Monday, July 5, 2021

Index Card Art (Mostly)

 

 

 Hi Peeps! Hope those of you in the USA had a nice 4th of July weekend. We were quite thankful that the people in the neighborhood setting off fireworks kept it minimal and safe as there were none of the fireworks that aren't legal or meant for residences ( as we have experienced in some prior years). It was just hubby and I  at home - no parties or picnics- and we enjoyed watching Yankee Doodle Dandy  on TV again:)

 The pic above is of the three sleepy, and thriving finches in the hanging basket on our front porch. The Carolina wrens in our back yard basket are still bringing in bits of this and that adding to the nest. I did not see any eggs yet. 

 There is a new guest host and theme at Art Journal Journey for this month. Alison has chosen the theme of "Summer Countryside" and so I just made this page for it:

 The page is spattered with Dina Wakley Gloss Spray in Aloe. The stencils were also sprayed with various colors of Gloss Sprays and then fussy cut. I made a super simple sun from patterned paper. the bees are from a napkin, and the sentiment is a Tim Holtz Small Talk sticker. I remember quite fondly lots of rides through the countrysides in France with family, passing many fields of flowers, grains, or animals and stopping along the road at some point for a picnic. I cherish those memories 💖 And speaking of, I am thoroughly enjoying the Tour De France live daily on TV right now!

 For T Stands For Tuesday I have another dinner to share from our last time in Cape May:

 
 We both had this delicious crab cake dinner at Hemingway's which is another fave restaurant of ours. it was accompanied by a fresh red pepper sauce, perfectly done green beans and a wonderful risotto. And yes Elizabeth, we do enjoy a good dry wine with our dinners especially when we're on vacation. At home it's only on Saturday and Sunday 😉 Cheers!

 And now on to the ICADS (Index Card A day challenge):

ICAD 29/61

ICAD 30/61

My month of June cards all together

 In June my theme was to use my index card backgrounds I had made using the Gelli Plate along with all the collage bits I have collected over the years:) For the month of July I will work in a series of themes. My first 10 cards will start with backgrounds of patterned tissue papers (which were the wrappings that came with my Joggles orders): Here are the five landscape format cards I started with:


 I think these tissue papers are just wonderful! I then did LOTS of mark making layers over them following a free online tutorial series hosted by Wendy Solganik. She had begun by creating on a large, blank sheet of watercolor paper to make a master board and then when finished cut it apart to tag or card size to further collage on. I decided to start with these patterned backgrounds.

 My cards after all the layers:


  I will be using sentiments from a digi collage sheet from Paper Whimsy  along with either a stamp image or one I drew myself. And here are my cards:

 ICAD 31/61. Image hand drawn.

                                        ICAD 32/61. Image is an old Hero Arts stamp.

                                         ICAD 33/61. Image is hand drawn.

                                           ICAD 34/61. Image is hand drawn.

                                          ICAD 35/61. Image is an old rubber stamp.

  And that's a wrap for this week! Also joining Paint Party Friday. I'll be around visiting throughout the week and weekend to see what you're all up to 😁

                          " A flower blossoms for its own joy". Oscar Wilde





34 comments:

  1. I could wear a feather, yes, but only on Tuedays! I think I love the owls and the feathers best. Really fabulous!
    ((Lyn)

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  2. I'm going to start with your ICADs. I love how you displayed all of June together. They certainly were colorful and so beautifully layered, too.

    You would NEVER convince me the backgrounds you started with were the same as in the finished five had I not seen the process. I was blown away by the completed cards. So different from how they started out.

    Your choice of countryside walks is perfect. I like the sun and those bees. I also liked how you could relate to riding in the French countryside with your family. It was even more special and just perfect for Alison's theme at Art Journal Journey.

    Now for Hemingway's. Your crab cakes look good, but I would prefer shrimp scampi. I admit, I've had shrimp scampi across the country and have never had it served with tomatoes before. Garlic butter, yes, but never with tomatoes. That surprised me. Thanks for sharing it and your dry wine with us for T this almost Tuesday, along with your ICADs, journal page, and your baby birds update.

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  3. Great, true banner!
    And cute sleepy heads.
    Uh. We get darn soccer on TV but I had no idea the Tour De France is on. Love your page, though.
    Love your cards! You´re very creative.
    Happy T-Day!

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  4. Your ICADs are all fantastic, well done, they are so beautiful. And I love the page you made for AJJ, thanks so much for joining us again at AJJ. And your food looks great, as always! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

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  5. #30 is my fave - I am on another vintage kick so it spoke to me but all the rest are well done too. Wow, you are so creative and have done some fabulous art here, Linda. Your dinner looks wonderful - I love crab cakes (and wine, of coure). Happy T-day.

