Monday, 9 May 2011

Inchies in the Spotlight

Today's card is my DT card for the Crafty Cardmakers Spotlight challenge which this fortnight is to use at least 3 Inchies on your project - if you're not familiar with the term there is a great tutorial by Hero Arts here which shows one technique although there are many other ways to use them.

For me, using inchies was a challenge. Although I've had the Inkadinkado Butterflies & Birds stamp set for a couple of years I've hardly used them before. I have to admit I found it difficult to make them the main focus of my card and really had to keep going back to them before this layout came together!
I have used Distress Inks for the stamping and for edging the inchies, I also spritzed the background grasses image with mica spray which gives the whole background a lovely glimmer which is hard to photograph. I added faux stitching round the image then stamped and die cut the bird, image and die are from PaperArtsy.
I also stamped directly onto the backing paper from 7 Gypsies, again the stamps are PaperArtsy. I used linen thread and a sentiment from Stampin Up to finish the card off.

Entering this for challenges at:
2 Sisters - Distressing
Allsorts -  Use at least 3 Different Stamps
Creations by Gill M - Birds in the garden
Creative Cowgirls - Anything Goes
Scrappy Frogs - Anything goes 
Catch The Bug - Anything Goes


Sheila said...

Beautiful card Jenni! Colour is stunning and those images are so pretty! Inchies are new to me too but can see what they are now doh!! :)X

Gina said...

Gorgeous compostion Jenni!! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Creative Cowgirls:D XXX

Josephine said...

Beautiful! I saw those stamps when I went shopping too - they're lovely. The soft colours work really well, and it's a beautiful design.

Uma said...

brilliant card, glad to see neglected stamps get used

Mummylade said...

This is a wonderful creation. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

Jack said...

I love this. Those little inchie stamps match the large image perfectly. xx

Gill McCall said...

OOHH this is so cool - love it. thanks for playing along in my challenge at "CBGM"

Jackie said...

What a lovely card! Thank you for playing along with us this week at the Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I hope to see more of your work in the future!

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome card Jenni those images, the colours and design look super.
Lorraine x

sgc said...

Great card. Love those inchies. Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Challenge.

Lin said...

Gorgeous Jenni. The bird stamps are quite lovely I can just hear the dawn chorus looking at it. Love how you have shaded around your inchies it really brings them to life.

Lin xx

Melly said...

Jenni this is just stunning honey!
I love the colours you used and all the added details!
Hugs Melly xxx

gillyflower said...

love this gorgeous colours and love the birdies
gill x

Scrappy said...

Fab Card! Love your coloring and layout!! Thanks so much for joining us at Catch the Bug! Hope you'll join us again soon!

Kleeblatt said...

This is a wonderful card. I like your birds.
Thanks for playing by Creative Cowgirl. Good luck.
Hugs Monika

Eiglas said...

Lovely card Jenni - like how you married up the images with your inchies.