Saturday, July 12, 2014

So Close and Yet So Far!

Okay gang, I'm starting to slow down! 
I keep telling myself  I CAN manage one index card a day. 
Here are the next seven cards. 

ICAD # 36 for July 6, 2014: Butterflies.
 I had to do something with all those images from napkins! 
Background is watercolor and rubberstamp.

Birds and Butterflies
ICAD # 37 for July 7, 2014: Birds and Butterflies. 
The last of the napkins! YeeHaw! 
Background is fluid acrylic, rubber stamp, then the napkins.

ICAD # 38 for July 8, 2014: Fleurs. 
Watercolor, some rubber stamping.

Live Long and Prosper
ICAD #39 for July 9, 2014: This kitty wishes that you Live Long and Prosper!
 I've been taking Juliette Crane's Serendipity class and used a lot of those techniques here. 4x6 index card with torn paper (various papers, some written on, some with lines, a little ledger -- very miscellaneous and torn into small pieces). 
Then acrylic paint "mushed" on. 
The kitty background is Golden Fluid Acrylic Nickel Azo Gold. 
Then I used Pastello colored paper chalk to do the shading. 
The star is from another index card I cut into star shapes. 
The bird is from the bits and bobs box. 
I sprayed a fixative over the top and will finish with a layer (or more) of mod podge.

ICAD # 40 for July 10, 2014: Bouquet. 
Watercolor and pencil.

Mother Nature
ICAD # 41 for July 11, 2014: Mother Nature. 
Celebrate Mom with a little green! 
I used a dried leaf I found on a walk (months ago) and tried to use it as a stamp. 
You can see that didn't work, but left cool markings. 
Sprayed with dylusions. 
Postage stamp. 
Stamped words on tissue paper (that way ... if I mess up i don't mess up the whole card!).

bits and bobs
ICAD #42 for July 12, 2014: Bits and Bobs. 
I cleaned off my table top and this is what I got. 
I didn't use up all the scraps so they went into the b&b box!

Be sure to check out Tammy at Daisy Yellow for more ICAD information.
You can join anytime!

Wishing YOU well and much joy!


Ela said...

Wow ! So gorgeous cards !
I admire the talent and creativity of the author card !
Have a nice weekend :)

Debra She Who Seeks said...

My fave is ICAD # 41 -- because I love the beautiful song of meadowlarks. It's the music of my prairie childhood. I miss it very much.

Lynne said...

Really fun to see what you have created . . .
I have my index cards, did three cards . . . and not any since. Three count though . . . I need to find a place to have my cards, brushes, "stuff" out all the time . . . (My hubby took over my "guest bedroom, creating room, office" for a few weeks while he completed one of his construction managing projects which makes me feel like a "fish out of water!") Soon . . . more . . .

Vee said...

You get something unique and beautiful every time!

Corrine at said...

OMG I love the kitty. How perfect for you and she has such a sweetest ever expression. xox

Barb said...

You've been busy being creative, Snap! I bet it's so hot in Houston that the inside coolness feels good.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Wow Snap!

These are wonderful!

I'm going to add you to my sidebar so I remember to see what you're up to!


GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Wow ~ all so lovely! I really like Fleurs with the works in the pretty script. Lots of beautiful creativity! :)