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30 Day Coloring Challenge #4: Day 21 & 22


Hello Everyone! Yesterday was so nice. The weather for here was so sunny and warm for this time of year. I did finish coloring the image from day 21 and made a card yesterday. But I had to run the boys to the orthodontist and then take Apollo for his book club and never managed to write my post for yesterday. So I combining yesterday with today’s post.

day21aSo I almost cried when my Copic spit up on my paper. Sometimes if the markers are overfilled or from shipping they might needing to be decompressed (take both caps off for a second), they will all of the sudden push out a large amount of ink.  Well while I was coloring her tights, my marker put out a bunch of ink. Let’s say that it is great to know that I was the only one in my craft room because I didn’t say nice things. To add to the pain, I couldn’t find more copic paper to reprint the image to start over. So I decided to make a teaching moment of it – what to do with mistakes.

day21bSo I added stickers and I can honestly say if it happened up higher near her head, I wouldn’t mind but I did not like the cover-up on the chair. But I pushed on and mounted it on some coordinating cardstock and mounted that on some embossed cardstock in hopes to distract the eye from the hearts. I also said I would reveal the quote I chose for the inside of the card and here it is:

day21cNow for today, I chose another Mayzy Art image. Isn’t she cute with her little cupcake?

day22aI started with her skin and hair but I have to admit, I knew I wanted her skirt to be a jean skirt before I even started coloring. I love when I know the colors I want to use right away. Love it!

day22bI haven’t finished her but will get back to her tomorrow and make a card for her.

Happy coloring and have a great weekend!


30 Day Coloring Challenge #4: Day 20 Quick coloring of a princess

logoHello everybody! It’s Wednesday and I don’t know about you but it’s a dreary, cold, rainy day over here. I would love to curl under my favorite blanket with tea and a book but work calls me. I’m on cup number 2 of some delicious lemon green tea (shh..don’t tell my dentist) and the day isn’t even half over. Oh boy!

So I have a big list of things to do for work today so my coloring session was shorter than I had hoped. I printed up the cutest digi from Faery Ink. I discovered her amazing art on Instagram and have been a great fan since. Her stamps are so cute and really fun to color. So you will be seeing more here on my site as I begin to play with them more. For today’s image, I selected Princess of Hearts Fable and began coloring her.

day20aFirst thing I did was bring her cuteness into Silhouette and then started brainstorming the message I wanted her to convey on a card. Then I searched my quotes collection and then I designed the cover with the words Be you.  If you come back tomorrow, I will share the very beautiful sentiment I used for the inside of the card once I complete coloring.

day20bAs usual I started coloring the skin and hair first. I didn’t intend on having the highlights but then decided to leave them. Some days I can pick colors quickly and then other days, I struggle. Today was the later and I finally decided to color the chair cushions with the other color I was thinking about.

day20cIt was kind of regal so I thought that shade of blue worked. But then I am stumped on the hearts, her tights and shoes so I will pause here and return to it tomorrow with a fresh perspective to complete this card.

Happy coloring everyone!


30 Day Coloring Challenge #4: Day 19 – A little something

logoHello everyone! It’s day 19 of the coloring challenge. I had every intention of coloring and posting yesterday but it was really busy with the return of school routines, errands and then I just felt wiped out so I took time off.  But this morning I completed the card from Sunday.

day19aI pulled out an embossing folder of a tree that I thought would work nicely with this image. As usual, I took the time to make extra so I can make more cards later.

day19bI made sure to cut it slightly smaller than the card base and attached it. Again, I am loving the monochromatic look of white on white.


I decided not to use dimensional adhesive to attach her to the card and let her rest on top of the tree. I really love feeling this one it’s so lovely the way it hugs the corner of the card.

day19dThe final card is so sweet and simple. I haven’t put a sentiment inside but would love any suggestions. I was thinking since the sign says ‘one way’ that I could include the words ‘to my heart’ inside for a sweet nothing card. “What do you think I should write in the inside?

Happy coloring! See you tomorrow.


30 Day Coloring Challenge #4: Day 18 – I Completed a Coloring Page!


Good evening my crafty peeps! I almost forgot to post my coloring for today. It’s the last day of vacation and I had a great coloring session this morning and then went off to hang out with the family. Then I just climbed into bed looking forward to some good reading and I remembered I didn’t write a post for today.

day18a As I mentioned yesterday, this coloring page is of the West African Goddess Oshun.  Today I really had fun working on this page. Typically my coloring projects are on a much smaller scale. So this was a fun change.

day18bI told you I was coloring today in the morning but what I forgot to mention is that I was in my jammies! And they actually coordinate with my mat on my desk – too funny.  I wanted to try to knock out some coloring early and then spend the rest of the day with Leao and the boys.

day18cHere is the finished piece. I looked up this goddess on Google and most representations of her were in a yellow dress so I colored her’s yellow and then the rest was me. I also looked up West African birds to see I could find one that was red and I did find one that had both black and red so I colored the birds that color.

day18dI covered her jewelry, headdress and lantern (think it’s a latern) with clear Wink of Stella for added sparkle. I was so delighted when I finished I grabbed something else to color and started coloring up this Saturated Canary digi. I have had her a long time and even had this one print and cut on my Silhouette so all I needed to do today was to color her.


I think it’s funny how the digis all have big feet. I have big feet too but I like to think mine are within reasonable proportion to the rest of me.

day18fI colored up her skin, hair and skirt first. I used my favorite denim color combo (B95/97/99) for her skirt.

day18gMaybe her shoes are Uggs. I don’t know I colored them that shade for a neutral color with all the pretty pink for the top and leggings. Tomorrow I will make her into a card.

I need to go to bed but I will be back tomorrow. Hope you had a blessed Sunday.



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