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18 April, 2012

WOYWW Number 150

Greetings desk-hoppers. Another Wednesday and a lovely sunny autumn day here at Wild Cards.

Those who don't know this desk-hopping caper, please go and visit Julia Dunnit's Stamping Ground which is where we all link in. From there you can join us, or just visit a few of the folk who participate... as you please.
Revisiting inchies, and a new stamp 'Geraldton Wax', native of WA

The desk reflects my return to thinking about inchies this week, and a visit to Little Bits, a craft shop in Melbourne. I bought a set of Nature inchy stamps by Darkroom Door. You can also see the stamp of Geraldton Wax flowers which are indigenous to Western Australia but grow well in the coastal sandy soil where I am as well. They are very pretty and I look forward to posting something that uses this stamp well.

The inchies are made with various techniques and are all mounted on metal that has been embossed and coloured with alcohol inks. The metal is the foil lids from the cats food tins! The example further away from the camera with dragonflies embossed into it is untrimmed.

Thank you so much to all the folk who left comments for me last week. I did enjoy your sharing immensely.

Warm wishes to all,
Ros.

21 comments:

Karen said...

Oooh I love those inches and adore the stamps on your desk :)

Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen #11

Lisa Richards said...

The inchies are such a cute idea! I'm not a stamper, so I hadn't seen them before. Have fun at your desk this week and a great WOYWW!
Lisa Richards #114

Redanne said...

Hi Ros, I absolutely love inchies, I used them to make a wall hanging a couple of posts ago, they are so much fun. Yours look really useful. Regards, Anne #30

Miriam said...

fabulous busy desk.

#84

CraftygasheadZo said...

Those inchies look fab, it's not something I've tried...yet! Take care & enjoy this weeks WOYWW snoop! Zo xx 17

trisha too said...

What great stamps, Ros--inchies are so much fun. Never would have guessed what your metal was from, that's fantastic!

:)

Redanne said...

Hi Ros, I swear I left a comment on here earlier today but it is not showing - anyway, I love your inchie stamps, I like working with them too. Regards, Anne #30

Hazel said...

Love those inchies stamps and your crafting (reminds me that I need to get on with some inchies for a swap) - Hazel, WOYWW #85 x

Sandy said...

Those stamps look really interesting Ill be keeping an eye out for the follow up finished product... Sandy #38

Neet said...

I too have been messing about with inchies but not for reveal yet as they are part of a DT piece. Thanks for sharing yours they look lovely - can we have a close-up sometime soon please..
Thanks for visiting me and for showing us your creative space - Hugs, Neet xx #1 (and for putting your number)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, until fairly recently, I wouldn't have known what an inchy was! But I've learned an awful lot from WOYWW over the past few months. Your's are exquisite, I love the metallic colours. The greeny bird is definitely my favourite, it's very Art Nouveau! Who'd a thought it started with a foil cat food lid - amazing!
I think we must be kindred spirits! I love the idea of a runner bean mind - yep, got one of those all right. Think Julia's getting used to me by now!!
Hugs, LLJ #7 xx

okienurse said...

Love the look of those inchies...Haven't gotten brave enough to try them yet as I am still working on ATC's! Have a great week. Vickie#32

Julia Dunnit said...

Never quite got the hang of inchies, but seeing them mounted like this is very inspiring. People think we're nuts, but actually that cat food foil type lid is just the best texture....and look how gorgeous you make it.

Lisa said...

Loving those inchies too, great desk and thanks for sharing

Lisa #112
xx

Judy said...

Hello Ros,m it's Judy from Adelaide. Loved peeking at all your goodies from Paperific!! Love that stamp this week..See you soon.
Judy #15

Rita said...

Thankyou Ros for the lovely comments left on my blog. Looking forward to seeing your finished card. Hugs Rita xx

Lisa-Jane said...

Inchies are new to me but they look great! I have happy memories of Melbourne. Happy belated WOYWW #45

kay said...

fab inches,thanks for the tip re the lids,will be saving them now to play with
playing catch up
happy woyww
kay #51

Sam said...

Oooo! Ros!!! Beautiful inchies there. Love those stamps.
I did some inchies three years ago and made one of my favourite layouts, which I blogged only last week if you want to look!
Hugs and thanks for your visit. The punch is a Stampin Up one which is new to me. I haven't checked to see if it does make a circle but I suspect it does!

MaggieC said...

Your inchies are really special, and the backgrounds are stunning. Thank yo0u foryour visit and kind comments. To clarify, I tried bifocals a while ago, but they made me feel sick, so I now have my normal "living" glasses, another pair for reading and close work, and now a third pair for using the computer (two pairs of computer ones, one pair by each machine). It does get complicated at times, but at least I can see. have a good week. xx Maggie #59

Spyder said...

I have no excuse. I usually start at the beginning, or the end and work my way round, which mean the middle people get missed! or I go up passed where I am or down from there...(I know what I mean!) I love inchies, have done a few swaps, someone sent me an easle inchie and a waterfall inchie!! Happy very late late woyww
(Lyn)