Friday, 14 November 2008
GIVE US AN INCH ... AND WE'LL MAKE ART!
G'morning all, it's challenge day again and this time it's inchies!
Now before you groan and mutter things like "too small" "can't do them" or "oh no what a stoopid idea" hear me out (convinced inchie makers can skip this bit).
I was an inchie hater too - the smallest thing I ever made was a twinchie, and that seemed tiny enough. I think the problem for most of us is that the format just doesn't give enough scope? But then, browsing through my favourite magazine Somerset Studio, I came across someone who made sets of inchies, and it all started to make sense. When you look at them individually there's not much happening, but when you see a whole set ..... anyway, I made these and have to admit I actually enjoyed it!
And what's more you don't have to stick to card and paper, because look what I found on Dot's blog - fabric inchies, made by a lady in Scotland. Aren't they BRILLIANT? And I also thought .... what about metal inchies??
I can hear you asking "what constitutes a set" and please don't be put off by the quantities made here because when I consulted Linda we concluded that a set could be as few as three. Since I made mine I've also come across sets that tell a story, so I might have to have a go at that (well you all know about my penchant for telling stories).
And Linda managed to combine last week's challenge with this one and make a block with a set of inchies on it! She calls it a "Celebration of Women" and one of the pictures is of her mum.
So we look forward to seeing your sets, which as usual will be MUCH better than ours, and make us say "why didn't we think of that"! And by the way (seasonal hint) don't you think a set like this mounted into a frame would make a lovely Christmas gift??????
Posted by Rosie at 09:34