Friday, March 20, 2015

Day 17 - 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hello Friends! Happy Friday! We made it through another week and March is marching on...I can't believe it's already the 20th! Oh! I almost forgot...HAPPY SPRING! My coloring share today is all about Spring, take a look at what I worked on today. Click on the images to enlarge them.

Here is my cast of characters. I've been really showing my Copic markers some love during this challenge! I wanted to color something floral for the first day of Spring, and I thought the Dancing with Daffodils digital stamp from Power Poppy was just perfect.

I printed the images onto smooth white card stock and die cut them. I wasn't sure which shape I wanted to work with, but ultimately I decided on the rectangle for today. I went with a pretty traditional color palette for the daffodils and periwinkle. I want to do something a little different on the oval...but that's for another day. And by the way...I used 24 different Copic markers on this image. 24! My little coloring cup couldn't contain them all. I turned on some Christmas music and just got lost in the coloring, reaching for different markers for shading and shadows. I had SO MUCH FUN!

Don't you just love this image?! I sure do. And that snail is sooo adorable! I am smitten with Marcella Hawley's illustrations.  Her attention to detail is fantastic! A snail! She is doing something really neat in her Shop, too. It's called the Instant Garden. On the 15th of every month, she will release a new digital flower stamp. Dancing with Daffodils is the March release.

After I finished coloring the image, I decided to make a card with it.

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I die cut some patterned paper with one of the Postage Stamp Edge Frames from Simon Says Stamp and adhered that to my card base. I use Neenah Solar White 100# card stock for my card bases. It's really heavy and makes the card feel more professional, in my opinion. I kept the card design super simple to keep the focus on that gorgeous Power Poppy image. I stamped my greeting with Lawn Fawn's Black Licorice ink and punched it out with a Stampin' Up! oval punch. I adhered that straight onto the card. I wanted to keep this one flat. As a finishing touch, I added clear Wink of Stella to the daffodils and the tips of the periwinkle blooms. Then, at the last minute, I decided to put on a few sequins.And now, looking at the snail, I'm thinking I should add some Glossy Accents to his shell.

So, that's it for me today. I wanted to let you know that my mom has not been doing too well and I may need to go be with her. If that happens, I will not be able to continue with the coloring challenge. But, I will post here and let you all know. Thank you for visiting me today. I appreciate it!


digital stamp: Dancing with Daffodils(Power Poppy)
stamp: "Happy Spring"-Sending Sunshine(GinaK Designs)
card stock: Neenah Solar White 80# and 100#(Simon Says Stamp)
patterned paper: Kindred Spirit from the Sun Kiss Collection(Prima)
ink: Black Licorice(Lawn Fawn)
dies: Postage Stamp Edge Frames, Stitched Rectangles(Simon Says Stamp)
punches: Oval(Stampin' Up!)
coloring medium: Copic markers
bling: Clear Wink of Stella(Zig)   4mm Sparkling Clear sequins(Pretty Pink Posh)


Patti Willey said...

Barbara this couldn't be more beautiful! I love the patterned paper in green here, really sets off this Power Poppy Digi! I love it! Pinning!

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, Barb, this is gorgeous! You have done the image proud, that is for sure. Your coloring is perfect as is the addition of your beloved Wink of Stella. That snail is too cute. Thank you so much for sharing. I'm very sorry to hear that your mom isn't doing well. I hope she improves. Of course we all understand that you may need to be with her. You've been a fabulous ambassador for this coloring challenge. I will be thinking good, positive thoughts for your mom and for you! Huge hugs!

Pat said...

This is a beauty - the image, the coloring, and the matting! Sorry to hear about your mother and trust all will be well soon.

JD/ Jill said...

You color so beautifully and made a lovely card!
Hope your mother is doing better!

Sheila H said...

So pretty - it's dazzling!

Sheila H said...

Your color combo is amazing, Barb.

CherylQuilts said...

Beautiful card, Barb! Don't know how I missed this one, but your coloring is exquisite, and I love the layout with the postage-stamp die! Hugs!