Week 3 of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hi Everyone!

I honestly cannot believe I’ve kept it up with this coloring challenge.  How amazing that you can really do what you love if you make it a priority! I’m sure that after this challenge is over, I’ll find it less motivating to make the time to craft.  It has been amazing.  I’ve created cards doing things I haven’t done in a long time.  Some cards are more challenging than others but I’m finding that no matter how the card turns out – there are so many wonderful people encouraging and supportive of my work.  THANK YOU, everyone!  I’ve gained so many followers on Instagram as a result and I feel so honored and blessed!

Lets go ahead and dive right into week 3’s cards!

Day 15:  Monstrous Birthday

Monster Love 1 copy

This stamp set came highly recommended by Jennifer McGuire and I had to have it (imagine that).  😛  It really is a fun set.  I recently did a shaker card using some solid stamps but these ones are fun when you have time to color.  If you’re interested in purchasing – you can check it out here.  Oh…just FYI – I don’t have any affiliate links – I’m not too sophisticated with all that!  The googly eyes really make this card fun!

Day 16: I’ll Stand By You

I'll Stand By You

This Flamingo Together stamp set is one of Lawn Fawn’s mini stamp sets. I really love these mini stamp sets – and I think they fill a 4-bar sized card just perfect.  I did some masking and ink blending to create this card using distress ink.  The fussy cutting isn’t so bad when you cut off their legs and stamp it back in ;).

Day 17:  Octopi My Heart

Octopi My Heart 1

Another mini set by Lawn Fawn!  When I prepared for this challenge – I pulled out a lot of images and Lawn Fawn just has the cutest little outlined stamps.  If you’re interested in this set – you can see it here.  This card is really simple – I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it – so I went with a dry-embossed panel.  Simple and cute!

Day 18:  Hang In There

Hanging Sloth

Okay…you guessed it! Another Lawn Fawn set.  LOL – I have so many that are sitting there and silently calling my name.  I’m honestly so excited that I got to use all of these stamp sets!  This one can be viewed here.  Very similar to the card above, I did a simple window with a dry-embossed panel on top.  This time, lightly brushing some ink to add more interest the woodgrain.

Day 19:  Glad We’re Friends

Glad We're Friends 1

This Snuggle Bunnies set by MFT can be found here.  It’s an adorable set with several bunnies and teddies.  I did some ink sponging on the white panel and softened it with some vellum.  The black and white strip of washi tape on the left helps fill up some white space and ties the black sentiment banner together.

Day 20:  Out of This World

Out of This World Birthday

This is a full stamp set by Lawn Fawn and can be found here.  There are so many little images to color but I limited myself.  The background is created using Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers and I used Copics to color the stamped images.  It’s so stink adorable and so easy to create!

Day 21:  Chunky Monkey

Miss Hanging Out With You

I was browsing SSS one day and came across this monkey stamp set.  I’ve never purchased Sugar Pea Designs stamps before but this one was too cute to pass up. If you’re interested, you can view the item here.  I limited myself on the number of images for the coloring challenge – but this stamp set comes with lots of different monkeys and they are all super fun!

There are only 4 more days to this challenge!  I’ll be back to share the last 9 cards next weekend.  Have a wonderful week, everyone!

XOXO,

caly-sig

 

 

When Will My Life Begin?

Hi, Everyone!

I’m finally sharing my 4th card for Splitcoaststampers! The theme is still “Songs of the Heart”- and I chose the song “When Will My Life Begin” from the Disney Movie, Tangled. I LOVE this move!

Can't Wait to See You - When Will My Life Begin 2

I used a brick embossing folder and used a white colored pencil to add depth to the dry-embossed brick. Then I stamped, colored and cut out little girl in the window. This card is so straight forward – it makes my post seem boring! But hey – I met the challenge, right? LOL.

Can't Wait to See You - When Will My Life Begin

Her hair wasn’t long – but I extended it with a Copic multi-liner before coloring. I love that you can add dimension wood grains to a simple image with Copic markers!

My next card is really nice – I promise! Stay tuned!

Oh – I finally digitized a signature in my handwriting!

Caly sig

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Prismacolor: White

Copic colors:

Sutters and Trim: E34, E52, E27

Hair: Y15, Y26, E53, E55

Skin: E51, E11, E33, R20

Shirt: V05, RV55

Open Window Space: E59, E77

Not mentioned below: Burlap Ribbon

 

MFT Can't Wait to See You
MFT Can’t Wait to See You

SSS | MFT


Brick Wall TIEF
Brick Wall TIEF

Big Shot
Big Shot
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Cherry Cobbler Ink
Cherry Cobbler Ink

Whisper White Craft Ink
Whisper White Craft Ink

Metallic Gold Encore Ink
Metallic Gold Encore Ink

Cajun Craze Cardstock
Cajun Craze Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Prismacolor Pencils - 72ct
Prismacolor Pencils – 72ct
Derwent Inktense Color Pencils- 72ct
Derwent Inktense Color Pencils- 72ct

AMZN | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST


Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker

Stamping Sponges
Stamping Sponges

Paper Snips Scissors
Paper Snips Scissors

MISTI - Laser Etched

MISTI – Laser Etched


Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin’ Dimensionals
ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS


Absorber
Absorber

Never Alone

I can’t sleep even though I’m really tired and mentally drained. The card I’m sharing here is my third card for Splitcoaststampers for the March theme “Songs From the Heart.” Perhaps my heart called me out of bed to share this one knowing I needed it most. I’ll at least sleep better reminded that I’m not alone as I feel.

Birthday Bears - Never Alone 2

The background is blended with distress inks. I colored the bears on separate cardstock and fussy cut them out and used a postage border die to cut out the top layer.

Birthday Bears - Never Alone

I feel like I made these cards so long ago that I can’t remember all the little details. But the image itself warms me. No matter how bad a day is – you’re not alone. I have neighbors, friends, and family who experience similar set backs and feelings as I do in different ways and now more than ever – there is always someone to relate to on different levels. I truly am grateful for this community of crafters, the neighborhood that I live in, and for my family.

Birthday Bears - Never Alone 1

Good night, everyone!

Signature

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Distress Ink Colors:  Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar, Tumbled Glass

Copic Colors: E42, E33, E35, E37

MFT Birthday Bears
MFT Birthday Bears

EH | SSS | MFT

MFT Grassy Hills
MFT Grassy Hills

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform

EH | SSS | AMZN

Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads

EH | SSS | AMZN

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN


Pear Pizzaz Cardstock
Pear Pizzaz Cardstock

Wild Wasabi Cardstock
Wild Wasabi Cardstock

Stampin' Up Watercolor Paper
Stampin’ Up Watercolor Paper
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills
Ranger Mini Round Foam Blending Refills

EH | SSS | AMZN

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

Ranger Mini Round Blending Tools

EH | SSS | AMZN

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS

Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers

EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

ME Peek a Frame
ME Peek a Frame

EH | SSS | ME

Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board
Martha Stewart Mini Scoring Board

EH | SSS

Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder

EH | SSS