30 Day Coloring Challenge #4 – Day 3 – ‘Simply Amazing’ card

logoHello Everyone! It’s day 3 of the coloring challenge. Today it is pretty gray outside with rain fast approaching. Pretty much arriving in time for pick up, I’m sure. So it’s perfect for tea, music and coloring.

day3a I used another Saturated Canary digi for today’s card. As I mentioned in reply to a comment yesterday, some days I struggle with sentiments. I thought I wanted to use the ‘Fight Like a Girl’ sentiment commonly used on Breast Cancer cards and could not locate my stamp. So instead of eating up time in the search, I decided to color then worry about that.


When I saw this image I thought of warrior, strength and then I remembered I have this great embossing folder of gears that made me think of steampunk and thought it might compliment this image quite nice. I also used paper from Basic Grey’s Highline line. I am sad to say this company has gone out of business recently and they are one of my favorites. I liked the paper that looked like fire in this line so that is the one I chose for this card.

day3dI colored her up with my Copics with muted colors to practice creating the metallic look. But in the future I would like to try something vibrant and funky. This is the year of experimenting and getting out of my comfort zone so I will share when I give it a try.

day3cI love this sentiments stamp set from My Favorite Things and decided I could use this on my card.day3eI used my MISTI tool to align the words where I wanted them. I ended up deciding to overlap some of the words across the image so I inked it and stamped a few times for a dark impression. Normally I wouldn’t do this but I wanted to see how it would look. I like the overlap on the ‘Amazing’ but not as much on the ‘are’.

day3fI cut down the image and matted it on the Basic Grey paper and attached it the embossed cardstock. I love how I can’t help touch the gears when I hold this card.

day3gThis angle you can see the gears better. One thing I will do next time is wait longer after I color the light blue on the bottom of the card because it caused the ‘z’ to blur a little. (yup, self-critic can’t help herself!).

Happy coloring and I will see you tomorrow!



  1. Love your coloring this time! Looks totally metallic!

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