Tuesday, June 17, 2014

step by step, #16

For index card #16 in the ICAD challenge I took step by step photos and wanted to share them. The theme this week, optional to use, is MAPS. I took a map of the local waters, ripped it in sections and glued it to a plain blue index card with a glue stick. When I showed this to Steven, he enjoyed that he's been to most of these places via boat! 

Then I wanted something to lightly cover the map, change it slightly. 
I choose Hi Lite Violet Lumiere paint, which gives sheer varied colors in different light.

Then I added a bit of Lumiere Sunset Gold around the edges...

For more depth of color, a weathered wood and peeled paint Distress Stain was rubbed on. 

Lastly, a fish print stamp (Fred B. Mullett) was added with permanent black ink.

I looked at the time stamp on my photos & this one took a little longer than 15 minutes. I started at 10:55pm and finished at 11:24pm on June 16, 2014. Still, a quick creative fix that I am reaping the benefits of. Join me?

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my journey : daily ICAD art breaks

Index Cards #12-13-14-15
June 12: Rubber stamping and watercolor crayons are my favorite go-to's:

 Below is June 13: paint, stamping, collage with tissue & paper napkins. 
This was also done for the Summer of Color Challenge.
Week One: Aqua Blue & Yellow with a smidge of Hot Pink!  

 June 14: I Scraped paint across the card with an old plastic CC 
to create patterns, pretty cool if I say so myself! Click on it for a larger view.
I rubber stamped a favorite saying that means a lot to me.

 June 15: I chose to work with a prompt from Tammy this day: Stickers. I used stickers created from my own photographs and that made it super-fun for me! Rubber stamping of course :)

Earlier today I added cards 8, 9 10 & 11 to the blog, here.

To find out more about Index Card a Day (ICAD) 
visit Tammy at the Daisy Yellow Website
Try doing one! Set the timer for 10 or 15 minutes and be amazed!

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Daily art! Index cards #8-9-10-11

Reoccurring themes and materials used, but interesting how each day is different. 
None of these took longer than 10 or 15 minutes to do. 
I can see so clearly how the HABIT of doing them is what's important. 

Index card a day : do something creative on an index card every day for 61 days.
Doodle, paint, stamp, collage, draw, write, ink, rip - anything!
Anyone can participate. Start anytime, jump in. I HIGHLY recommend this activity.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Index Cards 5-6-7 (index card a day)

Index card a day : do something (anything) creative on an index card every day for 61 days.
Anyone can do it. Start anytime, just jump in. I HIGHLY recommend this activity! 

ICAD #5 - June 5th, 2014
dripping ink & paint on pre-gessoed card, white uniball Signo pens 
with circle template, Claudia Rose Rubber stamp (peacock)

Index card #6 - June 6, 2014
Copy of a canvas collage I gave to my husband before we were a couple... 
Free form journaling on the question posed on the collage - what if?

The actual collage (top) with the index card art below ❤

ICAD #7 - June 7, 2014
Cretacolor AquaBrique water color Blocks, misting to activate, 
crinkling card to texture it with rubber stamping . . . 


These were all done rather quickly -maybe 15 minutes tops.
On purpose, to get me into the habit of doing  them. 

What do you think??

Read more about the project here:

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Index Card A Day #3 and #4

"Create simply for the sake of creating. 

It doesn't have to be extraordinary."

This is exactly what is happening to me by doing Index Card A Day . . .
See "extraordinary. not" for more on this.

June 4, 2013: experiment

June 3, 2014: creative workout

For more info on how to jump in at anytime go here:

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

I-CAD! You-CAD! We all-CAD!

I've made a deal with myself to participate in ICAD (Index card a day) every day during June & July to equal 61 cards. That's my plan and I'm sticking to it! If something happens and I miss a day I'll deal with it and continue. But it is my intention to do something creative (or not!!!) on an index card on a daily basis.

June 2, 2014 ☀ Index card #2

The theme this week is TEXT: found poetry, lettering, calligraphy, alphabets, quotes . . . and that appeals to me, so I am using this theme, which is optional. There are daily prompts as well. I did not go with the prompt for June 2nd, but I did for June 1st. The prompts and themes are there for you if you want them! 

ICAD is a very well organized challenge, by Tammy Garcia of Daisy Yellow. Do check it out! It's my second year participating and I am excited to be taking part. What I like the best is the creative habit doing this instills in me. You might think, Why do art on a throw-away office supply? Well, that's the point! This year I find myself caring less what my cards look like and more that I just get into the habit of using my art supplies. I think Tammy says it best on the ICAD FAQs page (check that link!):

"The challenge is about the DOING and not the KEEPING or PRESERVING or ARCHIVING. It is the process of creating each day that matters."

June 1st, 2014 ☀ Index card #1

I hope you'll join me, that would be fun! 
I took all of 15 minutes to do my June 2nd card and I felt so much better after I did! Any questions, let me know . . . .

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