Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Variations on a theme with inchies and one more for less is more....

Good morning you all. I was looking forward to sleeping a little longer this morning, but someone outside is playing with a pneumatic drill again, frightening the birds, waking poor old ladies and supposedly repairing holes in the road - sigh - there are enough of them after the last, hard winter!
Yesterday I played with some paper which I painted, stamped, embossed etc. I like to try out my stamps and techniques this way, and it does give me some beautiful paper to play around with. I cut some birds out of it - I love this Sizzix sparrow die - and used the leftovers to make inchies. Then I played with the inchies till I liked the way they looked. Strangely enough, they all ended up nearly the same....
Anway, here they are:
















As I said, just playing around, and the cards are very simple, no matting, no big embellishments, but I like them. I am entering them into the challenges at *Spotlight* and *Just for Fun*

And then I made another one for *Less is More*, this time using a TH die cut and corrugated card - grunge meets CAS, so to speak.
The photo is a bit fuzzy, sorry, but the automatic focus on my camera is not working properly, it also seems to be suffering from old age!

I have all the envelopes ready to send off to my 5 winners from my Giveaway last Friday, I will be braving the dragon in the post office with my mail art letters even though I am not St. George!

Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for visiting, and for all your lovely comments, which really mean a lot to me!

46 comments:

  1. Love the effects you've achieved by "playing around" and the white card is beautiful. Good luck with the dragon - I'm off to see the vampire this morning.
    Hugs xx

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  2. Enjoy - I was at the vampire's yesterday. Today I'm off to visit the witch - no, not the one from Oz!

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  3. Valerie, the inchies are fab, what lovely colours, and another beautful LIM card (I can tell you're enjoying the white this week!). Finally, think of the lion from the Wizard of Oz - courage! Suze xx

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  4. Oh these are delightful inchies for Just For Fun and love the white on white all those straight lines :)
    Von x

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  5. Super selection, your LIM card is lovely and I applaud the use of corrugated card

    Kathyk

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  6. To use corrugated card is a first for us...it's a very different effect, and simply charming. It looks as though you had lots of fun making these cards.
    Thanks so much once more.
    Chrissie
    Lady LIM
    "Less is More"

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  7. Great way to use inches ... clever. Like the results using the bird. Great results with the corrugated bird and cage. A whole new look. Have a great day, Valerie. Hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  8. Valerie once again you have inspired me never thought to do the in hoes like that they are very effective , beautiful stamping and the bird is marvelous . As for you wow love that you have used corrugated cardboard very clever and very inspirational. I think you enjoy going to the PO and teasing that poor lady I bet your envelopes are getting more and more extravagant ,

    Have a lovely drill free day , isn,t it funny how they only drill in the early hours ,

    Marie

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  9. Oh these are very pretty. love the white on white...- I love the symbolism of a beautiful bird....you did a great job with these! have a wonderful day! xo

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  10. A gorgeous selection of cards, I love your inchie creations, the bird die is a beauty. Yvonne x

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  11. LOVE these and the crackled birds are so cooool!
    We have some roads that are in need of repair, too..like you said, a harsh winter is pretty hard on them...sorry they disrupted your sleep!

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  12. These are stunning Valerie. Love the paper you made and I think the last painted bird one just has the edge for me as I love the scroll stamped on it. Love the texture on the white one too.
    It's noisy here too today as a neighbour is having some work done but at least it didn't wake me up!
    Fliss xx

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  13. Love all the cards you've made today. Your LIM card is fab! I do like the effect you get with corrugated card - fab!

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  14. Love the use of corrugated card on your LIM card. Carol x

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  15. wow Valerir these crackled birds are something special i adore the corrugated birdcage too it s wonderful,I find your creations are always very inspiring !

    Hugs June
    x

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  16. Just love all your birds. Cant decide which is a favorite, I think the first one....but the white on white theme is pretty too! Fabulous work, take care, gerri

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  17. Lovely cards. I'm a big fan of making my own patterned paper but yours are several notches above. You've given me lots of inspiration here - also love that TH die and the corrugated card was an inspired move!

    cheers,
    Malyn at ThinkInkCreative

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  18. Love how you have used the inchies, Valerie! The Less is More card is stunning. Another brilliant creation.

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  19. Just cannot think how to start this as always everything is so pretty and interesting to look at. Love the sparrow die not seen it! The inchies and all the matching card and using the same papers for both inchies and birds love it.

    White on White sensational and clever love it. XOXO Zoe

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  20. Love all of these are a great idea to match the bird and the inchies

    xxx

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  21. Lovely LIM card, a lovely effect from the ripply card!

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  22. These are beautiful, love the white on white, so clever!

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  23. Beautiful cards...love the white on white with the corrugated! Super TWEET !

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  24. Valerie, all lovely cards! I really love the corragated look on the LIM card!

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  25. These are just beautiful Val, I too love your use of colour, birds are my fave!
    Suzie xxx :)

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  26. Hi
    An abundance of beautiful birdies. I was particularly drawn to the second card, with the pink tones and the white card is so striking.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  27. love the cards you have done, the pinky one is my favourite, but they are all good

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  28. Thanks so much for playing along with our Spotlight feature at CCM, I love the way you played with the inchies, to achieve different looks. Your cards are wonderful. Caz

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  29. Beautiful cards - your inchies are gorgeous! I love the effects you got on those little squares!

    Thanks for joining the Inchies challenge at Spotlight Challenges!

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  30. I love the white corrugated card. I have made cards with corrugated paper but they have never turned out as gorgeous as yours.
    ps: Thanks for dropping by my blog
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  31. Loving the inchie cards and for the less is more I would just add a coloured ink around the edges so you can see all the lovely detail I really don't think that would bother them as it's still white on white.

    Love Dawn xx

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  32. All fab projects. The die cut bird is terrific.
    Regards Florence.

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  33. A great selection of inchie cards but my top favourite is that fab white on white card, so full of great texture. Annette x

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  34. Valerie, your inchie cards are beautiful! I also like the effect of crimping your card for the die cuts. It is stunning in white.

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  35. This is a beautiful set of cards.
    jenjoy x

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  36. Gorgeous set of cards to include your inchies.

    Thanks for playing with JFF this week.

    Your white on white is stunning.

    Sam xxxx

    http://sam21ski.blogspot.com/

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  37. I really like the last corrugated card. It is all about texture which being more of a fiber artist, is what I find most attractive! Ha, its also another prompt for my wall hanging!

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  38. It's fun to play around, isn't it?

    Oh those dragons in the Post Offices, we have them here too :o)
    Good luck!

    xx

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  39. Love your embellishments! :-)

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  40. brilliant collection they are super

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  41. Thanks for joining us at JFF this week with your fab inchies. Each different but stunning in every way.
    Love your white on white by the way.
    Hugs. Meet x

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  42. Great mixture of textures, love the bird cage
    Thank you!
    Diva LIM mandi
    Less is More

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  43. Wow how gorgeous are these! Love all the different colour schemes.

    Thanks for joining in the Inchie fun at The Spotlight Challenge.

    Lin xx

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