Inchies, pink and green

It's that time of the month when the deadline for the inchies approaches.  I have two inchie mingles this month - St. Patricks Day and Pink Ribbons.


Before I show you my inchies, I want to remind everyone that I make inchies that I would like to receive.  Since I like to use my inchies as card candy, I tend to make simpler designs than some people, but when I make them, I can can very readily see them as part of a larger project.  I also make the design elements readily visible to the naked eye - I have received inchies that needed a magnifying glass to make out what was on them.

Before I made these, I tried some other things.  I tried weaving pink ribbon.  I tried using pink ribbon on plastic canvas as a needlepoint medium.  I tried the traditional loop on various colored backgrounds, and finally, this is what I liked well enough to swap.  There is an iridescent seed bead in the middle of each of those blue flower sequins holding the paper flower and pink ribbon to the black background.  I think these would look great on a card, next to a sentiment stamped in black.

Diane sent me some interesting paper finishes a while back.  This finish gives a very stone-like feel and texture, which made me think of the Blarney Stone.  I freehand cut little shamrock leaves out of some silk flower leaves I had in my stash.  They are a little irregular, but these inchies have a very interesting feel to them.  

Challenges:
Fairy Knoll - green
Mami Doodles - monochromatic green/irish
Pattie's Creations - make an embellishment
Res-Q Challenge - square
Stamp Something - flowers
Stampin for the weekend - monochrome
The Cheerful Stamp Pad - anything but a card

Juliet Arrighi

10 comments:

Linda w said...

Love your inchies, I'm falling more and more in love with inches as I see them in blogland. You've inspired me to use inchies on an atc I have to make. Hugs lin

Sandi said...

Juliet - your inchies are adorable, love the awareness ribbons!
Well Done!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Sandi
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Pattie G said...

What a cute inches! I love the handmade embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Vicki Romaine said...

I really like your inchies. The ribbon with the flower center is a nice touch and very effective. Thanks for joining "Amything But a Card" on the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Rhonda Miller said...

So cute. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge.

Beach Cat ! said...

As usual I love your work and am inspired! As a matter of fact, I chose you when I had a chance to pass on the " STYLISH BLOGGER AWARD."

Here's what you do ... You should be able to right click on the award at my blog

Here's what to do next:
1) Thank the person who gave this award to you and link it back to their blog

2) Share 8 things about yourself

3) Pass this award to 8 other individuals

4) Leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition!

Wendy Colledge said...

Fabulous! I love the green texture paper xx
Thank You for joining us at Mami Doodles and good luck in the draw too xx

Ren-Yi said...

these are fabulous! way to think outside the box. Thanks for being part of this week's Mami Doodle challenge.

Vicky said...

Very nice Juliet. love the contrast of the pink and black.and what a great idea for the sequin and a bead for the center of the flower :)

jackid said...

I love these but find them very hard to do myself just can't get them right but I admire peoplpe who do them your cards and creations are beautiful and I am now a follower
Jacki xx