The Index-Card-a-Day Challenge at Daisy Yellow ends with the last day of July, which means that we are in the home stretch!
Nurture Your Inner Child
I am continuing to create collage sheets (which I have used on some of my previous index cards), so this card was created when I was in the midst of pairing an illustration from a children's book with a piece of sheet music. I added the sentiment with my Dymo label maker, and thought this would make a nice series of postcards and/or ATCs.
I have been collecting pretty buttons for just a little while now. Though I sometimes find them at clearance prices, I have also found that if I buy just one or two buttons each time I go to the craft store, I don't "feel the pain" of the cost quite as much! For this index card, I just arranged some of my buttons on the copy machine, then glued down the copy to an index card.
This index card also uses the collage pages I have made. I cut out the image of the child with the umbrella and rick-rack came from one collage page, and glued it down onto a different collage page, then printed out the words from the computer. The quotation comes from Shakespeare's play The Merchant of Venice: "Mercy...droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven."
I used clip art of a passport (from Paper Art Workshop: Handmade Gifts) for this index card, then added tissue tape at the top and bottom as well as a couple of cancelled international stamps.
For this index card, I layered a napkin over a page of French text. I've used this technique on art journal pages before, and I always think it looks so pretty!
This index card contains a very mediocre drawing using a mediocre pen, based on illustrations by Alice and Martin Provensen in Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verse. I love their whimsical illustrations, especially the various buildings in foreign lands, but I can see now that it takes a great deal of skill to pull off seemingly "simple" or "child-like" drawings! I tried adding color with marker to one drawing, and felt like it really messed it up, so redrew it and left it black and white. I think it would look nice with some watercolor, but the pen I used wouldn't allow for that.
Just one more week of cards to go for the official ICAD challenge! Tammy is encouraging everyone to continue some sort of daily art practice in the coming months, whether we do index cards, postcards, ATCs, inchies, journal pages or some combination. For the month of August, she will offer a Daily Paper Prompt to keep the ideas flowing.
Be sure to check it out!