Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop ~ Day Two

Hello Friends! Welcome to Day 2 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

This is a very exciting day! I was asked to take part in The 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop and of course I said YES! There's lots to talk about, so let's get right to it!
Today is the FIRST day of a THREE DAY blog hop to jump start your creativity. If you’re new to the coloring challenge or have any questions about the coloring challenge you can refer to this post : http://www.thedailymarker.com/2016/10/coloring-challenge-bring-it-on/
 
If you are coming from my sweet friend, Kathy Racoosin's blog you are in the right place.

To start at the beginning of the hop go to The Daily Marker’s blog here. http://www.thedailymarker.com/2016/10/day-2-blog-hop-12-giveaways/

GIVEAWAY : 12 GOODIE BAGS ! That’s TWELVE CHANCES TO WIN during the three day hop. The more you comment on each hoppers blog or Instagram the more chances you have of winning. Winners will be chosen randomly FROM THE BLOGS and INSTAGRAM hop comments. The full list of winners will be announced Wed. November 16th at 9 am. at www.thedailymarker.com (contest closes 11.13 at 11pm. EST)

Okay. Now that we've taken care of all of the business, let's get to the crafty bits...

I wanted to color something Autumn related, so I chose this sweet digi stamp from Power Poppy called, Maize for Days.   Please click on the pictures to enlarge them.


I printed the image onto smooth white card stock. Once in dark brown and then again in light gray. I colored the main image with Polychromos colored pencils and blended them with a Derwent blending pencil. I didn't blend all of it, just certain areas because I really like the texture I get from colored pencils. After I finished coloring, I die cut and embossed the image using an oval Nestie and while the image was still in the die, I brushed on some Antique Linen Distress ink. I did the same thing with the sentiment piece. I matted the focal panel with a scalloped oval and mounted it onto my card base with foam tape. Next, I gave the corn husks and the bittersweet berries a coating of Clear Spectrum Sparkle. And I added Crystal Effects to the berries for more shine and a little dimension.



For the inside of the card, I used the light gray image onto which I printed a sentiment from another Power Poppy digi stamp set called, Gladioli. I re-colored it brown so it would coordinate better with my color palette.  And again, I brushed on a little ink while the image was still in the die. By the way, if you need instruction on how to work with digital images, there is a wonderful tutorial you can take a look at HERE



And that, my friends, is all I have to share with you today!

Now it’s time to hop to my friend Sarah Jay.

Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you during the coloring challenge. Be sure to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day so we can find your work or you can join the Facebook group here. https://www.facebook.com/groups/201290420294581/ 

I invite you to come back and visit me again, as I will be posting almost daily during the challenge.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Blessings~





supplies~ 
digital stamps: Maize for Days, sentiment inside card from Gladioli set(Power Poppy)
stamp set: Autumn Blessings(Papertrey Ink)
card stock: 80lb Neenah Solar White   Pumpkin Spice(GinaK Designs)
patterned paper: green gingham from Harvest Spice 6x6 paper pad(Simple Stories)  faux linen paper from 12 x12 paper stack(DCWV)
ink: Early Espresso(Stampin' Up!)   Antique Linen Distress Ink(Ranger)
coloring medium: Polychromos Colored Pencils(Faber-Castell) Blending pencil(Derwent)
dies: Classic Ovals, Scalloped Ovals Nestabilities(Spellbinders)  Stitched Rectangle(Simon Says Stamp)
bling: Clear Sparkle(Spectrum Noir)    rhinestones from Sparkles Assortment(Close To My Heart)
other: Crystal Effects(Stampin' Up!)  raffia(Michael's)

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Mika said...

Love your colouring! Still getting to know my polychromos :)

Sue said...

Lovely cards! I really like the tip about printing in gray.

Sue said...

I love the cards and the idea about printing in gray!

Jenny Colacicco said...

Power poppy rocks - I'm trying to do a 30 day all power poppy on the challenge! Fabulous coloring!!!

DeNel Brister said...

Beautiful! You are very good at coloring!! I'm still learning...thanks for sharing your card and ideas!!

Fawntastic Creations said...

Ohhhhhh, love the corn coloring, and of course the sparkle!

Marvelous Sky said...

This is amazing!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Wow, love the dimension and gorgeous coloring.
Absolutely beautiful!

