Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Make A Difference



Morning all!  Today's card features a fun technique called Bargello squares.  I did this technique on my DVD a few years ago and always find it interesting to use to create a unique background.  I picked out several pieces of backing papers that I had in my leftover stash bin.  You know, that pile of stuff you just can't throw away because you are sure you will need it for something down the line! (We all have them, so don't pretend you don't!)LOL   This technique is great for that because you don't need too much and can actually use up those bits and pieces that are leftover!  I picked three designs that had greys and pale yellow in them.  I cut them into strips (1/2" wide) and then taped them to a piece of copy paper so they were all butted up in a row next to each other. Next you cut them in 1/2" strip across all the rows so you will end up with strips of paper that all have 1/2" squares of each of the different papers on them.  Then you do the same process, but creating new patterns by offsetting them.  Ordinarily, I go for an up down type of pattern, but I decided to see what it would look like with a purely random patterning of the strips.  I rather liked it this way.  Next I covered the entire piece with a sticky self adhesive sheet, peeled the backing paper off and covered it with micro beads for a textural look.  On the bottom of the page, I ran a piece of redline tape across it and then ruched some silver vintage ribbon.  I tied a messy bow and added a medium square Dazzler and crystal stick pins.  For the focal element, I used the Opulent Ovals to cut a frame out of custard card.  I used the Radiant Rectangles to cut a lacy die out of grey card to seat my sentiment on.  I stamped my sentiment in black Archival ink on custard card and used the oval die from the Radiant Rectangle set to cut it out.  I inked it very lightly with Antique Linen distress ink to highlight it and mounted it on foam in the centre.  I added some cream 5mm flatback pearls to the outer frame as accents and a pearl swirl to the upper and lower opposite corners.  Finally, I added a thin mat of custard card before my double mat of grey card with the usual inner pierced layer to finish it off.  It's a really fun technique if you have never tried it, I hope you will give it a go!  Finished dimensions are 6 1/2" x 8 1/4" in size.  All for now, Sue x









172 comments:

Pam said...

Love this card - the background is amazing - Can we have another DVD please

Anonymous said...

I agree with Pam, Need another blogger to get to the next 100....it's like waiting for a shoe to drop, lol Mabex

Anonymous said...

Love this card, the background is fab, can we have a tutorial please,

kitty davies said...

Morning Sue another lovely card.I shall try that out, yes please a dvd thanks crafty hugs Kitty.

foxyg said...

Brilliant technique. Love it.

baconbits said...

Morning Sue
Love the background the colours are perfect.
In fact its a super stunning card.
I would be in the YES column for another DVD. YES YES YES
TFS
Hugs
Amanda x

Vick said...

Hi Sue,

Ooh what a different card with that background and although busy I love it, and I also always love the texture that the micro beads leave behind, when I use them they always remind me of tapioca or sago pudding, lol, hugs hun and hope you are keeping well, Vick xxx
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Jane said...

Fab technique. ..I will try it..thanks for sharing Sue. Your card is beautiful x

Carol Clarke said...

Morning Sue,
This card is a stunner, love how you have done the background it is one I haven't tried and a must to do so. Love the colours also
Hugs
Carol x

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Sue
What a pretty card. I love the great background. It reminds me of the card you did with a hexagon background that I recreated in a similar way because I hadn't the paper you had used . I really like the grey colour you have used. It is lovely with the blue.
Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jackie Trinder said...

Good morning Sue I love this card the background is brilliant. I will have a go at this technique . Thank you for sharing. Love Jackie

tracy w said...

Hi sue
This card is stunning love the colours and yes can we have another DVD please I missed the first one so it would be good to have a DVD from my favourite crafter thank you Tracy w x

Annie said...

Morning Sue! Fabulous background, fabulous card! Always one to use up all those bits, Sue, and this is another fab way
I'll be rooting through my stash bin this weekend! And... Another DVD from you would be amazing!
Hugs Annie

Debby Berry said...

Good morning Sue,
What a fun and beautiful card, you are so right about the big bag of scrap I can't throw it away papers. Clever you.,,

sonja_w said...

Hi Sue, love the Bargello technique, thanks for explaining it, I will definitely give it a try xx

englishrose897 said...

