Saturday 23 January 2010

Winter inchies

These winter inchies are for the January swap on BF forum.

I started off with a piece of Fancy Pants dainty paper and spritzed it with my own home-made glimmer mist (a combination of water, drops of broken china distress ink and some perfect pearls). I then fused together (ironed) some angelina fusible fibres - crystal amethyst and astral blue, sprinkled with a few grains of Metal magic by Debbi Moore. I then ran the original sprayed piece of paper through the Xyron so that the decorated side was covered with adhesive so that the fibres stuck down. I stamped random snowflakes (Dovecraft clear stamps) with Elzybells sugar candy white pigment ink (this really is the best white I've discovered - I used to think Brilliance was the best until I tried this) and heat embossed with detail white. Lastly, I added some silver and aqua gems.

Because of the irridescence of the fibres over the 'glimmer mist', the inchies look different according to the light.

Now you see the snowflakes:

and now you don't:

I really had fun doing these, even though it involved using the iron (which doesn't get much use nowadays, lol!).

There are a few challenges current that these inchies are good for:

Sunflowers and dragonflies 24
: 'winter wonderland'
Saturday spotlight 14: 'snowflakes gone wild'
Small world of inchies and twinchies: 'snow and ice'
2 red bananas: 'blue, white and silver'
Another for Apron strings: 'cardstock it is' - no patterned paper
Double dutch 35: 'baby, it's cold outside' - something frozen or frosty
Inchy by inch: 'B is for .... Brrrrrrrrrr (hope that's not cheating!)
Another for Kaboodle 22: 'anything but a card'
Squigglefly 32: 'clean and simple, plus blue'
Gingersnap GC38 spicy supply challenge: 'embossing powder'
Dollies elements challenge: 'favourite things' - choose three things from the Sound of music song - I chose (all three of these are incorporated in the inchies):

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes
Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs

Little red wagon 12: 'snowflakes'
Pals paper arts 26: 'anything but a card'
Penny's challenges: 'inchies'
Sunflowers and dragonflies 25: 'inchies and twinchies'
Lucy's cards 4: 'glitter'
Another for 3 clovers 47: 'baby, it's cold outside'
Another for Crafty Ann 6: 'embossing'
Another for Fussy & fancy 2: 'winter'
Another for Raise the bar 1: 'debut day!' - use something in your stash that hasn't been opened yet (the two packs of angelina fusible fibres)
Etsy inspired 72: 'sweetie pie tutus!' - I chose snowflak flurry tutu:

Susie & Vikki's Christmas club1: 'snow' (I know it's not a card, but when I get my inchy back from the swap I can use it on a card)


  1. very pretty

    thanks for joining us this week!

  2. Oh darling you know what they say better late than never and its fantastic I love it to bits
    thanks for joining us for the snowflake theme challenge at the Christmas club the next challenge that started today is "Gingerbread" hope you can join us
    Hugs Susie xx

  3. Thank you for joining in at kaboodle Doodles with these gorgeous inchies,
    Love the way they change in the different lights,

  4. It's amazing just how much work can go into such a small space Hazel and these are just wonderful - thank you so much for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's

  5. oooooh ooooh. sounds like you put a lot of work into them and its really worth it - the end result is lovely

  6. WOW Hazel...these look fabulous!!! oooo and I am going to have one too :) XXX

  7. So shimmery and sparkly - love that you made your own glimmer mist. Very inventive :)

  8. Oh my Hazel. My inchies are not dissimilar to yours :o No glimmer mist though, it will be interesting to see the comparison IRL. I think we did this once before with the birdie stamp lol!

  9. Very pretty - thanks for taking part in the Kaboodledoodle challenge.

  10. These are so pretty Hazel, I love the way they're affected by the angle of the light - gorgeous!

  11. Stunning inchies Hazel.xx

    I'm praying my turn up. :(

  12. I have no idea what inchies are but they are very pretty and sound like a lot of work went into them. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles. Hope to see you back for the next challenge. Marianne x

  13. This is GORGEOUS !!! Love your colors.

  14. Oh my, aren't these inchies stunning. It is amazing that these simple (and knock down gorgeous) inchies fit within all those challenges. It cracks me up, LOL.

  15. Really love inchies and these are gorgeous. Thanks for joining in the fun at Kaboodle Doodles this week. Jill

  16. Beautiful card - love how you used the colors! Thanks for joining the 2ReBananas challenge this week.

  17. Oh how gorgeous they are, love your tip about white off to onvestigate that. My friend Fiona has an inchy challenge blog if you're interested:

  18. Nicely done! Thanks for playing along at Little Red Wagon :)

    Joanne xo

  19. hese are so pretty - love the "glimmer mist!" Thanks for playing @PPA!

  20. Lovely brrrrrr....... inchies for the Inchy by Inch alphabet challenge (lette B)

    Happy weekend
    Carolyn ♥

  21. Very clever Hazel - getting the snowflakes into a B category - brrr - inspired! certainly not cheating! well done

  22. Beautiful and great use of the inchies! Thanks for playing at Penny's Challenges.
    Kim xXx

  23. Wow these inches look so effective love all that wonderful embossing thank you so much for sharing this one with us at Crafty Ann's

    Lorraine x

  24. The inchies look fabulous!! Great take on the Dollies challenge, love it.

  25. So pretty! Your inchies are PERFECT! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's Challenges, and we hope you'll join us again next week as well : )

  26. Love all the detail on these inchies.Great stuff. Thank you for sharing them with us at Crafty Ann's challenge.
    Beryl xx

  27. These are so fun Hazel!
    Dee - LRW

  28. gorgeous inchies, Hazel! you did a FANTASTIC job with this challenge! thanks for playing again with Design Dollies this week! :)

  29. Super fun and pretty!

    Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

  30. These are pretty and you have so much patience, thanks for joining in at Crafty Ann's this week.
    Jenny x

  31. Lovely glittery creations! Thanks for joining us this week at 3 Clovers!

  32. Very pretty, I love the shades of blue and the bling! Nice job! Aloha...

  33. Super sparkly inchies! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations!


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