The 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

One of my favourites is The 30 Day Coloring Challenge organised by Kathy Racoosin aka The Daily Marker.
In very short words: everyday a little ” me time”  to spend on your colouring/craft.
That’s it!
You can do what you want, when you want, as long as you want and if you only want to look at the beautiful things everyone makes and leave a little love in the comments then it’s also oké.
You can read all about it on The Daily Marker website. Click on the logo above to go there.

I will participate again this year, just because I love it and learn a lot on the way from Kathy.
I hope you all join in and have fun.



Another CAS card.

Normally I almost never make CAS cards but this is the second one in a short time.
I didn’t had a lot of time, so what’s better than nothing, clean and simple is the answer!

I started with a panel of white cardstock, a stencil and Bundled Sage Oxide ink.
I taped the stencil with some painters tape to the cardstock and used a round blending tool to add the ink.
After removing the stencil I used the same blending tool and with a light hand I coloured over the whole panel. When that was done I finished the panel by adding ink to the edges.

Time to get my dies and Vagabond. From white cardstock I die cut and dry embost the orchids and branch.
With the petals still in the die I ink through the die opening with only Wilted Violet for the flower itself, and added also Candied Apple for the stamen.
I also die cut and dry embossed the branch from white cardstock and coloured it with Vintage Photo.
After that I did the branch back in to the die so that I could give the buds only on the embost (raised) areas some extra colour with Wilted Violet and Candied Apple.

My stencilled panel was dry and I adhered it to a slightly bigger white base card.

I then used a ball shaped embossing tool to give the petals and stamen there shape and dimension and glued them into a flower. After some shifting back and forth with the branch and flowers I was satisfied with the place where and how I would adhere them. But before I did that I stamped first my sentiment.
I already put my selected stamp on to an acrylic block and I stamped the sentiment with Wilted Violet.
The sentiment is Dutch for Have a nice day.
After that was dry I glued the branch on to the panel and with some 3D glue I adhered the flowers on top of the branch.
I finished my card by adding some violet and purple sequins.

It is a pity that the Bundled Sage coloured background appears more brown in the photo than the beautiful soft green in reality.

The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.


Used Materials

White Cardstock
Leaf Stencil (unbranded)
Distress Oxide Bundled Sage – Wilted Violet – Candied Apple and Vintage Photo
Marianne Design Collectables Die set COL1379 Orchid
Tim Holtz Vagabond die cutting machine
Ranger Blending Tool Round
Marianne Design Sentiment Stamp set CS0821
Little Things from Lucy’s Cards sequins




World Card Making Day

The 5th of October was World Card Making Day and here I quote the SSS blog post*;
World Card Making Day was created in 2006, and the original purpose was to kick-start the holiday card making season.” And so I did, I made my first Christmas card of this year. I used a challenge sketch from the WCMD challenge blog post by Sandy Alnock.

I stamped a Christmas image from Find It Trading. I coloured the image in with my Zig markers and the Zig blender. I used the blender instead of water because I stamped my image on Canson Bristol paper and I think this paper blends not as smooth with water than the Strathmore Bristol.

When the colouring was finished I put the image aside to dry well and in the meanwhile I cut the different pieces of cardstock and patterned paper in to the right size. The paper is from the same collection as the stamped image. Although the collection is from a few years ago it still is gorgeous.

For my base card I used a dark blue cardstock as well as for the little strip where I put the sentiment on. The sentiment is a Dutch text sticker and it says Happy Holidays.
I glued the patterned papers on top of the small red cardstock rectangles and the larger piece for the image panel. For my image panel I used foam tape to put it on top of that.

First I glued the rectangles of red cardstock/patterned papers on the base card and then on top of them the stacked panel with the image.
And to finish my first Christmas card  I put my sentiment strip on top of the panel with foam tape.
I love how the card turns out, this is also a great way to use your leftover pieces of cardstock or patterned paper.

The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.

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Used Materials

* SSS blog is Simon Says Stamp Blog

Canson Bristol cardstock
Papicolor Dark Blue and Red Cardstock
Find It Trading Christmas Sensation Paper pack CDPP10005
Find It Trading Christmas Sensation Stamp CDST10021
Zig Markers in the following colours: Olive Green – Deep Green – Red – Deep Red – Orange –
Cool Gray 1 – Pale Dawn Gray – Haze Blue – Shadow Mauve – Gray – Brick Beige – Dark Oatmeal – Vanilla – Pale Yellow and the Zig Blender
Dutch Text Sticker White