Mermaid Inchies

On the Alpha Stamps Yahoo Group Bella Ayers is hosting some fabulous swaps. First I participated in the Fairytale ATC swap and shared my creations with you in an earlier post (scroll down once there, to see them). Now, here are the "inchies" I created for the Alpha Stamps mermaid/bathing beauty theme. We were required to make 10 for the swap; I made a few extras. Steven always loves it if I make an extra for him. I was glad I did make extras when some went missing . . . . WARNING! Do not leave a collection of inchies on the dining room table while you watch an old movie IF you have two young cats in the house! We lost 3 inchies for some time; one was not found until the next morning!

I created these inchies by cutting 1" squares out of a couple of fabric images from the Alpha Stamps Mermaids #2 sheet. Next I added the seahorses (pronged) by punching through the fabric with an awl and then placing the prongs in the holes and securing them over with a hammer. These are also from Alpha Stamps and are called pronged seahorses. To cover up the back of the prongs I mounted the fabric pieces on 1" squares of white corrugated paper. Then I continued to embellish these teeny tiny works of art by adding real shells or pieces of shells, my favorite iridescent glass spheres, glitter, a sea oats picked up on the beaches in Sanibel, FL and a few pieces of sea glass.

Some close ups are below; click on any photo for more detail --
p.s. Steven chose to keep the top right inchie on the right : ) cool!