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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

MY TUTORIAL FOR SHELLY'S IMAGES TACHNIQUE TUESDAY

Last time I was DT leader at SHELLY'S IMAGES BLOG, I showed a technique called Faux Mosaic.  This week is just Mosaic.:)  Now what is something pretty much EVERY crafter you know has?
The answer: A big box of scraps that we cannot part with for fear that there may be some paper in there that we cannot live without and that we are CERTAIN we will eventually use all of the scraps up!
So, we hang onto this box and one day we find out, wait, there ARE uses for my scraps:)  One way is the Mosaic technique.  You need your scraps, scissors, double sided tape, glitter, a light neutral piece of CS (can be a scrap) and your trimming blade.  Cut the neutral paper to desired size.  I chose 2" x 5.25".
Decide which scraps you would like to use.  You'll probably want to pick colors/patterns that work well together.
Once you have chosen your scraps, you will randomly cut a bunch of triangles out of them.  You may have to trim some later to fit your paper, but that's ok.
Now cover your piece of paper with double sided tape and peel off the protective layer.Stick your triangles the way you want them on the paper, trimming when necessary.  You will want to leave space uncovered.  When you have achieved your desired amount of coverage to the neutral paper, turn the whole thing over and smoosh it around in the glitter.When your open spaces are all filled with glitter, you are done!  Doesn't it look nice?!?  (If you are having trouble seeing this, double click on the picture for a closer look).
Then you are ready to choose your papers and add it to your card
Then, all you are left to do is add the finishing touches - an image, possible a sentiment and embellishments as desired.  I chose "MY HEART" from SHELLY'S IMAGES SHOP as my image.  Sentiment is from a clear set in my stash and flower is from Prima.  I'm really pleased with the result and hope that I have taught you something new and useful.  HUGS!

22 comments:

Lorraine said...

wow the finished card looks amazing thankyou for the tutorial i must try this technique it looks beautiful thankyou for sharing this with us all xx

valerski said...

nice card!

lovely how you can make a card with all that little pieces of paper

Marjon said...

Wow a great way to make cards with paper leftovers.

Grtzz Marjon

Catherine said...

Thank you Sweetie ! This is such a good idea for all the bits and pieces of paper we keep ! Hugs and smiles from Catherine

Bobbi said...

Your card is so cute. I love this technique. I am going to have to try this. You're right, I have a whole box of paper to pratice with ;)

Tammy said...

Wonderful card! What a great way to use all the scraps of paper!!

AmandaB said...

Wow, what a great way to use up scraps and add some bling as while..

Amanda:0)

Diane said...

TFS your tutorial,such a neat idea to use up those scraps as tiny as they may be!
Beautiful card!

GreenScrap said...

This is really cool. I thought I was the only crazy person to have a lot of scraps in a box. I love how the glitter works as a grout.

xxsquigglesxx said...

This is such a great idea! I love that it can even be done with other shapes as well!

Cindy N. (aka nadci) said...

Great tutorial. Did not know about that technique. Your card is fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

Debora said...

Muy linda idea, cuantos recortes!!!
cariños Debora

Love crafts forever said...

Awesome card, i do have a lot of paper, but always go fot the new page. Hugs, Nataliya.

Denise said...

What an awesome way to use up some of our every growing pile of scraps!!! It's beautiful! I love the idea of adding glitter for a little pizzazz. Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us!!!

bernietom47 said...

Wow that's one of those Why did I think of that techniques. Cool and the card is awesome. TFS
Hugs
Bernie

Sheng said...

This is totally awesome. I keep so much scraps that I don't ever use. Maybe I will get to them someday, lol. Thanks for sharing this idea with us. I will totally give it a try. :)

Jenny V. said...

What a great way to use your scraps. Awesome job! Hope to give this a try, I have a lot of scraps too and sure shouldn't waste them. TFS!

KarenB said...

Fun technique, thanks for sharing :)

Jamie said...

Wow that is awesome! What a neat little trick...lol I will have to try that.
** Jamie **

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Just printed this off, and this weekend its on my list x thanks for sharing x Leigh x

Sweetpz said...

what a great idea! i have tons of glitter and i needed new ways to use them!
thanks
juli

BlueInks said...

Great card. Very creative. Oh, and you are right about the scrap box!!