Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Back to Inchies


I am back to getting some inchies done. This week we had a guest designer over at Inchybyinch blog . Jeanette Waters of H20 Creations suggested we do inchies in black and white reversal. Well, two of mine are real reversals - the roses. The other two are from our big snowstorm this winter (about 4-6 inches of snow - a lot for us!). One is my black dog Sambo against the white snow and the other is a snow-covered tree against the night sky. One way or another, I think I fit the theme.
I used photos for these inchies, played with them in PhotoShop Elements and shrunk them down before printing them out. They just seemed like postage stamps to me today (maybe because they were photos) so I cut them out with wavy scissors and edged them with black marker.
Come on, give it a try. These can be made in your favorite medium whether it's beads, drawing, embroidery, stamping, quilting or whatever. Just one teeny little inch and you are done. And you feel good for doing it too.

11 comments:

Fiona Whitehead said...

Wow - stunning inchies Timaree - very very clever - love your dog!

Jeanette said...

Timaree,

What wonderful Black and White Reversal images. I love the extras. Sambo is very cute. The frosted tree is fabulous. Thanks for sharing these with us.

Jeanette

Irish3 said...

Ohhh I love your inchies too! The edging is the perfect compliment to finish them off. Of course I'm partial to your sweet dog that posed so nicely for the snowy inchie! Great pic and great inchies.

Fannie said...

great inchies, T!

Farrary said...

What a wonderfully creative way to use your own photos. Angela

missy k said...

These are great..... love the wavy edges.... and your dog is lovely. I agree with you about Ikea.... I love the little things best too.... my gerbera is on my desk at work and it is so sweet.... I only work two days a week - so I hope it doesn't disappear by the time I go back!!!!
Karenx

Gez said...

Gorgeous inchies. The wavy edges look great. I love your extra ones too. Sambo looks soooo cute. Take care. xx

Jacquie said...

What a great idea! I love your inchies, and am partial to postage stamp art. This fits right in with that. Your pup is so cute!

AliMayes said...

Love the idea of the wavy edges - I must try that some time. And your dog is great too!
Ali xx

Magpie Sue said...

You make it very tempting to play along! Lovely inchies :- )

Happy Easter to you too!

The Lone Beader said...

Inchies are so fun! I am thinking about making some myself!