Friday, March 24, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 24

Welcome to my Day 24 project for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  Wow, it will be all over in just under a week.  Amazing!  I chose a digital rose from a free site.  I'm sorry, but again, I don't know exactly where I got it, but I do know it was free.  I apologize to the artist.

This image has a lot of shading already, making it easy to color.  I cut it out with a Sizzix die so it is ready to pop on a card base.  Love it!!

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Thursday, March 23, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 23

I'm here to show you my Day 23 project at the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  This time I used a Close to My Heart stamp that is retired.  After using my Spectrum Noirs, I cut it out with a Tim Holtz die, dusted it with chalk while it was still in the die, then mounted it on another cut from the same die set.  It's card ready.  I just have to decide what kind of card it will become.

I hope you're having a wonderful day!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 22

Hi, Crafty Friends!  Greetings from me and my little sock monkey friend.  I had this digi image for years and do not know where I got it.  I apologize for not saving it properly with the name and/or artist. I think it's adorable and colored it for a little girl.

We don't have many days left to the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  It's hard to believe how far we've come!

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 21

I did a small amount of coloring for Day 21 of the 30 Day Color Challenge.  These are images from Fawn Lawn's Baked with Love set.  I think I've had this set about 2 years.  This is my first time inking any of the delightful stamps.  Again, these small images presented a bit of a problem for me.  But I like how they turned out, although I had to color the mixer twice before I got it to my liking.

I think this images are so cute and fun.  I look forward to making a card with them.  Enjoy your day!

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Monday, March 20, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 20

Another day, another colored image - it's Day 20!  This time I completed a card for the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I love to line dance so this is a favorite image of mine by Robert Jackson.  It's called Doing the Wobble.  The image actually depicts a number of ladies dancing, but I fussy cut the dancer in front since I had made a card with the entire group previously.  This card will go to a line dance friend for her birthday. 

I'm going to enter this card in a few other challenges also. 

Cardstock:  Recollections 110 lb (white) and 60 lb (black)
DP:  My stash
Spectrum Noir Markers:  TB4, 5; PP1, 2; PL1, 2; IG4,
Copic Marker:  E35
Rhinestones:  My stash
Sentiment:  Computer generated

Crafting from the Heart #151 - Anything Goes 
Crafting with Friends #39 - Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #44 - Anything Goes
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 19

This 30 Day Coloring Challenge is amazing.  I'm checking in with Day 19!  I colored an image using a Rubber Necker stamp I've had for years.  I bought it at a stamp show because I really liked it.  But then I realized I should color it.  I was intimated so never used it.  I decided to it was about time to step up and break out my Spectrum Noirs.

I think she is so pretty!  I would love to wear an outfit like that on a summer day.  But no matter how hot it is, I don't do sleeveless any more - LOL!

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Saturday, March 18, 2017

30 Coloring Challenge Day 18


It's Saturday, and time for Day 18 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  These little fish images are from a Recollections set I purchased many years ago and, you know what's coming:   I never used it before.  I'm finding smaller images are difficult for me to color because they are small.  But these fish will make a cute card after I fussy cut them and design a scene.

I wasn't as successful at shading as I wanted to be, but overall I'm satisfied.  And I'll just keep on keeping on.

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Friday, March 17, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 17

I have another card today for my entry for Day 17 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I colored a birthday cupcake for my niece, my nephew's wife.  This card is late, but it will get to her soon, I promise. The cupcake is a Cricut cut from the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy cartridge with coordinating stamp. In addition to coloring the cupcake with my Spectrum Noirs, I inked through a stencil to create the background panel.  I added a sentiment and side border in addition to putting some WOS on the frosting to complete the card.

The days coloring just fly by, I tell you.  Have you been able to enter and play along with Kathy R and the rest of us?

Cardstock:  Recollections 110 lb
Ink:  Close to My Heart Blush, Memento Rich Cocoa
Stamps:  Close to My Heart
Border:  K & Company
Spectrum Noir Markers:  PP1 & 2, TB1
Stencil:  Heidi Swapp

 Cardz for Galz #43 - Pretty in Pink
Stamplorations CAS Challenge March- Anything Goes (Option Use Sky Blue)
Dies R. Us #69 - Borders and/or Edges

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 16

Welcome to Day 16 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I needed a birthday card for a friend so I decided to do some more loose water coloring of the Cling Cyclamen stamp by Stampendous.  I used Distress Inks again, but pinks this time.  (I previously colored this image in red for Day 11 here.)  So I actually finished a card instead of just coloring the image and saving it for later. I used a stitched die to cut out the panel after water coloring the flowers, mounted it onto some DP and then onto the card base.  I added the die cut sentiment and some sequins.

