Implausible Inchies

Yep, “implausible.” That’s the word for this week’s Every Inchie Monday challenge. Hats off to my fellow players who have not only managed to come up with great ideas, they have also executed them brilliantly. I struggled with this one. My first thought was simply to use a dictionary entry as a backdrop and then create a little collage from found bits and pieces. However, once I’d reduced the dictionary entry to size it was so tiny you couldn’t read it. The definition wasn’t very helpful, it being “not plausible.” So after further thought, I decided to go with some themes that, in my world, are entirely plausible but for the majority of people entirely implausible. P1080124

First up is a silhouette image of a scene from Alice in Wonderland and I’ve simply added some colour to the background. The image is another from from the Gecko Galz Charming Silhouettes digi stamp set that you’ve seen me use a lot. I love both Alice in Wonderland and Alice Through The Looking Glass (my favourite of the two) and decided that every event could be deemed implausible.


My other two inchies are made using images from this month’s new digi stamp release from the Gecko Galz Pixie Chicks. It was only after I had made the inchies that I realised I would have to wait until today, when the new sets go “live,” to do my blogpost.

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I have simply coloured these images in and added a bit of sparkle with a gel pen. I especially like the fairy sharing a secret with the Koala. In that little scene it’s the Koala that makes it implausible! The other is the Tea Fairy.

All the new releases from the Gecko Galz are now live on the website and don’t forget you can also pick up this month’s freebies.

I also have a card to show you;


That stunning bird image is in fact one of the papers from the Gecko Galz Garden Botanica set from last month. This is a fabulous set as the papers make brilliant cards all by themselves.


I’ve used some gorgeous coordinating ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon along with some lemon mini-pom pom trim and my favourite organza rose ribbon trim.




I’ve used kraft paper and a doily to build up the layers and finished it all off with some coordinating gems.


I can tell you I had a fabulous day at Art from the Heart yesterday and managed to make four matchbox projects. However, they need a little finishing off before I can share them with you here. If you like you can take a sneaky peek by checking out Kate Crane’s blog. Kate was our fantastic tutor and the matchboxes are on her blog along with loads of other inspirational work.

Thanks for buzzing by.


Implausible Inchies — 14 Comments

  1. This weeks theme was super hard, but I think you rocked it. I love the way you went with it. love it!

    • Thank you – everyone else seemed to come up with fabulous ideas, thank goodness the fairies saved me from drawing a blank.

  2. Yes, implausible, but I =’m with you and like to think fairies are very plausible! :0) I love how much detail those stamps have!! And they’re so itty bitty!!! Way too cute!! See you in fairy land!! :0) Share Humanity

  3. Love your inchies but that card really stole the show! That is stunning, I love all the beautiful layers and the colored ribbons are gorgeous and add so much interest too! I would never think to use more that 1 color ribbon, seeing this I feel very differently, they really add so much more beauty and interest to it! BTW, I wrote a few verses of the Beatles tune inside his card, lol. Great minds think alike. I saw the match boxes, they look gorgeous, can’t wait to see yours. ~Diane

    • Thanks Diane – hope your hubby enjoyed his day. I love the ribbons and it is against my natural instinct to use two different colours but I’ve done it a few times of late!

  4. I think your inchies are fabulous! How you create such wonderful work on such small surfaces never ceases to amaze me. I didn’t know you could print out digital stamps so small!
    I must say that your bird card is mind-blowingly beautiful!! And you’ve got my favorite palette, blue and yellow, going on. I love your embellishments and layers, too. That bird image is really beautiful; it looks as though I need to return to GGalz again. Are you on some kind of commission or something? You should be; your work has sold a lot of their stuff 🙂

    • Ha Ha – nope, no commission, just the products in return for the samples (lucky me!!). Those papers last month were so gorgeous and I love this month’s pack too!! I wouldn’t normally have put the blue and the yellow together in that way but it worked so well on that owl card I did a few weeks ago and seemed perfect with these birds, so glad it’s one you like.

  5. I love your fairy/Alice inchies, they are so pretty and delicate, I really cannot decide which is my favourite, I keep changing my mind. It seems you have something in common with Peter Pan and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

    Your bird card is very sweet and I love your embellishments, especially the ribbon.

    Dionne xx

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