Saturday, 24 October 2020

2020 Topic #18 Geometric with EEV (by Miriam Grazier)

    2020 Topic 18: Geometric


Miriam is right; geometry creates a satisfying order and her grid formation of stamping makes for a pleasing effect. Repeated stamping takes a steady hand but is a great way to make a creative background for a beautiful card.
~ Keren.

Hi everyone, it's Miriam with you today, and I'd like to share with you a simple but elegant card using a geometric shape to create a modern look.

I love symmetry in my crafting, it creates an order to my makes.  Using Ellen Vargo stamps made creating a geometrical card simple but effective.


I love the carved look of the Ellen Vargo stamps and they work so well with the geometric theme.


I didn't want too much white space in the background and so I painted a layer of Concrete on my panel first.  This still created the look of a blank background without the stark colour of white.


I also tried to add more depth by stamping with Concrete before I stamped the Ellen Vargo carved image.  I liked this, but decided to use the panel that I created without the background stamping for my finished project.  It definitely showed that the panel design could be 'stepped up' in different ways.


I added a border using another of Ellen's amazing stamps, this time stamped in midnight.





I stamped the flower twice and painted using Tinned Peas, Ochre and a touch of Smoke Paprika.  I really liked the touch of Smoked Paprika on the petals.


I found it therapeutic creating a geometric design and I really enjoyed it.  Using the Ellen Vargo collection also meant that I was able to create a background quickly, so this would be great for batch making cards.  With the festive season coming up this would also be a great idea to create a set of gift cards or notecards to give as gifts.  I would also love to use this design on a cushion cover, I think it would look great.

I really hope that I have inspired you to try this yourself.  I think it would look great with all sorts of shapes and plan to try circles next. 

Thank you for joining me this evening.

Miriam



4 comments:

Helen said...

Love it Miriam!

Miriam said...

Thanks Helen

Dawn Sirdefield said...

Wow Miriam, that looks fabulous. Love it. Xx

Dianne said...

Love it! Well done Mim xx

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