Here are another 3 ICADs for your enjoyment. The one, above, is my favorite. I used the “stitching” theme and the “sun” prompt and was completely inspired by that morning’s church service so I used a meditation from the bulletin for the quote. In the background is a picture of my church (a beautiful cathedral next to a big park in our city) that’s usually on the front of the bulletin. I sewed on the round scrap of t-shirt fabric for the center of my sun with a black bobbin and yellow thread (to get some more dimension in the stitching). Then, I put some “rays” in with magazine bits. It was so simple to make but I love the effect.
This one is my second favorite of this bunch. The text is from a great book, Switch on the Night, by Ray Bradbury. In the background, I used security envelope patterns (for the “junk mail” theme) to make a kind of skyline (for the “city” theme). I painted them with watercolors and then added a dark sky with some silver Sharpie stars and the “ice-cream moon”.
My last one in this installment was a bit experiment that didn’t end so well. I had a nice background, using a map, stamps, and pre-paid postage marks on envelopes (“map” and “mail” themes). I white gessoed over them which kind of left it pretty blah (too much of the gesso, I think). The big experiment was with a cellophane window from an envelope that I drew lines on with glue (thinking I could rub them off after painting) and then painted over it with a mixture I had made a while ago with acrylic paint and spices (another experiment). The rubbing off the glue didn’t work so well, so I made some more lines (thinking the “map” theme) with my trusty Sharpie and then just slapped the quote on it. Ironically, the quote is one of my favorites: the title of a book about mindfulness by Jon Kabot-Zinn. Oh well. Sometimes the journey is more interesting than the destination.
This is going to be the best part of today’s blog. I’ve found so many neat ICADs on other blogs that I can’t wait to share:
http://mollylollyloo.blogspot.com/2013/06/just-ride-elevator.html – This one is one of my favorites. The “ride the elevator” phrase spoke to me so much and I love the deep colors and textures.
http://iamrushmore.blogspot.com/2013/06/index-card-collages-made-with-swap.html – I love this blog and her ICADs are so graphic and bold. She’s done them in previous years so she has quite a collection going, too.
http://www.glimmerbug.com/icad-14-polka-dots-pugs/ – I like her style, as well. Also bold and unique, with a great sense of humor. And who doesn’t love a pug???