Thursday, September 30, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
We're all tickled pink to be using inchies from Inchie Arts this week. Now I really have to say, when this challenge was set, I was just a tad skeptical, just wondering what was so special about these little things that I couldn't recreate with ordinary chipboard pieces. Well, I just have to say, happily, that my skepticism has taken a beating! These little beauties are made from the highest quality matte board , and they're solid core material. They behave like a very high quality art paper - some compare it to a super thick hot press watercolor paper. They can be colored with both wet and dry mediums from color pencils, pastels, watercolor paints, Copic markers to stains and dyes without warping. And of course their thickness provides a perfect platform for embellishing! The squares are available in seven different colors and three different sizes. They're just SOOOO versatile! Product info can be found on theInchies web site and all kinds of tutorials and ideas for how to use the products can be found on their creative blog, All In An Inch. All that to say...I had FUN!! I used some of my very favourite sentiment stamps from Impression Obsession (Greetings Galore here, Thanks Sentiments here, as well as this set of Small Ornate Squares that fit perfectly on the 1" tiles, to create this set of black and white note cards. I stamped with Black Versafine Ink, then clear embossed to bring out the detail. I outlined each tile with Krylon 18Kt Gold Leafing Ink, then pop-dotted them for a little extra dimension. I'm entering this card set for the following challenges: Creative Cottage Challenge 23 (cards for boys), Gingersnap Creations (inchies), and Theme Thursday (create something using three things...card on bottom left).
I played a little more and made this double sided pendant, this time with a 2 inch piece...a "twinchie." For the metal-looking side here, I stamped this Cover-a-Card Flourishes stamp in several layers of Top Boss Copper Embossing Powder, then rubbed a little silver rub 'n' buff over the dried embossing. The dangly bead is from Michael's Arts and Crafts. I'm entering this one in the Sisterhood Challenge, which is "simply handmade."
This is the flip side of the pendant. I used part of a page from the Crafty Individuals Travels in Italy paper pad, which I embossed with UTEE and outlined with Krylon Copper Leafing Ink.
Here's a close-up...funky 'eh? :-)
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Here's a card I did with one of the delightful Rubbernecker stamps. I stamped and paper-pieced the diva image. It meets the following challenges: Secret Crafters (sketch challenge) ; Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge # 46 (shabby or vintage) ; Pile it On Challenge # 35 (multiple layers) and the One Stop Challenge # 97 (fashion throughout the years).
This one will actually have a new chocolate bar inside by April (lol); included one here just for illustration. This is an old, old stamp, and the sentiment is computer generated.
Here's another treat-y Easter card. It has (of course) a bag of jelly beans inside. This House Mouse stampis a birthday stamp, but I changed it by adding three stamped Easter eggs (from All Night Media). Again, the sentiment is computer generated.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
This one uses an Artistic Impressions image (also stamped, coloured, and paper pieced) along with a Hero Arts sentiment.