Inchie Arts/CardMaker Blog Hop

Welcome to your next step in today's hop!  
We're honored to be in the company of the CardMaker and Inchie Arts designers creating projects with an autumn theme...think the beautiful colors of the changing leaves--oranges, yellows, reds, browns, golds.  Simply delightful!

We're both having fun here in the Studio so first let's take a peek at Jill's table.


I began my card with a 4" white Art Square.  I stamped my leaves (Penny Black 30-138 Foliage Fancy) using Spiced Chai StazOn ink.  I then painted the leaves using a mixture of Sakura Koi watercolors and Antique Linen Distress Stain. I added additional shading using PrismaColor pencils.  Finally, I stamped my sentiment (Penny Black 30-207 From the Heart) using VersaFine Onyx Black ink and added Gathered Twigs Distress ink along the outer edge of the Art Square. With the 4" Art Squares, I love that they are practically the card in themselves! To finish this off, I simply mounted the Art Square to my note card using dimensional adhesive and tucked  a pair of tags behind the Art Square.

Now let's take a peek at Elizabeth's table...


Inchie Arts Art Squares always spark me to think in 3-D. 

  Which inspired me to capture the colors of autumn for the home or office with a notepaper caddy.
  
Several gray ATC Art Squares were trimmed and glued together to create a small box.   

 The outside of the box was painted with white gesso, covered with text tissue using gel medium and then splashed with lots of watercolors.  Accents were created by coating a die cut border (Penny Black) with a melted Faber-Castell Paper Crafter Crayon and painting a die cut leaf (Penny Black) with gold acrylic paint. 

The thickness of the Art Squares lends wonderful dimension as well as a sturdy surface to add lots of liquid mediums. 
  
 I love the fact that the Art Squares are available in 7 colors.  The gray Art Squares gave the interior of this box a fabulous finish and eliminated the need for paint.  

[Supplies: Inchie Arts: ATC Art Squares (gray); Penny Black: Creative Dies - Dots & Swirls 51-035, Autumn Jewels 51-072; Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko: Delicata Golden Glitz Ink (top edging); Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Wrap; Dr. Ph. Martin’s Hydrus Watercolors; Faber-Castell: Gel Medium; Liquitex: White Gesso; Other: Large Gold Brad, Gold Acrylic Paint]


Thanks for hopping by and Inching around!  
Your next inspirational stop will be Theresa Momber

And before you go... there's a GIVEAWAY!!! One commenter will receive 4 boxes of Inchie Arts products; the color and sizes of their choosing. Leave a comment on each blog, from now until Thursday, 10/16, for a chance to win.

Be sure to enjoy the full hop from start to finish...

Jill Foster & Elizabeth Allan (Studio Sessions - You are Here)  

37 comments:

  1. 3D is appealing to me too>..Thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. These are just so beautiful! The use of color on both projects is fabulou!

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  3. Beautiful projects! Love the bold bright colors and clean look of your designs!

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  4. Beautiful projects that watercolour effect is so pretty :)

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  5. Gorgeous projects!!! I had so much fun creating with the ART SQUARES!!!

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  6. Wonderful projects! Love these art squares! Thanks for sharing ;)

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  7. Awesome projects!! Loving those larger inchies!

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  9. Love these...they allow for such creativity.

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  10. These are both beautiful projects! Thanks for being a part of the hop!

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  11. Both projects are so pretty and colorful.
    I love the idea of these squares.
    thanks for sharing some beautiful projects.

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  12. the colors on both of these are just so lovely!

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  13. These are both awesome mixed media projects! Great job, ladies! :)

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  14. Awesome projects. You both just make me happy with your art! I just bought some twinchies, so I'm looking forward to playing with those. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. The artistry you both share with us is appreciated more than I have words to express; pure delights at every visit! You pieces here are utterly stunning; perfect showcases for the pairing of images and inchies!
    ~c

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  16. Lovely projects. Wrap them up. I'll take them, please.

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  17. Great Artwork! Having a chance to play with the products, what a bonus!

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  18. Wow! I love how the leaves just appear to pop off the card! I'm amazed at all the projects you can make with these squares!

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  19. If this was the world series you ladies hit it out of the park - just loved both of your projects - so glad you are both part of our team!!

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  20. I'm really in love with your leaves. You coloured them so well. They really jumped out of the computer at me.

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  21. Wow. The color in your leaves is amazing. Love the project.

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  22. Stunning card and note pad holder!! Beautiful designs ladies!!

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  23. Lovin' these project and the cool fall colors. thank you for the inspiration!

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  24. Wow! Love your notepaper caddy!! So cool!

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  25. Love the penny black aspen leaves. Beautifully colored. I know how the inchie panel draw you toward 3D art. Yours is so clever and useful!

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  26. Gorgeous card! Love the box too!

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  27. Awesome card and caddy! Beautiful projects... awesome colors and depth on those gorgeous leaves on the card, and such a pretty caddy! I'd love to have that on my desk! :)

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  28. What a wonderful idea! I love the colours!

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  29. So glad to see both of your work! I need to visit this blog more often, I wish there was a specific FB page for this blog to remind me of new posts. Jill, I always love your creations with inchie arts. Beautiful job! And this box is amazing, I love the wonderful colors and embellishments! Great job!!! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  30. Love this idea of covering some of my boxes, you have inspired me to create a unique space for storing my stationary. Thank you :)

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