ICADs and journal page…

So far, I’m keeping up with my index card a day art….I’m so proud of me 😀  Tammy over at Daisy Yellow is hosting this project.  Click here to see others who are participating.  If you want to start… jump right in….you can begin any time.  You don’t even have to do a card every single day if you can’t or don’t want to do that.

ICAD 11 is composed mainly of bars from those postage paid reply cards that come in magazines, etc.  I found the word “undo” lying on my work table….just waiting.


ICAD 12 is the famous Albert Einstein.  That small photo was in a book club catalog.


ICAD 13 is painted deli paper bits glued down on the card.


ICAD 14 is a face I painted on the card,  surrounded by painted paper collage.


I cut out this profile from a magazine intending to cut a stencil of her.  I decided it was much too large for that.  I went over the main lines with teal acrylic paint and a tiny brush.  I used paints and stencils to alter the original.  I finished by using Caran d’ache crayons to add some more shading.  I am disappointed with the photo…I tried twice….the colors are really more deep and vibrant.




I also took some wild flower photos on my walk this morning but I’ll save those for another time. And, I will also do my link love on Monday.   I hope everyone has a great weekend!

15 thoughts on “ICADs and journal page…

  1. vivjm June 15, 2013 / 1:05 am

    Great cards! I love the “undo” one especially – it’s so striking.


    • Mary June 15, 2013 / 1:06 pm

      Thanks Viv…checked out your cards…super good!!!


  2. Rita Barton June 15, 2013 / 9:29 am

    Your cards are so cool! I love them all. I love, love the woman in profile. It’s so frustrating when the art doesn’t photograph well, isn’t it?


    • Mary June 15, 2013 / 1:07 pm

      Thank you Rita…yes, the photo is all washed out…could be my camera too.


  3. Janet June 15, 2013 / 12:40 pm

    You’re doing great with the ICADs but I’m in love with the girl on your journal page!! She’s beautiful!


    • Mary June 15, 2013 / 6:25 pm

      Thank you Janet…I appreciate your comments 🙂


  4. lunardaughter June 15, 2013 / 4:03 pm

    What great cards, and such a variety. The undo one is quite grapically striking and how fun that you used those magazine cards. Your journal page is lovely.


    • Mary June 15, 2013 / 6:30 pm

      Deborah…thank you so much!


  5. Tracey Fletcher King June 15, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    I really like the variety of images and materials you are using… each card is totally unique… xx


  6. Danielle June 16, 2013 / 8:46 am

    Wow – these are so fantastic. Hope you’re having a good weekend too!


  7. Bleubeard and Elizabeth June 17, 2013 / 3:20 am

    Your ICADs are impressive. I especially liked the Undo and Einstein. All so different, yet so much fun.


    • Mary June 17, 2013 / 9:30 pm

      Thank you so much…thanks for coming by 🙂


  8. spilledinkguy June 17, 2013 / 7:37 am

    E = Awesomeness squared (or… something like that)!
    Very nicely done! Thanks for including some details of that last portrait, too – amazing depth / layering… a beautiful piece (as they all are), Mary!


    • Mary June 17, 2013 / 9:33 pm

      Inky…thanks for your attempt at Einsteinism 😀


  9. Natasha White June 25, 2013 / 3:56 am

    Mary, these are all fabulous. I couldn’t pick a favourite. And the journal page is stunning. Love the colours and texture. Very inspiring.


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