Monday, 17 October 2016

2016 #20 Flower Grid {by Helen Chilton}

2016 Topic 120: Squares and Grids

Hi everyone Helen here. 
Tonight I'd like to share with you a post about making grids.

I decided to do something bright and cheerful and also easy. Stamping a picture, colouring it and then cutting it into mini squares is a great way to produce lots of tiny pieces of art very quickly. Each square is complete in its own right. I made sure that the collage was fairly dense - ie. lots of flowers and leaves in a small area, so I didn't end up with any squares that were empty.


Stamp a collage onto a small piece of card and also onto a Stampbord tile using Kay's new stamps, EKC03:



Paint with Fresco paints. I used Bougainvillea, Zesty Zing, Limelight, Hey Pesto and Captain Peacock:


Cut the card into inchies - you'll have more than you need.


Etch highlights into the Stampbord:


Cut a piece of deep pink card layered onto lime green and deep turquoise. Place the tile in the middle and arrange the inchies round the edge:


To finish off, layer onto a white card panel and stamp the text and pattern (taken from the bobble flower stem) in black round the edges. Add embellishments:


You can see here that I've added Glossy Accents to the Stampbord tile:


And there you have it, a simple grid technique that is quick and easy, yet effective. Obviously you can vary the sizes of the squares or even use different shapes to make your grid - try circles or hexagons for example. You'll be surprised how one larger piece of art can be so easily cut down into many smaller pieces without having to add extra details. 
So go on,get out your punches or dies to see what shapes you've got. and have a go.

Great grid Helen, love how you have combined the Stampboard and inchies and rearranged them, that really makes for interesting lines and directions. ~Darcy

We would love to see how you interpret this Squares and Grids topic by linking what you make to our 2016 Challenge #20: Squares and Grids, on this page HERE.
All of our bloggers love to see your twist on their ideas, particularly if you were inspired directly by their post. 
All links go in the draw to win a £50 voucher to spend on products of your choice from the PaperArtsy online store. The Squares and Grids link will close 17:00 (London Time) Sunday, Oct 30th 2016. The winner will be announced 2 hours later at 19:00.

17 comments:

Helen said...

what a beautiful grid, and it could be adapted to so many ideas.

Lauren Hatwell said...

So effective. It really makes a lovely card. Lx

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This really looks amazing! Definitely going to give this a try! Chrisx

rachel said...

awesome - I love this to bits x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This really looks amazing! Definitely going to give this a try! Chrisx

Inky and Quirky Designs said...

Oooh beautiful, really effective and striking Helen :)
Hugs
Donna xx

craftimamma said...

Love this Helen! Wonderful collage for the inches and Stampbord is one of my favourite substrates. Gorgeous colours too!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

craftimamma said...

Love this Helen! Wonderful collage for the inches and Stampbord is one of my favourite substrates. Gorgeous colours too!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Hazel Agnew said...

Fabulous! Love the colours and design is great. Wonderful idea! Xx

Linda said...

I love this idea xx

Craftychris said...

Fabulous! Glorious colours and such a cool design. Love it! xxx

Kirsten said...

That is lovely. The bright colours are fab & I love the grid.

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Beautiful card, fabulous the grid and great design. xx

Miriam said...

Lovely project - so colourful!

Julie Ann Lee said...

So pretty, bright and cheerful! A lovely, fresh idea! xx

Anneke said...

Very inspirational, beautiful project!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Beautiful!

Lucy x

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