Wednesday, 19 June 2013

WOYWW #211 and ICAD

  I would like to say a big thank you to Tamara at To Bee Studio who was so kind and complimentary when mentioning me on her blog last week.   Tamara's work is beautifully delicate and has a wonderful vintage feel to it - I would definitely recommend a visit to her blog!

On my desk at the moment are this weeks index cards for ICAD over at Daisy Yellow.  The challenge is to decorate an index card every day for the 6 weeks of the challenge - or in my case 'nearly' every day, as I only managed 6 and not 7 this week! 

I used left over scraps of gelli prints for the backgrounds and added machine stitching, vintage lace, glass beads and scraps.  I thought the flower head (bottom left) looked rather like a pin cushion so I added some tiny little brass pins that I found in my lace-making equipment.   I must also point out that the lace butterfly cut out of a strip of lace was an idea I took directly from the wonderfully talented Terri at art-life-rust, as last week she cut a butterfly out of her strip of lace!  Hope you don't mind Terri - yours was so much bigger and better!





Why not hop over to WOYWW and have a snoop at other people's work desks - it's great fun! 

26 comments:

  1. Wow! That is some lovely work! Great details too! - Uniflame 83

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  2. Wow! Words can't express how much I love these - so delicate and perfect, Velvet Moth actually describes them well! I think I might join i ICAD sometime, as I keep seeing it on people's blogs. Have a great day! Julie Ann #68 xxx

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  3. Oh my goodness, what stunning little pieces of art! All are just gorgeous - I thought the flower head was an octopus at first, until I counted the legs..... Gorgeous work! Happy WOYWW, Hugs, Anne x #51

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  4. I don't know about Tamara's blog but I do love yours Diana. The colours and textures in your cards are lovely and the brass pins look like little wooden ones. Hmm now there's a thought I might have to investigate that one.
    Have a lovely day
    Lynn x

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  5. These are fun Diana, what will you do with them when you have made them all too pretty not to use
    Thanks for sharing
    Janet @42

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  6. Just adore all the lace elements on your work. Thanks for stopping by my desk this week BJ#55

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  7. Gorgeous Diana - I love the collage photographs of the details of your lovely index cards. What a fab challenge. I bet it builds into a wonderful inspiring collection at the end of the 6 weeks. Happy WOYWW to you from Helen 78

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  8. I love what you did on each card. Being a fabric lover it's so nice to see you incorporate fabric into you paper art. I've been thinking I need to do that and now you've given me the push I needed!

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  9. 6 out of 7 is not bad ;) especially when they are as lovely as this!

    I love the colours and all the gorgeous, pretty details.

    Karen x

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  10. So much beauty and incredible details.

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  11. Gosh, Diana, the detail you achieve in your work is truly breathtaking! How long does it take you to create one of those cards? I love the lacy butterflies, the blues, the beads....everything in fact!! Completely gorgeous. Sigh........
    Hugs. LLJ 43 xxxx

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  12. Oh my word - what stunning projects on your desk this week. I really enjpyed my visit. Happy Wednesday. :o)
    Sue x (MiniOwner@111)

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  13. These are really beautiful - so much detail and texture to them. The colour palette is lovely too. Forgive me if this is a daft question, but what will you use the index cards for when they're all done? They're so pretty!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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  14. Wow...That's one serious challenge. Love what you've done with your index cards. They are beautiful. Happy crafting #26

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  15. Your ICAD cards look stunning. You make me want to use more fabric in my crafting projects. Fabulous.

    Have wonderful week, Happy WOYWW. xx

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  16. Hi Diana
    what lovely index cards each one different and all so pretty. I am loving all the other pieces you have shown us
    Have a great WOYWW and enjoy the rest of your week
    Ria #47

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  17. These are so lovely, so detailed,,it's a wonder to e thatyou managed six..I'd be behind straight away! Will you use them?

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  18. I love your little butterfly - I'm honored! And thanks for the mention, that was very sweet. Your cards are just a study in gorgeous detail, as always. If I started mentioning each little bit I love I'd run out of room! I also love that you're using Kraft colored index cards instead of white, it gives them even more character. I am in awe, as always!

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  19. Wow, these are gorgeous. There is so much work in them, I'm amazed you got 6 done in a week. They are really beautiful.
    Have a great week.
    Von #27

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  20. You'd never believe that these started out as index cards, they're stunning! Happy (late) WOYWW Pam#38

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  21. Very very beautiful cards. I love them all!
    I'll ad your blog to my 'bloglovin' - and then I'm off to explore more on your pages :)
    Cheers,
    Jana #100

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  22. Ahhh!! Your ICADs put mine to shame. I love the sewing, and of course, the lace and fabric you added that made them so incredible. Of course, I'm also here for WOYWW, so I'm wishing you a super slightly late WOYWW from #17.

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  23. Wow that is one really big challenge to get yourself into. Love your index cards they are looking so beautiful, especially love that lace butterfly.

    Belated WOYWW greetings
    Eliza & Yoda 25

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  24. I haven't had time to join the index card fun, but have enjoyed looking at what others have been up to, your cards are beautiful, so original!

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