Back in June I told you about my plan - because I consider this year a turning point in my life, I wanted to challenge myself, ALL. YEAR. LONG.
For the month of July I challenged myself to create an ICAD (Index Card a Day) for every day of the month. I had a hard time in the beginning but once I made the decision to share my ICADs, or heART cards as I call them, the ideas just flowed. I admit the daily video was a lot of work, editing takes loads of time. It isn't easy taking 30-60 minutes and getting it down to around 5 minutes! But I learned so much I don't regret it, PLUS, I have met quite a few new friends from all around the globe. I love that!
Okay so that's checked off my list!
Now for the month of August... I came across this pin on Pinterest. It was a blog entry by Melissa Speelman of FrecklePhoto where she explains a collaborative project she did with her art students. Together they created a giant color wheel using cutouts from magazines. I loved the whole idea and especially loved the end result.
See, besides texture, I LOVE color! I of course have a Pinterest board for color, I call it "Color-licious". I also love a good group effort so I decided to invite my friends to take part by asking them to trade bright colored paper with me. Small scraps are all I need. They can be painted papers, gelli prints, wrappers, junk mail, patterned paper from their stashes, even a small found object - whatever! As long as it's colorful.
I am planning to get a large piece of mdf and cut it in a circle, then I will just go to town creating. HOPEFULLY this will all be complete by the end of the month. I will then have another challenge completed PLUS a beautiful piece of art for my studio. Of course the best part will be that all my friends took part in it!
Do you want in too? Here are the guidelines:
- Send up to 5 small pieces of paper (painted paper, gelli print, wrappers and/or patterned papers) OR a small found object.
- Suggested size is 3.5" x 2.5" (ATC size)
- Take your favorite piece and write your name and contact info on it.
- Mail to me at PO Box 583, Rome NY 13442
- I will in turn send you 5 of my papers which I have made.
(Please, no extra goodies. In order for this to go smoothly for me I need to prepack my papers to be ready to mail out when yours arrive. If you send me goodies I will feel badly that I haven't included anything extra...5 small scraps is all I ask. I KNOW how generous my friends can be, but this one time please hold yourself back. LOL! Remember the purple bead avalanche?!)
NOW for my July giveaway...here's the scoop:
Prize : $25 gift card for Amazon.com
Contest ends Thursday, August 7, 2014 at midnight
MY APOLOGIES I set the deadline for 12:01 AM but 8/8 sooo it's ended. :(
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Here are the July ICADs for your to choose from:
For a better view of the cards here is a video review: