I came across the technique of "Inchies" and wondered what on earth they were. Well.. it's a wonderful way of using up scrap paper and one of the things you can achieve is 'patchwork'. Well I am always looking for a new idea to use as a background for my flowers but of late with the high cost of postage I am also looking for ideas to make flat cards so they don't cost the earth to post.
I set out to make some 'inchies' and combined new and used bits'n'pieces. I've used up little scraps of ribbon and braid.. even the little bits of peel offs we have left on the sheet once we've removed the sticker.
Here are some of the 'inchies' I've made as well as a card I put together for a friend's birthday.
When my hubby called home from work and asked how I was I told him I was making a wardrobe.. his response was "I'd like to see that!" I think what he had conjured up in his mind and what I was making were nothing really alike .
Here is another idea as a backdrop for my flowers. I intend on making more and doing more elaborate designs with my flowers but this is my first attempt..
Little did I know when I first thought of this idea of making guitars for the musical swap I had organised that my little grandson had developed a real love for them.. How could I not make one for him? I then had to come up with an idea of what to make for my granddaughter.. What else but a CAT! The perfect choice. So Grandma set out to make a special card for her grandtwins..
Music is a wonderful way to express our emotions.. so the idea of incorporating it on a card, either a score of music, the words of a song or even a musical instrument.. makes another great backdrop for my flowers.
Here are two cards I did for a 'musical swap' on my group, PENNY FLOWERS & Paper Crafts. They are "almost" the same but not quite :)
I'm always on the lookout for something to put my flowers with.. The idea of a clock came to mind but what sort? Grandfather clock? Mantel clock? ahhh! what about a Cuckoo clock? After trying to find a pattern without much success I took on the idea of using a bird house.. Here are the results..
My name is Angie and I live in the beautiful State of Victoria, Australia. I've been crafting now for about 12 years and doing Floral Paper Sculpture for ten of these years. I love all types of papercraft and enjoy learning new techniques. There is hardly a day that goes by when I'm not thinking of new ideas and I thoroughly enjoy brainstorming with my friends. I am married to a wonderful man who looks after me like no-one else can.. the rest of my family is made up of our two sons, their wives and our four grandchildren. My hubby and I are owned by the beautiful and very clever ''Imperial Duchess".. Our Fergie who is our Blue Oriental cat. She rules the roost! God has blessed me with many talents and I praise Him for that. I hope that you will enjoy seeing my work and if I can help you in any way that you will contact me... firstname.lastname@example.org