Friday, 16 October 2009

Some inchies and a win - it's 16th of Blogtober!

Edited to say: GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED!

First up, I won a prize today!! *happy dance* Many thanks to Sarah at Christopher & Me who has totally made my day!! :-)

Once I'd calmed down, I got into craft mode - still can't do much because of my back, which was a good excuse to get creating! (Sorry housework, you'll have to wait till I'm better!) The new challenge at Something Completely Different was an inchie by the theme of 'Black and White'. Hmm.... I seem to be making heavy weather of these inchie challenges somehow! But then I decided that I'd turn my inchie into a pendant, so I just needed to find a stamp of the right size that would look good in black on white. Hello, PaperArtsy collection! Eventually I narrowed it down to part of a stamp from Petals Plate 6, simply stamped with black StazOn onto Stampbord:

I know how I plan to turn this into a necklace, but won't have time today ('cos The Doctor is taking me out for dinner - woo-hoo!) so look out for the finished piece in a future post :-)

While I was in the inchie mood... The Inchy By Inch challenge was 'Time', and it's been sitting in the back of my mind since Monday! My problem here was too many ideas - I feel a 'Time' minibook coming on.... In the end I went with a little set of four. I cut the squares from my favourite white linen-textured cardstock, then aged and distressed them with Whispers inkpads in Chestnut, Caramel Delight, Barn Brown and Sepia and much crumpling. I then stamped the clock stamp from Simply Stamping in Sepia then black across the whole set, and added the letters in the same inks (PSX alpha stamps). Here they are:

It's like a small and not very challenging jigsaw lol...

Have a great weekend everybody! :-)

PS Did anyone have a go at last week's Something Completely Different birdie challenge? Remember that you get 3 extra entries into my giveaway if you do - same applies this week if you try out the Black and White theme. Don't forget to leave me a link in a comment so I know you did it!

17 comments:

Fiona Whitehead said...

Your inchies are fab - looking forward to seeing what you do with the pendant - inchy art! wow. Great time inchy too

Roberta said...

A beautiful inchies. Love the colours! Good idea!

Ciao ciao

Clair said...

We really need to get together to do some stamping (so that you can teach me and let me use your delicious stamps.) I love the pendant!

And congratulations you constant little winner x

Carol said...

wow what a striking black and white inchie - totally FAB! can't wait to see the finished article.

thank you for joining us at SCD this week.

Dawn said...

Absolutely gorgeous - you chose a fantastic stamp, it will make a great pendant

Thanks for playing along again at SCD

Dawn

Kristen said...

I love your dimensional inchie. It would make a GREAT neckless. What an awesome idea...

freebird said...

I like the crumpled look of your inchies. They turned out great.

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

I love the distressing on your time inchies - Lovely!

Zoechaos said...

Hard work or not they are great inchies. Also thought of making a pendent but went in a different direction in the end.

Artyjen said...

Looks like your inchie will make a great pendant.
xoxo

melody said...

love your take on this weeks challenge chickie! just scrumptious! and oh..i love the time ones, too...what a kewl idea ...a *time* mini book ~ can't wait to see it!

Kaz said...

Fab set of inchies all round there. I shall have to come back to see the necklace xx

Janice said...

Stunning B&W inchy.

Gez said...

Hi Humel Fab inchies. Can't wait to see your pendant. Thanks for joining us again this week on Something Completely Different. Gez.xx

juno said...

Oooh, a giveaway! I loved your pendant, and came back here to see how you did the inchie part. And I did both SCD Inchies, Black/White and Bird - maybe for the first time ever I will actually win something!
Happy to discover your blog.
juno
xx
Juno's Place

Laura said...

A great inchie. Well done.

Grethic said...

Love your inchieness and yes I have done birdie, black and white and just completed faces (just a little spooky though)- also being me they are definitely non standard in approach.