Susie Sonnier said...

WOW!!!!! This is beautiful.

Carol Hintermeier said...

Your coloring is beautiful! I really need to practice with my pencils to make mine prettier. I love the layout of your card and how you did the light gray image on the inside. Such a pretty card!

Mona Porter said...

An absolutely stunning card, Julia. Your coloring is exceptional! Thanks for sharing.

Cindy C. said...

Awesome projects! Love how you used that beautiful digi stamp, great layering on the first and absolute perfect CAS on second.

FamilyDreamLab said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for link to tutorial about digital stamps, I just need it.

Lisa Jung said...

Great card - loved the corn stamp

Susan Eliot said...

I've never heard of Power Poppy - I do believe I need to investigate! And your coloring - WOW! I love everything about this card - thank you so much for sharing!!

Janett Ray said...

Your card is beautiful, I am so glad you chose this image I needed ideals for colors.

Judy said...

Gorgeous card! The maize is so beautiful! I love the way you did the inside also.

Anonymous said...

Love your colouring, looks like a picture !

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Beautiful card and wonderful coloring.

Ellen Coulthard said...

stunning :)

Pam Pam said...

Wow! That corn looks 3-d!! Beautiful!

Heidi Lilley said...

what a beautiful card, love it :)

Olga Fink said...

This is gorgeous! your coloring is amazing! it looks so 3D! I love that you stamped it on the inside of the card as well!
Very beautiful card!
xoxo Olga

Dot Freel said...

I love that Power of Poppy stamp set and you made a beautiful card with it!

Ela Szczambura said...

What a beautiful colors, I love autumn. Thank you for tutorial!

Kulbir Kirkland said...

Omg!!! your cards are so beautiful. thank you so much for sharing.

NanW said...

Beautiful card and coloring.

Becky said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the coloring...the corn looks so life like. Very textured. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sabrina said...

How beautiful!!!!

Leslie said...

Wow! Great card and coloring. Thank you for sharing!

Rowena Miniaci said...

Wow!! Amazing!!!!

Sarah said...

Great colouring, and I love what you did with the inside too... I really ought to give the inside of cards a bit more love...

Karen O'Byrne said...

Just love how you colour with coloured pencils. Beautiful!

Whimsey said...

INSANELY amazing coloring - soooo realistic!

Thank you for the chance to win!!

Janet Nagle said...

Your shading is perfection!! I looked at your card for a long time trying to figure out which parts you cut out and popped up to give the image so much depth, but after reading your description it's all done with your coloring! Amazing an beautiful!!

Janet

Kathy M said...

Beautiful card

Beverly said...

Your card is beautiful. Love your coloring. It's perfect for fall!

Lisa Tilson said...

I am about to buy some polychromos! This is a beautiful card and your colouring is stunning!

vinita jain said...

So beautiful and love your coloring!

Ilda Dias said...

Gorgeous coloring Barb! The color selection and cardstock is perfect!

Robin said...

Your coloring is so realistic! A beautiful job!

dgmlmax said...

The corn looks real!

Susan Wareham said...

WOW I love your card wonderful job on coloring and just the whole card. Haven't used alot of Digi stamps but after seeing this I really would like to learn how to use them.

Kim Botello said...

Beautiful card. You did such a wonderful job with the details, they make the image pop off the page. I have not tried digital stamping yet because both my printer do not like the heavy paper.

Kim Botello said...

Beautiful card. You did such a wonderful job with the details, they make the image pop off the page. I have not tried digital stamping yet because both my printer do not like the heavy paper.

elea slow said...

Amazing card!!

Russell Productions said...

Wonderful card - love the layered corn and coloring!

Carolyn E said...

Beautiful! Love the colors...looks so real!!

Becky said...

Beautiful coloring and what an appropriate project for the season!

Jo Ann D. said...

Your coloring is stunning! Love. Love. Love this card!

Susan Lankford said...

Beautiful card...and very authentic looking corn!

Marcie Lovett said...

Beautiful cards!

LauraJane:) said...

So lovely Barb:) Thanks for all the tips..printing on different color paper ect. You have inspired me to get the pencils out!

Norma said...

Barbara, your card is beautiful! So perfect for this month - love it.

Marsha said...

Such a beautiful image and lovely coloring. Really like how you used the image inside too. Great idea.

