|Sample of Butterfly's that will be used on Inspiration Cards|
Before I get to the main subject of this blog, I just need a moment....WOOHOO 21 days of posting. Wow, major accomplishment!!!! Ok, I am better now.
The pictures above represent a project I am working on that needs to be finished by the end of the month. I am well on my way to making that goal. Inspiration cards are a lot of fun to make and very soothing for me. This is my second time participating in the Inspiration Card Swap. The premise is that you take a deck of cards and decorate them. Include and inspirational quote, send your completed deck to the curator who divides them among the participants and mails you a completed deck.
The first deck I completed was completely collaged with painted deli paper. This time I decided to paint the cards. So after coating each card in the deck with gesso, I chose 4 main color palettes for painting. I allowed 1 hour for the acrylic paint to dry and then painted the edge with archival ink from ink pads using sponges. The top butterfly's are from a stash of stickers I had, but since I am on a use what you have journey, the second picture reflects butterflies that I die cut using my big shot die cutting machine. I cannot tell you how much fun I am having making these cards. The theme is song lyrics and my lyrics related to Butterflies are from Mariah Carey and -Jamiroqual.
I forgot to use this one so I am going to print it here.
The above lyrics are from the opening song from one of my favorite movies "Something's Gotta Give."
Creative fun takes many forms, paintings, art journaling, designing and creating greetings cards or participating in a card swap. Your mind races, your hands fly and you embrace the finished project.
When the project has been completed and mailed, I will post a picture of the cards.
As you work on your assignments today, whether it is clean the house, wash dishes or make an exquisite piece of art, remember to have creative fun.