We're up to week 3 of altered index cards, and here are the latest I've created.
"Change is coming." (June 13) I admit this is a favorite technique where I use a single staple to catch all the layers.
"Friends and Flowers, Fun and Easy!" (June 14, 2016) This was part of a paper towel (aka kitchen towel) that I had used to wipe up various inks. I thought it looked like flowers, so I found sayings I thought were appropriate.
This was definitely Bleubeard's Day. I've been trying to get a few photos of him, but he refuses to cooperate. To entice him, I offered to create an index card per his instructions. It didn't take him long to tell me what he wanted. First, I had to sew several pieces of leftover paint chips together, then I had to stamp his signature stamp on the assembly, along with the date. Finally, he instructed me to staple the assembly to the card. Unfortunately, the enticement didn't help me get any still shots.
"Random Hearts." (June 16, 2015) I stamped hearts and cut some out of patterned images.
"On the wings of love." (June 17) I realize this was a quickie, but I was quite busy on Friday, mainly because I was gone all day. Besides, I like the positive feel to this one.
"Brothers at heart." (June 18) Since my two don't want to sit still for photos, I had to find other ways to represent them. I swear that looks just like Bleubeard when he was a kitten, right down to that white beard (although Bleubeard's was gray)!
As much time as I spent indoors yesterday due to the downpours that just kept coming, you would think I would have gotten a few photos of either Squiggles or Bleubeard. But once my camera comes out, it's "scaredy-cat" time.
"It's a red letter day." (June 19, 2016) Enough said!
Thanks for joining me today and thanks for being so kind with your comments, especially since this is the only place you will see my ICADs.
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