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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Lavinia Stamps Mosaics

Two cards here using some of my favourite stamps and definitely my favourite colour scheme in this one. I randomly stamped a bunch of Lavinia Stamps onto white card using Onyx Black Versafine.
 Then I used a Woodware punch to cut out as many pieces as I could get out of the images.

 Square punches are a bit odd, when you buy them.

The one I used for this was described as a 1"punch when I bought it, but the sides measure 1 1/4". I bought another 1" punch, but the sides of that  are 3/4", its the corner to corner measurement that is an inch. I haven't actually found a 1" punch that gives 1" sides yet. Its easy to cut them with a ruler, I know, but a punch is quicker.
 The squares were matted onto black card, in a grid. I use some thin strips of card I cut for the purpose, to keep my lines straight, with a ruler at the top & side.

It was trimmed to leave a border roughly the same as the joints between the squares.The sentiment was stamped in Onyx black again onto a scrap of white card, matted onto black, and some black acrylic hearts added.

The Mosaic panel went on to a white square card base. with some black &white eyelash wool wrapped around the cards spine.

I wanted to add some colour to the next one, so I stuck a selection of squares down onto scrap paper with repositionable tape.I added the colour with Inkylicious Colour Duster brushes, Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Dried Marigold, Shaded Lilac and Salty Ocean.

                          I matted them up onto black card again, in the same order.

Trimmed the matt down, added it to a square card base again, and some multi coloured wool added to the spine. I treated a scrap of card with the same colours, then stamped the sentiment onto it, and added clear acrylic hearts this time.
I've also entered these in this months Challenge at Lavinia Stamps, which is 'Use a die cut or punch'

Supplies; Assortment of Lavinia Stamps
 Versafine Onyx Black inkpad
 Distress inkpads: Salty Ocean, Dried Marigold, Spun Sugar,Shaded Lilac.
 White card to stamp on
 Black card for matting
 Square card bases.
Colour Duster Brushes, or sponges.


RosC said...

Hi Shaz,

I really like these un-inchies! I must check my inch punch because there are times when I think the inches look small. The silhouette effects look terrific.


fairy thoughts said...

Hi Shaz
A bit late getting round the desks this week but I'm glad I saw this post.... Great idea I guess it doesn't really matter what size they are as long as they are the se size I will try and have a go later.... Yes really no I mean it well hopefully watch my space!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah dear dear Shaz thanks so much for this post, step on dusting ages too that is great idea.. another under-used item there my dusters..
.. and a reminder to use my punch like Ros must check mine tow as dont think it is in fact think it says 3/4" anyway so will it be that i wonder but think they are much easier as you say, such stunning card as usual!! love Shaz in Oz.x

Joce Turner said...

My thanks for sharing your inspiration. Love the look of this card.

Liz said...

Love these cards! Great idea for using the lovely Lavinia stamps.

Liz x

Winnie said...

Such great cards Shaz! I just assumed a 1 inch punch would have 1 inch sides! Wondering about square dies now. Very cool look on your cards, both with color and without. Enjoy the remainder of the weekend!

CraftyJo said...

Hi there, I follow Lavinia on Facebook which led me to your lovely site - some gorgeous stuff here, might just have to become a regular follower :)


KimzKrafts said...

I really love Lavinia Stamps, and I love your style. I have just spent an hour just looking at your back-story! Thanks for the entertainment and inspiration. Kim x Come see me at http://kimzkrafts.blogspot.co.uk/

Fandhmum said...

Great Card, I love the subtle colouring
Rosie x

MaggieC said...

Love that card, Shaz, and yet another idea to try out, if and when I get my room properly straight. The dogs are enjoying the clear floor at the moment - must try to keep it that way. My scaffolding has now gone, but I quite miss having the builders around. Still they will be back in two weeks to do the jobs on my second list, including the base for the new greenhouse and putting the greenhouse up as well, not to mention as many odd little things that I could think of that needed finishing off. When Doug has a little time to spare, it is quite easy to get to the craft computer at the moment to sort out the confusion I have created. I will even make some cheese scones. Hope you are managing to sleep in this heat. xx Maggie

Hettie said...

Wow Shaz$ these are gorgeous! Love the technique you have used for the mosaic effect. I saw your name too and meant to look but I got distracted. Glad I did now tho.

