Alice blue

So finally I have reached the last day of my wonderful and very long Christmas break. I intend to spend today being very self-indulgent before the return to the old routine tomorrow.

Today I am sharing my first project of the year for Every Inchie Monday.Β There are 52 new words for all the players to get their teeth into and I hope I can join in every week in 2014. There are two words to kick off the first week – Alice blue. P1060896For my inchies I first coloured white card with Broken China distress stain which is a lovely “Alice blue.”


Next I used a script stamp and Salty Ocean distress ink. The butterfly stamps are from a fabulous new set by Darkroom Door called “String Inspiration.” I stamped the butterflies in black Memento ink and then punched out the inchie squares.


I stamped each butterfly again, coloured them with distress ink, cut them out and then applied them over the top of the original stamped image.


To finish them off, I inked round the edges, to give a little more definition to the square and then added a tiny pearl.


The eagle eyed among you may have noticed that I am no longer keeping tally of my craft packages ordered/received. I decided that as one of my resolutions was to not buy any new crafting stash, except essentials, it was probably a little superfluous. However, if I break my resolution I will of course ‘fess up to you all!!

Thanks for buzzing by.



Alice blue — 22 Comments

  1. So sweet! I love that you share your techniques and materials. One of your butterflies has tiny little sparkles under it. How did you make those, please? This is a whole new world for me.

    • Thank you Nancy and I am always happy to share how I do I project, so if I miss anything out please just ask. The sparkles are where I started to add highlights and a pattern with a white gel pen but it didn’t show up as well as I’d hoped! πŸ™‚

  2. I like the way the butterfly is flying off of the page. Your inchies are just beautiful! Thanks for really breaking down each step of your process. It will help those of us just joining the inchie world.

  3. I really enjoy seeing your inchies. This is an area I’ve never experimented with because I tend to work on a larger scale, but you’ve inspired me to give it a go. I’ll let you know how it works out. I have no idea how to post something on a computer, and since our printer doesn’t even have a scanner (I don’t know how to use that, either), I’ll just have to let you know by email πŸ™‚

    • Thank you so much for taking the trouble to leave so many lovely comments. I really appreciate it and it was a lovely surprise to find them this morning before my dreaded return to work. xx

  4. OH your inchies are so pretty, love how you made the butterflies stand out so wonderfully. Too bad you’re so far away I’d send you some of my rubber stamps I’m getting rid of. Have rarely used rubber stamps in long time so to make room for other things I need to purge. Have bunch of clay and tools for it to purge also. And who knows what else. Have so much to go thru, just started today. No hurry, have all winter. Hubs had a suggestion, just get rid of all of it. I won’t repeat what I responded to that, naughty me. Hope your holidays were wonderful.

    • Thank you! You have started what I plan to do but I don’t think I’m brave enough to get rid of any crafty stuff – you’ll know what it’s like, every scrap of paper is hoarded “just in case!” However, I’m going to declutter everything else – that way there will be lots of room for all my crafty purchases – tee hee! Hope you’re keeping warm – sounds to be very, very cold across the pond.

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