Saturday, November 20, 2010

Etsy Inspired Challenge with Inchie Arts!

Do I have something fun for you today! Inchie Arts is sponsoring the team at Etsy Inspired, and the fun gals there asked the Inchie Arts design team members to play along. I wasn't familiar with this challenge blog, but I can guarantee that I'll be going back! Each week, they spotlight one Etsy shop (this week is Queen of Arts Cakes; she has two shops here and here) . So once I went in and really absorbed all the gorgeous creations she has, I decided to us this as my inspiration:

Can you believe those are cookies? Aren't they gorgeous? There's no way I would ever be able to eat those - they're just too amazing.

So I started out with a Light Gray Twinchie Square for my base. I stamped Papertrey Ink's Year Of Flowers: Sweet Peas on it using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then went to town with my Copics. The fantastic quality of the matboard used on all Inchie Arts products lends itself beautifully to lots of blending, allowing you to be able to achieve some great shadows and highlights. I used a Copic Multiliner in black to draw in the frame, and a Copic to color the edges of the Twinchie. Here's a closer look:

The note card has some great details, too. The note card itself is from the Inchie Arts Inchie Notes Peach/Pink Set. These note cards are perfect when paired with Inchies, Inchie + and Twinchies. I also added some texture to it by running it through my die cut machine with the PTI Picnic Plaid Impression Plate. It's topped off with a smidgen of Hibiscus Burst Bitty Dots Ribbon (also from PTI).

Stop over to the Etsy Inspired blog to participate in the challenge! It's a fun one that you won't want to miss!

Have a wonderful weekend! Be well.


Ted said...

Jenn, I love this card... such a soft look and the bright colors really cheer me up! :) Beautiful!

de said...

Jenn, thanks for playing along with us at EIC! LOVE your card! Inchies are so much fun! :-)

inchiearts said...

Fabulous card - love the way you have colored everything!

Kathy Martin said...

I can't believe those are cookies! Wow! Adorable card!

SmilynStef said...

I had so much fun playing with my inches this week ... and I love your hand drawn frame for that beautiful bloom ... lovely Etsy Inspired design.

Virginia L. said...

Stunning stunning! I JUST received the Inchie Arts yesterday... so I missed playing for the EI challenge. BUT I'm looking forward to using them very soon :) Thanks for the inspiration!