Wednesday, 18 July 2012

It's Twinchie Time

Happy Wednesday everyone,

Another quick post today.  Loads of things on the go in the old craft room.  I've made a start on a few projects at least - not finished anything yet though.  Not sure if this was a good idea or not - multiple things on the go -  there's stuff  EVERYWHERE!!!!

One thing I have done though is my Twinchie for the Show Us Your Twinchie  Blog Challenge.
A twinchie is a 2 inch x 2 inch  little 'work of art'.  I know it sounds small but once you get started you'll be surprised what you can get on there.

It's Week #2 and the challenge is SUMMER

Now in my dictionary it says .... summer  the warmest season of the year, between spring and autumn, extending from May to September (yeah right)

I don't know about you but my summer so far has been a warm week sometime in May, a mixture of cold, windy, rainy days since, with the odd bit of sunshine here and there, and the heating still on in June - what's that all about?!
Mind you the weather here can be a little bit, shall we say changeable even at the best of times.  We've been known to get all four seasons in one day on the Isle of Man. 
However, the weathermen are now predicting that it's all going to change next week, SUMMER is finally going to arrive.  Hmm ...... we'll see.  Not putting the raincoat and brolly away just yet.

Anyways, here's my twinche ........ my bit of summer
I can just about remember what the sun looks like.
I used Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold Distress Inks to create the sun and rays sponged onto the piece of card with the edge of some paper as a mask.  The birds are from a Timmie clear set of mini stamps and the grasses at the bottom are just the tip of a Stamp Addicts Wildflower stamp, coloured with Distress Markers.
It made me dream of summer days anyway.
Ooh, here's yesterday's Altered Art Dictionary page too (I only managed the one).  The word is bathe
I've used an old Penny Black stamp I've had for ages, called 'It's you Day' and it's coloured with watercolour pencils, without the water.
I'm so used to reaching for Copics these days I'd forgotten how nice it is to use pencils.  The colour doesn't bleed through the paper either.
I also added Glossy Accents to the bubbles and the champagne glass.
I'm going to try and do at least one of these pages everyday, it's so much fun.   And, you should see the artwork from some of the others doing this, it's stunning.  Why not give it go.

As it's now lunchtime (where has this morning gone!) and I still haven't made a start in the craft room I'd better get a wriggle on.

Have a lovely Wednesday.  I do hope the sun is shining where you are.  Hopefully I'll get something finished this afternoon.

Bye for now



  1. Amazing projects Linda! I love the sunrays and the silhouette birds on your twinchie - Fabulous!

    Sarah x

  2. Awesome Summer Twinchie ! The rays of sunshine created with Distress inks are beautiful. Have a great day, Shirleyx

  3. Amazing what you've been able to accomplish on only 2*2 inch! And the dictionary page looks so cute!
    Fab work, both of them!

  4. Wow, that is AMAZING, I love it!...Good luck in our 2nd challenge xx Barbara xx

  5. Fabulous Twinchie, so much in such a small space - well done you! Love your page too, that is such a cute PB stamp. A x

  6. Thank you for entering this fabulous twinchie in our second challenge Linda, look forward to seeing more in our future challenges, good luck, Zoe xxx

  7. Linda your rays are absolutely gorgeous, my nose is nearly touching the screen having such a close look!!
    I must try and find time before the years out to do the dictionary art, love, love, love it. And I've got to say colouring pencils are the best!

  8. Thanks for joining in our challenge and showing us this wonderful, wonderful work of art .. cos that is just what it is ... beautiful stuff!!
    Eileen xx

  9. Wow - love the way you've done the sun's rays!! It's amazing what you can fit on 2 inches!

  10. Fabulous - love that sun!


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