Saturday, March 24, 2012

Mosaic II + Colour Throwdown 184

I'm trying a new challenge this weekend with Colour Throwdown.  The sun is shining and the snow is melting, so this combo was perfect to match the spring mood.  I don't use the subtles all that much, so using so many of them here was certainly a challenge for me.

Yesterday I discovered the mosaic technique, and this morning I made a HUGE mosaic.  It's got to be 5" X 6".  This might not seem very big, but cutting and gluing all of those little pieces in place was no small task.  It took me the better part of an hour to do it, but I'm happy that I've got one now.  I think that I will be using it a lot.  Next week I'm going to try using different inks on it to make backgrounds.

In keeping with the spring mood, I chose Simply Soft for my stamping.  The flowers are lovely, and they lend themselves nicely to messy colouring.  I stamped the images in Certainly Celery, and then used my So Saffron and Marina Mist markers to fill in the petals.  Elegant Eggplant was used to make the mosaic.

It took a little bit of playing, but I finally ended up with Four Frames and a nice button to cap it all off.  The sentiment that I've used comes from Petite Pairs.  If you don't have that set yet, you should add it to your wish list.  There are a variety of great little sayings in there, and the layout of them allows you to use with a variety of shapes of punches.

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