Their theme this month is 'Brick Wall' and it grabbed me as soon as I saw it. I wasn't so sure halfway through making my piece when my 'bricks' got nudged onto the floor - you'll see why that might not be a good idea when you look at my piece. Luckily, there was a warning about this on the blog so, like a good girly swot, I labelled each piece on the back so I would be able to put them back together just in case I was stupid enough to muddle them up . . . . . .enough said on that!
To enter the challenge you must follow the instructions given but colours and subject are choice (just as I like it!). You can also improvise if you don't have the correct items.
I've used another of my new Andy Skinner stencils on my tag - I fear you may get bored with these soon!
Here's my tag:
|I used the large tag size because I didn't want to cut my 'bricks' too small.|
|The tag was inked with dylusions sprays and distress ink. Layers of stamping and stencil work were then applied using distress inks.|
|Three of the tag edges were machined. The 'sentiment' was stamped onto a piece of inked stampboard, which is a lovely surface to stamp/paint/create on. Another piece of rusty wire was added and of course, I coiled the ends into springs!|
The instructions over at Technique Time Tuesday are much better than my ramblings, so why not go and have a look then create something yourself? I thoroughly enjoyed making this tag and thanks so much for getting this far in a rather lengthy post!
Stunning colours, the david stamp works great with Andy's mask. a bueatiful tag x.ReplyDelete
This is gorgeous Julia, what a fab technique to add to the arsenal. I love your chosen colours and your composition is superb.ReplyDelete
Huge hugs x x x x
really great Tag! Love the dylusions so much!ReplyDelete
What is not to love! Cool contrast of bright colours, lovethe touches of rusty wire..and I need that mask!onto the list it goes!! Hugstrace x hope all is okay?! XxReplyDelete
Fabulously edgy. It reminds me of graffiti and skateboard parks and NYC.ReplyDelete
Great tag, love the bricks! ValerieReplyDelete
A bright color burst for my tired eyes, just the right thing on one of these grey days ... Absolutely fabulous! Hugs, Suzanne xxxReplyDelete
ooo you have done an amazing job to this Julia! I can imagine how you felt when some 'bricks' went on the floor though! xxxReplyDelete
Seriously awesome! The face in the bricks crumbling is brilliant! Will PIN when I get home!!ReplyDelete
Hi Julia, I have only seen this technique once before and you have really done it justice with this gorgeous, vibrant tag. Great colours and great use of the technique and loving the use of the rusty wire too. Hugs, Anne xReplyDelete
Beautiful tag Julia! I love your bright colours and “brick technique” looks stunning!!ReplyDelete
Wow! What a fantastic tag! Love those colours! ChrisxReplyDelete
Your tag is brilliant, Julia!ReplyDelete
Saw it on my reading link list and the colours attracted me to hop over and take a closer look - Oh my, what a vibrant piece of art! Love your choice of images and the textures are great! LOVE your tag!
Official hat on: thank you very much for joining the Technique Time Tuesday challenge!!!
Thank you so much for joining us this month for the Brick Wall Technique! Your tag is so fabulous! I love the background and the colors of the brick wall against the background! My eyes love this! :) Thank you so much for joining us at Technique Tuesday Time! Hope to see you next month! Also, can I put your beautiful tag on our Facebook page?ReplyDelete
I'd be honoured if you put my tag there Katy - thank you so much!Delete
So stunningly vivid and vibrant, Julia - you've created such an eye-catcher here... The David stamp looks absolutely awe-inspiring, and the AS stencils (top of my list for once I'm back home) are so wonderful in the background - a really amazing make!ReplyDelete
Seriously Julia. You've taken this technique to another level here. Love the outlining of your bricks - it gives them even more dimension - and your choice of colours is superb. Hugs, Jenny xReplyDelete
What can I say Julia it's awesome ! the contrasting colours and finishing touches brilliant :)ReplyDelete
Amazimg Julia, the way the wall is falling and the coils on the bottom brilliant work, the colors aren stunning, thanks for sharing, hope your having a good day..ReplyDelete
How cool, the colors rock. Great piece of art.ReplyDelete
Wow! your colours are so vivid and I love the way the wall is falling. Great use of the stencils too. Brilliant work. Just off to Technique Tuesday to have a look ........ReplyDelete
Fabulous colours and techniques, super tag.ReplyDelete
A stunning work of art on tag. Love the way you have used the curled wire.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Chrissie xxx
I sere you do you see me!! A really creative and neat tag!! I really like the wires coming down!ReplyDelete
...the vivid burst of colour grabs you straight away and takes you through really cool techniques & textures, love your imagination Julia, your piece is full of life...Melxx :)ReplyDelete
Totally love this Julia! The brightness and brick wall is very effective. I hope you are well and truly mended now and feeling on top of the world!ReplyDelete
What a fantastic tag! Your vivid colors and images are so eye-catching (LOL pun intended). Your brick wall is done to perfection. Thanks so much for joining us at TTT!ReplyDelete
Great tag Julia.ReplyDelete
Beautiful colors, stamps and details.
Absolutely fabulous and awesome! Thank you so much for joining us at TTTC for my Brick Wall Challenge! We really appreciate the fact that you have taken the time to 'play' along with us and hope to see you again next month Karen P Technique Time Tuesday Crew http://stampinginpink.blogspot.com/ReplyDelete
Your tag is just delightfully creepy Julia! Fantastic details, a great brick wall especially with the falling bricks on the sides, and the springs are a wonderful addition! Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday! :) I hope you join us again soon!ReplyDelete
Great tag, loving the vibrancy of the colours - must try this technique.ReplyDelete
What a great blogposts Julia...sorry I'm behind, but here I am :-)ReplyDelete
You went from bright to vintage and back to bright...amazing creations!!!
You're so talented and I enjoy it...
have a nice Sunday, hugs, Alie :-)
This tag blew me away! Absolutely LOVE the rich colour and the detail, so much detail. Fabulous job on the brick wall technique. Thanks for joining us at Technique Time Tuesday, hope we will see you back again next month :)ReplyDelete
Wow Julia you have very different approach ...I liked the whole concept of this tag and the springs wow !ReplyDelete
Wow! Fantastic tag, eyecatching colours and a pleasantly eerie subject. As for the Brick Wall technique....perfect, good thing you numbered them thought! Thankyou for joining us at TTT, I hope we see you again soon.ReplyDelete
Amazing technique!! I think I would have cried if my pieces dropped to the floor! (not so great at following directions...) Your tag is fabulous! I love the embossing and the edging on the bricks!ReplyDelete
Holy Moley, Julia! This one knocked me over. I had to pin it before I could even comment... it's totally amazing!!!ReplyDelete
This is fabulous, so striking. Love the use of colour and all the 'extra' bits of crafty brilliance you've added! It's a text book piece. Thanks for playing along with us at TTTReplyDelete