Hetty said...

Beautiful cooring on your Autumn card.

neha tulsyan said...

Love the image and the coloring. I haven't heard of Power poppy so thank u for the introduction.

BunnyD said...

How absolutely stunning your coloured pencil work is! Love how beautiful your stamp turned out and what a beautiful card it made. Great idea to add the texture with the embossing and shine.

Coko Panda said...

lovely card~

Woendi Levitt said...

WOW what a gorgeous digi. Your coloring is spot on.

CinnamonSally said...

Wow love your delicate colouring, your card is beautiful.

Lisa said...

Your colored pencil work is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this.

Lisa said...

Thanks for sharing! I love your colored pencil work very much.

Kim B. said...

Wow Barb, this looks so beautiful!!! I love your color choices!!!!

Ria Banerjee said...

Fabulous coloring and a fabulous bloghop!!! What a detailed coloring! Love the concept and the outcome ^_^

cm said...

What a gorgeous piece of art you've shared with us, coloured so beautifully! Love coloured pencils...Thank you for the incredible inspiration!
~carol

Lanae said...

Wow, your corn is so beautiful!! Great coloring!

Sandie said...

Oh YAY some help with digi! Just love this card, it really speaks Autumn to me!!

Marlyn Rojas said...

Wow! Great coloring skills! Love your card!

Barb Schmidt said...

So pretty. Wish I was RICH instead of BEAUTIFUL , so I could buy all the pretty stamps. ❤️😜

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful card--I use digital stamps too--then I can print it on copic friendly paper and color way. Great job!

MerryMerlin said...

I love my colored pencils too. The contrast of blended and non-blended gives so much texture.

Deb Kane said...

Stunning card!!! colouring is spot on.

ldiggs said...

LOVE your card, and how you've brought the image to life!

Mary said...

What a beautiful autumn/Thanksgiving card...these colors are so subtle but stands out. I love the tips you gave and look forward to trying them out.

A said...

STUNNING colouring!!!

Sheri Witthoft said...

Hi Barbara - your autumn card is beautiful. Thank you for sharing

Kathy Thisted said...

Very nice coloring1 i especially like the idea of putting a grey copy of your image from the front inside. thans

JessicaV said...

Love your coloring - the colors are beautiful ! :) thanks for sharing!

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

very beautiful!
great coloring!

MajdaP said...

Wow, this is completely gorgeous!

QuilterLaura said...

Love the beautiful and subtle colors of the Indian corn, lovely.

ann greene said...

I love this card. It's gorgeous.

Roxy Timmons said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you designed this!

Michelle N said...

Such a perfect autumn card. Loving that color palette :D

Scrapthat said...

very pretty!

Georgee said...

What a beautiful card. Your coloring is outstanding. I should work with digis more.

Salina Z. said...

Beautiful card, just starting coloring. Can be frustrating at times, but I like it! Thanks for sharing.

Ellenruth said...

Using die cuts to enhance your focal point is lovely.

Karen B. said...

Gorgeous fall card, and lovely coloring.

Valerie Breingan said...

I was wondering about the berries(crystal effects)I must write it down.This is captivating.

Jennifer Dennis said...

Hi Barb - I'm new to your site, like what I see! I love this card very pretty! Polychromos pencils are next on my "I have to have" list!

stamptopy said...

It's really soft and nice! I love the texture of the coloring! Great job!
Eva

Monica =) said...

Your card is beautiful and I love how you have stamped the same motif on the inside in a paler version. Thank you for great inspiration!
/Monica

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous coloring!!

wilson.marie65 said...

Love the card and your coloring is awesome.. still learning how to color and cant wait for someday to be able to color as well as you :)

windinstarsranch said...

That was cool. Thanks also for your addition of the "how to" use your digis.

Sandie said...

I love this card and the digi stamp advice!! This card really speaks fall to me. I hope I didn't post two comments but I don't see mine from this morning.

greenthumb said...

i have a hard time with printing digis, I think i'll try the 80# neenah and hope that works better. beautiful card

Marcia said...

Very pretty autumn cards!!

Janet Portillo said...

You did such an amazing job, very pretty!!!

Cynthia Cole said...

Wonderful fall card!

Donnadoll said...

Great image, and I love your multicoloured corn. It definitely looks very autumnal.

Linda T said...

