Wednesday, 30 July 2014

ICAD 2014 the best of

The best of ICAD 2014

ICAD 2014 week 9 recap

Prompts: carousel, zebra, angel, astronaut and thread.
Theme: doodling.
And the extra bonus prompt: a blind one-line selfie (I actually made two).
And now it's over; what a great experience this has been.. So many people cheering each other on, inspiring others, showing good and lesser works of art and experimenting.. I will surely be back next year!

ICAD 2014 61/61: thread

Final ICAD; I how I'm gonna miss that group of ICAD enthusiasts on FB..
Background made with drops of acrylic paint. Several threads stitched together freehand on the machine.

ICAD 2014 60/61: astronaut

Background made with home-made modelling paste and acrylic paint.

ICAD 2014 59/61: angel

Angel was the name of a guinea pig we used to have. Doodles in the letters.

ICAD 2014: blind one-line selfie

I decided to take the challenge to draw a blind one-line selfie. Actually I made three.. I colored two with distress ink.

Monday, 28 July 2014

ICAD 2014 58/61: zebra

Background made trying out the mini distress inkpads and blender tools. Zebras drawn on top and doodled around the border.

ICAD 2014 57/61: carousel

Weekly theme: doodling.
Spirograph circles doodled in and around form a birds view of two carousels.

Saturday, 26 July 2014

ICAD 2014 week 8 recap

Week theme: drawing and painting.
Prompts: elephant, monster or octopus, rainbow, mushroom, fern leaf/tree or feather, jewel and turquoise.

Thursday, 24 July 2014

ICAD 2014 56/61: turquoise

Card was a leftover from the nailpolish prompt; I thought it had some turquoise on it and I filled the gaps in with blue and green watercolor paint to create a turquoise color.

ICAD 2014 55/61: jewel

I didn't have any inspiration and I don't wear jewelry so I thought this quote was appropriate. Prepped background made with acrylic paint, gesso and a plastic card. Text written with fineliner.


ICAD 2014 54/61: fern leaf/tree or feather

Background created when I did the background for the monster. Acrylic paint dropped on card an smeared with a plastic card. I thought it looked like fern leaves so I decided to save it for this prompt. I added a feather I collected on a walk last weekend with this prompt in mind. 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

ICAD 2014 53/61: mushroom

Drawing in ordinary blue pen; drawing in pen leaves no margin for error but somehow I like it. I love doodling on the newspaper with pens.

ICAD 2014 52/61: rainbow

Painted with watercolor in pinwheel setting. Embossed with a circular pinwheel stencil. Embossed parts highlighted with chalk pastel.

Monday, 21 July 2014

ICAD 2014 51/61: monster or octopus

Background made by dropping paint on the card and smearing with a plastic card. Bug was drawn from a photograph my husband took yesterday in the wash-lands close to our home. Cut and painted the bug and glued it to the background.

Sunday, 20 July 2014

ICAD 2014 50/61: elephant

This week I'm focusing on drawing and painting. Drew an elephant and with Elmer (who has colorful squares on his body) in mind I created a squared background. Water colored background and elephant. 

ICAD 2014 week 7 recap

Prompts: violin or cello; kokeshi doll; dala horse; formula or diagram; purple; matryoshka doll and pretzel or knot.

ICAD 2014 week 6 recap

Prompts: label or tag; lollipop; green; diagram; kaleidoscope; the moon and text.

ICAD 2014 49/61: pretzel or knot

Prepped background; paint with gesso and leftover modeling paste on a stencil. Made 2 knots from 5 strands of cotton.
I really love how this turned out!

Saturday, 19 July 2014

ICAD 2014 48/61: matryoshka doll

Simple colorful card. I need to practice my drawing because I don't think it's good enough usually. Colored with felt tip markers. 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

ICAD 2014 47/61: purple

Pieces of purple paper on an index card. 

