Monday, July 11, 2016

30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop!


Welcome to "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" Blog Hop. 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 medium you use. You can jump in or out of the challenge at any time.

If you are coming from Jennifer McGuire's blog, then you're in the right place!

I'm honored to be part of this hop and to show some coloring. For my card I chose to watercolor with some of my favorite Distress Ink colors. The stamp I've used is the Kelly Purkey Background Star which I white embossed on a panel of Tim Holtz watercolor cardstock.


I followed the pattern of the stamp to add my color. The white embossing allows each color to pool giving different strengths of color. I love the imperfect look!


I made a little recipe card for you that you can download and print out. 
You can find the printable PDF file HERE

At the end of the hop you will find an awesome GIVEAWAY from Hero Arts. 2 shopping sprees of $25.00 each! yay. Winners will be randomly picked from the blog comments of the blog hop, so be sure to comment on each stop!

Your next blogger is my talented friend 

Thanks for stopping by!!


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Kathy said...

Ohhhh Shari!! Love your graphic card and the yummy colors...ack! and those flowers!! Thanks for inspiring us all and Thanks for doing the hop today it means so much to me. Hugs, Kathy

Sandy Small said...

I love the colors! Thanks for the color chart!

Brenda in IN said...

I love the look of embossing then the soft colors you used.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

This background is magnificent and I love the colors. Love those felt flowers, too. Very elegant card.

judy said...

Lovely colors and card design!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Shari, this is STUNNING! What a beauty this is!!!

Lisa Wright said...

I love the distress colors and how soft you made them, beautiful
Lisa

Scrapthat said...

So very lovely Shari! TFS

Jean said...

Wow - this is amazing! Love it! Thanks for the inspiration!

diana said...

Wow! Lovely card and colours! :)

Nancy said...

Such a gorgeous card! Loving these soft colors!

Shirley said...

Beautiful colorful card, love not only the card design, but also the color combination.

Purple Princess said...

Gorgeous colors!!!

Barb said...

I always love the colors you choose to ad such an artistic flare to you cards. Thanks!

LaNell Taylor said...

Wow, you card is just elegant. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lori Ingraham said...

Your colors are great. I love the card.

Lynn Hardy said...

This is just so very pretty!

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow... this is an amazingly beautiful card, Shari!! So inspiring. I love the colors and the textures.

craftyd said...

Stunning card, love your background.

Linda Hyden said...

This card is so very special, I'm in awe; thanks for sharing.

sideoats + scribbles said...

Love this so much Shari! Gonna have to do this. Big hugs! :)

Cori Wright said...

Love your card. Awesome idea.

Pam Pam said...

Oh my word, this card is stunning!

Robin R said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I love all the colors you chose!!

Tracy Hitt said...

What a beautiful card. Thanks for the inspiration.

Fawntastic Creations said...

I love this background! I really need to get some large background stamps!!!

TriciaGlip said...

Love the background coloring.

Rita said...

I LOVE those soft colors!!!
Rita

rcwidow (Linda) said...

So beautiful!

Dot Freel said...

I totally love that background and the colors you used! Absolutely gorgeous card!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

So beautiful!

Vesna said...

Love how the card turned out! Such lovely colors you used! :)

Cyndi Morris said...

I absolutely love that background stamp. Your card is so pretty.

Teresa said...

Pretty card. Thank you for sharing.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Wow, the background embossing and coloring is awesome. Thank you for sharing this with us, Shari:)

CraftyPaws said...

How gorgeous is the graphic behind the soft string and flowers! Great design!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

Such a sweet card! It makes me want to jump right up and emboss a background stamp. I downloaded your recipe card. Thank you!

Jennifer Petty said...

This is a card and it looks very hard. I love it. Thank you for sharing your talent with us.

cm said...

I'm crushing all over your gorgeous graphic card filled with a most amazing combination of colours. The flowers are a marvelous touch! Thank you for inspiring us...
~carol

Roxana Carranza said...

I LOVE the color combination you are using on the graphic background - I don't use graphic designs too much but I am loving this one.....the flowers are a sweet and beautiful touch. Again, thank you for sharing your amazing talent.

greggers said...

Wow, the soft yet geometric background is gorgeous. Your color choices are perfect and the felt flowers add that special touch. You are one of my favorite inspirations! TFS

Jan B said...

I sure love t his card and your colour choices. Super nice! I must get this background stamp.

