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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Jean marmo June 2, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Simply stunning cards. Such gorgeous coloring.

Laurie Pickerel June 2, 2018 - 4:35 PM

Beautiful cards! I love coloring, especially with Copics. I would say watercolors are my favorite but I’m not very good with them.

Paula Gay lopez June 2, 2018 - 4:39 PM

A few years back my life turned to chaos. After a 30-year marriage I now found myself single. The stress of the divorce and the problems with my father and family I ended up getting lupus along with the fibromyalgia that I already had osteoarthritis just a whole slew of medical problems which included severe depression and PTSD. The only relief I found was through coloring it helped my depression and helps me COPE in all the situations I found myself in. You could say it saved my sanity I’m extremely grateful. I really enjoy the flower motif

Zehra June 2, 2018 - 4:56 PM

I love the coloring, both cards are beautiful.

Patricia June 2, 2018 - 4:57 PM

Wow love them amazing coloring. I love coloring and my favorite medium was copic markers and pencils

Dana M June 2, 2018 - 5:03 PM

Stunning cards Tasnim! I love the colors of the first card. Fantastic layout for the second card, clean and stunning.

Peggy Pride June 2, 2018 - 5:07 PM

Lovely choice of colors and technique.

Carolyn S June 2, 2018 - 5:09 PM

Really beautiful cards! I like that you reached back for an older set too – we don’t always need the latest and greatest (even though I want to).

Melanie Froling June 2, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Lovely cards. Love the vibrant blue on the second card.

Nicole June 2, 2018 - 5:22 PM

Your cards are lovely, it makes me want to get this stamp set out of the drawer ?

Sandy Mullenix June 2, 2018 - 5:27 PM

It may have taken a while but the second card you made was definitely worth the time it took. I love it. Your first card is beautiful.

karenladd June 2, 2018 - 5:27 PM

These cards are so beautiful and I especially like the blue version! I am trying to learn how to use alcohol markers but am still a beginner, but I have to start somewhere, right?

Donna Lewis June 2, 2018 - 5:31 PM

Beautiful cards, Tasnim. They are just so elegant. I love the blue background. What a clever idea!

Julie June 2, 2018 - 5:41 PM

That stamp set is lovely. The vivid blue background on the second card is stunning,

Nora June 2, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Oh wow!! These cards are STUNNING!! I LOVE the blue one and that would be elaborate coloring for me too!!

Lynne Jardine June 2, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Beautiful cards, I especially love your gorgeous blue floral panel :)

Lisa Uribe June 2, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Your coloring is great – it’s not overly done and makes me feel like I can achieve the look without too much frustration.

Barbara Tsipouras June 2, 2018 - 5:47 PM

Beautiful cards. I do like to color with my copics

Wendy Fisher June 2, 2018 - 5:58 PM

Beautiful cards!!

see mary stamp June 2, 2018 - 6:19 PM

You have the most beautiful floral images. I own a number of Copics but don’t feel skilled at using those yet and just purchased some Prismacolor Colored pencils, but what I find I’m enjoying the most right now is some very basic watercoloring.

Deepa June 2, 2018 - 6:19 PM

I love the choice of Blues you used! So simple and beautiful. I find colouring so relaxing and I love using alcohol markers. They blend so nicely and I’ve been saving up to get your markers!

Holly Paplow June 2, 2018 - 6:24 PM

I LOVE the blue card, so beautiful!

treen June 2, 2018 - 6:28 PM

hi there, I love your cards. I’m wanting to try coloring some backgrounds during this coloring challenge. I recently bought many of the altenew mini cube stamp pads. I tried using them for watercoloring and I love the colors! Its wonderful that they have colors in groups that go so well together. its one of my favs for the time being. lol, i have so many. thanks for the inspiration. I always enjoy your work! hugs, treen

Deb June 2, 2018 - 6:31 PM

mastering the art of coloring and shading is something I truly want to accomplish! I’m always looking to create a work of art masterpiece. That way I can keep my example and create similar ones from that.

Carrie June 2, 2018 - 6:38 PM

I LOVE your blue and white card. I love coloring floral images and my go to coloring medium is Zig clean color real brush markers.

