Monday, January 18, 2010

painted wall

Hey, bloggers. Happy Monday. This morning I made a card for the technique challenge on SCS, which was a brick wall. There is a tutorial if you want to try it.

I started with a piece of Basic Gray paper (confused, I think) and dry brushed some acrylic paint (apple parchment) over it to change the texture and color. Then I stamped a stamp from ferns (SU) in black stazon. To form the bricks, I drew pencil lines 1/2" apart and then vertically 1" apart. After cutting them all apart, I sponged the edges with chocolate chip ink and glued them to a piece of chocolate chip cardstock. I added more sponging and randomly stamped my favorite itty bitty backgrounds stamp in chocolate chip for a more rugged feel. I layered this all on a piece of black cardstock.

Now here's where I ran into some trouble. I was going to put the twill on the left side, but when I glued it down, I accidently had the cardstock turned the wrong way and it ended up on the right side instead. I'm not happy with that, but at that point, I couldn't change it without doing the whole brickwork over -- nuh uh! NOT gonna happen! So, instead I stamped the sentiment on the left and added the brads. I know it looks OK, but to me, it just doesn't feel right this way. What do you think?

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have a wonder-filled week.


Starla said...

Don't you just hate when things get turned around?!! This is a technique that I've been wanting to try....someday!! Like your take....and I have to admit...I think I'd like the twill better on the other side too, but good save!!

Diane said...

Oh it's beautiful!!!

Betty Wright said...

Love the faux brick look, Melody! Lovely card!

Carolyn said...

Melody, what a beautiful card, and so much work went into it. The bricks look like they were printed on the paper. Fantastic job. Thank you so much for the birthday wish. It was very much appreciated.
Hugs xx

Archana said...

Awesome... Love your card.. This looks fantastic.. tfs.. loved it!