30 Day Coloring Challenge #4 – Day 6: “I Love You” card

logoHello Everyone! It’s day 6 of the coloring challenge. Today I was able to complete the image I started coloring yesterday and make a card.

day6aI picked one of the stamps out of the Basic Grey ‘Amour’ stamp set and used my MISTI to stamp it. I used a coordinating Memento ink called Lilac Posies to stamp it and then I used my Copic to color in part of the I and U.  I like that the sentiment looks hand-drawn.


Then I used the Cuttlebug embossing folder ‘Cross My Heart’ and embossed a white piece of cardstock. I took two of the Copics I used on her to color in random hearts and then colored clear Wink of Stella so they would sparkle!

day6cI am loving this color combination and stamped up a few more sentiments in the same color so I can make a few more cards like this.



I added a gemstone for her head adornment from my old stash.

day6dIt’s a fun and the colors are bright and cheerful.  I hope you have time to squeeze in some coloring. I am so happy I did. See you tomorrow!

Happy coloring!


30 Day Coloring Challenge #4 – Day 4 – “Sail Away with Me” card

logoHello Everyone! It’s day 4 of the coloring challenge. Today is a another warm day. It’s strange to have warm temperatures in February but I think some snow is coming soon.

I woke up not feeling well rested today and that voice (you know, the one in our head that tells us negative stuff.) was talking loud. It suggested strongly that I take a day off from the gym. Normally I ignore her but today, she had so many ‘convincing’ arguments, so I caved!! So after I dropped off the boys, she continued to talk and I told her I needed to stick to the challenge and that although a blanket, a book and tea on the couch sounded extremely inviting, I have a commitment so I headed to my craft room.


I selected a Penny Johnson stamp from Stampavie that I have had way too long and it was still unused. So I cracked the seal and started thinking of what to make. I decided I wanted to make a window card with a Valentine or Love theme. So I opened up my Silhouette Designer software and made a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card base with a heart on the front. I love the dies with the stitching included so I used my Offset tool to create the same affect on my heart. I tested it out to make sure it would show just enough of the image to secure interest. Then I cut out two cards on my heavy duty cardstock.

day4bI used my Misti to align the image properly with the heart window before I stamped it on my XpressIt paper.

day4cThen I stamped up the image and made a few extra for future cards.

day4dI decided to add pattern paper from Carta Bella’s ‘ Words of Love collection to the front of the card because it was to bare and I didn’t feel like stamping a sentiment on the front so I chose a pattern paper with words. I first added to complimentary colored strips from Basic Grey’s True Love collection to the front of the card to add further dimension.

day4eI really love the stitching so when I created another file to cut out a heart window for the front, I enlarged it so that you will still see the beautiful stitch lines. I love when I make files like this because I can use them over and over for different projects.

day4fI colored up the image with my Copics and tried out a new color combo for the wood on the boat.  This image provided me with another opportunity to work on this technique. It was also my first sunset. Something I will continue to practice moving forward. I used clear Wink of Stella on the water for shimmer.

day4gOverall, I like how it came out. I hope you are having a great day! I am glad I didn’t listen to that voice so I had time to play with my markers.

Happy coloring!!


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!


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!



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