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Friday, May 14, 2021

MTTC challenge blog technique theme of inch cuts starts 14 May 2021

 Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My artsy-crafty heart has been flip-flopping between excitement and anxiety!!!! The technique of 'inchies' is great for those who love precision and math! And for those of us who don't, get pushed out of our comfort zones. [MTTC]

Overall I'm very pleased with the results, a happy heart for me!!! I used all kinds of measurements when cutting my cardstocks and penciling and cutting for the multi-stenciled image focal however I still have some wonky pieces and lines!!!

Do I blame it on left-handedness or tri-focals????? Or late night???? The image focal--even before measuring and cutting into 1" pieces--took time to let the acrylic paints dry between use of stencils and colors...and outlining.

Let's take a look: 

Happy heart card using 'inchies' technique=

and the blog ID and design team badges=

link to # 457 for MTTC

*make sure to visit and see how the other design team members used the technique...quite a variety...which pleasantly surprised me! It's great to see the creativity and applications that others use for the same challenge topic

more scanned cropped pics:

a. recycled kraft cardstock used for image focal base
b. hearts stencil first used with pink acrylic paint
c. then purple acrylic paint applied to some areas
d. switched stencils to one from a Bible journaling set and used leaf green acrylic paint
e. used a black calligraphy marker tip to make little black dots/flecks scattered around
f. used the same marker to outline the lettering
g. then did the measuring of a grid to get the inch cuts
h. cut a bright blue cardstock with 1.25" wider in order to get 1/4" for margins/aisles
i. after applying small adhesive tape strips to the back of each inch cut, I decided I still wanted some boldness and added the dividing lines
j. My Mind's Eye is the manufacturer line for the gorgeous cardstock peeking around the inchies focal, which is lifted off that surface with lots of little foam squares

other challenge blogs or Facebook groups for this card to be shared or posting linked=
1. Addicted to Stamps and More; current challenge has 5 days or so left; theme rotation is on 'die-cuts and/or stencils' which I've used 2 stencils for my mixed media inchies feature....

2. Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges; current challenge has almost 2 of 2 weeks remaining with just starting on Wed May 12, 20201; anything goes


Blog badges for #1 and #2=

3. Word Art Wednesday challenge blog; Use the featured Scripture verse or anything goes; new challenge competition of 2 weeks started Wed May 12; I am using Scripture but a verse from the Old Testament rather than theirs from the New Testament (Matthew 6: 3-4); so mine will be anything goes entry


Blog badge for #3=

4. Mixed Media Creativity group in Facebook

5. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group in Facebook

6. Scripturally Inspired Creativity group in Facebook 


Crafting in the USA heartland, Becca S

Design Team member of My Time To Craft challenge blog

***Special shout out to Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges blog!!! Woot!!! I was randomly picked to received 3 digital images from Pattie's Creations Digital Images and to be a future guest designer!!! Isn't this wonderful!!! (from #495)


  1. Love that proverb Becca, and you have show cased it beautifully - what an original way to use the theme of inchies.
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of art with us at Word Art Wednesday
    Stay safe
    Maxine WAW DT

    1. Thanks so much, Maxine!! I always appreciate your support!

  2. So sweet! Love all the squares!
    Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
    ~ DT Saphron
    Lemon Biscuit

  3. Becca this is a technique (inches) that I will try soon. Love the way yours turn out. Thanks for sharing over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck, DT~Jana


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