Hi stampers! It's Tuesday again and time for another fabulous challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. This time it's a technique challenge:
This was a fun challenge and also another new technique for me! If you're new to bargello as well there is a great pictorial over on Splitcoast. Basically, you just cut strips of paper (usually DSP) and glue them down in random patterns to a base. Then, you cut that into strips and then line those strips up in any pattern you want.
I thought that the spice cake DSP would be just PERFECT for this technique and very timely since it's just about Thanksgiving...which I don't even want to to talk to think about since I cannot BELIEVE it's the middle of November already! Where does the time go, especially between Halloween and Christmas!!!????? Anyway, here is my card:
Stamps: Gently falling, tiny tags
Paper: More mustard, pear pizzazz, soft suede, very vanilla, spice cake DSP
Ink: More mustard, pear pizzazz, soft suede
Accessories: Scallop circle and circle dies, jewelry tag punch, linen thread, gold smooch spray
Since the bargello is pretty geometric I wanted to use a different shape so I cut the whole thing out of a circle when I was done. I also sprayed the whole thing with the gold smooch spritz. It's very pretty and shimmery in real life! Other than that it's pretty self explanatory! Now, I have ONE tip....make sure you glue down the ENTIRE strip when you are laying down your DSP layer....I wasn't thinking and didn't and when I went to cut my sheet apart tiny pieces went EVERYWHERE! LOL! It was kind of like putting a puzzle together!!!!
Now head on over to HSS using the link at the top of the post to see what else the DT came up with and to play along!