I chose one of the pre-printed coloring pages from the March My Monthly Hero Kit as my focal image, and used one of the included assorted notecards as my card base. (The darker mat layer is the same color notecard, darkened for contrast with a Copic RV99.)
The main kit is shown above. There are several add-on items available as well (not pictured here), including the Ribbon Messages Stamp and Cut set that from which I used the "Happy Birthday" sentiment, as well as Marianne Walker's Coloring Foundations Flowers book, and an add-on stamp set, Marianne's Flowers.
I thought I would take pictures as I colored the pre-printed mums image--hope that helps! In case you can't see the marker numbers clearly up above, I used Copic G40, G43, G46, and BG78.
Here I've colored the blossoms. I googled images of Chrysanthemums, and several that I found had the upturned backs on each petal being quite a bit lighter in value that the top side. So I tried shading them that way. (I added some cast shadows later.)
Here I have added a sunny glow around my mums, as well as some cast shadows. I chose yellow because yellow and purple are complementary colors. One result of that is that the yellow makes the purples stand out.
I wanted to trim down my mums image so that the color of the notecard base would show. First I penciled a rectangle lightly, tracing the inside of a nested rectangle die. Next I used a paper trimmer to trim along the penciled lines, avoiding cutting my extending edges. Finally I used scissors to finish "fussy cutting" the extending leaves and banner edges.
I hope you get a chance to visit the links below and see what others have done with the March My Monthly Hero Kit! There are THREE prizes available on the blog hop, so be sure to check out the details on the Hero Arts Blog. Thanks for visiting today!