I've messed around with this for a week now so I'll just put it on and hope I'm in time. No time for waffle, here's what I made and I have to say it has caused me endless trouble and I don't think inchies are for me. . . not in the near future anyway:
(rubbish photography too - all in all, not a good week!).
|I made a corner bookmark using my inchie tile as an embellishment.|
The card was cut then coloured with distress inks and stamped with distress. The lace is a die cut which was inked using matching colours to the card.
|The back of the bookmark has a piece of acetate attached to prevent it falling off the page.|
The card was inked and stamped as previously described.
Your tile is absolutely beautiful Julia - I zoomed in on the photograph and the colours look fantastic! And what a great idea for a bookmark. A stunning project.ReplyDelete
They say it's the little things that make it special and your inchies have made your book mark that bit special :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
Hey you, outstanding job here. I know you aren't happy with it but faux cloisonne can be a real oik to get right - trust me, I messed with one the other night for 3 hours!! In the end it has created a real gem for your bookmark, which is also genius btw. I'd thought about doing a bookmark recently but it didn't occur to do a corner one like this. Love it to bits. Think it may be time to focus on doing the crafting we enjoy rather than 'chasing the challenge'? That's been my reflection of the day whilst steam cleaning the cloakroom!!! Don't ask:) Hope your mojo returns v. soon. Huge hugs, Buttons xReplyDelete
I love this as not only is it so pretty but as a Bookworm I cannot abide anyone who turns over the corner of a book page, it is a pet hate of mine LOL.ReplyDelete
Hi Julia, You may not be impressed, but I am. The colours look gorgeous, I love this technique, but have never tried it with black. I love the corner bookmark, and the acetate back is a great idea.ReplyDelete
To one who did not take part in the making (and its' difficulties) of it, your inchie just looks awesome. Be asured!ReplyDelete
Greetings from Vienna,
die amelie x
I tried to understand how you've made the inchie, but I guess I failed a bit on that, Julia...so I just watched the pictures and I must say...It looks amazing to me, like a found treasure from old times...You did great!!! As usual :-)))ReplyDelete
Have a nice and relaxed evening, hugs, Alie :-)
Really lovely colours for the bookmark and the inchie is amazingReplyDelete
Love Chrissie xx
Julia this is really gorgeous inchie and great idea, don`t be so critical!ReplyDelete
Hugs from Slovenia
Well done for persevering this is absolutely gorgeous! and what a great idea for a book mark.its really lovely. Thank you for your very prompt and lovely comment you just left me, I've only just finished that post.xReplyDelete
I think your inchie looks greaton the bookmark, the acetate on the back is a great idea! I have never tried inchies, should imagine they are hard...I need more space to spread out! Hugs trace xReplyDelete
There's nothing wrong with this Julia, it's a lovely inchie, and what a great idea for a bookmark.ReplyDelete
Hello Julia!I would love to give you the "Child's shoe"-award for blogs, which are still young, to help them a little to get better known in blogland!ReplyDelete
If you are interested in it, please, come around and have a closer look at the badge and the conditions.
They do say beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I guess a lot of people love what you have done here. Buttons gave me some good advice recently and said just do the challenges you really want to do, so now I do and I feel so much better and when Mr Mojo takes a hike it doesn't matter ........ is it worth a try? I think the bookmark is a genius idea, love the acetate at the back.....Crafty hugs my friend, Anne xReplyDelete
Ooh Julia its beautiful. What fab crimbo pressies you could make of these but from the sounds of it you wouldn't want to be facing something like it anytime soon. I hope your muse returns to you soon my lovely but please be assured that the quality of your work is as fab as always.ReplyDelete
Big hugs x x x x
...this is awesome Julia, such a cool project, very inovative too!...the sky's the limit with this one and would make great little tree presents...a fabby posting...Mel :)ReplyDelete
I think your inchie is glorious... such a luscious patina, and the finished bookmark is an object of great beauty. If this is a Mojo-less piece, I can't wait for his (inevitable) return! I think Buttons is right - I reversed my challenge pattern a while back... Unless it's a challenge that really inspires me (like the House of Bears one this month for instance), I make and then see if there are challenges which fit - incredible how often there are! But, never mind all that... I still think this piece is a wonder!ReplyDelete
Your inchie is beautiful ! At first glance I thought I was seeing beads on it ! It makes a great embellishment for the bookmark. I've been playing around with Twinchies and I thought they were small ! Enjoy the rest of the week, ShirleyxReplyDelete
What a great bookmark! I've never played with inchies, but I think that this looks totally awesome. Love the colours and texture. You've given me some food for thought. DiReplyDelete
I think your inchie tile is gorgeous and I really love how you put your corner book page marker on acetate, that is genius!waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)ReplyDelete
So sorry you did not enjoy this challenge but good on you for persevering with it. I must say the end result is stunning! Love that corner bookmark and what a brilliant idea putting that acetate on is. Must try that myself.ReplyDelete
Thanks for joining us at AT with that stunning entry.
Hugs, Neet xx
The corner book page is beautiful Shirley and your inchie is a great piece of art.ReplyDelete
It's beautiful, don't give in so easily. I hope you'll re-visit making inchies again soon.ReplyDelete
Thanks for making the deadline and playing along again this week.
Sam - Artful Times
You are way too hard on yourself! This is the coolest use of an inchie I've seen! What a cool idea, and your inchie is absolutely gorgeous! Love the black and gold...so elegant. Mojo looks good from here.ReplyDelete
Hello there, I've just popped over from Karen's blog and I'm glad I did, some lovely designs here:0) Particularly like this bookmark, beautiful stampng and colouring, Gay xReplyDelete
What a great idea to make a bookmark to display your inchie, love the colours and beautifully done.ReplyDelete
Thank you for your comment on my post too, really appreciate it.
The other Julia x
I too struggle with inchies (way too small of a canvas for me!), but your creation puts any attempt of mine to shame!! Love the gold with the deep rich colors and using it for a bookmark was inspired! Fantastic creation!!ReplyDelete