Tuesday, February 02, 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge Hop!


Welcome to "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" Blog Hop. If you're coming from the Simon Says Stamp blog then you're in the right place!!! 

I've created a card using my favorite coloring medium which are colored pencils. I like how sharp I can get the points for detail and shading when coloring. 

I've kept things fairly simple, coloring my flowers in three different tones.  This stamp is from the Roses for You stamp sets from Simon Says Stamp. 


My goal was to follow the spiral of each flower, to create a bit of dimension and to fade to white in the centers. For blending, I've used two to three pencils in different values of each color. I also use a white pencil to smooth out my coloring. 


One of my favorite things about coloring and shading with pencils is the ability to lighten and highlight using a white eraser. 

I have created a video of the process. You can view it below or on my YouTube channel


Your next stop on the hop is to my funny friend...

Additional information about the challenge: 
Kathy from The Daily Marker is hosting her fourth coloring challenge called, “The Daily Marker 30 Day” it’s a super fun challenge and a great way to get full use of your supplies. 

THE GOAL IS: To color something daily even if it's a few minutes but, certainly not required. 

CAN YOU PARTICIPATE in the 30 DAY CHALLENGE? Yes! 

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.  When sharing your work on social media, use #TheDailyMarker30Day  

At the end of the hop you will find an awesome GIVEAWAY AND A COUPON CODE FOR Online Card Classes.

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Disclosure: I am an affiliate with Simon Says Stamp at no extra cost to you.

149 comments :

the Blackbird said...

OH GREAT! Very nice card!
Cristina
thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the coloring & how the flowers shape into a heart & have wonderful dimension popping off the card the way you arranged them. Have a BEE-utiful day!
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Anonymous said...

What is the name of your pencil sharpener you mention on the video ? Brand maker, etc
Thanks

Birgit said...

Beautiful!!!

Ruby N said...

Beautiful!!

theCook said...

Love that rose heart!

Montana-Hens said...

I want to do a thing or two with color pencils this month and you inspired me.

Diana
https://playingwithoutlimits.wordpress.com/

Teresa Doyle said...

Shari, your work is always so beautiful. A lovely card. TFS!

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D.Ann C said...

Lovely! I especially like that fab layout!

Jackie Parkins said...

The look you get with those colored pencils is gorgeous. I think I might have to get out my pencils and give them another try. Thanks for the video and the tips.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Pretty colors! Cute design. Can't wait to go watch your video (they are always so helpful!).

Scrapthat said...

I love coloring with my Prisma's! (so does my DD and she treats them well so I totally don't mind sharing! :D)
TFS I'm off and hopping
Dolly

ScrappyKsue said...

Love the little flowers. Cute!

Anne said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I love the contrast between the black panel and beautiful delicate flowers! Wonderful!

Maxine M. said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Alexis said...

Very pretty. Simple and adorable.

Barb said...

Love the heart flower set. Beautiful card, Shari!

Late Blooming said...

This is so different and so cute. Thanks.

Skrater said...

Love this card, those swirl roses are so pretty.

Lisa Tilson said...

Beautiful card Shari, thank you so much for showing us how to get thus soft and pretty effect. I shall see what stamps I have to try this technique. Thanks again!

Maureen Chandler said...

Very cool card - thanks for the colored pencils lesson since I rarely use mine! I'm going to give this a try - thanks Shari!!!

TenSGal said...

So very pretty! I love the bright and vivid coloring on this wonderful stamped image!
Wonderful card....I always love your layering and dimension!
Susan

Debra Rumpza said...

I adore this card! I love the clean black against the white and the colored pencil work. Thanks for sharing!

BunnyD said...

I just got some Prismacolor pencils for Christmas and I'm still experimenting with them. Thanks for the great tips on the blending! You make fabulous instructional videos Shari. I always seem to pick up a new idea.

barbara macaskill said...

So pretty! I love how the flowers appear as if thee are floating! TFS!

L. Webb said...

This is beautiful! Just the touch of color added to this is eye catching!

