#Icad Week 3

Week 3 just flew by! This week was pretty simple for me. I'm trying to minimize my concepts into two or three steps max. I tend to overdue and layer in my normal creations, so I'm going for something different for this challenge. We'll see if I can continue the trend. 

Prompt #21
Repeating Pattern
I began with pearlescent watercolors for the background. I then added the OM and symbol. Simple but to the point. I love the color.

Prompt #20
Candy Wrapper
We attended a birthday party and this was in the bag. It's pretty normal for parties to hand out Mexican candy. I love all the spicy candies. Yum! I used one staple, then colored in the background with color pencils. I then used a marker to add doodles, text and border.

Prompt #19
Harry Potter
I had no inspiration for this prompt so I went of the grid and used a mantra I enjoy putting into practice. The background is ink, and the drops are as well. The chair is a rub on sticker, and the text are also stickers. 2 brads were added at the end of the card. 

Prompt #18
I used one brad here with scrapbooking paper. Added stickers at the top and bottom for some shine. Used my calligraphy pen for the text. This was easy. I am really enjoying the one staple/one brad creations!

Prompt #17
Polka Dots
Used a map of the brain for the background. Added the word polka dot from a dictionary. I used 3 punch outs and gems on top of those circles. Added text and voila - done. 

Prompt #16
Roll the Dice
Drawing those 3D cubes was so challenging. At least one came out good. I then used color pencils to fill in the background. I am really digging this process.

Prompt #15
I used a map of Los Angeles as the background, added stickers and words. This was real easy and the color combination just came together. 

I'm so happy that I'm keeping up! Hope you are enjoying this series!!


Icad week #2

I did it! Second week completed! While I am finding I'm not keeping up daily, I am keeping up weekly. The size and prompts allow for the creation of these to simply manifest. So, without further ado.

This is Prompt #14. Magenta. I used my new watercolors for the background. I then cut out some magazine images and began gluing. This was easy and fast. 

Prompt #13. Book Review. Watercolors again. I drew the book first though. Then wrote in my review. Finished with watercolors.

Prompt #12. 
I suck at drawing these. I tried and tried, to no avail. so I cut them out and glued them to the card. I then added gesso and took a heat gun to it. Doing so added some awesome texture to this. I ink sprayed with brown and green and added some text. This was my favorite as far as technique, so far.

Prompt #11
Toy Camera
I was at a total loss for this prompt. Had no idea how to interpret. Then, boom. Stamped the background and added a Lion charm which reminds me of my daughter's favorite toy. Text was added last. Easy. 

Prompt #10
The Beatles.
I drew my girl first. Used color pencils on her. Then added some magazine pages. Finished with some text. I need to practice my faces way more. I have 40 or so more cards to do so. Haha! 

Prompt 9
I began by gluing down some scrapbook paper. Then added the book page, which I misted with ink sprays. I colored in the background with green Prisma Art Stix. Added the text and voila. Done. 

Prompt #8
I used magazine paper, and found this great image of Buddah surrounded by a mandala, which I layered. Used a white gel pen to outline and continue the mandala. Filled in the mala beads. 

I'm loving this. I can't get enough of these little index cards. I think this might me thing now. 




Icad #2

Day 2 was a prompt which included circus tent. It brought to mind cotton candy and pastel colors. It also reminded me that life is to be enjoyed, and that is found with a positive outlook on life. Love in one's heart and joy on one's lips. I used acrylic paints and an old credit card to spread the paint. I then added gesso to mute the colors, but I forgot to take a picture (oops), I was in the throws of creating. 

I then thought to make a mask of a circus tent. I figured I could stick a phrase in there at some point. I used spray paint and a hand cut stencil. It puddled a little bit on the left so I used a paper to scoop up the rest. I like how it gave it a gritty texture. 

The phrase came to me and I pulled out my stickers. Since this is going to be a positivity and inspirational deck of cards for me, I felt the words and the circus tent go hand in hand. 

I then added some washi tape to break up the monotony of the card. I also added a pink punched out circle.

Used a black ink pen to add accents and finish the page. I really enjoyed how this came out. Nice and simple.

I'm having so much fun with these I've already made the next two! I highly recommend if you have a bug to create, draw, collage, paint, and are intimidated, start with an index card. They are the perfect sized canvas.

This phrase really resonated with me. Life is made of moments that are strung together, like Christmas lights. At the end of a journey we look back and we can see the lights strung together, and having that "Oh-Yeah" moment but in the thick of it we loose sight of that. We step to close and become devoured by life, by Maya, by the illusion. In this life I've chosen to love. Unconditionally. See myself in others. I also want to help other people find their healing power. I have been healed many times. There is more healing to do, and I look forward to it. To the growth. To the expansion. To busting out of the seed and spreading my roots.

I was able to blog both days because it's the weekend, however, I think I'll only be posting my cards on Friday, I have seven to show you (5 this Friday because I've already showed you 2).
Be well.