Wednesday, 12 September 2012


Another day another challenge. Over at Artful Times this week they want to see inchies. All the time I have been stamping and I have never made any ! I knew I wanted to use these teeny weeny stamp sets from Chocolate Baroque because they were the only stamps I thought would be small enough. I used distress inks in festive berries and rusty hinge for the background and stamped in Ranger black archival ink. In hindsight I think it may have been better to sponge a whole piece of card for the background first before cutting to size because they were fiddly little blighters Lol. I mounted them all onto a piece of black card afterwards. Every tonning piece of background paper that I tried was then too much so I ended up making my own background with masking tape and just going for black and white. The only stamp different is old french writing by Hero Arts, a favourite of mine because it just goes with everything. So there you go , my first attempt at inchies. x Lavinia


  1. What a wonderful way to display your inchies and such terrific colours you have used

    Thank you for the comment on my blog

    Love Chrissie xx

  2. Hi Lavinia.
    I came over to your blog from Stampotique after seeing your delighful entry using the Keykeeper, I did leave you a comment on that post with some info on masking, hope it helped.
    I have followed your lovely work if thats ok.
    Lovely inches card, not done any inches either, but fancy a go now i have seen yours.

  3. And I thought twinchies were small to work with!! I can imagine colouring them with DI's was fiddly but probably a better result doing them individually than colouring a whole piece of card first. This is a great card and I agree about that script stamp - so useful.

  4. What a super card Vinny tricky little blighters aren't they lol love the way you have repeated the same images in the lower half of the card :)
    thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von ♥

  5. Lovely set of inches in gorgeous colours. Great card

  6. So much better than my first attempt!! Love the colours and images very much.

  7. That looks lovely - I do like the two colours of DI's you have used for the background. Hope you enjoyed making them and do some more - they are so useful - can be arranged in lots of ways.
    Thanks for joining us.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  8. Thanks for joining us at Artful Times with your wonderful display of inchies. Love the colours and the fab images

    Sam xxx

  9. Love this card Vinny. A real elegant cards for the gents.
    Regards Florence x

  10. This is gorgeous Lavinia - love your colour scheme. Sarah x