Tuesday, 27 April 2010

TUESDAY TAGGERS - Memories.

Everyone who knows me, knows how poor my memory is, and when it was my turn to choose the theme for Tuesday Taggers, I couldn't remember any of the ideas I'd had for challenges so this was all I was left with ....Memories.....or the lack of them in my case. I have very few childhood memories and the lack of memory is a coping mechanism which just cannot be selective so my smashin' friends give me a nudge when I need to be doing something and I have my electronic brain (iphone with diary, to do list and contacts apps) with me wherever I go.

My poor memory has really been upsetting me lately cos I've been forgetting to do the good stuff, so I thought I'd journal about it.



Here's the page ready for the journaling.  The background is brushed with TH inks then stamped with a crackle stamp then the images were stamped onto paper, coloured with TH again, scrunched up and stuck down.  I produced the text on the computer and with some mini alpha stamps I have messed that up, stuck it down then stamped the sketchy flourishes stamp around the edge. Now all I have to do is remember what I want to say on the page.

As always the Tuesday Taggers DT have produced some wonderful work so do pop over there and have a look. The Craft Barn are sponsoring a £15 voucher for the winner too, so you gotta remember to join in this weeks challenge!!

See Ya
x Michelle

14 comments:

PatR said...

Fabulous Michelle, love the colours and the techniques.
Pat xx

Heavens2Betsy said...

Wonderful pages you've created! Love your design - the elements and colours all work so beautifully together.

georgina said...

don't fret!!! you are not alone and you remember the most important things Michelle, and how to produce wonderful art is one of them, luv georginaxx

Sandra Hall said...

Michelle your pages are fantastic - lovely rich colours and that saying is so true! It can be perturbing to be forgetful can't it? but as Georgina said, you are not alone... there are many of us out here! x x

Clarky J said...

Memory you may not have but a heart of gold and talent immeasurable you do have my friend x

Teri said...

Gorgeous work as always hun. Truly inspirational.
Hugs,
Teri x

Cath Wilson said...

This is absolutely wonderful - stunning! Looks just like the Altered Books I used to do and I miss that but don't have the space. Love the ideas, the design, the colours, the images - everything about it :) If it makes you feel any better, I no longer have a memory, either, lol.

Virginia said...

Oh Michelle your pages are gorgeous I love it, being forgetful is quite distressing I find I'm much worse when I've got too much on it's as though my brain puts down everything it thinks is irrelevant - not always helpful but true. HOpe you are having a great day

Hugs

Virginia

SP said...

Love this, really funky, warm, inviting, thought provoking - hope it does the trick for you and helps your memory improve, hugs x

Sally H said...

This is stunning! I love the colours and all the stamping. Gorgeous!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous figure where your memory should be the space has been filled with creations of beauty. Thank you for the beautiful card and wall hanging the best presents are those sent just because. XOX

Sandra said...

Great pages Michelle. I say your mini book on the CB site and left a comment there for you... gorgeous!
Hugs
Sandra x

Debs said...

Really like your project. Thanks for challenge enjoyed doing it, I think the words on my project might appeal to you. I have tried to look at your album on CB but it one of those sites that does not load well, but am sure it will be wonderful. Bee xxx

craftimamma said...

Here's another one with no memory Michelle, long or short term! If I don't write it down as I think of it, poof, it's gone!

On the other hand your gorgeous page will never be gone. It's absolutely stunning and I love the phrase.

Lesley Xx