Oh So Scared

I made this twinchie for a Pick-a-Theme swap. The “tornado” theme picked by the recipient of my twinchie really had me stumped. I finally decided to use some images from Deviant Scrap, along with a photo of a tornado I found on the internet. If I saw a twister like this, I would surely have big eyes, too!

A view of the meadow

I just finished this twinchie for a PAT (pick-a-theme) swap at Splitcoaststampers. The recipient’s theme was “windows”. The theme at Three Muses this week is also windows, so I am finally able to link up some art to their challenges again. Rarely do I have time to do challenges outside of the commitments I make for swaps, so I was very happy that this week was a match for me!

I used a Maya Road chipboard window and painted it with Picket Fence distress paint to give it the old, peeled paint effect. The background scene is a freebie from the internet, as is the lovely lady. It is hard to see in this photo, but I also put a piece of mica behind the window frame to mimic glass. I hope my swap partner likes it!

Coney Island Cotton Candy

The title of this post is also the name of an O.P.I. nail polish. I’m signed up for a twinchie and ATC swap on Splitcoaststampers, where we were to pick names of nail polishes as themes for the cards. There are so many colors and funny names from which to choose; it was really hard to narrow down my selections. Coney Island Cotton Candy is a light pink, so I made sure to include a little bit of pink on my twinchie.

The current challenge theme at Small World of Inchies and Twinchies is “ladies”, so I’m linking “Candy” up to that post.

Something’s Fishy

I had hoped to use this stamp to make an inchie, but the fish was too big for my liking so I made a twinchie instead. The theme at Small World of Inchies and Twinchies is “fishy”, so I pulled out my alcohol inks and got busy. I used black StazOn for stamping and a gold calligraphy pen for edging. The fish is by Inka, and the words are by Club Scrap. Paper is white glossy for the main image and K&Company for the small border. The fish’s bubbles are raindrops by Cloud Nine.

My Black Hen

I recently finished a “twinchie on a chunky” swap at SplitCoastStampers. I signed up for the “Anything Goes” category, and made four different nursery rhyme pages. We had to leave room to bind the pages on the left, so that explains the blank area on that side of the page. These were the first chunky pages I’ve done, and while fun to make, they took me a lot longer than I anticipated! For now I will stick to ATCs and twinchies for swaps!!

Little girl image is from Lisa’s Altered Art, and the eggs are from DigitalCollageSheets.com. Background stamp (chicken wire) is by Cornish Heritage Farms.

Pretty Princess

When I think of beautiful and actress together, Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn come to mind first. The challenge this week at Small World of Inchies and Twinchies is “royal ladies,” so I thought I would pay homage to Princess Grace with an inchie. (I only need to make about 75 right now to get caught up with my inchie-a-day disaster!)

The word “radiant” was stamped in Stone Gray StazOn. This word is from the Everyday Petites set manufactured by Cornish Heritage Farms. I suspect I will be using these stamps a lot while fulfilling my inchie quota this year!