This loose water coloring technique is fun.  I definitely found it relaxing and plan to use it more in the future.  It gives a nice soft look to images.

Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb white
Designer Paper:  My stash
Inks:  Distress Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Mowed Lawn & Crushed Olive; Memento Tuxedo Black
Dies:  My stash (happy birthday) & Fawn Lawn Stitched Rectangles
Sequins:  Pretty Pink Posh

In addition to posting at the 30 Day Coloring Challenge, I also entering some others.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Bit O' Green
The Flower Challenge - March - Anything Goes
DL Art Thankful Thursday Challenge #200 - Flowers

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 15

Wow, we've reached the half way point of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  Just goes to show, time does fly when you're having fun!   I have another flower from the Close to My Heart stamp set Enjoy the Moment (retired).  The set doesn't name the flowers.  I tried googling it, and found someone who called this a morning glory.  I'm not sure that is correct.  Maybe someone who really knows flowers can confirm that for me or correct me.  Here it is, whichever flower it may be:

I realize I colored purple flowers a day or so ago.  But purple is my favorite color.  Next time, I will definitely use another color for flowers.

I'm off to stamp or print another image to color for tomorrow!

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 14

This image was both easy and hard for me.  It's easy because it doesn't require much in the way of color, but that made it hard for me also. It's another very old Close to My Heart stamp set, Enjoy the Day.  I love the set - it's perfect for so many types of cards. But I have never colored it before this challenge.  I used the daisies earlier.  And there is one more flower I will use later.

Besides using my Spectrum Noir markers, I used some clear WOS, which, unfortunately, does not show in the picture.  I believe I'm starting to enjoy this challenge more and more each day.  I'm so glad I finally decided to join in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 13

For my day 13 project in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge I colored these Altenew flowers this afternoon.  Previously, I have inked them in layers.  So this time I used only the outline stamp and colored the flowers with my Spectrum Noirs.  I could/should have masked them, but I wanted to keep it as simple as possible and do some quick coloring.  I used to never buy line images like these because of the coloring aspect, but now I wish I had more.  I can definitely see myself coloring these again in different colors.  It was fun!

I reviewed some videos on YouTube in an effort to learn more so I can color better.  I definitely learned more AFTER coloring this card front.  I so admire true artists like Kathy R who can make images just pop. I just really want to relax and enjoy coloring.  This challenge is really helping me.

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30 Coloring Challenge Day 12


Yesterday was Day 12 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I colored a stamped image, but did not have time to post so here it is today.  As usual, I've kept it simple.  This is a old stamp from Close to My Heart that I've had for several years. 

This is going into my box to be made into a card later.  I am going to color another image for today, Day 13, and post it later.  Have a good one!

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

30 Day Coloring Challenge Day 11

It's the weekend!  It promises to be ok weather wise here in Georgia.  We had 71 degrees yesterday, but the forecast is for 62 degrees and light rain today.  But I'm not complaining.  I know the forecast is really extreme for some folks.  I hope all manage to stay safe and warm.

This is my project for Day 11 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I used this image on my blog earlier in the week here.  This was my very first attempt at loose water coloring.  I liked it so well that I decided to use the technique and stamp again.  But this time I only stamped the cyclamen once before water coloring it with Distress Inks.  I am going to use this stamp a couple of more times to make some cards that will probably be Easter cards or maybe I'll save them for birthday cards.  I am really liking the loose water coloring method.  So get ready to see this technique more often from me - LOL!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Try to get in some crafting.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

30 Day Color Challenge Day 10


We're at Day 10 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.  I never thought I'd make it this far, but somehow I have.  I colored this little guy earlier today.  He's the partner of the penguin I colored on Day 1.  This time I used grays instead of black.  My blending is a little bit better, but, apparently, these darker colors pose a problem for me.  I'll keep working on my technique.  But here we go:

I hope to be back tomorrow for Day 11.  This is hard work, believe me, but I'm sure it's worthwhile.  I hope you have a great weekend.

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