Sunday, June 9, 2013

ICADs for June 3 through June 9

Today I'm posting my Index Cards for Days 3 through 9.  If this is your first visit, you can catch up on the first two ICADs here and here. As promised, Silent Sunday is on hiatus through July 31, 2013.  To see what other ICAD participants have made, please visit Tammy at Daisy Yellow.

 Day 3
The prompt for Day 3 was faux sewing.  Since I'm better at my sewing machine than I am at doodling, I created this.  I began by laying white gesso, along with black and purple paint onto the substrate.  After the IC was dry, I swiped a dry brush of turquoise acrylic over that.  Then I sewed the two colors together over the IC.  Since I have trouble writing over gesso with my ink pens, I used a Sharpie for the sentiment and the date, but got brave and added my name using a Zig ink pen.

Day 4
I followed the Day 4 wallpaper prompt and cut a piece of wallpaper.  I then cut the butterfly from another sheet of wallpaper from the same manufacturer.

Day 5
My entire craft room is an exhibit and example of recycled/repurposed materials, Day 5's prompt, but I got the idea to cut a banner (known as a bunting to my British friends) from leftover ATC fodder.  Simple?  Yes, but I don't want to spend hours making these ICs each day.  Between coming up with the concept, finding the materials, putting the card together, and scanning the card, even this "simple" card took nearly an hour.

 Day 6
I spritzed an IC with some of my handmade mists, then painted white cardstock using bingo dabbers, which are much cheaper than the name brand dabbers a famous company sells.  I then cut the cardstock into crowns, Day 6's prompt, and affixed them to the IC.

Day 7
Here is where I stopped using the prompts.  I'm simply not a paisley kind of gal.  So, I spritzed two ICs with my handmade color mists, and cut one into pieces, and sewed the background.  I placed an image of a vase on top.

Day 8
I thought I might try the weekly prompt for this one by using pens to outline the words.  In case you can't read it, it reads "Dream in BLACK and WHITE with splashes of RED."

Day 9
I sprayed some commercial color mists, and one of my handmade color mists on a sheet of vintage sheet music.  I adhered the music to the IC, then found an image.  The lyrics read:
Her name was Lola
She was a showgirl
I have no idea what the rest of the song's lyrics are because that's all I know of the song.  However, ever since I made this IC late last night, I've been humming those two stanzas!

Thanks for visiting.  I'll be back next Sunday with ICADs 10 through 16.

Later tonight I'm also linking with Creative Every Day.  Little did I realize last Sunday that Leah had changed the link-up day to Monday.

15 thoughtful remarks:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

These are great Elizabeth but I love that little girl and her red giraffe. xox

sandee said...

Well, it looks like you ave been having lots of fun playing with you IC. We'eve been having a lot of rain over here, sorry to hear that ya'll are still having a lot of storms. Hugs to Bluebeard! Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

Teri said...

Nice ICADs. The song is "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow. Catchy tune.

Divers and Sundry said...

thx for sharing your process with these. i've been wondering how long they take.

and as a bonus i have manilow stuck in my head lol. not bad, actually, since i used to be a real manilow fan but had drifted away.

see you there! said...

Every time you do one of these challenges I have to repeat myself and say I am in awe! Lots of good stuff, Lola is my favorite.

Darla

Halle said...

Nice job with the prompts. The little girl and giraffe photo is adorable!!

Marilyn Rock said...

I love all of these! So much goes into your art and these are no exception. I, too, really enjoy the little girl and giraffe :) xxoo

Krisha said...

Oh Elizabeth, now I'll be singing Copacabana all day....LOL! Lovely 1CADs my fav is Lola, I am a big fan of the Gibson Girls and music.
Thanks for stopping by and leaving some love, give Bluebeard a good storke for me.
No, my ARC are not all so "flat" either, but will deal with that later whe I put them in book form.

Dianne said...

What fun ICAD's! always enjoy your inked and stitched pieces...great combinations of textures, images and words. So glad you are doing the challenge this year!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

These are all awesome! I had to look twice at the one with the vase, because until I read the description I thought it was 3D. Lola looks like she could cause a lot of trouble...Now you have me singing "Copacabana", too!

Dawn said...

Awe what fab work Elizabeth. I particularly love 'Lola', beautifully done sweetie.
Huge hugs x

Rita said...

You've been having fun!
Now I have that song in my head and I only know those first words, too--ROFL! ;)

Tracey Fletcher King said...

They are all fabulous, though the black and white one with that splash of colour really appeals... xx

Terrie Purkey said...

These are great - all of them are so different... glad to see you participating since you always have such great ideas. I love the paper bag journal tutorial you shared....you're always so free with your ideas and trials and tribulations - love that!

Natasha said...

I love how different they all are. Love your ideas, very inspiring, I also love your descriptions. I look forward to seeing your other cards! :)