Every Inchie Monday


Monday, January 3rd is the first Every Inchie Monday.  

For those of you who do not know what an inchie is, it's a one-inch square piece of artwork.  Here are some inchies I created in December 2008

The theme this first Monday of January is ECLECTIC.  Definition:  Made up of or combining elements from a variety of sources.

Couldn't make just one of course.  I started out with a couple of pages from an old book and a paper doily . . .
Then I spritzed some Midnight Blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, some Adirondack Butterscotch and Stream Color Washes on the pages and used the paper doily in places . . .
Once the pages were dry I did some rubber stamping then cut the page in strips . . .
I cut some cardboard into 1" squares and then attached them to various parts of the strips with Glossy Accents and then gave them a trim . . .
To make the little 1-inch pieces "stand out", I ran the 4 sides of each one over a black Archival Ink Pad.  I liked the way these looked without adding more to them . . .
Lined up with top coats of Glossy Accents waiting patiently to dry . . .

I'm saving the 2nd page for another project.  Maybe some atc's???? . . .
Next Monday's theme is the word Powerful.  

27 comments:

Genevieve Rodriguez said...

Wow! Those are beautiful!

Chelle said...

LOVE them!!! the full pages are just as gorgeous as the wee ones!!!

Chelle

Nan said...

Love your artistic inchies...glad I saw your post. I love doing inchies and would love to do this challenge! TFS!

Stampmaiden said...

L.O.V.E. it! And I love your left over paper. I think they'd make great ATCs too. Happy New Year btw!

Helen said...

These are beautiful! I can't wait to see what yu do with "page 2" - bet it will be fab though.

Peggy Alborn said...

Wonderful background - and you're right, they don't need anything else!

Kris said...

These are wonderful!!!
Let me know if you'd like them posted on the Every Inchie Blog.
Cheers!

Eileen said...

Love the technique you used! The inchies are beautiful. I don't do them often enough, and I should. They are quick, easy and so satisfying. Thanks!
Eileen

Robin said...

Your pages and resulting inchies look fabulous Sherry! Thanks for sharing your technique for creating these....very inspiring.

Hugs,
Robin

kathy mc said...

How creative. I was doing good to get one done. Great job.

Piddawinkle said...

great work and a fab technique I sahll be trying out soon, happy new year :)

Piddawinkle said...

forgot was trying to zentangle a ladies hair last night, all i can say is LOL

Nancy Lynn said...

Your inchies are great. I have a real hard time working on that small an area. You just might inspire me to try it again. Wishing you the best New Year ever.

Kitten said...

Hey Sherry...LOVE your inchies. I didn't know people were still making them...I got sort of burnt out on them, but may need to start up again after seeing yours.
Best wishes to you, my friend, for 2011...and I did see the Rose Parade & Bob & Stephanie on New Year's Day...thank heavens for computers!
xo
Debbie
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Artzy Diva said...

Very nice! It was great to see the photos of the inchies In Progress! ACT's would be an awesome use of the leftovers!!!

Joanne Huffman said...

Love your inchies. And, I sooo identify with making more than one.

Dorthe said...

Sherry, hello-
Oh you are doing fantastic ones-love how you made the pages first, and the one page left are so gorgeus, too--also the way,you made the inchies stand out with the black ink, is great, I think I should maybe do the same,to mine-:)
Thankyou for showing, dear.
XO Dorthe
By the way-a happy new year for you, Sherry

Sue Smith said...

Totally fabulous inchies! Thanks for sharing how you made them. I really enjoyed seeing the process :)

Lori said...

Wow! Sherry, these are superb! Just love how each one is different, but started from the same page! Really wonderful!

Cat said...

All six are....beee*u*tee*full!!!!

Ooooh, now I want to make some more!

Aileen said...

Fabulous inchies Sherry, thanks for showing your creative process!

Happy Creating!

Aileen~
http://aileensmusings.blogspot.com

Anneliese said...

Your inchies are so exquisite and artful. I love how you show the procedure. A joy to look at. Thank you for your comment on my blog.

Dotti said...

These are stunning...thank you for sharing your technique!

The Dreaming Bear said...

Greetings from Iowa! Happy to find your lovely blog! And I adore your lil' inchies! They are perfect! The ink around the edges is a great touch!

Deborah said...

They are gorgeous!

Fabric Art said...

Wow your inchies are so wonderful Sherry, thanks for sharing the process.
Anni

Susan M said...

Nice! Black edges are perfect.