Monday, June 12, 2017

First full week of ICADs: June 5 through 11


I decided to create a series this week.  Tammy Garcia, our ICAD host at Daisy Yellow encourages us to use a single staple to create ICADs.

These are much harder to create than one imagines, at least they are for me.  For Day 5, I found all my blue scraps and held them in place while I tried to staple them in place.  For this IC, I cut my own from a used file folder, then stapled the paper and vellum scraps.  I hand wrote the sentiment using a blue metallic Sakura pen.

For Day 6, more of the same, but this time in pink.  This time the sentiment is in metallic pink.

For Day 7, even more of the same, this time with gold metallic ink.

For Day 8, I got bored and, even though I continued with the color theme,  I glued these parallelograms in place, then used metallic green Sakura ink pen for the sentiment.

For Day 9, I thought I would try stamping my hand carved leaves.  I used deli paper I had colored, but the piece was fraught with problems, since I didn't get all the air bubbles out of the deli paper when I added it to the IC.    I also didn't get the leaf inked well.  And finally, I realized when I printed the word, the only place to attach it was on the side.

For Day 10, I returned to my color scheme, but had problems when I tried to stamp the date using my date stamp.  As a result, I had to add the date using a white Gelly pen.  I always say third time is a charm!

For Day 11, I colored some heavy card stock green and red, then attached the fan to the IC using a single staple.  The top fan blade is held with a prayer.  I wrote the sentiment and names using a red metallic Sakura ink pen, but smudged them while the ink was still wet.  Live and learn.

Thanks for joining Bleubeard and me again for this first full week of ICADs.  As I've said before, this is the only place you will find them, because I'm not on any other social media sites.

16 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

You have been busy with your ICADS, love the stapled ones, great idea. See you later at TSFT, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

A lot of great ideas already. The staple ones are magical I think and such a fun idea for using scraps.

Love Chrissie xx

Pen Sunshinepen said...

wow what a fun challenge and you have mastered the challenge so well. Love all the different designs and colours.

Sorry not to be around too much over the last few weeks. Thanks for your good wishes.

xx

CJ Kennedy said...

I love the idea of following a theme as you did with the swatches. Love the blue swatches the best along with your handwriting

Blue Grumpster said...

Looks like a lot of work to me. You are talented, all right. But... don't say you're blue, too :)

My name is Erika. said...

Fun color play Elizabeth. I like your ICADS a lot. You really get your word play on. :) Hope you've cooled down a bit but it looks like (since I finally saw the weather last night) half the country is hot right now. Oh well, it is summer. And I don't have to be in school so I am enjoying that a lot! Happy Monday. Hugs-Erika

Cindy McMath said...

These are great Elizabeth. I like that you chose a theme for the week.. My favourite is the rainbow - very clever!

Linda Kunsman said...

Love your creative ICADS Elizabeth- especially the stapled fabric ones at the top but then I am partial to hearts too:)

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. fantastic ideas on this ICADs Elizabeth!
So much to learn from those challenge - am I right?!
Happy new week !

pearshapedcrafting said...

Your ICADs are simply wonderful! I love those stapled ones -'mellow yellow' especially! Thank You for you good wishes and lovely comments on my blog! The exercises have really made a difference - I do believe I am ready for a trip to Cosmosphere! Hugs, Chrisxx

Divers and Sundry said...

Fraught with problems it may have been for you, but I like the leaves best of all. :)

Lorraine said...

I have been doing these as a creative learning experience, experimenting with different materials and techniques like you are. It's fun and I love to see what you come up with.

back2brack said...

Love the color theme and play n words. Fun icads, love your experimentation and creativity.

Meggymay said...

A fabulous selection of ICADS. Glad to see I am not the only one to use staples, they are so useful to us crafters.
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

I am so amazed by your productivity and creativity. They look terrific!

Dianne said...

mellow yellow, wow...that brings back some memories...of the old song, I mean. Fun ICADS! and I like the 'Leaves' on the side...♥