Ace of Spades

This was the first ace I did for the project and set the template for the others. The foliage at the top picks up from the traditional RWS card—olive and palm. I struggled a little with the element (air) on this one. To me it makes sense for spades/swords to be fire since swords are forged in fire - and why would you use a sword on air? Whiff. But in the end I bowed to tradition, air it is as symbolized by the clouds.