A project of Daisy Yellow, ICAD 2014 will last for 61 days ... all of June and July ... meaning you should make 61 projects. You can choose several ways to participate ... following the daily prompts, the weekly themes, or just taking your own path ... just as long as you create and learn and grow in your artistic abilities and endeavors.
I have chosen to follow the daily prompts, which are given out each Friday evening for the following week. (An ICAD week runs Sunday to Saturday, just like on the calendar.) Week one prompts were:
- June 1 - Day 1 - Prism
- June 2 - Day 2 - Circus Tent
- June 3 - Day 3 - Hello, my name is ...
- June 4 - Day 4 - Puzzle
- June 5 - Day 5 - Galaxy
- June 6 - Day 6 - Nail Polish
- June 7 - Day 7 - Yellow
And here are my cards ....
|Day One - Prism|
Gelatos, Black Pitt Pen, Spica Pens
|Day Two - Circus Tent|
Graphite Pencil, Spica Pens. The quote is my very own, describing how I feel these days!
|Day Three - Hello, My Name Is ...|
|Day Four - Puzzle|
For the base I used a gelli print on 110# card stock, using cheap acrylic paints. I also used MME stamps, Archival Ink in Cobalt, Pitt Pens and Collage Podge. I love doing some puzzles, but the Sudoku is just a mystery to me! That's why I said "This Puzzie is a Puzzle to me".
|Day Five - Galaxy|
For this one, I used black acrylic paint, Stickles in Black, Silver and Stardust, tiny silver star sequins, and a Uniball Signo white pen.
|Day Six - Nail Polish|
Background and pink fingernails are Gelatos, fingers drawn with a graphite pencil (6B), and Pitt Pens. I don't wear nail polish, don't like what it does to my nails, and prefer the natural color rather than some un-natural color. That is why I did what I did on this card.
|Day Seven - Yellow|
Gelatos, water colors, Stickles, Glossy Accents and Pitt Pens. No explanation necessary!
So that is my first week of ICAD! I am running behind on week two, but it won't take long to get caught up.
What I love about this challenge is that:
- it is a small surface to work on,
- the prompts give you just enough to get you started,
- it isn't forever, but rather just two months,
- you can follow the prompts or themes, or go your own way, and
- the group page on Facebook is LOTS of fun, with lots of encouraging and talented folks!
So, let me know if you decide to give it a whirl! I think you would really enjoy it! Blessings,