Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Watercolor Hearts

Hannah and I had a bit of fun with watercolors and coffee filters this week.  We painted several large filters, let them dry and then hand cut out heart shapes from them.  We cut out some big ones and she stuck them up on a window - they are so pretty with the light coming through.  I also cut several small hearts which I then made into cards for her to send to grandmas and grandpas for Valentine's Day. 
For the cards, I used a plain white cardstock base and sewed the hearts onto the card with a diagonal stitch in black.  I then used a black pen to doodle on an arrow point and fletching.  The thread is secured by applying some Glossy Accents to the ends.  I used various love stamps and a little pink ink below the heart for a sentiment.  It was a fun and easy project to do.  Hannah loved the painting part and I had fun turning her art into a card to send to family.

The Monday Tuesday Report:
For the Week of February 4 - February 10, 2013:
I created 1 more Valentine treat (new kid at preschool),  12 watercolor heart cards (3 different stamps), and 4 birthday cards using the Hoot'n'Holler cartridge and 1 stamp.

Cute Birthday Cards:
This is my weekly check-in for My Creative Classroom's "Use Every Stamp" challenge, which I turned into a "Use Every Cricut Cartridge and more stamps, too" challenge.   You can sign up for this FREE class called "Use Every Stamp."  just by signing up to receive the Newsletters and then you can participate in all the forums.  There is also a blog that posts from the class and will even have opportunities to win free seats in other MCC classes. 

1 comment:

  1. LOL! Loving these cards - so cute, I have a stack of coffee filters myself and literally JUST dragged them out to play with my Gelli plate monoprinting so seeing your link in Use every Stamp immediately attracted my attention. These turned out just great. There is a project, I think on Martha Stewarts site, using crayons melted on waxed paper, then hearts cut and hung on string in a window, to let the light shine thru. I think that would work with these too, and look quite sweet. The filter paper lets the light shine thru, as you say, so might be a fun project with your daughter.


    Mary Anne