Day 30 of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge – Keep on colouring!

Ohh my, 60 days of colouring have already passed ( 30 days in March and because of the covid-19 situation we continued in April for an other 30 day), it has gone by so fast.
It was great as always, I will miss it but will try to keep colouring every day.
A little bit of me-time every day is so important.
Thank you Kathy and all the Goodwill Ambassadors for all the work you’ve done, hopefully until the next 30 Day Color Challenge.

These images are part of a card in progress. When finished I will post it with the used materials.


Day 27 of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge – Happy Birthday

This is a birthday card for a little boy next door. During the Covid-19 social distance he can’t have a party nor have any visitors, so I hope the card and a little present that I will hang on the door, will give him a birthday feeling.

I started by scanning my stencil because I thought it was too small for the card I wanted to make.
After scanning and printing in the size I wanted the stencil to be, I cut the paper to the right size as well as my cardstock panel.
I adhered my panel on top of the print and laid it on my light pad so I could trace the confetti with a gold and silver gel pen. And put this aside to dry.
I put the print on a piece of cardstock that was the same size as my panel and cut the balloons out of both layers. This way I made my own stencil in the size I wanted.

I adhered the self made stencil to the panel where I had already coloured the confetti and coloured my balloons with my Distress blending brushes and Distress inks.
When finished I put the panel aside to dry.
In the meanwhile I cut my frame and acetate sheet in the right size and adhered them together. Next I die cut the word Hoera, what is Dutch for Hooray, out of white and out of black cardstock.  The white word I glued slightly to the right on top of my black which is my shadow layer.
Putting 3 mm foam on the backside edges of the frame for my shaker window.
I peeled off the backing of the foam except the one on top of the frame, that piece I only bent a little so I could easily remove it later on when the frame  was adhered to the panel.

I always want to see where I put my frame so I put my balloon panel on my table, balloons facing up, on top of that I put my roll of purple tape and I poured the tiny beads in the middle of the roll. Making sure the beads don’t roll away before I remove the roll. The roll was only to kept the beads from rolling everywhere.
Then I carefully adhere the frame to the panel. I was so glad I didn’t adhere the top of the frame yet because I had way to much beads in my panel, I just poured out some beads until I was satisfied with the amount. I don’t like to much because you wouldn’t see the balloons anymore.  Then I pulled the last strip of backing from the foam  to close the shaker window complete.
I glued the shaker part on to a base card.
I then glued the word on the shaker window and that way I finished my card.
I totally love it and I hope the little boy will also.

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

Used Materials

Canson Bristol cardstock
SSS Stencil Celebrate
Distress Ink Festive Berries, Salty Ocean, Carved Pumpkin, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet and Peacock Feathers.
Blending Brushes
Gold and Silver gel pen
Acetate sheet
Mini beads without a hole in rainbow colours (any shaker products will do)
Marianne Design Die and Stamp set COL1348 Hoera
A scrap piece of black cardstock

Day 20 of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge – Hex Chart

I couldn’t post anything last week because my health got in the way and I have several cards that I’m working on but have to finish them before I can show them. What I can show although it isn’t done yet (that will take a while) are the Hex Charts I’m colouring.
Of course I have made for my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils a colour chart as you can see on the picture but a hex chart is different.

The Hex Chart shows visually similar colours adjacent to each other, rather than numerically similar. It’s a visual organization of the pencil colours. That definition is written on the Hex Chart and the Chart is made by Sandy Allnock.
Here you can find her blog: and this is the site where you can purchase the Hex Chart:
There are charts for different brands of coloured pencil and one for Copic Markers.
And when you are there, look around, she has awesome classes/courses as well
As Sandy recommended, I’m colouring on different papers. Use the paper and colours of paper you normally would use for your colouring. The following paper is what I used.
I love a real white paper, that’s my  Canson 1557 (110.5 lb). This paper has a light texture.
The off white paper is the Mi-Teintes (75 lb) and has more texture than the white paper.
My kraft and black paper are both unbranded, black I hardly use and the kraft is an experiment, both have no real texture.
With those four colours of paper I cover most of the colours and type of paper I use.
I will post the charts also when they are completed.

Hex chart

Day 6 of The 30 Day Coloring Challenge – Just playing.

I had a card in mind with one of my awesome Power Poppy digi’s.
And  if you hurry you can get these and other stamps
(clear and digital) on a massive sale right now!!
For the card I printed the image on to Neenah cardstock several times.
Unfortunately what I wanted didn’t work. So the image was on my table and that was it.

Later in the week I was far behind reading blog posts and YouTube video that goes along with them, so I put my headphone on and read and watched. My daughter popped in and put several alcohol markers on my desk telling me she needed them again later but they were in her way.
Left from me the tulip image was laying on my desk and right some markers, that’s 1 + 1 for my brain.
I decided to play a little with two blue markers.
I loved how the image came out and wanted to go a step further, I outlined the image with a gold gel pen.
Finished I thought I’d done an awesome job, if you may say that from yourself LOL.

My first intention (earlier that week) was to print and heat emboss the tulip, but that didn’t work.
This was about the same look, although the lines are not as bold but I like this even more.

When finished I also knew immediately what I wanted to do with it.
I have a die that cuts 9 tiles and I thought this would be great with this image.
I taped my die on to the panel, first stamped the sentiment and then ran it through my Vagabond.

I let the pieces sit in the die, turned it around and put 1 mm. foam tape on every piece.
Turned it with the image right side up and placed it on slightly bigger blue metallic cardstock panel, with a little pressure I tipped the image pieces out of the die and adhered them in the same time.
I adhered the blue panel to a white base card.
And that’s how I finished my card that started by just playing with something that was on my desk.
I hope you enjoy the card as much as I did making  it.

The used materials are under the image and if you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. The photo doesn’t do justice to the card, because of the blue metallic cardstock it was hard to make a good photo.

Used Materials

Power Poppy Digital Image Tulips
Neenah Classic Crest White Cardstock
Alcohol markers in two blue shades
Gold Gel pen
Sizzix Die 658867-2 Grid Works
Dutch Text stamp unbranded
Dark Blue Tom Bow marker for stamping my sentiment
Blue Metallic Cardstock
Papicolor Cardstock White


The 30 Day Coloring Challenge – A special edition.

After an awesome 30 days of colouring in March Kathy Racoosin, the organizer of this great event, asked if we all wanted to continue the challenge.
This because of the social distancing, isolation and even quarantine in most countries during the Corona (Covid-19) outburst.
Colouring has proven to lower the blood pressure and stress levels!

It’s a little bit different than usual because Kathy will not post every day on her blog, but you can find her beautiful artwork on IG every day.
And of course I will also participate in this special The 30 Day Coloring Challenge.
See for all the details

april 2020