Sunday 18 March 2012

Case Study Challenge #82--CSC82

A beautiful spring day here, lots of grass greening up. Much nicer than all the green on display yesterday--we live near a university and the students were well into the St. Patrick Day celebrations--until the wee hours...

Here is the inspiration for this week's Case Study Challenge:

The March Muse, Laura Bassen, submitted this version for her entry:

All the hearts, hands and houses reminded me of "4H," the youth development and leadership program common in rural communities across Canada and the US. I grew up on the prairies, and while I didn't live on a farm, I had a lots of friends who were "country kids," who were involved with this excellent program.
I was thinking the 4 H's were HEAD, HEART, HANDS and HOME, and this is what I came up with:
I checked the 4H website and the fourth H is actually for HEALTH, but I still like the idea of HOME, plus it fits the challenge so well!
The hearts on my picture were made using the Scandinavian Hearts template from Paper Wishes. The pieces look a little like a hand, or at least a mitten, before you weave them together. I used four shades of cardstock from Close To My Heart, cranberry, sorbet, creme brulee and olive.

I mounted them four-square with foam tape and framed a house around them using baker's twine from The Twinery in charcoal, and a back-stitch technique.
The sentiment is from the Perk Up stamp set from "There She Goes Clear Stamps."
I plan to frame my picture in a shadow box and display it in my kitchen.
One last view, showing the dimension on those hearts.

The Case Study Challenge 382 is open until midnight this Tuesday, March 20th, if you'd like to play along. The link is at the top of this post.
Head, Heart, Hands and HOME!


  1. I love that punch! Your creations are so wonderful - I am totally impressed.

  2. Wow! I love the dimension of those hearts!
    Thanks for joining us on CASE Study this week :)

  3. Gorgeous! You can be making more of these as gifts!!!


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