Diane Bruce said...

I like the softness the eraser creates and will have to give this a try. Thanks.

Marianne C said...

Very pretty card, image and colouring! You are right, pencils give a lot of leeway in how the colour is applied (or removed)..great results!

Linda said...

I absolutely love this card and your coloring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Linda

Toni said...

Still practicing to get my use of colored pencils have dimension. Any tips?

Oliev said...

Awesome card, have to try it, thanks for the video!

Dena Schaufele said...

I like it!

Barb said...

I always love when you use color pencils! You make it look so easy! Your flowers turned out gorgeous, Shari! Love this card! ♥

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the layering of this card.
the shading of the colors is wonderful.
thanks for sharing a great card.

StampinLouie said...

Shari your card is beautiful. I just got some Prisma colored pencils lately and am still learning. So far I love them.

Saundra said...

Thank you for all the tips using the pencils. Your card is beautiful!

Lydia Fiedler said...

Amazing, as always! An honor to be hopping with you!

Tammy J said...

I love the coloring and I have never heard of a blending pencil but I am on the hunt now to add one because I don't really care for blending pens. I love how your card turned out. So so pretty.

4luby said...

I love it. Flowers are so pretty

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

So lovely and fresh. I need to work on my pencil coloring skills - yours are so beautiful.

Julie Curtis said...

Your shading is perfect and the flowers are so pretty

Suzanne B. Webb said...

Great projects! Love the card and video along with your pencil coloring!

Linda Mc said...

Beautiful card and gorgeous colors. I just used pencils yesterday for the first time in a long time and I had lots of fun.

Nana Griffin said...

A very lovely card.

Susie Sonnier said...

Pretty card. Wish OCC had colored pencils classes.

Sherry Bahlmans said...

Very nice card. Love the layout especially.

Jenniferk said...

Your card is beautiful! Thanks for all the great tips for using pencil to colour it is very helpful!

Terri said...

I love the technique you used to color in the flowers. It is perfect with those doodle type flowers.

Jennifer Coles said...

Another wonderful card.

Andrea A said...

That is a beautiful card! I love it and I love to color!

Deeps said...

This is very pretty. Love the shading.

Gloria Lee said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for sharing!

Ceal said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors, thanks for sharing

Marcie Lovett said...

Beautiful, Shari! That is one of my favorite stamps.

Jeanne Jordan said...

Thanks, Shari. I received Inktense pencils for a Christmas gift from my husband. I know they are not the same as the Prisma, but watching you today has inspired me to get them out and start experimenting. THANKS!

Carol said...

I love working with Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils too! Beautiful blending, Shari. A perfect addition to the coloring challenge.

MTPatB said...

Thank you for sharing your coloring technique. The colors you chose for the flowers and leaves are so pretty.

Marcia said...

Very nice card - and with colored pencils - who woulda thought!

Shelly said...

Beautiful!!

Bad Kitty said...


wonderful card!
Bad Kitty's Craftroom
>^.^<

ThePurplePlace said...

Fantastic Card Shari -- Love that all of my favorites designers are part of this Hop...and I LOVE Kathy's challenges and of your wonderful card and stamp set!

Hope you are healing...happy coloring!!

Snow Sylvia said...

The black cardstock makes the flowers pop.

Gwen said...

Very pretty!

CreativSpirit said...

A beautiful card Shari. I feel inspired to get out my prismacolour pencils. Thank you.

Daria said...

Lovely coloring and shading. Thank you for the tips for using colored pencils.

--Marcy said...

Always an inspiration! And always something new to pickup from these videos! TFS

Janlm said...

Very pretty card! Thank you!

patti said...

I love how you colored the flowers !!!

Shirley Delgado said...

Beautiful coloring. Love your card design.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

the videos are so helpful. Don't know if I would keep doing this without all the help and inspiration I get from those of you who can and do make videos to help us!! Thanks!

Kris B said...

Beautiful card! I love how you colored the flowers! Thanks for the video!

Susi Kelly said...