Great card Sue, love the Bargello technique.have a great day. Sally x

dutchess said...

that's a real stunner Sue and a fun technique...and yes we all have a bits stash...guilty!..hope you and Mom are both well take care xxxx

Gail said...

Good morning Sue,
Lovely card, love the colours! Brilliant way to use all the leftover papers.
Gail C x

Rachel Taylor said...

Thats fantastic i am so going to copy that idea ! sue you're a star !
Crafty hugs Rachel x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
Fab card and even better background. Love it - now I know what to do with all the bits of paper I have left over but really are't big enough to do anything sensible with but I've kept them just the same. Thanks for sharing.
Beverley W

happy2craft said...

Good Morning Sue,
Fabulous card, the background is amazing, will have to have a go at this, see if I can reduce my bit box, lol. Love the colour of blue.
Have a great day.
Michelle(happy2craft)

BridgetCG said...

Hi Sue, great card, love the background idea. Yes we all have a box of "I am sure I will need that leftovers". Bx

Anonymous said...

GM Sue - bargello - what an unusual word - love this -so effective with those microbeads - they're just brilliant aren't they!
Rgs
Clare W

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Sue, A really beautiful card, yes, we all have those boxes of leftovers ha ha, I love the technique you have used, and the use of micro beads has softened the overall look. Really beautiful.
Lots of love from Patricia xx
PS The custard card doesn't show up very well on my laptop xx

Debs Artliff said...

Morning sue I love this card its stunning and what a great idea to use those bits up. I will be having ago at this one for sure. And yes i agree with the other ladies can we have a new dvd please. Are we getting a sneek peep at whats coming tomorrow night. Take care Sue xxx

Debs A

lainey said...

I love that background Sue!! lainey x

Crafty Nanna said...

Morning Sue, very different card this morning and very striking. It is a lovely card and I will definitely be having a go of this technique.
Have a great day
hugs Lynn

Hellma said...

Fantastic card Sue, sorry background 2 fussy for me, i love the technique and think it would be fun to try in plain colored .paper

jacqui said...

Great card, love the background.

Fieldsend said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely and different card today. Love the way you have done the background and never tried it but will be doing. Lovely sunny day in Grimsby today.

Love June
xxx

Victoria said...

I remember seeing you showing this technique in the past. I wonder where the name Bargello comes from? Anyway, lovely effect and a fantastic card.

Lacelady said...

Ooh, a patchwork background! Right up my street, considering I'm a quilter as well as a crafter.

cr@fty said...

Good morning Sue
I've done this technique after watching your DVD and it was so easy but very effective. You know me I love anything with micro beads lol. I love everything about today's card.
Hugs x
Heather T

Rosemarie said...

Morning Sue, Love this effect. Have to admit to having a rather large stash of bits of card and paper. Another DVD would be great Sue

Love

Rosemarie Fishlock xx

Carole Z said...

Stunning card Sue, talking of DVD's...any chance of another??? Carole Z X

Anonymous said...

Oh my, Sue, this is a YES card. Fabulous colours, love everything!!

'P' in Wales

jean.phillips1 said...

Morning Sue, this card looks stunning, great background and love the colours. Love Jean xxx

Bosquie said...

What an unusual card! I can't wait to try this technique as I have loads of paper and card left over from scrapbook projects.The micro beads give the card a very unusual look.
I received my beautiful stamps yeseterday,from one of the draws and can't wait to use them.Thank you Sue XX

Ann said...



Hi Sue

Wow what a stunning card the background is just amazing very clever technique thankyou for sharing with us. Love the yellow and grey colours they always look gorgeous together.

Pretty please may we have another DVD would be like having a one to one workshop with you how fabulous would that be........

Hugs Annx without an "e"

Sonia Jones said...

Love this card and I agree the background is amazing hugs Sonia x

alimecca said...

Hi Sue
Love the Bargello technique, will be giving this a go! The card is lovely and yes like the others ,a DVD would be great!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Gorgeous and love that backing paper effect

Laura O said...

lovely background,Laura O

hazel young said...

Lovely card Sue love the colour's and background xx hazel

MRS DUCK said...

