Sunday, June 2, 2013

ICAD 2013 (index card a day)

hi from norther ny where it is cloudy and 65 degrees.

for the past few years Tammy over at Daisy Yellow has sponsored an ICAD (index card a day) challenge. the challenge is to complete an index card with some type of art every day for 61 days (june and july). so, this year i have decided to join in and try the icad project. not sure if i can keep up for 61 days as my creative juices tend to come in spurts between dry spells, but i am going to give it a go.

when i looked around though i realized that i didn't have any index cards. one of the questions about the project was did it have to be on index cards and tammy's answer was "yes". i kept digging and spotted a spiral book of cards. but realized that it was not plain cards but rather "wild notes" from crayola. they have a special pen that you use to make the colors show up on the paper. while the idea is rather intriguing, it is also rather pastel, boring and bland. however, i used it for my first card show here (bonus, it fits the rainbow theme too, lol).

so, while index cards my indeed be cheap, they aren't if you don't have extra money. so.... do i cheat and make some cards from card stock or just use these for now? haven't decided yet, but i do like the idea of  making master boards (large pieces of work that are then cut up to use as smaller pieces). plus i like 4x6 rather than 3x5, just way to small for me. time will tell what i decided, but for this weekend, i forge on with what i have.

i am excited to see what all the other wonderful contributors come up with. the amount of real creativity that God has put on this earth continues to amaze me each and every day.

have a good day, mary

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