Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Inchie baby

Inchie Inklings is a blog that's been around for a while but has been sleeping for quite some time as its owner, Ellen Hutson, has been busy with other stuff. 'Mona' Lisa Strahl has just taken on the role of waking it up with regular updates including a weekly sketch challenge. I worked with Mona when she was Art Director at CHF and it's fun to see her indulging her passion for teeny weeny artwork!

Here's my take on the second Inchie Inklings sketch - a vintage baby card. Steering away from blue or pink means you can have some cards on hand for those babies whose gender is unknown before they're born (I think it's much more common in the US for you to know in advance - UK mums seem to opt for a surprise much more often!).

I softened the look of the the chocolate card base by stamping the Fine Houndstooth in sand pigment ink. A really quick and simple card since there's minimal colouring to do and splitting the image over two inchies adds just that little bit extra interest. Thanks for the sketch, Mona!

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Baby Dear (Rummage Bin line)

Fine Houndstooth Scrapblock


Simply Heavy Chocolate (CHF)

Simply smooth Vanilla (CHF)

Chipboard inchies


Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Versacraft by Tsukineko (Sand)

Tim Holtz Distress ink by Ranger (Vintage Photo)

Copic markers
Threading water/Scalloped lace edge punch by Fiskars

Sewing machine and thread

Thanks for stopping by!


Effie said...

What a great stamp!... makes a lovely card.

Karen said...

What a lovely idea to use inchies this way Joanne...gorgeous card XXX

Anonymous said...

Fab baby card Joanne! x

Kaz said...

That's beautiful Joanne xxx

cookcreateread said...

That is lovely Joanne! What a gorgeous stamp!

Hazel said...

Lovely to see such a different baby card that works so well x

JeanFB said...

OMG, this is so, so cute. I love the vintage image with the very modern, hip color scheme (I've seen browns in nurseries popping up) - just the ticket for young trendy new parents.

Traceyr said...

Beautiful card Joanne. :)

Tejal said...

This is adorable..Love the image...

Thanks for dropping by my blog..


Eveline said...

Lovely card.

joan said...

I love this card, such a change from the usual pinks and blues.

Kathy said...

This is just gorgeous, Joanne

Carolyn said...

Great card Joanne, not stopped by for a while - can see you have been busy.

Mona Lisa said...

Lovingly stamped and designed as always Joanne. Thanks so much for playing along this week!


Janice said...

That looks great, will check out that blog. I never know what to do with my inchies once I've made them.

Gez Butterworth said...

Just look! awe, Joanne this is fabulous & so inspirational. Thanks for showing us. It's been lovely catching up with your blog this morning. You've put me in the mood! :D
Hugs, Gez.xx