Supplies: Lockhart Pumpkins in Wheelbarrow, Mona Lisa Moments Sassy Petites, Scrapblocks Paper Pack, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Copic Markers (YR21, YR24, YR07, YG00, YG63, G99, E31, E57 and E77), Walnut Distress Ink, 1" Nesting Punch
Join the Inchie INKlings in this month's challenge by creating an Inchie that has a "Rustic" feel to it. What qualifies as rustic? Anything that feels distressed, old or appears in fall (or rustic) colors.
Use an Itty Bitty, crop a larger image, spotlight your Inchie on a card, create an Inchie jewelry piece - just remember to make it "rustic."
- Feature a Lockhart Stamp Company image - you can use any other stamps, words, papers or embellishments, but use your Lockhart stamp images as the focal point for these challenges.
- Picture must be emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by November 15th, 2008. Please put "Rustic Inchie Challnege" in the subject heading. We would really appreciate if you could add your jpg file as an attachment to your email if possible, but please don't worry if you don't know how.
- Alternately send us your Inchie to add to our "Wall of Love" or include a self-addressed stamped envelope for it's safe return if you would like it back. Send to Ellen Hutson LLC, 1145-12th Ave NW, Suite C2, Issaquah, WA 98027.
- You may enter up to three times again for this month's challenge.
We will do a random drawing of all participants once we get all images uploaded to the Inchie Challenge photo album. The winner of this random drawing will receive:
- 1 Itty Bitty Lockhart stamp of your choice,
- 1 Inchie Mini-Accordion Books
- 1 Box White Inchie Squares
- 1 Box Black Inchie Squares
Now on to sharing this month's Inchie creation. I have to admit this is probably my favorite of all the Inchies I have created thus far. I'm really not certain why, perhaps it's just the memories of going to the pumpkin patch when my girls were babies. They were so absolutely adorable amongst all those bright, orange treasures.
To begin I would like to share how it is that I determine which portion of a stamp I would like to use. Included in the Inchie Papers is a bright yellow see-through Inchie finder. This little tool comes in so handy as I analyze which part of the stamp I want to use.
After I stamped and colored only a small portion of the image I then turn my 1" punch upside down and locate that same portion of the image and punch it out.
I then stamped a second image and colored and cut out the pumpkin. Using an Ink Blending Tool I softened the edges with Distress Ink and then used my Tonic Distresser to rough up the edges. Next I edged the white Inchie Square with Walnut Distress Ink.
As you can see I added the 3-D element from last month's challenge to this one as well. I love how the added dimension just makes this little treasure into a work of art. WOW - the things you can do in an inch! We would LOVE to see what you are creating and add your little treasures to our Inchie INKling challenge gallery!