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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Candy June 3, 2018 - 2:51 PM

I love the stamp you have used. The first card is very pretty with the soft colours. The second card is awesome!!!

B Pleune June 3, 2018 - 3:00 PM

Love the blue card, a lot of work!

Cindyellen Robinson June 3, 2018 - 3:54 PM

blues and greens are my favorite colors. that blue card is amazing’

FannyFa DG June 3, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Two wonderfuls cards!! But i prefer your model blue!
Hugs from France!

Marsha June 3, 2018 - 5:29 PM

I love coloring especially with Copics and pencils.

Emilia June 3, 2018 - 5:31 PM

The blue card looks stunning!

bev p June 3, 2018 - 5:32 PM

I didn’t think anybody but Kathy colored a background like that! I am not to that level yet but the result is stunning! I can see why you didn’t want to hide it. I think that technique shows off beautifully when you leave the rest of the coloring simple, like you have done. Thank you.

Kim Teets June 3, 2018 - 5:33 PM

Love both cards!

Marjorie DUMONTIER June 3, 2018 - 5:35 PM

Oh wow ! These are wonderful cards ! So delicate and elegant !

susan hammitt June 3, 2018 - 5:36 PM

looks like fun, I accept the challenge

Liz O June 3, 2018 - 6:01 PM

Love all your designs Tasnim! They are so elegant. How wonderful that Kathy Rac is celebrating the 10th challenge? she is a wonderful inspiration to many of us. Thank you for being part of this hop and for all uou share!!

Liz mca June 3, 2018 - 6:10 PM

Thanks for offering such a great prize. I’d love to try alcohol markers sometime

Clarissa Vicencio-Wickens June 3, 2018 - 6:17 PM

Thank you for the opportunity to join this hop and win some Altenew markers.

Gwen June 3, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Your cards are beautiful! I love using Copics the most for coloring.

Pai June 3, 2018 - 6:24 PM

that blue persian flower makes me think of chinese pottery! pretty!

Annette Hovestol June 3, 2018 - 6:38 PM

Both cards are beautiful. The peach and grey one is peaceful and the blue one is cheerful. Well done!

Mitzi June 3, 2018 - 6:43 PM

I love the soft colors of the first card. Thanks for the chance to win some markers.

M.FATEMA June 3, 2018 - 6:59 PM

Beautiful cards!
Especially love the Persian blue..goes perfectly with the motifs

Linda huffman June 3, 2018 - 7:07 PM

Two very nice cards. As I practice with some of my old markers I am liking the finished look a lot. Yours are beautiful!

Stephanie Z June 3, 2018 - 7:16 PM

I like both of your cards but I really liked the blue card :)

Dana W June 3, 2018 - 7:33 PM

Gorgeous cards!! My favorite is alcohol markers!!

Shona Chambers June 3, 2018 - 7:48 PM

These are just stunning Tasnim, might have to break out my Altenew markers today!!!!

Teddi June 3, 2018 - 8:07 PM

There can never be enough wonderful inspiration. Thanks

Angie B June 3, 2018 - 8:17 PM

Oh, how beautiful! I love both cards. I just love all the white space and the color combo on the first card. I do love coloring. My favorite coloring medium is Copics. I just love how they blend!

Julie Wexler June 3, 2018 - 8:26 PM

I love that you are using this challenge to do something you rarely do, rather than just checking the box w/ a small comfortable piece. Your efforts on the second card were totally worth it- the background makes the flowers sing! I love to color, and tho zig markers have been my fave for a while, I’ve lately taken to colored pencils and I’m hooked!

Tina Holman June 3, 2018 - 8:40 PM

Great projects, and am so excited to try to color each day of the challenge. I have not done it before, but all the projects are so inspiring!

Denise Mlady June 3, 2018 - 8:52 PM

Both cards are beautiful but my favorite is the blue card. It was worth the effort, it is stunning!!

Lauryne Cunn June 3, 2018 - 9:18 PM

I love the window you made on the blue card. So pretty! And, yes, I do enjoy coloring and I’ve been doing a lot of it lately, making several cards! It’s very relaxing to color.

Marcy Bennett June 3, 2018 - 10:04 PM

Your stamps, talent and inspiration are amazing – and your inks have brought my attempts to a new level. You make card making such a joy! Thanks

Jeanette June 3, 2018 - 10:24 PM

Oh the blue one. Gorgeous!

Marcie Lovett June 3, 2018 - 10:39 PM

Beautiful, Tasnim! Hard to believe it’s the same stamp. Love the blue – it’s easy to forget how beautiful monochromatic can be.

HOLLY D JACKSON June 3, 2018 - 10:54 PM

Beautiful cards! I love to color and enjoy the comics most!

Marcy Pietrek June 3, 2018 - 11:10 PM

I love your choice of colors and the white frame sets it off beautifully.

F. Andre June 3, 2018 - 11:14 PM

These colours are so pretty. I’m a relative beginner with colouring, but I’ve enjoyed water colours the most so far.

Gab June 3, 2018 - 11:55 PM

Absolutely gorgeous- especially the blue card!

Caren C. June 3, 2018 - 11:59 PM

Lovely cards!

Jo Ann Danchik June 4, 2018 - 12:35 AM

I know what you mean about not wanting to cover up that gorgeous background! What a fantastic solution. I love it!!

ANN WEINBERGER June 4, 2018 - 12:54 AM

Loving the beautiful inspiration pieces!

Amy Wazwaz June 4, 2018 - 1:57 AM

Wow. Coloring the back ground and leaving the flowers almost all white is striking. And so not something I would of thought to do. But I really like it. Boydo they ever pop.

Jenny Martin June 4, 2018 - 3:40 AM

2 very different and beautiful examples of how to use this stamp set!

Mary Reiner June 4, 2018 - 7:01 AM

Love your floral cards. The blue card with the white frame is stunning. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards.

Donna M. June 4, 2018 - 7:09 AM

My fav would be using alcohol markers bec of the ease in blending, but I’m dev’ing a fascination for watercolor (wish I was better). Both cards are lovely, but your blue background card is spectacular!

Faith June 4, 2018 - 7:16 AM

I would love to try these markers

Aileen Ryan June 4, 2018 - 7:19 AM

Tasnim it is so good to have you here again. I love both your cards, practice with your greys and they will not look so flat. Always your colour choices are wonderful. I know what you mean about not wanting to cut the panel. When I have stamped and coloured I hate to reduce in size in any way. I love to colour. Copics I have used for years and are easy and quick to use, pencils I love but are harder and newer, painting I love too but also newer at.

Alison Heikkila June 4, 2018 - 8:03 AM

These are both so beautiful. I especially love the blue one. It reminds me of old tiles.

Jennifer Scull June 4, 2018 - 8:21 AM

Both of these cards are wonderful and showcase your coloring skills beautifully! :)

StirYourCreativity June 4, 2018 - 10:16 AM

Very pretty design. Both the cards are stunning.

NWFlamingo June 4, 2018 - 11:05 AM

Yes I definitely like to color and I love to use my Copics most of all. Beautiful work!

Susan Romito June 4, 2018 - 11:06 AM

On your first card I love the contrast of the bright intricate flowers with the neutral, simpler leaves! And the blue card is so beautiful and so much coloring!!

Diane Zalusky June 4, 2018 - 11:34 AM

I love your cards and your colouring. Thanks for the inspiration.

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