Friday, September 04, 2009

Etsy Inspired #51

I'm back again for a quickish post. This week the shop is RedCrowArts. She makes clay pieces and mosaic art. There was a lot to choose from. I had a hard time narrowing it down. Eventually, I chose this cute little stoneware turtle.

I wanted to do something a teensy bit different this week - so I made something I hadn't in a long time. I made an inchie. This gave me a chance to pull out a darling little stamp from Karen Lockhart. Now, if you haven't seen her stamps, they're adorable, and they're one of the things that got me stamping. In fact, the first stamp I bought when I started stamping last year was her Itty Bitty sheep.
Although you can't see it in the photo, this little thing sparkles all over, except for the sand and the tree bark, from green, gold and clear Spica markers. Gotta love 'em! The actual colouring was done with Prismacolor pencils.

A neat thing to do with inchies is to add a little bit of magnet tape to the back of them and stick them to your refrigerator. Having your own bits of art adorning your fridge is a lot more fun than store-bought magnets, in my opinion. They're especially fun to use when putting up your children's art or school awards.

Don't forget tomorrow is the big EtsyInspired Birthday Bash. I can hardly wait!!


de said...

This is SOOO cute Carole!

Ashley said...

This is adorable Carole! A little set of magnets like that would be such a cute gift! Thanks for playing!