Today I’m paying tribute to my 2021 yoga journey with a card using products from Penny Black!
But first, a little background story. About a year ago, a post popped up on my instagram feed about Adriene’s 30 day yoga programme. I was intrigued… I had tried yoga before but it hadn’t stuck – I had always become bored and demotivated and stopped… but something about this programme made me want to try it. So I did…. and somewhere along the way something just clicked. By Day 20, I had started to feel disappointed that the programme was coming to an end…. And then I discovered that each month the Yoga with Adriene team issues a new calendar of mostly older sessions – I was delighted – I knew that I needed the variety that a curated calendar would provide.
I started last January with zero expectations. Certainly no intention to practice daily beyond January! Yet that is exactly what has happened! Today, I completed my 361st consecutive day of practice (1 January was an intro session)! And I feel so much better for it! Some days I have practiced for an hour. Other days, 10-15 minutes…. But I have got on that mat every single day! I still have a long way to go – I know that the impact of decades of my western lifestyle can’t be erased over a year or two or three. But that’s ok. I love my daily sessions and I know have made progress this year. I’m in it for the long haul.
So onto the card! To start with, I created an ink-blended background section using distress inks and then stamped, coloured and fussy cut the main image from the Breathe mini set (30-473). Next, I cut some flourishes and butterflies from vellum using dies from the Flourish and Butterflies die set, 51-198) and adhered everything to my card base. Finally I stamped the sentiment from the Breathe set.
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