Sketch Challenge

AWH Monthly Showcase

Welcome to the Monthly Art With Heart Creative Showcase.
This month the Art With Heart Team have amazing projects to share with you that have been inspired by the card sketch below.
The sketch is to be used as a starting point and has been interpreted in many creative ways by the Art With Heart Team.

Sketch Challenge May 2020

I have used the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set for my card, a favourite which I am very happy to say, is carrying over to the new Annual Catalogue!!

Watercoloured Magnolia Good Morning Magnolia Pencils Stampin' Up! 2020 Christina Barnes

I have watercoloured the image with watercolour pencils and an aqua painter.
The pencil colours are in Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry colours, but they come out a lot lighter when they have been diluted with the water.
The flag on the top left has been run through the die cutting machine with the Parisian Flourish Embossing Folder.
Watercoloured Magnolia 2 Stampin' Up! Pencils Dot Dot Stamping Christina Barnes
I love this style of watercolouring, stay tuned for a Tutorial coming soon!!

Watercoloured Magnolia 3 Pencils Stampin' Up! 2020 Christina Barnes Dot Dot Stamping

The next demonstrator to share her interpretation of the sketch is the very talented and lovely Claire Daly.  I am sure Claire will have some wonderful inspiration for you.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy all of the inspiration from this group of talented ladies.
Scroll down to the bottom of the post to see a list of the products used for my card.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below:

Caroline Manwaring

Rebecca Jacovou

Tina Gillespie

Catherine Proctor

Sharon Davern

Vicki Boucher

Christina Barnes

Claire Daly

Kate Morgan

Andrea Sargent

Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Amie McIlroy

Rachel Woollard

Judy May

Michele Taylor

Thanks for visiting, come back next month, our Showcase is featuring our favourite products from the new catalogue.

If you would like to purchase the items I have used to make this card, please see the product list below and head to my online store, which you can find here.

Product List

Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin kits have only been available in North America, but this month we have been able to get the May 2019 edition here in Australia.
And I am so happy about it, because it is beautiful!
I held a class on Saturday, and we made the four different cards that are in the kit.
I have slightly modified them from the originals, adding some layers to them, but keeping them at the smaller gift card size, so that they can still go inside the gorgeous envelopes.
HugsFromShelliPPCards
Such gorgeous colours, and I love the font used for the words.
Here are the cards individually…
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All of the ladies doing my class loved this kit, well, what’s not to love?  It’s just gorgeous!
It’s a one off in Australia, and only available while stocks last, so if you would like to order one, just pop over to my online store.
I have heaps more cards that I have made using this kit, so stay tuned.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Hugs and Tissue Paper!

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Have you seen the May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit, called Hugs From Shelli?
We don’t normally get the Paper Pumpkin kits in Australia, so this was extra special for us, and I have been enjoying making some different cards using the various elements that are in the kit.
The kit was beautifully packaged, with some tissue paper wrapped around everything.  Tissue paper that was coloured to match the kit.
I had to use it, it’s just too gorgeous to throw out.
It would be lovely for gift wrapping, of course, but I love the challenge of finding a way to use it on my cards.
Hugs and Tissue Paper Card
So, I have taken a piece of the tissue paper, big enough so that it can be wrapped around to the back of the first layer of your card, in this case, my layer was 9.5 x 13.8 cm, and the tissue paper about 3 cm bigger on both sides.

I have then stamped all over the tissue paper using the flower stamp from the kit.  Since I don’t own a Petal Pink ink pad (yet!), I have stamped the image using Blushing Bride ink, and stamped randomly all over the tissue paper.

Then I have crumpled up the tissue paper (once the ink was dry!) and then flattened it out again.  This gives the tissue paper some lovely texture and some added interest.

I have popped a tiny bit of glue around the outside edge of the Whisper White cardstock which I used for this first layer, and then laid the tissue paper over the white, using the glue to keep it nice and straight and flat.

Then I turned the whole layer over, and using some Tear and Tape, pulled the edges of the tissue paper over to the back of the cardstock and stuck it down on the back.
Then I have simply layered it onto some Crumb Cake, and then Soft Suede cardstock, and added the stamping and embellishments as you can see, from the kit.
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Such pretty colours, and a totally gorgeous kit to enjoy some creative time with.

I’m going to add this one in for the current Global Design Project sketch challenge, #GDP190.

Send me a message if you live in Australia and would like to get your hands on one of these Hugs From Shelli Paper Pumpkin kits, I believe there are still some available.
Happy stamping!
Chris

In the Pink!

