Thursday, 21 May 2020

Art With Heart Monthly Creative Showcase - May 2020

Sketch Challenge with Three Interpretations

Welcome to Valley Inspirations with Andrea and 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 was used as a starting point and has been interpreted in many creative ways by the Art With Heart Team. I hope you have been enjoying checking out all the projects in this Creative Showcase.


I had a lot of fun playing with this sketch and have created three cards to share with you. I hope you like them and find something that spikes your interest.


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Stampin Up, SU, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase, Designer Series Paper, Mini Catalogue, Timeless Tropical, Tropical Oasis, vellum, Watercolour, Wink of Stella, Forever Blossoms, Sharing Sunshine, Daisy Lane, Poppy Moments, Tropical dies, Banner Triple punch, Medium Daisy punch, Stitched Shapes dies

I was wanting to play with the Tropical Oasis Memories and More card pack around the time Rachel Woolard, who tirelessly coordinates the Art With Heart Creative Showcases, posted this Sketch, and so I combined an interpretation of the sketch with a couple of cards from the M&M pack. These card pads can be used in scrapbooking, and are also great for use in card making. As you can see, I altered the lie of the card from the sketch to landscape with the banner close to the lower edge of the card front. The Tropical Oasis Suite is so gorgeous, communicating life, relaxation and fun. The Timeless Tropical stamp & die bundle is continuing into the coming new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue for 2020-2021, however, the Memories and More card pack is retiring and won't be available after 2 June 2020. If you are interested, act quickly to not miss out.

2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase, Designer Series Paper, Mini Catalogue, Timeless Tropical, Tropical Oasis, vellum, Watercolour, Wink of Stella,  Tropical dies, Banner Triple punch,

As I was thinking about the card design, I saw a panel of water-coloured Shimmery White card-stock on my desk that I had created previously when I was playing with water-colouring. It seemed just right as the background. 


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase, Designer Series Paper, Mini Catalogue, Timeless Tropical, Tropical Oasis, vellum, Watercolour, Wink of Stella,  Tropical dies, Banner Triple punch,

After adding a banner of Vellum across the lower portion of the card-front, I fussy cut the tropical coconut drink & flowers from one of the M&M cards plus some tropical fruit from another card. To complete the design, I also tucked in some tropical style leaves that had been previously stamped and die cut for another project using the Tropical dies.


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase, Designer Series Paper, Mini Catalogue, Timeless Tropical, Tropical Oasis, vellum, Watercolour, Wink of Stella,  Tropical dies, Banner Triple punch,

The final touch was the addition of a sentiment from the Timeless Tropical stamp set. Not wanting to cover the flowers, fruit and the decorated coconut, the sentiment was tucked near the base.


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase, SU, Stampin Up, Designer Series Paper, Mini Catalogue, Timeless Tropical, Tropical Oasis, vellum, Watercolour, Wink of Stella,  Tropical dies, Banner Triple punch,

Fine strips of the water-coloured panel and Lovely Lipstick card-stock were added inside the card together with fussy cut bananas & flower to link the card inner with the card front.


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase, Designer Series Paper, Mini Catalogue, Timeless Tropical, Tropical Oasis, vellum, Watercolour, Wink of Stella, Stampin Up, SU,  Tropical dies, Banner Triple punch,

The second card uses the gorgeous and retiring Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper (DSP). This DSP looks like hand painted impressionistic imagery, reminiscent of Monet. I so love this DSP - it makes me happy to create with it. 


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Stampin Up, SU, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase, Designer Series Paper, Perennial Essence, Mini Catalogue, vellum,  Wink of Stella, Sharing Sunshine, Daisy Lane, Poppy Moments, Banner Triple punch, Medium Daisy punch, Stitched Shapes dies

Looking at the photo of the card above, it's hard to see the subtle banner, but the Petal Pink Vellum banner adds to the card design when looking at it 'in the real'. It's positioned on the RHS rather than the LHS, as shown on the Sketch. The DSP design depicts a carpet of white daisies, so I have included 3 white (with Petal Pink tinge) small daisies to the card. I used the Medium Daisy punch and punched 3 sets of petals for each flower. A Petal Pink Stampin' Write Marker was used to add a little colour to the petals (by adding a touch of colour to the stamp with the Marker, then stamping it on Whisper White card stock and punching it out). The little Perennial Essence Floral Centres are so cute and add a lovely touch to the daisies. These too are retiring. The good news is that the Daisy Lane stamp set and Medium Daisy Punch are carrying over. Woohoo!


