Monday, June 4, 2012

ICADS for June 1-3

I just discovered the Index card a day challenge on daisy yellow's blog, and it fits in perfectly with my sketchbook challenge creations.  I decided to make my cards 4 x 6 rather than 3 x 5 as I had a few cards of that size on hand (free samples from paper manufacturers) so I dove right in - for the first card I used 2 of the prompts: yellow and dictionary - I adhered a dictionary page with the word "yellow" on it and then used watercolor paints to paint flowers. This was a great exercise as the watercolor paint did not soak into the paper - it just sat on top of the paper until it dried (very much like hot press paper). I can tell already that I will learn a lot from this challenge - I have been meaning to paint on other surfaces - test them out - and doing it in small ways will be great.
Another prompt that I used was MAP - I used part of an old unsuccessful watercolor painting for the background on this card and then used ink to draw a map of the Bahamas, a compass rose, and the title.
And for the third card, I used a sample of Fabriano paper - I painted the rose and glass, then outlined them in ink, and then used a wetted brush to spread the ink - the prompt was to experiment with ink.
I also sketched one of the lamps in our living room for the Sketchbook Challenge this month - Urban sketching and this one is an interior. I love the idea of urban sketching so you will be seeing some places around my town and my house.
Remember over the weekend, I sewed a camera strap cover and then I decided to do checkbook covers - check back tomorrow to see what I made.
Thanks for reading,
Chris




10 comments:

Jackie said...

Beautiful artwork on these :)

Andria said...

Beautiful cards...the first and third especially appeal to me. Visiting from the ICAD site! :-)

sarathings.com said...

Your watercolours are stunning -can't wait to see more of your ICADs!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love these!!!! LOVING that yellow on the first one!!!!

sweet limes said...

Wow, wow, wow! You+watercolour=AMAZING!

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VivJM said...

Wow! You cards are stunning! I especially love the rose

Angela said...

Oooh, what beautiful artwork! Adorable!

Maggie said...

I love your watercolor flowers and guess I need to go to the Bahamas now! Great sketching of the lamp.

Dianne said...

Love your cards...the ink experiment is amazing. usually I do that by accident--smear ink I mean--so must try doing it on purpose next time. terrific job!

happeningsonchaosranch said...

Your cards are wonderful! I just love them. I'd like to sit and visit them a while.

Sharon