Friday, 29 July 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Week 3 Round Up

How did we manage to get to day 25? It just flies by - and I'm still having fun. I've managed colouring every day this week and even made a few cards, as well as a video, and tried a few techniques. So, without further ado, here is my round up of this week's challenge. 

Day 18: I got completely sucked into the melonizing challenge that Pepita came up with and did this little Clearly Besotted bird.

Day 19: I got on an extremely over crowded and hot train to York for the day to meet some friends in Betty's and took some Copic markers (in my little bag!) and some pre stamped images. Our cool and empty train on the way back provided some colouring time.

Day 20: I could not resist melonizing Sven - and I won a gift token for Create a Smile stamps for my efforts! There's a video to go with this of the process :)

Day 21: I coloured in a panel using Simon Says Stamp One with Nature set using Gansai Tambi. I'm still not sure about this card, but everyone on Instagram was very supportive, with lots of ideas. I've decided to leave it as is for the moment - I quite like it, and don't want to meddle with it and possibly ruin it :)

I also tried my hand at a slider card using my little chameleon I coloured earlier on in the challenge:

Day 22: Some stencilling with distress inks. I really love this look and realise I only have three stencils!

Day 23: A bit of ink smooshing with distress inks. I love this challenge for making me try new techniques. I like that there's no pressure to make cards, just try things and colour.

Day 24: Some colouring on Kraft with coloured pencils whilst the children played in the garden. We've invested in a sand pit and slide so I can get them both outside as much as possible. They were even out in the rain in the afternoon!

Day 25: I used my Spectrum Aqua markers for the first time in ages. I do love them for creating backgrounds. I added some distress ink splatters.

  Below is a list of the stamps, paper and colouring media I used. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read, and for your lovely comments. I hope you're all enjoying crafting, whether you are colouring or not :)

Thursday, 21 July 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Week 2 Round Up

Hi Everyone! How have those of you in the UK and Europe been enjoying the mini heatwave? Two days and it's over, but it was nice while it lasted :)

I've missed a few days since my last post in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I love colouring and this challenge, but after doing 4 out of the 5 there have been, I finally came to the conclusion I can't actually colour every day, and that's OK. It's about my time to myself, and if it becomes too pressured to colour, that makes it stressful, so a bit pointless!

Anyway, a quick round up of what I did manage to do:

Day 9: Quick colouring of this Create A Smile stamp. Just leaving white space gives it extra dimension

Day 10: I've taken up sewing these little zipper pouches for my Copics. I think I've started a new obsession! Also managed to colour in some caped cuties.

Day 12: Was inspired by a fellow Instagramer - Tina - to do some cloud stencilling. Kathy picked this for her Sunday picks - thank you!!

Day 13: I got some baby oil to try blending my coloured pencil. It worked really well!

Day 14: I turned those cloud backgrounds into teacher appreciation cards

Day 15: I made some bookmarks for my daughter's teachers too - I've been told they were really well received.

Day 16: I shared my sister's water colouring. I've been encouraging her to get back into it because she is really rather good.

Day 17: My Dad got in on the act with painting too. His style is very different to my sister - he likes bold and free.

So there you are. Just over another week of colouring passes by. If you're joining in, how are you getting on? Have you managed every day? Are you enjoying it and have you discovered anything new to try?

Below is a list of the stamps, paper and colouring media I used in my colouring. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links: 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read and happy colouring :)

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Paper Pad Giveaway Winner!

Hi Everyone! A quick post just to say congratulations to Steph who won my paper pad :) I'll pop it in the post to you on Monday!

Thank you all for entering and I hope you're having a great weekend so far.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Week 1 Round Up

Hi Everyone! How is your week going? I've managed to colour every day this week as part of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. This is my round up, with a video and a card at the end of the post. It is very picture heavy!

Day 1: A card for a friend's twins who recently turned 3

Day 2: Simple and very CAS coloured pencils on black card stock

Day 3: Sven makes a return.... in the buff!

Day 4: I did some colouring with my youngest - the carpet suffered a little from ink pads...

Day 5: More coloured pencils and a query about the background - blending solution is required...

Day 6: Very quick and simple the colour chameleon who says Karma...

Day 7: Copic coloured digital stamps from Jeanin with white highlights...

Day 8: Inktense pencils and mermaids, with a colouring video...

Thank you so much for taking the time to scroll through all my pictures. Enjoy the video and don't forget about my giveaway from Friday's post. It ends on this Friday (15th July 2016) at 10pm.

Below is a list of the stamps, paper and colouring media I used this week in my colouring and cards. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links :)

Happy colouring!

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