Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Inchies

The challenge this week at the 'Artful Times' Blog is to make inchies.  So, yesterday I decided to inch my way into the kitchen and get started. Good that Neet didn't ask for anything big, there was just about enough space left on the table to work in this small scale. I found some inchies made of mount-board - no idea where they came from, and used them as the foundation. The first two have been covered with scraps of some script paper. I then added the rose transfers, before giving them three coats with clear varnish. I did this with all of the inchies, front and back. I wanted to make them into magnets, which I will do as soon as I have found where those cowardly magnets have hidden themselves.

Here I have used TH fragments to cover two mini photos, left my Mum and that's me on the right. The 'backsides' have been made and varnished as before.


For these two I used some scraps of marbled paper for the front, adding a piece of old jewelry and lots of glossy accents on the left, and a stamped heart and a little key on the right.


I managed to find one little what-not or whatever it is called to make this one into a pendant. The background is again marbled paper, and the hand a little charm



And this is what the famous 'backsides' look like.


Was fun doing something different!

I am also entering the inchies into the first challenge at ABAC - anything but a card.
This afternoon I have an appointment at the radiologists for a computer tomography (cat scan) to look into my knee. I hate going into that machine, so please keep your fingers crossed for me that I don't take fright and b*gger off before they get me into it, as I had to wait two months for this appointment!
Have a good day you all, take care and thanks for visiting!

39 comments:

  1. These are so pretty, hard to believe they are so tiny! Have a nice day, hugs, Sarah

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  2. Wow! Just gorgeous Valerie. All so different too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  3. Oh Valerie they are delightful and adore your pendant :) thanks for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von ♥

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  4. Great inchies, they all turned out really well. I love making the little darlings as well.

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  5. Wonderful, wonderful inchies Valerie..I'm still jealous of your supple of gorgeous images!
    (((Hugs))) for the scan...stay strong..I had to have valium for the one and only cat scan I've had...:(
    Will be thinking of you.xx

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  6. Valerie, first of all, many best wishes for your scan - be strong and remember: you can do it and before you know, it will all be over.
    Now, to these stunning little inchie projects. The floral ones caught my eye first on my blog list and then when I popped in to look more closely, I find that you have made the most stunning collection
    I've ever seen of these delightful little beauties. I love the little images of your Mum - so beautiful and something to treasure.
    I love how you've used some little charm treasures too.
    Can you tell that I love these?!
    Thanks so much for sharing these with us at ABAC's first challenge.
    Juliaxx

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  7. This is a very good idea to use inchies for. :) Awesome!

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  8. You should start a shop Valerie. Those inchies are just adorable. Great as pendants! Do you might if i add the link to this post to my FB page. I love to spread the creativity around! x Julie

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  9. These inchies are gorgeous, so much detail in such a small space.Will be thinking of you this afternoon, hope all goes well.
    Yvonne x

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  10. WOW! Valerie, these are all exquisite. Fingers very firmly crossed. Hope all goes well. Will be thinking of you. Take care. Lots of Hugs.
    Florence x

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  11. oh my gosh this work is beautiful, such an inspiration you are, you truly love what you do, I can tell by the way you write about your creations, good luck with the Cat scan, close your eyes and go somewhere else in your mind, it will be over in a jiffy!

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  12. oh my gosh this work is beautiful, such an inspiration you are, you truly love what you do, I can tell by the way you write about your creations, good luck with the Cat scan, close your eyes and go somewhere else in your mind, it will be over in a jiffy!

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  13. Be brave for that CAT scan, so sorry you have to go through that. I'd hate it too.

    Your inchies look good even at the back!

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  14. Beautiful! I love how amazing your work always turns out, no matter what size it is!
    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  15. Your inchies are gorgeous Valerie! I love the one of your Mom and you and the pendant is stunning! Great idea to make them into refrigerator magnets too! I hope all goes well and you don't run off before the test is done! Just keep busy planning your next project in your mind, I am sure it will go fast. Take care.

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  16. Hi Valerie, hope the scan went okay. Don't think I'd like that, I can get a bit claustrophic sometimes. Your inchies are fab, beautiful roses, lovely pics and some great 'arty farty' ones to finish off. Must try and join in this challenge. Hugs, Suze xx

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  17. Hi Valerie

    I hope everything has gone ok at the hospital... sending you love xxxx

    I love your inchies.... they are so cute. Especially the ones of you and your mum.... beautiful.

    Love Karenx

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  18. Brilliant my friend. These are all fabulous. I am loving your inchies
    hugs June x

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  19. Really hope you made it through the cat scan without too much trauma. LOVE LOVE LOVE your inchies - especially the photographs. Absolutely beautiful The others are so original as well. You have a wonderful creative mind, Valerie! hugs, Donna

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  20. Hi Valerie I adore those inches especially the one of you and you're Mum. I do hope the hospital visit was over with quickly. Hugs Sandra XXX

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  21. Awesome little inchies. I haven't made any of these for a long time but yours make me want to try some again. Thanks for the inspiration.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

    PS, hope your cat scan went well.

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  22. What a variety and sooo gorgeous :) Thanks for joining us at ABAC :) :)

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  23. Those inchies are just fabulous! I admire anyone who can create something so beautiful on such a small scale!

    Sending good thoughts for your test today!

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  24. Hope you stuck around at the hospital long enough for you to have the scan you've been waiting ages for. Good luck with it, hope it goes well.

    Now to your fabulous inches, all of them. Love how you've used the fragments too, but my favourite is the bottom one, I think it's because it's on the chain ready to wear.

    Thanks for having fun and playing along with us this week.

    Sam - Artful Times

    xxx

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  25. You are so talented and so creative I just love seeing all the different mediums you work with. These are gorgeous..

    I do hope all went well with your scan..

    Hugs~

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  26. All of the inchies are just terrific.

    The varnish gives them so much depth.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  27. Lovely artwork, Valerie! :]
    Best of luck, with your scan... will keep you in my prayers. ~xx

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  28. Hope your scan went well! My DH has issues with these as well!
    Your inchies may be small but they are full of beauty! I love the variety you created and the idea of using them as magnets, especially the photos!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card Challenges!

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  29. Aaah, late reading this so late with good wishes. Hope it all went well. I do love what you've done with the fragments... such a great variety!

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  30. gorgeous inchies Valerie especially love the photographs, what a lovely idea and a permanent and constant reminder.

    Marie

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  31. gorgeous inchies Valerie especially love the photographs, what a lovely idea and a permanent and constant reminder.

    Marie

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  32. Hi Valerie - such works of art so very very pretty, I like the ones with the photos on - so precious. Hope all went well at the hospital - dont bugger off stay and get it sorted! Cx

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  33. Sorry I am late and so could not add my wishes for luck with the scan. I was in hospital myself last week so am late in commenting Hope you did manage to stay though but I can understand your not liking those things. I just can't get my breath in that situation.
    Anyway, on to your creations and what a lot there are. Each time I scrolled down I got a different idea for inches and I am so glad I chose this subject and you got so involved.
    Lovely work, could not choose a favourite - the pendant is a brilliant idea with the "thingie" for the chain. Is it a 'bale'?

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  34. Oops! clicked before saying "Hugs, Neet xx"

    Hugs, Neet xx

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  35. Beautiful inchies. Love how you used the jewelry bits. Brillant!

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  36. they are all gorgeous but I think my favourites are the photos. Hope your scan went OK x Lavinia

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  37. these inchies are just too cool...what a great way to use those photos! Thanks for joining us on our debut challenge at Anything But A Card!

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