Art Journaling ~ Walls


I wanted to make something with the Brick Wall Background stamp from Darkroom Door, and I decided to use it in a muted way on the page, and in a more prominent way on my question.  I googled ‘brick wall quotes’ to find something good… and I REALLY like the one I found from George Lucas.

I stamped the Brick Wall onto manila card and diecut letters from it using the Sizzix Block Talk die.  I also stamped it repeatedly on the page using Distress Inks, then colored it with Distress Stains, leaving a very subtle background.  You can see some of the wall showing through in the photo below:


Here’s the quote I printed onto the Sizzix ticket die:


The giant flowers are from Donna Downey.

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  1. Great page….I love the color you’ve achieved it is so rich! The quote is fabulous.

  2. This is one of my favorite pieces Marjie. It inspires me both emotionally and aesthetically — the perfect compliment for someone’s art, eh? – Mary Elizabeth

  3. Well of course I love it because of the colors but, I love the way that you used the brick stamp without it being that noticeable–the perfect touch. Great words!

  4. Love it…and love the quote, too. So skillfully done. I love the harmony in your work…nothing jangles my nerves, every element speaks to me, means something, has a purpose. It’s wonderful!

  5. Laurart says:

    Amazing! stunning as always! Thanks for sharing this with us at Our Creative Corner – Love from Laura xxx

  6. Great quote and I love the brick lettering on this Marjie. Hugs, Jenny x

  7. Stunning page Marjie! Love all the redness! And the sentiment is really great! Hugs, Sandra

  8. Love, love, love the colour of this one Marjie and what a fabulous quote to find.
    Just catching up, sorry I have not been over much lately but I have missed you.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  9. Gorgeous inky creation Marjie. I love the letters and all those beautiful layers. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner this time. Juliax
    Hope your weekend is going well.

  10. Awesome lettering and colours!!! An awesomely intense journal page!
    Thank you for playing along with us at OurCreativeCorner!

    Claudia x

  11. Completely glorious, Marjie – the passionate depth of colour, those wonderful flowers, brilliant paragraph and bold lettering – it all adds up to one of my favourite pages of yours ever! Wonderful to have you play along at Our Creative Corner!
    Alison x

  12. That damn wall is killing me right now!!! Pink Floyd I so get you! Love this page Marjie, and more importantly I love the message and what the GL quote says…now to just recite it over and over in my head until I break through! AWESOME red…my fav!!!

  13. That stamp has added amazing texture to your letters. I love the flowers on your neutral toned background.

  14. The stamping on the lettering is beyond perfect to create a dramatic pop!

  15. Love your journal page and the quote is so true!

  16. Love how the brick wall stamp flows into the white letters! Fabulous page in red! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs!

  17. Marjie, I love this page, the color is amazing and I really like how your used the stamp on your letters and background. I love the quote too, it’s so true. Thanks for sharing this with us.

  18. Hi Marjie, I was so busy admiring your beautiful page that I forgot to say – thank you so much for joining in at Our Creative Corner! Hugs, Anne x

  19. So rich. We all face the walls that stop us or think they are. Breaking through them is a tough one.. George’s quote is powerful and true.

  20. Your red brick wall with wild flowers growing up from the cracks along the (imagined) sidewalk is the perfect backdrop for this great inspirational quote, Marjie! Well thought out, well choreographed, well done!!

  21. Love the George Lucas quote and how your built your wall page around it. The red is fabulous, the words certainly get you thinking too. Love this page Marjie!

  22. What a great quote! I love your page Marjie! x

  23. What a stunning page again, Marjie! Love the background and the monochromatic look. Just gorgeous. Suzanne x

  24. Love the subtle use of the brick wall and how it represents all of our daily struggles to just get where we need to go. Powerful red. xox

  25. Lovely colour and stamps! Great page! Today a wall walked into me – or did I walk into the wall? Got a bump to prove it! Valerie

  26. Oh wow. This is a powerful, powerful page. So glad I wandered over from CED. <3

  27. LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this!!! Fabulous colors and loving the sentiment!!