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Stampin Up, SU, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase, Designer Series Paper, Perennial Essence, Mini Catalogue, vellum,  Wink of Stella, Sharing Sunshine, Daisy Lane, Poppy Moments, Banner Triple punch, Medium Daisy punch, Stitched Shapes dies

To add a little texture to the leaves, that were die cut using the Poppy Moments dies out of Old Olive Perennial Essence Vellum, they were daubed with a little Whisper White Craft ink. The sentiment is from the Share Sunshine PDF. This PDF is a product give back by Stampin' Up! where ALL proceeds will be going to 2 international charities that are supporting communities through the COVID-19 pandemic. It's such a worthy cause.


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Stampin Up, SU, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase, Designer Series Paper, Perennial Essence, Mini Catalogue, vellum,  Wink of Stella, Sharing Sunshine, Daisy Lane, Poppy Moments, Banner Triple punch, Medium Daisy punch, Stitched Shapes dies

The card inner continues the sentiment from the Share Sunshine PDF, and was die cut using the new Tasteful Labels dies (they are in the new Annual Catalogue and will be available from 3 June 2020).  A die cut leaf also was added.


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Stampin Up, SU, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase, Designer Series Paper, Perennial Essence, Mini Catalogue, vellum,  Wink of Stella, Sharing Sunshine, Daisy Lane, Poppy Moments, Banner Triple punch, Medium Daisy punch, Stitched Shapes dies

The third card shows another interpretation of the Sketch, with three different sized banners instead of one.


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Stampin Up, SU, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase,  Mini Catalogue, vellum, Blends, Wink of Stella, Forever Blossoms, Sharing Sunshine, Banner Triple punch,, Stitched Rectangles dies

A water-coloured rainbow was painted on Shimmery White card-stock with some of the 'Bright' ink colours. To add some extra character, a fine banner was cut from the So Saffron Perennial Essence Vellum and embossed with the Pinewood Plank 3D embossing folder. A medium width banner was cut from Pacific Point card-stock and embossed using one of the new embossing folders, ie the Greenery Embossing Folder. The card front was embossed with another new embossing folder, Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder. Stampin' Write Markers in the same colours as those used to water-colour the rainbow banner were used to splatter the embossed texture.


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Stampin Up, SU, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase,  Mini Catalogue, vellum, Blends, Wink of Stella, Forever Blossoms, Sharing Sunshine, Banner Triple punch,, Stitched Rectangles dies

The sentiment also came from the Sharing Sunshine PDF. I love this one. One of the small Stitched Rectangles dies was used to cut out the label.


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Stampin Up, SU, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase,  Mini Catalogue, vellum, Blends, Wink of Stella, Forever Blossoms, Sharing Sunshine, Banner Triple punch,, Stitched Rectangles dies


Flowers, leaves and buds from the gorgeous Forever Blossoms stamp set were stamped in Momento ink on Whisper White card-stock and coloured with Stampin' Blends. Medium Rhinestone Basic Jewels have been added as the flower centres and give a little twinkle to the card.


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Stampin Up, SU, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Creative Showcase,  Mini Catalogue, vellum, Blends, Wink of Stella, Forever Blossoms, Sharing Sunshine, Banner Triple punch,, Stitched Rectangles dies

A tiny strip of the water-coloured paper has been added inside the card with the flower spray from the Forever Blossoms stamp set stamped in Mango Melody ink. (Its a lovely colour.)


2020, Andrea Sargent, Annual Catalogue, Art With Heart, AWHT, blog hop, Stitched Rectangle dies, Creative Showcase, Designer Series Paper, Mini Catalogue, Timeless Tropical, Tropical Oasis, vellum, Watercolour, Wink of Stella, Forever Blossoms, Sharing Sunshine, Daisy Lane, Poppy Moments, Tropical dies, Banner Triple punch, Medium Daisy punch, Stitched Shapes dies

Thank you for spending time with me at Valley Inspirations. I appreciate that you have called in to check out my blog. 


I hope you have been managing in these strange times, whether you have been self-isolating, continuing to work or some other form of taking care. It's nice to have restrictions gradually eased, but we still need to maintain social distancing so we don't give the virus any opportunity to get out of control again. Take care and stay well.



The next demonstrator to share her interpretation of the sketch is the fabulous Kathryn Mangelsdorf at Kathryn's Stampin World.  Kathryn is my Up Line in Stampin' Up! and a beautiful person. 


