Thursday, November 15, 2012

Inspiration Elevator Reveal-Regret

     You may recall from last month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow.  You can view all of the challenges on my blog.

    Please join me in welcoming Katherine Sutton.  She is a very talented designer and we are excited to be working with her!  You can see more of her work on her blog, Fruits of my Scraps.

     This month, our challenger was the super talented Cathy Harper. Here is her challenge, in her words:  "I have been thinking about my challenge for months now. This is such an amazing team, I am thrilled and humbled to be a part of IE...each of you are amazing designers. I often wonder what I am doing here amongst you. I scrapbook for the joy of it, the creativity part of it, the love of paper part of it....I hardly ever bare any of my feelings in any of my work! I often tell my kids that they can make up there own stories to their pages..I am that terrible about journaling. I guess it is a bit superficial or a whole lot superficial. So here is my challenge. I want you to create a page about REGRET. “No regrets”…they say we should live our lives without regrets… if it were only that easy, right? Most of us hold onto 1 or 2 (or a mountain full) of things we feel regretful for in our lifetimes. A lost love, those words you WISH you had said, the weight you wish you had lost….you know them, right? I encourage you to confront them….take those suckers on and scrap about them… or just one. This can be something superficial to something serious and painful… it’s up to you how far you want to dig. I DO encourage you to use this as an opportunity to really stretch yourself. Journaling is very powerful and you might be surprised by how you feel afterward. This is going to be super tough for me (I may already regret it, lol )...as I am one who lives with a mountain of regrets and know in my head that I should move on, let it go. I am hoping this challenge will help me actually "let go" of some of these things. Maybe by putting in down in 12x12 form, creating it, seeing it and feeling it, that I can put some of it to rest! It's worth a shot! Pictures, no pictures...that is all up to you!"

This is what I came up with...I love it, after writing some regrets down and tucking them away in the Maya Road Envelope...I truly just regret the chances I didn't take! 
Not so filled with regrets now or maybe I never really was, learned a bit after journaling my thoughts...imagine that!

Also, have to give photo credits to Maxenzi, she took this photo a couple years ago at Spearfish Falls.  Something super comforting and inspiring about the photo!


I hope you will stop by and see what the designers on this adventure have created:
Cathy Harper (you are here)
Katherine Sutton, Guest Designer
We would love to see what you are inspired to create.   Add a comment below and we will be sure to drop by and say hello!

12 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

awesoem layout! love the negative space title

Ann Jobes said...

I think your negative space title is wonderful and your photo is gorgeous. And I am glad that your journaling was therapeutic for you - it's great when art can do that!

Christa said...

Amazing little bits of layers and I adore how you used the negative space in your larger than life title. So many bits of genius! Thanks again for this challenge and the awareness you awakened in all of us. That's what IE is all about.

Laura said...

This is beautiful, I love the large title and the layers of paper behind it, the pocket full of journaling is a wonderful idea and the soft colours are just perfect with that lovely photo!

Audrey Yeager said...

Cathy I LOVE all the wonderful layers you have here! And again, your title work is just awesome!!!!

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LisaM said...

Wow! Fabulous title work and love all your little details!

Lisa Spiegel said...

I love love LOVE how you did the title and the envelope to hide the journaling!

Katherine (sutty) said...

Gorgeous - I love the negatives and that jar of hearts which I have on mine too - it's beautiful :)

Tracey said...

Great title and I love this page!!

Joanne said...

I just love this layout! All the little details are amazing and I love how you did the title! Thanks for a great challenge :)
Joanne xo

dakotacheryl said...

Simply Wonderful !!!

How did you do the title Cathy??