Wednesday, July 23, 2008

I've got an itch for Inchies

I let myself get suckered into an Inchie swap-16 times over. What's an "Inchie?" It's an 1"x 1" piece of artwork along the lines of Artist Trading Cards, (2 1/2"x 31/2"), Chunky pages, (4"x 4"), Itty Bitty pages, (3"x 3") and someone neededs to get a life and stop coming up with these things! Yes, there's even a name for 2" x 2" collages but I can't think of the name just now. Of course, I have participated in all of them minus the 2" x 2" (so far)...

The fabulous Miss Jane is hostess for the Inchie swap through Frenzy Stamper.
There were sixteen categories with 16 Inchies due per category. Who on earth wants to work that small?
These were my first set. Glutton for punishment, if you ask me. I had fun doing them! I challenged myself to use as many recyclables as possible. I save a lot of packaging and I used K and Co. Karen Hodges product packaging. I find her bright color combinations very cheery.
Recognize this plastic shopping bag with a big box store logo?
Don't know where an old chemistry book came from but the table of numbers came in handy.
Bar codes-love the graphics. Book pages torn out of Altered books.
These are recycled twice over. I used magazine pages to collage some ATCs that I couldn't resolve. I spied them in the studio and they're perfect for one of the colored Inchies. My 1" square punch is getting a lot of use in the studio!
I read a lot of magazines. I save a lot of the magazine subscription cards so I can do this with them. This reminds me. I saw a vanity plate yesterday that said, "SMYAL." I did!

Yikes! Time to get the Chicklet.

1 comment:

  1. 2X2 are twinchies and
    1.5 X 1.5 are plus size inchies
    Thanks for playing with us!!! I really like your art style.