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20 June 2018

birds were called: 2

For the 2018 Index Card A Day creative challenge,
I am creating a paper collage & ink series entitled
birds were called

The challenge started on 1st June & runs daily through until the end of July.

My aim for ICAD this year,
in addition to being creative each day,
is to focus on colour observations &
examine balance & flow within each piece of art.

I am using ruled index cards which are 4 x 6 inches.

Below are cards 8 to 14.

Card 8: a particular moment

Card 9: isolated
Card 10: words


Card 11:escape notice
Card 12: greater times

Card 13: white tail
Card 14: one time

The lined index cards were purchased from WH Smith
in a clear plastic two holed ring binder.

The images & book text are cut from a bird handbook,
found at a charity shop last year.

The stunning illustrations are by Květoslav Hísek.

I am using scraps of coloured card,
some used envelopes,
Distress Inks,
Mod Podge,
& printed bird names.

Look out for the following tags on Instagram

#dyicad2018
#ICADchallenge2018
#BirdsWereCalled

16 June 2018

Count the Number

This page in my Wanderlust collage journal was inspired by Kasia's lesson,
which was the final one on the theme of trees.


I used one of the fruit tea scented pages I made back in October,
teabag paper from my afternoon cuppa,
book text from Pride & Prejudice
& an image from a magazine.

The teabag material worked well over the book text
& the lighter background, rather than the darker areas,
however the circles still lead the eye to follow the caption.

He could number the fields in every direction,


and could tell how many trees


there were in the most distant clump.

I may go back to add to this page at a later date,
but for now it is a wonderful link into the next theme,
which is meadows.



14 June 2018

birds were called:1

The 2018 Index Card A Day creative challenge is well underway.
It started on 1st June & runs daily through until the end of July.

It is always so inspiring to see all the other pieces
of small artwork from around the world.

Reconnecting with familiar artists & meeting new creatives
is the best part of this annual event.

I am creating a paper collage & ink series entitled
birds were called

My aims for ICAD this year,
in addition to being creative everyday,
are to focus on colour observations &
examine balance & flow within each piece of art.

Here is a recap of my first seven cards.

Card 1: birds were called
Card 2: tree bird
Card 3: North wood
Card 4: far beyond
Card 5: a short life
Card 6: small me
Card 7: sharp thorns

Look out for the following tags on Instagram

#dyicad2018
#ICADchallenge2018
#BirdsWereCalled


I am using ruled index cards which are 4 x 6 inches.

They were purchased from WH Smith in a clear plastic
two holed ring binder,
hence the holes.

I am using scraps of coloured card,
some used envelopes,
Distress Inks,
Mod Podge,
& printed bird names.

The images & book text are cut from a bird handbook,
found at a charity shop last year.

The stunning illustrations are by Květoslav Hísek.


07 June 2018

A Simple List for June

This month's
To Do List
inspired by a regular feature in The Simple Things magazine.

Each month they publish a list of things to try.


The card can be used
to  prompt me to try something new,
give focus in my journaling,
lead me on an adventure
or just spark my imagination.

I have taken their words,
adapted them slighty,
typed them onto background images
from Emily at Sweetly Scrapped
& adhered them to Tim Holtz Resist kraft card.
.
They measure 7.5 cms by 5.5 cms
which I keep in an altered matchbox.

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06 June 2018

Pause for Thought

The current theme on the online Wanderlust class is Trees.


This double page spread, using spare pages from my Wreck This Journal book,
includes a photograph I took on a walk through the forest a few years ago.

"Trees are the visual marker
of the changing seasons."

Trees are a reminder of the changes we go through in life,
the reassurance that one season will lead to another,
that nothing stays the same forever.


Walking through a forest,
listening to the breeze moving through the trees,
setting aside time just to think,
is the perfect way to collect your thoughts,
& place them in perspective.


I also used tape from Tim Holtz,
 an image from a magazine, 
a word from my Dymo machine,
newspaper letters & quote.

01 June 2018

How delightful

This is my One Word card for June.

My chosen word is
Delight.


This project uses old scraps of paper
that would have normally been thrown away.

I also found this lady,
who has been sitting in my paper scraps box for
10 years.

She was originally printed off for this project.

I also used
hand stamped letters with Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
on Dina Wakley Media Tape &
word definition patterned paper.

Throughout June I am going to make a concerted effort to find
& record moments of delight from each day.

My previous One Word project cards