Saturday, August 28, 2010

TIME

I once heard a story about a King who asked his wise men to think and come up with a message he could engrave in his ring and he could refer to any time. The wise men discussed for a while until one day they brought the news that they've got it. They claimed they have agreed on a simple message that no matter what was going on, the phrase will serve well as inspiration and guidance to the King. The phrase was: This will also pass. If the King was in trouble, didn't know what to do, sad or in disgrace... he would know it was all going to pass and come to an end. But if the King was in glory, enjoying abundance, good friends and health... he would also know that it was all going to pass and come to an end.

And you know, I used a lot a different phrase, which is "Everything is temporary". When I had a friend asking advice, I would say... everything is temporary... good or bad. Be sure you will go on after a problem, but also enjoy the good moment because all is temporary.

So anyway, I made this layout about TIME. In the journaling I basically express how I feel about how cruel time can be. I feel it in my skin... I see it in my body... but at the same time, it (time) comforts me because I try to always have in mind that everything is temporary.

I took the photo one day I was in a business trip and felt kind of alone, and decided to take a picture of how I looked "alone"... how weird is that? I know... but then when I looked at the photo, the "time" thing came to my mind and I knew I was going to do a Layout about it.


I definitely wanted to use clocks in the layout and not only I made up a big clock with circles and arrows, but also found this patterned paper from Memory Stor with clocks in the design.


I also wanted to add varied embelishments to support the theme. Butterflies for me are symbols of short time. Most of them only live one day. I stamped some, cut them and put some glossy and bling bling. It's the first time I use Glossy Accents, so it was kind of messy, but I liked it. Hope you like it too.


I also added some other embelishments thinking the same. An antique frame (old symbol), a flower (short life), a little purse (vanity that don't last), leaves (season's changes), and numbers all over the place...
Finally, I tried to make the layout look overall with a nostalgic look. This is really not my favorite style but I'm happy with the result in general. What do you think?
Thanks for your TIME...
(patterned paper: Memory Stor; journaling circles: Sweet Water; brad, chipboard accents, leave stamps, metal frame: Portafolia; chipboard numbers: American Crafts; glittered chipboard: K&Co; butterfly stamp: TAC; chipboard title and arrows: Fancy Pants Designs; inks: Color Box, Staz On; pen: Sakura; Glossy Accents; paint: Making Memories; bling bling: Heiddi Swapp; adhesives: Scotch, Generations; miscellaneous: black/white cardstock, flower, circle punch, Cricut Expression machine)




11 comments:

Mary said...

¡Hola Myra, está espectacular tu LO! me encantó todo, el color, los detalles, la foto está preciosa.
Te cuento que ya está mi post nuevo, te espero amiga, que tengas un hermoso fin de semana, cariños!
http://amigasdelscrapbooking.blogspot.com/

jecg1999 said...

Me encanto...la foto bien original y propia para el motivo de la pagina.
Julia♥

MARILYN said...

Wow te quedo muy bonito!! pero a la vez me dio tristeza, nostalgia...sera la edad???lol..me gusto el reloj que hicistes con los circulos...genial!!y todo los elementos alusivos al titulo...perfectos!
Buen trabajo, amiguita!!!

JOAN said...

Bello!! Y es cierto, el tiempo pasa, pesa y pisa pero pa'lante.

Nilsa said...

que momento mas apropiado en mi vida para leer esa historia, asi que mi situacio: will also pass, sooner or later...el LO te quedo hermoso como uniste la historia, la foto y el LO
Gracias por lo que me toca..

Karin said...

bello! me encantó la frase de todo es temporero por que en realidad, eso es. Todo tiene su tiempo y este es pasajero. excelente layout y gracias por recordarme que hay q disfrutar los detalles dde la vida por que esa vida es temporera.

rorta30 said...
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rorta30 said...

Me gustó mucho el mensaje. Es verdad todo es temporero, por eso hay que disfrutar cada minuto al máximo. Tomar tiempo para disfrutar todas las cosas hermosas que nos regala la vida.

Renee Orta

JAY said...

Wow...a la verdad que tienes una facilidad para interpretar los sentimientos que es una fascinación Deberías escribir, si es que no lo haz hecho ya. Te felicito, esa página está para pelos!

Sonia said...

Hermoso layout, me encantaron las mariposas soy fan de ellas.... fijate no las veo de son de corta duracion, nunca me he fijado en ese punto.
Muy lindo como uniste la historia, la foto y el Layout.
Siempre es bueno tomar el tiempo para disfrutar las cosas buenas de la vida y vivir el dia a dia.
Gracias por compartir.

Dorabel Mercado said...

Muy lindo,, y asi es,, todo momento queda para la historia y los glossys me encantan !