Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Shopping our Stash #211 - Don't get Stressed, get De-Stressed!


Breathe in, breathe out. Repeat as necessary. This week at Shopping our Stash we want to see what relaxes you. For me, that is definitely art. I can manage to put the world aside and create something beautiful, and that brings me a sense of calm nothing else does. 


Supplies: PTI paintbrushes; Paper Smooches sentiment; Distress inks for watercolouring; Palette Noir ink; Lil Inkers stitched rectangle die

Something else I like to do when I'm particularly stressed out? Make a card for myself, kinda. 


Supplies: Dusty Concord distress ink; Versmark & clear EP; Lil Inkers stitched rectangle; flotsam & jetsam for embellishing; Distress inks for watercolouring


Even if card-making or papercrafting is your de-stresser, make sure you use something that shows that (you know there's lots of adorable stamping sets out there!)

So what helps the SOS crew de-stress? 

xoxo,
Jessi

12 comments:

Leslie Hanna said...

Love the paint brushes!!! Great way to show art-ing as an activity!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Gorgeous cards, Jessi! I love the watercolor style! And I love the sentiment on the 2nd card ... have a nice day! Uli

lostinpaper said...

Wonderful watercolouring Jessi, I still try and control the colour too much, bit difficult for the control freak in me lol.

lauren bergold said...

i debated a LONNNNNNNG time betw art supplies and aloha, MOSTLY... b/c of this awesome card missus!!! <3

Donna said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh these cards are awesome lady!!
I love the sentiment on the card you **kinda** made for yourself.

fairyrocks said...

OHHH water color, You are branching out. Lovely sentiment, and so true. Keep smiling and creating

*Vicki* said...

This is so so awesome! I love your watercolor and cool image to go with it!! :)

Chris D. said...

Yep, ART-ing is very therapeutic and love that you captured that with art supply stamps! Love the water coloring/splotches and that 'kinda' card for yourself!

Chana said...

I just love this card! The softness of the water colors and that sentiment so speaks to my life right now! Thanks, Jessi, your project gave me just the lift I needed today!
Hugz,
Chana

Barbara Godden said...

The sentiment just says it all. Fab. card. While knitting de-stresses me Colouring is my meditation.

Lindsey said...

These are both excellent! Perfect for this challenge. And I think I know what I want to do for it! All I have to do is actually get it made. Ooh, the stress. :P

Greta said...

Lovely artistic cards, Jessi!