I've gotten on board with some of Tammy's inspirational prompts for the rest of my cards this week, and thought I would share the whole week's efforts at one time:
ICAD2: Card #3
I made this postcard after waking up at 4:40 a.m. to take my friend Christina to the
airport on Sunday morning. Ouch!
ICAD2: Card #4
This index card sounds like it was complicated to put together, but it actually only took about 15 or 20 minutes. I used a green and red pen to write on the index card some thoughts about the nature of the differences that divide us from others in the world, and whether or not we would discover more similarities than we would expect, if given the chance to find out. Then, I put a splash of green over the writing, and used a bottle cap inked in magenta to add circles to the background. I collaged a picture of a girl from a magazine article, with the skirt cut from an ink-edged swatch of map. Finally I used various colors of pen to add a border around the card. I think it looks kind of cool; I'm especially pleased with the map-skirt, and will be trying something along these lines on a larger scale in the future.
ICAD2: Card #5
Themes: Dragonfly, Grid, Dictionary
I think I like this index card best of all. I glued a dictionary page to the index card, and
painted over it with French vanilla acrylic paint. Then I added a few different colors of acrylic paint in a grid pattern over the card. I used pencil to draw the dragonflies, then went over them with black pen. I added blue and black watercolor paint with my waterbrush to one, and red and black watercolor paint with my waterbrush to the other.
ICAD2: Card #6
I like to call this one, "You win some, you lose some." Yeah, it doesn't look so great, but it's still kind of fun. I painted the card with blue acrylic paint, then stamped the fish with black Staz-On ink. I used acrylic paint to add color to the fish, and paint and marker for my seaweed. I highlighted the fish then in black ink. I just kept going back trying again and again to make it look better. Then I reminded myself, This is an index card, and tomorrow is another day. Wrap it up!
ICAD2: Card #7
I didn't follow a theme for this one, but just used a doodle I've been doing a lot lately.
I call it, "Wheel-spoke amoebas." There's no deep significance,
just a great way to pass the time and calm my mind!
So far, so good with this ICAD challenge. It has been a lot of fun to see what the day will bring, and what style is going to come out of the day's effort. It is a great way to keep me doing something creative on a daily basis, without feeling too overwhelmed at the prospect.
If you want to learn more about the project, check out the details at Daisy Yellow!