Saturday, June 2, 2018

Second on the 2nd: a look back at ICADs


I seem to use a lot of acronyms on my blog, and ICAD is one of them.  ICAD stands for Index Card A Day.  I've participated for the past five years and I though I would show my recapped cards today.

June, 2013


July, 2013


I made this one to honor Tammy at Daisy Yellow.

June, 2014


July, 2014


It appears I used a few file folder cards this year, but most were still regular index cards.

June, 2015


July, 2015


This was the first year I cut my ICs from used file folders.  I also only sewed, stapled, spritzed, or stamped every IC in 2015.

June, 2016


July, 2016


This was the second year I cut all my ICs from used file folders.  No sense buying ICs, when I had so many of these old file folders around.

June, 2017


July, 2017

Looks like I went back to index cards, but included a few file folder index cards, too.  Somehow, I fear I'm running out of ideas.

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17 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

You have a huge collection of wonderful ICADs already. Have fun this time round, too. Enjoy your weekend, Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

You are not just the Altered Book and Mixed Media Queen - you are the ICAD Queen as well my friend! Amazing and now I know why you have learned sooo much about composition during the last years! This ICAD challenge is wonderful for you and your art I am sure! Happy ICAD(ing) for you my friend! I am looking forward to your ICADS of 2018 now!
Happy Sewcond on the 2nd Elizabeth!
Hugs, Susi

CJ Kennedy said...

Your ICADS are wonderful. I love how they look like quilts when displayed in a montage. I'll look forward to seeing your offerings for this year's challenge. Since the school hasn't given me all the names of the award winners and graduation is a week from today, I will have to sit this challenge out as I'll be too far behind to catch up

Darla said...

An amazing amount of work! I'm looking forward to seeubg tge ICAD's you come up with this time around

kathyinozarks said...

wow this was allot of work over the years-but I love these collages, I like your recycled file folders too gives you a more blank base too. and i agree with CJ these look like quilts and I also agree with Susi that this is an awesome learning tool for composition. How you do keep all of these-In plastic sleeves in book form? You could also turn them into little books somehow at end of the year.
You are very inspiring Elizabeth-hugs Happy second on the 2nd Kathy

kathyinozarks said...

Hi I didn't get the long message-just the test one

My name is Erika. said...

It's so inspiring to see all of these. In JUne 2015 you even used a dog that looks just like Maddie, one of my dogs. They are fun and make me think I need to just make a bunch of random "things", since I haven't done that for awhile and change topics after a few pieces. I hadn't seen many of these before and it was a fun visit! Happy second on the second. Hugs-Erika

Nancy said...

Wow- ICAD Hall of Fame! This is so impressive, and such a variety of techniques and styles. I should note for you that if you use the joint compound on fabric, seal it with clear gesso once it's done to prevent flaking and give yourself a good surface to paint or stamp on.

Jan said...

Those are a lot of ICAD's! What do you do with them all once you are finished? It is a fun challenge, I am doing it for the second time this year. I'm trying to use as much junk mail as I can. Those heavy card stock flyers are getting cut to size! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I appreciate your comments.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

The collages look like colorful quilts Elizabeth. It's really impressive that you've been able to come up with new and wonderful ideas every day over such a long period of time. I wish you could share the secret of actually completing so many pieces of art. I smiled at the references to Bleubeard and Squiggles.

Cindy McMath said...

Great to see these all together Elizabeth! Great timing to post this as well. Can’t wait to see your heart series this year!

Caty said...

Wualaaaa Elizabeth !!! What a so so so gorgeous collection of Icads you have got !! they are all amazing, wonderful!!! Great art !! Love them!
I wish you a very nice day and weekend!! big hugs, Caty

pearshapedcrafting said...

I love seeing your ICADs and having seen so many folk taking part I am wishing I could do this, but as you know I am going to be a little busy and don't want to start something I can't keep up with!! Hugs, Chrisx

Gibby Frogett said...

Your ICAD collection is incredible Elizabeth and now I understand what they are - thank you and can see how much fun they can be :)
Hope your weekend going well.
Gill xx

Meggymay said...

It was good to see your collections of cards altogether and your explanation of ICAD, had a light switch snapping on in my head.
Yvonne xx

Incipient Wings said...

this is fantastic!

Jeanie said...

I love seeing your collages of all your cards together. So many -- I'm so impressed! And also that you bridge a lot of different styles in your work. It's really remarkable. And terribly inspiring!