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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Shopping Our Stash - Bargello Technique (Paper Strips)

Hello, Crafty Peeps!

Wow!  It really feels like forever since I created a card.  Over at Shopping Our Stash, Chris came up with the wonderful idea to create cards using the Bargello Technique.   Bargello was actually created as a quick way to design beautiful quilt patterns. Of course, paper crafters adopted the technique. We would love to see your creative interpretations. I am sure this will become a frequently used technique in my studio. I have ideas!

Click here for the Splitcoast Stampers Bargello Video

My Art Deco Bargello
In the true spirit of the Shopping Our Stash challenge model, I only used products that have been in my stash for 3 months or more.  

My Mind's Eye "Nostalgia" 6"x6" Pad:  This pad is almost over two years old.  I ordered tons when Crafty Steals had them on sale for $2.99 each.  Ribbons:  These are both at least 5 years old.   I just buy ribbon because it is pretty!  Cardstock:  Ancient!  I mean more than 11 years old.

My Doodled Flower:
Click Here for Eileen Hull Video
Eileen Hull hosted a live Facebook class on this technique about three months ago. This was a practice piece and has been on my board just waiting for the right project!

I added a couple strips of my design paper to the edge of the inside writing page.   I am thinking of adding a stamped image before sending this off!
Not Much of A Tutorial
but you should get the general idea!
These are so much fun to create!  
Eileen Hull is the queen of all things FLOWERY!
Use spray mists to create your splatter sheet (Mist both sides.)
Cut your flower petals!  I used Sizzix®, Bigz™Die 
"Eileen Hull® Flower Layers with Heart Petals
Add your doodle and then layer your flower!
 I chose to doodle hearts but you can summon up your "Zentangle™" spirit and doodle whatever you wish!

Thanks for dropping by!  My Teammates have created fab designs using the Bargello Technique.  Stop by their blogs and leave a little Luv!



  1. What a lovely idea and beautiful card!

  2. Hi!!! Great to"see" you again!
    As soon as you said "Art Deco" I was like, "Yep-- I get it!" The symmetrical arc...
    Great paper choices, SUPER AWESOME handmade flower, and I love your inked edges of the Bargello.
    Great to see your stuff :)

  3. Wonderful to see you creating again, Beautiful job on the technique and very different that the others too. love how you made it different. That flower is gorgeous thanks for the tutorial on it.

    1. Thanks, Barbara! I feels good to be back. I have missed you guys. Your project is stunning!

  4. Welcome back! So nice to see you pop in to play along from time to time, as you're able too! Your card is gorgeous! Love the Art Deco vibe to it, and that flower is amazing!

    1. Thanks, Chris! I was thinking of the Art Deco Buildings in South Florida and I think there are one or two movie houses that still exist in California! Great challenge idea, Lady!

  5. it's interesting you said that about this being developed as a quilt design technique, i really did feel like i was almost quilting the whole time i was playing around with the designs! i really love your bargello pattern but of course it's the AMAZING doodle flower that steals the show here... hubba, hubba! :)

    ps: it is so wonderful to have you with us, i hope you are feeling better, you've been missed, missus!!! <3 <3 <3

    1. Thanks, Lauren! I have enough fabric scraps to try this on a small quilt. Now that I am feeling better, I may give it a whirl. So nice to be back with the fun bunch! I, too, have missed the luv!

  6. This came out great! Kind of looks like a big present! Thanks for having me as a GDT this month - I had a blast!

    1. Thanks, Cornelia! Love your work and I am sure the team would welcome you back at anytime. You are a favorite at my challenge blog "613 Avenue Create" and anytime you want to be a Guest Designer there, just let me know!

  7. Hi, Chana! Beautifully done! Love your pretty colors, and your flower is amazing! Hugs, de

  8. Thanks, Donna! So nice of you to stop by and leave such a nice comment!


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Hugz, Chana