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Way back when it was spring, I was planning on submitting a piece for Somerset Studio’s ‘winter’ theme. I started creating this paper that I was going to use as a background for….something.

I wasn’t able complete the background paper, let alone the project itself, in time to submit it. As a matter of fact, I only just finished my background paper within the last couple weeks.

So here it is….

layered paper

layered paper

And a couple close-ups…

layered paper

layered paper

layered paper

layered paper

I wanted to create a spare but layered look using black, white, and ivory as my palette. I started with a piece of watercolor paper, and sprinkled some coffee on it to start (gets rid of that blank white paper staring back at me). Next came pieces of paper I tore from a pamphlet from Opera Philadelphia, which was ivory, black, and grey, with a little red. After that I added layer upon layer upon layer of paint (Liquitex Basics), stamping (using found stamps like corks, pencil erasers, and small plastic lids), pretty tape (Tim Holtz), glitter glue (Tim Holtz), German scrap, and lace. Lots of layers. I think I got a little carried away….

I had always intended for this background paper to be cut into smaller pieces, so I added the German scrap and lace with that in mind.

Here are a couple pictures…these show the paper I tore from the Opera Philadelphia pamphlet:

beginnings of layered paper

beginnings of layered paper

layered paper - beginning

layered paper – beginning

I’ve now decided to make an accordion book, which I have never done before. For years now I’ve wanted to make a project incorporating some of the lines from Tori Amos’ song Winter. I thought that would be fitting with this paper and its original intention.

So that is my current project. At least the one that I am focusing on, since I have at least five other projects started!

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawne

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Here is the current status of my March page…

march

…and a close-up.

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black clouds

What a snowy day! I don’t remember it snowing this much in October before. I do love the snow (I am a crazy weather-loving girl, that’s for sure). We lost power for about two hours, after we got back from food shopping. Around four o’clock I realized, it’s going to be dark soon – I better make my inchie before I’m forced to do it by candle light. Of course 15 minutes after I finished it the power came back on.

There’s nothing like losing power to make one realize how blessed we are to have it. First of all, our modern society can’t function properly without it. Secondly, it opens up a whole new world of possibility.

Anyway, I cut out the background paper and used some Distress Ink on it. Same thing for the words. I added a black Swarovski crystal, and Stickles glitter glue around the edges.

Have a great day!

xoDawne

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creepy crawlie

I’ve gotten way behind in posting my inchies again! Here is number 27. I really wanted to use this spider rubber stamp. I started with a piece of ivory cardstock, and used Distress Ink and Glimmer Mist on it. I stamped the spider with black Versacolor ink, and glued two Swarovski crystals over the body. I used Stickles glitter glue around the edges. I thought about adding a word, but it seemed like too much. Better to keep it simple!

Toodles!

xoDawne

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halloween flower

I like this inchie a lot. I cut a piece of decorative paper for the background and glued on a piece of black lace. Stickles glitter glue adds the necessary sparkle. Very simple!

I have a cute story to share. My art&craft area is in the backroom, which is also where I keep a chair which holds all of my clothes that need to be ironed. I walked by the chair yesterday and noticed my sweatjacket had something strange all over it. Upon closer inspection I realized it was….Glimmer Mist! I think it was the antique brass color. I’m going to wash it; I don’t know if the Glimmer Mist will come off. If it doesn’t it’s no big deal – I’ll just be extra sparkly when I wear my jacket! Thankfully there wasn’t any on my clothes. Note to self: be careful when wielding a bottle of Glimmer Mist!

Toodles!

xoDawne

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witchy night

I feel like this inchie is missing something. I was going to add a crystal, but I thought that would be too much. The inchie blank has Colorbox copper ink along the edges. The background paper and the words have Distress Inks applied. I used Stickles glitter glue in black soot along the edges.

Have a great day!

xoDawne

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spirits

This inchie turned out to be rather fun. Again I was pressed for time (when I issued this challenge to myself I somehow forgot that the first two weeks of October are a very busy and stressful time at work!).

Anyway, as I was searching for inspiration my eye fell on a sheet of stickers I had pulled out…one of the stickers was a cancelled postage stamp with a blue background and an ethereal-looking figure on it. I immediately thought it looked like a ghost walking about at midnight, and from there everything came together.

The sticker was a bit too shiny, so I sanded it lightly and then dabbed it with my trusty antique linen Distress Ink. I cut out the word and applied the Distress Inks to it. Then I rubbed Stickles glitter glue in gunmetal along the edges.

I really like how this one turned out. I am amazed at the inspiration that comes, because for most of these inchies so far I really didn’t have much of an idea. And I’ve been sticking to my 20 minutes max rule (out of necessity more than anything else).

I hope you are enjoying my inchies!

xoDawne

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