Thursday, January 20, 2011

Six Inchies of Snow

We're expecting yet another 6 inches of snow tonight so I thought this would be the perfect time to share my latest batch of inchies, made for a Winter/Snow inchie swap.  The six inchies were fun.  The six inches coming tonight, I don't know...not so much.

I used tons of different stamps, inks, techniques and what-not, but as best I can recall I'll try to give the details.  From left to right, starting with the top row:

1.  This one uses a technique I invented using Fiskars texture plates.  Just rub the plate with a couple colors of Ranger Distress Ink, spritz with a little water and lay a piece of paper on top for a second or two and the remove the paper and let dry.  The snowflake plate that I used here makes some amazing snowy skies.  The sentiment is from smARTworks and I embossed the whole thing with clear embossing powder.

2.  The background is light blue card stock sprayed with some Smooch Spritz.  The snowflake is embossed with white EP and highlighted with some Stickles.

3.  I stamped the little penguin with grey ink, did some simple coloring, cut him out and mounted him to a scrap of printed paper.  The inchie is glazed with Ranger Glossy Accents.  Once everything was dry, I added a small green crystal.

4.  I stamped the image with blue chalk ink onto lavender paper and highlighted the snowflake with a silver glitter pen and a lavender crystal.  This one is also glazed with Glossy Accents.

5.  These penguins are part of a much larger stamp by Serendipity.  I stamped them with black ink onto printed paper, embossed with clear EP and colored with Prismacolor pencils.

6.  For this one, I stamped the fourish, from I Brake for Stamps, onto a scrap of printed paper and embossed with ivory/gold EP. 

Thanks for stopping by my studio!


  1. They are all so sweet! Isn't it fun to create small?
    Hope the snow doesn't cause much trouble. We are suppose to get 2 inches- but I sure hope not.
    Love the way you combined your post with the weather and your art. That was creative!

  2. WEll we did get that 6", didn't we?? I love your little inchies! TFS!

  3. Very cool inchies! Love them!

  4. what a great bunch of inchies ... I'm an inchie lover but I haven't made any for a while ... mmmmm, today might be a good day :-)


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