Tuesday, June 30, 2015

ICAD Winding Down June

Can it really be the end of June? I'm not ready for that! Here are the latest ICAD creations. 

An ode to inchies. The "Home & Yard" inchie is a real inchie I made and glued to the card. The others were drawn right on the card.

I followed the prompt "botanic" for this card, using old images and text along with a newer catalog photo and scrapbook paper.

Hmm... how do I explain this one? I cut out some interesting windows from an old magazine, added some vintage book text, and drew some Native American designs (I have a reference book). That's it-- no other explanation.

I guess I was on "collage mode" this week. Here is another. Watercolor background and paper scraps.

The background for this one is a catalog clipping of book spines. I used markers for the flowers.

Well, on to July! Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 29, 2015

A Good Estate Sale-- Finally!

It has been much too long since I went to a good estate sale, but I finally did just that last weekend. Let's see what I bought...

Some Swiss straw flowers from years gone by, chenille stems for crafting, and two never used bookmarks.

An old set of those coasters you put over your glass, in good condition too. A never used package of inflatable hangers (too fun!), and what is the red and white polka dot fabric? It's an apron-- looks very "I Love Lucy" to me.

A vintage (of course) tin box, two noise makers, and a straw flower pillar-paperweight-statue thing (not sure how I will title that on Etsy).

Two very old ledger books. The "Cash" one has only a couple pages used, and the "Day" one is almost full and dated from the early 20s. A Girls Scout songbook from 1949, library due date cards, air mail envelopes, a never used deck of miniature playing cards, and two postcard folders.

These teeny items are in the first photo, on the left. About an inch to an inch and a half big, they are old craft pieces, although, you can see the one still in the package is a party favor-- get the book title? Cute.

So finally a decent sale. I was beginning to lose faith! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Mad With Inchies

Someone around here keeps making inchies. I guess that would be me!

A few of them might look like I didn't do much other than cut out a picture, but there is marker and watercolor on some. Hard to tell when viewing on screen.


I picked up a sheet of stickers from the "free with any purchase" bin at a thrift store (yes, I made a purchase) and used the cats and dogs on it to make these.


Enjoy your day!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

ICAD The Next Installment

Yes, it's time for another ICAD update. Are we thrilled?? Up first is just some designs. The old dictionary text background received a light coat of gesso because it was competing too much with the green frames. And the green frames were cut from a scrapbook paper. The doodling was added with markers.

It's been quite awhile since I used one of the prompts. This was "color wheel." As you can see, mine are a little non-traditional. I cut out illustrations from an old machinists' book and colored them in with markers. The background is scrapbook paper, washi tape, and markers.

I decided to commemorate the first day of summer with a little scrapbook paper and markers.

And since I made the above card, I was a day late with the prompt "1970s." Oh well. I cut images from 70s greeting cards, wrapping paper, and a craft magazine. I added some doodads with markers, and believe it or not, I have a rubber stamp from the 70s. Picked it up at an estate sale a few years ago. That is what I have been using to stamp the days on these cards. Here I was able to use the years.

This card makes another day late (and another dollar short). The two cards above pushed this prompt to the next day too. Can you guess what it was? "Psychedelic." Right up my alley; this is probably my favorite card to date. That is a real postage stamp in the upper right corner. All the rest was drawn with markers.
Have a groovy day!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wacky Pack Wednesday

After last's weeks Hawaiian Punks, I'll show the newer and less violent Wacky version of Hawaiian Punch today. Hawaiian Pants even uses the modern plastic bottle. Might be a bit tricky to get them out, eh?
Have a good day!

Monday, June 22, 2015

1967 Nighties

Let's look at the Sears catalog for some dreamy nightgowns today. Very feminine which is more than I can say for most of today's T-shirty styles.

Matching curler cap? Don't see those these days!

Cute sleeves on the right.

I don't know about these loungers being lively, but they do look comfortable. I remember similar garments being called "house dresses."

Hmm... now I feel like getting comfy. How about you??  Thanks for reading!

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Father's Day 2015

Happy Father's Day to all you guys out there! Enjoy your day!

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