I have been taking part in an ICAD swap which was organised by the uber talented Astrid Maclean, who you can find HERE. If you are new to ICAD's, it simply means one card a day and each card is 3" x 5", so they are a bit bigger than an ATC, but an ideal size for putting on a card. Astrid asked for people who would like to swap, so we are each making two (with a holder) and sending one each to two different people. We then receive two each back. Great fun!
Today I am showing the first one I made and sent to Dianne, who is very new to blogging and I think she liked it. If you have a minute it would be lovely if you could visit Dianne, to encourage her to keep blogging. I think we can all remember how hard it was to get started.
On the left is the holder, the stamp is from Inkylicious (I love it!) and I made the folder following Astrid's instructions. The ICAD on the right is stamped using the same stamp as the holder, which I decoupaged up to add some dimension. The papers are BoBunny and I simply added some ribbon dyed with Frayed Burlap Distress Stain, a little Eiffel Tower charm and a metal corner from my stash.
On the inside of the holder I added a lovely cameo and a Spellbinder corner die to the pocket. The edge of the holder has been cut with a Movers and Shapers Bracket die by Tim Holtz. All the edges have been coloured with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
The second ICAD and folder are winging their way to California and I will show these when they are safely received. I can't wait to receive mine!!
I am entering my ICAD into Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers Week 272 - use metal challenge.
Those of you who follow my talented crafty friend Mo, who can be found HERE, will know that we attended a workshop, at MDF Man's premises, with one of my crafting idols Hels Sheridan, on Bank Holiday Monday. We had a choice of a mini chest of drawers or a pocket watch. We went for the pocket watch which is also a clock and is absolutely huge (18" x 14")! I hesitate to show mine because Mo has done a much better job on hers than I have.... I kept mine quite simple and neutral so that it matches our new room.
We used MDF Man's homemade embossing paste, Stencils, Distress Ink, Acrylic Paint, Graphic 45 papers (which Rob, MDF man had kindly covered the centre piece for us with) and loads of Treasure Gold. I can honestly say that I have never worked with such a big piece before, it did take all day but it was great fun and Hels is a wonderful teacher.
We were given loads of butterflies and flowers to decorate it with, but I opted for one butterfly, to which I added a Tim Holtz pen nib. I also added some Indigo Blu script stamping.
I actually remembered to take my camera and asked one of the other crafters to take a photo of Mo, Hels and me. I am the golden oldie on the right! We had a wonderful day.
I hope you will all pop over to Our Creative Corner on 1st September where I have the pleasure of hosting a brand new challenge. It is my first, so I am really looking forward to it.
Take care, I look forward to seeing what you have all been up to (including a visit by some of you to see the Duke of Distress himself). Big hugs, Anne xx