Thursday, June 21, 2018

Seize the Birthday on Day 21!

It's time for a new Seize the Birthday challenge! No toppings this week; if it's a birthday card, we want to see it. This worked out well for me, as I was able to combine making a birthday card with my colouring for Day 21 of Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge. Emily has given our group pretty floral images to work with today, so it was not difficult to transform one into a birthday card: 

The colouring itself was a good challenge for me, as I have trouble leaving "white space" when I colour, but I wanted to keep the blue mostly to the centre of the blooms. I'm relatively pleased with how it turned out. Possibly the hardest part of the card was positioning all the pearls exactly where I wanted them! 
If you need to make a birthday card anyway, why not add it to our gallery, and while you're there, admire the rest of the design team's creations. And if you did some colouring for your card, you can link to the colouring challenge too, even if it's your first time!

Supplies: white and blue cardstock, Fabriano watercolour paper, Altenew Starry Flowers stamp & die, Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings stamp, Versamark & Versafine onyx black inks, Ranger clear embossing powder, Zig markers, MFT blueprints 24 stitched rectangle die, Marvy-Uchida corner-rounding punch, (?) adhesive-back pearls

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Colouring Challenge, Day 20

It's Wednesday, the last calendar day of spring, and Day 20 of Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge. Today it is Tracey's turn to supply the image to colour, and yes... it's another person. :o I surprised myself by *gasp* enjoying colouring it! 

I found this a little intimidating at first... the hair is the focal point, so if it doesn't look okay, there's not much use in continuing. Also, when you are using images other people have sent you, you don't get a second chance! So I browsed around the corners of the internet for a while, looking at a few samples and suggested marker colours. If someone used three or four shades, I might have one of them. :P Finally, I just picked three I thought would work together, aimed to keep it loose, and jumped in. And I even like the results! I gave the panel some fancy edging, matted it with some shimmery paper, and there you have it. While I may go back and add a bit of bling later, for now it is done. 

Supplies: white cardstock, copper pearl paper, The Ink Road Bun Intended stamps, Memento tuxedo black & Versafine onyx black inks, Copic markers, Spellbinders Tulips Borders die 

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Colouring Challenge, Day 19

Day 19 of Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge, and today it is my turn to supply the image for our group. I reached back into the archives for a Unity image — while I've used the other stamps in the set before, I decided it was time to try this one: 

I know not everyone would pick a red container for their yellow daisies, but I probably would in real life, and did so here as well. ;) I gave my watercolour markers a break and went for pencils instead, and they worked particularly well for the thin lines of some of the leaves and stems. I went with the yellow of the flowers for my framing panel, and stamped the sentiment in the same grey as the image. 
I'm adding this to the Wednesday Frame It challenge at Simon Says Stamp. 

Supplies: yellow cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Unity Tulips and Daisies stamps, Versafine smoky grey ink, Ranger clear embossing powder, watercolour pencils, Spellbinders circle dies, fun foam

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Colouring Challenge, Day 18

Wow, the 18th of June already. And with it, Day 18 of Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge. Today we (Emily, Ardyth, Tracey, Tasha, Karen) are colouring images provided by Ardyth — more people! But kids, which seem a little more forgiving. 

Also, there are cats, yay! Not surprisingly, I chose to colour one person and two cats. The design muse was weak in me today, so I played around with some debossing of dies along with a die cut heart as background for my little grouping.  

Supplies: white cardstock, Basic Grey Kelly Purkey Mon Ami patterned paper, Waffleflower Hello stamps & dies, Essentials by Ellen All Inside stamp, Memento tuxedo black ink, Copic markers, QuicKuts hearts & Winnie & Walter Katharine cutaway dies

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Colouring Challenge, Day 17

Day 17 of Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day colouring challenge! Also Father's Day, which somehow translated into me spending much of the day in the kitchen. πŸ€” Nothing wrong with a little evening colouring, just makes the photography harder. Tasha supplied us with a beautiful floral image for today. 

Watercolours, oh how I've missed you! Tasha was nice enough to send us a choice, stamping this on different papers for either marker or watercolour use. (I think pencils would be possible, too.) While I'm sure daily practice with my Copics is good for me, I jumped on the chance to use my Twinkling H2Os and my Zig markers. I love using this shade of Twinkling H2Os (pearl blue) for glass jars as it gives a lovely opalescent look, plus a little shimmer. For the flowers I had every intention of colouring the centres purple and adding blue around them, but after adding the purple to all the flower centres then adding water, I had this lovely colouring and decided not to mess with it. I also chose not to add a sentiment, but to let the image stand on its own. 
Impressive photo staging too, don't you think? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ 

Supplies: green & Bazzill marshmallow cardstock, Bristol, Friendship Jar Summer Fillers stamps, Versamark ink,  Wow clear embossing powder, Twinkling H2Os, Zig markers, MFT Blueprints 24 stitched rectangle die

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