Happy Sunday everyone. Another Christmas tag to share with you today using the Bargello technique which was shared with me by the wonderful Fliss ages ago. I promised to give it a whirl and then a million other projects got in the way. Now a tinge of guilt has hit and kickstarted the ole mojo...
I began (as you would) by creating the Bargello base - by chance it is the theme of a monthly challenge at Techique Tuesday where the wonderful Mynnette gives a full tutorial HERE. I will of course enter this tag for the Technique Tuesday challenge. Bargello is a type of needlepoint embroidery (I remember starting some eons ago which had a wavy arch pattern) so this decided the pattern of the blocks for me.
The papers? you guessed it - Basic Grey Jovial (this year's Christmas tag theme for me). I took the time to edge each strip with ink to eliminate white stripes. Strangely enough the background was the easy bit. Deciding what to put on top was a mare! My fav Christmas (Lentern) roses sprang to mind but it took three versions to get the colours right. I also discovered you can use embossing powder on nylon lace without it frazzling up as long as you use PVA glue (in this case Cosmic Shimmer gold).
Some beautiful lace from The Funkie Junkie Boutique (died to within an inch of its life!!) and a sentiment from a really old HOTP stamp set helped to finish it - finally.
Now I need to go visit you guys as the posts have been appearing thick and fast, and there are several other projects on the go that need completing (no change there then!)
BTW - is anyone going to the Big Stamp and Scrapbook Show at Kettering next weekend? I'm going on Saturday (including a workshop with Hels Sheridan!! - huge squeals and happy dance!!) and it would be great to put faces to names if you are. Hugs, Buttons x