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

by Tasnim

Hello!

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.

Giveaway:

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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 winner@altenew.com 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!

tasnim

 

 

 

 

SUPPLIES USED:

Floral Motifs Stamp Set
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Scribbled Flowers Stamp Set
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Artist Markers 36 Color Set
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kathleen dumpert June 2, 2018 - 1:35 PM

Thanks for sharing your coloring tips! I love to color stamped images and right now I am into watercoloring.

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Sue McRae June 2, 2018 - 1:42 PM

Love the color combo on the first card, so pretty! My favorite medium right now is water coloring but I’d really like to improve on my alcohol marker skills.

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Patty Eifert June 2, 2018 - 1:43 PM

Beautiful cards!! Your blue card is just breathtaking!! I have never colored in a whole background before. I can see why you didn’t want to cut any part of it off, and I LOVE the idea you came up with to frame it….really makes it pop with the white frame around it!

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Lana June 2, 2018 - 1:44 PM

Love the cards! I need to try this out!

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Teri W June 2, 2018 - 1:45 PM

I love these cards! So inspiring!

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Henriëtte June 2, 2018 - 1:45 PM

Gorgeous cards Tasmin, love the colours. I love colouring, it’s so releaxing. My favorite colouring medium on this moment is pencil, but I also like ink. I have some alcohol markers but not enough to colour with shades, so those I only use for backgrounds and things that don’t need shading.
It’s such fun to do the 30 Day Coloring Challenge, thanks for the fact that you also participate to the challenge!

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Linnea Sundstrom June 2, 2018 - 1:48 PM

i’m surprised to learn that you’re not a big colorer! these are great!

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Dee Earnshaw June 2, 2018 - 1:51 PM

love the colors on these cards – awesome designs:)

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Mary Moisan June 2, 2018 - 1:52 PM

Love coloring using watercolors and/or copics.

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Laura palmer June 2, 2018 - 1:53 PM

Beautifully coloured flowers!

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Daria Zender June 2, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Both of your cards are beautiful! I am a sucker for blue and white together – it is just so crisp and clean-looking. I tend to use my Copic markers the most; being a perfectionist, watercolor (with less control) tends to intimidate me.

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Barbara Walborn June 2, 2018 - 2:00 PM

Love this stamp set!

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faith robeson June 2, 2018 - 2:10 PM

This stamp is super cute

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Dina Carroll June 2, 2018 - 2:13 PM

Both cards are gorgeous. I love when a stamp can be used in such different ways.

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Irene Royster June 2, 2018 - 2:14 PM

I have a love hate relationship with coloring lol I love my watercolor pencils and my markers but I always struggle to decide what colors I want to use in which part. I’m always so excited to start and then I get mad that I can’t make my mind up.

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Samantha Johnson June 2, 2018 - 2:18 PM

That is a gorgeous floral image! I have been wanting to try those markers, I sure hope I win.

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Christy Q June 2, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Lovely cards!! Your designs are beautiful and I love your second card – such a great idea to make a window to spotlight your background coloring! I enjoy coloring with my watercolor mediums such as Zigs, watercolor dots and my Gansai Tambai watercolors.

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Amy reagan June 2, 2018 - 2:20 PM

Wow! Love them both! I’m going to try coloring a background today!

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Fran June 2, 2018 - 2:21 PM

Both cards are absolutely gorgeous! I love the second blue one but I’m not sure if I have the patience to color the background so I admire everything about it!! Beautiful!

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Cardhappyone June 2, 2018 - 2:25 PM

Love the Blue card and putting it in the white window…stunning!

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Marianne June 2, 2018 - 2:25 PM

I think you are selling yourself short. You really should do more colouring, because i love the cards you have created.

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Nandini Karmarkar June 2, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Beautiful cards. I recently bought the Artist Marker set A after a lot of thought. Honestly, I did it maily because I am a part of AECP. But I am totally hooked now! I have ordered some more markers. Looking forward to using them!

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Ericka Strange June 2, 2018 - 2:28 PM

Beautiful cards and I love the blue. I love coloring with watercolor but need to practice more with alcohol markers! Gorgeous job!

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Linda BL June 2, 2018 - 2:33 PM

Your cards are so elegant. I love them both. I am still trying to decide which is my favorite medium. I use pencils a lot but recently purchased some alcohol and water color markers. Still trying to learn to do blending. I do love to color and find it relaxing.

