For my ICAD today I took a leap (for me) and did everything myself; no depending on another artist's rendition via red rubber or digital media. I took one of the index cards which had previously met my gelli plate and drew some flowers. Next came some (quite a bit, actually) acrylic paint. I love acrylics - so forgiving and malleable. A smidge more pen work (Signo uniball roller - my 'go to' white pen) finished it off.
I'm really happy with the way this turned out. Have I turned a corner in my artistic endeavors? I don't know, but it's a great start!