Good morning Sue and everyone.
What a stunning card. Will have to give that background a go. Im psyching myself up to do the faux leather as I need it for a card. Didn't know that there was "Sue Wilson, The Movie" already floating about.
Perhaps Crete car hire would like to become follower 4400 rather than just spamming lol! x

sarah hyett said...

Hi Sue what amazing card love the background and will have to give it ago. X Sarah h

Jan.moogie said...

Wow wow wow stunning card today Sue and have got to have a go at that technique for the background. xx

karenlotty said...

Very clever Rhe colours work beautifully I' sure if I tried it the colours would look all wrong, my 1/2 inch strips would be wonky but I'm gonna have a go by using my basic rectangle die set coz I love the effect

Debbie Tinks said...

Lovely card Sue . Love the colours must try X

Ecco of Sheffield said...

morning Sue
We have sunshine this morning!!!
A beautiful gift for this Tuesday morning - The background colouring is lovely and it's a technique I have not tried but certainly will.
I can already see some of the papers I can use and yes I do have this drawer that is crammed full with bits of beautiful paper/card which I cannot bring myself to throw away as they are 'certainly too nice and will certainly be useful' and so now they will.
Today's gift is a card with something a little bit different and it stands proud!
Another day without papercrafting and I'm getting withdrawal systems!!
Janet x

Lesley sinclair said...

Hi sue this is a great card and I love opulent ovals it always looks so classy. I must be the only one who doesn't have a stash of papers,probably cos I don't use them much!! Lol I'm not very good at matching papers so don't bother trying and tend to make my own or emboss card. Love Lesley x

Donna Jones said...

Hi Sue,
Love your background, nice colour palette too.
Donna Jones

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue I love this card, the background technique and the colours work so well together. Take Care Love Michelle S xxx

Maryann Laursen said...

This is so gorgeous Sue, I absolutely LOVE it.
I actually used this technique myself quite a bit a few years ago, so thanks a lot for reminding me here again. It´s really a great way to use some of all these beautiful scrap pieces, that we just can´t get us self to throw out, and I agree, we do all have loads of them he he he.
have a wonderful day and lots of fun.

Jan Caven said...

Hi Sue
Amazing card, I will have a go at the background as it looks fun and yes my bit box is overflowing so great idea.
Love Jan x x

Jean Woodcock said...

another new thing to try...not enough hours in the day. lovely card x

nattyboots said...

Clever ,clever ,clever Sue
And yes Please another DVD would be Fab

Elaine H X

Marion said...

Sue love this card and the background is great ,i agree with the others another dvd would be good.
Marion H

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Marleine said...


Morning Sue,

This card is simply stunning. X

Marion Bull said...

Such a different look today and a new technique to try. Please let' s have a DVD too. Thanks for another stunning card.
Marion xx

craftygardener said...

I love, love, love it when you use dies that I have! Another great card Sue. Hugs, Joan xxx

Margaret said...

Good morning Sue
What a super card the background is fantastic, being a quilter I can already see this method being used to repeat some of my quilt patterns in cards.
Please can we have another DVD no pressure! I am still searching for your stamping DVD is it possible that it could be reissued?
Many thanks
Margaret corgi owner

Joanne K said...

Morning Sue, love this card. The colours and techniques are fab. Thanks again for you help yesterday. Kind regards Joanne K x

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love the card. I wish I could put colours and patterns together like you do! I will be trying this background though because it is lovely. Please think about doing another DVD Sue. You certainly wouldn't have to worry about whether it would sell or not! Take care.

Mrs B said...

Hi Sue. Love the card. I wish I could put colours and patterns together like you do! I will be trying this background though because it is lovely. Please think about doing another DVD Sue. You certainly wouldn't have to worry about whether it would sell or not! Take care.

nancyd said...

Morning Sue, a fabulous card today
lovng the background technique it looks great must give this one a
try
like everyone else I have drawers
full of bits.
Nancyd xx

Jax said...

Hi Sue,What a good thing to use my bits of `waste`.I`m going to try this today.I like the look of the background,the whole card is lovely. Jackie. x

Norah McPhee said...

Good morning Sue,
Imagine suggesting that we hoard things us crafters, i'm sure we don't no what you mean, LOL. Anyway your beautiful card todays' background technique reminds me of a patchwork quilt in design. I really like how you manage to get your ribbon to match the base and pricked layer. It comes across as identical in your pictures.
Hope you have a good day as i'm sure you will be busy making samples and demos for the upcoming show.
love and crafty hugs
Norah

Rose in Chester said...

Hi Sue,
WOW.......... absolutely gorgeous. I've done something similar but just used them as accent strips - never done a whole background but this is absolutely fantastic. Will certainly try this with some of my bits and bobs.
Thank you for sharing.
Hugs, Rose

Wendy L said...

Beautiful, xxxx

marg said...

Good Morning Sue!
Yesterday I was playing with grey card that I had in my stash...and then today you have a beautiful card in grey!
Now I have some Inspiration to follow!
LoveMarg

cats said...

Morning,gorgeous card Sue,love these dies and the way you have done the background.Really like the colours.....Christine xxx

Erica said...

Morning Sue,
Amazing background, will definitely have a go at this. Lovely card too.
Erica x

hotpotato said...

lovely card.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely brilliant card Sue. The background is so effective. The colour combination isn't one I would think of using but it works so well. Don't know how you keep coming up with such wonderful ideas, but keep them coming please! YvonneMayxx

Viv said...

I love this background please lets have another demo
Viv x

beachie said...

Hi Sue
Really pretty card. Love the background. The colours are gorgeous.
Audrey x

Izzwizz said...

Fabulous Sue! I love your background and the colour matching is wonderful. Guess what? The sun is shining! Yay :-) Maddy x

Sheila - Ginger said...

Morning Sue,
Fantastic card and such a great idea with the background...love the colours too and always love the way you rouche your ribbon. You must have a whole encyclopeadia of ideas in that wonderfully talented brain of yours!

Love Sheila xx

Jacquie said...

Wow, Love the background effect this gives Sue. A patchwork look and I love patchwork, this could work in various colour ways.
Have not seen this before but will certainly be looking in my paper stash now to have a go.

The mix of colour is unusual, grey & yellow, but works well.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx

fame01 said...

HI SUE
love the background could you put the tutorial on your blog please i sort of get how to do it but would like to see how its done it looks brill the card itself is stunning to.hugs sarah xx

Debbie Ravenhill said...

Wow what a great technique Sue, I love it! Lovely card and the random colours are just fab. Hugs Debbie R xx

Shirley Terretta said...

Hi Sue,

Amazing. Love it.

Much love,

Shirley T. xxx

Sandra F said...

Gorgeous card Sue, xx

hollyberry said...

Wow what a card with an amazing background.I add my voice to the request for a new DVD from you please-you always have so much to teach us and being able to watch and stop when you need to is a great bonus.

Clare said...

Gorgeous card. I've got loads of bits of left over papers so might try having a go at making a background like that with them.

Clare x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
I love the patchwork background.
What a good idea for using up scraps.
I agree another dvd would be great.
I am looking forward to receiving the charity one.
Veronique L

Sandra said...

Morning Sue,
I love this technique, great way to use up those odd bits of card, the 'patchwork ' effect is quite popular at the moment so matching cards would be great!
I wonder why it's called ' Bargello '?
Lovely, lovely card today!
Crafty hugs
Sandra xxx

yorkielass said...

Hello Sue, Fantastic card, loving the background, an amazing technique. The colours are soft and gentle. My bit box is overflowing, like many others, will be giving this a try.
Have a great day everyone.
Hugs June xxx

lydia jordan said...

Morning Sue,
Victoria has asked where the word Bargello originates from, it's from the Bargello Palace in Florence. It's an embroidery technique used to make patterns which is used on chairs in the palace.
Something else we have learned today.
Your card is beautiful a great use of colours.
Have a great day.
Lydia
X

Teresa said...

Love it, the background is also a quilting technique used by my friend! Always inspiring, love you Sue xxx

Maggie said...

Good morning. It's going to be hot today hooray so just the day for a cool card. Looking forward to tomorrow night. We haven't had any sneaky peeks this time. Have fun with all the C&C gang. xx

Heather Rogers said...

