Thursday, 5 November 2009

Twinkling Twinchies!

Its nearly that time of year.......time to start thinking about glitter and glitz and twinkly things!!
Well this month we challenge you to make a 'Twinkling Twinchie'......you could put it on a festive card if you want to.
I'm sure you know that Twinchies are little works of art just 2" x 2". You could make it in any medium; fabric, paper, metal, paperclay....just make sure its got sparkle and shine!
Here are my efforts: the example above is an old Christmas stamp I bought in a set from ebay...... I stitched onto glittery Angelina film and fibres with a background of hand-made felt.

This heart has been stitched onto sparkly fabric and then purple velvet (why does it skid around so much?!!) I love the word whisper...... it just makes me want to walk on tiptoe; all hushed and peaceful.

I used the first Twinchie to make a Christmas card. I do like art to be used in some way ..... if at all possible.


And finally here is a set of lovely blue twinchies made by Rosie. Its a great size to work with, I hope you agree.


So......get twinchin'!!!!!! And make them glitzy - I can't wait to see what you create!!!!!
Love Linda

27 comments:

Sid said...

Very nice twinchies, loving the materials and sewing !!

Lynn said...

I'm in!

dolls like us said...

I love the madona and the baby with it how beautiful and just right ofr now thanks for sharing.

Rein said...

Beuatiful twinchies!

Anni's Art said...

Wonderful twinchies and a fun size to work with - I hope, I have never worked with something so small, but I will try.

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

gorgeous inspiration as always ladies! I have missed playing with twinchies, thank you for the opportunity .... where does the time go by the way :) oxo

Silver Artisan said...

Just found your blog! This challenge looks fun. I've never made twinchies, but I'll give it a shot. I really like the one you made with the Christmas stamp, it's gorgeous.

bloubell said...

Here is my first twinchie:
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_eqepPZyiThg/Svi6sdnqEcI/AAAAAAAABc4/cGMyNGnhuYc/s1600-h/Sept.+pieces+of+9+challenge.jpg.jpg
Hope you like it. Love your challenges. Betty

bloubell said...

Love all the twinchies shown, the stamp is beautiful and so labor intensive. Great use of the piece .

bloubell said...

Don't know waht I am doing wrong but here is another try:
http://bloubell-alteredexpressions.blogspot.com/2009/11/new-work-at-last.html

Janny said...

Gorgeous twinchies, I think it's so difficult to work so little! Rosie dud a great job also;o)

Jendy said...

Rosie and Linda, your twinchies are inspirational!

I have posted mine on my blog.

Lynn said...

Beautiful twinchies girls, I am going to come up with something after this weekend, or who knows, maybe even before :)
They do look great on a card Linda, I love what you did with your first, love the sparkle :)

Lindart said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS Christmas Twinchie - beautiful colours - I love the sparkly border-wonderful! Makes a beautiful card!

prashant said...

am going to come up with something after this weekend, Work from home India

prashant said...

I love the madona and the baby with it how beautiful and just right ofr now thanks for sharing. Work from home India

Magpie said...

I love the idea of "Twinchies"! It's a great size to work in ~ I will definitely be back to participate, if not this time, then soon. Thank you!

Silver Artisan said...

Please take a look at my twinchie, this was a lot of FuN :)
Thank you!

Silver Artisan said...

oh yeah, here is the link: http://silverartisan.blogspot.com/

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

I did finally get one made and want to try my hand at more
Thank you for another lovely challenge, the samples are stunning!

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2009/11/20/abaa-twinkling-twinchies/

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

just had to make another one, this time inspired by a chewing gum wrapper ... I don't know whether to eat chocolate or chew gum ;)

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/another-twinkling-twinchie/

oxo

bad penny said...

lovely lovely lovely ...I shall make one if I may

bad penny said...

here's mine !

http://thelinenshelf.blogspot.com/

Jules said...

Wow, I love your twinchies, how clever you are!

I've had a go using Encaustic Art.

Encaustic Twinchie, Soaring Love

Thanks for looking :)

June said...

How absolutely gorgeous this is. I have never tried a twinchie but will give this a go
hugs June xxx

Genie said...

Have used the twinchie theme on a couple of xmas cards for group swaps-- just posted on my blog.
Jeanxx

prashant said...

loving the materials and sewing

Work from home India