The 10th “The Daily Marker 30-Day Coloring Challenge” Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Tasnim


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!

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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:

DSC 0756I 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!)

DSC 0786I 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:

DSC 0765After 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.

Floral Motifs Persian blueIn the end, I got the look I wanted in addition to the comforting thought that my laboriously colored panel is still there in the back and you can almost see it if you peek through the window.

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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.


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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: 

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Congratulations, Amy! Please e-mail us at 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!







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Kailash June 2, 2018 - 11:08 AM

I love to color and especially love using any type of marker!

Michele F June 2, 2018 - 11:09 AM

Tasnim, this is my first 30 Day Challenge and I am SURE that my Altenew collection will come out to play and day now!!
Your card is gorgeous [I don’t have this set!!] I agree this gorgeous blue number is totally frame-worthy!

Teresa DeWitt-Pierce June 2, 2018 - 11:15 AM

I love these two stunning cards and especially the one with that blue background! I totally see why you didn’t want to cover it up and the framing is just perfection. Thank you and everyone participating to celebrate the 10th coloring challenge!

Jeanne Boardman June 2, 2018 - 11:16 AM

Your cards are beautiful! I love the way you mounted the blue panel, what a lovely way to showcase your coloring.

Patt H. June 2, 2018 - 11:20 AM

Great idea to showcase the gorgeous blue behind a frame. Really shows it off. Both cards are beautiful! Just keep on coloring!

Debbie June 2, 2018 - 11:26 AM

beautiful cards!! Going to have fun hopping along.

Lynda K June 2, 2018 - 11:27 AM

Gorgeous! Love the intensity of color and the
mounting of the colored piece in a white frame….perfect!

Lisa Moline June 2, 2018 - 11:28 AM

Love your cards, they’re really beautiful! Love these coloring challenges – there is always so much great inspiration!

Evelyn B June 2, 2018 - 11:31 AM

That cobalt blue background is so beautiful. I really like how you gave depth to each white flower with the blue into the middle of each petal. Looks so good! The frame was the perfect way to finish your lovely coloring!

Terrie D. June 2, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Both of your cards are beautiful! I love how you framed your colored piece on the second card :) I am very new to coloring, so I have enjoyed using colored pencils and gamsol. Thanks for the chance to win…I would love to try these markers!

Rosali June 2, 2018 - 11:37 AM

The first card is so soft and pretty! And the second so beautiful – great inspiration for partial coloring!!

Naama E June 2, 2018 - 11:37 AM

Oh wow, love these! Especially the second one, it reminds me of Iznik ceramics, just gorgeous! And love the frame solution :)
I really enjoy coloring, I usually use water based markers because I have them in more colors, but try new things whenever I can ^^
Thanks for the gorgeous inspiration! xx

Barb Schmidt June 2, 2018 - 11:38 AM

Beautiful cards… My favorite medium is a tough one, I like them all. I like mixing them. I love COLOR! Right now I’d have to go with watercolor…

Lynn Foote June 2, 2018 - 11:39 AM

Absolutely stunnlng,both cards. I love the colours used they are very appealing.

MBFairySky June 2, 2018 - 11:41 AM

I love effect on the second card ! This blue it’s my favourite color !
Thanks for sharing and the chance to win !

judy June 2, 2018 - 11:42 AM

Haven’t tried the markers yet. Looking forward to it.

Pooja June 2, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Beautifully colored cards !

Megan N June 2, 2018 - 11:46 AM

Gorgeous, Tasnim! I really do love that 2nd card. That is one thing I love about Altenew – you guys have designed stamp sets that can be stamped in multiple layers, or that can be colored. Such versatile designs!

Renee Cassidy June 2, 2018 - 11:47 AM

Love the colors in those marker sets. Need to check the sets out. Your cards are beautiful!

Barbara Schmitz June 2, 2018 - 11:50 AM

Love coloring especially with Prismacolor pencils. So relaxing!

Cissi June 2, 2018 - 11:55 AM

What a beautiful set of cards. I understand that it took a while to color the background but it’s stunning!

MJ June 2, 2018 - 12:03 PM

Your cards are gorgeous. I love the background on the blue one. Thank you for the inspiration.

Marcia June 2, 2018 - 12:05 PM

What a great way to use the artist markers! Your cards are always so very pretty!!

Andrea Hastilow June 2, 2018 - 12:07 PM

Both your cards are very beautifully coloured, the second looks very like the technique Kathy was showing on her today piece ( day two) I would be proud to be the person that did those pieces so would you x

Mary-Anne V. June 2, 2018 - 12:10 PM

Beautiful colouring and love the wonderful stamps you have to colour.

