How do you relax?

What do you find relaxing?

There are many crafts or activities we do to relax. For some of us its working in the gardening, or doing some embroidery, or even reading a book on the beach.

One article I have read says ….

 We don’t just relax because it’s fun; there is actually a really strong connection between relaxation and both our mental and physical health. … Check out some of the potential causes of stress and why relaxation is important in managing them. http://au.reachout.com/why-is-it-important-to-relax

There are many people that find colouring in relaxing, spending a few hours getting away from our everyday lives to go into our own world of colour.

The Huffington Post says….

“Coloring is an activity that we tend to associate with children. As we grow older, we put aside our crayons and colored pencils in favor of more respectable writing utensils like pens and highlighters. However, it turns out coloring can be beneficial for adults — namely for its de-stressing power.The practice generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity.”

So where am I heading with all of this…

Well this week has been a little bit stressful for me, with having an extra person in the house and trying to keep up with all the other activities I do. So today when I got home from Bible Study today ,the house was very quite. As my son had already left to return to Canberra.

So I decided to pull out the “In Side the Lines Designer Series Paper” from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and the Watercolour Pencils from the Occasions Catalogue.

IMAG2307a This is the pattern Paper I decided to use..I hadn’t had a chance to use it as yet. There are 4 designs to choose from and this is just a quarter of a sheet.

So I spent a quite afternoon relaxing and colouring in…..its amazing how good you feel afterwards.

So then I made it into a card using sentiments from Flourishing Phases and Sealed with Love stamp sets.

I kept with the bright colour theme by using Basic Black (great for making colours “POP”. Mellon Mambo and Bermuda Bay. On the inside adding a small strip of the coloured paper to a Whisper White insert.

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Did you know that if you spend $90 then you could also get the wonderful Designer Series Paper “FREE” and start distressing!

To find out how contact me NOW!

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