Friday, January 6, 2017

Weekly Heart Art Challenge

“Let's start a new year with a lot of Hearts. Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for creativity, your mind for truth, and your Heart for Love.”

The challenge is to make one piece of ‘heart art’ each week for the whole year. Bea is using Altered Memory Playing Cards, which are 2.5” X 2.5“. I plan to use #8 shipping tags that are 3.125” X 6.25” giving me a bigger canvas to work on.

Bea Grob, Week One

You can watch the introductory YouTube video here, so you can see her process. She has given herself a limit of no more than 26 minutes per week to make each piece. I think she is planning on making a video each week, and will compile the resulting 52 cards into a small booklet at the end of the year.

Bonnie, Week One
This is the tag that I made for Week One of the challenge. The background was created using the plastic wrap method. It's the first time I ever tried it and I am quite pleased with the results. I will certainly use this technique again.

The hearts were cut or punched out from paper in my scrap box. The sentiment was stamped on with archival ink. I used twine and crochet cotton for the tassel on the top. On the back of this tag, I put Bea's quote seen at the top of this blog post. I plan to put a poem or quote on the back of all my tags.

Follow along with me each week as I create new tags for this challenge.


  1. Excellent...I may just consider this, were only in week two so I wouldn't be too far behind.

    1. That would be great if you are doing the challenge too. We can keep each other motivated. You don't have to use a tag, you could create an ATC each week.