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

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!!