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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,


  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!

  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....;-) ;-)

  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!

    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 :-) :-)

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

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