Saturday, June 25, 2016

ICAD 21-25

Yes, I'm back with the next ICAD installment. The prompt for this card was "Invent A Prompt." I decided on "text only." I was curious what a collage of only words would look like, no paint, no ink... I like it.

This card was an ode to Father's Day, but with the prompts I didn't upload it until the following Wednesday. Better late than never? The image is from an old catalog; the rest is paint, ink, and gel pen.

I used watercolor to make the yellow "squares." Then had no idea what to do with them. Black marker to the rescue. I've had three thin markers quit on me this month! I'm down to a kind of thicker one which I'm not too wild about. Guess it's time to buy new ones.

Another collage-y, mixed media piece. An old catalog clipping, watercolor, craft paint, rubber stamps, ink, and gel pen.

Here we have another zentangle style card. The background is random watercolors. I followed the outline of the paint and added the designs with a marker and gel pen. And, yes, this was made while I still had a decent black marker.

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, June 20, 2016

ICAD 16-20

ICAD time once again. Another collage for card no. 16. Mostly magazine clippings, there is also a little washi and a paint chip in there.

In the "never say never" file, I only planned on using one prompt for this week, but ended up with five! It may come as no surprise that "landscape" was this prompt. I cut out the scene on the left with the lake then decided to add the trees, some foreground, fill in with some paint... and before I knew it I had a landscape. I had to double-check that prompt on the official list. Yes...

Here is another prompt; no, not Kool-Aid, "orange." But, yes, that is an actual Kool-Aid packet (sans powder), plus a sticker, snippets from various sources, and a can label.

Yes, another prompt, which is "snowflake--" what else? My snowflakes were cut and punched from an index card, of course. The background is craft paint, and the silver edging is ink.

This last card used the prompt "1960s." All of these chicks were cut from period catalogs or magazines. I added the mod colors with craft paint.

Thanks for looking and have a good week out there!

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

ICAD 11-15

ICAD update time... this first card uses the prompt "baseball," and you can't get more "baseball" than Babe Ruth, right? The baseball card is a repro card from a Dover book that I've had for a few years.  The curvy stripe is part of an old yarn label. Also catalog clippings, rubber stamp/ink and marker.

Gee, two prompts in a row! This one is obviously, "TV." I'm not totally thrilled with the outcome. Kinda predictable, but they all can't be blockbusters, right? Craft paint background, scrapbook paper, sticker, catalog clippings, markers, and that test pattern is from ye olde internet.

The still popular zentangle style. I haven't done a lot with this technique and that probably shows, but it's fun.

And speaking of popular, I went with the "art journal" look on card #14. Catalog clippings, craft paint and a little washi.

The last one is terribly simple, but I do like the effect. The bird image and "LIKE" just happened to be next to each other on my work space, and I liked the way they looked together. Both were cut from a magazine, craft paint background.
Until next time-- thanks for viewing!

Friday, June 10, 2016

ICAD 6-10

I'm back with the next group of ICAD cards. Number six is just a collage, using old magazine clippings. The little bird is a wooden scrapbook embellishment. I also added some paint and marker.

Number seven went in a more modern direction. Craft paint background, punched squares, hand drawn squares, and an old catalog image.

I used the "island" prompt for number eight. A rather simple collage. The "Gilligan's" image I printed off the internet, and the rest are pictures and text from a catalog.

Number nine is a mixed media type collage of paint, magazine clippings, washi tape, rubber stamp, gel pen... yeah, pretty mixed.

I followed another prompt for this one: cobalt blue. Magazine clippings (mostly from the same mag-- is cobalt a hot color? I wasn't aware). Some punched leaves and marker "dots." Watercolor background by the way.

Thanks for viewing and stay cool if you're in the steam like I'm supposed to be for a couple of days.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

ICAD 2-5

As promised here is the first batch of my ICAD cards. You may or may not know there are daily prompts which I generally don't follow (go ahead, insert an opinion). This first card is a random craft paint background, magazine clippings, and added designs with gesso.

Now this Snoopy card I did use the prompt which was... Snoopy, of course! The main image is a vintage playing card. The remainder is rubber stamping colored in with markers.

Number four is watercolor "squares" and simple daisies made from markers.

A rather simple card for #5. I had quite a few magazine snippets scattered about my work surface so decided to put them to use. The background is craft paint; the flowers are punched from old wrapping paper with added marker outlines.

There you have four cards. Thanks for viewing and get crafty!!

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

ICAD #1

Happy June First! How did that happen?? So here is my first ICAD card. Painted background and "markered" everything else. 

Pop over to the Flickr group if you are interested in seeing what other folks have done.

Hence forth (when is the last time you read those words on a blog?) I will be posting cards in groups. So see you in a few days!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

ICAD Warm-Ups

I guess I'm committing to ICAD again this year. Making something, anything on a humble index card does have its appeal. There are 10 warm-up exercises. I tried my hand at three.

Write your name in "doodly" letters

Make a collage using junk mail

Imperfect circles (I like that adjective)

Thanks for viewing. I hope you have a nice holiday weekend!