In starting this blog, my aim is to have a place to share my scrapbooking, card making, paintings and photos with friends and rellies. Hopefully it will inspire me to produce more....LOL. Welcome!
Sue xxx

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Week 4 of ICAD

Day 22.   More doodles   I am loving this so much. It takes time but is relaxing.
Day 23  no prompt. lots of spray inks, acrylics, home made stamps as well as a bought script stamp and collage
Day 24  no prompt. I didn't have any inspiration and started with a background I liked, added another couple of home made stamps, collaged the stamps and some torn gelli prints lettering and scribble.
Day 25  no prompt again. Just a background and some more home made stamps... then some WILD to do! I added the numbers and bracket.
Day 26  This is pen and watercolour with added stitching. I haven't done anything like this for such a long time..very pleased with how it turned out.
Day 27.  I used the prompt "beach umbrella" from last week. The background is smooshed acrylics with a little stencil work. I drew the umbrella on tracing paper, coloured it and glued it on with matte medium.
Day 28. once again no prompt. I lightly gessoed over a failed background and sprayed and splashed with inks. Some of the underneath colours still show a little which is good. I stitched the fabric squares on, drew frames with a china pencil and typed some words. Doing this was very therapeutic and it might be my favourite for this week.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Week 3 of ICAD

Day 15. I didn't follow a prompt but put black oil pastel down on  my card then some spray inks over the top.
Day 16. Roll the dice. I was a bit stuck on this one, then decided to use this gelli printed card that was already done. Found the picture of the dice on the internet and added some background stamping and a doodled border. Done.

Day 17. Polka dots. Spray inks and stencils in lots of layers.

Day 18. Orange.  I found a gelli print that was mostly orange and glued it to my card. Added some drops of india ink.

Day 19. Harry Potter.  I am not a Harry Potter fan and I decided to do some zentangling/doodling and added a quote. Not happy with my handwriting here lol!!

Day 20. Candy. When I first saw this prompt I began thinking of how cheap lollies were when I was a child. The nursery rhyme "hot cross a penny, two a penny" came to mind. This one was very fast to do.

Day 21. Repeating pattern.  I have used five patterns in this and varied some of the repeats slightly with their shading. Makes a big difference to the pattern! I added the silhouette to add interest.

Ready for week four now!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Week 2 ICAD...Index Card A Day

I am a little behind with my ICAD...but still going and still loving creating on an index card. The size is done relatively quickly and most importantly I am  working regularly and trying different things.

Day 8.  Mandala. I have never drawn one before. Some of the others did partial mandalas and I was intrigued by that and this is my effort. Looks like it is upside down here because of the date lol!

Day 9.   Alphabet. I am very happy with the soft look of this.

Day 10. The Beatles.  I tried out my new neocolors and paint pens with this one.

Day 11.  I did a collage using 1 staple...guess I cheated a little as I used some adhesive as well.
Day 12.  I had this background already done and liked it as is so I just added a favourite quote.
Day 13. The prompt was book review but I kept it simple and enjoyed doing the lettering.
Day 14.  I didn't use the prompt, instead I used a face stencil for the first time. I loved this quote because I was  a teenager in the sixties and remember all the talk about 'good girls' and 'bad girls' lol!!

Week 1 of ICAD...Index card a day!

I am so happy I found ICAD  The idea is to use an ordinary index card to make some art each day for 2 months. There are prompts and themes supplied but you can do your own thing if you choose. What I am loving is that I am getting into the habit of working regularly. I load my effort to the  group each day and love seeing what other people are doing. The standard of work is truly amazing.

Day 1....The prompt was prism but I hadn't found the list of prompts at that stage and thought it was bright or rainbow colours.

Day 2....the prompt was Circus
Day name
Day 4...Puzzle
Day 5...Galaxy
Day 6...Nail Polish
Day 7...Yellow
Overall I am happy enough with what I have done so far...some are better than others. I totally happy to be creating and playing every day!!


Monday, December 30, 2013

Days 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21 & 22

My December Daily has quite a large gap between Day 9 and Day 15 because of my Dad's sudden hospitalisation on Dec 10. I was away staying with my Mum during that time.
Here is day 15....a 6x8 page.

Day 16 has a full 6x8 photo of our tree on the back of the previous page. I am very happy with the bokeh on this one! I also have a divided 6x8 page on the right hand side.

Day 17. A divided 6x8 page about lunch and a movie with a friend.
Day 18. Another visitor for Pop and I made our Christmas pudding. This page is 8.5x11
Day 19. Loved the Christmas lights and display at this house. 8.5x11 page again.
Day 21. I had been at Mum's for a couple of days again. This was my Mum's birthday. A 6x8 divided page.
Day 22. More bokeh....this makes me happy!
I only have 3 days left to do now and will hopefully have them finished early next week.


Sunday, December 22, 2013

Days 7,8 & 9

Day 7
Love the view from the dining room early in the morning when the light is so soft and pretty.
We drove into town to do the last of the shopping. I love the Christmas windows at Clifford Gardens. Reminds me of the wonderful Christmas windows we  used to see every year.

The display of Christmas lights in Queens Park was stunning!

Monday, December 9, 2013

December Daily 2013...days 2. 3, 4, &6.

I have started Ali Edwards December Daily again this year. This is my third time and, like last year, I am adding it to the back of this year's Project Life. My PL pages are 12x12 but I am doing December in varying sizes of page protectors to suit whatever I have for any particular day. Also I am not worrying if I miss a day here and there. Already I have missed days 1 and problems no stress!.. I am trying to keep it simple but may come back later to add more embellishments.

Day 2.
Lovely day. I went to my usual Monday beading class but left early as we were taking our son to lunch for his birthday. For both pages today I have used Snap 6x8 protectors.

Day 3.
Some scrapbooking and grocery shopping today. 6x8 Snap protector used again.
Day 4.
A day shopping for Chrissy presents! No photos taken of that so I included a photo of part of our front garden. This is an 8x8 protector. I had to punch a new hole to make it fit.

Day 6.
Debbie's birthday and she left for a week on Bribie Island. My scrapbook room is overflowing with current projects so I have set up a table in the family room for my December Daily. So nice to have it all in one place! The back of the 8x8 from day 4.