My friend Judy is hosting over at Stamp TV this week however, I am cutting it close as the challenge ends tonight. Her technique that she asked us to try is called Bargello and I had not heard of it before. HERE is a link so you can watch Beate Johns, over at Split Coast Stampers, do this fun technique. All you do is cut some strips of patterned paper, glue them on a backing, then cut that into strips across the “grain” and stagger them to form a Bargello pattern. It really is not difficult and a lot of fun! I am not sure my papers are pattern enough, I couldn’t find a yellow that would work, but I am pretty happy with the results.
Before I began I went looking for a color challenge out in the blogosphere and came across this beautiful color combo over at Colour Me and was excited when I hadn’t missed the deadline. The stamps I used are all Gina K Designs, Hugs and Prayers and the sentiment is from the Wild West set. It’s the perfect size Happy Birthday that I was looking for. I also used my MS leaf punch and paper pieced the flower and gave it some dimension. I colored the butterfly
poorly with colored pencil.
I appreciate your comments and taking the time to visit me, it really makes this all worth it! Nanc’