2010/09/08

Mosaic layout

In the beginning of August I took part in rus-scrap.ru challenge called "Crazy lifting". Participants had to scraplift someone's project. I chose a layout done by Theresa Amlong in technique of mosaics:



Since I live in Russia ordering special stuff like stencils of grid paper was not easy: the contest would close before I get my order! (it takes more than 3 weeks to ship something), so I had to draw the grid and cut the inchies myself.
12" x 12" (30 cm x 30 cm), squares are inchies (2,5 cm)
I used 14 photos we made in Paris (yes, that's another LO in my Paris scrapbook) during the walk in Pereire boulevard. This place has a thousand bushes of roses there! Looks and smells awesome!
And when I got to know about the mosaic technique - I knew I wanted to try it! We have a lot of photos, but putting one for each LO would lead to an enourmous number of pages in my album. Choosing just one is simply impossible.
Some details:

Pieces of real mosaics (they actually are pink and magenta, but not pale-red like they seem to be in the pic).
I had two challenges for myself:
1) cutting the photos. It's so hard to cut a whole nice looking photo!
2) using pink. I hate working with pink and magenta, but I tried my best to support the photos =)
The frame around the main photo is made of light-green and pink textured papers, with mosaic-like corners. The title is cut in a piece of a green cardstock and placed upon a square with glued down pink microbeads.
This LO took 5-th or 6-th place out of 74. No prize, but not the worst ;)
Thanks for looking!
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19 comments:

  1. Очень нравится! Сложно, красиво!

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  2. Потрясающая работа!!! Смотрится шикарно!

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  3. Шедеврально!!! Очень красивая работа!!!

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  4. I took notice of this work during the challenge! This is a great idea for an LO. Usually we don't put pictures of flowers in albums and, regrettably, they are never shown to anybody. That's the way to represent them!

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  5. Безумная работа! Сложная, красивая!
    Тебя на фото можно было узнать, если конечно фотки были побольше :))) Там не то что фотки, работу толком не разглядишь!

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  6. Потрясающе! Просто бесподобно! Никогда не встречала такого оформления! Браво!

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  7. Красота то какая! Впечатляет!!!

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  8. Девушки, спасибо больше за комплименты! =) Нам со странчикой очень приятно =)
    Вика, можешь посетить http://tamipotter.typepad.com/photos/mosaic_moments/index.html - там других примеров с такой техникой много. Особенно шикарно, имхо, смотрятся цветы в этой мозаике =)

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  9. Спасибо за ссылочку! Пойду рассматривать!

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  11. О, я нашла автора работы, за которую голосовала в этом конкурсе :))) ура! работа очень мне понравилась, просто супер!

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  12. This is an amazing layout! I took several pics recently that I think would look really cool done this way. Thanks for a great inspiring idea!

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  13. Thank you, Kandi =) I'd love to see you try this technique - it's really fun!

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  14. You did a fabulous job on this mosaic layout. Being I live in the USA I buy the grid paper from Mosaic Moments. The mosaic layouts are so fun for me to do and I especially like ones of gardens and flowers...like yours.

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  15. Thank you, Diana! =)
    I'd like to buy the grid paper too =) That would make the process much easier! I know it, I cut and measured all those things manually =)

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