Mosaic- tutorial

I had a decent amount of crafting time for the first time in ages today. I wanted to make a thank you card for a friend.Time to try a new technique to use up scraps! I’m really pleased how this worked out as it is perfect for using small scraps.
I started by deciding I’d use pink and brown and sorted out some scraps in those colours and some cardboard packaging.

I took a piece of cereal packet. I tore up pieces of brown scrap papers and stuck them down with Mod Podge I used similar colours in a circular pattern. I then coloured the torn edges with brown distress ink.

I then used various scraps with two pink patterns on them to make my union jack patterned mosaic.Β  I coloured the torn edges with pink distress ink.

I covered the mosaic patterned paper with two layers of Mod Podge.

I used a die cut from Lili of the Valley. I cut it out and highlighted the flower, mirror and pearls using glossy accents. I added some pearl embellies to the bag. I mounted them using foam pads to get some lift.

I would like to enter the following challenges
kaboodle doodles- thank you
papertake weekly- happy highlights
card makin mamas- something old
crafts 4 eternity- clean and simple
crafters cafe blog challenge- CAS

8 thoughts on “Mosaic- tutorial

  • January 29, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Wow I love it!! Such a good way of using up scraps! I have so many sat on my desk I may steal your idea πŸ˜€

    Oh and buy the way – free stamps with Feb’s issue of Quick Cards so you’d be getting extra stash at no cost and therefore not breaking your stash ban! πŸ˜€

  • January 30, 2012 at 12:37 am

    Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge Blog. Hugs, Julia

  • January 30, 2012 at 11:48 am

    this is stunning hun.i just love how you have created the background ;D

    xx coops xx

  • January 30, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Great idea! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

  • January 30, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Lovely idea for your scraps. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  • January 31, 2012 at 5:11 am

    Great idea for using up scraps, I think your background looks fab

  • February 3, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

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