ICAD 2014 46/61: formula or recipe

Prepped background with found recipe for friendship. Translation of the ingredients: 1 ounce of trust, 1 sip of care, 2 cups of understanding and a pinch of affection. 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

ICAD 2014 45/61: dala horse

Another one I had to google; never heard of this one either. Saw a picture in Warhol style and decided to do that too. Printed dala horse images and cut then out. Painted 4 colors on a card and adhered the (painted) horses with foam blocks.

ICAD 2014 44/61: kokeshi doll

I have to admit I had no idea what a kokeshi doll was until I googled it.
I cut out the body part in different sizes an put origami paper behind it. Cut hair from black cardstock and drew the faces. Nothing special but I got to go through my large stack of origami papers.. I'm not folding any more but I did an origami piece on one ICAD and the papers will also look great in a journal or on a card!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

ICAD 2014 43/61: violin or cello

Chalk pastel with misted water.
Black charcoal accents.

ICAD 2014 42/61: text

Writing with my old calligraphy pens. Simple but I must practice my lettering more often.

Thursday, 10 July 2014

ICAD 2014 41/61: moon

This card is dedicated to my mothers friend who passed away today. They were only together for two and a half year. Prepped background with stars, circle cut from a printed scrap page matted in light brown cardstock. Text written with technical pens on calquer paper.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

ICAD 2014 40/61: kaleidoscope

Lines drawn to form a grid. Sketched all kind of figures and repeated them.

ICAD 2014 39/61: diagram

Added blue and a red lines to form a grid and added strips of (washi) tape.
That was easy!

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

ICAD 2014 38/61: green

One staple collage with clippings from a food magazine.

Monday, 7 July 2014

ICAD 2014 37/61: lollipops

Prepped purple background (gesso and acrylic paint smeared with a card). Rainbow yarn rolled into lollipops added some mini straws and colored the white pieces with chalk pastel and water. Lovely colorful card!

Sunday, 6 July 2014

ICAD 2014 overview

These are all ICAD's and warming up exercises up till day 36. Only 25 to go!
It sure makes a nice colorful collection.

ICAD 2014 storage box

I decided I wanted to store my ICAD's in a storage box, and since I can't find any suitable boxes I made my own. I made a maquette with printer paper to get the measurements right. Unfortunately my designer paper wasn't big enough so I made two pieces and glued them together. Needs some extra embellishments and I'm still looking for a way to close it. 

ICAD 2014 recap week 5

The result of ICAD week 5

Saturday, 5 July 2014

ICAD 2014 36/61: tag or label

Background is a large tag I got buying craft supplies; cut the remainder into strips and distressed them. Added a label from a shirt, distressed as well an tied it all together with some straw.

ICAD 2014 35/61: postage stamp

Made a background from a print with postage stamps on it. Folded a birthday card so that the stamp is on the outside. Added another stamp and a paper flower.

Friday, 4 July 2014

ICAD 2014: 33/61: Tomorrowland

I struggled with this prompt, but decided to use a prepped card and add some tape with things that I think are important for the future. Card prepped with homemade modeling paste and colored with paint and water. I love the texture of it!

Thursday, 3 July 2014

ICAD 2014 34/61: independance day or flag

Herringbone technique with wallpaper samples in the colors of our flag. Drew the outline of the Metherlands on vellum and made a flag and pennant from scraps of wallpaper. Lovely technique I will be using more often!

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

ICAD 2014 32/61: coffee or tea

Background made with paper napkin; I used the second layer because it has more subtle colors. Remembered I used to do tea bag sleeves origami about 20 years ago and having seen some origami designs on other cards lately I dug up my books and rescued some tea bag sleeve from the paper bin to create these flowers. Drew stems and leaves and embroidered them. I am embroidering a lot on cards lately usually I use a predefined pattern. Love how this turned out!

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

ICAD 2014 31/61: Flower bouquet

The first one was done yesterday and while stamping off my stamp I created this lovely water colorish image that I used to create the second card.
First one was a prepped card that I stamped upon and added some die cut swirls.

The second one was stamped multiple times and faded out on some spots with water. Finished it off with some ribbon bow.