1 Pattern 3 Ways
featuring the Carpenters Star Die, Snowflake Die Set and Heart Border Die
We’ll look at three layouts all done with the same pattern, Pattern #227 a mosaic style pattern.Featuring Embellishments:
The first layout reflects a bit more of the Nordic theme we explored last week.
This time we will use several of the Mosaic dies to form our pattern. The new Carpenters Star Die, Heart Border Die and Corner Tiles all work together in a red and white color scheme giving us that look we often see in Christmas designs.
Chipboard letters painted red and glazed with crystal lacquer with flakes of “snow” (Martha Stewart’s snow glitter) set into a top layer of wet lacquer for a flakey snow covered look on the tops of the letters. A snowflake stamp (Hero Arts) adds a few additional touches of white on the red paper tiles.Featuring Journaling:
The second layout is one that features a large center portion for journaling. I took inspiration for events at the time I was working on these layouts to record current events. Do you remember having a current events report in grade school? We would have to select a story from the newspaper and then be able to explain the story to the class. Many of us kept scrapbooks with these events in and just maybe it’s what kept some of us in the scrapbooking of memories.
For this layout I’ve added two photos after what I first presented at the time of the shootings. I turned the page into a French flag and used the iconic image of the Eiffel Tower by the artist Jean-Julien in the center block that opens as a booklet where I have reserved space inside to record those first impressions of the day’s events.Featuring Title:
The third layout uses our new Snowflake Die Set to embellish an over-sized title. The snowflakes have been covered in embossing powder and heat set for a bit of sparkle. The photos are of one of our local parks with a fresh fall of snow lying mostly untouched. The gray skies and snow…such a peaceful setting, the title of one of my favorite carols “In the Bleak Mid-Winter” seemed so very appropriate.
Tone on tones in the blocks, embossed snowflake pattern highlighted by crystal lacquer accents for some glossy accents. I wanted to have that icy glaze, of shimmery snow to go with the winter scenes of the park. Sometimes the barest amount of embellishments can add so much to the mood of your layout.
Like all our patterns there are so many ways to make great pages. Whether using paper titles, mosaic cut photos, many or few embellishments, titles, journaling and dies. Be with us this year as we continue to explore those many ways we are inspired to do our mosaic moments layouts and keep up with the Pinboards and Ideas at Pinterest for more!
• 12 x 12 Mosaic Moments Grids in White, Black and Concord Grape
• Paper tiles: Icy indigo
• Dies: snowflake set one, heart border, corner tiles, 1” squares-4×6 die, Carpenters Star and Die set C
• Cardstock: red, blue, black, white
Stay tuned and see what develops on our scrapping journey for 2016!