My first Inchie!!! I am so excited to finally have made one and am able to share it with you :D You know how when you hear of a new idea how excited you get to try it out and put your own spin on it. Well, this little creation has been nestled in my brain for some time and tonight I finally had the opportunity to give it a whirl. I'm quite excited with how it turned out. What I also find so exciting is that I actually sat down and finished this project in a snap - WOWIE, that's a first in a long time - LOL!
I have been acquiring tools over the last few weeks to help make this an easier process and I hope to share those with you soon. Everything seems to take me forever, especially at this time of year - LOL!
To being with I have a possible recipient in mind for this little creation. I'm not certain yet whether she will like it and so I need to get some input from a few important people first. This wonderful lady loves birds and red - thus the beginnings of this creation. I began with an old book page. I stamped the Itty Bitty Birds on it using Adirondack Pitch Black Ink. I then colored the birds using Copics, Prismacolor Color Pencils and a Spica Glitter Pen. I made a 1" square template out of clear plastic to act as my positioning and tracing guide, so that I could get my little creation cut out in just the right spot. It is so helpful to have this little "tool" to help guide in "finding" your place on a stamped image. I will photograph it in the next project I create - I forgot this go round because I was having way too much fun. After tracing and cutting out my 1" square I adhered it to a 1" chipboard square using Matte Perfect Paper Adhesive. This adhesive is perfect for this job being it doesn't soak the paper. I'm guessing that most any white, clear drying glue would work well though. I then embellished the "nail heads" and sides with a gold leaf pen.
The base layer was created using another piece of chipboard, a Lettuce Dabber, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Clear Embossing Powder, the Millinery Holiday Embellishment stamp and some gold Rub 'n Buff. My beading skills leave a lot to be desired, but it seems that the little "dangley" did work on the bottom.
In seeing this project in it's GIMUNGO size on the screen I am thinking that next time I might try sanding the text down a little first so that it isn't so dominant. What do you think???
So yet another way that you can share Inchies with your friends Ü They could use this as a pendant or hang it as an ornament on their Christmas tree. Maybe I'll give that one a try if I decide that this isn't quite the right gift after all. I hope you like this latest twist - there are many more ideas to come, so stay tuned and I'll try and "Inch" my way along being that slow and steady seems to be my way.