My latest cards:
ICAD #55: "I don't want the whole world; I just want your half."
Lyrics from "Anna Ng" by They Might Be Giants, another song on my Shuffle when I jog.
Is he saying it to her, or is she saying it to him?
ICAD #56: Trick or Treat
I'm in the midst of creating Halloween tags for a fall craft show,
so I made this index card to reflect what's going on in Studio 791.
ICAD #57: DIY Decorative Tapes
I used some of the decorative tapes I made recently from artist's tape and first aid tape to create this card. To prevent smudging, I sprayed a fixative, and you can see what happened--lots of blurring and smudging! Lesson learned.
ICAD #58: Flower Doodles
I doodled these flowers with pens and markers based on an advertisement I saw on a back issue of Somerset Studio magazine.
ICAD #59: Theme--Maze
No matter what I tried, I couldn't escape those quavering lines! I discovered that mazes are very relaxing and therapeutic to draw, though, like a Zentangle. I filled in the correct route with marker and wrote encouraging messages along the way: "This is the way! I'll show you which way to go! It's not that hard once you get the hang ot it! Come on! We're almost there. Just a little farther! I see it now, just around this corner!"
ICAD #60: Sunflowers
Sunflower picture from the cover of the Chinaberry catalog over ink-rubbed French text.
ICAD #61: Dutch Wonderland
A scrap of map from yesterday's family outing to Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA.
Making this card made me think of a fun project: Kind of a "Scrap-a-Day" journal project, where you could attach some piece of ephemera to a card to represent something you did each day. It wouldn't have to be arty--just a scrap to represent the day.
It would make a simple, fun, and little-bit-different record of your days.
Mission accomplished! An artful index card to represent every day of June and July 2012. Definitely a worthwhile experience. I don't know if I will be able to keep it up without the "accountability" of a weekly Link Love on Tammy's blog, but I love the idea of the collection I would have by the end of the year if I continued on my own. We'll have to wait and see....
For the month of August, check out Tammy's Paper Prompts.
I will announce the winner on August 2, 2012.