Friday, June 2, 2017

Second on the 2nd: A composite post

For the first time ever, I am sharing snippets of four previous posts.  My friend Cindy and I are creating ICADs (Index Card A Day) again this year, and since she's the only one I know who is doing that (I'm not on any of the other social media sites they are shared on), I thought I would show what I created over the past four years.  You can find these and other projects I participated in on my Previous Collaborations page.

Summer, 2016

These were created in June 2016

and these are the ones I created in July, 2016.

This one was made on the final day.  As you can see, it was a wrap up of my entries.

Summer, 2015

I may have set myself up to fail when I put all these self imposed restrictions on the 2015 ICs.  I called it the 5 Ss: spray mists, staples, scraps, sewing, and stamping.  No glue was used during the 61 days.  These were made in June, 2015

and these in July.

This was my wrap-up piece for 2015.

This extra card came about because I created it on June 8, but lost it.  I found it the last day of the challenge when I was cleaning around my scanner.

Summer, 2014

In 2014, I forgot about the ICAD challenge, so was late by two days.  I made it up quickly, though.  These were from June, 2014

and these were from July, 2014.

This is the final card of the year.

Summer, 2013

This was my first year participating, and I wonder if I wasn't better then than I am today.   These are from June, 2013.  You can see I did a lot of stitching and created a lot of hearts.  I tried to follow the prompts for awhile, but, like many things, I simply didn't have anything that met the requirement, and I'm a terrible sketcher.

These are from July, 2013 and I even include a stamped and colored rocking horse.

For the final card, I paid homage to Daisy Yellow.  This was when she had links at her site so those of us who weren't on other social media sites, could share our art.

Now it's your turn to share a post that you have published in the past.  Any post, any genre, any artistic endeavor is acceptable.  Once you link, Bleubeard and I, along with other Second on the 2nd friends, will be by to visit.  Please link to your Second on the 2nd post and not your blog in general.  And thanks for playing along as we look back on our older posts.  Please be aware this link is only open for five days, so linking on the 2nd is preferred.

22 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

What a fabulous collection of ICADS you have made in the past couple of year. They look just wonderful together! I hope you will have lots of fun making them this time round, too. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

chrissie said...

All beautiful work and lots to look at Elizabeth.

Sorry to say I don't even know what ICADS are--blushing with embarrassment. Just Googled it and got a lot of blurb about the military

Have a great day

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Oh my gosh --- you have created so many ICAD's during the years - absolutely amazing. I can even see a Ridgeback puppy on one of sweet. I did hundreds of ATCs - even collaborating -JAM ATC swaps between 2010 and 2013 and I am sure I have learnt so much by doing this. This little artpieces are really good to learn !!!
I now want to start a project to get rid of all my scraps. I want to bind a
REMAINS OF THE DAY journal and started some pages, but I am not sure if I will complete this project and end up with a complete journal- since my perseverance for such complex projects isn't
I totally forgot about the Second on the 2nd - sorry ELizabeth! Next month I will try to participate again.
Happy weekend to you!
oxo Susi

froebelsternchen Susi said...


I have sent you an email -in case you do not check your mails soon - I would be happy to get an answer♥♥♥

oxo Susi

Sami said...

Wow, what a collection Elizabeth! You are very creative.
Have a lovely weekend.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Got your massage dear E.!Thank you!
I am happy to hear that!!! Yeah!!!- and yes- we will find a way if the problem isn't fixed then - no question .
oxo Susi

kaybee said...

I wondered what ICAD stood for! What a fabulous collection of art. Seeing it all together shows how much work you have put in over the years. Happy weekend!

back2brack said...

Wow! That is an awesome many pretty creations. I love daisies; they are such a happy flower. Love the ICAD idea, a little art every day. Happy Weekend. :)

back2brack said...

p.s. keep looking back over them, trying to pick a favorite...impossible, so many good ones!

CJ Kennedy said...

I love how the grouped ICADs create a mosaic. Fun to see how the colors and shapes blend.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Wow, this is a very impressive collection, Elizabeth. They're lovely and clever when viewed individually. Seeing them all together made my jaw drop. I can't imagine completing 61 daily ICADS even once ... much less three years in a row. The year you used no glue was especially intriguing and the cards are quite ingenious.

My name is Erika. said...

i LOVE seeing all these index cards Elizabeth. I remember last years but it is great seeing ll the ones I didn't see before that. In 2015 you have a photo of a dog that looks like Maddie. That of course caught my eye. You certainly are good at these index cards. I love seeing the little snippets on them. And you yearly "rules" Do you have any for this year?

sheila 77 said...

Oh gosh, Elizabeth, what a wonderful array of art.
You would know that I immediately homed into "Give Squiggles a voice" and I searched to see how you did that, and found one Icad with Squiggles on it. As number one fan of Squiggles, I would like to ask, did he do more, or did he decide that was enough?
Isn't it annoying when a favourite challenge abandons us in Blogland and goes to Facebook or some other place.
Anyway, I so admire this range of Icads and I think you must have had a lot of fun making them. I liked your idea of restricting the methods used to create your Icads, restrictions can be liberating.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, that's a lot of creativity and work 😀. They are fantastic and so varied, I'm amazed and in awe of all those beautiful colours and designs! Happy Friday and wishing you a lovely weekend! J 😊

Meggymay said...

Wow, its a fabulous collection, seen altogether, I am in awe of all the work and time it must have taken to create them . They are so unique and have fabulous details.
Yvonne xx

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a treat Elizabeth - You amaze me each year when you make your ICADs - such wide variety …and how lovely they look together! Hugs, Chrisx

kathyinozarks said...

oh sorry today I forgot all about second on the 2nd I will see what I can do about that and be back

kathyinozarks said...

Just posted-sorry I am late.
Elizabeth thanks for sharing all of your index cards-this really intrigues me so I need to find my cards I know there is some in my craft room somewheres-and try this-as long as I start and then do the required amount I figured I am good lol thanks for hosting

Pamela Gerard said...

I am doing the ICAD (Index Card A Day) project this yea -- first time -- doing it along with my Rolodex Card a Day and my altered books and altered passports and mail art....hum....I guess I have enough to do. I liked seeing yours.........

Sandy said...

What a wonderful portfolio to have!
Sandy xx

Jeanie said...

Not a lot I can say that hasn't been said but WOW! What output -- and lovely output at that.

I salute you!

Dianne said...

what fun to see all of these together at once! and a fabulous way to use up scraps!