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  6. I had to smile when I saw your Yankee Doodle Dandy on tv because my husband had put that on when we got home too. and those little finches are getting so big. I also saw your blank index cards and said that looks like Joggles tissue paper. (I'm a joggles shopper too). They came out great and I love the wreath of ICADS. And thanks Linda for your gorgeous page for Alison's challenge at AJJ. It is a beauty. Glad you could share it with us. Your Hemingway's dinner looks so yummy for T-thanks for sharing that too. Have a great T day. Hugs-Erika

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  7. Wow! Those cards together are spectacular! Well done Linda.

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  8. Beautiful artwork and I love the owls on your ICADs - gorgeous! Your meal looks delicious, I'm glad you got to enjoyed Cape May again this year 😀. Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

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  9. I love the baby bird shot :) Sweet! And I enjoyed looking at the ICADs. The crab cake looks delicious. Happy T Tuesday

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  10. Oh, my goodness! I love, love your index cards! I don't need another paper craft to get into! LOL But I may have to do these, because I have lots of index cards, smaller, and medium and giant! :) Happy T Day!

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  11. Linda this is a lovely post. Great art, food and baby birds. Have a nice evening.

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  12. The baby birds are so sweet. We had a quiet 4th and watched Yankee Doodle Dandy, too. Such a classic. Wonderful page and crop of ICADS. Love those owls. Happy T Day

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  13. What a beautiful array of index cards, they are all so colourful, so much work, you’ve been very busy.
    Love the food and those cute baby birds, lovely to see them in their nests.
    Happy belated T Day
    Jan

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  14. How cute those finches. I'm sure you'll keep us updates of their development.
    I love your ICADs. Especially those with the background you explained. Beautiful.
    Your meal out looks very nice indeed. I would probably enjoy that too.
    I used to follow the Tour de France when I was young, then when I moved to Italy of course it was the Giro d'Italia. Now for the last 25 years we have not had a tv so I just read about it in the papers.
    Happy T-Day,
    Hugs,
    Lisca

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  15. Fantastic art pieces Linda and a real interesting inspiring post. Thank you for linking to Alison's theme at Art Journal Journey, its a beautiful page for the theme.
    Yvonne

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  16. wonderful photo of the sweet baby birds and your Summer Country side creation is magnificent ~ so elegant but says so much ~ Xo

    'Dancing while I can',

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  17. Wow! to your month of June cards ~ so much creativity and delightfully show in the 'mandala' shape ~ Xo

    'Dancing while I can',

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  18. I love those leafy stems, and the busy bees enjoying the sunshine - what a lovely page. And a huge bravo for your ICAD collection... amazing. Thanks so much for joining us in the Summer Countryside at Art Journal Journey.
    Alison x

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  19. Oh, and a big bravo for the sublime Jimmy Cagney too!!

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  20. How exciting to have finches nesting in your hanging basket.
    Really interesting art from you - both the journal page and the Icads. I have not done any this year and am regretting it, perhaps ~I can have a month of my own making them.
    Hugs, Neet xx

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  21. Your art is always beautiful, happy PPF and have a great weekend! Hugs, Valerie

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  22. Beautiful summer page and cards Linda! The food looks good.

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  23. Stunning art work Linda. Happy PPF

    Much💜love

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  24. * wow * these are all so imaginative ICADs. Beautiful and the journal page as well.The finches are cute!
    Delicious your food. You also had a nice holiday!
    have a happy time, hugs Elke

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  25. Beautiful collage creations ~ Happy Weekend to you ~ Xo

    Dancing while I can,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  26. Lovely summer page and so many gorgeous cards.

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  27. I really enjoyed seeing all of your ICADS together Linda, they look fabulous! Can't wait to see what you do for your July cards! Also love your countryside art journal page. Happy T day Elle xx

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  28. Your cards are fabulous, Linda. And I love the journal page.
    The baby birds are so cute, and know how to snooze.
    Enjoy the weekend.

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  29. Beautiful interpretation of the Summer Countryside theme! Your ICAD-s are so intricate and beautiful, Linda! Love them, specially "I could wear a feather".

    -Soma

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  30. I love your journal page! Perfect for the summer theme. And the finches are too cute! Hope the wrens lay some eggs soon, too. Happy PPF!

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  31. Hi Linda! :) Oh I love James Cagney...I love him when he's a tough guy but also watching him sing and dance! He was also a farmer - he had it all! :))) Oh the finches! I haven't seen any nests this year! I see lots of eagle nests on the power line polls though. Your page is so pretty! Ooooh crab cakes...they look so good! :)

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  32. All your artwork is divine! ~ Xo ~ Happy Weekend to you ^_^

    Dancing while I can,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  33. wow, you create so many cards and journals. I have a hard time understand how you find time to do it. :) And they look good all of them. :)
    My favorite today is ICAD 30/61. Love the woman and the colors used. :)

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  34. What a fabulous journal page -perfect fro Alison's theme! I think I would like crab cakes - wouldn't know where to find them here though! Hugs, Chrisx

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