While we are taking a summer break I thought it would be nice to revisit an old post from the Weekend Workouts we did last year.
Hi Lynne here
My challenge for the weekend is to make some inchies. I have seen so many pretty ones and ideas for using multiples I thought it was about time I made some myself.
This one was made to go in an album as a gift for a teacher at a workshop I went to.
My computer mouse had broken and rather than just throw it away, I wanted to investigate what was inside. There were some bits and bobs, just perfect for something different to add. The feathers were cut from a peacock feather. Unfortunately the photo doesn't show the glimmer of the feathers. I used a blob of glossy accents and arranged the feathers. A fine sprinkle of glitter was added to the glossy accents.
Another way I've used inchies is to decorate a larger piece of card or paper and then cut it down into inch squares and decorate them furthur.
Do try making some inchies, they are great fun and very addictive. It's a great way to use your scraps.
Have a fun weekend.
Dolly here with some inchies that I confess I didn't make especially for this challenge but I hope they might inspire you.
Firstly this is a set of vintage inchies I made for a swap a while back. I loved working on this sort of scale. I think it is the dolls' house addict in me that comes out.
But I couldn't stick to vintage now could I! Come on - you must have seen it coming!
I made a set of cat inchies and put them on a layout. And the cats are all my own cats. The three I have now feature but also the three I have loved and lost.
This is the inchies on their own
and finally something that is sat on my desk as I sit typing. I loved inchies so much I wanted to see them all the time.
So I bought some little building blocks which were just 1" cubes. It was great fun to paint them and then cover them with little inchies which had pictures and text and names on.
Now wouldn't you just love to make a set of these with your favourite photos on?
Hello, Eleanor here, who knew what you'd find inside a mouse? and I'm CApTivated by those gorgeous blocks from Dolly.
I've made a small canvas, inspired by Julia Stainton, with an inchie border, using these materials:
with which I did this:
I adhered my photo first, and then a border of inchies:
In another style, since I read this post, by Alexa, I've been experimenting with the art of Zentangling.
I've found 2 inch squares of chipboard, or twinchies, are a perfect size for little zendoodle samples, as a reference guide for which designs I can accomplish (and like).
I carry blank cards and pen with me when I go out, in case of 5 minutes to draw another sample. Now I need to make a box to keep them in.
No surprise to find I'm addicted! Stay tuned, after the weekend, I'll show you what I made next with little squares.