Thursday, July 31, 2014

Last of the ICADS for 2014

what a fun experience again this year, this challenge to create a small piece of art every day for two months.  I completed the final two and here they are.

Hello Kitty and Goodbye ICAD 2014

Both made with scrapbook paper, Hello Kitty wrapping paper, cutouts from a catalog and text from a magazine.

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

thought for today

ICAD Challenge--almost done

Day 55
Sharpie and yellow highlighter zentangle

Day 56
broad tip sharpie

Day 57
Gelli print,washi tape circle punched from magazine, bird printed on scrap mail, doodling and stencil

Day 58
 transparent stickers made with clear mailing labels, gelli print, and paper bits

Day 59
Gelli print, punched circles and magazine bits, doodling, staple

Day 54 
Silver foil mailing dots, junk mail scraps, silver marker

Day 52
Gelli print, magazine cutout, stamping

Day 53
magazine cutouts, circles punched from joss paper. doodling.

Day 54-2
Gelli print, circle punch scrap and small circles, doodling

Sunday, July 27, 2014

SPA --Asian influences

Black and white sketch from Nicecrane designs, colored with watercolor brushes.  The Chinese glyphs are Tranquility and Grace

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Take a Word--Dress forms

Life is harder without arms...

Dress forms and heads from Google Images; background is my own and talk bubbles and doodles are brushes.

Monday, July 21, 2014

More ICADS--Catching up

Made over the weekend.
Day 48
doodled with flip chart marker, accidentally dripped coffee on it and magic happened.
a surfing chef!!!

Day 49
my shopping list, doodled while waiting for the bus.  Added the last bit after I looked at it after the trip. ;-)

Day 50
a bit of a deli paper-gelli plate mop up and some magazine bits.  Don't you want to know the story?

Day 51

Only 10 days left in this challenge--boy, it 's going by fast.  I'm still going to finish my 100 page album--64 so far.
these were inspired by a book review page for a book about modern China, and combined with traditional Chinese joss paper.

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Welcome to the Circus

All images from the wonderful artists at Deviant Scrap, from the Collab kit Midnight Reverie.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Take a word--but I can't spell it...

Background is a collaged postcard I made, figure is a custom shape.

ICADS Days 42-45

Day 42
brush scribbles on rice paper, dress pattern, magazine bits, washi tape and gel pen.  I love that black circle !

Day 43
gelli print, security envelope magazine cutouts. The castle was the back side scrap of another image that was torn out.  Almost threw it out without looking, but I dropped it and it landed on this side.  I love serendipity!

Day 44
Artistamps from an MMSA swap (got some real beauties--thanks guys), gelli print and cutout shapes from watercolor practice, stapled

Day 45
Got a package of washi tape from and Etsy shop in Japan, tore off all the mailing and postage labels, tape transfers and some of the new tape.  The tape is very narrow and comes in 3 roll packs for $2.80, and the shipping is reasonable and it arrives within 10 days.  Here's the shop if you want to check it out.  I have found some great tapes on Etsy!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

SPA--Bird people

Just playing in the sand...wish you were here.

Bathing beauty and puffin stamp from Google, pail and shovel from Pinterest, bird from Elizabeth Golden.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

ICADS Days 35-40

Got a little ahead of myself making this series.  All images and text, with the exception of Day 37 which uses dictionary pages as the BG, from the same old magazine. Also black watercolor and red liquid chalk marker.

Day 35

Day 36

Day 37

Day 38

Day 39

Day 40

Sunday, July 6, 2014


What a great theme!!!

Another vacation gone horribly wrong!

Background from Rucola Designs, aliens, stamp and tentacles from Google Images.

ICADs Days 32-34

Day 32
doodles with Sharpie

 Day 33
inked background, magazine cuts, doodling

Day 34
inked background, magazine cuts, doodling

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

ICADs Days 28-31

 Day 28
background inked with stamp pads, black sharpie, white oil pastel, text stamp and magazine text.

Day 29
 inked background, circles punched from magazines and inked, black sharpie and red oil pastel, text stamp.

Day 30 1 & 2
"how to draw like Paul Klee" tutorial from Pinterest, black sharpie,colored with highlighters

Day 31
inked background, doodled faces.  I like these guys.