Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Bargello anyone?????

Hello dear blogging friends: This new challenge over at Shopping Our Stash  is a real fun one, we want you to make your cards using the BARGELLO TECHNIQUE.  Must tell you, I've never tried this technique, I've seen it but never tried it so I knew I needed study this a bit to be able to do it right, the good thing is that the video is really fabulous and easy to follow, we hope you give this technique and our challenge a try.  What I found out is that this is a great way to use all of those left over pattern paper pieces that you can't bring yourself to trow away, here is my card, hope you like it.

Once I had watched the video a couple of times, all I needed to do is dig into the box where I put all of my leftover patter paper pieces and get to work, it was actually relaxing and surprisingly easy. 
You know me, I must have a stamped, water colored image so I grabbed this old favorite from Power Poppy's Poinsettia stamp set, stamped it with Versafine black ink and colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter. I stamped the sentiment onto a piece of Vellum just so the design could be seen, I didn't want to cover all my hard work.
Here is a picture of the finished inside of my card.

Sentiment is from the same set, the little tree in the corner is from Power Poppy's Merry Littles, which is my "go to" set to finish the inside of my Holiday cards, all of this images are simply adorable.
So, I hope you give this easy and fun technique a try and then, please join us in our gallery, we can't wait to see what you create.  Don't forget to go check out my teammates beautiful cards on their blogs for more awesome inspiration. 
Thank you for stopping by, I always read every single comment you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Mimi said...

I love your colors :) Definitely cheerful holiday colors! I agree: it was fun and relaxing to go through scraps and then assemble the pieces... i felt like I was hypnotized as I was arranging them--- oooh... patterns! Haha!

Barbara Godden said...

Super cute stocking and great job with the technique. I too watched the video over a couple of times even though I had done the technique 10 or 15 years ago lol. Love the idea of the vellum. I too didn't want to cover up my hard work.

Patti Willey said...

Well I'm not much of a technique girl myself! You go ahead, it looks fabulous! Love the tiny tree inside it's so darn cute!

Chana Harris said...

Great colors and I just love the design! You did a fabulous job with this challenge! Thanks for your prayers and thoughts!

Mary Fish said...

What a fabulous mix of patterns and cool technique

lauren bergold said...

i realllllllllllllllllly love this, maria! you did a brilliant job of making a beautiful bargello pattern AND THEN also incorporating it into a really great card!!! you are for sure a bargello master now! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is my new favorite from you, Maria! The colors are so rich and warm and perfect for your bargello work of art!! Hugs, Darnell