Shabby Mosaic

This morning I decided to kick off the week by trying out something new. I know this technique has been around for a while but I’ve never gotten around to trying it. As today’s SCS Technique challenge, it seemed like the perfect time to try out Faux Mosaic Tile. I did give this technique a few of my own personal touches. I’m not a huge fan of metallic embossing powder so I decided to try out my Distress Embossing Powder for a more matte groute look and I torn the edges of my paper for a very collage style shabby look. This technique is great for using up small scraps of patterned paper. I can’t quite decide if I like this card or not but it was a fun way to start off the week.

Shabby Princess


Have a happy Monday!


Supply List:

Stamps: Paisley Pattern Scrapblock™, Motivational Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line) by Cornish Heritage Farms

Ink: Aquatic Splash Versamagic Chalk ink by Tsukineko, Black Palette ink by Stewart Superior, Brushed Corduroy Distress ink by Ranger

Paper: Kraft Cardstock by Prism, Patterned paper by Prima

Other: chipboard crown by maya Road, pearl stickers, flower by Prima, lace by Fancy Pants Designs, sewing machine, rhinestone by Making Memories

9 responses to “Shabby Mosaic

  1. I happen to like the ‘Julia’ touches!! 😉 it is beautiful as always! I have challenged readers on my blog to try a new technique this week, so I may just heed my own advice and try this technique you have shown. you really did do a very nice job! 🙂

  2. very cool and I love these colors!

  3. Beautiful card. I always love to see what creative idea you have for us each day. Thanks for all the inspiration you share with us.

  4. This is amazing!! I ran the other way when I read what today’s challenge was! I love your end result! Gorgeous colors!!!

  5. i love it!very simple and lovely colors.

  6. Gorgeous….love your take on the shabby mosiac!

  7. Lovely card! Amazing what a little imagination (and some flair for designing) can do to simple materials. As many people say, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts and this truly exemplifies that statement. I recently did an issue about paper at my site ( and did extensive research on origami and the like, but didn’t have anything on cardmaking. I was wondering if you’d be interested in doing an interview for the front page. I will also be linking to your site as well 🙂

  8. Cute! I’ve never seen a background like that! I like it!

  9. okay, I finally got around to trying your shabby mosaic technique today and uploaded it to my blog. Now that I’m back looking at yours again, I’m hanging my head in shame, but oh well, I can at least say that I tried something new!! 😀 you really did do an amazing job!

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