Judy said...

Oh my gosh Shari, this card is amazing!! The background and the coloring are super. Thanks for sharing with us your recipe for making it.

Melynn Long said...

Wow, wow, wow! Great card-colors, pattern etc. thanks for the inspiration.

Mary Holshouser said...

this looks like a stained-glass window.
Beautiful.
The colors are muted and so pretty.
The flower really adds to the elegance.
thanks for sharing.

Holly Denghel said...

What a beautiful stained-glass effect! Would not have thought of the gray.

Becky said...

What a gorgeous color combination. I love the softness and elegance. Thanks for sharing.

stamptopy said...

How beautiful is this card! Love the aqua and mint colors and you always amaze me with the mix of textures that you use. They look amazing!
Eva

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for the chance to win!

V Hamen said...

Thank you Shari for joining this awe-inspiring blog and thank you Hero Arts. I'm stealing this color combo. Awesome.

Peggy Pride said...

I love the colors and the background. Lovely card! Thank you.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Love this background stamp and your soft and pretty color combo on your beautiful card!

Cindy said...

Beautiful card with lovely colors. Thank you Shari!

Kathy Mc said...

Shari, your card reminds me of a beautiful stained glass piece but with more subtle colors. This is absolutely gorgeous and finished beautifully with your felt flowers. Your color palette is fabulous!

vicenta ghylin said...

Wonderful card. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

Hoosier said...

A unique spin on your card. Thanks for sharing.

Trina P. said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the soft subtle color palette you used to watercolor the star background.

scrAPpamondo said...

Oooohhhh Just amazing work of art!! Great colours combo, thank you for the pdf!! Love this stamp, so useful!

Late Blooming said...

Love the colors. thanks for the recipe.

Karen K said...

Really inspirational!! I just love the colors!

Colleen Howell said...

I love your card, these colors are so pretty together

Marilyn Falcone said...

WOW! Beautiful!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your watercolored star background, Shari! So gorgeous with the hydrangea flowers on the banner! Such fun hopping with you today!!

Virginia Lu said...

Love your stunning creation, Shari! You always inspire us to use subtle colors and you sure make these colors SING harmoniously!! I'm SO happy to have you joining us in the hop today. xoxo

Abby said...

I love this look! I gotta try this today!

betjunroe said...

Thanks for sharing you lovely card! The colors are so pretty and I love those darling flowers!

Christine Meinel said...

Love love love that background d stamp and the color you chose are amazing just not sure I could do it without messing up the pattern my eye will cross or water. Buy great job!

Metty Fredricks said...

Beautiful, as always. Bless your talent!

Sweet Sarah said...

Very beautiful card. Great colors on a great background stamp!

Teri Ann said...

That is ONE NICE LOOKING CARD!!!

bonami2b said...

I love your color choice, gray and blue (those are the colors I'm wearing today). Beautiful card.

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Loved the colored bg with Embossing ,wonderful card :)

Susan King said...

The graphics on this card are amazing and you can see different patterns depending on how you look at the card! Thank you for sharing your talent!

Julie Wexler said...

Beautiful! And what a great idea for a really cool look with the background stamp. Thanks for the inspiration!

Martha Miller said...

Shari, fantastic card, love haw you embossed & colored the background. Inspiring!

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

Awesome card, I always Love your colour combos!

Barb said...

Shari,
As usual, a beautiful card. Thank you for the recipe card. I love the colors.

Gail Ernst said...

Thank you, Shari. Your card is lovely!

Ek Gorman said...

Wow what a beautiful card. It almost looks like printed paper. Amazing card.

Donna Cala said...

What gorgeous coloring. And, I love the colors you chose.

Cindy C. said...

This is a total delight!! Love the cool palette!!

Satori said...

Love your card and colour combo! Great inspiration! Thanks!

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

Love your colour combo Shari - you are inspirational with your colours!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

I like the colors you chose for your background. I always enjoy your creations.

Michelle Williams said...

Great colors on this. Makes me want to try out my distress inks this way.

Carol Perry said...

You never fail us Shari. Total beauty here. Love those beautiful colors especially the background stamp. TFS.

Marcie Lovett said...

Beautiful coloring, Shari! Love that "recipe" card.

Marianne said...

Love the soft colours of your background panel and those pretty flowers to finish off the design.

Oliev said...

Beautiful card!

Brithzi said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for the color recipe card dpwnload.

