Monday, August 8, 2011

Heart Song Inspiration Challenge #10

Hi Everyone!!

Firstly, I want to send my warmest congratulations to Leah (owner and illustrator of Heart Song Designs) and her family! After a long and difficult battle with bureaucracy, Leah is finally on her way to collect their much loved son, Makaio! I'm sooooo happy for you, and can't wait to see the beautiful photos of your family finally together!

In the meantime, I'm back again with another Heart Song Inspiration Challenge!! I'm really in the swing of this now and am absolutely LOVING being part of the fabulous Heart Song Design Team. They are an awesome group of ladies!

For this week, HSIC#10, we'd love you to make a card using the theme "Back to School and/or Use Circles."
Well this was tricky for me as I don't have kids, so don't have anything remotely 'back to school-ish' in my stash! Never fear - the internet is here!! ;)  I looked up a cute little scrapbooking digi kit and printed off a few papers to get me started.
Leah's Heart Song Designs "Apple" was the perfect focal image, which I decided to play around with and paper-piece just for fun! I hadn't ever tried this with digital images before, and it was easier than I thought - Just print your image onto the patterned papers and cut out your pieces. And if you're clever there isn't too much waste either!
So here is how it turned out...

The apple and  the sentiment are both raised on mounting foam to give added dimension. Here's a different angle so you can see...

And of course just to be clever I used Circles to frame my image - the other challenge too!
Hope you have loads of fun with this challenge - you can find more inspiration from the rest of the DT on the Heart Song Inspirations Blog!

For this card, I used Sweet Sketch Wednesday #113
I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges;
Digital Delights Challenge - Stitching (Real or Faux)
Dutch Dare - DDCC #124-Aug 4-For The Kids
Meljen's Designs Challenge #70 - Back 2 School
Dare to be Sassy Thursdays DTBST#84 - Use a Sentiment
Stamp Something - August Digi Day Challenge
Crafty Catz Challenge #94 - Back to School
Allsorts Week 115 - Red Card

See you next week!!
Love & Hugs,

Stamp: Images - Heart Song Designs - Apple
Ink and Colour: Images: Printer. Shaded with Copics
Paper: Cardstock - CM, DP - Sweet Shoppe Designs "School Days" digi kit by Zoe Pearn
Accessories: Spellbinder Nestabilities - Circles, Lacey Circles, Mounting foam.


MaxineD said...

Shannah this is stunning - love the clean look to it with the dp and the circled apple.

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun, love the papers & the LO is great!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

mulberry station said...

I just love your back to school card. Paper piecing is really afun way to dress up a card. I love your apple and your digital papers are just perfect. Thanks for sharing this adorable card with us.
Nancy SSw-DT

Nana Connie said...

Fabulous card! Everyone used such great school related dp on their cards. Wish I'd had some in my stash! Wonderful piecing.

Aunty Sue said...

Fab textures with this card. Thanks for sharing with Crafty Catz this week

Sandra said...

This is gorgeous:) Sandra H

Jeannie said...

Absolutely perfect for back to school! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

carol said...

HIYA..thanks for playing along with our back to school challenge at crafty catz, lovely creation, x carol

Patty Chalas said...

Shannah i love your card and that paper you used who it's from?

very cute and sweet!

Cheryl said...

Adorable! I love the papers you used and the texture.

Thank you for joining our “Back 2 School” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

**Stop by my blog to check out my Meljen’s Designs blog candy!**

Kathie said...

Hi Shannah this is an awesome card, I just adore your wonderful image, your great colours, design papers and embellishments. Great job and thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie SSW-DT

P.S I did leave another comment and had problems posting it.

Jennifer Scull said...

this is so neat! love those papers! :)

Mummylade said...

This is a fantastic creation Shannah, love the colours! Thank you so much for entering it in the Allsorts challenge this week and good luck!

juelmarie said...

What an awesome take on our challenge - great work and thanks so much for joining us at Digital Delights and good luck!

Crafty Hugs
Juelmarie DT

Patti P. said...

What a wonderful CAS card that spotlights this pretty image and those fantastic papers....great job!!
Thanks for joining in at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Patti SSW/DT

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Shannah, I love your bright clever card, and what a great idea to paper piece the image, I've never tried that with digital images, you make it sound easier than I'd thought so I'll be trying that technique myself.

I loved reading your post about your tryout for Crissy's crew....I think it's fab that you are on the team and I so looking forward to working with you there. CoB

Davi said...

Shannah, Wonderful card~~ Great dps you combined with the fun apple!

Marina Johan said...

What a fab card! :) I love the colour combination!

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is one adorable creation, I love the papers and the image is adorable,

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, for our challenge 94 Back to School

I have some Calorie free Candy if you are interested.

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0) x

Sprytebyrd said...

Awesome card! Love the apple and the great papers you've chosen!
Thanks so much for playing along at Meljen's Designs this week!
Hugs!! Dee Sprytebyrd's Sentiments

Dana said...

Shannah, this is too cute. Fab paper and I love how you popped up the apple.



MommaJess said...

This is fantastic. I love the papers and the layout. Thanks for playing along with our “Back 2 School” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.


Janice M said...

You did an awesome job with this challenge!! I have never tried to paper piece with digis before, looks great!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Shannah

This is a fab card love the cute school themed papers (soo sweet) and the bold layout is great...

Thanks for joining in our red challenge this week at Allsorts

Emma xxx