Have you ever heard of an “inchie?” It is a one inch X one inch square! Simple enough, right? Well, that inch is a canvas for expression. Creating inchies was something I said I would NEVER get into. They are TOO small, and there is no possible way, to create something so small with so much meaning. As the old saying goes, “Never say Never!” I have not only started to create inchies, but have also added them to my swapping resume.
I am excited to share with you over the next few days some of my first attempts with inchies. These little squares were created according to a theme, and are already shipped off to the swap hostess, but thought you would enjoy seeing them, and maybe, just maybe, you will find yourself thinking on a smaller scale.
The first inchie reveal is actually a “whatever you want to create” theme. Basically anything goes………….
I created this inchie in honor of my Grandma. I am very blessed to still have my Grandma around and we even share the same birthday, isn’t that cool? She is exactly 50 years older than me, and a person I admire and love greatly. She told me last summer, that she loves to look at birds on a wire, while riding in the car. Isn’t that cute? And ever since she mentioned it, they are quite fascinating. :} So every time I see a wire loaded down with birds or even a solitary bird enjoying the wire all to himself, it reminds me of a sweet someone, who finds pleasure in absorbing the details, “even on just a ride to town.”
The birds are stamped with a “stick” stamp from Stamps by Judith, and the wire is a piece of black thread. They are colored and shaded as if sitting in the sun, and the background is a coating of metallic rub-ons.