Monday, September 24, 2012

old + new + tape = BEST INCHIES EVER?!

i was pretty excited last week when my lovely city crafter challenge blog friends announced that the challenge for week 127 would be to incorporate inchies into a project; ever since i made my second postal card for the last JINGLE BELLES prompt i've been in a serious inchies mood! this time i knew i wanted to make a birthday card for niece lindsay. i'd envisaged the finished product being rather more *PURPLE* (her favorite color!) but other than that, i'm quite pleased with the result:

(patterned paper: amy tangerine and bo bunny plus scraps of doodlebug, pink paislee, prima, my mind's eye, dear lizzy and more; rosettes: amy tangerine, dear lizzy; tapes: love my tapes, october afternoon, recollections, hambly; brads: amy tangerine, doodlebug, october afternoon; tin pin: october afternoon; epoxy stickers: ki, michaels, susan branch; large pin and flag: pink paislee; small pins: making memories, little yellow bicycle; rub-ons: basic grey, american crafts; ink: color box; adhesives: staples brand glue tape runner, 3m foam tape, gluedots)

the other reason i was excited is that i've been thinking for a while that maybe the most PERFECT way ever to adorn inchies would be with washi and deco tape... and that the result would look quite a bit like the card i imagined for my second shot at love my tapes' september challenge which is  to incorporate tape in a grid design. unfortunately, i (incorrectly!) remembered that challenge as being open until the end of september, whereas it actually finished on friday. ah well. i was still completely inspired by the fabulous, fun layout tina walker made, and i KNOW i will use this technique again and again!


on the other hand, i'm thinking the people from retro sketches might gasp (and perhaps weep?!) when they see what i've done with this week's gorgeous minimalist retro sketch #20. don't worry, you guys, think of me as the card-making equivalent of the person at the BEGINNING of the show "what not to wear", ok?! :)


i don't think i will be the source of any controversy at so artful challenges, because i've not only used all the colors in their gorgeous magic garden inspiration, i've even thrown in some of the circley shapes AND i've definitely got the "fiesta" spirit that the picture evokes! (i know, i know, it was only a COLOR challenge, but i really found a lot more to love in that cool photo, so i went with it!)


is it just me, or does blogging "live" on the morning of the last day of a challenge make anyone else feel like a disorganized mess? what in the world did we do before auto-scheduling, eh??! it must've been like the DARK AGES, lol!

happy monday darlings! 
(is that too much of a contradiction in terms?! nahhh...)
♥♥♥

14 comments:

  1. HAHAHA! Leave it to you to load up a minimalist sketch. But you do it SO WELL!

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  2. LOVE your card!!! Each one of those terrific squares has been so well thought out and that little rosette is super! It's wonderful to have such a clever and lovely Aunt ... I know! Many thanks for playing with us at CCCB! ♥♥♥

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  3. I love your tiny inchies and all the pretties, oh ya, and cuteness too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

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  4. Fun, cute, and just plain perfect!!! SO CUTE! Love the way you did all the little inchies on here!
    Lynn

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  5. Hi Lauren!!

    WOW awesome card!!! I love every adorable detail on this GREAT job!! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card this week at CCCB :-)

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  6. LOVE, LOVE all those FAB inchies Lauren :)

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  7. I think I see one of those very same vintage epoxy stickers on one of those inchies ... every one is it's own individual piece of art coming together to form a masterpiece ... awesome.

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  8. Yes, these ARE the best inchies EVAH!! And as for being a disorganized mess, did you not read my last post????? Thanks for being Soartful, sweet Lauren!

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  9. lol i saw this and your comment on retro sketches and had to stop by!!! girl you are too funny :)

    love your super inchie card

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  10. What a pretty card! Love all the little bits and pieces here! The color combo looks so nice too!

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  11. This couldn't be more perfect for you challenge. You decorated up your inchies so perfectly.. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB!

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  12. What a cute card. So gorgeous design. I have chance to work as designing Plastic id cards online company and this card design inspire me so more. I appreciate this. Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I missed this post and how could I? I adore all those sweet inchies!!!!!

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  14. This is so colorful and cute. What an eyeful for the recipient. I envision a teen/tween girl... Love it.

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