Monday, March 15, 2010

"j" is for ...


This is for the Inchy by Inch weekly challenge.
I had a really hard time coming up with a word that starts with the letter J.
I've been trying to use words that are important to me personally.
I could have used "jump for joy"
but I'm not a jumping sort of person.
Or "just do it"
but that's reserved for athletes (I'm not an athlete by any stretch of the imagination).
Or "jazz it up"
but I don't like jazz much.
Or there's jive, jinx, jubilate, jeer, jiggle and jolly.
Ugh.
I kept going back to the idea of Justice.
This one works for me.
Just curious -
can you come up with a J word that's meaningful?

Also, here's how I made the nail heads in my inchie:


I just cut a straight pin with my "designated crummy scissors."
The Inchie Arts material is nice and thick to take my homemade nailheads.
I just create a hole using a large needle.
Then I add a dot of glue and insert the "nailhead"
The thickness of the Inchie base is great, because the homemade nailhead doesn't poke all the way through to the back.


14 comments:

Terri Kahrs said...

Great inchie, Kimmie. Hmmm . . . "J" is a toughie, but "Justice" is a good choice. The way you've created those tiny nailheads is so darn clever. They look amazing. Hugs, Terri xoxoxo

Linda said...

I like it...good word choice. The pins are so effective too.

Fiona Whitehead said...

I had a hard enough time coming up with Jewel - I'm dreding K - nice inchy and i like the use of the nails and your tutorial x

Dianne said...

Very lovely... I've never made an inchie... Might have to try it sometime... J... hmmm... junk, juke, I like jazz... that would work... jump... jumping off point... june? June Bug! I like that one!

Renee Howell said...

J - I have a daughter named Jaye.

My fav J, not a name, word "juju"

I may have to do some of these inchies come summer...

ShabbyChicShaz said...

This is just adorable!

bad penny said...

this is great Kimmie - I need to do J too !

AngelaC said...

I love this one - the nails look really great!

Irish3 said...

So clever!! Very original inchie, love your attention to detail!

Odd Chick said...

Be just.. leaves me open to imagine a thousand possibilities just like your amazing art does for me.

freebird said...

Just is a good word. Your inchy looks great too. Thanks for the mini lesson. That could come in handy!

missy k said...

Lovely vintage style inchy.... I adore the face in the corner and the nails finish it off perfectly.

Lesley said...

Fab inchie, and your nails are great! And you had lots of possibilities for J too, much more than I had lol! xx

Jo said...

A really unusual inchy - thank you for sharing your thought process behind your choice. Great, Jo x