Monday, July 11, 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello and welcome to "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" blog hop. Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker loves to color and she is hosting her fifth 30 DAY COLORING CHALLENGE. The premise of the challenge is to color something every day even if it's just for 5 minutes. It doesn't matter what you color or what medium you use. Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start. Such a fun way to start the week! Kathy is one amazing colorer and I think we all aspire to color like her. I know I do! :) 

At the end of the hop, you will find an awesome GIVEAWAY from Hero Arts! Two shopping sprees of $25 each! Yay! Winners will be randomly picked from the blog comments.

So hopefully you've already visited Lin's blog - she's super talented, isn't she? If you have, you're in the right place! For my cards today, I used several Hero Arts stamps from the You're So Lovely set to create my cards. On the first card, I embossed the flowers in white and then used Zig clean color markers to color them. I then used the dies to cut them out. I also used the Zig markers to color the background and sprinkled some splatters to tie it all together. I ran it through the die cutting machine using the My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Rectangle die. Once I adhered the flowers to the white panel, I added some sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, glued it to the pink card base and called it done.

On this 2nd card, I used Copic markers to color the Hero Arts Antique Rose Stem stamp. I actually started coloring the flowers a few weeks ago in one of Sandy Allnock's Copic marker classes that I attended. Then this past weekend, I finished the coloring, cut out the white panel with the Stitched rectangle dies, and added the Simon Says Stamp Hugs greeting. I also colored the flowers with a Wink of Stella glitter brush marker to add some shimmery goodness. :)

So we hope you will color something each day -- just for fun, no pressure. And if you skip a day or two, don't feel like you have to catch up.

Thanks for stopping by today. Enjoy the rest of the hop and don't forget to leave a comment because there will be prizes! Your next stop on the hop is the super sweet Arlene McClung.

Supplies Used:
Hero Arts Antique Rose Stem stamp
Hero Arts You're So Lovely
Copic Markers, RV02, RV04, RV17, YG95, YG97
Zig Clean Color Brush markers
Simon Says Stamp Hugs die
Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangles
My Favorite Things Wonky Rectangles
Pretty Pink Posh Springtime sequins
Wink of Stella Clear

Sunday, July 3, 2016

I just miss your face!

Hey there.  Happy 4th of July weekend! Hope you're having a great long holiday weekend full of fun and festivities to help celebrate our freedom!

Yesterday I finally had a chance to make a card for the Simon Says Stamp Flickr challenge - Stencil it! I used the SSS Bold Flower Outline stencil for this card. First I blended 4 colors of distress inks and then I laid the stencil over that background and added more of the same colors of ink to make the colors bolder. That made the stencil come alive. :)

I also used the new stamp set from SSS called Shine On. The greeting is from the WPlus9 That is All set and has a lot of great sentiments. They also have dies to go with that set now too! yay!

That's all for now. Have a great rest of the weekend!