Wednesday, July 30, 2008

BAROQUE MOTIFS GRID TECHNIQUE

This card uses this week's Color Challenge #177 on SCS of Groovy Guava, Whisper White, and Sahara Sand, along with the Grid Technique for a faux tile look. I have been wanting to try this technique for so long, and I think Baroque Motifs is the perfect stamp set for it. The results remind me of tiled kitchen backsplash. HERE is a wonderful Grid Technique Tutorial by Beate Johns.

Besides the obvious ...
* I scored the Whisper White CS every 1/2" before stamping the Baroque Motifs images so the faux grout lines stay white.
* The flower image on the Sahara Sand background piece was stamped in Versamark.
* There are two Groovy Guava small ovals staggered behind the Whisper White oval with the sentiment stamped in Groovy Guava.
* Overall card size is 5 1/4" x 5 1/4".
RECIPE
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Groovy Guava Prints DP, Groovy Guava, Whisper White, and Sahara Sand CS
Ink: Sahara Sand, Groovy Guava, and Versamark
Embellishments: Groovy Guava Double Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Self Adhesive Half Pearls (non-SU)
Tools: Small Oval Punch, Scor-Pal (non-SU)
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

25 comments:

Melissa said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning Nancy!

Many Blessings,
M.

Dottie K. said...

Oh Nancy this is beautiful. Love the colors and those pearls in the center just add the right touch. I'm sorry I didn't get the ATG gun sooner with all the scrapbooking I do. Have a great day! Dottie :)

Dawn Easton said...

Simply GORGEOUS Nancy! I love it! Isn't that grid technique easy but fun?!
Have a fab day my friend!

Toni said...

OMG! this is awesome! the colors are perfect! i bet this was fun to make. Another Nancy Riley beautiful creation!!!

Mauna said...

Another yummy card Nancy!!! The grid technique is perfect with the baroque motifs. Us non convention girls will have to keep the blog waves busy!!LOL

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is just beautiful!!!

Allison said...

This is gorgeous! What a great CC this week.

Rhonda said...

WOW! This is a fabulous card! Awesome technique. TFS

rachele said...

Nancy, this card is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Very impressive!

Emily said...

Wow! Nancy, this is gorgeous! I love the layout! Awesome card! TFS!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Your color challenge card is absolutely beautiful Nancy! :D

LaurieF said...

This is gorgeous Nancy. I love the scored grid pattern with that stamped image. Beautiful pearl accents.

mochamama said...

Nancy this is a beauitful card. Love the grid pattern!

Anonymous said...

Nancy, back from Italy and it was amazing! I went onto your blog first to see what you are up to and WOW, look at your recent work, truly amazing! I love this one with the scor-pal. Hope all is well, we will catch up soon. Off to work! ...Wendy

leanne said...

Wow! What a beautiful card. I love that image with the grid. It looks so pretty. The pearls are the perfect touch.

leanne said...

Wow! What a beautiful card. I love that image with the grid. It looks so pretty. The pearls are the perfect touch.

Lori said...

This is beautiful! I have used this technique making diaganol score marks and the baroque stamp set. This is my favorite stamp set!

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Nancy, Stunning card! LOVE your beautiful design and colors.

Hope you are enjoying your week!

Hugs, Jennifer :)

Two Happy Stampers said...

I love your card! It reminds me of beautiful tile work on the back of a kitchen wall. It's beautiful!

Lynn said...

This is beautiful! The baroque swirl is perfect for that technique...it really looks like tile. Love all the pearls!

Abra Leah Cross said...

I've seen several attempts at this technique and I never really got it until now - yours actually LOOKS like tile! You did a beautiful job! Now I guess I'll have to try it. :)

Ashley said...

You are amazing! Love this one too! You are SO TALENTED!

JenMarie said...

OMGosh, L O V E this!!!

Kim Gasper said...

So pretty, Nancy!

fran said...

Gorgeous! Great technique! Love the little details on the flowers.