Tuesday, June 18, 2013

FM114, CCMC256



Today's card features a new-to-me technique.  The brick wall!  I've seen this technique before, but never really felt like trying it... too lazy I guess!  I was spurred on to try it at The Friday Mashup!  Their challenge this week was a sketch or the brick wall technique... or a mashup of both!  I went with the colour challenge at Create With Connie and Mary.  It's really beautiful!


I chose to mashup my challenge and do the sketch along with the brick wall technique.  It turned out perfectly using my CCMC colour combo as well.


Since I don't know yet what I will be using this card for, I went with no sentiment, instead opting to use a row of pearls.  I stamped my main image on First Edition DSP, and after cutting my 'bricks', I sponged them all with Early Espresso ink, mounted them on Very Vanilla, which I adhered to some Island Indigo DSP for a tiny border, and then finally adhered to Early Espresso CS.  I used my Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch for a tiny peek of Island Indigo at the bottom.  Using my Early Espresso and Summer Starfruit markers to colour my image was a cinch and couldn't have worked out any nicer.  I love the look of it stamped on the First Edition.

Thanks for taking the time to look!  Leave me a comment.... I read and appreciate each and every one of them!  Have a great day!

9 comments:

Mary Brown said...

My...oh my...WOWZA!!! Your 'brick' panel is just incredible! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Deb said...

Great technique!! Love the stamps you paired with it, too! So beautiful!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Margaret Raburn said...

Outstanding card using the challenge colors! The added dimension this technique gives to this card is just super! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!

Heidi Baks said...

Beautiful, Anita! I love the combo of large floral image and text DSP. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

Anonymous said...

Awesome card. What is the source of the flower image?

~Erica~ said...

Wow! This is stunning! I like how the image is soft... great job on a hard technique! Thanks for playing at TFMU! :-)

Anita Krul said...

Anonymous - The image is the Inspired by Nature stamp set from Stampin' Up! It is only available in the digital form anymore. The actual stamp set is now retired. It's a beautiful set isn't it?

Anita Krul said...

Thank you everybody for your kind comments!

Tim Greutman said...

Very pretty card great job!