Tuesday, June 26, 2012

New ICAD cards

Here's my next set of seven index cards for the ICAD challenge.
The prompts I used are: perfume, colored pencils on black gesso, swirl, chandelier, fringe, your name and make a pocket/secret message.

 This is a transparency I made with clear packing tape.

  Here I used my prisma colored pencils on black gesso.

 Another transparency using packing tape with an embroidered swirl, flowers and a brad.

 A piece of packing paper, chandelier stamp with Stazon and one with embossing powder, letter stamps.

 Origami paper with on top blue aluminum tape, fibers, printed out words.

 Scrapbookpaper, letters, embroidering thread, rub ons.

Music paper sheet (vintage), scrapbookpaper, letter stamps, fiber, image.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Curtains Gypsy Caravan

I'm very busy with making new curtains for my Gypsy Caravan! 

The blue ones will be for the sleeping area and the green ones for the dining area. Because I'm on a budget for redecorating the caravan, I've used the blue and green curtain fabric which I had in stash and added the new striped fabric as a border to compensate for the lack of old fabric. 
Only 2 more blue curtains to go!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


Here's my second set of 7 index cards for the ICAD challenge! I have been experimenting a lot with transferring images from books and magazines using matte medium.
The prompts I used are: B+W, Stripes, Colors of Winter, Faux Quilt (2), Alphabet stamps and decorate the corners.

Image transfer from a Dutch children's book (Het boek van Ot en Sien) by Jan Ligthart and H. Scheepstra, images made by C. Jetses.
These are painted (acrylics) strips of tape.
 Background is a page from a dictionary. I added a lot of water to soften down the watercolors and glimmer mists I used. The haiku is from Matso Basho, a Japanese poet (1644-1694). 
 Another transfer with matte medium using music paper. 
 Small pieces of paper from subscription cards.
 For this background I used an image (transfer) from a magazine, it's hard to see but it's a sun/moon.
And finally I used some images (transfer) from another magazine (add campaign for Citroen) on a background with gesso and watercolor.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

ICAD challenge

Last week I started with the Index Card A Day Challenge which you can find at the Daisy Yellow blog. This challenge is for only 61 days, so it's doable. 
I'm a week behind but I don't care and I'm just continuing this challenge at my own pace.
Here is my first set of 7 index cards (7.5x10.5 cm)
The prompts I used are: Doodle your name, Grid, Fish, Map, Dictionary, Dragonfly and Yellow.

Gesso, acrylics, template, black DVD writer.
Black DVD writer, colored pencils.
Gesso, glimmer mist, image from magazine, black DVD writer, white uni posca.
Map, gesso, acrylics, template, stamps, glimmer mist, image from an advertisement leaflet, white uni posca, black DVD writer.
Dictionary page, gesso, handmade paper, acrylics, heart tag, letter stamps, words from a book, template, black DVD writer.
Book page I used to put on excess paints from other projects, stamps, thread, foam dragonfly, white uni posca.
Washi tape, scrapbook paper, letter stickers, smiley template used for sprinkling powder sugar on top of a cup of coffee, black permanent ink pen.