Wednesday, August 19, 2015

August 19th - Photography Day

Today is Photography Day - a day to "embrace your love of photography, whether you see yourself as an Amateur, Hobbyist or Professional, it’s the day to show off what you can do. Photography has the ability to tell stories and inspire people and with the dawn of digital photography we can share memories across the world in seconds with the use of online galleries. Photography has changed the way we see the world and gives you the ability to share your perception on the world around you, so why not share it!"

My favorite thing about mosaics is they way they allow us to "focus" on the photographs.  While I love die cuts and stamping and all the other fabulous scrapbooking layout concepts, something about mosaics just really makes my photos pop and I LOVE THAT.

What are you favorite photography subjects and styles?  Portraits of Family or pets?  close-ups? Landscapes?  Whatever it is, show your love with mosaic-style layouts!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Technique Tuesday - Adding Dimension

Over on the Mosaic Moments Blog today, Paije Rodriguez has shared a cool technique about how to use dimension and silhouettes to add depth to your layouts.

Here is her completed layout:

I did something somewhat similar a couple years ago for a design team challenge.  The challenge was to doodle on your photographs and in the "margins" of your grid paper.  I found this great brain image on the cover of a magazine that coordinated exactly with an exhibit at the COSI Museum in Columbus, Ohio so I popped the brain up in the middle of my layout and left it "off the grid."  The exhibit was crazy busy so I felt like the layout conveyed the activity and creativity of the experience.

Have you ever worked over or around the defined edges of the grid paper?  Please feel to share your samples on my FB Page!  Minerva Mosaics Scrapbooking with Tami Potter's Mosaic Moments