As we meander a Path of Positivity, we are challenging you to enjoy some Quiet Time and share with us how you do that.
I don't do well with Quiet Time/Meditation in a traditional sort of sense since I like to be busy. I tried meditating once and I fell asleep! Hmm....
I find my "down time" is better spent working in the barn, enjoying the outdoors, or designing in the craft room. For this post, I'll elaborate on the craft room.
I seem to really "get in the zone" creating/playing in art journals with different mediums, designing scrapbook pages, making cards, coloring, etc. I can lose all track of time and space in here! ;) I especially find myself relaxing when I'm creating in my journal.
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Art Journaling is relaxing for me since it's a lot of "working outside the box" for me! I enjoy trying new techniques and experimenting in my journals. This journal is one I made myself and included many different paper types. I chose the back of a page I had done before and some of the blue ink had come through the ledger paper. That was ok with me; gave me a head start!
I did brush clear gesso on this page to keep the new ink from going through to the page I had already done. Once dry, I added some Pearl White Blick paint in the center; it has a sort of shine to it. On top of the gesso, the paint had a fun texture, also! Added bonus to using the gesso!
I then stamped all the background, edges, and file card. I glued in the file card to make a pocket and put my focal image on top of that. I slid in a little note card. All that was left was adding sequins, the keyring with jingle bell, and ribbon.
This delightful guy, Doodle Jingle Elf, is from Tindaloo. We are excited to share art from this new sponsor! Be sure to check out her Etsy Store for some relaxing coloring! She has frames, Christmas, flowers, etc all in a fun doodling style!
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Remember, you may share any sort of artistic medium over at PoP: writing, cards, journals, scrapbooking, painting, sewing, baking, needle crafts, etc as long as it is positive! The theme is always optional.
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Pearl White Blick Paint
Retired CTMH stamps
Keyring from stash
Bit of Ribbon
Notecard behind file card is from Polkadoodles
File card from Polkadoodles
Cricut: Cut File Card, Note Card, and Elf
Cricut Standard Mat
Homemade Journal Book Page is ledger paper
Sharing with these challenges:
Krafty Chicks: Stamp Act (Use a stamp/digi)
Christmas Crafts All Year 'Round: Q and/or R (R for ribbon, retired stamps, red copic markers and jingle bell)
Sweet Stampers: Dies and/or Punches (must include a stamp or digi)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas: AG Christmas w/opt theme ~ Letter S (Stars, stamps, sequins)
The Fairy and The Unicorn: AG Fantasy
Winter Wonderland: Anything but a Card (Journal Page)
Sweet Stampin': Include stamping and Lots of Layers (Several layers of stamping/paint/ink!)
We Love 2 Create: AG Mixed Media
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