What a stunning card. Just absolutely beautiful.

Sandra Frutchey said...

Beautiful card and coloring!

Kerstin said...

Such a gorgeous card and a great tip! Thanks.
Greetings from germany,
Kerstin

Alina said...

Gorgeous card! love the way you colored the stamp!

rachelvass1982 said...

Oh wow! Beautiful image and colouring.

Jenniferk said...

Your card is gorgeous and the way you coloured it is beautiful, I love the colours that you chose and I think the inside of your card is so lovely too!

Silvia Galloni said...

Wow...it's Amazing!!! I love the colors you used.

kerry myers said...

Your coloring is amazing! Looks very realistic.

Michelle Daigle said...

Your card is just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!

Janet said...

Awesomeness 😍 This is all so much fun! Fantastic coloring and card! Thanks for the chance to win!
God bless!

Madam Rainbow said...

It is awesome how you used the polychromos and the blending pencil. Need to check on your tutorials to learn how to use them. Stepped over them by our architect and she created beautiful sketches of our back then future home (now finished). But rour card is absolutely over the top.😱😱

Egghead Creations said...

This is sooo pretty inside and out!I usually decorate the inside of the card as well, but never thought to repeat the actual image! genius!

Joyce Casaldi said...

Very pretty!

Valentina B said...

Amazing colouring. So nice and soft.
Love autumn cards. A really great job!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card, love how you matched the inside too :)

Rosy Newlun said...

I love how you colored the corn as well as how you created the inside of the card!!!

Patty said...

That is an awesome image and you colored it beautifully!! I really like how you reprinted it in light ink on the inside & added your sentiment!!

Nicole said...

I love this corn!!

Nora N. said...

Oh my word!! Your coloring is BREATHTAKING on that image. I cannot believe you did this with pencils!!! Just beautiful!

Kathy Salido said...

Great card, thanks for sharing!

LaurieC said...

Wow! Stunning coloring and such great tips using your dies!!!

Liza Dehnel said...

I love the image. I've not worked with digimages before. Thanks for the link!

Angela said...

Your card looks so beautiful and i really love the inside sentiment.♥
The colouring is so amazing.♥
Many hugs
Angela

chaddy233 said...

Wow, gorgeous coloring! Love this card

Alicia Merline said...

Great colored pencil work. Polychrome is a new brand for me

Janika said...

what a lovely natural coloring. i love everything autumn related.

bev p said...

Lovely card, lovely sentiment, and thank you for the encouragement in your blog header.

Personable Mama said...

These are beautiful cards, Barb.

M R Leech said...

Your card is gorgeous with such beautiful coloring!!

Denise candelaria said...

The maiz is beautiful, the color makes it standout wonderfully. I can not express what a wonderful job you did.

Carol Austin said...

Pretty Card Inside and out.
Carol

samantha's cards said...

Stunning card, wonderful coloring.

Melody Blake said...

Fabulous coloring! Great idea to use a light gray version of the stamp on the inside of the card!

Denise Fonda said...

Love the Indian Corn. PowerPoppy has such beautiful stamps. I need to figure out the digital thing!

Denise Fonda said...

Love the Indian Corn. PowerPoppy has such beautiful stamps. I need to figure out the digital thing!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love how you colored the corn and used the same image for the inside of your card.

Catchy Sketch said...

Very beautiful card and coloring is amazing!

BMG said...

Love both of your cards. The last one shows the simplicity that can be achieved. I always think mine have to be just certain way for me to appreciate them.

Nancee Purdum said...

Oh what a beautiful card! I love this! :)

Eileen said...

That card is absolutely beautiful! I am so glad I have been introduced to your blog. :)

LesLee said...

Such a cute idea... I love the corn.... very festive for fall... thanks so much for sharing.

Debbie l said...

Very pretty image and card. Love the coloring

Debbie l said...

Beautiful image and coloring

Mary Whiteside said...

Beautiful!!

Amy Lim said...

Love your style. Gorgeous card !

Moira OReilly said...

Oh my gosh; such beautiful and intricate work - just awesome :) Thanks so much for sharing

Mom and wife. said...

Love your colouring and this photo is too lovely.

Lady Fair said...

Gorgeous coloring, perfect fall colors, too.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

So very beautiful !! Love the image and the way you colored !!
Hugs&Blessings,
Mayra

Barb said...

