Monday, July 1, 2013

Mad For Mosaics

In preparation for this month's classes I've been having a play with the Mosaic suite of products available TOMORROW in the 2013-2014 Annual Catalogue. I want to show my ladies a variety of styles, colours and uses to illustrate the versatility of this on-trend shape.

Firstly some 2012-14 in colours

Materials used:
  • stamps - Mosaic Madness, Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired)
  • card - whisper white, midnight muse
  • inks - midnight muse, raspberry ripple, summer starfruit, gumball green
  • other - stamp-a-ma-jig, mosaic punch, itty bitty punch, rhinestones, dimensionals

Much more subdued for this second one, with simple colours used for a simple design.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Mosaic Madness, Fabulous Phrases
  • card - crumb cake, cherry cobbler, very vanilla
  • inks - crumb cake, cherry cobbler
  • other - mosaic embossing folder, stamp-a-ma-jig, dimensionals, mosaic punch, Big Shot

Next what I call a "full-blown" mosaic tile pattern; a bit time-consuming to construct, but I love how it turned out.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Mosaic Madness, Layered Labels
  • card - whisper white, pool party
  • inks - pool party, so saffron, calypso coral
  • other - stamp-a-ma-jig, mosaic punch, mosaic E/F, Big Shot, dimensionals, apothecary accents die, large oval die

Then I got real adventurous and added some blingaliciousness to the mix! Unfortunately it didn't photograph half as gorgeous as it looks IRL.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Mosaic Madness, Fabulous Phrases
  • card - basic black, silver glitter
  • inks - Versamark
  • other - embossing powders in silver, melon mambo, tempting turquoise and wild wasabi, mosaic punch, itty bitty punch, rhinestones, dimensionals, heat tool, embossing buddy

And lastly a flexible design that can be used for many different occasions with a change of colour and sentiment.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Mosaic Madness, Curly Cute (retired)
  • card - smoky slate, whisper white, Bermuda bay, coastal cabana
  • inks - Bermuda bay, coastal cabana
  • other - mosaic E/F, mosaic punch, pearls, dimensionals

Hope you've enjoyed this taste of mosaic! Thanks for calling in.



Chris NZ said...

Wow- you have been busy, with the girls birthdays as well. Wish I had your get up and go!

Kathy (cards_by_kp) said...

Oh,I like all of your mosaic madness cards, but my favorites are the second one (bottom edge is punched)and the fourth one (looks like Christmas ornaments). Thanks so much for sharing your creativity!

Lynda said...

Love, love, LOVE all of these Kez....but esp the 2nd a good cut out. You inspire me so v v much. ooxx

Rob I said...

Absolutely jaw dropping - my favs are the first and last ones but love the ones in between. If I was wearing socks they would have been blown off. You have nailed the mosaics

teresascreativecards said...

Wow love all of them, such a great variety of projects Kez. Have 'pinned' all of them :)

teresascreativecards said...

Just amazing. Love them all.

Kathryn Brennan said...

Fabulous cards. Really love the "time-consuming" one!

Margaret said...

WOW!! You are on a roll with this stamp set! Your cards are fantastic and I LOVE the blingalicious one!!