Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Mosaics and and paint splats

Thanks for visiting my corner of blog-land again.

This will be my last post for a week or so as the surgeon and I have an appointment tomorrow for some much needed  maintenance....

This is a card I created for someone who loves butterflies.

I decided to use this mosaic technique for a feature panel.

The 'tiles' are scraps randomly cut up, adhered with craft glue and coated with gloss modge podge.

The  panel was mounted over a pink base (don't know what happened to this photograph) which I had splattered with water colour paint flicked off a damp brush. The sentiment was stamped with a slightly lighter distress ink.

The butterfly was cut with a cuttlebug die and embossed - I used a layer of pink card and mounted an embossed vellum layer over it, then added liquid pearls.

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Thank you for visiting, and any comments left are deeply appreciated.
May your day be blessed.


Dawn T said...

gorgeous Maxine. Take care of yourself while you are having your "maintenance" done. Will be thinking about you.

mamapez5 said...

I like that mosaic panel Maxine, and, of course, I always love butterflies.
I hope your date with the surgeon is a positive experience. Kate x

brenda said...

Very elegant and effective mosaic Maxine.

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Flonzcraft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

B x

Chris Hanselman said...

Great card. Love the mosaic tiles. A very unique card. Thanks for entering our Anything Goes challenge at Created With Love Challenges.

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Maxine,
your card is beautiful. I love the mosaic effect.
my prayers for your procedure dear Maxine.
Hugs Maz

K8 said...

Beautiful card, love that mosaic feeling over it!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenge this week, hugs Kate (DT)

MiamiKel said...

Super fun, Maxine! I love the splootches in the backdrop and an amazing quilt like look to your card - what a wonderful burst of color! Many prayers to you, sweet friend - I hope/pray today goes well for you :)

Lynne K said...

Love the mosaic panel, Maxine! What a creative way to use up some paper scraps. And the butterfly is gorgeous, of course! It's been a good year for butterflies here, and with the hot weather they have often been seen sunbathing on the path. Your card reminds me of that!

I hope your "maintenance" goes well.

Lynne x

craftin-dawn said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenges for our Anything Goes Challenge!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh what a pretty card I love that butterfly!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Created With Love Challenges.
Linda K. DT

jimlynn said...

Maxine, this is so pretty and I do love the splatters!!! VERY nice.
Hang in there with all this surgery and I know all will go just fine.
Hugs, Lynn

Darnell said...

Great card, Maxine! Your butterfly-loving someone will love it!! All the best to you with the upcoming surgery and recuperation!

Kathyk said...

Thanks so much for sharing this fab card with us over at Hobbycutz


Julie Odil said...

Maxine, I love everything about this! Thanks for the explanation about how you did the mosaic technique. It all comes together into a very pretty card. Thanks for joining as at Get Inky! Challenges. Julie, DT member

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love this card- the mosaic pattern is cool- and love the paint splatters! Keeping you in prayers for your procedure!

Bridget Larsen said...

Love the paint splats, they landed really well

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘Anything Goes’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Lovely Linda said...

Very cool combo of Mosaic's and splatter Maine - love the butterfly too! {{{hugs}}}

Unknown said...

Great card, I love butterflies.Thank you for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network with our Favourite things challenge Hugs Txx DT.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Oh my goodness! I love the splatters on this!!!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty, and I like all the mosaic tiles you made...very creative...Prayers for you for successful "Maintenance!"

Chana Malkah said...

Beautiful technique! I love the mosaic behind the butterfly. It gives depth and visual interest to the card! Nice paint splatters, too! Very nicely done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Shirley said...

Beautiful card Maxine, adore the mosaic. Good luck with your maintenance.

Thank you for sharing with us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

Alljazzed2create said...

Beautiful. Love the splatters on the card. .Thanks for joining us over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this weeks challenge.

Pam DT

crafty-stamper said...

love your mosaic panel and splatters-thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
Carol DT x

Anonymous said...

Very cool! The mosaic work is so clever. Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Ink Art Designs said...

The mosaic effect looks brilliant, and the colours are perfect for this card. Looooove the splatters too.
Thanks for joining us at Vintage Stamping Challenges.
Dot x

Zella said...

Love the mosaic idea! Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps.

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a pretty card! I like the splatters. That adds so much to the overall look of your card!

Thank you for participating in ABC Challenges No Flowers Challenge!

Patty Gorka said...

I really like how you did the background with the scraps, what a neat idea! Thanks for playing along with our 'No Flowers' challenge over at ABC Challenges!

Amy said...

I really like how you've contrasted the geometrical mosaic with the splotches of paint across the page.