OMG! So beautiful!!! Lovely LO and colouring and gives me inspiration to use this set with watercolor pencils :-)

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I LOVE that you used colored pencil. I am always so hesitant to use mine. Thank you for the inspiration!!

Joan said...

Pretty flowers...and the whole card is lovely. You make it all look so easy. Thanks so much.

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous!!!

Kathy Salido said...

Absolutely beautiful. Love the flowers.

jintyoo7 said...

Absolutely lovely Shari :-) Thank you for the video, very helpful!

Kathy White said...

Love this card, very pretty!

Nancy Lynn said...

Wow Shari, I never would have guessed this image was colored with pencils! Excellent pencil coloring skills and thx for the tips and for sharing your talents is this important "30 Day Coloring Challenge".

Janeen said...

such a simple design and yet so much "punch" to it.

Paula Laird said...

Fabulous! I love that you did this only using pencils and no gamsol. My experience with odorless mineral spirits has been that they aren't. I must try the white pencil!

Loly Borda said...

Gorgeous card!TFS

Genevieve said...

I love the balance of your composition
A big fun

Carolyn Herring said...

You've taught me to appreciate my colored pencils.

Patt H. said...

An awesome card! Love the flowers & the superb coloring job!

TracyM #6773 said...

BEAUTIFUL card Shari - LOVE your swirly roses and colouring!!!
THANK YOU for sharing your tutorial, tips and inspiration :)

Sue D said...

Very sweet--I like how you colored the flowers.

Tona said...

Yet another fabulous card! Thanks for the continued inspiration.

Kristie Maynard said...

I've never seen blending done with a white pencil like that, I'll have to give it a try. Thanks!

Carol McCready said...

Those roses look great. I'm going to have to try
using a white pencil as a blender.

Dawn@Petals.Paper.SimpleThymes said...

So fresh and happy, Shari! As always, thank you for sharing so much inspiration in your videos! ♡

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the lesson using colored pencils.

Jeannean said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your pencil technique! I haven't tried pencil too much, but I love the look!

Rushd Lady said...

I've discovered I like coloring pencils too! I've been watching several coloring pencil videos and I've been putting down the light color first, then the two other shades in the shadows and then using the lighter tinted pencil to blend everything together. I have both the white pencil and the blender pencil, but like the lighter tint pencil the best to blend colors together with. Lovely roses you had there!

Linda Langes said...

So sorry to read about your ankle below Shari - ouch it looks sore. I hope you will not be in pain for long and it heals sooner rather than later. Love the gorgeous colours of your flowers and how you achieved the lighter areas. Must play more with my pencils. Cheers!

N Patricia Castillo said...

I have my colored pencils waiting for me...and this was what I needed to start coloring! Thanks!

Nandini said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for the great, detailed video. Really helps newbies like me.

Amanda Rhodes said...

I love your flowers! I love using Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils.

patrap777 said...

So pretty!

Lagene said...

Beautiful card, I love how the flowers fade to white in the centers. Great video!

Ericka Strange said...

Great flowers and love the coloring. Thanks for sharing!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Thanks for the colored pencil tutorial. Great!

StirYourCreativity said...

I liked the way you have used the panel and highlighted your image. Great card

Cheryl B said...

You've inspired me. tomorrow I get out the colored pencils.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Super cute!

Paulette S said...

Beautiful Shari~! Love that rose heart stamp. Thanks,
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janelle winchcole said...

Hi Shari, thank you for sharing this wonderful card with us. I found your tutorial very helpful. Janelle x

Becky_477 said...

I love this card! Your coloring is so pretty. And I had no idea there was such a thing as a blending pencil!

tina anglin said...

Love the flowered heart and stunning coloring! Thanks for all the inspiration you share!

maria f. said...

So striking with the color around the edges and the white in the centers.

ChloeSam said...

I need to use my colored pencils more! Your card was very inspiring. I loved how you blended the colors on the flowers using a white pencil. It was amazing.

Pam B said...

Love it!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful card, Shari and the video was most helpful!

