Friday, October 30, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 30 ~ ATC


Today is my last day of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge; each day I made and posted a card, tag and today an ATC. 

 My ATC was made using the letter A from a set of unmounted stamps I bought years ago from The Stampsmith. Copic markers were used to color the lady image with A; and then I inked an image by HeroArts with memento black ink using a masking technique. 

 E00 Copic marker was used to color background stamped image and then tea dye distress ink was applied to edges to finish. 

 I enjoyed sharing here on my blog and on Kathy's blog during the last 30 day although I don't know if I could keep it up very much longer.  

 Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see everyone's artwork during the last 30 days;

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 29 ~ Bountiful Season

My basket stamp was inked twice with black memento on heavy duty neenah card stock, Copic markers were used to color both baskets, one was set aside, the second basket rim with handle was fussy cut and applied to first basket using 3-d dots.  
The trio of pumpkins were inked with black memento on neenah paper, copic sketch markers were used to color, fussy cut and then glossy accents was used to adhere to basket. Set this aside.
One of Tim's embossing folders was distress inked, 4"x 5 1/4" card stock was added and then embossed. Additional distress ink was applied to the textured card stock and then adhere to folded card. 
Stamp quote with clear embossing on trimmed piece of neenah paper, next add black embossing powder over inked quote, tapping excess off and heat set. Copic markers were used to color leaves. Distress inks were used to tone down white paper. Glossy accents was used to apply sentiment to card. Glossy Accents was used to apply embossed card front to folded card to finish.

This is Kathy's post for October 29 in our 30 days of Coloring Challenge:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

12 Tags of 2015 ~ October

I'm late posting my 12 Tags of 2015 ~ October.  
I used a bunch of Tim Holtz supplies including his distress inks, cling stamps, thinlits dies, bigz die, textured embossing folder and idea-ology. The spider was stamped, fussy cut and then inked with black archival and while still wet, the spider was dipped into black embossing powder, heat set, dipped, heat set three more times. I have a super shiny spider now. The rest of web was glued to back with glossy accents. The spider was applied to tag using 3d foam adhesive. Trick or treat was inked with black archival, distressed with vintage photo, trimmed and applied to distress inked and textured embossed tag. Crazy bird was inked, colored, die cut eyes, die cut hat, die cut body, die cut wings were applied to tag using 3-d foam adhesive or glossy accents. 
Bow-tie die cut and glued to bird with glossy accents, end were left free and pinched up. Idea-ology wooden bingo marker was distressed with vintage photo and applied to tag with 3-d foam adhesive. Black trim was added to tag to finish.

Here is Tim's 12 Tags of 2015 for October:

It's been a busy month on my blog, for the last 28 days, I've been making a card or tag during a 30 day coloring challenge. Each day, I was going to take time to do my October tag but something seemed to come up each day. It's been hectic around here. This afternoon while it was quiet in the house I made my tag for 12 Day of 2015 October. Yeah! 

Coloring Challenge Day 28 ~ A Warm Hello

Coloring Challenge Day 28
plus RV 21 and C0

Remember a few days ago, Kathy did a piece using grey and green Copics, on that day I made a few addition pieces and set those aside. Today, I picked up one of the flower images and decided it needed a little bit more color, so I had Copics RV21 in the center and blended it with C0. I love it!
This sentiment from Hero Arts is always near my craft table when making a quick card.
My card was finished with black card stock, spellbinder die cut and then added to my folded card. Tiny satin ribbon was tied to fold of card to finish.

Here is Kathy's day 28 blog post:

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 27 ~ Fall Wreath

I used a spellbinder die to cut out my Copic colored fall wreath and then used my sizzix square die to cut out an orange piece of card stock. Both pieces were glued to a half folded card and tiny gold string was tied on fold to finish. 
Now looking at it, I wish I had tried a different color to compliment the fall wreath. It's been a hectic day and getting this card finished for Coloring Challenge Day 27.

You can see artist work here during the 30 day coloring challenge:
And now here is Kathy's post:

Monday, October 26, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 26 ~ Flower Fairies

It's been awhile since I've inked up this large stamp of flower fairies. I used Copic sketch markers to color my image for Coloring Challenge Day 26, and then trimmed and applied to a purple folded card.

Stamp by Stamps Happen
Other supplies: Memento black ink, Copic sketch markers, Neenah paper/cardstock, purple folded card.
This coloring challenge will end October 30, 2015. It's been fun playing with my Copic markers. 

Here is Kathy's blog post for Coloring Challenge Day 26:

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 25 ~ Gray Roses

Kathy shared using grey on her flowers, that is a new technique for me. First I colored tulips, next daisies, and then roses, I like the roses best of all and will use them as my coloring challenge day 25.
I used two die cuts, two stamps and these Copic sketch makers on this card front.

