Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Inchies Inchies Inchies!

It's time for another DT Challenge for Impression Obsession! This week, it's "Inchies Challenge Thursday." (I'm posting late Wednesday night because I have a full day tomorrow, and won't have much computer time). We hope you can come play with us. The other designers participating this week are Jeanne, Daniela, Dina, Laura, and Kathy. Don't forget! You could win a $25 gift certificate from Impression Obsession! See all the details right here.

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."



Here's a close up. I used Silver Coloured Leaf Bails and E-6000 jewelry glue from Quietfire Design.


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? :-)


Thanks loads for stopping by. I'll stop by your place too, if I see a link. Hope you enjoy a FUN and creative day, doing whatever you like best!

21 comments:

Willy said...

Beautiful and elegent cards!

Lisa B said...

WOW!!!! This is beautiful. I am amazed at your creativity.

Thanks for sharing this with us over at the Sisterhood.

Shirley said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Way to go Deb. The cards are wonderful and your jewelery is just so elegant too!

Yvonne said...

Wow, Deborah, you've been busy "inchie" wise. Beautifully done!

Tonje said...

Very elegant and beautiful cards and lovely pendant!

Pam Hornschu said...

What a great set of cards! Love the jewelry piece as well.

Rein said...

These are beautiful!

Kelly said...

beautiful work! love your cards and your pendants!

Sue said...

Hi Deborah
fabulous selection of cards, beautiful jewelery,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time,sue,x

Mrs A. said...

That pendant is really something else. Love the flip side of it. Must go look at the sites. These inchies look very interesting.

Katarina said...

Wow Deborah, you've been busy with those inchies! Beautiful projects, all of them! BTW, the paper you commented about was from the Basic Grey Origins pad, I think.

Faye said...

Deborah, I came to look at your gorgeous card and got blown away by that wonderful pendant. It is amazing. I hope you wear it often.

Diane Davies said...

Oh my gosh I love these necklaces!! Great job! Great job! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, your pieces are fantastic.

Amaco said...

Enjoy seeing how you're using AMACO's Rub 'n Buff. It's such a versatile product! We have 17 colors of this product - it would be interesting to see how the others would work on a project like this. See all the colors for purchase on the AMACO website at http://bit.ly/cjZjBh

Suzanne C said...

WOnderful inchies! The necklaces are stunning. Beautiful!

Gingersnap Stampers said...

Your necklaces are amazing and your notecard set is so elegant!! Thanks for playing the Gingersnap Creations Inchies Challenge!

Shelly said...

Fab cards abd jewellery too! I love the inchies! Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage. Shelly ;)

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just FABULOUS!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Sisterhood! Hope you'll join us again next challenge!!

Paula said...

what a wonderful use of inchies...just stunning creativity.

1CardCreator said...

Wow, great job on all of these projects! ~Diane