Becky said...

Beautiful pencil coloring.

Adaline Banks said...

I love the simplicity of the flower stamp, I like to draw lots of flower buds that are similar to this and they are very sweet. Thank you for the inspiration!

Gaylynn said...

Hi Shari. These blossoms looks pretty the way they are colored. Lovely floral card.

Dawn S. said...

What a lovely bouquet you created!

Dara Lynn said...

Gorgeous coloring and some great tips along the way!

Dana Joy said...

Fantastic card Shari. I always love watching you color. Appreciate that you explain the process as well.

Satori said...

Love the card, colours, and tips on your video!

Stephanie said...

What a gorgeous card Shari, I love the added dimension (and how you've captured it on camera is awesome - wish I had your photographing skills!)!! I love this challenge hop, thanks so much for the great inspiration! Yours, Steph
www.CraftedBySteph.blogspot.com

Dawn Tidd said...

Fun and so whimsical! I love you colored pencil coloring. Thanks for the tutorial too.

Deirdre said...

Stunning creation - love it!

Barbara said...

This is beautiful and I appreciate that you used colored pencils. I have a background that I stamped on printed paper and want to add color with pencils. I think you're right about the Prismacolor pencils being creamier and thanks for the tip on blending with the white pencil. I had been using a blending pencil only, but can see from your card that a white pencil is perfect sometimes. Thanks for the video!

Kitty Tatman said...

Simple and elegant. Love your ideas.

Debbie Peysen said...

Awesome card and coloring. I do like to color with Prismacolor pencils. Thanks for the tips expecially using the white pencil. The video was so helpful. I always enjoy your so talented work.

g said...

lovely card! i always enjoy your videos too- this blending video is great!

Kristie Goulet said...

Very pretty card! Awesome coloring!

MyLittleBlueDog said...

Very pretty card!

Sandy said...

I enjoy using colored pencils, but I have never used a blender pencil. I love how much depth your flowers have.

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Excellent video and beautiful card.

Super Stick Chick said...

Your work is beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration to pull out my colored pencils and SSS stamps.

Jen Hayes said...

Beautiful!

Mary-Anne V said...

So elegant..love how you faded out to white on the flowers.

Diane said...

Your card is gorgeous. Thanks for tip on using the white and blending pencil.

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

Oh my gosh! I don't have that stamp but I love how you did that with the black strip down the card. That is so different! Guess what technique I am going to be trying? I love my colored pencils and my sister got me for Christmas some beautiful colored chalk pencils that I am having so much fun using! I have some really cool colored pencils that are different colors in one pencil that I love and most of mine are a soft led. I also just got a box of 64 crayoned colored pencils that I love because I have never had that many colors in pencils before. They aren't the soft lead that I like but I am so amazed at all the colors. Crayola gave me a $4.99 coupon and look what I bought! LOL I want to watch your video to see how you did some of what you did. I think I know but I am going to watch anyway. Thanks for showing me a new way to make a card!

sabrina radican said...

Such a beautiful card and so beautifully colored!!

Alaska .Kris said...

Oh how utterly lovely!

Karen said...

Beautiful coloring! I too love to color, mostly with pencils. Love it!

Tricia Ann said...

I needed to see this about using colored pencils. Your roses are beautiful. What is a blending pencil?

sueymem said...

I always appreciate tips on how to use colored pencils. This was very helpful.

StampinwithAloha said...

Lovely card. Love your use of color pencil. Thanks for inspiration to break out my Prismacolors during the Challenge!

Denise L-V said...

Beautiful card. I love that you are using watercolor pencils. I always need new ideas. Thank you very much.

Judy Tuck said...

Such gorgeous colouring. This card makes me think Spring!

Denise Gutshall said...

Love how you used this stamp set! It is such a lovely card! Thanks for the tip on how to work with the colored pencils!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card, the use of that pretty heart of flowers coloured with pencil is a perfect finish for the card. right down to those little coloured dots perfect.

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful!

Katherine Jones said...

Beautiful! I love the flowers!