Mixed Media Card Challenge March: Hint of Spring

In some parts of the world we have seen massive snow storms over the past few weeks, and even if March has already started, we may still need to wait for the first signs of spring. In Finland snow has almost melted from southern parts of the country, whereas the Northern areas still offer perfect skiing conditions. This winter my daily job has kept me really busy, and I hate to say that I've not been skiing even once this year. I'm not too fond of winter nor the cold weather but I still love skiing. Well, maybe next year will not be as hectic as the current, and I'll have the chance to enjoy winter the proper way!

In the March Mixed Media Card Challenge we are already putting winter behind us and are looking for the first signs of spring:

And here's my card:

As background I used heavy watercolour paper, on which I stamped the main image. Using masking fluid I masked the bird and the birches, and coloured and stamped the background. Once dry I removed the mask, coloured the bird, and glued down some black thread in the bird's nest.

The little grean leaves are cut from folded green cardstock.

I made this card to my colleague, who will start working for another company soon. I'm wishing her all the best for the future - hopefully her spring will be filled with sunshine!

Wishing you a nice week!
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  1. Oh my God! I love love love this beauty :) I can't stop staring this card :D

  2. I just LOVE this card Elina! the water coloring is beautiful - and the nest with the white bird is stunning against the yellow green colors!

  3. Gorgeous watercoloured background. Love the mix of bright yellow and soft green ... and the text on top looks awesome. Great job adding lots of dimension with your thread next and shaped leaves. Fabulous card Elina! xx

  4. Sigh... this card is just so perfect in every way! Btw, what company is the vintage background stamp from?

  5. So pretty!!!

  6. Wow your watercolor is awesome!...Thanks for sharing your details!

  7. I really like this fresh spring card. The leaves and nest are an amazing idea!

  8. A treat for the eyes. So soft and Spring-filled and full of hope.