Welcome to our Technique Blog Hop! This month there are 13 of us highlighting the make your own 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 to Debi Barber's blog. 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 Tonya's Blog, you are on the right track!
I chose to do the original layout with out using the example stamp set on page 91. The stamp set is great to make the diamond shape to get your argyle going, but it is not limited to that stamp set. So I used the cricut to make sure I had nice straight even diamonds, and for added dimension I threw in some stitching.
|I started by using triangle I cut off of the cricut using the art philosophy cartridge. This same type of triangle is perfect for banners.This triangle is <Banner4> and I make it 1.5"|
|I think took the triangles and lined them up to make diamonds. To give it a little variance I had the diamonds alternation in placement and in design. As shown above.|
To make this layout I used the following Close To My Heart Supplies.
Cricut Art Philosophy Collection: Z1686
Elemental Level 2 paper pack: X7141B
Elemental Complements dimensional elements: X7141C
Natural embroidery floss assortment: Z1096
Pewter designer brads: Z1146
Thanks for stopping by! Please continue onto Rachel'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!
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