Tuesday, June 02, 2015

30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop!


Welcome to The 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop.  Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker loves to color and she is hosting her second 30 DAY COLORING CHALLENGE. 

The premise of the challenge is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. It doesn’t matter what you color or what you are coloring with. Today Kathy has assembled all of the teachers and guest artists that taught in the popular “Copic Markers for Cardmakers” class on Online Card Classes

Each of us along the hop is creating a colored piece using our favorite tools. Mine happens to be color pencils.

One technique I forget about, but really love is to use my pencils on color card stock. I've chosen Smoke card stock from Simon says Stamp as my base. Then I white embossed the Tim Holtz Flower Garden images (with a little help from some masking fluid to place the stems behind the blossoms).


I used yellows and golden toned pencils to color my flowers and soft grey to add a slight shadow for dimension.


I've shot a video of the process, you can watch it below or in HD on my YouTube channel.  I hope you enjoy!


At the end of the hop Kathy from The Daily Marker will have a one time only Coupon Code for $5.00 off the Online Card Class “Copic Markers for Card Makers” to get your mojo going, and a discount code to the Simon Says Stamp store!!

Your next stop on the hop is to Simon Says Stamp!! 

Thanks for coming by!


100 comments :

Cindy C. said...

Simply gorgeous Shari!! Love the colours you chose!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

gorgeous and stunning!

Sandy Robin said...

Thank you for the inspiration. I have that stamp set and I rarely use it. Now I will!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!! Just BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the Design and your Coloring!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Maaike Uijthoven said...

just perfect love it

barbara macaskill said...

Your flowers are absolutely beautiful!! LOVE your color choices!! TFS!

Jean said...

Just stunning!

Robin said...

Your card is so pretty! I love how you achieved that look. Hugs, Robin

Ava said...

Such a beautiful card, Shari! I love the tones you used.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Beautiful card - love the white embossing idea:)

TK Watson said...

Oh, I just love this one! I never woulda thought about golden tones on grey cardstock - awesome.

Rebecca/Sydney's Sentiments said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for the tutorial...I enjoyed it very much.

Barb said...

I LOVE watching you use colored pencils, Shari! Every time I see you create with them, I get inspired, try to use mine and fail! Lol! I'm gonna keep trying though! :) Gorgeous card! ♥

sabbycat said...

Beautiful!

jan metcalf said...

Love your flower coloring, pretty card!

Barb said...

Lovely coloring, Shari! Beautiful stamp set, too.

Jo Ann D. said...

Stunning! I get so caught up in using my watercolors and copics that I forget the beauty of colored pencils.

Shelly said...

This is beautiful!

Francine said...

fabulous coloring and I like the embossing. beautiful card!

Anca Banca said...

It is awesome. Trying on darker cardstock is great idea.

Irene Grau said...

I have an abundance of colored cardstock that I know I'll never get through. I'm going to start coloring on that, rather than white. It's a great way to do single-layer cards that still pack a punch of color! Thanks for the inspiration!

Robin Cooper said...

Beautiful!!! I never would have thought that a flower could look so beautiful on gray card stock. Two questions I have though, I've never seen anyone use an eraser on top of their coloring. Was that to help it blend and to get rid of the individual "lines" of coloring? If so, I'm loving it. And, did you use those same erasers to get the coloring off of the embossing on the cone part of the flower??

Taunya Butler said...

WOW - and Then WOW again - this is amazing - you are so fun to watch and your coloring is perfection!! What a lovely card you have created and shared with us - so beautifully done!!

Barbara said...

I'm so glad to see you using this stamp set. I love it and thought it would be easy to color with watercolors, etc. It's a little harder than I thought and I have used a no line watercolor technique that came out okay! A distress marker technique came out okay, too. I love the colored pencils on the colored cardstock and will definitely try this. I need to practice lots more, but I love the flowers in this set and especially the coneflower. Thanks for the great idea.

helenbrendan said...

