Monday, June 27, 2011

Catching up with ICAD

The past week has been crazy busy, days fly by and before I know it, the week-end is here again. I do not know where the time goes, I wish I had more to show for it. As far as getting things accomplished.

I've been doing the Index card a day challenge, but no time to post every day. I think it is easier to do them, then post a few at a time. I finally got a tray of supplies put together so I can move it around to different places to work on them.

Here's the latest:

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Week-end ICAD cards

Here are the two cards I did for Saturday and Sunday. I think I feel more comfortable with collage than anything else. I'm not totally pleased with my handwriting, and my sketching skills are really rusty. I also found a way to deal with these thin, flimsy index cards. Using the Zxyron machine, I glued two cards together. Makes a sturdier base. I have a pile of them ready now.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Too Hot to Handle

Here's my ICAD card for today. It's been miserably hot here all day. Windy too. Actually, because of the wind, the humidity is low, so it feels more like being in Vegas heat instead of Austin. But 104 is still too hot no matter where you are. IMHO!

Just Ranger paint dabbers and Pitt Pen. Quick and easy.

I went out early and did a few errands, got home at 1p.m. and have stayed in the rest of the day. I may have to go to World Market in the a.m. to stock up on more Italian Soda. For now, I will be sipping a cool beverage here in a little while.
Soda and Limoncello!

Have a Happy Week-end. I'm pretty sure it's cooler everywhere else.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

ICAD challenge

The Index Card a Day Challenge started on June 1st, but I didn't read about it till about a week into in. You could start anytime but by at least the 16th. I bought cheap index cards. I haven't bought index cards of any kind for at least 10 years. I was really disappointed with the quality of these "cards". I don't know how they can even call them cards, as they are more like text weight paper. I thought, oh well, I will paint on them, gesso them, etc. they will be fine. NOT SO It was very irritating to me. I thought I'd just buy some more. Well, everywhere I checked seemed to have the same brand, or at least the same weight. Do you think I could find some "vintage" ones in this house that has more paper and cardstock than a paper factory??? Nope. So anyhow, I decided that I'd go ahead and accept not only the challenge to make one every day, but to deal with these crappy cards and make them work! HaHa..I'll see how it goes.

Trying to prepare some backgrounds in advance. Very absorbent and they curled.

My very first one.
This one I did in the car on the drive to Dallas. No, I wasn't the one driving, and it didn't take me the entire drive to do it.

Day 2, a little sketch in the hotel.

Day 3.

Day 4