Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Deb's July ATC

 
 
 
Once again, I have had a little play with some leftovers from my sketch sample page for July, to make another ATC. I sure am enjoying creating "small" and was thinking I might just include these little cards into some Project Life type scrapping.
 
 

This time I have had some fun creating a little brickwork background.
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Starting with a 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" scrap of the reverse side of Prima Lifetime Dolce paper.
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I've then used Tim Holtz Frayed Burlap distress paint to swipe "little bricks" in a brickwork pattern, starting off the top of the atc and continuing off the bottom.
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Then when dry, I've gone back over swiping with Antique Linen distress paint - brushing over the first lot of bricks and in-betweens as well.
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After it was all very dry, I've doodled in my brickwork with an American Crafts fine point slick writer. Probably best not too think to hard about the pattern - just very random little bricks.
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I've cut the word "hope" and a key from the Dolce paper and added a quote using Prima Lifetime alpha stickers. A little bunch of flowers and some twine, vintage photo distress stain around the distressed edge and pop it all onto a piece of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" scrap of kraft cardstock.
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and it's done.
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The border I created on my sketch sample page gave me the idea to go a bit further with the "brickwork".
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Don't forget to play along with this month's sketch challenge.
We would love to see your creations.

 
 


2 comments:

Lizzy Hill said...

I really, really like this...stunning looking & such a FUN way of making the bg...TFS :):):)

Julia said...

That's so neat Deb...I love your "brickwork" ..must have a try at doing it. Thanks for sharing!