Jenny Lloyd June 2, 2018 - 6:50 PM

So simple and so stunning. Altenew stamps were the first I used for my first ever 30 Day challenge.

Stephanie June 2, 2018 - 6:51 PM

I love the window effect on the blue and white card. It is stunning. I love to color with watercolor pencils, and then use the water pen to give my cards dimension. I get a lot of inspiration from this blog. Thank you.

Maureen Reiss June 2, 2018 - 6:59 PM

These are Really BEAUTIFUL cards!!! Thanks for the very generous giveaway!!

Kathryn A June 2, 2018 - 7:04 PM

Beautiful cards! I especially love the blue one. I love to colour, and I usually choose watercolours as my medium.

Jackie Bednar June 2, 2018 - 7:05 PM

I really love the idea of leaving the flowers white and coloring in the background what a great idea. It looks so different from your first card.

Claire A June 2, 2018 - 7:06 PM

I bought that set…what a beautiful pair of cards you have made with it. I love the CAS two tone blue in the second. So pretty!

Golda June 2, 2018 - 7:10 PM

For not coloring frequently, you did a great job! I love the one you “framed”! Apparently, I don’t pay enough attention to Altenew products, as I hadn’t realized you had Artist Markers. How fun!

Brandi R June 2, 2018 - 7:20 PM

These are great. I actually REALLY like the look of the first one. I think you are too hard on yourself. These are beautiful and I love them both. Oh..and I love to color…and with just about anything. Love my pencils, and my markers, and watercolors. I can’t say as I have a favorite medium. I’ll gleefully admit that I even love my Crayola crayons….especially with a good old fashioned coloring book (with the same type paper I grew up with).

Judy June 2, 2018 - 7:20 PM

Beautiful cards–your coloring really makes the images shine!

Katie Johnson June 2, 2018 - 7:26 PM

I love your cards and art work. Truly lovely!

Larissa Heskett June 2, 2018 - 7:31 PM

SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE the Images and Coloring!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Dana Kirby June 2, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Beautiful cards!! This is my first time playing along, so fun and so much inspiration!!

Kristie H June 2, 2018 - 7:44 PM

What lovely coloring! Love the clean and simple look of both cards! Beautiful!

Terry B. June 2, 2018 - 7:46 PM

I love coloring with my colored pencils.
Beautiful cards, btw!

Crystal June 2, 2018 - 7:47 PM

These are really prett cards – I love the colors you chose! The blue and white card reminds me of Delftware pottery… :-)

Kathy J in Ellicott City June 2, 2018 - 7:51 PM

Wonderful cards!

Keely Jones June 2, 2018 - 7:51 PM

Beautiful cards! Love the colors!

Angeline Choo June 2, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Both cards are pretty but wow wow wow, the second card is just stunning!!! LOVE the different way you colored

Heather Nelson June 2, 2018 - 7:52 PM

Very pretty! I love the blue and white card. I understand not cutting up your creations. I like Set C

Beverly Uhlmansiek June 2, 2018 - 7:55 PM

That blue and white card is stunning! Love both examples! Thanks for your generous giveaway!

Tammy Nyenhuis June 2, 2018 - 7:57 PM

Oh my, that Thinking of You card is simply gorgeous! Love the blue and the flowers and can definitely understand not wanting to cut it up.

Betty June 2, 2018 - 7:59 PM

two lovely cards, Tasnim – especially love the blue and white one – so dramatic with the contrast!

Teresa Doyle June 2, 2018 - 8:01 PM

Tasnim, I think you did a wonderful job colouring both of your cards, they are great.
I love to colour but sadly I have no idea about mixing colours or colour theory in general. (To be honest, I suck at it but I love to colour just the same.)
I like many mediums, w/c, Zigs & Copics. Copic’s are my favourite at the moment. I am actually working on a ‘collage’ of flowers from the Adore You set right now, as I am honing my skills for both masking and alcohol markers. Heaven knows I need all the help I can get. haha

Fran Smith June 2, 2018 - 8:06 PM

Wow! Absolutely love these cards and the simply beautiful colors that you used.

Michele Lourenco June 2, 2018 - 8:08 PM

I have to say my preferred is using Copic markers. I feel they are very forgiving, especially because I don’t have much skills!

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