Mediterranean Moments and Easter Chick Punch Art

by Joanne James3. April 2017 08:00

I've a busy this week ahead with this month's technique classes then a trip to Amsterdam for Onstage Live with thousands of other Stampin' Up! demonstrators from across Europe for the launch of the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue - a whole two months ahead of its publish date - just one of the many things I love about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. More of that in future posts for sure, so this is a week I have to be organised! Today I have a couple of cards to share: here is the first one for this week's challenges over at The Color Throwdown and CAS Colours and Sketches:


I love this sketch layout - perfect for a large image. I chose to use one of the sketched images from the 'Mediterranean Moments' set and unusually decided to stamp it directly onto a coloured background:

I stamped in Night of Navy rather than black and added an enamel dot to my sentiment banner, but otherwise the stamped image speaks for itself and is perfect uncoloured for a clean and simple card. I also stamped one of the other images from the Mediterranean Moments set on the inside of my card. I'm also linking this card up with the challenge over at Less Is More where the recipe this week is to use three pastel colours.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


My second card today is for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge where the sketch was perfect for a fun Easter card idea that I had:

I saw some great Easter biscuits on Pinterest and one of them got me thinking about creating a round punch art-style chick - take a look:


I used my stitched shape circle framelit, a heart and flower framelit and the smallest shape from the Blossom Punch to create my fun chick and added a few co-ordinating strips of floral Brights designer series paper. My sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration set 'Hey Chick' but if you don't have this you could add a 'Happy Easter' from Teeny Tiny Sentiments instead. A lighthearted clean and simple take on the sketch this week.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (12) -

EstherUnited Kingdom
03/04/2017 17:39:05 #

Super cards Joanne! I love the style and elegance of the first one with the Mediterranean street scene and simple line stamping... brilliant. Those bright pops of wash tape colour on the second one are lush! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More Smile


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
03/04/2017 20:38:37 #

Thanks Esther - delighted to have managed LIM two weeks in a row - I'm on a roll!


SarahUnited Kingdom
03/04/2017 18:47:29 #

Fantastic cards Joanne and the first one is super elegant with a hand-drawn effect image against those subtle background colours. Loving the cuteness of the second one with that adorable little chick and strips of tap. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week.


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
03/04/2017 20:42:46 #

Thanks Sarah - love the inspiration from the LIM team!


karen h
karen hUnited States
03/04/2017 22:26:18 #

Wonderful cards! I like the play of colors in the first card. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!


Samantha Johnson
Samantha JohnsonUnited States
03/04/2017 23:31:33 #

Lovely cards, I really like the colors you used for the 1st card. Thanks for joining us at CC&S.


KarrenNew Zealand
04/04/2017 05:51:42 #

Fabulous cards, Joanne!  That punch art chick is just too cute!  Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


BeverleyUnited Kingdom
04/04/2017 07:50:16 #

Lucky you to be going to Amsterdam and to have the fun of seeing all the new SU! goodies Smile Beautiful stamp you have used and the sketch really suits it and makes it shine. Thanks so much for joining in at CC&S. Hugs Bev x


JaneUnited Kingdom
04/04/2017 08:56:01 #

Very classy and elegant first card, love the hand- drawn feel of the image. Thanks for playing along at CC&S this week.


Cathy P
Cathy PUnited States
05/04/2017 01:37:48 #

Love the simplicity of your sketch card!  Thanks so much for playing with our sketch this week at CC&S! Hugs, Cathy


SamanthaUnited Kingdom
05/04/2017 07:57:39 #

A fun Easter card just love the chick.


AnitaUnited Kingdom
07/04/2017 20:05:29 #

Two fab cards, Joanne. Love the uncoloured image and how you've stamped it in navy onto another colour, really stylish.  And awesome job of creating that chick, looks so cheery with the pops of colour from the strips.
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x


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