The March challenge is "stamping + watercolouring + your choice of one other".
On the challenge parameters, there is a great list of the possibilities for the "your choice". I saw burlap on the list and thought it was a great opportunity to use a piece of cream burlap I bought recently as it keeps the border very CAS. Here's my card:
My focal image is also very CAS. I started by doing a watercolour wash for the background. As it dried, the green bled upwards into the blue, giving a lovely grassy effect. Perfect for my bird perched on some taller stalks of grass!
I stamped the bird / grass image in green on the watercolour background. And, because I didn't want the bird to be green, I stamped the image twice in brown on a scrap of watercolour paper. Working with the two brown images, I cut one of the birds out without colouring it, then watercoloured the other brown bird in shades of brown and cut it out. And glued the two brown birds on top of the one stamped in green on the background to give it some dimension.
I used my stitched rectangles to die cut the panel. Watercolour washes often warp the paper so I glued a second rectangle of heavyweight cs to the back of it to flatten it out. I popped it up with some foam tape.
I'm so excited about this challenge as I think it will help people start to bring in a bit more mixed media to their CAS cards. The challenge runs until March 24th so there's lots of time to join in!