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Friday, September 22, 2017

Colouring Challenge Day 21


Day 21 of Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 20 Day colouring Challenge... and a day I thought I might have to give in and call a failure. Angela sent us a Harvest Berries image to work with, and I decided I wanted to halo the branches with green. I haven't used watercolour pencils yet, so used one to colour around the leaves and branches, then faded the colour out with a paintbrush. IT LOOKED AWFUL. It really did! I wet the watercolour paper and tried to soak up some of the colour, but it still looked horrible to my eyes. Then I tried adding a lighter green to the rest of the panel, and while it looked a little better, it was still not good. Vellum to the rescue! 


While it's still far from my favourite card, I think the vellum, frame and gold sentiment make it into an okay card. Wish me better luck for tomorrow! 

Supplies: Stampin' Up very vanilla & Bazzill Basics textured pale green cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, vellum, Papertrey Ink Harvest Berries & Clearly Besotted Fancy Sayings stamps, Veramark & Hero Arts black dye ink, pirate's gold embossing powder, watercolour pencils, MFT diagonal stitched rectangle dies

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

More Hedgehogs for Day 20!


Day 20 of Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, and today I've got another hedgehog card. I think hedgehogs are adorable (at least in stamp form, I've only met one once) and can't think why I don't have any hedgehog stamps of my own. So I'm grateful that Angela sent a couple of different versions. For today, I coloured just one from the images that Ang sent, so I'll have more to play with some other time. ;) 


I used distress markers to watercolour this time around — a few are starting to dry out, and I likely won't bother to replace them now that I have Zigs, but I do like them for colouring sometimes. I also couldn't resist giving my hedgie a little bit of a pink belly to go with his rosy cheeks. With the stump and wooden sign, I chose to keep to the theme with some patterned paper and wood veneers. 

Supplies: white & black cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Echo Park Everyday Eclectic patterned paper, MFT Happy Hedgehogs, Hero Arts black dye ink, distress markers, MFT blueprints 24 dies, Studio Calico wood heart veneers, pop dot tape

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tis the Season for Colouring!


Day 19 of Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, and I'm sneaking in another Christmas card for the stash with today's colouring. Angela sent us three different choices of Honey Bee's pickup truck to use, but I knew I wanted to use the Christmas one. It took me a while to decide how to work around the black Christmas tree in the back, though. Then it came to me: stickles! 



I coloured the truck with Copic markers, adding a little silver glitter pen to the running board and wheel rims. I kept the green glitter just thick enough to turn the black evergreen green without adding too much dimension. The sentiment is heat-embossed in white, and I think by keeping my strip of glitter cardstock a darker silver, this qualifies as a great Christmas card for a guy. With the glitter times two, I'm linking this to the current Simon Says Monday challenge, Shimmer and Shine


Supplies: Craft Smith red cardbase, Canson watercolour paper, American Crafts charcoal glitter paper, Lawn Fawn patterned paper, Honey Bee Stamps Happy Little Pickup & Papertrey Ink Think Big Sentiments #5 stamps, Versamark & Hero Arts black dye inks, Hero Arts white embossing powder, Copics, Spica silver glitter pen, Recollections green glitter glue, pop dot tape, fun foam

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Small Bird Colouring


Another day, another card made after some colouring for Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge! Today is one of my stamp picks, and I chose these two small birds: 


I tried to keep my watercolouring fairly loose, to go with the sketched look of the birds. It took a while to decide what else I wanted to do with the card, but eventually decided on this background stamp with lots of tiny hearts. After embossing it with sparkly embossing powder, I used some blue watercolour powder with a generous amount of water for the emboss resist. A sweet little sentiment finished the card. 
With the watercolour wash along with heat embossing and watercolouring, I am adding this to the current CAS Mix Up challenge.




Supplies: navy & Papertrey Ink soft stone cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, STAMPlorations Smallbirds, Holiday Artsy & Unity Layers of Love stamps, Versamark, Versafine onyx black, broken china, spun sugar & chipped sapphire distress inks, Ranger clear & Hero Arts sparkle embossing powders, Magenta Nuance cerulean blue watercolour powder

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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Colouring Challenge Day 17


Happy Sunday! For Day 17 of Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge, Emily, Angela and I are playing with a cute Lawn Fawn set called Jump for Joy. I used Zig markers to colour the hedgehog, owl and rake, but then decided to use sponge daubers and distress inks to give less definition to the leaf colours. 


Lawn Fawn stamps always seem to want to be made into a cute little scene, so that's what I did: 


I didn't have any of the sentiments that go along with the images in this set, so I went digging deep into my Unity stamps for one of the few fall-related sentiments I have. While I was at it, I found that cute little tree for the background. I sponged an autumn sky but decided the grass could still be nice and green. 

Supplies: white & Bazzill green textured cardstock, Canson watercolour paper, Lawn Fawn Jump for Joy & Unity (?) stamps, Versafine onyx black, Hero Arts black dye & fossilized amber, carved pumpkin & gathered twigs distress inks, Ranger clear embossing powder, MFT blueprints 24 & Paper Smooches stitched dies, MFT cloud stencil, Zig markers, pop dot tape

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