Gayle had this amazing idea to create such reminders for herself - meaningful and so beautifully made... See for yourselves!
Hello! I don't know about you but the start of this year seems to be super busy and I've been feeling a little "frazzled". The problem is we're often too busy, self-absorbed and distracted to notice what is going on right in front of us.
I read a sign somewhere with an arrow pointing to a persons brain that read " Caution. Internal traffic." Sometimes we have to make a conscious effort to take some time out and just "be".
I've made some tags to remind me of this....to slow down and breathe.
I've also made an envelope to keep them in and will place it somewhere so that each day I will have a reminder to "slow down".
The techniques are pretty simple...
Take a manilla tag and cover it with patterned paper.
I've used Domestic Goddess 'Spice and Sugar' and Nature Walk 'Winged Vines'.
I've also used some Prima 'Paintables', printed images on watercolor paper, that I've painted with a combination of Silks, Ecoline watercolors and Distress Stains.
Over the top of these I added some tissue images, some embossed stamping and some texture paste through stencils.
I finished off with some distress ink around the edges and some metal embellishments. Then using either stamps or stick on letters, I've added my "take it easy" messages.
Materials from Mixed Media Place:
p.s. Have you seen the new photo challenge we announced yesterday? We can't wait to see the creative ideas you'll come up with!