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.
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.


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 Vincent said...

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

Fiona 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!

BadPenny 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.

Timaree said...

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

K J D 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

Joanna said...

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