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Wendi J June 2, 2018 - 2:36 PM

You did a beautiful job coloring both cards. The blue background must have taken a while but was well worth it. I would not have cut it either.

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Lisa Shireman June 2, 2018 - 2:38 PM

My favorite coloring medium at the moment is Copic coloring. But for this 30 Day Coloring Challenge I am practicing watercolor with my Marvy LePen brush markers. ?

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Wilma June 2, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Beautiful colors! I like to use watercolor markers but love to try other mediums. Unfortunately it’s not always easy to find the time for coloring…

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Michelle Hackett June 2, 2018 - 2:48 PM

That is such a beautiful stamp set. Both of your cards came out great. My coloring medium of choice are colored pencils and gambol. I feel like I can control the color better with them than with copies.

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Susan Brannan June 2, 2018 - 2:49 PM

That Persian blue offset with the turquoise is stunning, beautifula and I don’t blame you not wanting to chop it up! X

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Neudorf Terry June 2, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Love the fist card . I like to color with types of mediums . Thank u for sharing

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cyndi morris June 2, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Love those cards. I’ve wanted the Floral Motifs stamp set for a while, but now it’s definitely on my wish list. Beautiful colors.

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Donnalee June 2, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Love the coloring!!! Beautiful!

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Joyce Erb June 2, 2018 - 2:55 PM

Love the Coral card!

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Stef Perry June 2, 2018 - 2:56 PM

Your cards are beautifully done! I especially love the one with the blue background. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

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Patti Painter June 2, 2018 - 3:01 PM

Lovely cards, and I do remember that set. I love your grey leaves, I am been trying that some myself lately. Thanks for sharing your coloring. I love all types of coloring mediums, sometimes it is the stamps that calls for one style from me and sometimes it is the mood I am in. thanks….

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barbara lassiter June 2, 2018 - 3:04 PM

I think your cards are colored most beautifully. One reason I make my own cards is because I love to color…… to create from paper, markers, colored pencils, watercolors, inks, etc…..It’s blog hops like these that inspire me to continue to improve my coloring abillity!

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Marsha Guskey June 2, 2018 - 3:10 PM

Lovely cards! I’m not great but I love to watercolor, I find it very relaxing and I love the soft look.

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Karen Page June 2, 2018 - 3:26 PM

I wouldn’t have been able to cover up so much of that coloring!!! I love both color combos so much… I must remember to use gray in floral images! That is just beautiful!!!

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Karen N June 2, 2018 - 3:27 PM

I love to watercolor stamped images! Altenew is my favorite stamp company!

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Nancy Leppek June 2, 2018 - 3:35 PM

These are so lovely and I love that a stamp can be used in such different ways. Thanks for inspiring us!

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FeM June 2, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Wow your coloring is amazing. I like to use color pencils when coloring but I think I’m almost ready to try alcohol markers.

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Lisa June 2, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Altenew has the best flower stamps which is what I like to stamp the most. Coloring using pencils or markers or even water coloring is so much fun with these stamps. I love both the cards and I think the black and grey leaves look great!

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Elaine Gogal June 2, 2018 - 3:43 PM

I love the color combinations, the coral flowers are stunning and my favorite shade of blue!

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Disha June 2, 2018 - 3:53 PM

You have created so elegant and sweet cards. They are really very simple, elegant and pretty.

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Lisa June 2, 2018 - 3:53 PM

Awesome, Tasnim! Thanks for your encouragement & inspiration! I’ve always loved to color. Colored pencils, especially Prismacolor, are my most favorite medium. Thx again!

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stefani majorossy-lott June 2, 2018 - 4:07 PM

I love the way you handled the
background of blue with the white flowers really fresh and vibrant.

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Diana June 2, 2018 - 4:09 PM

I love the colors you chose!! Very pretty!!

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Cindy Aguirre June 2, 2018 - 4:12 PM

I love to color. I rwally like Copics and my distress markers. Pretty cards!

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Ellen Fayard June 2, 2018 - 4:13 PM

I love the blue and white card and what you did with the window. Very nice. I think you did a great job coloring. Thanks for sharing!

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Mayanna June 2, 2018 - 4:19 PM

I love your cards.. especially the second one.
Thank you for using an older set… sometimes I feel overwelmed by all the new beautiful ones coming out… and forget the ones I already have…

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