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Monday, April 14, 2008

Bug Inchies

These are inchies I made for a swap on the Christian Paper Artists group. Inchies are 1"x1" collages, usually made from paper or fabric. Mine are pretty simple, as this is only my second attempt at making these tiny treasures!

I stamped the ladybug in black on red paper and cut her out, then hand drew her antennae. The flowers have gold glitter glue centers. (The ladybug stamp and paper flowers are from Close to My Heart.)

"Bee Happy"
The bee and words are stamped in black ink, and then I added the dots by hand with a micron pen.

The butterfly is printed and cut out, then glued on over a random-stamped background. The background and word are edged in blue ink. (Background stamp from Magenta.)

"Dragonfly Dreams"
The background is stamped with VersaMark on textured card stock, then chalked. I freehand-cut the wings and drew the bodies. (Background stamp is "Eight dragonflies on a black and white background" from Rubbermoon.)


Tara said...

Chris, these are really, really cute! I'll have to try my hand at some, now that you've explained them to me more.

Linda said...

And...they are darling! I am now in possession of all of them - until I have to divide the spoils up and mail out!

Laura said...

Inchies are so small that at first (as a professional muralist used to working huge!) I thought they were really hard...and then I find myself in more swaps making them. I now have a collection! I'm looking forward to swapping your adorable Inchies!

Ragamuffin Gal said...

These are toooo adorable! I went to the scrapbook store in Ozark that you told me about and loved it!!! Thanks for the tip! Maybe I'll try some inchies next. Hmmm.... Blessings, Katie