It's another Sunday!! Gee do ya think I could EVER pick another post day? This weeks sketch challenge made me think immediately of a brick wall. Now, anyone that follows my blog knows a simple paper wall just wouldn't do. I created 2 versions of this wall using embossing paste and a cardstock template. I translated the size of the bricks using a ruler to best fit my square card front. Next I recreated the "sketch" using my KNK Groove die cutter software. I cut the template out of 120# cardstock. This weight gave me a little deeper grid. Using a spatchula (sp), I applied the embossing paste over the entire template/grid and made sure I left some raised sections on each brick to simulate real bricks. The terracotta colored bricks were made by dying the white paste with SU reinkers ( 3 drops really rust, 1 drop chocolate chip). Gesso was painted on some of the terracotta brick for an "old brick" effect. The sketch challenge details can be found HERE. Below are the 2 versions of my card and a few closeups.
Paper: 7 Gypsies "Umbria", SU Really Rust, Neenah Solar Crest #120
Ink: SU Rally Rust, Ranger "Vintage Photo" and "Rusty Hinge", White Gesso
Copic Markers ( E95, YR21, YG11, YG99, YG17)
Other: Prima Roses, MM frame, computer generated sentiment, Sizzix (acetate flourishes), Sizzix vine
Butterfly from Michael's (airbrushed), Kaiser pearls, airbrushed gems, Stickles (diamond).
Thanks for looking and have a great week!