I'm blessed to be apart of such a talented team. Knowing each of my colleagues in this blog hop, I am sure that they will have so many different and gorgeous interpretations of the sketch. Don't miss checking out each of their blogs. If you have a broken link or have come to this blog hop midway, you can view all the participants below. Click on their names to be taken to their respective blogs:

Thanks for visiting. Do come back next month for the Art With Heart Team Creative Showcase is featuring our favourite products from Stampin' Up!s new Annual Catalogue for 2020-2021.


List of Products used to create this card:
Stamps & Dies
  • Timeless Tropical stamp & die bundle - #153811
  • Timeless Tropical stamp set - #151497
  • Forever Blossoms - #151457
  • Daisy Lane stamp set - #149325
  • Stitched Shapes dies - #145372
  • Stitched Rectangle dies - #148551
  • Poppy Moments dies - #151594
  • Tropical dies - #146831
  • Sharing Sunshine PDF - ordered directly on the web at ...
Inks
  • Lovely Lipstick ink pad - #
  • Momento ink pad - #132708
  • Many Marvellous Markers - #147154
  • Melon Mambo ink pad - #147051
  • Pumpkin Pie ink pad - #147086
  • Mango Melody ink pad - #147093
  • Granny Apple Green ink pad - #147094
  • Pacific Point ink pad - #147098
  • Petal Pink ink pad - #147108
  • Mango Melody Light & Dark Stampin Blends - #147945
  • So Saffron Light & Dark Stampin Blends - #147280
  • Old Olive Light & Dark Stampin Blends - #144597
  • Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - #141897
Paper
  • Lovely Lipstick card-stock - #146993
  • Pacific Point card-stock - #116202
  • Shimmery White card-stock - #121717
  • Whisper White card-stock - #106549
  • Whisper White Thick card-stock - #140490
  • Old Olive card-stock - #106576
  • Vellum card-stock - #106584
  • Perennial Essence Vellum card-stock - #149101
  • Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper - #149100
  • Tropical Oasis Memories & More card pack - #151255
  • C6 Whisper White envelopes - #106588
Embellishments
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels - #144220
  • Perennial Essence Floral Centres - #149442
Adhesives
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue - #110755
  • Mini Glue Dots - #103683
  • Mini Stampin' Dimensionals - #144108
  • Stampin' Dimensionals - #104430
Tools
  • Pinewood Plank 3D Embossing folder - #152320
  • Greenery Embossing folder - #152716 
  • Tasteful Texture 3D embossing folder - #152718
  • Take Your Pick Tool - #144107
  • Bone Folder - #102300
  • Paper Snips - #103579
  • Paper Trimmer - #152392
  • Stamparatus - #148187
  • Grid Paper - #130148
  • Silicone Craft Mat - #127857
  • Aqua Painter - #103954
  • Sponge Daubers - #133773
  • Cut & Emboss Machines - Available in new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue 2020-2021

12 comments:

  1. My goodness, you have been busy!! Your cards are all so amazing, lots of attention to detail. Beautiful!

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  2. Wow! You have been very busy Andrea and they are all so gorgeous!

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  3. Wow Andrea, you've been so busy! All your cards are so sunny and happy - they put a great bug smile on my face. I especially love your second daisy card xx

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  4. Oh my goodness, what a busy lady you have been! I love all of your cards and so much detail, awesome.

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  5. Those daisies are just so happy and pretty.

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  6. Three such incredibly different cards Andrea. Too difficult to chose a favourite although those daisies are a favourite. I think I need to order some more of those centres before they retire. I love them.

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  7. Beautiful cards, Andrea and great interpretations of the sketch. Amazing fussy cutting on the tropical card and I love the trio of banners on the last one.

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  8. Oh Andrea, your cards are just beautiful. They are all so different. I couldn't pick a favourite, but if really pressed to choose it is your Perennial Essence card, but they are all truly equally beautiful! x

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  9. Love your bright happy cards Andrea. So many gorgeous elements, I'm not sure where to start! If I had to choose, I think it would be the paper hugs card for the lovely look of the 3 panels.

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  11. Ok Crazy Busy lady your cards are fabulous! Excellent interpretation of the challenge. Love the daisies and I love the frangipani on the tropical card as well.

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  12. These cards are gorgeous! The colors are exquisite, vibrant and exude such a
    happy feeling!

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