Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Inchies........so much fun!
ETA: check out this link to Inchie Art . Lisa has collaborated with Ellen Hutson and Karen Lockhart to make some great products to work with Inchies. These are shown in the Link at the bottom of the post in Ellen's Store.
One of my favorite blog's to visit is Ellen Hutson. She comes up with such fantastic projects, and is just a treasure trove of tips and information. She also has an Online store full of amazing stuff. Everything she sells is well thought out, researched and tried, tested and true. Customer service is excellent, and packages are shipped quickly. She is also a carrier and representative of Lockhart stamps, which are designed by Karen Lockhart. The stamps are heavily influenced by Karen's love of cooking and gardening. On top of being so creative, Ellen Hutson is extremely skilled in the use of color pencils and Copic Markers. One of the most recent innovations which was designed by Karen Lockhart and collaborators, and presented first by Ellen, is the Inchie. A 1" x 1" square is your canvas, and the ideas for it are limitless. Large stamps can be used, as above, showcasing your favorite portion of the image. It brings a whole new dimension to your work. On top of that they are addictive. in 5-10 minutes, you can have your own little masterpiece. The challenge is using them instead of staring at them.
DANGER: You may find your self stamping an inchie when you should be doing something else due to the small time commitment. I went to have a shower while my husband was watching my particularly mischievous son. In my head I figured 15 minutes was reasonable, and proceeded to use five minutes to create the cupcake Inchie before my shower. Trust me, this pattern con't.
stamps: Lockhart image and sentiment
Ink: Black Hybrid, and Burnt Umber Hybrid, Distress in Tea Dye, Versamagic pretty petunia
Paper: Almost Amethyst DP, Black, Cryogenic white, Basic Black
Other: Gold Krylon marker, white gel pen, Copic Markers, Spica Glitter pens, Organdy ribbon
All of these inchies were created with Lockhart images and one SU sentiment from fancy flexible phrases. I just ordered Ellen's Gotta Have it All Inchies kit and am anxiously awaiting!!