Monday, July 27, 2009

Inspiration Challenge #190

I must say, I was spoiled in California, my allergies were non-existent. No asthma, not even a sniffle. Unfortunately now that we are home, they have found me again. It has been slow going getting the house back in order and making cards. Not enough energy to go around. Hee Hee. The stomach flu bug found me also Saturday evening. So I have had this card idea since Saturday and it was really slow going since I was not feeling well. But here it is.

This is my card for Saturday's Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers:

I had my mind set on using this beautiful July release SHELTERING LIGHTS from CLEAR DOLLAR STAMPS:

So how did I do my mosaic? It is fairly simple, that it is all squares first of all. I decided the size of my image, and the size of my card, then created a grid for the size of squares evenly divisible by the size of my image. I chose 1/2" squares. Then I taped my grid to my light box and taped my card on top of it using removeable tape. I just adhered the sqares on my card using the grid. When finished I removed it and carefully cut off the excess of the squares hanging over the edges. How about that? Fairly simple, just timely. But I just had to do it. You know how that goes once you get an idea in your head. Hee.

Thank you for visiting me today!

STAMP SETS USED:Sheltering Lights PAPERS:Watercolor, Neenah Solar White CS (from Clear Dollar Stamps), Sable,Kraft,Pastel Blue(The Paper Company)INK:Staxon Jet Black, Chocolate Chip, SIG Milennium 01 pen black Tombo Markers Earth set (from Clear Dollar Stamps)ACCESSORIES :Aqua pen, Light box, ruler, ribbon (from Clear Dollar Stamps), Chipboard die cut(K&Company), Rhinestone brads(Michaels), Charm (Dollar Store), Safety pin(Joanns), Clear Embossing Powder, Heat tool, Paper Piercer

1 comment:

Gloria said...

Very pretty Lisa! What a fabulous card.
I sympathize with you about your allergies....mine will start up in August till frost..yuk.

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