(vintage items include text & images from a french language book, old ticket, greeting & playing cards; glossy black cardstock: ranger; clipart: anahata katkin; large chipboard heart: heidi swapp; small chipboard heart: fancy pants; rub-ons: mambi, creative imaginations, provocraft, 7 gypsies, oriental trading co; metal word snap & acrylic flourish: making memories; acrylic letters: joann essentials; other: dymo labeller, colorbox inks, foam tape, stickles, sharpie pen)
Saturday, August 23, 2008
makers of teeny tiny art: I SALUTE YOU!!!
i have been fascinated by inchies for awhile...but you know ME...i don't really work small...so i couldn't imagine that i'd ever get into *making* them. but then, a while ago, i saw this card that my lovely blogging friend ruby made. and i checked out this link she posted to art junk girl's fabulous 1000 squares project (so called b/c...YEAH...she made *1000* distinct and different inchies last year!!!!!) more recently, i saw this card on my friend and fellow CAARDVARK jen's blog, and it reminded me about the others and i thought, "ok fine. i gotta TRY this. if only to prove i can't do it!" :) but much to my surprise...it turned out i COULD do it!!! of course, it took me a while (& you know i'm never fast at the best of times!) plus, i think i wound up getting out 95% of my supplies, just looking for stuff that went together AND was small enough. but eventually i had a grid of inchies (in a love theme to mark my sister's sixth wedding anniversary) and they looked like this: