Today I have a swap to share with you. After struggling with my mojo for a while I managed a few hours crafting this past Saturday and although it took a while to get into it I was pleased to have some swaps I had to make to force me to continue rather than just give up. And in the end I was happy with my makes.
So the first was a set of inchies with the theme “Eye eye”.
I chose to go for distress oxide backgrounds and then these fun make a monster stamps. I kept to the same set of eyes on each row but on a different monster body.
I highlighted the eyes with white and black paint pens. Then I gave each inchie a coat of clear embossing powder to give them some shine.
I love how these turned out. I stuck them to a card for the recipient.
Today I have a project I made a few weeks ago but forgot to share on my blog. Don’t know why but I was neglecting blogging. Possibly because it’s been so busy, possibly because my mojo was absent for a while and I got out of the habit!
Whatever the reason… I’m back today!
So these twinchies were for a swap and I loved creating them.
There were lots and lots of layers of distress oxides and smooshing and then stamping. Then embossing and embossing and embossing!
I used the lavinia stamps fairy and then alpha stamps for the sentiment on the top.
I finished off with some bling!
Really lovely ethereal background and you can never go wrong with a lavinia silhouette stamp!
Another swap to share… this time some inchies using the following colour palette…
The colour palette reminded me of a sunflower against blue skies.
Here is what I made…
I used blue ink to smoosh the watercolor the inchies in and then stamped using the dark brown archival ink and the Hardwood stamp.
I then added the spotty washi to three of the inchies and strips of the yellow washi to two of the inchies. Into the strips I added the words sun flower.
Then I inked the edge of each inchie and added an embellishment sunflower from the stash. I then arranged them onto the yellow cardstock.
Love this bright and beautiful selection of inchies.
Today I have another set of twinchies to share that I made for a Facebook group.
The theme was Under the Sea. I started with watercolour paper and added layers of distress oxide. Then I started stamping with the For the Love of Stamps set. I added the feature images with black soot oxide and then added some clear emboss on then to give them shine.
Then I finished off with a coat of normal distress ink to give it more depth.
Mounted them onto cardstock to send to the recipient.
Love the colour variation with the oxides in the background.
I decided on something a bit different for this month’s inchies and used a stamp of a bridge to stamp partial images for the inchies.
I started with some paint brayered on the black cardstock and this provided a nice medium onto which to stamp the image.
I then used a couple of colours of the Inktense pencils to add some shading and then used a waterbrush to activate the colour.
I decided to then add a layer of embossing to finish them off and give them a glaze.
So a fun and different way to decorate my inchies this month. Hope the recipients enjoy them!
I made my inchies for this month’s swap at UK stampers forum and use the Mama Elephant Cats Miaow stamps to create the focal image and then had fun colouring them with pencils.
Aren’t they the cutest kittens?
Love how they each have a personality and how the colouring shows up under the layer of embossing.
Hopefully the recipient like them too!
I joined in with another swap, this time 9 Wings inchies… here is what I made…
I used dragonfly and butterfly stickers onto the patterned background and edged each one with black soot. I also added the sentiment stickers and stamped the Hot Picks stamped word Fly and heat embossed it.
I put them onto some copper foil card and then mounted it onto patterned paper.
Love how these look and they will make a lovely card front.