Monday, 7 January 2013

Every Inchie Monday

Hello lovelies

One of the promises I made to myself for 2013 is to do more crafting.  I am, however, Queen of Procrastination, and if I don't have a specific project to work on then I tend to just ....well... do absolutely nothing at all!!  My good friends over at the bears blogged about a challenge they're taking part in called 'Every Inchie Monday'. Details of this challenge can be found HERE where lots of inspirational words are used for the weekly 'Inchie challenge' - which is basically to create a piece of artwork on a base of one inch square.

Goodness me - crafting on a square measuring 1 inch by 1 inch is very flippin' difficult!  I have a brilliant punch which I thought would do the trick and be the perfect size - however on measuring the punch out I found out that they were more than twice the size of the inchie size we are supposed to be working with! EEK!   Ah well - it was a challenge after all!  This week's inspirational word is "star".

Anyway, here's my 'effort'.  A square inch of textured card stock, sprayed with Perfect Pearls Mist in pewter for a little shimmer factor.  I then paper pricked the rear of the inchie with a paper pricking tool into a star shape and used some pink embroidery floss to stitch the design and edge around the card.

Here's the tadahh!!


Tadahh!!

Ah well - I tried!  On to the next one!

17 comments:

  1. Yay, you joined in, we love your inchie.

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  2. I love your pretty little pink inchie star, Kim. So glad you are joining us. I am a little behind this week, but hopefully post mine tomorrow. It would be great if you would post to the Flickr Every Inchie Monday group, too. It's lovely to see all the different weekly interpretations in a row:
    http://www.flickr.com/groups/1598682@N21/

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  4. Wow, you are setting a good standard.

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    1. I don't know about that but thank you! :)

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  5. I'm new at this too, but have absolutely NO previous crafting or art experience. i agree that working on a square inch is WAY harder than I thought it would be. You did a great job with your star!

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    1. Well you did good too! It's good to have a challenge eh?! Thanks for dropping by x

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  6. Oooooo. Stitchy! I like that.

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  7. very sweet! I know what you mean, when I started making and exchanging fabric postcards years ago, I thought 4 x 6 ins was TINY!
    Some while back I saw a large frame containing a collection of about 100 inches, placed side by side in rows, the effect was fabulous!

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    1. I really was quite shocked when I saw how tiny it was! Like.... "EEK what am I doing" type shocked!! lol Bet the 100 inchies looked fab!

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  8. What a lovely, textural inchie! Love how you've hand-stitched it! And yes, they are tiny!!!!

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  9. Kim, glad you joined us & I love your inchie, I cant sew to save my life so I am in awe of those that can. great job for a first one & cant wait to see what you come up with for the rest of the year. last year was my first year & I have had a blast & I bet you will too

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  10. Love your stitching! What a fun shaped star!

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