September is my favourite month with lots of crafty fun going on! This post is my second blog hop of the day! Check here to see my Simon Says Stamp STAMPtember blog hop post. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used.
30 DAY COLORING CHALLENGE
Welcome to Day 2 of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” Blog Hop. Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker wants to share her love of colouring with you. Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start with some of the stops that will be on “The Coloring Challenge Road Trip” & her favourite OnLine Card Classes.
The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to colour something every day even if it’s for five minutes. (However feel free to jump in or out as time permits). Any colouring medium is welcomed. Click here for DAY 1. TO UPLOAD YOUR COLORING or here on Instagram or here on Facebook (FB is a closed group). Please remember to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day also kids & young adults #thedailymarker30daykids
If you have any questions about “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” you can refer to this post
I coloured this card during Kathy’s Colouring Challenge Road Trip when she came all the way across the pond to Edinburgh! So I thought it only appropriate to share it here today. I used Clearly Besotted’s Sending Sunshine stamp set which comes with a lovely sunflower image all laid out for you. I stamped the image on Arches Hot Pressed Watercolour card with Clear Embossing Ink and then White Heat Embossed. While chatting with everyone who had gathered for the Road Trip from America, to Inverness, to Leeds I used my favourite watercolours to paint the image. Have you seen that as part of the STAMPtember release from Simon Says Stamp there is a dot card of my favourite Daniel Smith watercolours? This dot card has a very reasonable price point, and each dot of real paint lasts quite a while and lets you play with the colours to see which you like best and may consider buying a larger supply. Oh, and the set also includes some of my favourite granulating pigments which give great texture – Undersea Green, Hematite Burnt Scarlet Genuine, Lunar Black …
The one thing I love about watercolouring above all else is the ability to layer colours over one another. I quite quickly painted the sunflowers but was struggling to balance the depth of colour of the flowers with the background. I kept going back in and adding more colours and deeper tones, layer upon layer until the background balanced with the main image. I die cut the watercolour panel with a Wonky Rectangle die and then mounted with foam adhesive on a Neenah Desert Storm card base.
As mentioned above, today’s post is part of a blog hop to celebrate the start of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Hopefully, you’ve arrived here from the WPlus9 blog, if not then a good place to start is Kathy’s blog, The Daily Marker.
Now it’s time to hop on over to …
Here is the full hop list If you encounter a broken link, please refer to the full list to get you to the next blog.
I’m personally giving away a $30 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp. Please leave a comment below by Sunday 10th September at 11.59pm EST, and I will pick a winner and announce it here on my blog on Monday 11th. The full list of ALL winners from the individual blogs will be announced here on Tuesday, September 12th. (check each blog for the specifics of their giveaway).
You can find links to the supplies I’ve used below; click on the picture or shop icon to get taken directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. You can read my affiliate and product disclosure here. I truly appreciate your support.
Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D