Monday, July 31, 2017

holy mackeral... and other cards from the last week of ICAD

it's hard to believe it's the last day of the 2017 version of the index card a day project. those 61 days just flew by at an incredible pace! luckily i have my big bulging book of cards to remind me of how much fun i had. ♥

day 51: swim
hey look! it's a collage of colorburst, vintage paper and funky fish!
(because YEAH the collage obsession is still strong in these parts lol!)

day 52: adjective
ok, you might need more than one... :) :) :) 
basically an excuse to play with elisabeth's ken oliver cut-n-color mandala flower stamps and dies, in a colorburst + zing embossing powder context. 

day 53: off prompt
it wouldn't be ICAD if there wasn't an ogee pattern in there somewhere, lol. this one is punched and stacked colorburst circles with loads of messy stitching.

day 54: "greetings from"
in this case, greetings from crazy collage land?! because the lure to use colorburst, rubber stamps, modeling paste, vintage paper and a russian made Gaz sedan from the
n awesome book of car illustrations i scored at a garage sale all together, on the same tiny card, was JUST. TOO. STRONG.

day 55: sepia
sepia colorburst, to be exact; painted into a sort of mehndi/henna design.

day 56: off prompt
a bit of a rainbow collage shout-out to the lovely tammy g and all of the ICAD gang on instagram.

day 57: spring
slightly tangential take on the prompt. more of an excuse to use my new favorite donna downey stencil... with colorburst, gelatos, rubber stamps, modelling paste, vintage paper, the typewriter, the sewing machine and... no, ok, i think that's it, lol.

day 58: summer
because there's nothing more summery than a pair of rainbow painted colorburst index cards with loads of stabilo pen doodles on top. right?!

day 59: autumn
a while ago, my mom gave me a bunch of older nature conservancy seals that have gorgeous illustrations on them. quite recently, she gave me a whole lot of vintage slide mounts. i'm pretty sure everyone else will be tired of the combination before i am, for which i apologize in advance...

day 60: winter
it turns out that little snips of paint chip make almost as good a frame as vintage slide mounts. who knew?
(technically this is not especially wintery, but it is ALL WHITE, so there's that!)

day 61: sunset
done in two layers: a colorburst watercolor sunset on the lower tabbed card; a mandala-style outline on the upper acrylic card. deliberately very similar to "day 1: sunrise" since we've come full circle.

and finally here's the whole bulgy, messy, sprawly book of 61 (plus a few extras!) cards:

a reminder that all the info and inspiration for ICAD and beyond is available at daisy yellow art all throughout the year! check it out, darlings! i'm going to make an album for these somewhere... maybe FB... meanwhile you can see the whole collection (you know, if you have insomnia or something, lol?) on instagram or in this blog thread. thanks for hanging out with me during 61 days! ♥♥♥


  1. Again I say,.....AWESOME!!! Nice if you do a FB album that`s where my few are. I can go drool over them any time I want.

  2. WOw, gorgeous stuff...60 is my most favorite of all such rich colors.


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