It’s You Day

Hello everyone… March is here already. I am so looking forward to see more colorful Spring flowers everywhere 🙂 I hope you all are as excited as I am!

Today, I am joining STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge as their Guest Designer. This March Challenge theme is all about Stamp & Spring.

And here is the March sketch:

My card today is inspired by the March Theme and a bit of mixed media on it: watercolor pigment powder, stamping, colored pencils, archival ink, glitter and pearl gems.

First, I created the background with Color Burst powder and water. I added the pigment powder on my craft mat and spray with some water, then I smooshed the watercolor paper in it. I dried one layer at the time to create the depth of the the colors on top of each other. It is watercolor pigment powder so it always reacts with water. I also sprinkle some water on it and dabbed it of with paper towel for the extra dots texture on it. Then I run the panel through my die cutting machine with the the largest die from Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Nesting Die – CUTplorations.

STAMPlorations March Theme & Sketch Challenge

This is my first time to try the no-line watercoloring 🙂 and I LOVE IT!!! I stamped the Lily flower from the Smile Stamp – Dee’s Artsy Impressions with Antique Linen Distress Ink and I colored them with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils. I blended the color with the Prismacolor Colorless Blender Pencil.

STAMPlorations March Theme & Sketch Challenge

And then I added some glitter on the colored flowers with Spectrum Nior Sparkle Glitter Brush Pen to give them some shine… Oh I love to put it under the light and enjoy the glittery and shiny flowers 😀

I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set with archival ink pad on a white cardstock stripe and cut the banner tail with non-stick micro-tip scissors.

Last step is to put them together on the card. First I added the watercolored and die cut panel on the card base with lots of glue 😀 Then I added the flower with some liquid glue. And then I added the sentiment banner on the card with 3D foam tape. And I finished my card with some pearl gems on it.

That’s my card today. I hope you all like it and be inspired to create Spring themed projects this season 🙂 THANKS A BUNCH for visiting me today and you all have a fabulous day weekend!

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48 thoughts on “It’s You Day

  1. Wow! Just wow!! What an amazing background! And then, look at those charmingly pretty flowers!! Teach me some coloring, please!!! Love this amazing creation Helen!!

  2. Beautiful card, you are definitely preparing for spring with those fabulous colours. Love the colour choices of your color burst for you back ground too.
    Thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. Wow, Helen, your colouring is spectacular and this card is such a beauty! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolour Challenge and CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge!

  4. Gorgeous card Helen! Love your beautiful watercolour calla lilies. They just pop off that gorgeous deep turquoise background. And the glitter adds a special touch. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour and CAS Mix Up!

  5. These lilies are gorgeous, Helen! What a wonderful job you’ve done with the Prismacolor pencils! Love the depth of the watercolor background too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!

  6. what a beautiful smooshed background you created for your lovely blooms! Wonderful sparkle and colors Helen – thank you for joining us in the CAS Mix Up Challenge! Julia xx

  7. Wow this is gorgeous Helen! The colours really pop from the card and these flowers are perfect for the no edge watercolouring. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Rubber Dance, and I hope to see you again tomorrow. Have a fun week, Sue xx

  8. Oh wow! This is the most beautiful card I’ve ever seen. Thank you for joining us over at Rubber Dance! Hugs, Susanne.