Monday, August 16, 2010

Jammin' Good Trick!

This week's Queen for the Day at Splitcoaststampers is none other than Mothermark (aka Cindy Motherway).  I chose to case a card she made seen HERE.

This card uses the Modern Grid Technique...but Cindy refers to techniques as "tricks" because if she is issued a card challenge by her friends and it has the word "technique" in it, she runs away and hides.  Here is the way that it works:

-Stamp images randomly all over paper (strawberries)
-Mark a grid with pencil very lightly in even increments up and down the sides of the card on the edges (I used 1 inch)
-Go back with a black fine tip pen and ruler and start to make the grid:  Important Step!...when you are drawing and get to the image, stop your line, and continue on AFTER the image (don't draw through it!)
-Then go back and decorate the squares with doodling, or by coloring some in.  I stamped a little flower image from Pink Persimmon stamped in Antique Linen Distress ink

You get a card that kind of looks like tiles, but you don't have to use masking at all!

Cindy has the BEST sense of humor, so I didn't think she would mind if I sent her a jar full of jam WITH stems included...hee!


Julia Aston said...

what a great card Kelly! love the grid technique and that jar is just super!

Kristie Larsen said...

i love this look! Great techn...i mean trick! turned out great!