Thursday, June 13, 2013

Bricks and a Sketch for Friday Mashup

** Before I get to the Friday Mashup post I'd just like to say that my heart is with Colorado right now. I spent my teen years growing up in Colorado Springs and for the 2nd time in a year the region is being devastated by a wildfire. The Black Forest Fire, which started on Tuesday, has now become the most destructive fire in Colorado's history. I have friends and family that have been evacuated or are waiting to see if the fire is going to turn in their direction and it's very scary. My thoughts go out to everyone affected by the current fires in the state and if you can donate something to help, please visit . Care and Share have been doing an amazing job helping the firefighters, first responders and people affected by the fires, all from donations from the amazing people choosing to help. Stay strong Colorado.**

Todays Friday Mashup challenge is brought to us by Tara. She wants us to give the brick wall technique a try, and to also use the sketch she provided!

I had never done or heard of this technique, so I looked it up on Splitcoaststampers. You can find it HERE. It definitely gives a neat effect but I cant lie, I found the work a bit tedious and since I have some fine motor skill issues, handling the small sections you cut out was a bit of a problem for me. BUT at least I can say I tried the technique and conquered it, so thank you Tara for the challenge!

I used the sketch also and kept it very simple, only adding some Gingham Garden DSP across the bottom and some Daffodil Delight ribbon across the middle. The bright colors are perfect for a summer birthday, so I added a birthday sentiment at the bottom!

Make sure you head over to The Friday Mashup to see what the rest of the design came up with for this technique and sketch!

  1. Create a project using the "Sketch".
  2. Create a project using the "Brick Wall Technique".
  3. Or Mash it Up and create a project using the "Sketch with the Brick Wall Technique".

Supplies used(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Stamps: Upsy Daisy (retired), Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink: Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot, Framelits Bitty Banners, Daffodil Delight Ribbon, sponge, dimensionals


  1. Wow! Your card is amazing! I have never heard of the brick technique but I love it. I am going to have to try it for sure.

  2. Yellows and blues... my new favorite combo! Great choice of stamps for this challenge.

  3. Awesome card, Lisa. I love the stamp you chose for this technique - it's perfect! And that gingham just makes it all pop! It is a *tad* time consuming to do this technique... to be completely honest, I pushed that from my memory (sort of like giving birth... if you remembered even half the pain from that day, you might not do it again! lol).

  4. Saw this at SC and had to stop by and say I think your card is really pretty.

  5. I love your card Lisa! Your image is perfect for the brick wall technique.

  6. This is so pretty Lisa! I can see all the hard work you did putting those daisies back together again! That gingham really makes the colors pop! So beautiful!

  7. Lovely choice of stamp set for your focal image with this technique Lili! Well done for persevering with this technique (I found it a bit fiddly too!) - looks great!

  8. Sorry Lisa - I put the wrong name in my comment (long week lol!) but I was definitely talking about your card!! :0)

  9. Oh how I miss Upsy Daisy... I loved that stamp set. This came out great, I struggled so bad with this challenge. I like the shading you added to each brick.


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