Another concept hit the scrappy/crafty world.. "ME" kits and Me albums.... monthly pages about yourself. Yeah, I never jumped on that.. I don't get in front of the camera much to start with. And I use to think, "Wow, you must really be stuck on yourself!" to do these... UNTIL I stumbled across a blog titled...
Scrapbooking From the Inside Out It's a blog, it's a monthly kit... it's a cool concept. Emotional Scrapbooking. They say keeping a journal is therapeutic, scraping can be too. I really like this concept they present, but I'm too cheap to buy the kits. (But a friend DOES and they ARE fabulous.)
I do own LOTS of journals. I'm addicted to them like scrapbooking, stamping, photography, books and pens... I even have a cool METAL journal (the cover is metal) and had once attempted a circle album with some friends. (oops that BOMBED) so I have this journal... jump forward now.
I recently learned of another fabulous blog... How Much is Too Much It encourages your creativity and encourages you to use your STASH. I have to online friends who participate regularly and are even DT members (you guys ROCK). I had to start following. Then I did my first challenge.. and now taking my cues from this weeks challenge #174... I've done something I think is COOL. I took this weeks challenge, combined it with SFTIO's monthly inspiration "Optimism" and created an art journal page!!! Cool huh?? I figured I can journal in between challenges, giving me almost an entire month to ponder Optimism and two weeks to work on the stuff challenge! So here's the scoop, what I used and etc. I'm sorry this IS a long post but I'm jazzed on this!!
- Using mainly light colours, and it must include at least a bit of yellow (for the summer solstice)
- 1 circle (for the sun)
- 7 different types of flowers (if you want to, try making one or more handmade flowers)
- 7 rub-ons or stamped images
- 24 other items
My light colored papers were scraps of Basic Grey. One was my base and the second I tore, inked the edges w/ TA Mists and STITCHED to the base.
My circle was a doily, but I accidentally covered it entirely.. so one of my rub-on's play double duty, being a circle too.
The 7 flowers were one left over creation from a previous challenge, one ancient Prima, one chipboard element, one tiny sticker, one STAMPED image on muslin colored w/ watercolors, one green MM floral brad, and one Heidi Grace sticker.
My 7 rub-on/stamps were a huge black rub-on placed on the base paper, one corner border on my inked stitched paper (but again covered up), one numerical rub-on placed on the muslin tag, one STAMPED image of the flower, one partial quote (Memory is a way...), two CIRCLE rub-on's and one more corner rub-on the corner of the stitched paper & photo. Oh almost forgot, one "stitched" rub-on.
My 24 items are a combination of 11 green epoxy Pebbles, two brads, one hat pin, one muslin tag, one rhinestone embellishment, one floral tab, 6 staples, one "schmear" of gesso, three pink "Dew Drops", one scrap of paper w/ Optimism printed on it.. totaling technically 28 items... WHEW!!
ALL of this crammed onto my journal page measuring 8 3/4 tall x 5 1/2 w..... So I'm ready for the next challenge!!! LOL