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.
Recipe:
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!!
Hugs,
Sophie

18 comments:

Marja Sch said...

What a cute idea. Thanks for sharing it. Have a lovely day. Hugs Marja

Susie said...

Wonderful card. Adorable Inchies. I've called it "Inchie Mania" on my blog. I ordered some of the stuff from Ellen, too. Great vendor.

Bethany Paull said...

I've been seeing these inchies around, and they are starting to look addictive. I like how you paired four of them together for a card. And the other four you made are so cute! Can't wait to see what becomes of them.

Flossie's Follies said...

Love your flower card, it is beautiful, have to try these inchies, they look great.

Ila said...

These are Gorgeous! I always wondered about these inchies..I love how you've used them. TFS!

Viv said...

I love your card! These do seem addicting. I just received my inchie "Gotta Have it All" from Ellen. I can't wait to play!! I'm looking forward to her new inchie blog. Ellen will love your card and you other inchies!! Great job!

Joan and Amy said...

Oh my goodness. The top card is gorgeous. I love it. Joan

Angie Z. ~ Duckwaddlequack said...

These are just so sweet! And the card is beautiful!
~Angie

chelemom said...

Love these inchies!!! You are soooo amazing!!! Have a very HAPPY Easter!

Juliana said...

What fun inchies and a beautiful card.

BTW--your warning about thier addictive nature is a little too late. *sigh*

MichelleO said...

These inchies are really cute with LOTS of color. Love them!

My Paper World said...

Wow! Your inchies are fab!
have a great Easter! xx

Ellen said...

Sophia - you are AMAZING! I absolutely LOVE what you have done with your Inchies!!! Absolutely spectacular. I am so thrilled to see how much fun everyone is having with these - thank you for sharing your awesome talent!!!

antje said...

wow, thats beautiful.....guess I better do not check it out.... I know where it ends.....

JenMarie said...

Gorgeous card and inchies!!! Ok, I think you have convinced me to try 'em...!

kathleenh said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you stamped part of the image. Very effective especially bordered in black and decorated with the white gel pen.

Rose Ann said...

Your inchie card is so beautiful, Sophia!! The black really makes the flowers pop! I love all of your other inchies as well, and can't wait to see what you do with them!

(I think I'm caving...ha, ha).

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