Blue Monday

Or not so blue Monday as here in the UK it is a Bank Holiday πŸ™‚ However, it is still Monday and so time for a new word to play with at Every Inchie Monday. This week it is indigo. Indigo is one of those mysterious colours. As I child, I would ask for a definition only be told “Well, it’s not exactly blue and it’s not purple, it’s somewhere in between.” Not much help if you’re a seven year old whose current obsession is drawing rainbows. Leaving aside the rainbow connection indigo is also used in the context of ink and denim jeans. I’ve decided to use the latter as the marker I would use when making my little collection of inchies for this week.


The indigo colour was made by layering three different blue Promarkers, starting with the lightest colour, and then using a blending pen over the top. The first two inchies give a very definite nod to denim.


I made a little pocket and then a tiny pair of jeans. I used a white pen for the stitching and then went over the top with an orange glitter gel pen. The little stud on the pocket is a blob of platinum Stickles.


The next inchie is my transition inchie. I’ve used some Chipped Sapphire to stamp the book page Star, a stamp by Stampotique, and added the stitching as before.


The finalΒ bunch are just simple stamping. I’ve used a butterfly stamp and Chipped Sapphire.

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Enjoy your day and thanks for buzzing by.




Blue Monday — 19 Comments

  1. Oww, I love the butterfly ones, so pretty, and your jeans are all so cute, You have such patience and endless imagination.

    I hope you are enjoying this sunshine.

    Dionne xx

  2. These look great, love the butterflies especially! Enjoy your day hope you find time to play. ~Diane

  3. Yet another wonderful project! I especially like the denim ones; your faux stitching is a great idea, and the glitter glue makes the stitches look 3-D. Love that star! And the idea of a jeans pocket is a cool one.
    All of these have backgrounds that seem to have a texture. Is that neat effect from your coloring or are the inchie surfaces themselves a bit textured?
    I hope you enjoyed your day off πŸ™‚

    • Thank you Roberta. So glad you noticed the texture – I used the blender pen to colour through a scrap of muslin on some of them and on others I used the pen to do cross hatching.

    • Ha ha – I know, you can’t beat it! I’d like to tell you I was restrained in my eating of it, but I can’t!! Thanks for you kind comments.

    • Thank you Annette and you need to take that idea to a higher level, a perfect name for a butterfly – genius πŸ™‚

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