Sunday, May 28, 2017

Plaid Mosaic


I had a few strips of some beautiful Lawn Fawn plaid dsp lying on my table after making some projects and hated to throw them away since they're so pretty! I snipped them into random sizes and shapes and created a mosaic background for this Penny Black image. I ran a piece of cardstock through my Zyron to coat it with adhesive, then randomly placed the snippets on - leaving gaps between pieces, and then covered the whole piece with silver ep and heat-embossed it. Some turquoise cardstock, a GinaMarieDesigns stitched square die, a snippet of lime green satin ribbon and a SNSS sentiment finished this fun little card.

I'm sharing this with the Snippets Playground weeks #283 & 284 since I used all those snippets to create the background :)

Have a great Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Carol

28 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Such amazing colors and detail in this card, Carol. I have yet to try doing this, but it is simply sublime!

aussie aNNie said...

I wouldn't throw those papers out either, they are so pretty and your hedgie is cute with them.xx

Heidi Stamps said...

That is a really awesome background and your image goes so well! I saw that Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned paper challenge is having a design team call and I wondered if you would be interested. You always do such interesting things with patterned paper.

Chrisboldo said...

OMGosh, this is just adorable!

Chris B
Http://thecardphilelady.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

How PRETTY, Carol!! WOW, just love that technique you used and love the pops of color & silver embossing! Your adorable hedgie is colored so perfectly! He is one happy camper carrying all that happy mail! Great card, beautiful colors and a wonderful design! TFS and hope you are having a nice Sunday! Hugs~

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Carol, a cute image and brilliant background - it must have taken you ages to piece it all together.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Christine said...

What an amazing thing to do.....and then emboss it to bring the creation to life! Love it!

JD/ Jill said...

What an amazing background! Great job on this card!

Stampsnob. said...

Love what you did with your left overs the background is gorgeous as is the little image........Lis

nwilliams6 said...

Carol, what a fab idea doing the mosaic. Super way to use up scraps and the look is soooo great. Super card. Many hugz

Bonnie said...

WOW! This background is awesome! You are the Queen of Snippets, Carol! Love the "mail carrier" too!

scrAPpamondo said...

Oh my!!!! Hat off to you!!! :D Sooooo creative use of your snippets! Love your mosaic background, really stunning and fabulous! Great colours and patterns of the pieces and the silver embossing is a gorgous touch!! The hedgehog is the perfect image for it!Very well done!!

Janice M said...

OMGosh Carol! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this background that you created. And of course you know I Love that hedgie! Anyone would LOVE to receive this card for sure!

Di said...

Wow Carol! That's amazing use of snippets - lots of work but so worthwhile. And I do love how you filled in the gaps with EP - so clever! Of course I adore the hedgie too :)

Hugs

Di xx

Barb said...

What a fantastic idea this is Carol. Very clever and effective. A great way to use up those pieces of pretty paper. Your special background works so well with the cute hedgie image. I love it. Barbxx

Brenda said...

OMGosh Carol, you are the queen of using snippets and coming up with great ways to use them!!!! I love how this background turned out and I agree in that the paper is just to pretty not to use. Love your little hedgie, he is perfect on this background. Hugs, Brenda

Daffodil Cards said...

Brilliant and creative idea Carol, it's a really lovely card.
Faith
x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is one heck of a cool background!!!!

SARN said...

Lovely creation made with a lot of patience! xxx

scrappymo! said...

Great background Carol.Perfect for the snippets challenge at Pixies Crafty Workshop!
Your hedgie is so adorable too.

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

That background is awesome!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very cute PB hedgie and a wonderful plaid background.

Love and hugs
Maarit

Megan J said...

Hi Carol, a stunning snippets card with a very cleverly created background, love the embossing powder as the mortar holding the mosaic together, thank you for playing with us in Snippets Playground... good luck in the draw... have a wonderful week... Megan GD

Claire said...

What a fabulous background you've created, very effective and the image is just so cute x

Kathleen said...

Stunning card, fantastic background, cute image too. It must have taken ages to make, very well done.

Kath x

Liz said...

Popping over to your blog today from the Playground, where I saw your card picked out by Di for a Gold Star. Not sure how I missed this post, but just wanted to say what a fabulous background you've created - so clever. Gorgeous card. xx

LesleyG said...

Just had to pop by to see how you did the background, and what a clever idea! Cute hedgie, beautifully coloured too xxx

Marjeta said...

Fantastic work.

Marjeta