Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Family Challenge Mod Podge Technique

Super quick post here as spring has sprung and I need to go a’raking! 

My oh so crafty sister Nina challenged me and my Sister in Law Judy to a new challenge based on the following video:

Now I am a lazy girl and plus I like to “push the envelope” on the creative thing so though my sister might think I cheated a bit… well:

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Um, I did not leave myself quite enough time to sit and piece little bits together and I know my Cameo is just waiting like my trusty white steed by my side so I employed it to do my “mosaic” part.

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I created a “mosaic” pattern using elongated soft edged rectangles and then had my machine cut DOLLAR STORE mac-tack (sticky shelf liner) which I’d picked up a whole roll of for $2.  I liked the masculine pattern on it. 

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Once it was cut, I used a discarded credit card to hold the little bits down while I carefully lifted off the “frame” around the bits.  Then I used some transfer tacky sheet and moved the patterned bits to my card.

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I DID Mod-Podge this flower though which I cut from the same designer paper as the background.  I built the center of the blossom in layers, the first being a circle I cut out of screen - right, the sort from your windows, works great!  Next a circle from plain white cardstock, topped with a button and then a bow of crochet thread.

The designer paper was a scrap, the stamp from American Crafts JARED collection.

I hope you’ll hop over to Nina and Judy’s blogs to check out their creations (they will be posted by 9:30 a.m. PST)

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4 comments:

  1. Well sis, you did get the mosaic part and even tossed in a little Mod Podge... but ummm. :). Your card is beautiful. I love the papers and colours you used and your flower fantastic. Thank you for indulging my challenge request.

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  2. I still have a big smile on my face thinking about how I like the way you think. It's not cheating, it's thinking outside the box and saving crafty time with the reliable Cameo. I really enjoyed seeing what you did. I now want to go to the Dollar Store. Thanks for sharing. I'm off to visit Nina and Judy. Hugs, Debbe

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  3. Oh Barb what a neat idea...love the card.
    way to go ...thanks for sharing ...cant wait to see Nina's next challenge for us.

    hugs

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  4. Well..you DID cheat...but did it quite nicely.hehe Love that you can find so many ways to use your Cameo machine.:)It is really paying for itself huh? I LOVE your card!!:) You did an AWESOME job!

    Love and hugs,
    Valinda

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