Wednesday, 28 August 2013

ICAD swap

The lovely Astrid has kindly organised an ICAD swap and as I'd not heard of them before I decided to take part - an ICAD is a piece of artwork measuring 5" x 3" and you can read all about them on Astrid's blog if you follow this link.  This is the first one I made and it is heading off into the postal system today for one of my swap partners. Card was coloured using distress inks with the addition of some texture paste applied though a stencil mask.  The image is from Nice Crane Designs who have some wonderful imagery available and I've simply added some scraps of die cut lace, recycled cardboard and a little charm together with a tag quote using a Tim Holtz stamp..  I've always found working on the small ATC size quite restrictive and although these are only slightly larger, somehow I found it a nicer size to work with and I'm looking forward to receiving a couple of swaps in due course.


  1. Looks very interesting & I like the shabby chic colours you've used with the layering.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. This is gorgeous Val, the the colours you've used. Off now to read all about ICAD's.

    Sue x

  3. How lovely - such a delicate, vintage look with those subtle, muted colours. Haven't even thought about making mine yet - eek! Thanks so much for your visit (some time ago now, but I'm only just catching up) and lovely comment over at Words and Pictures.
    Alison x

  4. Val love your ICAD a very interesting size too, great colours and images..I shall look forward to see what you get interesting challenge


  5. love the colours, and the way you sued the texture paste (really must get some of that) - off to check on the details

  6. Love this Val - the dreamy image and colours are gorgeous. Not heard about ICAD's before but this is lovely. Also love your HoC card.

    Karen x