Sorry I have been MIA over here on my blog. I might need to start doing it from my phone! I've been pretty good about updating via other social media sites. I usually have photos that I have taken and then when I'm waiting somewhere or have a few minutes then I like to edit the photos and share them.
So back to the reason I'm posting today! I need to catch you up on the ICAD's that I have created! I have enjoyed ICAD so much this year! I have several reasons for why I love doing this! One thing this year that it has done for me is helped me to try new things and to step out of my comfort zone. I've tried things that I wasn't sure if I would enjoy and have found several things that I'm loving right now and just make me happy! ICAD this summer has taken me down a new path I hadn't imagined! If you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Pintrest then you know what I'm talking about! I have found I enjoy creating on a very small scale! I thought index cards were small, but not when you compare them to a one inch square! I will be sharing more about this new love soon!
Now for the index cards!
Several weeks ago Tammy from Daisy Yellow posted about using the art supplies we have on hand. I love finding and getting new products, but I gave myself a challenge to use stuff I had on hand. For that week I decided to use my box of chalk pastels and experiment with them and find out new ways to use them. I'm not gonna lie it was hard for me! I love sitting down and just creating with whatever I want at that moment. So knowing I challenged myself to create for a week using these was at times frustrating, but helped me to push myself and learn new things! Besides what's the worst that could happen? They are just index cards!
ICAD 27 - Mixture of pastels, gesso, stamping, acrylics, and ephemera.
ICAD 28 - Gesso, pastels dipped into water, stamping and text.
ICAD 29 - Layer of paper on card, pastels, gesso, stamping and found text.
I have several cards that I started and then just tossed into a box for more work. Since these cards I haven't used my chalks, but I know I will play again with them soon! Next time I need to document better about the steps! So what product or supply to you have stashed somewhere that is waiting to be used or transformed? Hope you take time to create!