You can see all artist work here during our 30 day coloring challenge:

And to see Kathy's Coloring Challenge Day 25 blog post click here:

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 24 ~ Catfish :-)

I was inspired to make this card today after I saw Kathy used a cat for her Coloring challenge Day 24.
My playful cat is holding fish; that is why I named it catfish!
I used Copic Markers G12, G24, G29, G85, Y17, Y26, E19, C2, 0, and the E29 was found on table after photo.

Thanks for Looking and have a nice day!

Here is a link to Kathy's blog:

Friday, October 23, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 23 ~ Happy Birthday Card

When I get through this 30 day challenge I'll have lots of cards to send out! Who doesn't love roses on their birthday?
I used a variety of supplies from my stash including Copic sketch markers, oval chopper, Neenah paper, red folded card, stamps, and clear film.
The clear film was applied between white and red folded card.

Here is Kathy's post for Coloring Challenge Day 23:

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 22 ~ You Make Life Sweet

This morning I used Copic sketch markers to color the hollyhocks stamped image on Neenah paper, and then allergies and dry eye syndrome kept me from finishing my card till this evening. My hollyhock stamp purchased years ago is the perfect size to use with ATCs or mat to make a card like I made today. My tiny sentiment was inked with Memento on Neenah paper and then applied to pink dotted ribbon. Light pink folded card stock was used to finish my card. 
These are the Copic sketch markers, ink pad and rubber stamps used on my card: 

Thank you for visiting my blog! 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 21 ~ What if?

You are probably wondering why I stamped the quote What if? I inked, stamped and painted daises with Copic markers and then fussy cut the framed stamped image.
Next, I applied the daisies to a Gelli arts painted tag.  Here comes the What if? I inked a quote with black ink and it didn't show up due to the busy background. Instead of tossing it out and starting over, I looked through some of word stamps and found the perfect stamp to ink on Neenah paper, trim close and cover over the image that didn't show.
An applicator with antique linen distress ink was used with a small honey comb stencil over the white portions of Neenah paper. To finish, I used wild honey distress to color trim and tie to tag.

Here is Kathy's link to Coloring Challenge Day 21:

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 20 ~ Crazy Bird Tag

A Gelli arts printed paper was made into a tag and then finished using two stencils, a stamped spider web, a stamped quote, tissue tape, a crazy bird stamped, die cut, added extra die cut wings, die cut hat and a die cut pumpkin treat bag. I used glossy accents over the extra set of die cut eyes. Copic Sketch markers were used to color the images.

I had fun making these flowers with Copic markers using Kathy's technique after I made the card above. I'll work on making them better and add them to a project soon.

Here is Kathy's blog:

Monday, October 19, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 19 ~ Crazy Bird Tag

Today, I painted my crazy bird with watercolor crayons. A collage stamp was used with vintage photo ink to color background, and then crazy bird, flowers, tissue tape and balloon were applied to tag. "Especially for You" was inked with black archival.  Trim added to tag to finish.

Kathy has a blog post for coloring challenge day 19:

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 18 ~ Morning Glory Card

I hope everyone is having a nice day!
I made this card for my coloring challenge day 18, I used Neenah card stock, Copic Sketch markers and a trimmed piece of embossed purple card stock. Finished card; 3 1/2" x 6." Stamps by Hearts in Touch #125 Glitter by Viva was added to each flower.

Copic Sketch Markers used on this card 

Kathy has lots of videos and techniques on her blog to inspire you. If you would like to join the coloring challenge click on link below;

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 17 Purple Iris Card

This is my card for coloring challenge day 17. I painted this card before leaving to visit my mother and didn't save the list of Copic sketch. I used peeled paint distress ink around the edges of white Neenah paper before adding it to my light purple folded card.  
Today, my mother is 90 years young. 

Here is a link to Kathy's blog post today:

Friday, October 16, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 16 ~ Sunflowers Card

Happy Friday Everyone! 
Today I'll sharing another flower card I made for Coloring Challenge Day 16. 
I had a lot of fun painting this image from my stash of flower stamps. To finish, I added a rust textured paper and then a green folded card with white center. Its perfect for adding a stamped sentiment.
These are the Copics used on this card.

Here is a link to Kathy's blog:

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 15 ~ Tulip Card

Flower stamps were all the rage in the 90's when I started stamping, actually my first stamp was a flower stamp! I really enjoyed making my card today, this is one of my favorite stamps. The stamped image was inked with Memento black ink on Neenah paper, and then Copic Sketch were used to color stamped image. I should have taken a little more time adding some shadow. Oh, well next time.  I used a trimmed piece of gold paper behind the floral image and then added it to a hot pink folded card to finish. Below is a photo of the Copic used on this card.
I forgot to make it look like it is sitting down. -(

Here is Kathy's blog post:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 14 ~ Rose of Sharon

Dear hubby and I didn't get home until late this evening, so I picked an easy card to make for my Coloring Challenge day 14. 

