for this one i painted, papered, stamped then found these gloriously glittered flowers to adhere to the card. of course, daisies are my favorite flower so it was perfect for the swap. i loved the quote and all the layers this little card provided. i hope the recipient is inspired to be creative and do art, after all, that is the intention of the deck.
i participated in my first inspiration deck swap and had a great time creating these little bits of aspirations. using a regular card deck, gesso one side then proceed to adorn it with any element you find around your studio. i looked to the internet for inspirational quotes, sized them and printed them out. glue one onto each card, decorate some more and voila, you are finished. i put my name/blog/web address on the back and sent them off to be swapped. i can't wait to receive my little deck of inspiration. it will be wonderful getting a new piece of art to look at every day for 52 days. don't you wish you would have played too?
although i didn't get the opportunity to be part of the graphic 45 design team, i sure had a lot of fun playing with their papers. i love to be inspired and well, their papers are all different enough that they give me a great reason to play in the studio. there is always next year, right? don't let yourself walk away from a challenge just because you don't think you are good enough. try and learn and then try again. i look at every opportunity as a chance to put myself and my art out there, don't you. i hope you find something that inspires you and you give it a try, today. isn't that what art is all about - creativity and inspiration all in one!