Page Pattern Description: A multi-photo border across the top of this page is a great way to show off a collection of of great shots. Below the border a centered focal spot can be used for journaling or for that one special shot. Pattern calls for mosaic cut photos which wrap around two smaller (2.125 x 3.25in) photo spots and a larger (4.375 x 3.25in) photo or journaling spot located just below the central focal spot.
"Atticus" by Elizabeth Moon
Page Patter Description: 6 large image spots are topped off with a mosaic style border. Block sizes are: center block - 4.375w x 6.625h, two "side blocks" - 3.325w x 4.375h, bottom row: two 3.25 x 3.25, and bottom center - 3.25h x 4.375w.
"Manta" by Tami Potter
I love to add "detail shots" to my scrapbook pages. Cutting them up "Mosaic Style" allows me to fit them into my pages and create a "large impact" without using large blocks of space.
Page Pattern Description: Breaking it down into three columns - the left and right columns are made up of a top and bottom border created by 3 one inch squares. The upper blocks are 3.25w x 5.5h. the lowers blocks are created with 3.25 inch squares. The center column is created using one large block 4.75w x 3.25h with the remaining blocks cut into 1x1 inch - mosaic squares.
border strips two 1 x 11.125 inch and one 2.125 x 11.125 inch run the width of this Mosaic Moments™ Page Pattern. A large 6.625 inch square creates a great focal spot. Six 2.125 inch squares provide a place for photo details.
Here is how I used this pattern:
Page designed on Mosaic Moments 12x12 Husk Grid Paper. Patterned paper by Cosmo Cricket.
Page Pattern Description: This page consists of three different columns.
First Column: Starting from the top, this column starts with a row of three 1in. squares. Below is a 3.25 in. square with another row of 1in. squares beneath it. On the bottom of this column is a 3.25w x 4.375h block with 1 in. squares underneath it.
Middle Column: The top starts with a 4.375w x 3.25h block with a 4.375w x 5.5h block (which is the main focal point) underneath it. The bottom of this column is made up of two rows of 1 in. squares.
Last Row: This row is similar to the first row. It also has three rows of 1in. squares. The 3.25w x 4.375 is near the top of the column and the 3.25 square block is near the bottom (opposite of the first row).
"Winter Summerland" supplies used: This page was created using Mosaic Moments™ 12x12 Bahama Blue grid paper. Ocean Breeze, Grapefruit Bliss and Tangelo Blast Paper Tiles™ were used for matting the photographs and embellishments. A White 2013 Four Square Cornerstone, and pattern paper from Echo Park's "Hello Summer" 6x6 pack were also used as embellishments.
Tip: Here is a close up shot of the 1 in. squares at the bottom of this page (shown below). Can you see the squares that have the ripped sand paper over the blue pattern paper? I decided to put this on here for texture and to give the appearance of sand by the ocean (based on the beach theme). Try this technique with your future pages.
Page Pattern Description: This is a wonderful pattern if you would like to create a panorama on one page. On the top of this page are 1. in squares covering a 10 x 4 square area - this is where your panorama will go. Below this, the page is split into three different columns. On the first and last columns are 3.25 in. square blocks and 3.25w x 2.125h blocks beneath them. The center column has a 4.375w x 5.5h block. On the very bottom row of this page is one inch squares.
"Castillo San Felipe Del Morro" supplies used: This page was created with Mosaic Moments™ 12x12 Paprika. For the photo and journaling mats I used Chocolate Cream Paper Tiles™. For the journaling, I used an Almond Cream 3.25w x 2.125h Paper Tile™ block and ripped it around the edges. I also added a White 2013 Four Square Cornerstone, and put brown chalk ink for the distressed look.
Photo Tips: Whenever you see a scenic building or landscape, be sure to take panorama pictures of it! I always take panorama pictures even if I don't end up using them. You never know when you will make a great Mosaic. While taking these pictures, turn your camera so it is portrait orientation. This will help you get the most of the scenic view. Hold your camera and steadily take multiple pictures until you get the whole scene.
Another tip - Notice that this place has many textures on the walls. Always take close up shots whenever you see cool textures. These photos are also wonderful for Mosaics.
Page Pattern Description: The majority of this page is made up of 1 in. squares. In between the mosaic rows is a border made up of two 3.25w x 2.125h blocks with a 4.375w x 2.125h block in the center.
"Nashville" was created with Mosaic Moments™ 12x12 scarlet grid paper.
In the pattern, the green and magenta areas would be two different photographs that can be cut into corner pieces. The orange and blue sections would also be two different photographs and are great for portrait oriented photographs. Use the Quick Glance Guide to help you plan which part of the photograph will fit in these specific spots.
Finally, the purple mosaic section can either be cut up into 1 in. squares as shown or make it a 6.625w x 2.125 block - you can add a photograph or a title in this spot.
Notice how I used the mosaic areas to show the different plants, gourds, and corn. These are excellent subjects for fall pages and make great mosaics. These photographs also give the page texture. Use the larger squares to show pictures of your family or other subjects you would like to use as your main focus.