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!
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:
I 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!)
I 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:
After 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.
In 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.
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.
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:
Congratulations, Amy! Please e-mail us at email@example.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!
This is an amazing colouring the blue ones is beyond amazing .
I’m not very good at coloring, but when I do color I usually use Tombow markers. I sometimes use water color pencils but I’m not very good at it. Lots of room for improvement, lol.
Wow, I’d forgotten how much I love that set! I need to dig it out. And I really liked your blue card. Reminds me of a porcelain vase. I have been obsessed lately with watercolor pencils (Faber Castell Albrect Durer). It is much faster and easier to cover a large area and to adjust the value of the color than Copics. Then, you can use the same pencils to add details. No need to search for the appropriate matching color!
I can’t blame you one bit for not wanting to cut your colored background after doing so much hard work. I love that you decided to cut a window frame and just add a simple sentiment. It is beautiful!
That blue card is amazing! I like the font and size of the sentiment from the scribbled set. I hope altenew does an entire sentiment set with this font and size. I like copic coloring but want to get into watercolors
Great colouring! I love colouring and my fav medium is watercolouring but this challenge I’m going to try and improve my colouring with markers which is new to me.
Beautiful cards Tasmin. I’m really loving my Prismacolour pencils at the moment.
That blue and white card is absolutely beautiful and so elegant looking. I’m not much of a colorist but I have used colored pencils and markers.
You nailed it…..the blue and white card is very comforting. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us. I love Copics, but you’ve made me want to go back to my Prismacolors.
Your cards are just BEAUTIFUL!! Love the colors on both. I have been doing the color challenges with Kathy since the first one, can’t believe it is the 10th one now. So glad Altenew was part of her celebration. I use Copics by the way, almost forgot to answer your question :)
Wow! The colored background image is stunning!! I pretty much have all of the things when it comes to coloring – some copics, zigs, colored pencils. Copics are usually my favorite though.
Your coloring may look flat but the flowers are outstanding. Your blue based card is stunning! I love to color with watercolors right now!
Beautiful cards! The second card is stunning and such a great reminder to look at coloring differently! My favorite medium is watercolor.
So exhited about this challenge! Thank you for inspiration! Amazing cards)
I just love what you created–stunning. I have always been intimidated by coloring but recently purchased some Copics and am starting to enjoy coloring. I need to continue to practice to get better at it but will eventually get there.
The blue card colouring is great – an example of how to colour an image differently. Colouring is new to me, still finding my fav. At the moment it is watercolouring.
I wouldn’t have said your colouring is flat – I love the colours you’ve used for the first card, and the blue background for the second is amazing!
I love what you’ve done. I use Zig Real Brush Markers mostly and I just got a set of Prisma pencils, but I guess I have to learn more about using them. Thanks for the chance to win.
I love your cards! They are elegant and beautiful! Yesterday I tried the technique to color the background first and you’re right, it took me hours! But the effect es sooo cool that I think it worths the effort.
I love the card made with Persian Blue marker. It is so sophisticated and simple. I must try to replicate.
Alchool markers always make a piscture look nice!
I would have also not wanted to cut the panel that you really worked hard on. Both your cards are very pretty.
I love more the orange-yellow cards! Which is my favourite colouring medium? Water colurs, anything you can use with water!
What beautiful cards!
I’ve had these markers on my “WANT IT” list for a long time! I’d love to win these to use on all my scrumptious Altenew stamps!
You have always inspired all with your beautiful coloring…your cards are lovely..Thanks for the giveaway as well.
Beautiful, especially the blue card.
Wow beautiful cards, especially love the second one. But Such a long and great coloring work. The result is stunning.?
I love how you’ve designed the actual cards…very classy, indeed!
Beautiful cards ! Love the colours you have chosen! Especially the blues! Lots of work. I mostly use markers for colouring alcohol and zigs are my favourites . Xx
I never think of coloring mainly the background! I understand why you didn’t want to cut it.
So very beautiful!! You inspire me to get coloring!!!
Such beautiful cards.
Thanks for the inspiration….
Awesome cards, I especially love the colorful flowers with the gray stems and leaves, very unique! I enjoy coloring (painting) with regular and oxide Distress Inks.
Not all of us are talented at coloring and it is nice to see a beautiful piece of art that most of us can achive. Thank you for sharing !
Both of these are lovely. I have been wanting to get some of these markers to try but have not invested yet as I have so many coloring pens, pencils and markers already.
Both cards are lovely. I especially like how you framed your little piece of artwork into a card. The blue floral is just so pretty! I like to use colored pencils but i’m learning to use Copics & watercolors which can be fun & frustrating at times.
Fabulous cards! I don’t like to color but when I do it is watercolor with zigs or colored pencil with gamsol. So I would really love to try this markers!
I was never happy with the things that I tried
to color but I’m getting more comfortable
with it. The new pencils and markers
make it easier and so many colors are
a plus. I’ve vowed to do more coloring.
Love your blue piece. It is gorgeous.
The popped dots on the first was a fun
addition. thanks for sharing
Great cards. Inspired me to use my alcohol markers more. I like using my colored pencils best since I am better with them.
Both cards are just lovely.
I would love to try these markers!
Both cards are so beautifully colored! Thanks for the inspiration :)
Beautiful cards and loving the colors on each. This stamp is so pretty.
Beautiful coloring. I use pencils for most of mu coloring/
Great cards. I particularly like the blue one and can understand why you did want to cut up that panel. I’m not very good at coloring but figure Kathy’s color challenge is a good excuse to practice. Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful cards! I especially love the one with the blue background. Thank You for sharing!
Beautiful cards… loved the simplicity of the first and loved the punch of color in the blue card.
Beautiful projects!! And everything is so neat and tidy. I like coloring with watercolor most. Coloring pencils is a close second favorite, but still a lot to learn in using markers!!