Hello, today I have my card for the March Outlawz Progressive Challenge to show you. I reverted to one of my favorite card making techniques and that is combining hand coloring with digital elements. Paper Nest Dolls is this month’s sponsor and the image is LuLu Bee.

I designed my card in Silhouette Studio, creating a card panel that measures 4×5.25 inches. I filled the rectangle with a digital paper from the Flower Power Paper Pack by Gecko Girls and then placed the digi on top. I created an offset to the girl’s cutline to create a white edge around her and filled the offset with white. Then I printed her out onto Canson C’ a Grain Drawing paper.
I colored her with my Prismacolor colored pencils. I used the metallic silver and gold pencils for her wings and although there is no shading on them, I do love how they turned out. Once she was colored, I returned her to the Silhouette, being sure to switch off the cutlines for the girl and the offset as I wanted this all to be one layer.

I completed my card by adhering the card panel to a light purple cardbase and used an Altenew die to create a sentiment for the bottom corner.
That’s it for today. Thank you for stopping by.

Supplies Used

Canson C' a Grain Drawing Pad
Canson C’ a Grain
Prismacolor Premier Pencils
Prismacolor Pencils
Simple Greetings
Simple Greetings
Platinum 6
Platinum 6
Craft Tweezers
Craft Tweezers
Aleene's Tacky Glue
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Scor-Tape 1/8
Scor-Tape 1/8

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12 thoughts on “Springtime”

  1. Oh my goodness, Monica. This is so beautiful. I love the paper and your coloring is just amazing. What a stunning card. I wish I knew how to use my Silhouette. I have no clue how to do that type of thing. Right now, I have trouble cutting a simple image. I suppose I will learn, eventually.

  2. Oh Purple! Be still my heart! You are a hybrid whiz! Offsets, eh? Will have to see if I have that in my old PSE. I've made white borders on card sketches that I needed to print and made the printer paper background very light gray, I suppose that's the same thing but I just created a rectangle 1/4" bigger than the sketch, then dumped the sketch on it centered. Anything similar? It's a miracle I know anything in PSE because I learned everything I know intuitively and can't learn or remember unless I do it that way. {Sigh} xoxo

  3. This is so beautiful.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and the best of luck with your entry.
    Margo DT

  4. Beautiful Monica! The background screams SPRING! Thank you for sharing your cheery creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Join us each month for a NEW challenge. Good Luck, stay safe and happy crafting!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  5. Just perfect for the Challenge!
    Great project!
    We are so happy that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy.
    Stay safe and well.
    Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

  6. this girl's coloring is stunning !! Her dress looks so realistic, I love all the shadows on the frills of the dress. You are a true master of the art of pencil coloring. I won't even mention a word what I think about combining two digi images in one card. How can you be soooo capable? No, just kidding, I admire your skills

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