Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Here's a fun technique ...

This week's CCEE Stamper's Challenge is a technique challege called Modern Grid. This is a new technique to me and I just LOVE IT!!! So easy and great results!

This challenge was hosted by Dawn Lusk and here is the way you do the technique in Dawn's words:

If you haven’t tried this technique before it is pretty easy to do, here's how:

1. Stamp your image or images randomly over your card
2. Now take a ruler and black marker and draw lines equally spaced vertically and horizontally. Make sure you stop your line when you get to the stamped image and then start again on the other side of the image.
3. Add dots or doodles to some of the squares. You can also color in some squares if you desire. You could also add smaller image stamps that suit the theme or words too. You can see what I mean about other images and words by one I did when I first learnt this technique

My main image is a $1 image by Sugarloaf that I found in the $1 bin at Pat Catan's. I stamped it using Versafine Black and embossed it using Detail Clear embossing powder before adding my "Modern Grid" lines with a Creative Memories fine tip black marker & metal ruler. I colored in the image using SU watercolor pencils & blender pen ... added the Rubber Stampede musical notes and Inkadinkado birthday sentiment.

I had this scrap piece of Cuttlebugged white background which I colored using blue & green chalk and cotton balls. The pretty in pink matting was a scrap piece as was the ivory cardstock I stamped my main image on. My ribbon is by May Arts and I used Bow Easy to make my bow.

Please give this technique a try ... I just know you'll be impressed with how easy it is to do and the dimension you'll achieve. Thanks for stopping by today! Hope the sun is shining in your corner of the world!!!


  1. This is so pretty, Dar! My lines would NOT be straight or even if I tried this! LOL

  2. I've never seen this technique before. Cool!

  3. I have never seen this before! It's s cool technique, and your card is really spectacular!

  4. Beautiful! Can you tell I'm going down the line today - you're so prolific it's hard for me to keep up - LOL! Love the image of course and the pink and green together is another love. Your little girl by the sea is beautiful also. Love your work Darlene!


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