You've inspired me to get out my colored pencils for the Challenge! Love the look of pencil on colored cardstock... so rich and rather unexpected.

helenbrendan said...

You've inspired me to get out my colored pencils for the Challenge! Love the look of pencil on colored cardstock... so rich and rather unexpected.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like how you colored & fussy cut the flowers.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kelly said...

love the pencils. just beautiful and the splats are perfect!

Mendi Yoshikawa said...

You are always inspiring. Your card turned out beautiful! :)

Harriet said...

Beautiful, I am going to give coloring on color card stock a try.

Anastasia said...

So amazing sunflowers!!!!!!! Love it!!!!!

Annie LaVallee-Curtis said...

Gorgeous card! I just love the white embossing! :D

Mary-Anne V said...

Very pretty card...love the colouring on grey cs.

Donna Dacy said...

This is a lovely stamp. Your coloring on gray looks beautiful. Nice job. I love my colored pencils but somehow, mine never look this good. I guess I need to keep trying. TFS

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful Shari! Inspired over here...thanks so much :)

Kiwi said...

Lovely cards Shari!

Lavonne said...

Love your card! The grey truly does make the flowers pop. Thanks for sharing.

Simply Sandy said...

Beautiful!

Judy Sander said...

Really beautiful card! Thanks for the video. I like using pencils on dark card stock this way. You did an awesome job. I love the stamp set as well. Lots of versatility.

Brithzi said...

Wow! Absolutely amazing card. The flowers just pop.

N Patricia Castillo said...

Why have I never tried this technique?! It's beautiful!!!! Thanks for inspiring me...

Elizabeth S. said...

Wow! This is absolutely beautiful and love how you colored onto the grey card stock using the pencils and adding depth to them. Fabulous card!

Yvonne Morentin said...

wow, this is awesome.

Ruthich said...

How absolutely beautiful is this card? I'm so new to crafting, I always stick with white, but I might be brave and branch out and try something coloured instead. Thank you for the inspiration.

Teresa Doyle said...

Really lovely Shari!

Tammy J said...

Very pretty card and I like the way you masked just part of the flower to stamp the stem. Good job. TFS

Linda Knox said...

Your card is stunning. I have not seen this stamp set but I love, love it. I have a love of colored pencils also. You did a wonderful job of coloring. TFS

cdm317 said...

Wow! That is pretty! I need to look at my colored pencils again!

Pocono Pam said...

AWESOME card! TFS!!!!

BrendaB said...

Beautiful card! I get so used to using Copics that I forget how pretty the soft colors from colored pencils can be!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your card is gorgeous, your coloring WONDERFUL!!

Marcia said...

Gorgeous! Love your videos. That making fluid is awesome.

Ruth G said...

I love how the flowers look against the colored cardstock! Just awesome! TFS!

Aileen (mum) said...

Such a beautiful card, love this look. Just got my masking fluid yesterday, time to try it out.

Gumpaste Garden said...

I absolutely love this card and what you can do with colored pencils!!! Thanks!

Ruby Craft said...

So enjoyed watching your video. Your card is beautiful. Love the colored pencils on cardstock. Thanks for joining in on the blog hop.

D- said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful video. Your card is sooo pretty. LoVe your flowers.
Crafty hugs,
Dawn
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Janeen said...

well that's very interesting. i've never tried that technique before. thank you Shari.

Jeannean said...

Thanks for the pencil tutorial. I love the white embossing on the gray paper! So pretty, and the sunflowers make this a bright and happy card! Thanks for the tip with the gesso, that is a great idea!

Michelle golz said...

Holy smoke! This is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing this your work is great!

Natalie said...

Beautiful card, I love the flowers and your coloring is gorgeous!

Roxy Timmons said...

Beautiful card love the coloring

Patsy Hamm said...

This was such an interesting video to watch as you shaded and applied the color. I love this card

Amy Adams (aka Scrapitgal) said...

