inchies for Mom

The one of the themes this month at Inchies_onexone is Mother. I had to choose between normal and realistic, or at least between what I think is expected for this swap and what is really representative of my mother.

This is what I think people would like to receive:
The paper is Poison Ivory Iridescent from PaperTemptress, lightly burnished with distress inks.  I no longer remember where I downloaded the images.  Of course, bling is essential on a one layer inchie.

I assure you, my mother would hate these.  She might even stick her finger down her throat.

As it happens, today I got an amazing treat in the mail.  Becky Partan of My Paper Moon gifted me a bunch of small stamps - ATC and inchie size - and as I spread them over my table to admire and sort this bounty of over 70 (!!!!) stamps, I noticed that there were stamps for the four card suits.  If you know my mother, you know she loves to play cards, so I immediately went down and made these inchies.
The backgrounds are made by by laying 1/8 inch strips of red and black cardstock on sticky paper and pouring white embossing powder in the spaces between, like grout.  You can see that I got a few stray flecks of EP.  The images stamped very crisply, but blurred a little when I poured UTEE (why UTEE?  I just like the texture) over them (you can emboss over distress ink).  These inchies are made entirely from scraps, which my mother would admire greatly.

So now I have two different sets of Mom inchies - which do you think I should swap?

Oh, can't forget the challenges!
Clear It Out - quilt your scraps
Creative Craft Challenges - embossing
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - digital
Simon Says Stamp - embossing
Truly Scrumptious - vintage
Lexi's Creations - anything but a card
Our Daily Bread - no coloring

Juliet Arrighi

8 comments:

Rachel B said...

Great job at the inchies. I like the really small scraps make up your tiles! Great job. Thanks for sharing with us at Clear It Out.

Martha said...

what cute idea, love it.
THank sfor playing with clear it out.

Peggy said...

Cute inchies. Great pick for images. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

trisha too said...

FUN inchies, Juliet--I'd swap out both sets, if you have enough playing in the swap!

:)

Gerri Herbst said...

Great job on two different styles. I love the second one! gerri

sharon said...

Great Inchies, I'd swap them both if you can. Thanks for playing along at Lexis Creations. Sharon x

Shelly Schmidt said...

You have made it hard for a girl to choose- the first ones are really pretty and elegant, and the second set are very creative and cool and I love them both..... Flip a coin!

Nikbee said...

Wonderful projects. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x