Sunday, January 15, 2012

Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop!  This month there are 13 of us highlighting the “Original Argyle” Technique as shown on page 91 in the Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book! 

This blog hop is a great big circle so you can start wherever you want and continue through to see all the fabulous artwork incorporating this technique.  If you would like to start from the beginning, please visit this link

While there you will also find a listing of all participants and their blog addresses if you should get lost or want to reference a blog along the way.  Let’s get started!

If you are coming from Rachel's Blog, you are on the right track!  I used the Mischief Workshop on the Go stamp set to begin my Original Argyle.  For the 'argyle' I used the stamp of a skull with a candle on top.

By using an image of a skull with a candle, I was able to get a small point and a wide base.  This assisted in helping me to line up the images.  I began at the top left corner of the page and worked diagonally toward the bottom right corner.  This gave me a starting point.  From there, I alternated each row, up and down – but always on the diagonal. Here is a close up of the background.

Items Used out of Autumn/Winter 2011 Idea Book
  1. Mischief Workshop on the Go paper & stamp (G1029)
  2. White Daisy 12x12 (1385)
  3. Mischief Complements Rub-Ons (X7144C)
  4. Midnight Felt Shapes (Z1462)
  5. Irresistibles Make It Count Chipboad Die Cuts (Z1465)
  6. Mini-Medley Pewter (Z1487)
  7. 3-D Foam Tape (Z1151)
  8. Sponge (Z697)
  9. Opaques Adhesive Gems – Licorice (Z1335)
  10. Edge Distresser (Z1297)
  11. Vintage Type Stamp Set (D1481)
  12. Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad – Balck (Z2105)
  13. Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad – Sunset (Z2191)
  14. Black Tulle
  15. Black fuzzy yarn

Thanks for stopping by!  Please continue onto Debi's Blog where you will find some additional artwork highlighting this technique!  Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you thought of my variation and happy hopping!