30 Day Coloring Challenge #4: Day 30 – Distress Inks Meets Copics


Hello Everyone! I did it!! I completed my 30-day Coloring Challenge. It took me a while to get to Day 30 but here we are and I am really happy I tried this challenge again.

day30a I pulled out my distress inks, cardstock tag, a stencil, a digital stamp and my Copics to create my day 30 project. I have had these tags around for a long time and this seemed like the right time to break one out and use it as a base for the project.

day30bI taped the stencil down so that it wouldn’t move while I put down the distress inks. I selected three colors: Cracked pistachio, fossilized amber, and abandoned coral.

day30cI love how these colors blend and compliment each other. They definitely remind me of Easter so I think it was a perfect selection for the digital stamp I selected.

day30dWhen I removed the stencil I just loved the result. Apollo happened to be in the room and said he wanted me to make an additional one he could use for a bookmark. What a pretty bookmark this makes too.

day30eI also grabbed this mini card set from my recent Michael’s Haul from the Recollections’ Color splash line. It already had the sentiment on it so all I needed to do was add color. So I used the same three distress inks.

day30fI love that I can use the distress inks on these products too.

day30gI picked this Saturated Canary digital stamp to add to the project. I had this already cut out. I often cut digital stamps out in varying sizes so that I can use them on different projects so this one was the perfect size for a tag.

day30h I used my Hex Chart to find coordinating colors in my Copics stash to use to color her up.  The final product came out so cute. It’s a vary happy tag and makes me think of spring, Easter and joy!

I will be creating one last post with a wrap-up of the 30 days for this coloring challenge. I enjoyed it and love all the fun things I was able to make with my commitment to color for a minimum of 10 minutes each day.

Happy coloring friends!


30 Day Coloring Challenge #4: Day 10 – Mother’s Day card

logoHello and welcome to day 10 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I am hanging in there. Today I had to stop and start coloring to run errands and take care of some administrative work for my business. But I am happy to say I completed the card from the image I began coloring yesterday.

day10aI finished coloring a second pair of the flowers and then cut them out as well as the leaves.

day10bI then used my Memento pen to go around the fresh cut edges for a more finished look.

day10cInspired by Kathy, I pulled out my distress inks and added some more color. Using different color mediums on a project can really bring them to the next level. They softened any hard lines on the flowers.

day10dI colored a third flower center so that I could have three levels of dimension on the final card. I also embossed some cardstock and diecut a stitched circle on my Cuttlebug. I also played around with cutting out several petals on for the top layer to make the flower look more dimensional and curled the petal edges so they would raise nicely.

day10eI used my MISTI to stamp a new sentiment I just bought this week at Michael’s from Hero Arts.  I layed out the circle like I wanted it and positioned my stamp right where I wanted it to go and then inked it up.

day10fIt came out great. I love this tool because it takes the nerves our of sentiment stamping for me. Nothing like ruining a pretty project with a messed up impression.

day10gWhile I had the stamp on the MISTI, I inked up and stamped another sentiment so that I could make another card soon.

day10hYou didn’t think I used any of the leaves I fussy cut did you? Well I did. I placed one more on the right side with dots and my tweezers. I love the way it looks with this extra leaf.

day10jI added Wink of Stella clear to the centers for a touch of shine. and you can see the dimension of this card from this shot.

day10iMy final card came out pretty cool. I definitely going to make some more.

Happy coloring friends. I have two appointments tomorrow so I may post late but I will see you tomorrow.


What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday – #167

Hi Everyone!

I hope you are having a great day. Well I have started the journey of cleaning my craft room so I am sure you all can relate to that mixed feelings the process always brings up. I am looking forward to finding things better and a tidy place but I am definately guilty of hanging onto to things for way to long.  So I tend to have a hard time purging. I feel I will be forever cleaning this room as long as there is something out there to be bought!


Some resist images I created today!

On my desk I have been playing around with different stamping techniques and today I can’t get enough of the ink resist.  I keep on pulling out more stamps to see how they will look. I found some old Martha Stewart Halloween stamps and just couldn’t stop playing. I am thinking some Halloween cards are in order.


Making fun accents with resist ink technique.

I love the distress ink colors I used. The orange and blue are so vibrant, they make me smile everytime I walk by the desk and see them.   Um… yup, I didn’t put anything away after taking these photos. Some habits take a long time to break.

Well a short post for me today. I feel like snooping so off I go.  Thank you for checking in and I will see you next week.

Well I better get going so that I can start spanning the globe looking at other desks. If you haven’t learned about this amazing creative journey you can take every Wednesday, then head on over to Julia’s Stamping Ground and you will find desks from all around the world for What’s on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Have a blessed day!



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