Sunday Check-In: ICAD 21-24

Here's my index card art for the last four days.  I still feel like I'm struggling a bit with inspiration but certainly less than last week.  Speaking of inspiration, Tammy's mosaic journal pages over at Daisy Yellow prompted my card for this past Thursday.  I've been working a lot lately with color copies of old journal pages which provide an awesome level of richness to my collage work.  (I was so excited by Tammy's work that I tried it in one of my journals as well!)  And then, on Friday, I turned 180 degrees towards the more abstract and graphical look.  Sometimes...OK, a lot of times...I get preoccupied with making something that looks like something and it is nice to give myself permission to just play around with geometrics.
Saturday and Sunday, I was super caught up in other art projects and honestly wasn't willing to tear myself away for a long, involved index masterpiece (they needn't be that anyway) so I grabbed cards from my stack of pre-painted backgrounds and cranked out a couple of cards really quickly - no complex collage layers or cut-and-paste affirmational phrases - just bold, bright color with simple stamping or doodling.  And I'm so glad I did that because the neighborhood index card sparked fresh ideas for using all those house stamps I carved a while back.  Can't wait to explore that concept some more! 

Comments

Snap said…
Love the color in your ICADs. Your house stamps are great. I'm beginning to hit the ICAD wall ....!!!!!! :D :D
sweet limes said…
You make me want to carve some house stamps, those are just too awesome, I'm drooling over that card!

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Karen Isaacson said…
oh how I love those concentric circles and the color grid behind them. lovelovelove.
stefani said…
I really like the last 2 cards. The house stamp card is just awesome!