Bobbie Lathrop said...

WOW what a beautiful card. The patients it must take to get this so perfect is mind boggling. I love the stamp used, the colors and of course you can never go wrong with Hero Arts. Matter of fact I just received a package today and can't wait to dig into it. Thanks for a beautiful card and the inspiration you girls give to each and everyone of us.

Debbie Anemaet said...

Thank you so much, Shari, for influencing our sweet Jennifer McGuire and for sharing your beautiful and detailed card with us. We appreciate you being a part of this hop and challenge and giveaway. So much fun!

Kathy Thisted said...

Sweet card! thanks for sharing

Ria Montefalcon said...

So beautifully done as always. I love the color combination, the patterns and the texture. Great card.

Tammy Paul said...

what a beautiful card. I just love the colors and design, so pretty.
thanks for sharing.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

WOW!! simply amazing..love the embossed bg..

Elaine said...

What an awesomely beautiful card!

Casie Williams said...

Love the card -- particularly the contrast between the embossing and the coloring!

KT Fit Kitty said...

I love the look of this! Absolutely gorgeous! Now I want to try this!

ldiggs said...

Awesome card!! I can see that I need to invest on some background stamps, because this is awesome! I also always love the way you put your colors together, it really is inspiring, because it's a starting place! When I get in a slump, just getting out supplies and colors starts to help the ideas begin flowing! P.S. I also really enjoyed your Crafty Chat on the OCC site! I kind of smiled when I saw the color gray show up in your color palette! :)

Heather Doran said...

Fabulous card, Shari! The background is absolutely gorgeous in those colours, reminds me of a beautiful quilt! The sparkly flowers are so pretty too! Thanks so much for the card recipe, I'll definitely have to try that gorgeous colour combination!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Oh my heavens, this is gorgeous! Never in a million years would I have used that color combo, but I LOVE it! Then again, I think you could pick any colors and that background stamp would look great! Love the whole card design though :-)

Anne said...

Sooo elegant and beautiful!Love it, love it, love it!

mtscrapgal said...

You should check out Jennifer Mc's post today. She talks about you and your influence on her and stamping. I can tell a similar story. I remember your years at Hero Arts. Hero Arts introduced me to lots of talented people on their blog that I have followed for years. Pretty card from you today. Thanks for supporting Kathy.

Sue Smith said...

What an absolutely beautiful card Shari. Love the color combinations you chose and the flowers are exquisite. ;)

Colorado Crafter said...

Gorgeous card!!! Don't know how I've missed this background stamp, but it's on my wish list now!!

Charlotte Williams said...

So Classic!!

Barbara said...

Love, love this beautiful card. The colors are yummy! I just jotted them down on a little piece of paper for future reference. I have a lot of those little pieces of paper floating around and need to get them copied in my journal on the Shari Carroll color choices page. :) I guess I need to keep that journal by the computer. LOL Thanks for all the inspiration and to Hero Arts, too for such great products.

Dianne Plummer said...

This is going to sound a little dumb but I have never embossed on water color paper. Thanks for the idea! Loving this hop and always a fan of Hero Arts.

Dottie said...

What a delightful surprise to see this colorful beautiful soft blues card. I love it and can't wait to try my hand at pattern coloring. Hero arts continues to put out great products!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

Beautiful card. Love, love, love the pretty soft colors. Thanks for sharing this with us.

Nancy Stott said...

Beautiful graphic card and I love the colors you chose! Thanks!

Susan Mcloughlin said...

Beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing.

rachelvass1982 said...

What a stunning background, love the colours

Karen said...

WOW! Your card is Beautiful!!!

sheron Egolf said...

Beautiful card! I do love the colors.

Bunny said...

This card reminds me of a quilt. It is really pretty.

Thank you for the chance at a shopping spree! Whee!

Jean Bullock said...

I'll add another wow to the WOWS! In the comments. I love that Hero Arts background stamp. You showed it off beautifully! Well done!

mycraftysmell said...

Beautiful colours. A great card! Melanie x

Terri said...

Shari, you are so talented. Every thing you make is always perfection! Always! You truly are an artist.

Irene Grau said...

Your card is stunning! One of my favorite color combos. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

Nancy Richards said...

one word - WOW! Love, love, love the color choices. And I agree with you that the differences in color intensity are very pleasing. Thanks so much for the inspiration.

Jan Elmore said...

