Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cracked and Bricked

I'm happy to report that yesterday I managed to create a birthday card that is also OK for Grungy Monday Challenge 34, and the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.
The lovely Linda Ledbetter of GM, asked us to do something that incorporates Tim's crackle resist technique.  And over at Simon Says, we're to do a piece inspired by a song title.

I know this is not a card for everyone, but I'm pretty sure its recipient will like it.  It's grungy and graffiti inspired.



It started with black cardstock, which I embossed with Tim's bricked embossing folder.  I then applied a coat of antique linen distress crackle paint, thick in some areas, thin in others, just like Tim demonstrated in the video.  While the paint was still wet I removed some around the bricks so they'd be more recognizable as bricks.  Then I just sat and waited for the paint to dry and the crackling to begin.

I added some shreds of 7 Gypsies tissue paper to look like the remnants of posters on the wall.  Adhered them with Ranger's Glue N Seal and being tissue paper, they really did kind of "melt" into the wall.

The writing, deliberately wonky (well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it), was done by dabbing black paint through Tim's stencil type.

The shadow of the woman staring at the wall is actually a Wendy Vecchi stamp, from her Regal Art set.

As for the song title.....are you old enough to guess, LOL?  Well, it's Another Brick in the Wall, by Pink Floyd, released in 1979.  And now you have a pretty good idea of just how old I am!

23 comments:

Dorothy said...

Thats really cool!!!!

Amalia said...

Love this piece! Great job.

Sue West said...

That is such a great card.
Sue :)

julie c said...

Very cool Eileen!!

Alicia said...

Oh How cool! I LOVE the way you did the bricks! Sadly, I think you aged me as well as I surely do remember the song when it came out, LOL *Hugs*

Anita Houston said...

So cool Eileen! It's unique and original and fun!

Helen said...

I love the ard and remember the song well.

Patzee said...

Wow! What a wonderful example of Wall Art. I love the look of the weathered poster text.

Trish Latimer said...

The texture on this is so cool! Love it!

Tammy D said...

I love it! Very cool!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

VERY masculine looking and hip!! I like it!!!! GREAT job as always!!!

Linda Ledbetter said...

How incredibly cool, Eileen! I love the edgy look you created-- graffiti elegance!!!

Oh, boy, do I ever remember "The Wall." Loved it! Still do, actually....

Vic said...

I love it!

Minxy said...

very cool indeed

Candy C said...

Eileen...love your card! Really cool background that looks like an old brick alley wall with graffiti on it! Great job! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Dawn said...

Love the card.

suzieq23 said...

right up there with ya! know the song very well (cant believe I can remember it cause everything else is just a blur these days!) great card and may try it myself with of course my own "spin" on it!!!

craftyM said...

Ha! At first glance I came to the blog to check this out thinking it was a cool WALLS page... guess it could be!!!!
Nice job, my friend... I"m sure having a fun time with YOUR Walls book...
Marita

Lori said...

Cracked and Bricked could be the title of a rap song...just sayin'.
Very cool technique, and it looks fab on that card!
Oh, get this, my security phrase is "sucktat". Definitions are roaring thru my brain, but none that are publishable. LOL

Gillian .... said...

Very cool Eileen, love the cracked brick effect.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

SO cool!!! I love the bricks and the shadow of the person. Love this concept : )

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-Sarah

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LaStamper said...

I haven't checked for a while and I'm so impressed with this card and the crackle paint, tissue paper and stamp. It is splendid.

Sarah said...

really great creative fun - and rather urban too!Looks just fabulous...thanks so much for joining in The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. Sarah.