Saturday, May 9, 2020

Saturday Showcase - Prima Marketing Pretty Mosaic

Hi everyone and welcome to another Saturday Showcase, the Design Team's chance to share tutorials and products available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique with you. This time I've been combining the Prima Marketing 'Pretty Mosaic' Collection with a number of other ranges to create some ideas for pretty mixed media cards.

The base for each of the cards started with a piece of 12 x 12 inch card from the largest of the paper pads. This was altered by pressing it into a Gel Press plate to pick up the remains of some Dina Wakley Media Paint - you can see below how the addition of some shades of gold, red and orange gave the original sheet (shown underneath) a warmer glow. The card was then trimmed into four equal pieces each measuring 5 3/4 inches.

Here's the first of the cards;

The first base was embossed using the Tim Holtz 3D Embossing Folder 'Roses' and I painted over the raised areas with Buff and Gilt Paint from the Dina Wakley Media range.

There's a beautiful little silicone mould set in the Pretty Mosaic range that I used to create two paper clay butterflies. These were painted, first with diluted Fuchsia Paint then dry brushed with White Gesso to highlight the pattern. To give it a more vintage look I dripped a little Lemonade Alcohol Ink over the surface and dabbed it dry to remove any excess.

To make a base and plaque for the sentiment I cut a 6 inch piece from another sheet in the 'Pretty Mosaic' paper pad and edged it with Gilt Paint. The plaque was cut from a smaller piece of the same design using Eileen Hull's 'Gift Box' Die and was also edged with the Gilt Paint.

To enhance the embossed roses I added a stem of 'Susie' Pretty Mosaic flowers, twisting them into shape and gluing them in place. To secure them further I added some hand stitching with little beads.

To finish the card I stuck the smaller embossed layer to the larger Gilt edged piece, glued the butterflies in place and added the plaque, stamped with a sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's 'Funky Flower Art' stamp set. This was then mounted onto a 6 inch square white card blank.

Now for the second card;

I stencilled over the base using Tim Holtz 'Roses' Layering Stencil with Opaque Matte Texture Paste, painting over the top with Heather Paint.

More of the Heather Paint was used to colour seam binding that was then threaded through some Venise Lace from Linda's store. I stuck this to one side of the base using double sided adhesive tape on the reverse side.

To create the floral bouquet I stamped the roses from Wendy Vecchi's 'Rosy Art' stamp set with Plum Archival Ink twice, painting both sets with Heather and a mix of Evergreen and Eggplant Paint. This was also repeated on a coordinating Mat Mini. After cutting and shaping the leaves and flowers I layered them together, adding a little hot glue in between the leaves to give them more dimension and stability.

To contrast with the darker, smaller leaves in the bouquet I stamped spiky leaves from Wendy Vecchi's 'Funky Flower Art' repeatedly with Plum Archival Ink, painting them with a mix of Lime and Gilt Paint. Once cut out these were also shaped before being glued beneath the roses and smaller leaves.

To finish the card I stuck the stencilled smaller piece to a 6 inch piece of card taken from another of the designs in the 'Pretty Mosaic' paper pad. With the bouquet glued in place I added a bow of seam binding made with the offcut from the lace border and stamped a sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's 'Funky Flower Art' stamp set onto a small tag cut from another of the sheets in the paper pad. As for the first card I mounted the finished layers onto a 6 inch square white card blank.

And here's the third and final card;

As for the previous two I started by altering the base layer, this time by stamping and embossing into the centre Wendy Vecchi's 'Vintage Mesh' background stamp using gold embossing powder. Once heat set I cut a 3 1/4 inch square out of the centre.

Taking a 6 inch square piece from a coordinating sheet from the 'Pretty Mosaic' paper pad I cut a 4 inch square out of the centre. To disguise any unpatterned areas around the edges of each piece I stamped them with the lacy flower from Wendy Vecchi's 'Friends & Art' stamp set using Plum Archival Ink.

After sticking the two outer squares together I layered the smaller squares with pieces of scrap paper, a die cut piece of 'Crochet' lace and an offcut of paper from the 'Pretty Mosaic' paper pad.

To decorate the paper collage I stamped the lacy flower from Wendy Vecchi's 'Friends & Art' stamp set on to card twice. These were painted with a combination of Olive and Eggplant Paint and White Gesso before being cut out and layered together with hot glue. I also painted a flower head using a Mat Mini from the coordinating set, adding dots of Wendy Vecchi's 'Sunflower' Liquid Pearls onto the centre of each tiny flower.

To finish I added the flower to the centre of the paper collage, stamped a sentiment from Wendy Vecchi's 'Funky Floral Art' stamp set onto scraps of 'Pretty Mosaic' card and mounted it on top of the flower. As with the previous cards I adhered this to a 6 inch square white card blank.

Thanks for visiting to catch today's Saturday Showcase tutorial - I hope you've enjoyed seeing some ideas for using the 'Pretty Mosaic' Collection in combination with your other favourite art supplies.

There's still time to enter the current Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog challenge 'Sew Sweet' to be in with the chance of being a Guest Designer here. We look forward to seeing your amazing creations.


Products used to create these cards are available from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and are listed/linked below.


  1. Beautiful card! Love the embellishments that you created and how pretty they are nestled into the flowers.

  2. Oh, my word, Jenny! Your cards and your entire post is just brilliant! I love how you've created three gorgeous cards out of a single sheet of paper from the pack and how you've added warmth to the panels at the outset. All of your details and embellishments are so clever and beautifully made; I particularly love the embossed rose with the added climbers over top. The stitched beads are a very unique touch, and I might just have to try that on my tomatoes as I string them up this summer. Ha Ha! A big bravo from me on this amazing post and thank you for your inspiration!

  3. These are simply beautiful, and so dimensional looking! Thanks for sharing!