Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ICAD 45-49

Back again with the next ICAD installment. My first card is kind of different than the norm; I used fabric along with paint and rubber stamps. I had almost forgotten I had this Nancy Drew fabric. Pretty nifty.

The first time I added some machine stitching to a card. Kind of fun; I would try it again.

I used the "monochromatic" prompt for this card. To be honest, I made it days ahead, but it fit the bill so... Made with markers.

And this one... well, I posted it on Sunday, then remembered that "monochromatic" was the prompt for the 17th. Nuts. So I posted two that day. I don't think anyone will mind.

Most of you will recognize Sally from the old Dick and Jane readers. The background is craft paint and gel pen, plus one scrap of washi tape.

Yes, another pattern card. All markers and a lot of "randomness." I generally make these up as I go.

That's it for this installment! I hope your summer is going well!

Thursday, July 14, 2016

ICAD 40-44

ICAD is already in the "40s" now! Wow! Here is my next batch of cards. #40 is a monoprint on an index card (not done real well) and some magazine clippings.

A little similar to the above card, this one is just paint as opposed to a print and magazine clippings on top.

I've been enjoying making these pattern style cards. Just markers on this one as you might have guessed.

The next two cards are my typical magazine clippings collages. This one has a craft paint background and marker designs.

 No paint on this one but more marker designs.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great weekend coming up!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

ICAD 35-39

More ICAD cards to share today. I have been doing a lot of "doodle" cards lately. Ending the day with a box of markers and just making patterns is quite relaxing. The stripes on this card were made with craft paint.

This is a simple collage/mixed media consisting of card stock, a magazine clipping, book text, and staples. Looks a little Christmasy, doesn't it?

Another floral themed card; this one is magazine clippings, washi tape, ink, craft paint, and a collage sheet image.

Two butterfly cards in a row... This one is magazine clippings, washi tape, and a bright craft paint background.

I started this post with a pattern so I'll end it with a pattern. More markers and a little white gel pen.

I hope you are having a nice summer! Thanks for viewing!

Monday, July 4, 2016

ICAD 31-34

For the First of June and the First of July I have always made cards for ICAD featuring those dates. So since ICAD #31 is actually July 1-- here is my 31st card. Scrapbook paper, sequins, marker.

This card is rather simple but sometimes that's all a design needs. The chic woman and estate photo are from an old magazine. I added the "swirls" with craft paint.


Obviously a collage-y type card. This one uses old pattern tissue, magazine and book clippings, and the "stitching" at the bottom was made with a marker. Oh yeah-- watercolor background.

A rather patriotic looking collage for the 4th of July. I didn't really have that in mind when I started. I built it around the gym shoes. Mostly magazine clippings--that little flourish strip is scrapbook paper.

Happy 4th of July, everyone! Be careful out there!

Thursday, June 30, 2016

ICAD 26-30

Hello! Here is the next ICAD update. For this first card I used the prompt "winter," however I uploaded it a couple days late. I happened on some winter photos in an old magazine so decided to make a winter card even though the prompt had passed so to speak. It was rather refreshing to see snow on a hot day. I also added some craft paint around the edges and spatters to look like snowflakes.

I think this one speaks for itself. Just markers.

I used the prompt "cats &/or dogs" for this. Rubber stamps/ink, craft paint, marker.

No prompt or reasoning behind this card. I just liked the photo which is a magazine clipping from some ad. These folks were at a ground breaking ceremony; don't they seem to be having a good time? The colors were added with craft paint.

The same story on this card as the above. Just a couple magazine clippings and some craft paint. "Typewriter" was a prompt way back toward the beginning. I guess I'm just fashionably late.

Thanks for viewing! On to July already!!

Saturday, June 25, 2016

ICAD 21-25

Yes, I'm back with the next ICAD installment. The prompt for this card was "Invent A Prompt." I decided on "text only." I was curious what a collage of only words would look like, no paint, no ink... I like it.

This card was an ode to Father's Day, but with the prompts I didn't upload it until the following Wednesday. Better late than never? The image is from an old catalog; the rest is paint, ink, and gel pen.

I used watercolor to make the yellow "squares." Then had no idea what to do with them. Black marker to the rescue. I've had three thin markers quit on me this month! I'm down to a kind of thicker one which I'm not too wild about. Guess it's time to buy new ones.

Another collage-y, mixed media piece. An old catalog clipping, watercolor, craft paint, rubber stamps, ink, and gel pen.

Here we have another zentangle style card. The background is random watercolors. I followed the outline of the paint and added the designs with a marker and gel pen. And, yes, this was made while I still had a decent black marker.

Enjoy your weekend!

Monday, June 20, 2016

ICAD 16-20

ICAD time once again. Another collage for card no. 16. Mostly magazine clippings, there is also a little washi and a paint chip in there.

In the "never say never" file, I only planned on using one prompt for this week, but ended up with five! It may come as no surprise that "landscape" was this prompt. I cut out the scene on the left with the lake then decided to add the trees, some foreground, fill in with some paint... and before I knew it I had a landscape. I had to double-check that prompt on the official list. Yes...

Here is another prompt; no, not Kool-Aid, "orange." But, yes, that is an actual Kool-Aid packet (sans powder), plus a sticker, snippets from various sources, and a can label.

Yes, another prompt, which is "snowflake--" what else? My snowflakes were cut and punched from an index card, of course. The background is craft paint, and the silver edging is ink.

This last card used the prompt "1960s." All of these chicks were cut from period catalogs or magazines. I added the mod colors with craft paint.

Thanks for looking and have a good week out there!