Just a quick post from me today dear Inchie Inklings friends. Have you ever had a REALLY long week that isn't even over yet? I know you have. :)
First things first, let's get some winners picked for sketch #2 and #3 - no....I didn't forget. *wink*
Week #2 Winner - Harriet Hensely
Week #3 Winner - Eveline Etten Leur
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I think there are lots of possibilities for this sketch and have more ideas in my head to share with you this week! For now, here is a vintagy design featuring the Graphic 45 Collection called "On The Boardwalk". I was absolutely THRILLED when G45 released 8x8 inch paper pads as a part of their latest release. I wish desperately that more paper companies would catch on to the fact that the scale of their designs are often too big for card makers and those of us who like all things small.
The background paper and image of the bathing beauty are both from On The Boardwalk and make the creation of a perfectly coordinated vintage card snap - not always easily done I might tell you.
The sentiment was created from the Brown Tiny Type Stickers(Cosmo Cricket) with are coming in more handy than I might have thought. STICKERS? But I am stamper! I know some of you are nodding your heads right now. C'mon. Admit it. Just give these babies a try and you will be surprised at how handy they are to have in your supply kit. Did I mention that you get 15 of EVERY letter and at $1.49 who can resist?
A little note about Black Inchies Squares...why do *I* need them right? Here is one reason. White Inchies would have stuck out like a sore thumb on my black and brown card. Even though there is just a little peeking out, it makes a difference.
The trio of trinkets to finish off the design have a distinctly beachy feel - at least that is the look I was going for! The Vintage Pearl Trinket Pins could have come from an oyster; the truly vintage button from my grandmother's collection reminded me of those shells that have been broken and battered and smoothed into something pretty you might reach down to pick up and examine more closely; the linen thread could be tying large wooden pillars together than a seagull might land on and finally, the black "seaweed" is the Autumn Branch Punch by Martha Stewart.
Don't forget to leave a comment with a link to your sketch design on this post for a chance to win an inchie related prize!
Inchingly Yours, Lisa Strahl