Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Bargello Technique

How about learning something a little different?
I picked up March's copy of 'Quick Cards' and found this fabulous technique called 'Bargello'. Simply it's about taking strips of paper and cutting/arranging these to make fun backgrounds.
I decided to give it a go, and here's what I got :-)
I've put the instructions so you can create your own Bargello card on the 'class' page of my blog. It's a great way of using up scraps. Plus because the results make for the most fabulous background you really don't need much in the way of embellishments!
I've added a Gorjuss girl from docrafts range; some ribbon; leaves and flowers and that's it :-)
here's some close ups...

I'd love to know what you think, leave me a comment and let me know if you plan to play (mainly so I can come nose on your blog and see what's you're playing with!)
Crafty smiles
Teresa xx
Challenges entered Special card for a female Girly card challenge Paper strips instead of ribbon


  1. Pretty card with a nice natural color scheme. thanks for sharing.

  2. Teresa, this is just incredible! This technique is so cool and I love the image on your tag! Wonderful rich colour!
    Do pop over to see me at My Cubby Crafts

  3. Love to learn new styles...thanks for the tip about the Bargello technique, I am going to have to give that a try. Thanks for entering this week's OWH Midweek Throwdown.

  4. Hi Teresa your card is fabulous! I love the technique you've used too.

    Thanks for playing in our Operation Write Home Midweek Throwdown challenge!

  5. I think this is wonderful! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter Challenge. Good luck and I hope we see more of your lovely work in the future.

  6. Fabulous, love the technique and the great colour combinations. Beautiful tag frame for the focal image, just a great card! Thanks for joining us the Lexi's Creations!

  7. This is beautiful - I love the woven background. Thanks for playing at Cards in Envy!

  8. Great woven background. Thanks for playing at Cards in Envy.

  9. a very lively card great LI. just love that gorjuss image & the embelliments.

    thanks for joining us at lexi's creations

    tracey dt

  10. What a beautiful card - and how fun to learn a new technique! I definitely plan on heading to your class tab and trying this out for myself. Thank you for sharing and thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy ~ Marilyn

  11. Awesome us of paper strips! I can see how this would be much easier than trying it with ribbon. I will be checking out your class tab on this. Love the mini tag, flowers and image on your card too! Thanks for joining us Cards in Envy!
    visit my blog @ sandy's crafty creations

  12. So much work in this - just lovely!! Thanks for sharing with CIE

  13. This is one technique I haven't yet tried but is totally perfect for our Challenge this past fortnight. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at Cards in Envy and Good Luck!
    Danie xx