Saturday 30 July 2016

ICAD 2016 June

Hello Friends!

Do you remember last year in June and July I got involved in an online art challenge called ICAD, which stands for Index Card A Day? It is an annual event organised by Tammy Garcia over on Daisy Yellow. Although ICAD is now closed for the year, there's lots of other things to discover on Tammy's blog, so you can pop over for a quick peek {well, there's so much to read, it won't be that quick} ~~~

It's such great fun, with lots of wonderful and imaginative creations to see from so many talented people taking part, such an inspirational and friendly group of people, and making lots of lovely new friends along the way ~~~

Well, I joined in and I've been up to it again!   I've picked out two or three that I want to do again on proper watercolour paper as soon as I can. When you are looking at these, please remember that they are made on index cards, so the scale is quite small ~~~

With the weather being anything but summery it has been a lot of fun to have something creative to do indoors. Some of the daily prompts were challenging, others were quick and easy, and some took ages to do. Here is a quick summary of what I did in June with a montage of all my June cards, and some of my favourite ones are singled out underneath ~~~ I'll put the daily prompt underneath each one ~~~

Mix Tape ~ I did a play on words and used sewing tapes

Snoopy ~ I copied an image and drew it freehand

Cloud ~ always battling the clouds here!

Island ~ a collage using a dendritic print and found images

Compass ~ stamps, handwritten wording and quotes from Lord of The Rings

Cobalt Blue ~ I just had to do the TARDIS

Baseball ~ hand drawn images cut out and collaged

Bouquet ~ I did Autumn Fruits

Landscape ~ I did Carn Llidi which you may recognise from my photographs

Orange ~ I did a collage of found orange papers

Snowflake ~ die punched flakes on an inked background


Invent A Prompt ~ I chose to do arches

Winter ~ a simple, freehand line drawing in ink

Space Invaders ~ dandelion seeds in the wind

Aqua or Pool ~ I did an aqua pool

I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I enjoyed making them. The challenge finishes tomorrow, so in a day or two I'll put up the July cards for you to see ~~~

Until next time ~~~

p.s. do you have a favourite? I'd love to know which it is!


  1. Very nice, and vast selection of different themes.

    1. Thank you. Yes, Tammy certainly puts her thinking cap on to give us 61 different daily prompts. These are in addition to the media, or thematic, prompts she gives for each week, should we chose to use them.

  2. I love your art, Deborah! You're always so creative, coming up with original ideas and then executing them so nicely. I can't pick a favorite because there would be at least a 10-way tie.

    1. Thank you! Sometimes the response to the prompt is quick, other times I might ponder a day or two.

  3. Hi Deb~

    I just love the "wallpaper" one. It still cracks me up with it's cleverness. But if i am pushed to pick a favorite from this group, it would be "space invaders". It is so cool! Darlene

    1. Thank you! I realise now I missed out a 'wallpaper experience' with the 'missing cat' bubble behind the paper ~lol

  4. hmmmm. So difficult to choose! But, I remember the 60s so I'd have to pick that one. And there is something so dramatic about the simple winter scene. And I love clotheslines, so there is that one. And......and....


    1. Thank you. The clothesline is on my list to rework on proper paper and taking time to fill in the detail. I tried to do my cards in under 30 minutes {but frequently failed!}

  5. It looks as if you are a Dr Who fan!
    My son who blogs about Dr Who (anonymously) has just changed to wordpress from blogger. I am reassured you have returned to blogger. He keeps nattering me that i should. But no.