I used a stencil from my stash with tumbled glass distress ink over my card. 

Copics I used on this card 

Stamps used today are from Hearts in Touch Rubber Stamps
Here is Kathy's blogpost for

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 13 ~ Leave Room in your Garden for the Fairies

Seeing Kathy use sparkle on her piece inspired me to make this card for my Coloring Challenge Day 13. 
I used Copic Sketch markers, Memento black ink and three colors of Martha Stewart glitter paint on this card. The background was made with a light shade of B00 and G00 sketch markers.

Martha Stewart glitter paint was used on flowers, wings of fairy and butterflies.
Stamps by; Fairie Song Art Stamps and Verses Rubber Stamps

Copic Sketch markers used on this card! 

Kathy is adding sparkle to her coloring challenge for day 13:

Monday, October 12, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 12 ~ Golden Trumpet Card

I love how this card turned out with the C 4 Copic marker on the background. Stamps by Hearts in Touch #125. 

Copic markers used on this card.

Kathy added color  to her background and I did too!
Kathy's blog post Coloring Challenge day 12:

Thanks for Looking and Have a Wonderful Day! 

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 11 ~ Each Day Is A New Life

I was inspired to make this card today using a flower stamp and quote I've had many years. I used the following sketch markers on this card.
Memento black ink was used on Neenah card stock.

Copic Sketch Markers
Today, I was viewing one of Kathy's videos. She had a good tip, put a scrap piece of paper under your card stock when using Copic markers.
I did that today and it worked much better.
Thanks Kathy! 

Click on link if you would like to join in the fun! 
And here is a like for today's challenge:

Thanks for Looking and Have a Nice Day! 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 10 ~ Fall Harvest

Fall is in the air. 
My Hero Arts scarecrow was inked with black Memento and then all of these Copics were used to color the image! Sentiment by Stamping Up was also inked with black Memento. The tag was made with my  Dylusions sprays. Spiced marmalade distress ink was used to color trim and tied to tag. 

Copic Sketch Markers

I've joined the talented Kathy Racoosin over at The Daly Marker in her challenge to color up something every day during October. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 9 ~ Yellow Flowers

Over the last three days, I've been hard at work in my stamping room. Many of my mounted stamps have been in my storage room until I felt well enough to bring them back in.
I chose this stamp to use for my coloring challenge day 9. The stamp was inked with Memento black onto Neenah white card stock.  Copic markers were used to color image and background. The border edge was done with a Copic marker and a clear ruler. The inked stamped image was applied to a trimmed piece of yellow card stock and then onto and trimmed dark green card stock.
Have a great day! 

I've joined the talented Kathy Racoosin over at The Daily Marker in her challenge to color up something every day during October.  

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 8 ~ Happy Birthday Tag

Today, I was inspired to made a tag for my coloring challenge day 8. The flower stamp was inked with black archival on Neenah card stock. Distress markers were used to color roses, leaves and vase. Black archival ink was used to stamp Happy Birthday on purple manila tag. After the stamped piece was applied to the tag, I used a foam applicator tool with distress ink around the outside edges of tag and on the white portion of stamped image. 

This is Kathy's blog post for day 8:

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day 7 ~ Fall Tag

I was inspired to make a tag for my Coloring Challenge Day 7. 

Post update 10/8/15
So sorry I didn't feel like posting much yesterday. 
Over the last two days I've been bringing in stamps and supplies from my storage room, they have been there since last April when we had to replace the wood and flooring in stamping room.
Yes, I used Copic markers on my stamped images. The tag is actually an orange heavy duty manila folder that I die cut into a tag. 
Distress inks were used to tone down the edges of stamped piece, around edges of tag and trim tied to tag. 

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day Six ~ Flower Card

Have you ever spent time making a card and pick the wrong adhesive and have it run over the frame of the card, to repair it, I used a sanding tool. It's too late in the day to start over so I'll go ahead and share my card for coloring challenge day 6.

Kathy's Day 6 blog post is here:

Monday, October 5, 2015

Coloring Challenge Day Five ~ You are in my Thoughts

I stamped second generation butterfly on folded card stock with distress ink. My flower was inked on Neenah card stock and then Copic markers were used to color the flower. A dot of glossy accents was used on each tiny flower and then fussy cut when dry. Vellum was torn and folded to fit around card and sealed with a strip of Zips clear adhesive. The flower was applied over opening of vellum using Zips clear adhesive. Stazon black ink was used to stamp Hero arts quote. 

Here is Kathy's Coloring Challenge day 5: