Sunday, 19 July 2015

For the love of children, - ICADs 11 - 15

Hello lovely visitors and thanks for dropping in today.

It's been an age since I posted some further ICADs, but here at last they are:
If you are wondering what this is all about, you can find more information in this post.
I am having a ton of fun with these and treat them like a kind of mini journal, perfect for trying out new techniques and revisiting old ones.
Below a few more details:
The base for most of this little set is watercolour paper. I finally succumbed to the Brusho craze, so the background to this was created with a mix of Brushos and Distress Inks. The stamp is from Artistic Outpost, stamped twice, once straight onto the background and once on smooth stamping card, I then fussy cut the little boy, rubbed Glue 'n Seal all over him and then coloured with Faber Castell Big Brush Pens. . Some background stamping finishes it all off.

Background done in similar way, same with the focal image. The stamp is from Art Journey. The stars were stencilled with the Tim Holtz layering stencil and a white Gelato.

More of the same, this time using two Tim Holtz layering stencils and a Tim stamp too.
Not too pleased with this one, it got a bit dark... The stamp is a very old one, no idea who made it. The white stamping was done with Snowflake Fresco Finish paint.
Finally, - just using Distress Inks on this one and a La Blanche stamp. Colouring was all done with Distress Inks too.

Well that's it, - I love doing these little ICADs, it's a great way to dig out some old stamps and give them a work out as well.
Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting like always!

51 comments:

Gayle Price said...

These are adorable ! Individually, each is beautiful....as a collection...amazing ! Love the richness of colour and the whimsy of each of your young characters.

Granmargaret said...

These are really lovely.

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Just gorgeous, Astrid

Have a wonderful 'Sunday

Valerie-Jael said...

One lovelier than the other, wonderful. Hugs, Valerie

brenda said...

Just a very quick hello Astrid (mean to still be on time out until a bit better, but behaving gets boring) and to say what gorgeous little card.

Have a good Sunday.

B x

Maryann Laursen said...

These ICAD´s are aamazing Astrid, and you did an outstanding job on them as usual. I absolutely love them and the way you made them look. Really awesome work and wonderful colors on them all.

chrissie said...

Such a beautiful set of cards with different characters on each of the amazing backgrounds

Love Chrissie xx

Paula Whittaker said...

A lovely selection on ICAD's

Karin said...

Wow they look beautiful!
Groetjes Karin

Sue C said...

Fabulous collection Astrid, all the images are gorgeous ! Sue C x

Annie said...

Your ICADs are fabulous Astrid with stunning colours, textures and details. Sending you huge hugs and I hope it gets warmer. We don't have sunshine either and I had to put the heating on yesterday too.

Annie xxx

Gitte said...

Beautiful collection.

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous collection, all so detailed and with lovely main images.
Yvonne

Rosie Schirrmeister said...

Hallo Astrid, danke für Deinen lieben Kommentar in deutsch.
Du bekommst diese Stempel zurzeit noch im Bastelschoeppchen in Deutschland. Hier ist der Link:

http://www.bastelschoeppchen.de/stempel/lablanche/

Paper Profusion said...

These are an absolute delight Astrid, gorgeous work. Nicola x

Ros Crawford said...

They are so beautifully done!

Jennie Atkinson said...

Absolutely adorable Astrid - such a gorgeous collection x

Suzanne C said...

Love!!! I just adore this set and am going to pin them all. Beautiful!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow wow wow!! I feel like I say that a lot when I'm visiting your blog Astrid! lool. These are wonderful, so many different colours and designs, you must keep yourself very busy!! hugs :)

Joan said...

An amazing collection of ICADs , love your brusho backgrounds. I have that old stamp too and I've always found in difficult to work with although I love the image, looks good on your ICAD though!

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Astrid,

deine ICAD´s sehen wunderschön aus. Die Kindermotive gefallen mir sehr gut. Es gibt so viel zu entdecken. Ich bin erst einmal von Blog zu Blog gehüpft um ungefähr zu verstehen was eine ICAD Card ist......smile...... davon habe ich noch nie etwas gehört oder gelesen.
Ich lerne immer wieder etwas neues kennen und bin begeistert.
Für deinen Beitrag und die lieben Wünsche möchte ich mich herzlich bedanken.
Ganz liebe Grüße Silvi

craftytrog said...

These are all delightful Astrid! xxx

Joi at RR said...

