Wednesday, August 24, 2011

A Little Late Posting

Dear Friends,

I've gotten a little behind in posting my ICADs for the past week.  I finally finished up the seaside paper bag books I was making for my mother and a friend, and am trying to take photos (or rather, get my husband to take photos) of some Somerset Studio back issues that I will be selling in one of my Etsy shops.   I'll be sure to let you know when they are ready to be sold, in case you are interested.

Also had to deal with a dead mouse in the kitchen and sadly, a dead egg in my front yard, which was the inspiration for the August 16 ICAD.  I always cry when I find dead animals and I feel sorry for road kill.  What can I say?  I am a true softie.

The poor little egg was cracked, and I could see the dead baby bird inside.  We've been having some storms lately, and it must have blown out of a nearby nest.  Hubby and I buried it in the front yard.

Numbers.  Materials used:  vintage text pages, Tim Holtz stickers, Heidi Swapp decorative tape. 
Butterfly.  Materials used:  Vintage text page, Ranger Distress Stain, transparencies. 
Black Background.  Materials used:  Black ink pad, Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pens, Sakura Glaze pens. 
ICAD for Aug. 14.  Materials used:  Scrapbooking paper, Faber-Castell Gelatos, transparency.
ICAD for Aug. 16.  Materials used:  Watercolor with salt effect , ephemera, Glaze pen.
The text on this reads: "These birds are very sad. Their egg fell out of the nest and broke.
And their baby died." 
We are expecting another big storm (Irene) and I hope all the little creatures out there are safe!

Till next time--have an artful day!


  1. love, love, love!
    so much life and love
    in an index card:)

  2. dear sandra, I really like what you are doing with your index cards. They look different and inspiring to me and not really like index cards at all -just that size. I especially like the butterfly transparencies with the text paper and the story you told with the birds and the egg...

  3. Jennifer, thank you so much. I am glad you stopped by again.

    Hi, Lenna, Thanks! Sometimes they are not index cards, I confess. If I'm using watercolor, I cut a 3.5" x 5" piece of WC paper because index cards are so flimsy they would curl right up. I still haven't gotten around to trying anything like interfacing or fabric, though. Thank you for your kind words and compliments, too.

  4. Your cards are lovely. That story about the egg made a tear come to my eye, I must admit. I'm a sucker for all animals. Please be safe and comfy throughout this storm, okay?

  5. Chel, thank you. I think we will be OK, though it is raining here and we're expecting high winds tomorrow. I understand it is bypassing Fla. so I'm glad you will be OK.