It's the first Monday of the month, and that can only mean one thing -- it's time for a new challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps Challenges (or JDS Challenges). Challenges are absolutely Anything Goes -- knitting, glass etching, scrapbooking, woodworking -- we want to see it all! There is a gift certificate for a project using a Jan Mahew image, and another random winner each month. There will also be 3 designer choice awards. Awesome!
Jan had several new releases in March. One was called Springtime, and it's what I used to design today's card. One of my favorite parts of spring is having the birds return. I eagerly await the first robin, the first loon on the lake, and the first bluebird. We have bird feeders and bird houses throughout our property. So, I really love this new Springtime set, with its bird and birdhouse theme. There are black & white and precolored versions available. I used the black & white on this card:
I picked up some inexpensive alcohol markers by Diamond Press, and used them on this project. You get what you pay for. I don't recommend them. Their shading was terrible. The light orange looked brown, and was darker than the medium and dark shades. I was very disappointed with them. After suffering through coloring the birdhouse and bird from the Springtime set, I fussy cut them both out. The sentiment is also from the Springtime set. I used a set of Spellbinders label dies to cut it out and back it.
I made the slimline card using a slimline cutting die from Tutti Designs.
I hope you join us this month at JDS Challenges. I'd love to see what you create, and I'd also love to see you have a chance at the 2 gift certificates. Use a Jan Mahew image to increase your chances!