Monday, October 24, 2011

Two Hearts, One Color

This morning I worked on two challenges, the current Making Art challenge at the Wendy Vecchi yahoo group, and the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.

Lori, the EWV list mom, inspired us with a card Wendy did in her second book, and the only requirement was that we use two hearts.  Well, I interpreted this rather loosely to mean AT LEAST two hearts, not ONLY two hearts.  If that's not OK I'm sure Lori will send the challenge police to my house.  NOT!!   At Simon Says, we're to stamp and show......only one color.

I have a third challenge in mind, a personal one.  And that is to start cranking out some holiday cards.  So, from now on, whenever I decide to enter a challenge, my piece will be such a card.  And here it is:

My one color, obviously, is green.  The background paper (7 Gypsies, by the way) seems to have photographed somewhat brown, but green it is.

Do you recognize that I created a wreath?  I hope so, LOL.  I just stamped a bunch of hearts in every distress ink shade of green around a circle.  The heart is from Wendy's In Love With Art set, and I added a bunch of dots with patina Stickles.   The sentiment is from Card Art Essentials, stamped on white cardstock with olive archival ink.  Peeled Paint distress ink was blended over top, and it is mounted with pop dots to give it some lift. 

Oh, and in the center of the wreath, some dark green ribbon from my stash.

Don't tell the folks at Simon Says, but I think before I actually send out the card I'll add just a bit of red.  :)


Anonymous said...

What a GREAT idea Eileen on making the cards for challenges then being able to use them!!! I love the total look of this card too!!! It's very warm and inviting!!!!

Vic said...

Very clever use of the hearts! Gives me an idea!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great way to use the hearts!

Lori said...

Wonderful idea to use the hearts as a wreath! And yes, I didn't specify just two hearts, it's all up to the individual interpretation... fantastic idea, great card! Thanks for joining the MAC!

Lynne Forsythe said...

Eileene.....your "HEART WREATH" is just wonderful..what a GREAT IDEA!!

THANKS BUNCHES for playin' along with this weeks One Color....Any Color challenge, the teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show!!!