30-Day Coloring Challenge: Day 16 – Day 22

challenge_graphic-4-revisedHello Everyone! I am still loving this challenge. I went away last Thursday and the internet access was spotty so I only managed to post one update via my Instagram. So I decided now that I am home, I can share what coloring I have been doing for the past 5 days.

I have yet to recap and post a blog on my weekend away but I will soon. During that time I spent four days with some of the most creative women I know up in the mountains in Jackson New Hampshire at a cozy Inn.

110On Day 16, I wanted to explore water coloring. Despite my nice accumulation of watercolor products, I hadn’t even cracked the seal on most.  My latest purchase was a set of 24 Derwent Inktense Watercolor pencils. So on my first day up in Jackson, I opened them up and started playing. The first thing I would say is that they are very neat and no worry of cross contaminating the water brush I used with them. What drew me to them in the first place was the vibrant colors. Typically water coloring is very muted, mostly pastel in color. But you can achieve vibrant colors if you choose to work with these pencils.

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On Day 17, I returned to my Copics and colored up a Saturated Canary image with some new copic colors that I recently purchased. She is so pretty and girly and I love everything about this image.

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On Day 18, I played with watercolor again (round 2) and the butterflies didn’t come out how I would like the first time around but will continue to work on it. I also made some pretty cards with the flowers I water colored. I can’t wait to try them with my Copics. It’s fun seeing the different results. I want to offer some water colored products soon so this play time is with the intention of gaining some skills.

On Day 19 was off to shop with Ashley and travel home! Yup, no coloring.

On Day 20 was my first day back home in my craft room. I needed to begin the process which takes me a while to put all my craft supplies back from my trip. I wish I could say I finished putting everything away but that is a lie and my family might call me on it, since they see my craft room everyday. But I am sure everything will return to it’s proper place soon.

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On Day 21, I only had 5 minutes between errands and appointments and catching up on work. So I began coloring up an old digital file from Mo Manning. I used her last Easter and will do it again. She and the bunny are just so cute, I can’t help but say awww every time I see this image. Mo is one of my favorite digital designers by far.

On Day 22, One again, nothing. Homework with the boys and work for me. So not coloring.

I am really trying to stick to this challenge. It is difficult on some days and others, very easy, but I am sticking with it. I do find posting it on my blog takes a lot more time so in the future I think I will continue my updates  on my Instagram account. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Happy crafting!

Belinda

30-Day Coloring Challenge: Day 11 – Hummingbird happenings

challenge_graphic-4-revisedOk, I am still sharing even if I literally only had 5 minutes to color. I have another digi from Just Inked that I am coloring. I liked it because it has a hummingbird which is my favorite. Just working on the leaves today.

day11I was too busy to sit and color more. But I didn’t want to miss a day.  Tomorrow I will finish coloring this image and share it with you.

Happy coloring!

Belinda

30-Day Coloring Challenge: Day 10 – Dainty Fuscia

challenge_graphic-4-revisedHello! More flowers today for me. It helps me cope with the snow and cold that remains. I chose a digital stamp from Just Inked Lined.  I always hang a fuscia plant from my deck each year and love looking at them.

day10aI think this was a freebie. I love the colors of fuscias. So I tried to find similar colors with my copics.

day10bThe beauty of this flower is that it has a long season and little care is required. My mother was the first one to get me one and I have been hanging them on my deck ever since.

Have a great weekend! I will be back tomorrow with another coloring session.

Belinda

30-Day Coloring Challenge: Day 7 & 8 – Botanical Notes

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Hello Everyone! I’m back with my day 7 and 8 of the coloring challenge. I had every intention of fitting in at least 5 minutes yesterday to color and truth be told, it didn’t happen. I just had a really full day of appointments and then we went as a family yesterday afternoon to go pick out Apollo’s new glasses. By the time we got home, ate dinner, picked out clothes for the next day, I fell into bed.

day7aThis is all I got done yesterday – just stamped the image.  This stamp is called Botanical Notes by Penny Black. I have had it longer than I would like to tell and just broke the seal to try it out.  I see so many possibilities with it and can’t wait to try them with this stamp. It’s a good size stamp too.

day8Tonight I was determined to get back on the bus and color. Sometimes when I fall off, I don’t return for a long while but having a challenge with others and posting them on the blog and my Instagram, helps to keep me on track.

I would like to play more with the butterflies coloring. I definitely will be using this stamp more. This challenge is not only helping me commit to improving my craft but also to open all the stamps I have been hoarding for some time now.  Very excited for the possibilities.

Good night!

Belinda

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