Barbara said...

These cards are both so lovely......Black and white always looks so classy, but the coloured one is great too. I do like making cards with scraps, but haven't got a 'non-inch' punch, so just cut with a small square Nestie. Good luck in the challenge, and thanks for sharing with us at Lavinia Stamps.
Barbara xx


Eileen said...

Thanks for sharing this Shaz ... super work, super cards and I love your style. Good luck with the challenge and please can I have more for the Lavinia Gallery!
Just greedy me lol
E xxx

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Shaz, LOVE those cards - what a fab technique and the Lavinia stamps work so well too. I've just checked through my punches as a I could have sworn I'd used a punch for covering inchie cubes, but if I did have one I've lost it. (Damn!) Sorry. Stampin' Up have a 1 inch punch, at £14.95 it is expensive, but they are good quality the item code is 124094 (in the catalogue to June 2013 - you'd have to check with your local rep though. MMx #46

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've never been successful at making a mosaic card. I get the rows right, but not the columns, or I get the columns right, but not the rows. You did an excellent job.

Happy WOYWW from #2.

ike said...

Oh, that is stunningly gorgeous :-) Thank you so much for showing us and letting me visit :-D


IKE in Greece #58

john-w said...

Hi Shaz,

Love your silhouette designs. Have you ever thought that you could sell some of your designs to a tile manufacturer? Some would make great bathroom or kitchen tile designs. Have a good WOYWW week. Kind regards, john-w #23

sandra de said...

Lovely card and great tip on how you did the colouring.
Sandra @69

House of Bears said...

Wow,we loveyour mosaics, how clever, something else for us to try.

The House of Bears @#78

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Wonderful Cards, you have made. I love the stamps and how you used her. Happy WOYWW - Erika

glitterandglue said...

Lovely cards. Well done - like the light touch of colour - very effective - just a hint.
Have a great week.
Margaret #9

Cazzy said...

Happy WOYWW Shaz!

I love both your mosaic cards, but the one with colour is stunning!

Cazzy x #92

Kim Ferguson said...

Beautiful work

Helen said...

How beautiful!! Have a great week, Helen 6

okienurse said...

Beautiful card Shaz! I love the stamping and the way you put them together. I am a great lover of stamps and punches and it never fails to amaze me how they are never exactly the size they say. Have a creative week! Thanks for visiting my desk and leaving such a nice comment. Vickie #80

Bridget Larsen said...

Wow your mosaic is stunning, love the black and white but then the coloured on is just as awesome
Bridget #63

Danie May said...

Your Mosaic Card is beautiful and those stamps look fabulous. I am loving the colors you have used too! Hope you have a great week! Danie #25

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! These are amazing, and such a brilliant idea! I will have to come back sometime and see what else you have been up to, things have been a bit frantic just lately! Chris46

Robin Panzer Art said...

Happy WOYWW! Thanks for a sharing a peek into your studio space, I love seeing what everyone is up to! ~Robin Panzer Art Studio 33 (#132 whoa…I was late to the party today!)

GrĂ¡inne said...

Love both of the cards. I couldn't decide. Thanks so much for sharing. Suzanne

MaggieC said...

Obviously, punch manufacturers work on the same principle as tv makers, measuring on the diagonal. Whose "bright" idea was that, I wonder? I will try to get my head back into some semblance of order and email Doug then. I will gather all his emails first and check just what I have done. Must watch Barbara Gray in the Classroom first,though. Speak soon. xx Maggie

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Folks, sorry I don't know what went wrong! I'm Linking to the wrong post, I've asked Julia to remove my #48 link, I'm at #106 now for WOYWW 218

glitterandglue said...

Hi there. Thanks for dropping by. Yes, it is so exciting to see what a difference a little can make, isn't it. Not sure if this is your latest post - but I love those cards.
Have a great week.
Margaret #68

sandra de said...

Hi Shaz thanks for stopping by. I think the simple cards are the way to go. Love clean lines.

Spyder said...

Evening Finally found you (sort of!) your link to me went to google + and I know I can't comment, BUT Julia's link lead here, so that was okay! (Although it seems to be last Sunda...but who cares! Wednesday is the new Sunday! (or Thursday if you're late like me!
Fabulous card, love it!
Happy WOYWW!?!
((Lyn)) #38