Friday, August 19, 2016

#41 to #50 of the Index Card A Day Challenge.

I have been doing the Daisy Yellow Index card challenge. This is my third year and I really enjoy the challenge of doing a small index card art every day for the months of June and July.  Here are numbers 41 to 50 of my Index cards to show on my blog. If you would like to follow me on Instagram at @sandybeachart I have been putting them up on there daily. 


#41 Off prompt
I started drawing robots and then I just kept going back to drawing them for a while.


#42 Off prompt

#43 Off prompt

#44 Rainbow making machine

#45 Play on Words


#46 Off Prompt
Watercolor blending practice in some circles. 
#47 Off prompt

#48 Off Prompt
Practicing faces with watercolours. I like the heart on her face. 

#49 Off Prompt
DecoArt Acrylic paints. 

#50 Off Prompt
Strips of left over collage. 

So looking back I really just did my own thing in this lot of Index cards. There was only 2 prompts used in this block of 10 index cards. Last 10 I will pop on the blog next week.

Linking this up at Paint Party Friday

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Butterflies.

In my art journal today.  I made a card recently with some Darkroom door stamps. When I was practicing the technique with distress inks and spraying watercolours, I had a few butterflies that I really liked. I cut them out and had them on my desk, so thought I would make an art journal page for them to sit on.


I used my Neocolor II and a waterbrush for the background. Then I went over it with Gesso to tone it down. I added the Donna Downey stencil words with some Decoart acrylic paint in Purple Pizzazz over the top and then added circles with black Gesso and splattered it all with watered down white Gesso. So all just fun stuff to do.

Here is the card that I did with the distress inks and Darkroom Door stamps.


Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Saturday, August 6, 2016

31 to 40 of the Index Card A Day Challenge.

I have been doing the Daisy Yellow Index card challenge. This is my third year and I really enjoy the challenge of doing a small index card art every day for the months of June and July.  Here are numbers 31 to 40 of my Index cards to show on my blog. If you would like to follow me on Instagram at @sandybeachart I have been putting them up on there daily. 

#31 100 
Dangles coloured in with Gelli roll pens

#32 Off Prompt
Collage with a piece of dictionary paper. 


#33 Magic
Thought I would do a wizard out of collage from The Artstronauts Club. 

#34 Off Prompt
Watercolour flowers and a printed quote

#35 Sunflower
Watercolour. 

#36 Off Prompt
I really enjoyed doing the next 3 sets of cards. 
I love Mixed media and just thought that hey, I had the paints out might as well do 3. 

#37 Off Prompt

#38 Off Prompt

#39 Off Prompt
I watched Tammy from Daisy Yellow on Periscope
 doing mandalas with dangles, well that is what I call them. So thought I would incorporate some of my dangles on one. 


 
#40 Off Prompt
Another drawing of a creature. 

Well that is my fun for this week. The challenge is finished now and I have just one left to do. 

Posting this up a bit late for Paint Party Friday.. 

Have a great day 
Vicki-Ann :)

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Recycled art...

I thought I would post what I did the last few days. I had this huge piece of card that was going into the recycle bin and thought I would have some fun with collage and painting on it. I am not sure what it is going to turn into yet but I sure had fun adding all the circles, arrows and dashes.

First I covered the whole thing with collage with my Helmar Decoupage glue, then let it dry overnight. Today I just grabbed some of my favourite coloured DecoArt paints and filled it all in with random lines and circles. Lots of doodling and dots with pens. Had to finish off and add some splatters at the end.


So just a quick post adding a bit of colour to your day.

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Monday, August 1, 2016

Index Card A Day 21 to 30.

I have been doing the Daisy Yellow Index card challenge. This is my third year and I really enjoy the challenge of doing a small index card art every day for the months of June and July. I am up to day 57 but here are number 21 to 30 of my Index cards to show on my blog. If you would like to follow me on Instagram at @sandybeachart I have been putting them up on there daily. 

#21 Invent a prompt 
The prompt I invented was "free choice' so make whatever you like. 

#22 Neon
Neon paints. 


#23 Winter
Cute Kawaii characters all dressed for Winter.

#24 Magenta
Watercolour fun added some sparkles to the butterfly. 

#25 Song. I chose happy by Pharrell Williams. I did this with my Grumbacher watercolours.

#26 Space Invader. 
I am in the Artstronauts club and Tracy Moore draws all these great characters. I just love drawing them now adding all the little circles and shapes to make them come to life. 


#27 Off Prompt. 
Collage and doodling. Dylusion stencil for the leaves with my Decoart Paints. 

#28 Cats or Dogs
DecoArt paints and stencils. 

#29 Aqua or Pool.
I had fun with this one. 

#30 Off Prompt
Always love drawing dangle lines and adding the sparkle colours with Gelly roll pens.

Well I am just playing catch up now with my Index cards as it is August 1st and ICAD is over for another year. The group is still open for a few more weeks as there is a few of us that have not finished. I am 3 days behind so not too bad. Will post the next 10 that I did on Friday so see you then. 

Have a great day 
Vicki- Ann :) 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Day 10 to 20 of the ICAD challenge.

I have been doing the Daisy Yellow Index card challenge. This is my third year and I really enjoy the challenge of doing a small index card art every day for the months of June and July. I am up to day 39 but here are number 10 to 20 of my Index cards to show on my blog. If you would like to follow me on Instagram at @sandybeachart I have been putting them up on there daily.  

#11 Baseball 
I drew a baseball and bats and then decided to make it a man. So I dug through some collage to find black and white images. I smeared 2 different shades of blue for the background with a baby wipe.  

#12 Television

#13 Off prompt 
Sometimes I just like to draw and over the next week I did that a lot. 

#14 off prompt
#15 Bouquet 
Painted with my DecoArt acrylic paints.


#16 Off prompt

#17 Landscape
I gave him a moon landscape. 

#18 Orange
Collage and DecoArt paints. Flowers and spots. 

#19 Snowflake 
Thought I would do a tangled snowflake.

#20 Off prompt
Doodles and collage. 

So there you go 20 days covered on here so far and I have loved doing it. Only 23 days to go for me so will link up the next 10 by next week.

Linking this up with Paint Party Friday. Hi everyone will be popping around to see what you have all been up to.. 

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)

Friday, July 8, 2016

A Girl and her Cat...

Today for the Helmar Creative Team and I go into more details over there.  I re-created an art journal page that I had recently done and I really liked the colour and design of and thought it would be nice to have it on my wall in my art room.












I have not changed this much, but I did not just want to have a copy from my printer on my wall. I liked the way the girl looked with her dress. I had no problem with painting the cat or the flowers again as I have been doing those a lot. I just liked the shape of the girl and the way the dress looked. So thought I would copy her on my printer from my art journal and pop her on the painted background. So I painted the whole background of the spread again on a canvas with the cat. I just used the same DecoArt paints and blended the colours the same way.

I made a copy of my art journal page and with the Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste I spread it on the back of the fussy cut girl and on the painted canvas.


 Using the paint and glue spreader I smoothed out all the bubbles.


I am happy that I can now hang this on my wall and see it and it's not only in my art journal. Now I am looking at what else I have in my art journals that I might like to copy and pop on my wall.

Linking this up with Paint Party Friday and off to see what you have all been up to this week.

Have a great day
Vicki-Ann :)