Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Have a Heart!

With it being February, it's little wonder that there are many challenges that are Valentine's Day related.  To get my Make-It Mojo going, I signed up for a Valentine Card swap at Aunt Peaches ( http://www.auntpeaches.com/ )

At "Unicorn Challenge Blog" the theme was Lots of Love.  The little felt hearts have been made with lots of love for generations.  Traditionally a Scandinavian Christmas craft, they are perfect for Valentine's Day.  They are so easy to make.  If you'd like to try them, this blog has great instructions: "Radmegan"    http://radmegan.com/2010/12/weaving-danish-heart-baskets-for-jul.html

Natalie and Amy's blog had the challenge of Hearts & Flowers.  OK, got the heart...  Inside each little heart basket I tucked a spring of a dried flower.  Do I get double points since the flowers came from a Valentine's bouquet from my husband?  I also put a white ribbon rose embellishment on each heart.

Mixed Media Mojo blog's challenge was Hearts with an optional twist of paper piecing.  I stayed with the main challenge of the heart.

Country View Challenge didn't go with Valentine's.  Their challenge was "make your own background".  On cardstock I dry brushed 'true red' acrylic paint in one direction and when was dry, went in the opposite direction with silver acrylic paint...

And Mixed Media Monthly Challenge finished out my background with their challenge of "use glitter".  I used a dusting of a really fine silvery/crystal glitter over the still wet silver paint.  Perfect shimmer.

These are the first cards I've made (not counting my photo cards).  It was fun and I learned a good deal.

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  1. a great project, I think you got your mojo back, thanks for joining us at mixed media mojo

    Barb Housner (DT)

  2. Love your hearts! Stunning pieces! Thanks for playing along with us at Mixed Media Mojo.

  3. Beautiful hearts, thank you for sharing them with us at Mixed Media Mojo.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. These hearts are just lovely, perfect for our challenge.
    Good to have you with us at Natalie and Amy's this month.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  5. Love your gorgeous project,thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges.xxx

  6. Beautiful. Thank you joining us over at Unicorn Challenge Blog. Look forward to seeing you again.

    Unicorn Challenge Blog, DT

  7. Great idea to use "Christmas" hearts for Valentines! They are perfect. =) Thanks for sharing with us at Mixed Media Monthly this month.

  8. What wonderful cards, love those hearts! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo, Deb xo

  9. Super cute Valentines!! Thanks so much for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  10. Love that you used the glitter to create shimmer! Thank you so much for playing with us at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

  11. creative way to make a heart. great work.xxxMIxed Media Mojo

  12. What a lovely trio of Valentine's Day cards! Great job thanks so much for playing along with Mixed Media Mojo this month!