Monday, 4 October 2010

Inchie Allsorts

This project started off as a 5''x5'' mountboard off cut, and some of my new stash by Collections Elements that I bought at Artisan.
The mountboard is covered in a thin layer of Viva Terra and then stamped in some places to create texture, painted with raw sienna and cream acrylic paint and then I very lightly dabbed on a little Inca Gold.
The Collections Element I used is a little card with nine inchies pre cut into it. After popping out the inchies I painted the frame in Old Paper Distress Crackle Paint and after drying sprayed with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist.
There are four stamped inchies using stamps from The Artistic Stamper and Stampers Anonymous. Two of the inchies are covered in TSS metal, embossed, aged with black acrylic paint, and then have a little Cloudy Blue Alcohol Ink on them. Some Lost and Found is covering two more, and finally, and ooh, I felt so naughty, I cut up an old Latin text book, which I have to admit I haven't looked at since 1976!! The Inchies are attatched with foam sticky to make them stand out from the frame. To finish off I added a few old watch parts and an old pen-nib.I would like to enter this project in three challenges.

Simon Say Stamp and Show Your Numbers, Gingersnap Creations No.71 Inchies and The Artistic Stamper October Challenge, Layers.

18 comments:

Sarah Anderson said...

Great piece, love the combination of materials and colour, and the added clock part elements :)

Helen said...

This is amazing, I love your colours and images. Wish I could have gone to Artisan.

Janet said...

great idea, I love it

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the different tiles! They each add great texture and interest to this piece!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Nancy said...

Ooohhhh ... I love this!!
Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge!

Paula said...

wow what a wonderful creation!

GlitteryKatie said...

Gorgeous!

Susan Allan said...

I love your inchie project. The colours are so lovely together and it is very sophisticated too.
Have a lovely day
Sue xx

Jackie said...

This is fabulous, Susie! The inchies are so interesting to look at - I particularly like the one with the clock.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

This is really wonderful. I love the idea of the inchies. Very cool texture with the Viva Terra and fabulous metal work too! So happy you were able to join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous mix of elements and textures Sue. I just love the style of it. B xxxx

trisha too said...

Sue, this is NICE, I REALLY like this piece!!

:)

Evelyn S. said...

So rich...and such a wonderful piece of art!

Artyjen said...

Fab inchie combo :) Know what you mean about cutting up the book....but once you start it is hard to stop! LOL
xoxo Sioux

Kat said...

wonderful piece of art,
love the colours,
Kathleen

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful work ... I love all the elements. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!

Jennie said...

Gorgeous Layering , :)) and thank you for joining in ASTC :))

Elaine said...

Great piece - love the colours and all the details with the stamping and metal.