Hi Again Sue

Just wanted to say that I see it is all in greys no blue just my screen!!

Thanks to Lydia for the history of the word Bargello. Such a helpful girl! xx

Crafty Hugs
Heather xx

Jill Liddle said...

Unusual but very nice. I love to see different ways to decorate cards

Jean Z said...

Hi Sue, Love this card looks so different with this lovely background love Jean Zelei xxx

Jackie Calvert said...

Morning Sue, what a lovely card! the background paper is georgous, and the centrpiece looks as though it's made of leather! Lovely card for a lovely day, I've got a brand new grandson, Jack... welcome to the world Jack XXX
Love from Jackie C XXX

Kate's Cards said...

This card is absolutely stunning! I love it Sue. xx

Carol S. said...

Hi Sue, brilliant background and love the colour choice. Gorgeous card. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Lindsay Martin said...

wow, really pretty and love the background, the colours are great, blues, sorts of shades I love to wear all the time so this is a real "me" card, thanks for the inspiration as always Sue xx

Tina Eldridge said...

Hi Sue

Absolutely love the background on this card. I have the dvd you talk about so I am going to have a cup of tea , put my feet up and watch your demo, then have a go. Lovely card and colour combo too. :-)

Kind regards

Tina

weefortune said...

Nice Card, background very different but great idea for using up your leftovers. Crafty Hugs Elaine x

Janice said...

Hi Sue, I've done this technique before, but I didn't know it was called anything. The colours that you have chosen work so well together. Lovely card. Janice x

SusanP, Kent said...

OK, I confess. I do, I do! It grows larger by the day (my stash of leftovers I mean)LOL. I'd LOVE to use them in an interesting and 'different' way. I've not heard of this technique, but it looks brilliant and I shall give it a try. The card is fantastic and initially I thought it was a 'whole' piece of background paper. Grey/yellow is a beautiful colour combo. I like the custard card too. Thanks Sue.
Sue

Lynne Mills said...

Hi Sue, love it, love it, love it. Must try the background technique. Lol Lynne M & nutty fur babies ( latest trick is to climb onto the wooden bench in the garden and watch for birds!!!!!!).

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, Love the Grey/Yellow background and the Micro beads add the WOW factor. This is a really stunning card - I just love all of it.
Have a good day. Love Brenda Lel xxx

Sue C said...

Another beautiful card, loving the colour combo xx

Kiraneries said...

Hi Sue, as always a lovely card.

nannapat said...

Fabulous effect using leftovers - a great idea - and the colours are lovely and soft. Pat x

Trish said...

Hi Sue,
Gorgeous card and lovely colours. I love seeing new techniques that I'd not seen or tried before and Bargello is that to me. Thank you so much for introducing it and your inspiration, it's invaluable. TFS
Hugs,
Trish x (Hillside)

Anonymous said...

Belinda Raven said...

Hi Sue, love your background. I confess to having about 6 boxes of bits and pieces I can't throw away. OH has a golf day on Fri so I've decided I'm going to make a load of backgrounds just like yours - yay!

Hugs, Belinda. X

Nanna Tina said...

Hi Sue
Love the background I love finding ways to use up the bits in my 'bit' box.
Happy crafting
Love Tina x

Tres said...

Hi Sue. WOW what a fantastic card today !! I really love this beautiful background !! I have never seen or heard about this technique so it is all new to me. I love the patterned papers and the colours you have used. What a great technique. Please, please, please could you put a tutorial for it on your blog. I love how you made your ruched ribbon too. As always I love your fab bow and you have used radiant rectangles for your sentiment !! Fantastic. I can't wait to see you on tv but I am a little confused. Are you on c+c tomorrow night ? Or Sunday ? Or both? Please let us know love Tres x x x

Joanne2403 said...

Very alluring card, very detailed and loving the colour combo with the patterned papers. You always put together great combos and highlight the dies perfectly, tfs

CraftyJo said...

My first reaction on seeing this was 'Wow!' - it's stunning. I love the bargello background and covering it with micro beads seems to bring it all together so it looks like a single piece of paper rather than 'bits' (well, I don't know about in real-life but on the screen it does).

Think it would have been perfect without the bow - just a tad too far :)

Julie Bee said...

Hi Sue

Yes like this background, not keen on the colours though.

Best Wishes

Julie Bee

Cardgenie said...

Lovely card sue - nice colours. Love the technique - would look great in Christmas colours for a festive card. Jean

Jennifer Swandells said...

This card is amazing, the bargello is superb. I have tried it but it didn't turn out like this. I will just stick to making my cards, and pop in and see what you are doing. lol
Carry on crafting and giving out inspiration Sue. Hugs, Jen :-) xx
Krafty Keepsakes

Jackie Meechan said...

Wasn't quite sure about this one at first looked quite busy but the more I look at it the more I think Yes I do like it. Different technique to try colour are great together.

Hugs
CraftyJacq
xx

Anonymous said...

What a fabulous card Sue, must look at your DVD and follow your instructions.
God bless
JanNxx

Meg said...

Hi Sue,
I was a bit taken aback when I first looked at the card but looking closer I really like it.
I made something similar in a craft workshop many years ago so will have to polish up on the technique again.

Margaret O
xxx

lynda said...

A fabulous card Sue I love the background I will be giving that a go such a great technique thank you . The colour combo is lovely. Hugs Lynda Brock xx

brenda said...

love this card,amazing technique, must give it a try x

darcydaydream said...

what a fun background....will have to pull out the DVD and have a go...and yes to another DVD please....
love from Christine in Darcy....xx

Snuffy Snoo said...

Hi Sue, Love this card!! I love the background, it looks great. I'll have to give it a try, certainly could do with getting rid of some of those pesky scraps!!! Great idea. Love Sam xxx

Sandybee said...

Your ideas never cease to amaze Sue, this background is a "must try"

xx Sandra

nikkib said...

Fab card Sue, I saw this technique in a magazine not so long ago and it caught my eye then and the colours of your card really make the technique stand out..... I really need to get your DVD whenever I try its OOS so I need to look again..... hope you're enjoying being back in the UK despite the hot and humid weather... does nothing for me as I have MS, so its inside with the air con on..... x

Christine Harrop said...

Amazing background Sue. The colours are gorgeous and make a beautiful card. Christine xx

Phi said...

Wow now this one is stunning. So much work has gone into this one and I love the colours.

Susan White said...

Not sure about this card - it's all a bit busy for me I'm afraid! It would be great to have another DVD to add to my collection though!!

Thanks, Susan

Lizbet said...

I absolutely love the technique s used in this card I'm setting a day aside very soo to do this one. Your so inspirational sue and has certainly helped me to the next step in my crafting
Long may it continue
Lizbet

Lizbet said...

I absolutely love the technique s used in this card I'm setting a day aside very soo to do this one. Your so inspirational sue and has certainly helped me to the next step in my crafting
Long may it continue
Lizbet

Ita O'Byrne O'Keeffe said...

Hi Sue WOW WOW I never heard of this technique but it is fantastic,I just love the colours you used ,that custard is a lovely soft colour,and I for once have the Dies.
Smiles
Ita

Helen Barker said...

Absolutely fabulous background,so effective.The colour way is stunning too.
Helen BX

Vivi Morais said...

Great card for a man!!! I loved!! thanks!!!

Pat L said...

Hi Sue
Fab card and background, will definitely give the Bargello squares technique a try
Best wishes, Pat

Chrissie J Lui said...

Hi Sue Beautiful card. I love the background it's amazing. Also love the dies you have used.

Happy crafting
Chrissie x x x

Gail said...

Wow - what an unusual card and technique (you must have a lot of patience)!! - luv it xx GailT xx

Caron said...

Hello Sue. What a wonderful technique. Another amazing card today. Xx

Alison Scott said...

Wonderful background. A great technique.
Love the card.

Barbara said...

Lovely card Sue but I am finding the background a bit too much for me, just not my cup of tea! Would be fantastic if you were bringing out a new DVD!!!!!!

Jackie Durrant said...

