Tuesday 20 July 2021

Introducing Background Blocks Grid and and Diagonal Stripes

Good morning.

Two new stamps are revealed today at Uniko, both from the Background Blocks group. When I saw that Bev had released this first design, I was so pleased as I have been looking for some time for such a stamp to enable me to create this pixilated effect.


On a panel of MM paper, I stamped the grid in Altenew's Limestone ink, then stamped and masked this bunch of Cosmos flowers. Using my Zig watercolor markers, I painted each little square. It's a painstaking technique but I love the effect. As it's quite a busy panel I decided to just trim it and mount on a white linen effect base card and a simple sentiment strip from Pure Florals Peony, all on pads.

This a CASe of a card I made more than a couple of years ago using the BB Bold Stripes and the Pure Florals - Gerbera. Stamped image coloured with Copics, masked then over stamped in grey with the BB Diagonal Stripes. A few sequins and sentiment added complete.

Why not check out the rest of the team for more ideas?

Julie -that's me

Don't forget to leave a comment as you visit the BAs as Bev is choosing random comments on the lead up to release day for the chance to win some Uniko goodies!

I'd like to join in over at:-

edited 22/7 (thanks Loll)


  1. Wow Jules! The pixelated effect is amazing! You have lots of patience for this one. Love the bold diagonal with the floral too. X

  2. Oh, both your cards are fabulous, such labour of love painting all the squares, but such stunning effect! Love the elegance of the grey stripes with the wonderful pink gerbera!

  3. Had to come see how you made the first card--totally wows me! Love the 2nd one, too!

  4. Your mosaic watercolor flower is amazing... and quite an eye-catcher!

  5. Like both cards. Both really striking.

  6. Both cards are wonderful, but the pixelated one is just so different and that’s great to see.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  7. Awesome coloring and designs! Great way to use these new stamps!

  8. So creative and gorgeous! Love your cards!

  9. LOVE your pixalated card Jules. The colours are so beautiful and well worth the time to colour all those squares. What a cool technique and set of stamps to help with it! Love your sweet daisy with the striped background. FYI ... this month's The Flower Challenge is about stripes so you might want to enter ... closes on the 25th. xx

  10. Oh my goodness you won me with my favourite flower the Gerbera and that amazing background then to see that pixilated flower stamped image. My goodness I have been looking for a stamp like this to try the same idea since forever. Stunning card looks amazing, hats off to you brilliant. Thank you for joining us at the The Flower Challenge

  11. Wow!! Stunning cards!!! I just love them both! The mix of geometric and flowers is amazing!! Wonderful inspiration!! Stay safe! :)

  12. It seems like I remember you doing a pixilated card before, Julie, and was enthralled by it. This has much smaller squares and I can see how much time it would take but so worth it. Gorgeous card. On the other end of the spectrum is your lovely rather CAS card. I love the bright pink against the gray stripes. Thanks for sharing that card with us at The Flower Challenge.

  13. Painstaking indeed! This is very pretty - thank you for sharing it with us at Addicted to CAS. xoxo Fran


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