12 September 2012

Small but perfectly(ish) formed

Welcome to my new and longer established followers (always feel bad calling you old for some reason!) It is half past one and I seem to have done nothing other than blog and complete one of the projects on my desk before time runs out. GOT to get this done and get something or another cleaned before guilt sets in even further! (so that does mean this will be short and sweet - everyone breath a sigh of relief:)

Never made 'Inchies' before but that was a challenge set by Neet at Artful Times, so who am I to refuse? especially when it dovetails nicely with the Fashionable Stamping Challenge which is currently Good Things Come in Small Packages. These used the Indigo Blu 'Take the Time' stamp set.


This took forever because I went to town on each inchie. Who knew something so small could involve so much work? And so for a quick run through of each one...


Top left - pocket watch on shrink plastic on a gold card background with blown alcohol inks.
Top middle - flittered cogs with soft gold pva centres.
Top right -watch centre using the coloured angelina fibres technique from previous posts.
Middle left - 'caught in crystal' embossed and highlighted with archival black ink.
Middle - sentiment on shrink plastic (trimmed carefully!)
Middle right - a random stash bead 'set' with a black Promarker.
Bottom left - die cut cog covered in Morris Dance mega flakes and set on an embossed background.
Bottom middle - cogs set into black UTEE coloured with mica powders (faux cloisonne).
Bottom right - embossed vellum coloured with copper and gold pigment inks.

Time to pull my underwear over my clothing (in a phone box of course!) and give the house a good going over so OH thinks I've been busy!!! Hugs to you all, Buttons x

37 comments:

  1. Oww what a lot of work you have done for us at Artful Times each square a mini work on art :)
    Von ♥

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  2. Fabulous little crafty pieces Buttons. Such a lot of work and so worth it.
    Hugs Brenda xox

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  3. Wow! this should be framed Buttons - its great, I couldnt choose a favourite inchie to be honest cos I like them all. Cx

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  4. Definitely worthwhile all that work because you have created exquisite mini works of art which on their own stand tall but brought together they are so harmonious.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  5. What a great layout for the card, Buttons and those inchies look great, lovely designs and techniques!

    greetings,Alie :-)

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  6. Well these really are detailed inchies - such dedication. Love them but not sure I'd have the patience but maybe it would be a good way of avoiding h*****work!!

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  7. This is gorgeous, the inchies, which I have never tried look amazing! They are certainly perfectly formed..a really lovely make Buttons! Trace. X

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  8. I love this Buttons x have never tried this but like the effect.

    Hugs Annie x

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  9. This is gorgeous!! Thank you for your comments on my blog, yeah, I think your right I may have to add a sentiment or bits not bobs. I shall play tomorrow thanks your input very helpful :) xx

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  10. Can't wait to see more of your work. Xx newest follower :D

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  11. WOW!!! AmAzing what you have done with these inches each one is fabulous.. Love it!! Hugs May x x x

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  12. This finished card is amazing ....wow xx

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  13. Ooh... here they are!! Unbelievably glorious - what an amazing collection of inchies... every one a gem in its own right, and then put together - this is a big WOWOW from me!
    Alison x

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  14. These are wonderful Buttons, each one is a little work of art in it's own right - you have a lot of patience I think. Hope Superwoman got all the housework done too - I am so sorry but it did give me a little giggle to think of you dressed like that.........Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  15. I love your inchies!! I've made three so far for my challenge entry and they look quite pathetic simply because I can't decide what to do with them!! I'll have to shake myself off and get on with it today.
    Juliaxx

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  16. A wonderful idea, great piece of art. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

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  17. Wow, wow, wow! This is just so gorgeous Buttons! I love each of these gorgeous little squares. I do love an inchie layout! Vicky x

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  18. Wow....love every inch of this piece buttons! (pardon the pun). Great techniques, so varied and each one gorgeous! You have put sooo much effort and thought into this and it looks brilliant.
    Thankyou for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

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  19. Wonderful set of inches in one of my favourite themes. A lot of techniques on this card, love it.

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  20. Such wonderful inchies and altogether they make a perfect piece of art

    Love Chrissie xx

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  21. Wow those inchies are fabulous each one has so much detail and they look great presented together lovely work x

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  22. 9 very beautiful inches you've created! So cool! Love that they're all different but coordinate perfectly! Hugs, Sandra

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  23. Beautiful project. The inchies are gorgeous, so many details ina small area. thank you for joining us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne/Meggymay

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  24. Heavy metal goodness!!! I love each pain stakingly one!!! Absolutely fabulous!!!

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  25. Hi Buttons, still laughing at the thought of your skirt tucked into your knickers, doh you are Wonder Woman te he! Fabulous inchies I love the textural metal ones they are fab. Thanks for sharing with us at FSC. xx

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  26. Thanks for joining us again at AT and thank you for attempting my challenge of inches which is a first timer. What a fabulous job you have made of them. Each one a miniature work of art in its own right.
    Love what you have done.
    Hugs neet xx

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  27. Thanks for joining us again at AT and thank you for attempting my challenge of inches which is a first timer. What a fabulous job you have made of them. Each one a miniature work of art in its own right.
    Love what you have done.
    Hugs neet xx

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  28. Fantastic mini makes Buttons, can't believe how much you got onto each little square!! Love how they fit perfectly on that nestie too!!

    Thanks for playing along this week.

    Sam - Artful Times

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  29. Hi Buttons, what a fab project for our challenge. Each little inchie is a mini work of art all by itself. Beautiful work! Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

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  30. Love this. I am always fond of squares & these little gem really go well together.

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  31. This is gorgeous! I love how each inchie is so different and wonderful!

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  32. So much work in such a small piece and what an aray of techniques you have used. Just brilliant.
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

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  33. Brilliant inchies Buttons, plus the work was well worth it for us because we get to see some beautiful pieces.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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  34. Gorgeous inchies, such a lot of texture going on there! fabulous!! Trish x

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  35. Wow Buttons! These are amazing - such a lot of little works of art and just love all that texture.
    Fabulous!
    Thanks for joining our small packages challenge at FSC, lovely to have you with us again.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  36. Congrats on the hugely deserved Spotlight over at FSC - still loving the inchies - however much stress they caused you!!
    Alison x

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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