Sunday, April 6, 2008
Coming Up Roses
The theme for this week's inchies was lace. It sounded easy enough. And when I checked on the blog for the group I checked the comments to see if anyone had theirs done. Two people did and when I went to see their pictures here and here I found some great inchies. But they didn't help me with what I had on hand to create with so...
I used some gift wrap and a piece of a shopping bag from Italy to make my backgrounds. I had a piece of tatted lace I'd made years ago so that was put on one and a piece of paper doily on the other. Then I added a ribbon rose to each and some gold krylon ink to the edges. I am happy enough with these.
I guess I should get some rubber stamps that would work with such a small sized surface. It would give me more to choose from for making them into little pieces of art. Right now I just feel like I am decorating a square tile!
Actually I started with four bases: one of the others had pink giftwrap and the first piece of honiton lace I made added to it but then I got stuck as to where to go so it sits while I ponder it. The other had the same striped giftwrap as the top picture but red paper doily attached before I once again, got stuck. If anyone has any ideas I sure wouldn't mind hearing them! Do you make some and get stuck halfway through? Do you end up just tossing some? Or do you make them work for you?