Creative Christianity Summit 2020 – 17-21 June

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SORRY – THE EVENT HAS STARTED AND THE SALE PAGE IS CLOSED. I WILL BE SHARING ANY FUTURE EVENTS.

On 15th June 2019 the very first Creative Christianity Summit was held in London. I remember that I wanted to attend, but I struggle with travel now and it would have needed me to stay in a hotel for at least 2 nights. It looked like a lot of fun (see pictures below).

Therefore, I was excited when I heard that this year it would be a Virtual Conference and would also be 5 days of ‘Faith. Fun & Creativity’.


I am very new to Bible Journaling and Faith Craft, but have 25 years experience in the crafting world. I am enjoying learning about the challenges of creating within a Bible (restricted space and the very thin paper!) and also tackling other Faith Craft projects (like my Zine, My Little Book of Faith – join my newsletter list to get the free download).


The Creative Christianity Summit will be a chance for me to explore faith and creativity that fits in around Lockdown.

Buy your ticket now (£39) and join in from 2 pm on Wednesday 17th June 2020. We will have access to all of the sessions for 12 months, so don’t worry if you know that your schedule will not allow you to be present for each live event.

Here are some of the speakers –

Thea Muir
Artist and Founder of I Am So Many Things

Josie Gamble
Creative Director at Christian Creative Network UK

Janina Victoria
Graphic Designer at Hillsong UK and Watercolour Artist

Chloe Ainsley
Eco-friendly designer at Chloe Ainsley Creative

Ian Barnard
Hand lettering artist (see my blog post on Lettering for his website).

Some of the creative workshops include –

Temitope Manning
Watercolour & brush lettering artist at Living Letter Designs

Heather Kauffman
Founder of HK Creations & Bible journaller

Doodling Faith
Bible Journaling workshop


There is a Facebook group for all attendees, so I would suggest buying your ticket now, and then you have several days of friendly chat and inspiration before the big event starts next week.

See you there!

Ali x

Illustrating – useful links for beginners (*Updated)

After the success of my first blog post in this series, Lettering, I will be listing some useful links for Illustration beginners. These will be mainly digital, as that is what I concentrate on. However, there are some links for those who love to work with physical mediums.

Digital Illustration

Bardot Brush is known for her fantastic Procreate brushes. However, her tutorials are amazing too. Go to her website – lots of freebies, tutorials (subscribe to her YouTube channel) and colourful inspiration. She is doing daily live streams too – on Instagram and YouTube. Her Making Art Everyday Facebook group and weekly email is something else to sign up for. Plenty to keep you busy!


Teela Cunningham from Every Tuesday is often noted as a Lettering expert, but her illustration tutorials are amazing. I have been doing one each day this week and gained so much confidence. Sign up for her freebies and also subscribe to her YouTube channel. (Scroll down to see details for her new Digital Watercolour Course.)

One of the designs I created this week after following an Every Tuesday tutorial.

Lettie Blue has a particular talent for watercolour on Procreate, including a great bundle of brushes. She teaches in several places, including Skillshare.


Art With Flo. Lots of freebies, a great YouTube channel and on SkillShare now.


Some great channels to subscribe to on YouTube –

James Julier (who has got a Patreon channel too). Lots of videos for beginners.

Teela Cunningham – my favourite teacher.

Pretty Little Lines. A really cute and pastel style.

Jungle of Colors. Includes some Affinity Designer videos.

Ghost Paper. A real Procreate specialist.

Karina Drow. Watercolour.


SkillShare. Here is a list of great teachers on there that specialise in illustration.

Yasmina Creates.

Lettie Blue.

Christine Nishiyama.

Liz Kohler Brown (click on the image below to go to her website. Subscribe for a very useful freebie for Procreate Beginners).


I have had several readers enquire about Watercolour on Procreate. I personally would go to Skillshare and just type “Procreate watercolour” into the search bar. There are so many wonderful classes to choose from. Liz Kohler Brown could be the ‘Watercolour Procreate Queen’, but Lettie Blue is definitely fighting her for the crown!

Edited to add. Teela Cunningham of EveryTuesday has just released her Watercolor Florals in Procreate course.


Hand Illustration

Artists Network. Free tutorials for drawing beginners.


I will be editing this series of posts as and when I find some fantastic new links for you. Please tag me in on Instagram when you create any illustrations #aliwadedesigns.


I haven’t tried Tombow pens, but this set looks gorgeous.

A fantastic set of pens in the current sale
(only a few left as of 2nd June)

These skin tone pens from Arteza sell out really quickly, so grab a set now! SORRY THESE ARE SOLD OUT. I WILL KEEP LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE OPTION.