Saturday, 31 January 2009

Inching along

I haven't really got into the whole inchie thing. They're cute and challenging at the same time but I haven't quite figured out what to do with them! I've made a few and used them as an embellishment or focal point on a card but this is a first for me - I joined a swap over on Bubbly Funk!

We had to make 12 inchies and Karen's coordinating so we each get a full set back. We had a colour theme so our sets should coordinate.

As the theme was BLUE, I couldn't resist using this stamp as I think he does look a bit dejected. The "feeling blue" wording seemed like a natural pairing and highlights the theme. The wording strips are computer generated as I needed something really tiny. I used the DYMO font and then just snipped out the little strips and glued them on to my stamped image.

I wouldn't normally use Versafine ink and Copic markers together but my forward planning failed on this occasion. I was careful with the Copics and got away with it!

I forgot I'd signed up for this so these were a bit last minute and hence all made production-line stylee to the same design. There are tiny blue gems at the top right corner, not sure the photo really picked those up!

Stamps:
Inchie Style (the Rummage Bin line at CHF)

Ink:
Versafine by Tsukineko (Majestic Blue)

Paper:
Simply Smooth (Prism)

Other:
Copic markers
Computer generated wording (font: Dymo)
Nail art gems
Krylon leafing pen (silver)
Fineline marker (to sign them)
Chipboard inchies

Looking forward to getting the swaps now and then I'll figure out what to do with them!

Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Di said...

Oh now these are great Joanne. I do know what you mean about inchies though...I did a swap last year and I still have them loose as they came to me. Not quite sure even now what to do with them LOL!

Janice said...

These look fab, can't wait to see them in the 'flesh'!

Minx said...

I haven't tryed the whole inchie thing either, for the same reason, such a small space to work with is almost as daunting as a 12"x 12" sometimes lol
But you have done a fab job, enjoy your swap :O)

Traceyr said...

Wow these are amazing. I didn't think of using the word "blue" in that context. The child does look unhappy but I will cheer them up by using mine on the front of a notebook I think.

We should be receiving them back next week I would have thought.

Great work.

carolinejane said...

These look fab Joanne...x

Beth said...

These are rather lovely Joanne and I like the fact you've used computer generated text too. I wonder what you are going to do with the set you receive....? XX

Hazel said...

I couldn't resist having a peep - fab inchies - look forward to getting my swaps. x

Gez said...

So much detail Joanne in such a tiny space!!
The boy reminds me of Ben when thinks the world is against him!

Karen said...

These are amazing IRL too! XXX

Fiona Whitehead said...

Great inchies - you've done a great job with them - you can always make them into a wall hanging - I'll be showing one Donna did on my inchy blog soon.