Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Grand Finale!

Today marks the end of the June/July Index-Card-a-Day (ICAD) Challenge!  I now have a stack of 61 pieces of index card art:
Drawings, rubber stamps, collage, ephemera, ink pads, colored pencils, watercolor paint, doodles, acrylics, writing, decorative tapes, crayon resist, tags, pens, punches, Dymo labels, lists, library pockets, ribbon, stitching, postage stamps, graph paper, oil pastels, song lyrics, quotations, buttons, napkins--they are all represented here in one place or another!

My latest cards:
ICAD #55:  "I don't want the whole world; I just want your half."
Lyrics from "Anna Ng" by They Might Be Giants, another song on my Shuffle when I jog. 
Is he saying it to her, or is she saying it to him?
ICAD #56:  Trick or Treat
I'm in the midst of creating Halloween tags for a fall craft show,
so I made this index card to reflect what's going on in Studio 791.
ICAD #57:  DIY Decorative Tapes
I used some of the decorative tapes I made recently from artist's tape and first aid tape to create this card.  To prevent smudging, I sprayed a fixative, and you can see what happened--lots of blurring and smudging!  Lesson learned.
ICAD #58:  Flower Doodles
I doodled these flowers with pens and markers based on an advertisement I saw on a back issue of Somerset Studio magazine.
ICAD #59:  Theme--Maze
No matter what I tried, I couldn't escape those quavering lines!  I discovered that mazes are very relaxing and therapeutic to draw, though, like a Zentangle.  I filled in the correct route with marker and wrote encouraging messages along the way:  "This is the way!  I'll show you which way to go!  It's not that hard once you get the hang ot it!  Come on!  We're almost there.  Just a little farther!  I see it now, just around this corner!"
ICAD #60:  Sunflowers
Sunflower picture from the cover of the Chinaberry catalog over ink-rubbed French text.
ICAD #61:  Dutch Wonderland
A scrap of map from yesterday's family outing to Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA.
Making this card made me think of a fun project:  Kind of a "Scrap-a-Day" journal project, where you could attach some piece of ephemera to a card to represent something you did each day.  It wouldn't have to be arty--just a scrap to represent the day. 
It would make a simple, fun, and little-bit-different record of your days.

Mission accomplished!  An artful index card to represent every day of June and July 2012.  Definitely a worthwhile experience.  I don't know if I will be able to keep it up without the "accountability" of a weekly Link Love on Tammy's blog, but I love the idea of the collection I would have by the end of the year if I continued on my own.  We'll have to wait and see....

For the month of August, check out Tammy's Paper Prompts.


I will announce the winner on August 2, 2012.


eli said...

Good job Andria! How will you keep them?

Karen Isaacson said...


Heather said...

Congratulations on completing ICAD! You have a great selection of cards in this last set. The maze looks fun, and I especially love the sunflowers.

uncustomary said...

Congratulations, Andria. I'm so excited that you made it to the end!! #58 is my favorite from this bunch. :-)

laurie said...

i love all your cards - each so different and fun to look at! i admire your ability to see a project through to the end and i'm sure it gives you a great deal of satisfaction. your idea for journaling sounds interesting - i can think of a few things from today that i could use (a grocery store receipt, the label from my burrito at lunch, my to do list.)

Bree said...

What a lovely collection of cards you've made! So creative and colorful! I'm in the process of making some gift tags, using the concept of zentangle art. :) Have a nice day!

VivJM said...

You have made a fabulous collection of cards, Andria. Well done on completing the challenge!

Currie Silver said...

Just wonderful and I so enJOY reading your "back-stories" on each card!! I love the card where you don't know who is saying it to whom. Made me stop and think...

Thanks for visiting me, too, and for your kind encouragement!!


lee said...

love all the cards you made, well done for completing the challenge.


Lorinda.C.F said...

Wonderful cards! I look forward to seeing if you continue on. I know I'm going through some withdrawal this evening. :-) Congratulations!

Carin Winkelman said...

You must be so proud of yourself, what an accomplishment. This last batch is wonderful again. And...I can't believe there's a Dutch Wonderland. That made me laugh!

Parabolic Muse said...

Okay, are you kidding? You have 61 cards?! This is like having a card a day for two months!!

Now you have two months to make an envelope a day.

It's exciting, isn't it!?

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