Saturday, March 31, 2012

March Mosaic Fly-Bye

Can you believe it's the last day of March?! seems like it just flew away.  And -- no different than last month, I'm posting my March tag, for Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2012, on the last day.  I'm just glad I made it.  =)

I must confess, I wasn't too sure about trying this mosaic technique -- in fact, I had my doubts I'd even like it when I finished.  But I'm definitely a believer now.  I love it!  It did take more time that I usually like to take (I'm rather impatient waiting for glue to dry), but the results are so cool -- it really feels like a grouted mosaic.  Check out Tim's blog HERE for step-by-step instructions on how to complete this amazing transformation.

I changed mine up just a bit by using a pre-cut grungeboard butterfly, and black embossing powder for the grout (which I flicked off quite a bit to give it a gravelly look).  I also added tissue tape after tinting it with fired brick stain -- wiping most of it off to give it a pink hue, and making a portion of it into a mini paper flower.  The quote stamp I used is from TH Flights of Fancy. 

Any plans for April Fools tomorrow?  One year I put a rubber-band around the kitchen sink faucet sprayer and got my husband and both boys really wet when they turned on the faucet.  I thought it was funny, but they didn't really share my sentiment.  LOL

Ah well, life is fun -- enjoy it!  Lisa


  1. Wow... this is Gorgeous! You are one very creative lady! Love your blog!

  2. Love your tag! The butterfly and the trim on the bottom really is pretty. Thanks for your kind words and for stopping by my blog. Hugs to you and your mom. The book is a small fictional paperback, but for some reason I really enjoyed it and it was fiction so it didn't seem like a preachy/self help book).. I LOVED the bloopers on Tim's site..Especially Mario playing with the creepy doll..ha...

  3. Oh I do so love your mosaic tag...I once saw a full length mirror where the artist covered the whole frame with this technique! Talk about awesome and also time consumming! LOL. Thanks for the comments on my egg....and the sugar egg Ill give you a secret, way back when when my mom and I made them, we got the plastic molds from Wilton!
    My daughter comes home for the weekend, first time seeing this temp housing, cant wait to see her! Hope you are well, take care, gerri


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