A bit of friendly argy bargello!

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At Craft Your Passion this week the challenge is Patchwork Backgrounds.We have the fabulous The Sugar Kissed Cottage as our sponsor too.Head on over to check how to play and win.Don’t forget to take a look at the DT inspiration,they’ve done a wonderful job.

Perhaps before I get on to my card I need to explain my post title first 😉 Argy bargy is slang in the UK for well er… let’s say a lively discussion!(Polite term for an argument)But as you can see these girls are friends coupled with the fact that I’ve used the Bargello Technique for the background 🙂

Now for the card details.I’ve used the sweet Best Friends by The Sugar Kissed Cottage and coloured them with Copic Ciao Markers onto hammered texture card as I thought it would suit this vintage style image well.You do have to be a little careful tho’ as the Copics can be absorbed by it and bleed so you have to try not to over saturate.After trimming I cut freehand around the top not only to give a softer look to the sky but so that you can see a little more of the backing piece.This is the first time I’ve used this technique and I’m fairly pleased how it’s turned out.Altho’ on closer inspection I could’ve lined the strips up a little better … Ooops!Did I say that out loud?Don’t look too closely!I dug out some double sided adhesive sheets that I rarely use and the papers were a magazine freebie plus I adhered the cut pieces of paper to some copy paper so it was quite cost effective all round.I think the trick is to use papers with a small pattern and have at least one block colour.I’ve kept the rest of the card fairly simple with some coordinating card and just to fancy it up a bit I used a MArtha Stewart PATP set on the kraft card them attached it to a shop bought card blank.I printed the sentiment onto another piece of the hammered card to match then used another Martha Stewart punch to create a tab.For the finishing touched I added some crochet lace and a wooden flower embellishment with a pearl brad placed in the centre.

Supplies :

Image :  Best Friends by The Sugar Kissed Cottage 
Colouring Medium : Copic Ciao Markers
Sentiment : Made by me
Papers & Card : DP A past My Minds Eye freebie from Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine,Bazzil Basics,Papermania 12 x 12 Kraft Pack,Hammered card from Southfield Textured 12 X 12 pack,Craft UK Limited 6 x 6 Kraft Card Blank
Tools : X-Cut Guillotine,Fiskars 30cm  Euro Personal Paper Trimmer,Martha Stewart Embroidered Floral PATP Set,Martha Stewart Cherish Edger Punch
To Embellish : cArt-Us Fantasy Circles Tiny Wooden Shapes,Papermania Pearl Brads Pinks,Crochet Lace from stash


Some challenges this is for :

Creative Corner : Anything Goes
Delicious Doodles : All About the Scenery
Sister Act Card Challenge : Anything Goes
Crafts and Me : Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew : The Great Outdoors
Through The Craft Room Door : Always Anything Goes
C is for Challenge : Flowers
Crafty Bloggers Network : Metal
Digi Makeover Challenge : Anything Goes
Lexi’s Creations : For a Friend
Card and Scrap : Use lace or ribbon
Creative Inspirations Paint MonthlyAnything Goes
Emma’s Cards UK : Lace & Pearls
One Crazy Stamper :  Kraft Color Challenge
Oozak : Anything Goes With Girlie Theme 
The Crafter’s Cafe Challenge : Anything Goes


Thanks for looking

Lisa x

16 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. basslady
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 13:02:03

    your card is such an eye-candy!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi (GD this week on lexi’s creations challenge)


  2. Sylv
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 17:57:56

    Fabulous card, love the argy bargy going on and the fabulous colours. Thank you for joining us for the Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge.

    Sylv xx
    Crafty Bloggers Network DT


  3. Michelle
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 21:38:52

    The bargello background is great, and I love the crochet trim – thanks for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network.


  4. Tammy
    Jul 13, 2013 @ 23:22:27

    A very pretty card. The first word that came to mind was dainty..with all that lace. You did a great job with your patchwork background.
    thanks for joining us at Creative Corner Challenges this week.
    Tammy DT


  5. marshallgal
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 04:56:15

    Wow, I am LOVING this card. The bargellos technique, the colors, and the adorable image with your very detailed coloring. Beautiful job! Thanks so much for joining us at CI Paints!


  6. Avril Watson
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 06:53:28

    Fabulous card, those two, look like they are really getting into it, love you background hun, great all round, thank you for playing along with us at Delicious Doodles this week, good luck xxx


  7. Avril Watson
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 06:55:38

    Back again, still loving the card, LOL. just back to thank you for playing along with us at Emma’s Crafty Challenge this month, good luck xxx


  8. jane
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 07:15:32

    A gorgeous card, love the technique and the colours you’ve used. Thank you for joining in Emma’s Crafty Challenge, good luck


  9. Anna
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 09:25:03

    Dear Lisa, this is such a sweet card, love this vintage image and the idea of the background is amazing! I would like to thank you that you entered my new challenge blog ‘C… is for Challenge’. Thank you for your trust and I wish you good luck in the draw!
    Hugs from Poland,
    Anna xxx


  10. mel
    Jul 14, 2013 @ 16:00:54

    what a great way of doing the background…love it

    thanks for taking part at CREATIVE CORNER CHALLENGES

    Love Mel xxx


  11. Samantha Casey
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 03:51:46

    Amazing job! Thanks for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!



  12. Rachel Taylor
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 10:34:30

    what a lovely cute card I like the image you have used and your back ground has worked out well thanks for sharing with lexi’s creations this week happy crafting to you
    Rachel DT http://blossomcards.blogspot.co.uk/


  13. taniaj
    Jul 15, 2013 @ 17:32:51

    Stunning card love the image and all the layers your metal work is wonderful.Thanks for joining us at Crafty Bloggers network with our Metal Magic challenge Hugs Tania xx (DT)


  14. Joan
    Jul 17, 2013 @ 17:52:41

    Great card and love the image. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Bloggers Network.

    Joan x


  15. Debbie Fisher
    Jul 20, 2013 @ 21:52:24

    Beautifully designed card, thank you for joining us at Emmas crafty challenge xx


  16. cardsnchocs
    Aug 03, 2013 @ 09:07:19

    Fabulous design, beautifully done. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT


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