30 Day Coloring Challenge #4 – Day 2 – A card

logoHello Everyone! It’s Tuesday and day 2 of the coloring challenge. After yesterday’s craziness, I decided the first thing I would do this morning was to get my color on!! Yesterday my tools of choice were color pencils and today, I have gone back to my love – Copics!

day2aI had printed up this Saturated Canary digi a long time ago and only colored one so this one was begging my attention.

day2bI usually color skin and hair but first but for some reason I jumped from skin to clothes before coloring in her hair. I have been playing around with colors lately for my brown skinned beauties and decided not to go with the black or dark brown that is predominantly used and went straight to a camel color brown for fun. Since we all know I love books, I thought I would find a book sentiment to create a card with this image. I found the one I used on Pinterest.

day2cI used my Silhouette to design a fun sentiment to add to the card once I finished coloring. I matched the color of the font to her dress and because the sentiment used the word ‘dream’ I decided a cloud shape would be the perfect shape for a print and cut on the Silhouette. I also wanted to shake it up a bit and oriented the cloud 90 degrees counter clockwise.

day2dI couldn’t find my matching distress ink pad to edge the clouds so I used my Copics to create the effect.

day2fI used this lovely paper from Crate paper and enamel dots from My Mind’s Eye to create the dream bubbles.

day2eI’m pleased with the final card but I need your help. What color should I make her earrings? Gold or Silver and in the little box on the cover I want to right the word ‘Read’. What do you think?

With Lin’s encouragement I would like to enter this card for the Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge

Happy coloring and I will see you tomorrow!




  1. Hi Belinda, thank you for visiting me at tanglemouse and leaving such a lovely comment. First thing to say is I ,I’ve your blog, what a brilliant, bright and friendly layout. Secondly, this card is beautiful. I love your colouring – amazing skin and folds on her skirt. The sentiment is lovely to and I like how you have added it.

  2. Hello, Belinda! I’m so glad you left your address on your comment on my blog! This card is darling! I love your choice of papers for this cute image, and the clever way you added your sentiment! You should enter your card in the Simon Wednesday challenge – it’s Anything Goes this week. Here’s the link, but it closes soon – tomorrow morning:

    • Thank you Lin! I didn’t know they had challenges. Thanks for the visit and the encouragement. You have made my day!

  3. I must say, you’re great with the copics! Lovely coloring, Belinda! I agree with Sue – the sentiment really looks great!

    • Thank you Ashwini! I really like when I can find a sentiment that works and then pulling it all together becomes really fun. Some days, I sit there for longer than I should trying to come up with a good sentiment! Thanks for the visit.

  4. The colour combination is absolutely elegant, and you are SO great with your Copics! I have amazed by the skirt’s folds. And the sentiment…it is so perfectly done with these dots!

    • Thank you Catherine! I am trying to practice coloring clothing more lately because I want them to pop. So your comments make me happy. I was also thrilled to use up some of the dots because I tend to hoard!!

  5. Beautiful my friend! I always encourage you to enter contests/ sweepstakes. I think her ear rings should be silver. 🙂

    • Thanks Ashley! I thought of you when I submitted this card for the context. I always hold my breath before I submit. Either way, I get to meet amazing crafty friends so it’s a win-win really. I like silver for the earrings. Now if I can only find my Wink of Stella!!

  6. gorgeous!! thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

  7. This card is adorable! My first thought was Gold. You’ll have to let me know which color you chose.

  8. sherry varga says

    I LOVE your cards. How perfect they would be for the children’s home I am donating cards too. I sure wish I had your talent!

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