What incredible incredible creations Astrid. They bring back memories of my Aunt who loved pictures of children - she would have loved to have held these in her hands. They are sooo precious - each one of them. I couldn't pick a favorite - I tried. You did a MARVELOUS work here. Wow. j.

Patty O'Malley said...

I love these cards, Astrid!

Deborah said...

All so beautiful, Astrid.

Anita Houston said...

I LOVE these!!! Gorgeous backgrounds and coloration on the children too!

Redanne said...

The images on your ICADs are just adorable Astrid and I love your brusho backgrounds! Hugs, Anne xx

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A charming idea of creating a collection focusing on children with each ICAD in itself, so charming. I actually like the one of the two children, the one you think is too dark. All of the backgrounds are so beautiful.
Wishes
Lynne

Angela Radford said...

Gorgeous Astrid, lovely images and love the backgrounds.
Have a great week, Angela x

bello amanecer said...

Absolutly gorgeous creations!!!

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh WOW! I just love your latest collection of ICADs, Astrid! :) I love how each one tells its own little story-You've created each one with such whimsical vintagey-ness ;) I especially like the darker one you made, that you aren't too pleased with :) :) It's darker tones make it more dramatic and the white stamping just pops right off the surface! I need to go look at these again!! :) :) XOXO-Shari

butterfly said...

Gorgeous ICADs - such fun seeing you work with bold and vivid colours. I love the little figures against the glowing backgrounds, and all the colouring is beautifully done. And then, after all that colour, I'm really taken with the subtle muted one at the end - just delicious!
Alison xx

Lys Scrap said...

Happy to see how brushos turn in your hands, Astrid, with your unique style! Gorgeous!

Mona Pendleton said...

Wow Astrid! What a fantastic collection of fabulous projects! Love all the color and fun images!

JackieP Neal said...

Astrid, these are simply beautiful my friend!! So colorful and vintage at the same time- you rock!! xo

Terry said...

Such a lovely collection of little art, Astrid! The images and colors are all so beautiful and I just love each and every one! Hugs!

suzyb said...

Truly little works of art. I have just found you off of my twitter recommendations. WOW so thankful. These cards are just my style and taste, especially the little "fairie" girl with hat on, love that one.
Hope you are having a wonderful week so far Astrid. Thank you so much for sharing.
Victoria, BC

Lynn Price said...

I'm a bit behind in blog visits..... but glad I caught up with you! These are fantastic! What a great idea to use as a creative exploration, and get something so lovely as a set as well! Love all of your coloring here, and the idea to enhance the image as you've done is brilliant! Very inspirational! xxx Lynn

Dorthe said...

They are beautiful all dear Astrid, and your backgrounds gorgeous, all. So lovely with all the different stamped children on this collection, the last one from La Blanche is such a lovely stamp, and you coloured it beautifully. Astrid I hope you enjoy your time with your dear family !! xoxo

Marisa Job said...

These are just beautiful!! Love your work!!

Diana Taylor said...

Wow, what a gorgeous collection of ICAD's - they are all beautiful and I love your collection of stamps!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Every single ICAD looks fantastic, gorgeous colors and images.Cannot decide which I like best.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous Astrid, I love the little fellow painting the stars! They are all wonderful, thanks for sharing them.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous Astrid, adore the colours and the fabulous backgrounds. The imagery is perfect and all are set off beautifully against each of the backgrounds. Tracy x

JeanFB said...

These are gorgeous, Astrid! I didn't know what ICAD was so went back to your original post and they are beautiful, too. Wonderful backgrounds, and you have inspired me to finally dip into my bister bottles.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Aaahhh!! I am in love with your ICADs Astrid, they are so colourful and so gorgeous. Awesome backgrounds and adorable images .. totally stunning work as always!! xx

barbarayaya62 said...

Amazing collection Astrid! love each of them , so colorful! barbarayaya

Mrs.B said...

Such a fabulous little set of cards, gorgeous images and colourful backgrounds.
Avril xx

Jann said...

Love these--they are beautiful little cards!

Matilde said...

Gorgeous! I love all of them!

Candy C said...

I was just having a look back at your blog and oh my goodness! I've miss alot! :) These cards are exquisite, Astrid. I totally love every one of them. The colors are bold but beautifully done. Such sweet little stamped characters! Beautiful job of coloring them, too!

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