Lovely colors and beautiful card.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Such a pretty card! Love the coloring and layering that you did.

Natalie Godfrey said...

Such a pretty card. Love the coloring and layering that you did.

Sandra Anderson said...

Love it! Perfect November card.

Sandra Anderson said...

Beautiful card. Perfect for November!

Nathalie Paquette said...

Love your beautiful coloring !

judy said...

Lovely coloring!

Lagene said...

Awesome card! I love the idea of the muted image with the sentiment on top inside the card!

cathym53 said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful!

Donna Oates said...

This is gorgeous!

barbara macaskill said...

LOVE this beautifully colored image and that you repeated it inside the card! It really makes the sentiment stand out and the card looks so finished and gorgeous! TFS!

Teresa Doyle said...

WoW, this is gorgeous and so realistic. A beautiful job!

Nancy R said...

Beautiful coloring, so realistic and intricate too!

Amy Holewa said...

Thank you for sharing, great inspiration,

blawndee82 said...

Beautiful coloring. That corn looks amazing.

Rufus said...

What a gorgeous stamp! Great coloring and layout. Really liked the inside, too!

Billie A said...

Very pretty. Love the soft look.

Susie Moore said...

Wow! I can't believe how detailed and beautiful your coloring is Swoon!

Anne Marie said...

Lovely card and your coloring is just beautiful!!!

purusty said...

nice chane to see autumn colors for corn

Nancy Vondra said...

WONDERFUL!!!Love the colors and your shading is amazing!!! Thank you so much for sharing your incredible talent!!!

Lucy Schmidt said...

I haven't used these pencils, but I'm so happy to find someone who uses pencils at all. Autumn is my favorite time of year, so this really "sings" to me. Lovely!

Oliev said...

Lovely card, thanks for sharing!

Tina Krauer said...

Yay!! What a lovely card you created! Your artwork is new to me and I enjoyed having a look on you blog! Hugs, Tina

Multiplicity Crafts said...

Exquisite!! ♥

mycraftysmell said...

A beautiful card. Your colouring is lovely.

Patti Willey said...

Tears are welling in my eyes at the beauty in this card that you poured so much love into coloring with two different pencils to accomplish this masterpiece! I am going to treasure it forever Barb as I do your precious Friendship! Hugs!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

The coloring on here is gorgeous! Love how realistic the corn looks!

Carolyn Herring said...

The three dimensional card is spectacular!

Jeanne said...

Barb, your card is absolutely gorgeous. It is perfect for fall and I so appreciate all the details you shared on how you created it. The inside is lovely too! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity. I am excited to see lots of coloring from you this month. Have fun!! Hugs!

Dana Joy said...

Wow this is amazing. The details and coloring of this card is gorgeous.

Stinne said...

Stunning colouring, i have not seen this stamp before, and is amazed by the details your have put in it.
Hugs from denmark
Stinne

Dee Earnshaw said...

Lovely card and wonderful coloring:)

Arianna Barbara said...

Oh wow!!! Absolutely amazing!!!

Lynn Reloza said...

Wow! Fantastic coloring! Your card is awesome!

Cindy Roman-Daversa said...

The colors are so perfectly autumn! You're such a sweet talent and inspiration!

Bri7173 said...

I wish I could color like that! What a beautiful card.

Pink Room Therapy Designs said...

What a lovely pair of fall cards! So pretty -- both the colored and non-colored versions.

Cheryl said...

Wow your card is gorgeous! Your coloring is beautiful!!!
I love how you stamped the inside of the card.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, I have always love this design from Power Poppy. This is always a fun challenge to do, thanks for sharing your work!

Elired said...

That card is absolutely fantastic! I love the way you used the image on the inside of the card.

Di Wong said...

Your coloring is amazing! Thanks for sharing.

richardbreaks said...

Oh, WOW. Just WOW. How wonderful!

Andrea @TwiceTheFun said...

All those different colors and shades on the corn are so amazing!

Alexandra said...

So beautiful colored !

vicenta ghylin said...

WOW!!! What a awesome card. Your coloring technique is fantastic. Thank you for sharing.

Redland81 said...

Amazing colouring. Hope I can keep up with the challenge

Erica Andersson-Burke said...

Oh wow! Love all the details!

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