Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Mosaic Moments

How can you maximize the number of pictures you include in a 12 x 12 layout while making your page a work of art? I found out at the Mosaic Moments class I took at CKC Hartford! I have to admit that the gorgeous mosaic layouts I had seen online both intrigued and intimidated me. Well, thanks to the fabulous Tami Potter, CKC instructor and author of Designing Photo Mosaics and More, I'm no longer intimidated.

In addition to being a talented designer, Tami is a gifted teacher. She made the mosaic process easy. So here's my layout. The only things I added were the embellishments and the oval title which I cut using my Nestabilities.

Melissa was thrilled that I chose her communion pictures for this page. Since I was using the mosaic as a background for pictures from 2005, I had to cut the 2008 out of the cornerstone and insert the oval title block (which I printed on scrap on my computer) on dimensionals. Here's a close-up:

I added a trio of pearls to each mat on the second page to make up for the fact that my pictures were not sized appropriately for these pre-cut mats. A pearl cross (which I bought months ago from Your Happy Place) and the Jolee's communion embellishment finished off the page.

For those of you contemplating the value of this class, let me tell you that it is well worth the cost. The price of the class included an easy-to-read self-healing mat plus all of the supplies to make this page. Tami even includes the pictures of the flowers so that everyone has the right photos to work with.
I was leaving CKC right after this class and had forgotten to stop by Tami's booth earlier in the day to buy supllies for future layouts. Well Tami and her husband, Kevin, thought of everything. They had a plentiful assortment of grid paper on hand to sell during the class. I can't wait to get started on a layout using my Grand Canyon pictures.

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1 comment:

kardisgrn said...

This is really beautiful. The mosaic look is similar to a quilt I've got on my to-do list!