Crepe paper inchies

I needed to make some heart inchies for a mingle, so when I saw these cute cupcakes at Designed2Delight, I knew they would be perfect!

The frosting is done with liquid applique, and the rest of the image is colored with markers.  I wanted an interesting background, but nothing that would overpower the tiny images.  I noticed a roll of pink crepe paper sitting on my desk - I glued it onto cardstock for strength, and when it draied, I layered the cupcakes on top.

The next inchies I needed to make needed to have text on them.  I have an old bible that is falling apart that I sometimes use - I thought I would cut squares out of it and layer little doves on top.  However, I couldn't find it anywhere, so I started looking for other ideas.  
The text here is from the obituary section of the newspaper - the print is very small!  I sponged a little distress ink on the text to soften it.  I decided to go with dragonflies instead of doves.  These were punched from scraps of the crepe paper I used for cupcake backgrounds, and the bodies were colored with marker.   

Challenges:
Cheerful Stamp Pad - relax ("eternal rest" is as relaxed as you can get!)
Tuesday Throwdown - valentine
Aly's Sunday Challenge - things with wings
Scrappy Frogs - cupcakes
Crafty Emma - no designer papers

Juliet Arrighi



6 comments:

Vicki Romaine said...

I like your dragonflies.

Sherrie Conner said...

These are so cute! Little inchies must be fun to create! And fast too, huh? Cute! Love the D2D cupcake ones especially! :)
Thanks so much for sharing them with all of us at Designed2Delight!! :)

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Very cute! Thanks for joining us at scrappy frogs challenge blog! : )

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What beautiful inchies! I just love your color scheme and the pink dragonflies. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great inchies! Love the cupcakes they look yummy!

Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

BarbaraW said...

The dragonfly inchies are cool. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.