Monday, January 9, 2012

The Best of 2011 Techniques

I am excited to announce that I will be joining my good friends Holly and Joan as a Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge Hostess for 2012! And today I am hosting a "Best of 2011" Challenge. Come on over to the TLC forum and play along! There are 52 challenges to choose from; something for everyone!
I chose TLC313 Bargello Design for my background. I love this technique! It gives me a chance to use several different designer papers (and I have oodles!). Joan has a wonderful tutorial on her blog that shows how easy this technique is. It takes a little time, but I love the effect! Try it! If you are like me, I know you have enough paper out there!

My images are Coffee Girl by Hambo Stamps. She is one of my all-time favorite Hambo digital images! Speaking of Hambo Stamps, there is a Design Team Call going on right now through January 18th! We would love to have you apply! Get the DEETS HERE. 

On another fun note, my "Out With the Old, In With the Newt" Hambo Stamps card won Top Three over at Come and Get It Challenges! Woo!

Have a great day!
Other challenges for this card:
Creative Inspirations Paint - Something Old (buttons & twill)
Dream Valley Challenges - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
One Stitch At A Time - Use Embellishments
Sparkles Forum - Anything BUT a Christmas Card 
Allsorts - Paper Piecing 

Stamps: Coffee Girl by Hambo Stamps
Paper: Kraft, Riding Hood Red, GP White, DP from stash
Ink: Twin Touch & Copic markers
Accessories: PTI twine, cardboard heart, buttons, May Arts twine, Spellbinders dies
Techniques: Bargello Design, paper piecing


  1. Wonderful card in every way, Karin. The colors and patterns of your paper tiles look terrific together! With the ivory embellishments, your little girl is darling! So is the sentiment - cute as can be! Now I'm off to see the tutorial you've recommended. Thanks again, Karin, for an inspirational card

  2. This is just too cute, and I can totally relate. The colors and pattern you picked are perfect for this theme.

  3. Hi Judy,
    Oh this is just Gorgeous!!! Love the adorable image, the dps, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Forum and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  4. Love your card. The background is neat! You did a great job! What a great way to use up scrap paper. Will have to try this. it has been a loooong time since I have done this technique.

  5. Very cool card love the colours used. Great to have you play along with us at One Stitch at a time this week.
    Carol Ann xx

  6. Your card and paper piecing is really effective Judy.

    Thanks so much for joining in my Paper Piecing theme at Allsorts this week, good luck and hope to see you again.

    B x

  7. Great card!

    Thank you for joining us at Sparkles for our “Anything but a Christmas card” Challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon, good luck in the draw

    Shaz x

  8. AAAACK! I love this card! What a super cool use of that technique!!
    And the main image--yeah, love that too!
    WONDERFUL card, Judy!

  9. Love this fab card, very trendy look to it, thanks for sharing it with us at Dream Valley.xx

  10. This is beyond cute! Love her, her crazy hair and the fun cup you gave her :)

  11. Fab card - love the cute image and the background is gorgeous! Might have to give that technique a go :o)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  12. this is so cute! I love the technique you used for the background. What a great way to use up scraps!

  13. I love the colours of your card..
    Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT for our 3 embellishments challenge.
    Good Luck !
    Hope to see you back next week ;O)
    Choccy x

  14. Wow! I love that effect too! Wonderful background! It looks good like this, but I can totally see it with some wild animals or something too! Just stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at Gingerloft!
    Karen C (Gingerloft DT)

  15. love the fun background! thanks for joining us at Gingerloft!

  16. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations paints challenge this week!
    Good luck!
    Love, Kianel.

  17. Cool card ... I LOVE your DP technique on your BG! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley - good luck in the draw!


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