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22 February 2010

G is for Glitter

Week seven of the Inchie Alphabet challenge has arrived at Inchy by Inch, so we are on letter G.


The image of the lady is from Crafty Computer Paper & the words are torn from an old English Dictionary.


The image was printed on white card & adhered to a mountboard base. The edges were sanded. The dictionary words were inked with Distress Ink (antique linen) & then added to the inchie.

To see a slideshow of this set, please click here.

15 February 2010

F is for Fashion

We are in week six of the inchie alphabet challenge at Inchy by Inch so we are on letter F.


The image of the lady is from Crafty Computer Paper & the words are torn from an old English Dictionary.


After the image was digitally altered, it was printed on white card & adhered to mountboard, with the edges sanded. The dictionary words were inked with Distress Ink (antique linen) & then added to the inchie.

To see a slideshow of this set, please click here.

14 February 2010

Be my Valentine

A Valentines Day card using papers & elements from the Cupid collection by Betsy Tuma & the stitching element from She's No Spring Chicken by The Queen of Quirk. Both are digital kits available at Two Peas in a Bucket.


The design was created digitally then printed out on linen effect white paper. An extra heart shape was printed, cut out & edged with black ink & coated with clear glaze. Once dried, it was attached with 3d foam.


I added a hint of sparkle from my clear stardust pen by Sakura.


White organza ribbon was wrapped around the card & tied with a bow, as the finishing touch.

11 February 2010

Will you be my Sweetheart x

An altered cd made with Valentines Day in mind. I used patterned paper designed by Vanessa Arbuthnott for The English Paper Company to cover the cd. I sanded the edges to reveal the white core & to add a little shabby style.


Heart shapes were cut out of the papers using heart shaped cookie cutters as templates. Again, I sanded the edges & layered them using Pinflair Glue Gel.


Fibres were wrapped around the hearts to give added texture & softness to the project. I added adhesive pearl gems & words torn from an old dictionary.


I punched a hole through the top using a Crop-a-dile punch & tied a loop with pale pink organza ribbon.

08 February 2010

E is for Embroidery

We are at week five of the inchie alphabet challenge at Inchy by Inch so we are on letter E.


The image of the lady is from Crafty Computer Paper & the words are torn from an old English Dictionary.


After the image was digitally altered, it was printed on white card & adhered to mountboard, with the edges sanded. The dictionary words were inked with Distress Ink (antique linen) & then added to the inchie.

To see a slideshow of this set, please click here.

04 February 2010

Childhood

The inchie challenge theme on the Small World of Inchies blog* is Childhood.


The inch square was made using background images from The Graphics Fairy & an image of the girl from Old Photo Album.

The young girl is holding a dove with it's wings open. She looks so pleased to have made a new friend.


I added words cut from an insert & used a little black ink on the edges. I aged the wording by using Distress Ink (antique linen).

* This challenge blog is no longer in existence.

Flora & Fauna

Using the same advert as Jen Martakis as my inspiration, here is my entry for the Garden Girls' Weekly Digital Challenge over on Two Peas in a Bucket.


I used photographs taken in & around my home, papers from Shimelle Laine's The Long & Winding Road & stitching from The Queen of Quirk's She's No Spring Chicken.

02 February 2010

Overindulgent

This piece is for the challenge on Collage Obsession. I used the image provided (click here to view) & the chosen word for this week which was Pair.

I was rather indulgent with my layers & additions & had to stop myself from adding any more or make any more changes as I was getting carried away ...

... but I did have fun!


So here goes ...

a pair of paper clips, a pair of flowers, a pair of postcards, a couple dancing, a pair of hearts on the brads, a girl needing someone else to play with, because everyone knows you need two for tennis, a pair of ribbons & not forgetting the challenge image of the old couple posing for their photograph.

Some of the elements were layered twice & I'm sure there are more pairs in there somewhere!

The couple from the original image looked so stern & unaffectionate, that I of course went for the soft romantic reds & pinks, with a few hearts thrown in for good measure. It has a feel of a pinboard, with memories of past travels.

Credits go to:-Sandi Krieger for her World Traveller & Travel Papers digital kits which were available at Two Peas in a Bucket (does that make a pair of kits & a pair of peas?)

The Graphics Fairy for the postcard images & other photographs used

Shabby Princess for the many elements used from their Amore collection, the flowers from Dinner Party & paper clip from Express Yourself

01 February 2010

D is for Design

We are at week four of the inchie alphabet challenge at Inchy by Inch so we are on letter D.


The image of the lady is from Crafty Computer Paper & the words are torn from an old English Dictionary.


After the image was digitally altered, it was printed on white card & adhered to mountboard, with the edges sanded. The dictionary words were inked with Distress Ink (antique linen) & then added to the inchie.

To see a slideshow of this set, please click here.