Have you ever had that moment where you just HAD to create something? No matter what it was, a layout, altering a frame, finishing up a dormant project - the important thing was to get busy and to get something done quick!
Well I recently had one of those episodes and what fun it was to use up all that energy into something tangible in a matter of minutes! I had this blank journal from Paperchase that I intended to alter but being me, I was waiting for the right moment to strike. And boy was I lucky because on that day, my new Tim Holtz stamps just arrived!
I set out to use my TH stamp collection since let's face it (or it might just be me), I collect but hardly use his stamps since oh maybe they were too precious to get dirty (although Tim would probably debate this! LOL). So I thought to myself what the heck - out came the stamps, the inks, the creative explosion so to speak in the form of stamping and placing randomly here and there.
Here's the result
I'm sorry about the yellowish tinge to the image, it's probably due to bad lighting since days have been kind of gloomy here so natural light was scarce. Anyway I was extremely happy with the outcome! For the final touch I added 2011 chipboard number pieces from Maya Road in front. I've even gone and did some journalling already so that's a plus for me.
The journal is meant to record this year's monthly events since we won't be heading back home till next year. All the entries are in point form so I won't be pressured to write paragraph after paragraph because that might turn me off from writing in it regularly. I've also decided to add a photo or two but not more than four at the end of each month's entry so there would be some pictorial memories too.
So far so good so I'm hoping this will last! How about you? Do you keep a journal too?
Right, I'm off then. Till next time, happy Monday to everyone and may the week be pleasant for all of us!
P/s - I'm in the midst of finishing up another altering project so I hope to share that with you soon!