Thursday, July 28, 2011

3 Hearts Challenge

Speedy the Cat's Friends' Challenge #65 requested that we use 3 hearts on the card.... Hearts - another excuse to reconnect with the old tradition of weaving hearts, and I remembered having a template to help creating a 3-in-1 heart. Still have a lot of X-mas cards to create before December so need to focus a little bit on creating them. Tuesday Morning Sketches provided the idea for the background.



Some of you might be wondering Why did she post yet another version of a weaved heart this week? Well I have decided to make a theme for this year's X-mas cards with different interpretations of the old Danish tradition of weaving hearts. No cards should have the same heart pattern, so I am challenging myself create some hearts that I have never tried weaving before and will reguarly post pictures of them.

The technique of weaving hearts is taught to kids from an early age, and the more elaborate patterns are usually made by teenagers or adults as it takes a little patience to get it right. One of the coming days I will post a how-to so you can see for yourself how it is made.

12 comments:

Anne-Marie said...

Would love to see a how-to....I was actually taught to do this at school.....but that was many moons ago....ha!.....love the variation on this.

Dawn said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining us this week at TMS!

Janeen said...

very nice with that big heart and then the smaller ones. great technique. Thank you for entering this fun card in the challenge at Mark's Finest Papers.

claire7q said...

Ooh like this one too, but that poor book will never be the same again...

Theresa said...

What a unique card. I love heart and how you layered the paper. Thanks for playing with us over at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Winnie and Patty said...

This is a wonderful 3 heart card!!! I think I even count 4 hearts on it! Wonderful card for the challenge! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

This is a neat idea for Christmas cards! Pretty too!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so clever and creative. Very pretty and attractive. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's Friends. It is so much fun to come to see your work. Hope to see you again next week.

Melissa Craig said...

This is so pretty and I think fits the challenge very well. Weaving hearts boggles my mind, I've not gotten the concept yet - yours is just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Angela said...

This is lovely; love how you have incorporated the newsprint! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

Kathy said...

Very pretty, that woven heart is lovely. Thanks for joining us at TMS this week.

claire7q said...

Hey you! Did you see this one won the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge? Whoop, whoop!