Leonie set a hard theme this week for her Fab Friday Artist Trading Card challenge. She wanted us to use the small work of art to send a big message.
Mine is inspired by my daily gratitude journal, which in turn was inspired by an article on Lisa Bearnson’s blog.
I began my Reasons to be Cheerful journal on December 1st, recording each day five things that I am grateful for or moments that made me smile & laugh.
It has been, & continues to be, an amazing experience. It has changed my approach to each day, looking for the good moments & positive aspects of each day.
As part of this, I also began to take a daily photograph as a visual reminder of the day. I love my photography & love the feeling when I look back at each daily entry. It shows me that if you look hard & closely enough, you can find the good, cheerful & wonderful moments in each & every day – moments to be grateful for.
My thanks go to Lisa for this life changing inspiration.
Now for the crafting facts. The mountboard base was covered using elements from the Shabby Princess Express Yourself range. The larger flowers were decoupaged & highlighted with gold Stickles. The whole ATC was edged with a Krylon 18ct gold leafing pen.