30-Day Coloring Challenge Part 2: Day 5

challenge_graphic-June-650Hello Everyone! Day 5 here and I am going strong.  This is no easy thing this time of year but I am giving it my all.  Today, I was once again inspired by Kathy and pulled out my newest coloring book I had bought a few weeks back from Barnes and Noble on the bargain table.  It has all sorts of Mandalas to color and I have been fascinated with them for years and thought I would give it a go. The paper quality isn’t the best for my copics so I used my Ranger distress and StampinUp markers.

day5aThey do seem a bit daunting at first but once you start coloring it’s not so bad. It’s just picking the initial colors that took a few minutes. Of course it helped that I have a limited number of distress and stampinUp markers. Nothing like my Copic collection that I love so much.

day5bI chose this one to color first because it had butterflies in it.

day5cI don’t think you have to finish these in one sitting and although I would like to, I have other work and I had to post this so I stopped here. I will be sure to share the final piece.

Happy coloring and have a blessed weekend!!

Belinda

30-Day Coloring Challenge Part 2: Day 4

challenge_graphic-June-650Hello Everyone! Day 4 is here and it was really tough to squeeze in time today. I was inspired by Kathy at The Daily Marker’s post today and wanted to whip out my embossing powder and water color paints.

day4aI used the WPlus9 Flora & Fauna stamps and heat embossed a hummingbird and butterfly (two of my favorites) on some watercolor paper.

day4bI used my Koi Water colors from Sakura and created a sky background. The funny thing is that I get nervous with water-coloring. Since I don’t have much experience with it. But it is actually very forgiving if you have a paper towel handy.

day4cThen I mixed some colors to paint the flowers and attempted to create some depth with shading. I have not glued those sequins down yet. I’m on the fence whether to use them or not. I like using my watercolor brush so I don’t have to have a cup of water but I think I will try it with my brushes to see what different affect it will create.

Well I am in between making dinner and going to an open-house at a local school so I must go now.

See you tomorrow!

Belinda

 

30-Day Coloring Challenge Part 2: Day 3

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Hello Everyone! Day 3 is here. I had to run errands this morning and my afternoon is pretty packed so I squeezed in a little time to pick colors and color up a Mo’s Digital image.  This will be a spoiler for some of my readers because they participate in my monthly ATC swap. But I am working on my May (yes, I’m behind) ATCs right now and this little cutie is going to be on them.

day3aUnfortunately I don’t have a finished project to share because it goes on my ATC and I can’t spoil everything. I once again used my Hex chart. I think it will definitely be my go to for coloring moving forward. It just makes sense.

day3bSo here is one colored up and my ATC group will see the finished ATC when I mail out their packages early next week.

Hope you all are coloring or crafting. It’s just good for the soul!

Have a blessed day and I will see you tomorrow.

Belinda

30-Day Coloring Challenge Part 2: Day 2

challenge_graphic-June-650Hello Everyone! Well today I was inspired by the blog hop on The Daily Marker which is hosting this coloring challenge. I went to Laura Bassen’s site for the hop and she created this card technique only her’s was with circles. Unfortunately I ran out of my Copic Xpress paper so I had to use a cheaper alternative to try this out.  So the blending didn’t happen as smooth as I would like but I still love the result.

This month many of my family and friends (including me) have a birthday. So I am quickly working to make cards to send. Thought that would make a perfect coloring assignment for today.

day2I used the hex chart again and it was really helpful for selecting colors. When my order of xpress it comes in, I am definitely going to make more. I used my Silhouette to cut out the heart balloons in various sizes.

My question for you is this – should I add lines for string on the balloons or leave them floating in the air?

Happy coloring!! See you tomorrow!

Belinda

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