ICADs and journal page…

A quick post.  It’s been a busy day…it’s my hubby’s birthday.  He requested a pineapple upside down cake.  I just took it out of the oven and flipped it (after waiting 5 minutes) and it looks great.  We’ll try it after we get back from eating at our favorite restaurant. Tammy at Daisy Yellow is hosting ICAD.  It’s not to late to join in….just start!

ICAD 18 is mainly magazine collage with a little Sharpie Pen action:


ICAD 19 is a quick sketch using my Pentel Pocket Brush Pen:


ICAD 20 is a doodle drawing using a Sharpie Marker:


ICAD 21 is painted paper collage with a face drawn on a piece of deli paper…(her eyes are a little scary looking):


This photo is a journal page.  I covered the page with collage pieces first. I’ve had this background made for weeks…I couldn’t figure out what to do next.  I used a thin wash of white paint to tie all the pieces together.  Then I drew the shapes.  I used Letreset Markers and acrylic paint along with gel pens for writing and mark making.


28 thoughts on “ICADs and journal page…

  1. lee June 21, 2013 / 3:45 pm

    love them all, and hope your cake tastes delicious, that’s my favourite kind


    • Mary June 22, 2013 / 8:43 am

      The cake was delicious….but I’m taking the rest of it to share with some family members 🙂


  2. Danielle June 21, 2013 / 7:45 pm

    Hope your husband has a great birthday!


    • Mary June 22, 2013 / 8:43 am

      He did Danielle….thanks!


  3. patricianyc June 21, 2013 / 11:03 pm

    Your cards are wonderful! Love the variety! That cake sounds yummy…hey, maybe make a sketch of it for your next ICAD 😉 Happy birthday to your hubby! 🙂


    • Mary June 22, 2013 / 8:45 am

      Thank you Pat…the cake was great(see my comment to Lee). I never thought of sketching my cake…part of it is not there 😀


  4. Rita Barton June 21, 2013 / 11:13 pm

    These are all great. I really like the brush pen lady. I’m sure the cake was as good as it looked. Lucky husband!


    • Mary June 22, 2013 / 8:47 am

      Thank you for your comment Rita. I like sketching with the brush pen….I’d forgotten about using it.


  5. dawnsrays June 22, 2013 / 6:14 am

    Your collage card looks great and I like the pen and ink also. The patterning on your journal page is wonderful!


    • Mary June 22, 2013 / 8:50 am

      Thanks Dawn! I really like the aqua and lime color combination 🙂


  6. Diana Taylor June 22, 2013 / 10:35 am

    Lovely cards – the blue bird is my absolute favourite – I love adding birds to my artwork, and I also love the noughts and crosses – really interesting design and shapes of the symbols. The woman is fab too – I love the colour scheme.


    • Mary June 23, 2013 / 11:07 am

      Thank you Diana…I love birds too!


  7. Dawn June 22, 2013 / 1:38 pm

    What gorgeous cards, I love them all but particularly the pen sketch, beautifully done. Thank-you so much for your sweet visit, much appreciated.


    • Mary June 23, 2013 / 11:08 am

      Thank you so much…I enjoyed visiting your colorful blog!


  8. Deborah Weber June 22, 2013 / 8:10 pm

    What wonderful cards. My fave is the deli-paper woman – even the sound of that is fun. And I want to thank you for planting the idea of a pineapple upside cake. Yum.


    • Mary June 23, 2013 / 11:10 am

      I’m really enjoying working and experimenting with deli paper Deborah….and the cake was delish!!!


  9. iHanna June 23, 2013 / 10:08 am

    Great journal page, and index cards! The first collage is my favorite! 🙂


    • Mary June 23, 2013 / 11:10 am

      Thank you Hanna….it does have pink 🙂


  10. cherries! June 23, 2013 / 10:44 am

    Fun cards and great journal page.


    • Mary June 23, 2013 / 11:11 am

      Thank you for your kind comments!


  11. Bleubeard and Elizabeth June 23, 2013 / 9:37 pm

    You have a very impressive array of cards. I like them all. They are all so different and distinct.


    • Mary June 24, 2013 / 11:06 am

      Thank you!!! I appreciate you coming by!


  12. Dianne June 23, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    Great cards (even the ‘scary eyes’) all, and lovely journal page too. love the painterly effects…


    • Mary June 24, 2013 / 11:07 am

      Dianne, thanks….I was experimenting with glaze medium 🙂


  13. spilledinkguy June 24, 2013 / 7:34 am

    Beautiful work, Mary! Your characters / portraits are always so very impressive (as is / are your entire designs, of course)!
    A very happy belated birthday to your husband!
    Hahaha… I can’t even handle baking a cake right-side-up! 😉


    • Mary June 24, 2013 / 11:08 am

      Haha, Inky! Thank you very much 🙂


  14. createsumzing June 25, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    Cool cards. Love #18 especially; Magazine snippets seem made for this sort of thing. I could layer on a good deal of them in one shot. BAM, and onto the next one!

    LOL.With #21, I like how her eyes are glowing. Feel like she’s a shapeshifter about to transform.


  15. Natasha White July 22, 2013 / 12:25 pm

    My blog reading has fallen horribly behind! I did not appreciate how just behind until now, though the number of unread posts are climbing!

    I have always wanted to make an upside down cake. I think thar moment of flipping it must be quite magical.

    I love all your cards, all the different styles. I am now also wondering where my pocket brush pen is. I have not seen it for a while, I hope the children have not borrowed it!!

    Love all the layers and symbols on your journal page as well. Gorgeous page.


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