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Just Breathe

From time to time, each one of us needs a reminder to slow down, breathe, take it easy...
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 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!


  1. Totally blown away, these are so gorgeous I might need to make my own!!

  2. Absolutely wonderfull. Love the colours and texture !!!

  3. Stunning tags!! beautiful texture and colors

  4. Your tags are just stunning. So many layers of rich color. Just beautiful!

  5. These are all SO beautiful Gayle!!

  6. Fabolous cards and great reminder. I'm just in love with your color choices. And your way to add layers and texture.... Wow ... You are so creative.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Hugs from SPAIN

  7. These are so gorgeous! The middle one with the bird and the golden sunshine colours is my favourite!
    Alison x

  8. These rock! Like your ideas. I would love to see you create. I am always blown away by your art!:)

  9. I'm on my knees again... I love it!!!!!!


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