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MMDT Challenge #19 using page that integrates a woven aspect.

Element options:  patterned paper, ribbon, fabric or chipboard.

Grid paper used: black.

Patterned paper by: (magpie)

Copper buttons.

Researched the web for weaving in general and then paper weaving.  There was an overabundance of information. The below web site was where I obtained the heart template printed at 60% and cut 2 pieces out and followed the instructions from 2nd website.  If you just google search paper weaving the first search was all I needed and learned so much! Will have to try some new ideas.


 Every year my family takes a girl trip to Illinois where we visit Amish/Mennonite communities in Arthur, Arcola, and Mattoon.  The photos are of beautiful animals and farmland. The colors chosen came from the cows and horses.

 Using a checkerboard pattern on page one with paper weaving in the corners. I found out how unforgiving paper is. I used a 4" piece of dark brown w/a 3" light brown, clipped to make 4 weaves and after taping securely cut to correct size for grid and placed.

Pages one and two:


Note the speed limit sign by the buggy.

End speed zone:

Hope you can forgive the crinkles in the paper - didn't think to iron it? Hope you enjoyed the journey.

Shared by Julie Oconnor on October 8, 2013 | Memory Date: October 7, 2013
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Love the heart ornament! Thanks for sharing the link! The copper buttons really add to it, too! The patterned paper works well with these colors...a little lightness to balance the dark! I too enjoyed the humor in the speed limit sign, and the cow is darling! Nice job!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  October 11, 2013 at 12:54 am   
So did the horse take off after he passed the "end speed zone" sign like he was in the Kentucky Derby?? That would have been a picture to catch! Love your layout. Love the colors and their inspiration. I do like that heart as reminds me of an ornament that I've either made or seen before too. Nice job!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  October 9, 2013 at 11:53 pm   
Sometimes we have to embrace the "crinkles" in life. :) Love that you chose an amish country trip to go along with the weaving - perfect combination!
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  October 9, 2013 at 1:45 pm   
Those cows are so cute!!! I love the heart. One of my children made one just like that for an ornament when they were in elementary school!
Posted By: Candy Spiegel  |  October 9, 2013 at 4:07 am   
Julie! Love your trip to the Amish Country! What a great idea to weave the corners! The woven heart centerpiece on page two reminds me of these Swedish Heart ornaments we used to make for Christmas or Valentines Day. Love the irony with the speed limit signs too...humor is always nice to include in a layout!! Overall a nice warm feel!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  October 8, 2013 at 2:38 am   

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