Saturday, June 1, 2013

ICAD 2013 Begins!

One of my favorite creative blogs, Tammy Garcia's Daisy Yellow, hosts a yearly summer challenge-the Index Card a Day. For June and July, the challenge is to do something--anything--creative with a simple index card. Tammy posts weekly prompts and themes to help get those juices flowing--you can go as minimal or crazy as you want--no rules, no expectations, just exploration and creation and FUN! So I picked up a plain pack of cards at Walmart and was ready to play!

I did two quick cards today....getting only slightly ahead of myself because weekends are difficult for me to find creative time with everybody home and weekend chores and family time...but this morning, hubby has a dentist appointment and I took full advantage of the free time to do my cards for today and tomorrow!

The first one, I wanted to do a title card for the challenge and the second one...well...I actually started it yesterday and thought it might be going in the garbage because the spray paints went more than a little wild...but I let it dry and thought I'd give it another shot before junking it...So--two of our eight prompts for this week that I incorporated are zebra and a crown, and the week's theme is color-a rainbow of colors...I decided to start with red (where else to start but the beginning of the rainbow, right?) but decided that wasn't quite enough (nothing is ever enough--half my trouble, I think! Haha!) Using my zebra stencil and my homemade acrylic spray paints, I did the background on the second card. It all ran together and you couldn't really get much of a zebra feel from tempted to just pitch it and move on...But then I did my title card with reds and oranges and zebra striping and I really like it! I dug into my slowly growing ephemera stash to do a little collage on the stenciled card, and, eh, it's not so bad...?? Too much critiquing!! Viola:

So there you have it, my first plunge into the Index-Card-a-Day challenge. I think it's gonna be fun playing with these cards all summer--click on over to Daisy Yellow if you want to play along!


  1. I admit your first attempt was far, far better than what I did. I love the collage, and I would never have guessed that was a stencil had you not told me.

  2. Very nice! I am considering attempting this as well!

  3. Fun cards. And it think you're right, this is going to be a delightful summer.

  4. Both of the cards are fantastic! A great start. I look forward to seeing your cards throughout the challenge. :)

  5. Oooh yes, these are so cool! LOVE the dancing moons too.
    So happy to have you playing along with the SOC - and thank you for helping to spread the word, xo