This fortnight at Crafty Boots Challenges, we are going Pink!  So think girly, although of course we would love to see something masculine in pink if you want 🙂
My card for this challenge is definitely girly though….

I had some new goodies arrive today, and I had to have a play.  I have used some of the gorgeous Timeless Elegance Designer Series Papers.  The papers are black and cream, but I have coloured over it with a pink marker so that it looks like black on pink.  I have combined with the Butterfly Basics stamp set and matching butterfly dies, and the sentiment comes from the retired Blooming With Kindness stamp set.
It’s not a great photo as we had a very dull and overcast day today – lots of rain and thunderstorms though, which is always good for the garden.  However, despite the shadowy image, I hope you can see all the different pinks.
Come and join in with us at Crafty Boots, and show us your pink projects!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Patty’s Autumn Challenge

This month at Pattie’s Creations challenge, we are doing an Autumn (or Fall) or Halloween challenge.
I have chosen the Autumn Wreath image to use for my card for this challenge.

Here is my card:

I have used some lovely retired paper for the background, I love the look of the wood planks.
The image has been coloured using Copic Markers and then fussy cut – yep, with scissors!
I hope you will join us with your own Autumn project this month at Pattie’s Creations Challenge.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Simply Papercraft Challenge 11

Time for a new challenge at Simply Papercraft today, and we have two sponsors,
Jiggery Makery

Bugaboo Stamps

I have made two cards again for this challenge,the first using this gorgeous Rose Bud Tag image.

The image has been coloured using pencils and then mounted on to some black and white patterned paper. I enjoyed colouring this image with pencils, it makes such lovely soft colours.
My second card uses the gorgeous Denise image from Jiggery Makery.

Denise has been coloured with Copic Markers, fussy cut and then layered over some patterned papers.
Make sure you join in our challenge, we love to see your papercraft projects.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Crafty Boots Stars or Stripes

I have gone with some Stripes on my cards for this week’s Crafty Boots Challenge, but you could choose either Stripes, Stars or even both!

This first card uses some retired Stampin’ Up! patterned papers, and features the cute little Ellie digital image from Tiddly Inks, which I have coloured with Copic markers.

My second card also uses a Tiddly Inks digi, called My Dads Truck.  I have left the image un-coloured this time and mounted it on some wide striped papers from the new Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack.

So why don’t you come on over to Crafty Boots Challenges and show us your stars or stripes!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Heartfelt Sympathy

I have a few new goodies to play with and share with you today, including a beautiful new stamp set called Heartfelt Sympathy.
My card uses the sketch from the current Just Add Ink challenge.

I have also used some very pretty new Designer Series Papers, the Pretty Petals Stack.  The stamp has been coloured using markers, then cut out using a circle framelit.
I am also entering my card in the Use Your Stuff current challenge.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Punch Art Kitty

I had a little bit of fun this afternoon, making this cute kitty and designing a card for him to go on.

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We do love our four legged friends in this family, we have four beautiful cats (who live inside) and two rabbits (who live outside).  I had a little helper while I was making this card today, so if you see any black hairs they will be our little black cat’s contribution.  She does so love helping me craft, usually sitting on me or whatever I am making at the time and purring very loudly!
I didn’t think the kitty on my card would look as good all black though, so I did this one in similar colours to one of our other gorgeous cats, Biff.  Here is a photo, do you think it looks like him? 🙂


Anyway, the background papers are from the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack, and I have used some of the Ovals Collection Framelits to create a frame for kitty to sit inside.  For kitty I have used the following punches:  1 3/4inch Circle Punch for the body, Flower Medallion Punch for the ears, Bow Builder Punch, trimmed with paper snips for the tail, Owl Builder Punch for the eyes and nose, and a retired punch (can’t remember the name of it, sorry) for those cute little paws.  And then just used a Black Marker to add some detail.
The words come from You Little Furball stamp set.

I am entering this card in the current Send A Smile 4 Kids Animal Cards Challenge.

Happy stamping
Chris

Up In The Air

The new challenge at The Male Room for the next fortnight is a theme of “Up In The Air but No Birds Allowed!”

Heaps of things you can still do with this challenge, planes, clouds, hot air balloons, or…… parachutists!

My card uses some gorgeous new Stampin’ Up! papers from the Go Wild Designer Series Paper Stack, and this great image is from the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set.  Plus I have used a small piece of the new Corrugated cardstock to add a little more texture to my card.
Make sure you check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.
Happy stamping!
Chris