Sunday, 6 January 2013

Sticky Fingers

I had almost forgotten how very sticky crafting gets when messing around with paper and glue, I had been away from it all for so long. Soon remembered though when I had to start peeling drying glue of just about everything in sight, lol.

I wanted to do something with the flowers I made a couple of days ago, and this is what I came up with, a card for a friend -

I stuck a few black and white bird illustrations to the card and lightly brushed gesso over the whole lot, added some gilding flakes randomly, edged the card with a gold marker and of course glued on the flowers and some leaves.

And then I tackled the task of catching up with all the inchies I had missed over the last couple of months. Yikes. NINE of them! I think I got them in the right order.


Red background, gold heart pierced by an arrow made from half a toothpick


background coloured with Promarkers and Spectrum Noir pens, cut out image


I chose a hair accessory for this challenge. Hand coloured an image of a young lady and used a scrap of lace, a little bit of bling and tiny bits of ribbon to create a floral hair band for her


I punched little 'AIR bubbles' out of shiny plastic


Had to be a pink rabbit jumping out of a top hat for me. Magic wand is made from a toothpick.



aaah, the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow..........

Covered the inchie in a tiny bit of brocade fabric, cut wings from a scrap of gold paper doily and attached them to the tiniest little frozen charlotte. She is wearing a dress made from a teeny piece of lace.


For the last tag of the year I used a photograph which I had taken years ago at our cottage in France, of an almost red moon over the hills across from our valley.

I am so glad that I made the effort to catch up, it feels really good to have a complete set of inchies for 2012 as well as for 2011.

Toodlepip xxx


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You've been busy. The card and all the inchies are lovely. Great shot of the moon, too. Best wishes, Tammy

craftattack said...

Wow, you were a busy bee. Glad you feel like crafting again and nice to see so many good pieces! Valerie

Dorthe said...

Dear Liz,
your card is so gorgeous,-I love -as you know- your flowers, and the DIY`s ? looks so beautiful, on the background and with the birds!
And so wonderful inchies... I know how tiny they are ,to decorate, and you made them all so great.
Your photo from France is amazing!
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Rhonda said...

Ah, sticky fingers are the BEST!! It means you are creating and that is a good thing. Love them all, Liz.

Bente said...

Wow, so many pretty cards. Love the flowers.


Mom E. said...

It just warms my heart to see you posting...I can practically hear your voice as I read your posts and I am so glad you are feeling better! The card for your friend is just beautiful, and the inchies, they are so small and adorable! You do so many different styles, things I do all seem to look the same to me...but I am learning.
I think this picture of the moon across the valley from your cottage is one of my very favorites you have posted on your blog.....I knew it right away...yeah, I guess you could call me a "Blog Stalker"!
Gald to see you!

Anneke said...

wow, you were very busy and created gorgeous art.
i wish you a wonderful, happy and healthy new year.
hugs from Ann

Diane said...

Great work! The inchies are so cute!

vicki said...

Beautiful-- just beautiful--- is your little card!! Love the paper flowers! Dearest Liz-- you have been a busy little bee catching up with all of your little inch tags!