Monday, August 3, 2009

Hip Hop Mosaic

Here is a card I shared at our release party last week using my animals from "Hip Hop Accessories", I wanted to put it on the blog with a few more details (plus I've been getting feedback I haven't been sharing enough scenes with you lately, sorry about that!) . This is a TWO layer card, not including the giraffe and butterfly I popped up because the lines of the image intersected the grid. I went ahead and stamped everything over the grid though to get my placement, you will love how well this grid in "Inspiration Mosaic" grounds your different images (since your sets normally include both small and large images you will find places in this background suitable for all of them. ) I positioned the butterflies so the two pairs of animals seem to be looking up at them. Image are stamped on Pure Luxury White, card base is Barely Banana, and the "pink" layer" is actually just the white border around the black border of the image that I colored with a pink Copic and then ran my black marker along the outer edge, ta da! Hard to tell the difference, isn't it?

With this new set I am using far less CS and adhesive (not having to cut and apply so many mats, which also saves money and clean up!) and saving LOTS of time to add other small details I don't always have time to get to. The little "Enjoy the day" greeting is from the new Free with Three set "Tropical Windows", great for so many occasions!

Tomorrow we have a special blog hop coming up (I don't know if I'm allowed to say in advance what?!) and then I'll get to those matting pic I promised, just in time for when your sets start arriving! :)
happy Monday!! Enjoy the day!

18 comments:

Norma said...

Melanie, love this card. Both the mosaic and the animals make for wonderful children or even baby cards. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Now said...

This card is REALLY fantastic! Love it!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Melanie! I love the hip animals: :o)

JessicaK said...

Love the hipity hopping animals (and the added details), Mel, but do ya really have to be "suing" your animals? Is it criminal to be that cute? ;)

Sandra said...

so very cute!
Sandra

Jennie said...

This is so cute Melanie! Love the way you colored the pink edge with a Copic, lots of cs saved there :o)

Lori said...

Love how everyone is looking at the butterflies. Thanks for the card stock saving tip!

Selma said...

This is adorable Melanie. Perfect stamp to showcase those animals and the butterfies.

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, how perfect! Love this!!

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Too cute Melanie! The more I see your new set in action, the more I am thinking I have to have it! lol Works that way a lot it seems!

Theresa Momber said...

I love this one Melanie! It's one of my favorites with your new set!

scubasubie said...

Wow waht a great card. I've been meaning to try something mosiac like. You have given me some inspiration.

Linda Peterson said...

Now, I know I need both the mosaic stamps and the animal stamps. What a darling card!
Linda Peterson

Kim Marie said...

Oh, Mel, this is the sweetest project! I love the idea! Now I really need this set...you've convinced me!!
Kim Marie

Casmiles said...

Melanie - that is so so cute. I love it!!!

Anonymous said...

this card has heaps of cuteness. melanie

Donna Baker said...

EEEKK! I adore this (my version got trashed-I knew you'd be able to execute it if I couldn't) I'm going to have to CASE it (John said it was cute) thanks for the tips

Basement Stamper said...

super cute, I love all the little animals in the mosaic! Adorable!