Monday, December 1, 2008

Creative Therapy Projects x 2 !



On a previous post, I mentioned my friend Karen Grunberg that is the author and creator of Creative Therapy. I can't remember if I mentioned that I was to be a part of this with her and her team. I wanted to join it when she started but was over committed and overwhelmed with work (I was working part time) and Derek's sea schedule. My time cleared up a bit and I was able to accept her invitation. I was excited because I was ready to do some creating that was deeper....and eventually I'd like to open up a bit with my work instead of being so nicey nice..ya know?
Anyway, my second challenge was Catalyst #38. The theme was officially "to tell about something you don’t appreciate enough. (something that you take for granted)" and I played around a bit...and let it just take me...and as usual it took me to a home decor project...but I like those because I can display it in my home and think about the topic every time I see it.
I'll make you follow the link to find out what I had to say and be able to check out some of the other creations that others on the team made....Emily Falconbridge is the guest designer for this catalyst. So, I'm in good company!
I used lots of Maya Road (stars), vintage patriotic crepe paper streamers from Paper Tales (the little vintage goodies they have there are so so so cool!), Glitter from Pink Paislee, trim from a vintage find at an estate sale, flags from the Dollar store (and one from Maddy's welcome home sign for Derek), vase on clearance for less then $2 at Michael's, some WAY old epoxy patriotic stickers from K&Co and vintage music paper from the Goodwill.



And it fits in Ohhhh so perfectly on my red hutch with my other patriotic stuff!!


Here is the one that I did a few weeks ago...this was for Catalyst #35....Ali is the guest artist...hmmm...nuff said!




Lisa Pace showed me how to do the cool masking effect with the Maya Mists and a Maya sheer sheet...it's super artsy and easy!

8 comments:

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

Wonderful!!!! Love 'em both! So very vintage!!! Glad that you are back!

Haberdawoman said...

WOW!
At firt when I saw Red White and Blue I thought "how odd, Fourth of July colors in December" and then I went to the site and read why you did. I have to say that it was very moving. The strengh you women show is increadible to me. You share your spouses with our country so that are children can live a safe life with all the freedoms in the wordl. THANK YOU! Thank you for all the sacrifices you all make for our country. God bless!

Anonymous said...

Katie, this is absolutely GORGEOUS!
I LOVE IT....

Kelly Boettcher said...

I love the patriotic vase! You did an amazing job. That is something that many of us do not appreciate enough.

sarah moore said...

wow Katie both these projects are amazing!!!

Becky Heisler said...

Hey girl! These are amazing! I nominated you for an award, check out my blog! )

ScRaPbOoKfReNzY said...

Beautiful projects! Love the vintage flair you add to them. TFS!

Camille said...

I Love LOVE LOVE these little paper people on the second project. You are so amazing!