Thursday, 24 February 2011

Sneak peeks and snippets and barely suppressed excitement

I'm off to the Post Office this afternoon. Just sayin'... ;-)


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I've done some more playing with inchies. This is a simple design but I love how it looks when I pop it behind a little frame which I've smeared with white acrylic paint:


I think I might find a way to hang the frame somewhere and change the miniature artwork now and then :-)

I also had a play with my alcohol inks, some watch parts, an old key, a scrap of stamped acetate and some Glossy Accents. It's a tricky one to photograph but this should give you an idea (the stamp says 'Art and Soul', by the way):


And more alcohol inks on scraps of mountboard with an eyelet and a stamped scrap of shrink plastic (it says 'Unique Art'):


Then I tried putting four Stampbord inchies together to accommodate a larger stamp. They were alcohol inked first, using the same felt so the colour gradually decreases in intensity:


I turned that set of four into a card. Excuse the dappled light in this pic, but I'm not going to wish away the sunshine, it's lovely to see it!


I also put together a couple more cards using very simple inked and stamped inchies - here's one of them:


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I had an urge to make Malteser cake yesterday :-) I decided to try making individual portions, just to see how they might work. They're a bit fiddlier, but I reckon they could be worth it for someone special ;-)


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And finally, I'm not sure if I've mentioned this at all, but I managed to get a ticket for a Tim Holtz workshop!! And it's TOMORROW!! I've been gathering together everything I need to take since September lol but now the bag is properly and fully packed, and I'm ready to set off in a little while :-) I'm just a little bit excited......


Can't wait to tell you all about it when I get back, but don't expect to hear from me till Saturday evening, because I'm staying with a dear friend tomorrow night and travelling home on Saturday. But expect to be hearing full details just as soon as I possibly can!

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHHH!!!!

(Excited. Just a little bit. Not so you'd notice though, right?!)

24 comments:

Sian said...

Intriguing!

i really, really like your tiny, miniature works of art.

Melissa said...

Wow, so much excitement in one post - a package on its way to someone, lots of fun inchies, Malteser cake, and, oh yeah, that Tim Holtz workshop, too. (big grin) Have a great time!

debs14 said...

I am loving those little inchies!
Don't forget to let us know how you get on at that Tim Whatshisname's workshop ;-)

scrappyjacky said...

These inchies are great,Mel....and love the cards you've made with them.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous inchies. Love the one with the watch bits and key.

Woohoo to the workshop. Enjoy, then come back and tease us all with the photos.

Repeat to self "I am not wishing it was me, I am not ..... " hee hee

Rhona said...

So exciting! Have a wonderful time - looking forward to hearing all about it :)
Love the little butterfly inchies. Still haven't tried making Malteser cake but it might have to be made soon!
xx

Anesha said...

Love your pieces and have a wonderful time with Tim!!! hugs anesha

Gez said...

Fabulous creations Mel..xx

Looking forward to hearing all about IT!!!!

Beverly said...

Love the inchies :) I know you will have a glorious time with Tim!!!

Mary B said...

Your inches look great I love the alcohol ink effect
Have a great time where ever it is your going, where is it now, I forgot lol

Sandra said...

I've never understood inchies, but oohhh I'm just loving what you've done with them. Errrm, I'm thinking you can show a certin Tim a thing or two LOL. Have fun.

Scrappi Sandi said...

Oh my!! I am so excited for you...I cannot believe the day is finally here!! I may just have to go & make a batch of malteser cake myself...sort of a consolation prize!! It's nathans birthday cake tomorrow, so I have an excuse!! Love what you're doing with those inchies..you could teach Lord Tim a thing or two!! Enjoy...I cannot wait to read all about what you get up to!!

Denise said...

Oooohhhh I'm excited for you- can't wait to see how it all went. Love those inchies x

furrypig said...

Your inchies are gorgeous! So many creative ideas in this post it's really inspiring! Hope you are having great fun with your friend and can't wait to hear all about your class with Lord Tim of Ranger!

Anonymous said...

Not as excited as me!!! Decorating done and house nearly tidy....
See you soooon!

CDHS

Elizabeth said...

I'm really excited for you. Dyan herself is inspirational too.

When you have a moment could you say where you get your white card for cardmaking? Your cards are always stunning.

alison290 said...

Fab projects..hope you havea blast with Tim!!!

Cheri said...

Well since I had no computer yesterday, tomorrow is today and by now your class is probably all done. I hope it was wonderful and lived up to all your expectations. Can't wait to hear the details!

Ginger said...

Those inchies are fabulous!! So much fun to look at. Tim who? :)

jillconyers said...

Love the inchies and I can't wait to hear more about the TH workshop.

Tracey said...

How fabulous!!
I love hearing of such wonderful and exciting news! :D

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Have fun at the workshop!!

Karen said...

I love what you've done with the inchies! Sian is right, they're miniature works of art.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love the inchies, especially the stamped ones.
Rinda