Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Rolodex Cards

I have been working on my Rolodex Cards everyday and sharing them on You Tube.
Here are the ones I may have missed sharing.






 RCAD 50








Every card has some meaning or a story. They are my daily art exercise and my kind of journal. To learn more about my cards you can watch the videos on my YT channel "Linda Lapotka."  All the videos are under 10 minutes. I try to keep them short.

Thanks for stopping!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Raisin Boat Blog Challenge #20

Hi Everyone, It is time for Challenge #20 over that the Raisin Boat Blog
One of the followers suggested that they post all the challenge so that you could get the perfect sets in your "pick list."  Rain Boat listened and here is the list  
Raisin Boat Challenge List for 2014
February: It's A Girl Thing
March: It's a Guy Thing
April: Moms and Dads
May: Graduation 
June: The USA
July: Summer time
August: Birthday
September: Halloween
October: Thankful
November: Christmas
Remember challenges start on the 15th of each month and close on the 12th of the following month.

You can see the challenge this month is "It's a Girl Thing." Raisin Boat has many wonderful sets to help you with this challenge. Create something "girly." This could be a card, a tag, invitation, scrapbook page, or an art journal page.  Use any set you have (you don't have to limit your entry to Raisin Boat stamps), but if you use a Raisin Boat stamp set, it will count as two entries. That gives you twice the chance to win a FREE stamp set of your choice! You can enter as often as you like.

Remember, you can either buy OR rent Raisin Boat sets -- no guilt in using a set for just one project, such as a challenge.  We look forward to seeing your "Valentine" creativity!

Here is my "girly" creations to get you started:

I used Raisin Boat sets Polka DotsGals on Masterpiece Place, Alpha Bold and Girls Rock. Copic markers BG53, YG23, RV63, BG05, Memento ink Bahama Blue and Tuxedo Black. BoatHouse Cardstock; Think Pink, Summer Lime, Pool Party, Sky View

Here is my video.

Now make something girly and link it up over at the Raisin Boat Challenge. I can't wait to see your creations.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

RCAD 42, 43, 44

Three more Rolodex Cards A Day for you.
This was inspired by the song from It's a Wonderful Life.
By the light of the silvery moon.
The video

RCAD 43 
This was inspired by a reflection on my Mother and a daughter I lost in my 8th month of pregnancy 34 years ago.
The video

This card was inspired by the Olympics and another snowy day here in WI.
The Video

Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate your support

Monday, February 10, 2014

RCAD 40 and 41

Hello There,
I have two more Rolodex Cards a day to share with your.
RCAD #40 

Here is the video.

RCAD #41

Here is the video for RCAD #41

If you have any questions please ask. I am having so much fun with these little art cards. I hope you are enjoying them too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

RCAD 35, 36, 37, 38, 39

I am a bad blogger. I am much better at making the RCAD videos.
Well I am here to catch you up on what I have been doing on my Rolodex Card A Day.






I have been working in a pen pal art journal. It is a wonderful swap at Your Paper Pantry.  I was playing with image transfers.

Here is the way the image looked in the journal after the transfer.

Here is the image after I played with it.
Oh first the quote. It says.

"If you hear a voice with in you say, 'you cannot paint,'
 then by all means paint, and the voice will be silenced."
 Vincent Van Gouh

So I did!

She doesn't look anything like the picture but I love the way she turned out.  Image transfer is so much fun. I feel like It will help me understand drawing.

Here is a video or RCAD39 and this art journal page. 

The video for RCAD 35, 36, 37, 38 can be found on my You Tube channel.

Happy Sunday!


Monday, February 3, 2014

RCAD 33 and 34 My Foot

Well I don't know who did it but someone added a step to the bottom of my basement stairs, and they didn't tell me, because I missed that one and fractured a bone in my foot. OUCH! You can add a few extra words if you would like, I did.
The Dr told me to rest my foot for two weeks. Two Weeks is he kidding? I can't sit still for 5 min. Oh well I always do what I am told, well most of the time.

Anyway I can still do my Rolodex Cards each day.
Here is card 33
The quote is by Horace Mann 
Habit is a cable; We weave a thread of it
each day and at last we can not break.
I am hoping my little art cards become a habit I can not break.

Here is RCAD 34
I drew this little girl from something I saw. I colored her during the Super Bowl.  The quote I saw at the Dr. office today. It says…
The time to be happy is now
The place to be happy is here
The way to be happy is to make others so!

I hope my little art cards make you happy I know they make me happy. 
Here are the videos 


Thanks for stopping.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

RCAD 30, 31 and 32

Hello There,
I have 3 more Rolodex Cards a Day to share with you.



Here is the video for RCAD 32

So today I was going down to my craft room and missed the last step and fell. Now I have ice on my foot and am on the couch. Making me sit still is not a good thing. I hope I will be a back tomorrow with  RCAD 33.

Thanks for stopping!