Welcome to “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” Blog Hop!
Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker loves to color, and she is hosting her fourth 30 Day Coloring Challenge! The idea of the challenge is to color something everyday, even if its just for 5 minutes! How fun is that?!
Here is more info:
THE GOAL IS: To color something daily even if it’s a few minutes but, certainly not required. It’s been proven that coloring can lower your blood pressure so it’s worth carving out a little time for yourself each day. You will find that Kathy encourages you along the way to stretch your creativity a little bit more and to feel successful with your coloring.
CAN YOU PARTICIPATE in the 30 DAY CHALLENGE? Yes! That would be awesome if you want to participate and feel free to jump in at any time during February! Everyone is welcome! If you miss a few days don’t feel like you have to catch up. The challenge is meant to be fun and with no stress.
(When sharing use #TheDailyMarker30Day so Kathy can find your work)
WHAT’S NEW THIS TIME? Kathy will have a weekly feature that she will be sharing on her blog that showcases some of your work every Sunday.
Read more on Kathy’s blog, “The Daily Marker” to see how to share you work and if you have questions, how to share, giveaways etc. Prepare to be inspired with daily posts and many videos for 30 days!
First up we have a card from our friend, Audrey!
Next, I thought it would be fun to share what I have been coloring lately! We create card samples for all of the totally awesome brick and mortar stores that we work with, and we love doing it!
We create *a lot* of cards! Which means we have to do lots of coloring, pretty quickly, so I thought I would share how I color so many images in a short amount of time!
1. First step for me is to find a good show on Netflix. Haha! (Gilmore Girls is a fave of mine!)
2. Then I stamp and die cut my images.
3. I stick to 2 markers for the shading to keep it simple 🙂
4. I add the darkest marker in the places that I would like shading. I just pick a few areas since there are so many images to color. I am showing five owls here, but I usually do at least 20 at a time.
5. I blend those dark marker lines out with the lighter marker. I go over the dark lines with the lighter marker to re-wet them a bit and help the blending work a bit better since the dark lines have dried after doing so many owls!
6. I always keep a white gel pen handy because I can never stay in the lines! Haha!
7. I repeat the same idea with two other markers.
8. And voila! Lots of images colored in a short time and ready to be put on some cute cards!
Do you have any mass production coloring tips? I would love to hear them!
Your next stop on the hop is the sweet and super talented, Dawn at WPlus9!
At the end of the hop (The Daily Marker) you will find an awesome Giveaway and a coupon code for Online Card Classes! WOohoo!
Mom + Me (owl) – available February 18th
Fairy Friends (fairy, flower and lantern) – available February 18th