Friday, July 10, 2015

ICADs for July 4 through July10


Some of you saw this on Independence Day.  I sewed ribbon and rick rack to the IC after I added the Liberty Bell, which, as many of you who live in the US know, is a sticker left over from a book of the very first "Forever" stamp issued in the US.

This is for all those cats out there that climb trees.  In all fairness, I found the man in the house with the spring already attached to a piece of weather stripping.  I simply removed the protective sheet on the back of the weather stripping and added it to the tree.  The cat is a sticker.  I stamped the tree and sewed the background to a book page and called it good.  I think it's my favorite ICAD to date. 

I made this stamp using a paring knife on a rubber eraser.  I really MUST invest in some cutting tools.   I had to scribble around the hearts because I don't stamp well and I don't carve well.  But I DO love Bleubeard!

I was testing colors to see how they would overlap each other, when I thought I would use the IC I had colored them on.  I call it color theory, even though it's a bit of a play on those words.

Originally, I was going to overlap these birds using a mask, but I somehow got off course with the second one.  I knew I couldn't overlap the third one, or it would look wrong.  I was so discouraged, I didn't even try to think of a name for it.

I found this lemon stamp and decided to get out my embossing powder (EP).  I used Versamark on the stamp and stamped it rather unsuccessfully, I thought.  I originally masked off the leaf, then added the EP to the lemon.  Next, I stamped the leaf and masked the lemon.  The lemon was already heat set, so all I had to do was add green to the leaf and set it.  Seems I need a bit of help in the embossing category, too!

Ah!  My kind of collage.  A single staple held these pieces to the IC.

I have some favorable ICs this week and some I wish I'd never made.  However, these are not works of art, but a way for us to learn what works and what doesn't.  I hope you found one at least that you enjoyed.

Once again, I'm sure most of my regular readers and followers know by now, but I'll reiterate that I'm not using prompts from Daisy Yellow this year.  Since there's no way to link these ICADs, I'm left out in the cold due to the fact I'm strictly a blogger and not on any other social media site. Instead of the prompts, I'm using  staples, stamps, and sprays (paints, mists, etc), or sewing on scraps.  No glue is allowed on these ICADs.

I can't say this enough.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind words and visits.


10 thoughtful remarks:

Caterina Giglio said...

wow, no glue? that is challenging... and a good way to find out about where your creative thought runs... and love your sweet packing tape transfer below.. x

Divers and Sundry said...

I continue to be impressed by your ability to make these for each day. And they differ so much from each other!

The rick rack brought fond memories of dresses Mother made for me when I was little. So sweet :)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

They are all great... I think it looks like you have lots of fun with this challenge E.!
Fab!

pearshapedcrafting said...

A collection to be proud of - your bird icad could be called 'Following the leader'! Elizabeth I love all of these but must say that cat in the tree gave me the biggest smile!Hugs, Thank you for your kind comments and support my friend! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Chrisx

TwinkleToes2day said...

Well I found MORE than one that I enjoyed - I found seven, though my favourite is the liberty bell. I am curious about the Weather Stripping; what is it Elizabeth? I like Chris' idea for naming the bird card.
Many thanks for your lovely comments always, on my and Wee Man's blog posts.
Wishing you a lovely weekend {{Hugs}}

Jo Murray said...

Neat cards!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

No glue, it must be challenging, love your art work, Elizabeth, it's very inspiring. Happy Friday!

Love and hugs
Maarit

Christine said...

wonderful ICADs!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Cat in the tree, for sure my favorite. xox

Blogger said...

I've just downloaded iStripper, so I can have the hottest virtual strippers on my desktop.