Saturday, 26 April 2008

InchyByInch - Word

The new Inchy challenge blog InchyByInch has started with the challenge to include a word. I decided to make my word "wish" and then I thought it would be nice to display it on an ATC for a change so that of course led to 3 wishes. Wishes have to be bright and cheerful to my mind so I've used some very old paste painted papers, a little Collections stamp, a few of my punches and of course my favourite white gel pen!

Pop over to InchyByInch - Fiona has a giveaway happening to start it off and of course everyone is welcome to join in. Remember too that inchies are very small and CAN be very quick to make - just use your paper or fabric scraps!

I had a great couple of hours browsing at the book sale yesterday but it was agonizing choosing when there were so many beautiful books that I would love to own! I ended up with two collage books that I have previously borrowed from the library and loved - "The Art & Craft of Collage" by Amanda Pearce and "Collage Art" by Jennifer L. Atkinson, a terrific Virginia Cobb book called"Discovering the Inner Eye - Experiments in Wet Media" and a fantastic book called "Embroidered Flowers" by Pamela Watts. The title is misleading as it is so much more than embroidery and is full of gorgeous surface embellishment ideas.

I am very confident that all four are going to give me a lot of ongoing pleasure and of course be great reference tools. I also bought a lovely book for my Mum (who is hopefully going to come up and stay with us for a while in June) and four very cheap foreign language books for my collages as I love using different text, especially as backgrounds. One of the books is a Chinese book full of coloured botanical drawings - really pretty even though the paper is thin and unfortunately printed on both sides. Now to go and have some breakfast...and read some blogs - I love Saturday mornings!


Dawne said...

gorgeous debbi xxx

Annette Husband said...

love your ATC and inches Deb.Man you have a steady gel pen hand LOL.What is your fav brand in the white Deb??..OMG to all the lovely books you got and that Chinese page is so delicate and pretty....can I copy and use it Deb??

Fiona Whitehead said...

Fabulous inchies Debbie - I love how you've put them all on a card - often people don't know what to do with them once they've made them but they look great as card toppers! Thanks for joining in

Shirley Anne Sherris said...

What a good idea for using old books.
Another one for the crib book.

Sue McGettigan said...

Lovely inchie project Deb, love the 'pop' that the white pen adds! Your Saturday morning sounds like mine - a cuppa and some blogsurfing is usually the order of the day :)

SammieJay said...

Thanks for the tip about foreign language books. That's a great idea!

Sian said...

Gorgeous inchies, love the bright, fresh look :)