Saturday, February 4, 2012

Scrappin' Saturday - Photo Mosaics

Welcome to Scrappin' Saturday!  I've loved looking at the tiny valentines submitted to this week's challenge.  All those little squares reminded me of a neat layout technique I saw at retreat last month -- a photo mosaic!

The scrapper I met was using a product called Mosaic Moments Page Patterns.  The pages have discreet lines to guide you in placing your photo squares, keeping them level and equally spaced across the page.  What a great idea!  For those of us wanting to give mosaics a try without an investment, the same effect is probably doable with pencil, paper, and a little patience.

While not specific to our Cricut machines, these layouts could be embellished further by cutting titles from a font cartridge or even adding a few image cuts.  Here's a few interesting photo mosaics I found across the internet:

Diane used Don Juan and Design Studio to create custom titles for her mosaic page.

Who needs a patterned paper background when you have such gorgeous cherry blossom photos?!  I love how Theresa overlaid her mosaic with a die cut and 3D flowers.

Helen's beautiful butterfly layout shows just because you cut your photos into squares, doesn't mean you have to fill up all the squares on the page.  Genius!



I hope you've been inspired by the mosaics above -- I sure have!  Now I just need to get some photos developed and start cutting!

Have a happy, scrappy weekend,
Jessica

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5 comments:

  1. Jessica these are fascinating. I love the butterfly one. I will have to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing this.

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  2. Bee-utiful photo mosaics. Never thought of doing that & agree who needs the paper to look good when teh photos & embellishing do the job.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. I just love these....hope I have the patience for it! :-) TFS!

    ~Sharon C.

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  4. Wow, what a cool idea!! I love the look-very creative. Thanks for sharing this Jessica:)
    Sherrie K

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