Shelly June 2, 2018 - 12:11 PM

These are so pretty! I love coloring with markers, though lately I’ve been using colored pencils. :)

Charlotte Deerborn June 2, 2018 - 12:14 PM

I love to color with watercolor pencils. Love the card.

Lucy E. June 2, 2018 - 12:16 PM

I think that your coloring is very pretty!
We need to listen to Kathy and remember that we should just color and not worry about all of the rules. We can’t all be pros at it and the beauty is in trying :-)
My favorite coloring medium is alcohol markers because I can shade more easily than with colored pencils.
Thanks for your generosity!

Karen C June 2, 2018 - 12:17 PM

I think the sending hugs is lovely. You should not criticize your own work..let us ( privately ?) …you did a great job on both cards

Mirella Rogan June 2, 2018 - 12:17 PM

Thank you so much for being part of Kathy’s wonderful hop and challenge! Your cards are beautiful, and it’s so nice to see use of different techniques on one stamp set. I do enjoy colouring, although I still have a LOT to learn. My current favourite medium are ZIGs, but I’m also practising my Copic colouring every now and again :-)

Marie Maksud June 2, 2018 - 12:17 PM

I have started to colour with copics and also with distress or watercolour but my technic is very basic. But I love this moment of tranquility and peace that gives you

Jessica Francisco June 2, 2018 - 12:19 PM

I love coloring and usually grab markers when I want to practice. :)

Super Stick Chick June 2, 2018 - 12:19 PM

Beautiful cards, love the coloring and this stamp set.

Chris Handy June 2, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Your blue card is stunning

Pia Larsen June 2, 2018 - 12:33 PM

I love to colour but dont find/take the time to do it often enough. My favorite medium at the moment is the Zig Clean brush pens.

Patricia Mello June 2, 2018 - 12:34 PM

Hi Tasnim,
Thank you for sharing your two cards especially considering you wished the leaves didn’t look so flat in the first one. It is an encouragement to those of us who are not perfect at coloring either. I absolutely loved the frame you put around your second (blue background) card. It was perfect!

Angela Myhre June 2, 2018 - 12:55 PM

Beautiful coloring! I would love a chance to try the altenew markers! I really like both cards and the work you put in on the second is evident. Lovely ???

Shari M June 2, 2018 - 12:56 PM

Wow love both of your cards especially the blue one! Thanks for sharing your coloring!

Margaret June 2, 2018 - 12:57 PM

Your cards are beautiful! The warm colors with the grey on the first card is a lovely effect, and the window on the second is very striking!

Gail Larsen June 2, 2018 - 12:59 PM

absolutely gorgeous. I am glad you did not cut the panel. Very creative solution.

Kirsty Vittetoe June 2, 2018 - 1:00 PM

Nice soft coloring…Such great cards!

Cynthia Cole June 2, 2018 - 1:01 PM

I do love to color. My favorite medium lately is Copics but watercolors are usually my forte. Your cards are lovely!

Melanie June 2, 2018 - 1:06 PM

I love the blue card! It’s so simple and pretty. I don’t have many markers so I usually use watercolors or pencils, but I#m really tempted to stock up markers to get better with that.

SusanME June 2, 2018 - 1:07 PM

Beautiful coloring! I do love to color, and lately have been gravitating to colored pencils.

LaNell Taylor June 2, 2018 - 1:15 PM

Wonderful stamps. The coloring is beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Isabelle June 2, 2018 - 1:18 PM

Your two cards are beautiful ! Blue being my colors, I prefer the second version, but they are both really great. Thank you for the inspiration.

Trina June 2, 2018 - 1:18 PM

Love the Persian blue and that card is a stunner! Can see why you didn’t want to cut it apart.

Sheri Kempke June 2, 2018 - 1:21 PM

Gorgeous coloring here! I do love to color and I like to use lots of mediums–copic markers, colored pencils, watercolor pencils and water color markers–it seems I just like to play and switch it up. Of course I always have my little rag from Kathy, my white gel pen, my sparkle glitter pen and my fine Sharpie nearby, just as Kathy would reccomend!

Jennifer Meister June 2, 2018 - 1:26 PM

Thank you for sharing! I love seeing new coloring tips and tricks! Beautiful cards

Stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) June 2, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Wow, love both cards, especially the blue one. What a stunning creation!
I enjoy coloring and am trying to use more watercolors!

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