Featuring the new Pink Mosaic Moments Grid Paper and the Casablanca Squares and Row Dies
Our Pattern Makeover for August is Pattern #214 a column pattern that is paired with the Casablanca Squares and Row Dies for bit of architectural detail fit for a king.
In this pattern the refreshing change we will make will be to use the featured die in two of the large spots and layer the smaller 1” sq. die on top of the larger 2×5 Casablanca die.
Additionally the 1” squares in the pattern will use the small 1” sq. die once again with some layering.
All the photos are cut to fit directly on the grid with no mats.
My photos for this page are from this week’s VBS program that had an “Over the Moat” theme complete with knights and princesses, castles and swords. My grandkids all had a blast at their first VBS outing!
The Casablanca Die will cover a 2×5 block area and so that became a factor in choosing a pattern for today’s challenge. How I will fit it into the overall design is another, do I want to frame photos or do I just want a design element?
Because this is one of the dies inspired by architectural details I thought it would work nicely to allow it to mimic some of the ornate details you might find on a castle. I used three shades of gray to work with for the pieces and it also pairs well with the color of the pink grid. I really like this new pink because it is a slightly warmer and a bit of a soft, peachy pink shade.
I found that the smaller 1” die piece fit nicely inside the center of the larger Casablanca squares. Trying the squares directly inside to match the pattern left a narrow border around the square. Turning it on point created an entirely different look, I’ve used both. I’ve layered the end spots with a center piece in the darker base color and the middle one left that center empty and filled the sides surrounding the center frame.
TIP: Save all your unused pieces for possible future use. Saves time and paper and eventually, lots of color options. Store the pieces in the plastic sleeve that your die arrived in and label it or in a snack/sandwich size zip lock bag. You can store several bags together on a ring, on shower curtain hook or in a photo file box for easy retrieval.
As a single page the die adds to the theme, couple that with a second page, a mirror image of the first you are able to create a bold design that gives the feel of the top of the castle ridges.
Not all my layouts contain journaling. This time it was omitted in favor of the design, knowing that I have nearly 1500 photos (I was one of the official photographers for the week) to pull out more pages, and tell more details to record this week day by day for my littles to remember one day.
I think as you play around with these dies you will find other ways to create interest, create a mood or highlight your photos. Be sure to share what you’ve created on our Crop-n-Share Mosaic Moments FB page!