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Mar 3, 2021

Ellibelle's Crafty Wednesday - March Challenge

Hello and happy March! 

Welcome to a new theme for my Crafty Wednesday challenge hosted right here on my blog! I'm so happy you decided to check it out and of course I'd love for you to join in too! You can find last month's top picks at the end of this post, there were so many gorgeous entries!! The linky tool is also at the end as well as a quick summary of the guidelines.

This Month's Theme:

I don't know about you, but I am soooo ready for spring color and spring flowers, so this month I picked the theme of ................................

Spring Colors.

As always, the theme is optional and you may share any of your handmade cards and crafts, and all entries will be considered for my top picks. 

This Month's Sample:

This pretty floral image is another one I had purchased from Power Poppy last year when they  had a sale. I have to admit, pansies might be one of the hardest flowers ever to color!! I really struggled with this image!

Once again, I used my   Faber Castell polychromos pencils on  Neenah 80b card stock. I printed the image twice so I could fussy cut the pansies and adhere them with  foam tape. I used a scallop circle Nestabilities die to cut out the image and then inked the edges using Spun Sugar Distress ink

The patterned papers are from my stash and the label sentiments from My Favorite Things. It's a retired set but this set from Altenew would make a good alternative.

Related Products:

I used  Versafine Onyx ink to stamp the label sentiments.

Power Poppy Digital Image // MFT Sentiment (old - options) // Spun Sugar Distress Ink // Versafine Onyx Ink // Faber Castell polychromos pencils //  foam tape // Nestabilities Dies // Cutterbee Scissors // Neenah 80b // Patterned Papers from Stash

Related Products:

This post may include some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links. As always, this is at no cost to you. Thank you so much for supporting this blog!

Recent Posts you may have missed:

I'm linking up here:
Anything Goes:
Everybody-Art-Challenge - Birthday // Unicorn Challenge - Feminine // AAA Birthday - Patterned Papers // Dream Valley Challenges - Hand Colored Image // Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper - Patterned Papers // Crafty Friends Challenge - Birthdays // Digi Doodle Studios Challenge Blog - Beginning with F (Flowers) // Pearly Sparkles Challenge - Use a Digi // Simon Says Stamp - Beautiful Blossoms // 

Last Month's Top Picks:

I will continue to add my favorites to the dedicated Pinterest board, but going forward I will once again showcase the top pick's creations with links to their individual blogs, which will be removed at the start of each new month's challenge to remain in compliance with GDPR.

Choosing favorites is never easy but something that needs to be done and here are my top picks in the order of entry.

No. 22 Maryann Scrap

No. 52 Maria

No. 58 Sheryl Hare 

Congratulations! Your top pick logo is below. Feel free to post it to your own blogs if you like to!

To play along this month simply use the linky tool below.
Thanks so much for stopping by!!

A few things to remember:

  • You may follow the theme or anything crafty goes.
  • Backlinking is allowed.
  • You may combine with any other challenges.
  • You may use any brand of stamps/digis/products (no company restriction).
  • No more than 3 entries per person please - no worries if you end up with more.
  • Please do include a link back here to my blog in your blog post.

Note: Top picks will be selected from the entries shared with the linky tool. The top pick's creations will be displayed the following month along with their blog links until the start of a new challenge. If you do not want to be featured, please do not use the linky tool.


brenda said...

Beautifully coloured Ellie and so nice to see hints of spring in blogland as well, a very welcome sight.

B x

Marilyn said...

Congrats to the top picks!
Have a great day!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Votre carte fleuri est superbement colorée.
Merci beaucoup, Ellibelle, d'avoir choisi ma carte dans le Top Pick.
Je suis très heureuse et fière d'afficher le bage sur mon blog.
FĂ©licitations aux autres gagnantes.

Your flowery card is superbly colored.
Thank you very much, Ellibelle, for choosing my card in the Top Pick.
I am very happy and proud to post the bage on my blog.
Congratulations to the other winners.

Jennifer said...

This is so pretty!!

Curated By Jennifer

Tracie said...

What a beautiful card. You flowers have been colored beautifully. Thanks for playing along with us at PIP Challenges.

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing your art at Crafting Happiness Challenges this week, and hope you'll link up again.
:) Janis, Owner & Design Team

Joanne said...

That is beautiful! I just made some spring/ floral cards this morning. I'll try to get a post thrown together with some photos so I can link up here.

Andrea said...

Nice card - wonderful flowers coloring. Thanks for joining us at EAC.

Pip Lewer said...

Such a lovely spring card. The patterned paper sets off the flowers perfectly. Thanks for playing along with us this month at AAA Birthday.

Jane said...

Such a pretty card! Love your beautifully coloured flowers and card design. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Debbie Mageed said...

Wow, Ellie, this card is absolutely gorgeous! Love your beautiful coloring and wonderful details like popping a couple of the pansies! I see no struggle at all, just lots of love in the process - that shows, for sure! Have a great rest of your week!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful image and colouring..

Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT

Suze said...

Pretty card Ellibelle. I like the soft colour scheme. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

The Liberty Belle said...

Very pretty! Have a great day!

Uschi said...

Adorable card! You can really see spring by looking at your birthday card. Wonderful colours and wonderfully coloured. I like the 3D-Effect. And I hope the four-leaf clovers will give us all the luck we need for the coming time. Thank you for sharing your card with the Challenge #485 at EAC.
Hugs Uschi

Amy Johnson said...

How beautiful! I love spring colors!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I hope this is the right place to comment on the lovely floral card you made. The image of pansies and clover definitely shouts "spring" and you have coloured them beautifully. Thank you for entering our Everybody Art Challenge this week with this pretty card! Hugs, Lesley

Vicky Hayes said...

Your card is beautiful and is a glorious tribute to spring! I can never resist spring colours :) Vicky x

Granmargaret said...

Thank you for the challenge. Lovely sample card

Cross Stitch Claire said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Unicorn, Claire DT x

Jan Mahew said...

Stunning coloring Ellibelle! Love the vibrant colors of your spring bouquet. Thank you for sharing!

Maryann scrapbooking said...

Merci pour ce beau challenge et pour l'inspiration merveilleuse de la D.T.

Thank you for this great challenge and for the wonderful inspiration of the D.T.

Madison said...

Lovely card. Great Colours. Thanks for entering Polkadoodles Digichooseday. Madison

mugdha gujarathi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! The vintage pattern paper is going along beautifully with the perfactly colored flowers.Thank you for playing along with us at AAA Birthday Chall.enge

NickScrapShack said...

Such a pretty card! I love the colour combo, perfect for spring. Wonderful CAS design too. Thank you for playing along with us at DIGI DOODLE STUDIOS challenge. Best of luck! Hope to see you back with us soon again. Nick

Claudia Martins said...

Beautiful creation! Loved it!! Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafts Galore Encore. We hope to see you again.
~ Claudia Martins DT ~ xx