ICAD 2015 Challenge – join me!

I recently found out about an awesome art challenge that I plan on participating in this summer. “Index Card A Day” (ICAD) is a 61 day challenge that gets you to exercise your creative muscles each day during the months of June & July! Just a note – this is NOT my brain child (I wish!) it’s all part of the Daisy Yellow blog and it’s creator. You’ll find details, inspiration and prompts for creativity on that site. They’re also on Instagram and have a Facebook page for this challenge if you want to follow along there.

What I’d like to do is encourage you to play along and will help get you ready for this challenge by providing a set of index cards and some fun marking tools. I’ll include blank index cards for you to do your own thing plus some that have gelli printed backgrounds on them to get you started when you need some inspiration. Here are some of the cards I printed in the studio yesterday:

gelli printed index cards
gelli printed index cards

Along with sending you the cards I plan on adding in a dual-tip black Sharpie (how could I not?), a mechanical pencil and my favorite gel pen – a black “glaze” by Sakura, as well as a clear glaze pen so you can add some shiny “pops” of highlight to your creations.

ICAD starter kits
ICAD starter kits

As you can see, I’ve got two sets to give away – one set to someone who leaves a comment on this blog post and one set for a commenter on my Facebook page. No strings attached! And, yes, you can comment both places to double your chances! Of course I’ve got a couple “strings attached” ways for extra entries too. 🙂 If you’ve not subscribed to this blog yet, that can earn you two additional entries (click on the “sign me up” button at the top/right of this page) and if you’ve not signed up for my newsletter that will get you another two entries.

SO? Wanna play? I hope so! I’ll be selecting the random winners on Tuesday morning, May 19th so I’ll have time to get the packages shipped to you before the challenge begins (yes, it’s even free shipping!). Good luck!


For more info about this challenge click this image to visit the FAQ page at Daisy Yellow:


19 thoughts on “ICAD 2015 Challenge – join me!

  1. Well this is very nice of you & it all looks great (wonderful backgrounds) I would love to win!

  2. What gorgeous cards. Would like to join in and be entered in give away. Very generous of you. Index cards are workable to get in creativity in everyday.

  3. Wow that is so sweet of you. I would love to do this challenge with you but I don´t have any index card´s and where I live they are hugely expensive 😦 (Iceland) but maybe I can just make some card´s the same size as index card´s and use them. What do you think?
    I´m in Draw Your Words with Daisy Yellow and am liking that a lot.
    Hugs to you and wow I hope I´ll win one off your giveaway they are so awesome.

    Ps just signed up to follow your blog 🙂

    1. That would be perfect if you won! But yes, I think it’s just the small size and the fact it’s not a “high end” art surface that made them be chosen in the first place so, yes, cut your own if you need to. Good luck!

  4. I am so excited! I have set a goal for myself to make art every day. This challenge is a perfect way to get me started. thank you!!

  5. Hi Lynne with and “e”. That is my middle name also spelled “the right way!” I signed up for your newsletter and am also following your blog. I love the ICAD challenge. I did it last summer and had a blast. So, I’m “in” again this year. I mentioned on your FB page that I took my ICADs into school last week and shared them with the first and second grade classes that I work in and the kids were fascinated by the ways I used “found” materials to create some of them. A favorite of theirs was the collage I created from dried tea bag paper. I also used the stained string from the bag. I wanted to show them that they can use things they wouldn’t ordinarily think of using to create art with. Thanks for a chance to win one of your starter kits. It’s very generous of you to offer them. I am at bkisrael@gmail.com should I be one of the lucky winners!

    1. Exactly…those non “e” ladies just don’t know what’s up! 😉 Thanks for the follow and subscribe and good luck to you!

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