ID: MC Aug 16 - Brick Wall - Just Living Is Not Enough card
size: 5"w x 7"h

Created: July 31, 2016

My turn on the Quietfire Creations blog and I was in a little slump. Didn't know what direction to go in. Nothing was inspiring me... I recently picked up the stencil from Crafter's Workshop "Tuscan Wall" and went from there. I think the brick wall symbolizes a bit of my depression... And this is something very rare for me - to analyze my creations.

I'm using a quote stamp from Quietfire Design  

("Just Living is Not Enough"); 


Scored and side folded my white cardstock.

Masked off the parts of the stencil I wasn't using. Sponged Distress "Old Paper" all over the brick wall part. Then went over some areas with a dirty brown sponge.

Masked off everything but the ivy on the stencil and sponged with "Mowed Lawn".

Used my hard rubber mallet to emboss the brick wall (Taylored Expressions "Bricks") here and there.

Stamped the quote using Versafine Black Onyx and clear embossed.

Die cut the flower spring (Memory Box "Honey Blossom"). Sponged "Mustard Seed" and "Wild Honey" on the flowers and "Forest Moss" on the leaves and stem. Adhered to card.

Die cut a bunch of tiny butterflies (Memory Box "Butterfly Delights") from some Brusho colored watercolor paper I had in my stash.

As a final touch added some Stickles dry glitter "Thistle" to the centers of the flowers with a Quickie Glue pen.

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