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Thursday, April 7, 2016

Shutter Mosaic

I have made one new year's resolution, and that is to participate every month in the 12 tags of 2016 Challenge by Tim Holtz. Sofar I have been good and have done three of the four. The fourth I will do very soon. It includes making a mosaic.
As I have never done that befor I wanted to practice first. In a facebook group I am in, we have four or five monthly challenges. One of them this month was to make a socalled shutter card. I decided to combine it with a mosaic..
I will explain how I made the mosaic.
I don't have the Tim Holtz paper mosaic kit, with the grout, glue and glaze, so I improvised. I covered the background with embossing ink and used Ranger antiquities cement embossing powder to create the grout effect.
I then cut snippets of paper and glued them on the background with matte medium. After that dried I covered the "tiles" with glossy accents. I grunged the edges with distress crayons and glued them on the front of the card. I have entered this card in a challenge over at Emerald Creek Craftsas well as a facebook group challenge.

I will explain the shutter card in another post soon.
Thank you for stepping by and I hope you will visit again.
Take care,
Freddie
Xxx

6 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this card is so cool! You improvised beautifully! I can't even tell. I had to improvise too. The shutter card is too cool. I will for sure have to try that.

    Thanks for sharing with the Emerald Creek Dares Challenge Blog!

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  2. Thank you so much for all your praise! It was my first ever shutter card and I need a lot more practice... But I was quite pleased with it myself lol. Can't wait to see yours :-) :-)
    And I had no choice but to enter the challenge hahaha....;-) ;-)

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  3. This is so cool! I have seen a few shutter cards recently and really need to try and create one too. I love the mosaic effect on the front - fabulous! Thank you for sharing it at Emerald Creek Dares!
    {julia}

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    1. Thank you so much Julia. I was participating in two challenges, the TH 12 tags of 2016 and a shutter card one, so I killed two birds with one stone ;-) . And Kim said it qualified for tye anything goes challenge on the ECC blog.. so another bonus :-) :-)

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  4. Well, for Heaven's sake! This has got to be one of the coolest cards, EVER! 👌🏻 Love the interesting details...outside AND inside!

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    1. Awwwww... aren't you the sweetest!! Thank you!! 😙😙😙😙

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