Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Sharing This AWESOME Mosaic

I'm sorry for my absence from this blog lately.  Life got in the way of scrapbooking for a bit!  :) 

However, I have been dying to share this awesome mosaic that Tracy created using pictures of her son and husband flying kites on the beach.  I absolutely love all the sand and sky tiles and how they play up the vibrant primary colors of the kites, themselves.  The layout design is really awesome with the kites flying overhead.  I usually post friends on Friday, but I couldn't wait any longer to share this awesome layout!  (Plus, it REALLY helps to think about being on the beach in February, doesn't it?)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Techniques - Easter Basket Mosaic

This is a very simple, but time-consuming process - I cut my 1/2 and 1" strips, inked all the edges, and wove them into a basket weave pattern.  I shared this on Journella, as well, so you can see some close-up details and get more of the background story.  Check it out!


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hip Hip Hooray - Time to Cheer for Me!

This layout (and the story behind it) can be found on Journella.  I submitted it as my February 6 Design Team Challenge.  The "requirements" of the DT challenge were to tell the story of something that I (or my family) do when stuck inside in the winter and to use 2 1/8" squares as a prominent element. 

Please follow this link for close-up shots of my machine stitching and be sure to CHEER for me!