Today's Lesson From The Craft Room: It's Nice To Know You Can Steer In The Midst Of Overwhelm :)
I was contemplated the word "overwhelm" today. Okay, I was doing more than contemplating it...I was feeling it! As the year begins to wind down, I look around and still see my piles and stacks and unfinished projects...and projects yet to be started. And well, yes, I can easily feel overwhelmed. But as I contemplated the word, I realized that it contains hope! After all, the word "overwhelm" ends with the word "helm!" As a noun, helm means the equipment for steering a boat. As a verb it means "to steer." I can helm my life!!!! I am at the helm no matter what is staring at me or coming at me! It is up to me to steer in the direction I want to head. In the midst of feeling overwhelmed I can choose where I want my life to head - in which direction I choose to steer. I'm heading toward more peaceful waters :)
Today's card was an exploration with Watercolor Wonder crayons :) I stamped the image from Bordering on Romance using Staz-On on Whisper White card stock. I then colored with the Brights collection of Watercolor Wonders crayons and blended using my blender pen. I would allow one layer of color to dry before adding more. Once the whole piece was dry, I added a dash of dazzling diamonds glitter with a 2-way glue pen. The sentiment is from Apothecary Art - stamped in Old Olive and then punched out with the large oval punch. I then layered it onto the modern label punch piece and a decorative label punched piece. The Old Olive background was put through the Big Shot with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder and then all the pieces were adhered to a Rich Razzleberry card base. I hope you like it and I hope you have a peaceful and creative weekend!!!!! Remember, you are at the helm!!!!!