Friday, July 17, 2015

ICADs for July 11 through July 17

This week was all about playing catch up.  Too many irons in the fire suddenly caught up with me and I will be glad when things begin to slow a bit.

I really like my book of quotes and I actually found the quote before the painting for Day 41.

Ribbon and a piece from a flower were sewn to the IC on Day 42.  Then I stamped.  I had NO idea the ribbon would make the stamp nearly transparent.  Live and learn.  That was a good lesson for me, since I'm not much of a stamper.

Back to sewing, which is my favorite way not to use glue,  I added the rick rack to the handmade mists I sprayed on the background.  I cut a heart to match the heart on the image and sewed the image.  I then added the heart over which I added a small flower that I attached both with by making a "french knot" on my sewing machine.

For Day 44, handmade spray mists were laid down on my IC, over which I stapled "get it done."  I t looked a bit plain, so I added three tea cups I stamped directly on the card.

For this one staple collage, I used a few pieces left over from when I purged.  I fussy cut the umbrella and added it to the mix.

On Thursday, Day 46, I divided my time between purging two closets and visiting people on the computer.  This was all I had time to make.  Other than the IC, all these pieces would have headed to the trash had I not saved them and added them to the card.

I got a bit carried away with my Day 47 entry when I painted the IC, then added the image and the two postage stamps.  I hadn't let the paint completely dry, so the images stuck to the paint before I could sew them.  However, I still sewed around everything after the paint was dry.

I know most of my regular readers and followers know by now, but I'll reiterate that I'm not using prompts from Daisy Yellow this year.  Since there's no way to link these ICADs, and the fact I'm strictly a blogger and not on any other social media site, the only place you will see these ICADs is here on my blog.  Instead of the prompts, I'm using sewing, staples, stamps, and sprays (paints, mists, etc) on scraps.  No glue is allowed on these ICADs.

I can't say this enough.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for your kind words and visits.  They mean the world to me.

14 thoughtful remarks:

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Quite a fun mix of elements you created in these index cards. The lovely home in the first, the image that stitched looks like a stamp, all bright and colorful. xox

Halle said...

I like that you set your own rules for the ICADs since you decided against following the prompts. Well done!

Nancy said...

An impressive array of techniques! And a big surge to catch up. Aren't we always playing catch up? ha! Well done.

Divers and Sundry said...

Because of your encouragement and that of others I'm testing the waters in the world of ATCs. Fun! So I'm thinking you could do ATCs instead of ICADS and link them here lol. Notice how my personal interest just high-jacked this comment ;)

On the actual subject, I'm just now realizing how hard it would be to do collage work without any kind of glue. I would think it would make composition more challenging.

TwinkleToes2day said...

I love every single one of these cards Elizabeth but I do admit that day 42 is my favourite. The transparent hearts look deliberate, and beautifully so. It's always a pleasure to visit and see what you have created {{Hugs}}

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love them all... my favourite is Day 43 this time
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I am so glad that I have now the bigger room for my studio and I will definitley put a little desk for my sewing machine in it .. I love sewing on my projects but am always to lazy to bring out the machine....

Have a fabulous weekend Elizabeth hugs to the boys!

xxx
Susi

Art @ Home said...

…and I'd like to thank YOU for visiting my art journal blog. I'm still learning. I'm going to take one of my art journals to the lake this weekend and see what I can create. The notecard challenge sounds like fun! I like how you sew your pages. I can't sew….I don't have the equipment or the skills, LOL!

Have a super weekend!
Ricki Jill

Craftymoose Crafts said...

I like this week's ICADs--all so original! I like that you are going your own way theme-wise, and I see that you are holding to your "no glue" rule. I know what you mean about too many things at once. That is why I only did SOC.

~*~Patty S said...

Another fine array of creativity here E and all in keeping with you no glue challenge.
You have me intrigued making a french knot with your sewing machine...that is my favorite embroidery stitch. I had never imagined a machine could make one.
Happy beginning of the weekend.
oxo

~*~Patty S said...

oh also meant to comment on your first card that the wisteria on that lovely building looks like it is embroidered...perfect quote too!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What an amazing artist you are! Each one is so creative and unique.

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment about my craft room. The sewing machine is just a Singer Curvy Quilter.

Jo Murray said...

Great cards!

johanna said...

oh, no glue? would be very hard for me. though sewing is a good alternative for sure!
love the variety of Cards you made this week, all of them are wonderful!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Once again Elizabeth a fabulous assortment, couldn't possibly pick out a favourite! I love the challenge you have set yourself and I'm sure sticking to paint doesn't count as glue! ! Hugs Chrisx