Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Mosaic Card - CD challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies

We have a fun & unique challenge for you at Crafting with Dragonflies: Use a CD on/as your card. Wait til you see all the beautiful and creative DT projects.

I've been wanting to try a mosaic project for some time, and was inspired by the CD Mosaic Tutorial at Make It Easy Crafts. I must admit that I had second -- and third and forth -- thoughts about this once I started cutting up my CD. It was not as easy as I'd hoped; none of heavy-duty scissors made a clean cut, and the silver film kept falling off. But I persevered! The result is certainly funky, which was what I was going for. I used yellow Liquid Pearls for the edging.

We have two sponsors for this challenge: Eureka Stamps and QKR Stampede. I made the background using Brick Wall by QKR Stampede and heat-embossed it in copper.

I created the sentiment in SCAL and cut it twice on my Silhouette Cameo, once in silver and once in a darker silver that I used as a shadow.

This card was inspired by a Baltimore non-profit I recently had the pleasure of making a website for, Mosaic Makers. They work with community organizations to make public mosaics. I was actually familiar with this piece in the Station North district before I was connected with them:
copyright mosaicmakers.org

Card Makin' Mamas: Earth Friendly (recycle/reuse)
Creatalicious Challenges #62: Say thanks
Inky Impressions #156: Recycled item on card
Miriam's Crafting Blog Monthly Challenge: Texture
Sentimental Sundays: Clean & Simple + Sentiment
Simon Says Stamp: Clean & Simple (5th entry)

Thank you for visiting,and hope you'll join us at Crafting with Dragonflies,


Susan Hogan said...

I really love what you have done here, and the mosaic you were inspired by is fabulous too. Must get to Baltimore one day! I really like the thank you too and the embossed background! Clever, especially now I see the photo of the mosaic sight.

Teresa Kline said...

so very pretty, awesome technique! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

sparkle & shine *~*

Ruthie Lopez said...

wow!! great job!! Love how it looks!
Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions Challenges
Ruthie ~DT

KristyLee said...

Very interesting card, I love the effect you have created, very talented! Great job!

Wynn Walton said...

This is such a creative idea CG. We have some fantastic mosaics here in Paphos........excavated from the Greeks. They are amazing. Thank you for showing us your work of art....it's truly stunning. Hugs Wynn x

Tracey said...

Wonderful card :o)
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck!

Ina said...

This is awesome. Love the mosaic technique and such a fabulous result. Great idea to use liguid pearls. Love it all. Ina.

Rachael Evans said...

A great idea with the mosaic. I love it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays! x

Rose said...

this is awesome!!!! So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.