Monday, February 11, 2013

20 hearts - #6

Hi friends.  Wow!  I got hit with a nasty head cold over the weekend -- one of those where your head feels all stuffy and your brain doesn't seem to want to function.  I just didn't have the energy to do much.  Yesterday for lunch, DH cooked steak out on the grill in the rain (and 40 degrees).  So I didn't have to do too much preparation, which was nice. 

Anyway, I did get another heart made for the February monthly challenge at Motley Soul Mixed-Media Art, but didn't have the energy to get up a blog post.  For this one, I made a woven heart.  I cut strips from a brown paper bag and then colored them with lots of different colors of distress stain.  I used my heat gun to dry the ink, so I didn't have to wait for it to dry.  Because I was using paper bags, the colors are really rich and dark. 

Starting in the center and choosing colors randomly, I wove the strips together as I glued them to my base card (a piece of cereal box chipboard).  Then I die cut a Spellbinders heart from a piece of card stock and glued it over the woven paper. 

The sentiment is computer generated, and I added some doodling with a black Pitt pen and faux stitching with a white gel pen. 

And look what showed up in my mailbox today! 
This is a prize package I won from Red Lead just for leaving a comment.  Lots of fun new goodies to play with.  Thank you Chris and Sharon. 

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit. 

1 comment:

Starla said...

Sorry you are feeling under the weather!! I have a kiddo home snoozing on the couch, occasionally barking like a seal, with red rosey cheeks!! Seems like the colds/flu is especially bad this year!!
I love the sentiment on this heart! So very true!
What fun goodies you got! Now, to feel better so you can play with them!!