Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Halloween Inchies

Since today is October 31, I thought I'd post this picture of Halloween inchies. I made these for a Halloween inchies swap, so they have gone to their new owners, but I still have the picture! The backgrounds are acrylic-painted cardstock (either orange or turquoise), Halloween images and words, plus stars punched from either the orange or turquoise painted cardstock. Happy Halloween! :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Friends ATC

While waiting today, I found a few minutes to make a friends-themed ATC for this week's Think Monday Think ATCs challenge. The image is from Renoir's painting, "Reading". The flowered print behind and in front of the girls is from a wallpaper border, and the crochet is cut from an old handkerchief. poetry words and two heart brads top it all off. Have a great day! :)

Saturday, October 20, 2007

More Inchies?!

Here are the last of my color swap inchies, violet. On purple cardstock, I layered various purple/violet paper scraps, images, words, and my choice of embellishments. These embellishments range from marker and glitter glue to jewels, buttons, or plastic doodads. In the swaps, we are asked to make each one different, in case someone has to get two from the same person. I don't mind doing that at all. Sure, it would be easier to embellish them all the same, but it's fun and interesting to decorate them in different ways! :)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Inchie Habit

These are the indigo inchies for a swap. Indigo was by far the hardest color I had to make: I knew they had to be dark, but how dark, and should they be violet-blue or not? Finally, I had to stop asking myself these questions and just do it! The cardstock has various printed papers added to it, and most of the images are from postage stamps. The embellishments include mini buttons or mini confetti stars (iridescent or silver) or glitter glue (which doesn't show up much). Thanks for looking, hugs! :)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Inchie Parade

Here is my inchie parade for today. These are a set of blue inchies for a swap. The bases are blue cardstock with assorted blue papers. Some of them have glitter glue (which doesn't show up), and the edges are colored. And I just noticed I forgot the words on the center one (with the shield)! All the images on this set are from postage stamps. Postage stamps have perfect-size images for inchies. I rarely use the stamps as-is, I usually cut out images from them or cut parts off.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Inchie Explosion!

I just finished scanning 4 sets of inchies that I've completed in the last few days. (While I had the time, I've been trying to get ahead on some swaps.) I've only been making inchies since the spring, and already I've made 401 of them. This includes inchies that I created, even the ones that have been traded. They added up pretty fast, since I started out making 27 inchies in my first sets. (The reason I started by making that many is I have some heavy cardstock in 3" x 9" strips, which makes 27 inchies on each strip!) Pictured here are the yellow inchies I made for a swap. They are made with two layers of cardstock; the top layer was rubbed with a yellow dye ink pad. The backgrounds have additional torn paper strips, marker or glitter glue. All have yellow images and descriptive words, some even have mini buttons or jewels!

Friday, October 12, 2007

Stamped Heart Inchies

Today I whipped up some quick inchies. They wouldn't have been so easy to make, except the design was already stamped and colored, and the backgrounds were already made. This is one of my favorite stamps, with a dozen hearts on it. The hearts are really too big for inchies, so I had to place them diagonally. The design was clear embossed on white cardstock, colored with Twinkling H2Os, then the hearts were cut out. The hearts were applied on "mosaic" cardstock (cardstock with square and rectangles of paper scraps glued to it). I was inspired to make these by the inchie challenge at Wednesday Stamper. I have created many inchies, but I hadn't made any with rubber stamps until now!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Masked Lady ATC

This week's challenge from "Think Monday, Think ATCs" is masks, in honor of Halloween, but the ATC doesn't need to be Halloween-themed. I chose to give my ATC a "party" look. I added a mask and glitter glue to a black/white vintage costumed woman image, with a song line and sequin stars over red cardstock wrapped with 3 kinds of fibers. The words from the song are: "hot time in the old town to night". Unfortunately, the glitter glue doesnt show up very well on the scan.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Spooky ATC Art

After finishing some projects that I wanted to get done, I went over to the GPP Street Team blog to check out Michelle' new challenge. Crusade No. 13 is a "Get Gothic" challenge, to show spooky (Halloween) art or decor. I decided to make an ATC. On black cardstock, I applied parts of a Halloween napkin (haunted house, tombstones, web), a vintage woman image, and found poetry, with scrim (a loosely-woven linen fabric) on the back. It's hard for me to do gothic or spooky (everything I make seems to come out "sweet" or "charming", Maybe it's my personality, LOL! Thanks for looking! :)

Monday, October 1, 2007

Happy October!

To start off the month of October, I thought I'd post a picture of a Halloween card that I made. I figured, why wait until Halloween day, why not post something for the holiday today? The bat card is made of cardstock, with glitter glue eyes and trim, punched cardstock stars. I enjoy the fun parts of Halloween, like decorations, costumes, giving candy/cards, nothing too gruesome or scary.

It's great to remember wearing costumes and going trick-or-treating as a kid. It was fun and exciting, I always came home with lots of candy. I still have that sweet tooth! Although some of my candy choices are more sophisticated now, I still love cotton candy! ;)