Thursday, 31 January 2013

A brick in the wall ....

.... Jonathan came home last night and asked if I could decorate a brick for him!!!  Of course, I said yes - a brick!!!  Actually, it wasn't a real brick, just a cardboard one.  The project the team is working on have identified a number milestones and as each one is completed, the team responsible gets to decorate a brick - I think they are going to build a bridge!  I thought I'd have the weekend to to, but no, Jonathan had to take it to work with him this morning.  Here's what I came up with;


Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Thoughts and Prayers
Inks: Distress Stains - Tea Dye, Wild Honey; Stazon - Forest Green; Distress Pads - Antique Linen, Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels 25 (S5-077) #5
Accessories: Wax crayons and brown wrapping paper

I decided that I'd make the brick a wall.  I wrapped some brown paper around the box, drew on lots of bricks and simply painted the box with Distress Stains (makes is so quick and easy).    On the computer I typed up details of the stage completed using the font Castellar - which sort of looks like it's been engraved.  I cut this out using the largest of the Labels 25 dies and while in the die I added shading.  The intention was to make it look like an engraved plaque on a wall.  I randomly stamped the branch flourish all over the box using Stazon - as it works over the wax.  Here are a couple of different views of the "brick". 



I had lots of fun decorating this brick - and I hope to see a photo of the completed bridge.  That's all for now - I'm off to check Thursday challenges.

The weather here has been absolutely crazy.  Yesterday we reached a record high of 15°C and this morning (as I type) it's snowing and the temperature is -5°C (23°F)!!!  I think winter's back!  See you soon.

3 comments:

Stamps and Paper said...

What a good job you have done with the faux 'brick wall' very effective...

Anne

Kim Heggins said...

Simply amazing Deborah. You are so creative.

Amy V. said...

Your brick looks wonderful! How neat that your husband asked you to craft something for his office...that is quite a compliment!

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