"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Saturday, January 3, 2015

December Rolodex Card-a-Day - last month!

2014 is over and so is my Rolodex Card-a-Day Art Journaling project! I had a great time doing this and it really stretched me doing art every day (or almost every day).  

After a few months, I totally outgrew the original rolodex and I have now transferred the years' worth of cards into an old ribbon storage box that I was about to throw out. It is just the right width for the cards and 15" long!

This was the rolodex in early May - getting full!

Completed year - still need to decorate the box

Here are the December cards. You can see they are heavily influenced by the holidays!

Cupcake liner scallops, Inktense pencil background, magazine
words and Stickles

Cut down a postcard RAK from a friend

Words cut from catalog, poinsettia punch

Scrapbook paper, Santa napkin, stamps

Paper scraps, alpha stamps, die cut "merry"

Napkin background, tulle, stamp and brads

Dylusions spray ink, white Distress Stain Spray, snowman die cut,
embossed stamp

Quote printed from Donna Downey's site, spray ink scraps,
alpha stamps, thin washi tape border

Background cut from chevron shopping bag, multiple tree die cuts,
punched circles from polka dot glitter paper

Stamped snowflakes heat embossed, Distress inks and paint
splatters, metal tape

Napkin background, gold pen, Stickles, old sticker and

Free image from Red Lead, dry brushed red pain, ornament
cut from Christmas card, star washi tape

Cupcake liner tree, Christmas patterned paper, letter stickers

Distress ink background on WC paper, words cut from
new Dylusions journal wrapper

Gelli printed deli paper background, images and words from
brochure - to commemorate our Christmas Eve at Taos Pueblo

Christmas Day - decoupaged napkin background, Christmas
card Santa, embossed stamp, gold braid and sequins

Paper and packaging from Nancy's 12 Days of
Christmas Gift Swap
Spray ink background, handmade paper torn and covered
w/ Distress Glitter, stamped words and snowman

Portion of Christmas card from Mom, background is piece
of shopping bag, Stickles

Postcard from Roben-Marie Smith included in my order, words
from fitness center ad

Happy New Year! Image from 1920's, metal-covered clock die cut
So there you have a years' worth of almost-daily art journaling! I used up lots of scraps, tried new techniques and stretched my creative muscles to come up with different ideas and layouts. I am not going to continue this in 2015. Even though I thoroughly enjoyed it, it's time for something new. I will be doing a few other yearly challenges, so stay tuned for what those projects might be!

Happy New Year! What creative endeavors do you want to pursue in 2015?
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