Today we are celebrating the 10th “The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge”!
Kathy Racoosin from the daily marker started this fun 30-day challenge back in March 2015 and now, three years later, we are already on the 10th challenge! What an amazing accomplishment!
You may have come here from Kathy’s blog, if not you can always go back and check out the full list of the amazing people who are joining the hop today!
The goal of this challenge is to color something every day even if it is for a few minutes and share it with the crafting community. If you are new to this challenge, you can read more about it here.
I was very excited to create something for this blog hop; one, because Kathy is awesome and, two, because I rarely ever color and this was a great opportunity to do just that!
I made two cards using one stamp set for the images. I went for an older set, do you remember this one? It is the Floral Motifs Stamp Set. This set is filled with outline images so it was perfect for coloring:
I stamped everything in black, then colored in using Altenew Artist Markers. I used Coral Berry, Frosty Pink, Buttercream and Warm Sunshine for the flowers, and the lightest two grays for the leaves. The leaves look so flat! (Now you know why I don’t color much!)
I added a sentiment from the set Scribbled Flowers and finished the card with a few yellow enamel dots.
For the second card, I did a bit of elaborate coloring (for me!). Before I show you the finished card, let me show you what I colored first:
After stamping the floral pattern, I kept the flowers mostly white and colored the background using Persian Blue marker. Boy, did that take a while to color! Originally, I had intended to cut a smaller panel and mount it on a card base, but I just couldn’t bring myself to cut this up! I also didn’t want to use it as is, so after some trial and error, I decided to cut a window out of a white card and mount the colored panel behind it.
That’s it from me! Feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you enjoy coloring, and if you do, what is your favorite coloring medium?
Your next stop on the hop is Concord & 9th.
Please leave a comment here for a chance to win Altenew Artist Markers Set B and Set C. We’ll announce one lucky winner on 6/5/2018 on this post.
Our giveaway winner is:
Congratulations, Amy! Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: “The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge Giveaway Winner” and we will set you up with your prize! Thank you to everyone who hopped along and left a comment here!
Have a happy crafty day!