Hi Sue, an amazing background, just love it. I often use my bits for serendipity panels but I will have to try this more structured bargello method next time. Love from Jackie D

Joan Donaldson said...

Hi Sue, was not totally sure about the background at the start, but by the time I got to the end it is beginning to grow on me. Great to see different techniques.

kimberley said...

Think this card is lovely-I had forgotten about you having this technique on your dvd-must try it again!,take care,x.

Vie Carter said...

Clever design and colours good together like this alot

Vie
x

carol e said...

Hi Sue, very interesting use of bits of paper. Love the outcome of the background

hazel said...

Hi Sue
Stunning card. Love the background effect it reminds me of quilting something i have never tried.
Have a lovely day
Take care
Hazel G

Janice K said...

Hi Sue, you did make me laugh referring to the bits and pieces that we don't throw away! You know us all too well! I love the look of the Bargello technique and really must make a point of having a go with it-so much easier than piecing individual squares together. Thank you for the great ideas. x

greendragon said...

Great colour combination toady Sue. I will have a go at using up some of MY 'can't throw it away' stash on a bargello background.

magpie said...

Hi Sue! Hello everyone! Gorgeous card Sue and love the technique. Yup, I'm sure we're all guilty of keeping leftover pieces just incase they "come in handy!" Great way to use them. It would be lovely if you could do a tutorial of the technique for those "confused brains cells that aren't getting enough fish!" Cough, cough....mine! Stunning card Sue, love it! xx Love Karen xx

sued99 said...

Love the background. Definitely going to try this.

Wilma Brown said...

Love this card, backgound amazing, ret of design beautiful. You never fail to come up with the goods.

Wilma xxx

Anonymous said...

Sue
Oh what a beautiful card. Another genius idea for backgrounds. That background would be a great idea for men's cards too...
Thanks and regards
Caroline MacH

Shazza said...

what a great idea, very effective. Fabulous card x

Lara B said...

Good evening Sue
Just caught up with your stunning creations posted since Friday... they're Beautiful!!!
Great techniques, colour combos etc!

Usually if I miss your gorgeous cards, it's because the internet is out of whack, but for the past few days, it's been me...not running at full speed! Lol!!
Thankfully things are looking up and I can't wait to see tomorrow's post!
Have a great evening
Lara xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the paper piecing ideas and the micro beads finish the card off beautifully.
Susan x

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning!! Love the background and the sentiment is beautiful.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Jane said...

Good idea for the scraps, yes Sue we all have the stash we can bear to get rid of lol. Love the colour combo.

Jane xx

jeffrey bubbles said...

Wow this is truly amazing. Love the background it is so different. Well done on another fabulous card Sue Kathy xxxxx

jennywren1947 said...

sue ove this card will really have 2 have a go
hugs chris x

Karen said...

What a brilliant idea for using up scraps. will definitely have to have a go at this.
Another fab creation
Luv
Karen xx

Anonymous said...

hello sue. what a lovely card made out of scraps of backing paper, i would never have thought of doing this, iv,e got loads of scraps so i know what i,ll be useing them for now, thank you for the tip. end result is lovely sue.
sending love from
christine c xx

Tracie Carmody said...

Love the card, particularly like the ribbon across the bottom, I am going to try to get that effect xx

Jean Deane said...

Hi Sue, great card with an amazing background something I must try one day. Thanks Sue.
Hugs
jean D

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card Sue xx Jan

Anonymous said...

I had forgoten about this background technique, thanks for reminding me Sue. This card looks so expensive, I love the colour scheme. Edwina

Crafty Lark said...

Waw, love this, the background is fab. xx Flora

cmu said...

Love the square technique - must try it sometime - i have so many scaps to use up!

nzillingworth said...

HI SUE
LOVE THE RUCKED UP RIBBON AAND TH BEADS ON THIS ONE . VERY NICE EFFECT THE BACK GROUND PAPER HAS.
BORN AGAIN SPELLBINDER
NADINE HUG XXX

salem said...

wow card

mazzer said...

Hi Sue. This is so pretty and the colors are great. That frill sets it off lovely.

Hugs
Marilyn
x

Diane Mortimer said...

Oooo a real vintage feel
Diane from Glasgow xx