! I love the mosaic on the background panel, too, and I love the little tag!!! Congrats on the signature...I tried to figure it out and gave did you do it???

Julia Aston said...

I love your mosaic card Anne! I didn't have much luck with this technique - will have to try it at a later date! so glad you are using the ribbon! I'm so impressed that you drew a sketch of your own!!! what an artiste!! I love the woodsy colors on this pretty card!!

Joanne Travis said...

Your mosaic rocks!! Love the sketch too :)
Am still trying to get to our challenge, I have an idea for it.
Just need to catch up on my demo swaps for SAB, I was going to try and get them done for Sunday as I'll be seeing 5 of the group at a showbox swap (which I haven't designed or prepared for either). I've already broken one of my New Year's resolutions of not waiting until the last minute for everything :)
Hope you have been doing well, Anne.
Talk to you soon,