Simply amazing - jaw dropping gorgeous. Plus you used one of my favorite color combos! Think I know what blouse I am wearing to work tomorrow now! Now that that is solved - if I could just find some time to do a little coloring of my own!

SRB said...

Pretty

Confessions of a Paperholic said...

Beautiful, Shari! Thank you for sharing this technique. I will definitely have to give it a try!

Carol McCready said...

Beautiful card and great technique. Thank you for the inspiration,
can't wait to give it a try.

Linda S. said...

It was fascinating to watch you achieve such beautiful colors when using a cardstock base that already had color. Your technique of using the shading was very helpful.

NWFlamingo said...

I always find it interesting coloring on something other than white. Always enjoy your work!

janelle winchcole said...

Hi thanks for sharing all your wonderful tips you used making this very pretty card. I, to use (or should I say, try to use as I'm just a learner when it comes to water colouring) water colouring pencils. I love the way you've gone over your colouring and heat embossed....very clever! Janelle x

Marianne said...

Just gorgeous, Shari. I have just received an e-mail from SSS telling me that this flower set and some other TH goodies I managed to snag at a discount this weekend have shipped. I've been looking in admiration to your sharp pencils. What's your secret? Thanks also for showing me I can use my gesso to add splatters to a darker background.

Kel said...

Beautiful card, love the yellows against the grey.

Ohana in Bend said...

i love your water coloring.this is a vry lovely crd.

gabriella said...

Wow,love the look, looks like I will be playing with my colored pencils today

Jean Carol said...

I love the contract between the white outline, paper and flowers. Lovely work

Tracy said...

Hi Shari,
Absolutely gorgeous as usual. Love the colours you used :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Gorgeous!

LauraB said...

gorgeous card Shari.

Pam Crusberg said...

Love that stamp. The masking for the stem really makes a difference.

Joan V said...

Beautiful card. I love using color pencils. Thank you for inspiring me to pull them out this month. Love the tip on watering down the gesso for splattering effect. Thanks for sharing.

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful card and fun coloring! I love this coloring daily thing--very zen like!

Judy said...

This turned out so pretty Sheri. I usually just think white card stock if I want to color, but this grey base is wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

The yellow flowers against the grey is so pretty. Love how the white makes the petals stand out.
Beautiful card.
thanks for sharing.

Tricia Ann said...

Your card turned out looking so beautiful. You really did a realistic job on your flowers....love them.

Dotty Jo x said...

Awesome! Jo x

Rufred said...

Wow...so elegant!!

Tona said...

This card is gorgeous!

Katie said...

So pretty. I'm so excited to see something besides Copics to color with.

Trina said...

Beautiful card.

Sue D said...

I enjoyed watching you color. I like the white embossing and coloring on the colored cardstock.

Maye M.L said...

Shari, you are a rock star of card making and techniques. Love your card. Those flowers, gorgeous to begin with, come alive with your coloring technique. I am so envious! Cheers. Preparing for a short trip and I might just let some supplies slip into my bag.

Sabrina said...

Oh My goodness gracious.... Absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous!! So stunning and Just out of this world drop dead beautiful!!!

Janet said...

This is absolutely gorgeous,so stunning!

paulettesprettypapercrafts said...

This is so beautiful, Shari! I've never done this exact technique. I'm going to try it for sure. I'm playing in Kathy's challenge and it's so much fun. Thanks! Paulette S.
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Nancy L. said...

Very pretty!

Erin S. said...

Love the colors! What pencil sharpener do you use?

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous flowers, Shari - so perfectly shaded!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your coloring is astounding!!! Such a simple way to create depth and alluring gorgeousness! Love every bit of this!!

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Your card is a Masterpiece worthy of framing. I would if I had your card. Shari..I love your vids and watching you create. Everything you make is just lovely.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Shari. Love the Prismacolor pencil coloring. I have a set, but hardly every use it. Thanks for the inspiration and the video.