Wowzer....what a terrific color combo!

Susie Sonnier said...

So pretty. I have many Hero Arts products and love that they support Charities.

Debbie Vasel said...

Your card is so fabulous.
You do such beautiful work.

Betty Keefe said...

what a fantastic card Shari - love love the colors you chose!!

Linda S. said...

Wow! Beautiful! The colors you used are my favorites!

Taniesa Vlasak said...

I am always so inspired by your projects and especially your color choices. Thank you so much for the PDF! I will have to try that color combo on my next project!

Donna said...

What a beautiful color combo! The card is stunning!

Renee Murrell said...

The card is really lovely;the colors are beautiful. I'm new to card making, stamping, art journals, etc. this idea and products would be a wonderful addition to my growing stash.

Nana Griffin said...

Such a pretty background. Love the colors.

Carey Nusbaum said...

What a stunning card! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to to win!

Carol H. said...

OMG those colors! I love the soft gray with the blues. Totally beautiful!!

BunnyD said...

Oh Shari what a beautiful card! Love the soft colours and the geometric with the flowers!

Parker said...

Wow! I don't believe in all my life I would've chosen these colors, but........... now I will. These colors are beautiful together.

Juls said...

I love the colors, i just had to throw a little bling in.

Marty B said...

What an amazing color combo~very striking card!

ElaineBC said...

Beautiful card, love the colours you selected.

Allison Ehresman Grussenmeyer said...

nice soft colors

Barbara said...

The colors are wonderful.

Vicki Dutcher said...

YOU rock at COLOR! :)

Sandy Salazar said...

What a GORGEOUS card!! Love the color combination, very White Christmas.

Kiwi said...

Wow,gorgeous card! It sure suits the weather here in NZ at the moment,freezing.Love your colouring and your inspiration,thank you!AnnB

Beth L. said...

Beautiful card! I love the background stamp. I love Hero Arts products and use them all the time.

Diana Baker said...

Love the background! Just found your blog, and enjoying looking and watching your videos!

mandalj said...

THe background of you card is just beautiful - the colours work so well together!

Janis said...

Love these very soft and beautiful colors. That intricate background is just lovely with your sparkly blossoms.
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Rose said...

A very pretty card. Like the colors.

Candy said...

Great graphic card - love the addition of the felt flowers :o)

Shona Austin said...

Very beautiful card. Thanks for the ideas.

bzyPTmom said...

Absolutely gorgeous card--love all the texture and the colors are amazing!

Candy said...

Love the graphic design and the addition of the felt flowers!

Anne Smith said...

Love the card! Thanks for shearing !

NanW said...

Love the background and the colors. It makes a stunning card.

Carolee McCaslin said...

WOW your card is Amazing!!!! Love the colors:)

Dee C. said...

Love the design and colors, beautiful card!

cghundley said...

How pretty! Great
background stamping
and the colors are
awesome!
Carla from Utah

Katie Ramos said...

Very Pretty!

Erna Taylor-Stark said...

such a "peaceful" with the soft colours and white embossing. I have an all white garden which I call my moon garden since it glows beautifully in the moonlight. Thiscard gives me that same peaceful feeling.

runsslow said...

Love the color combo. This card is stunning. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Aaron Leventhal said...

Shari! You're the best. Your influence is still felt at Hero Arts. :)

Jeri said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for making a download with the colors, deciding what colors go together is always so difficult for me.

Michele Slater said...

Amazing card! Love your color choices and the flowers are just the right size. I need this stamp! TFS!

Megan said...

Love that graphic background. I would not have really given it a 2nd look without seeing it painted like you did. Beautiful color combo!

Denise Fonda said...

Love the KP background die. TU for the color guide, love the colors that you used!

Betty Sue said...

Wow! I love the pattern! The colors are beautiful! Thanks for sharing and for the recipe card!!

Billie A said...

Beautiful I always love seeing what you make. This is so awesome with the variation of colors.

DeeO said...

Love the color choices.

Lucy said...

Your card is lovely!
It looks like a miniature quilt!

Georgee said...

Beautiful artistic card! Love it!

SHartl said...

Wow!! that heat embossed background is amazing and I love all the shades of color! Thanks for sharing with us!

Sherry W. said...

Lots of little tiny spaces to color. Tiny spaces = big patience, but oh, so pretty!

Linda said...

LOVE your card, Shari. Especially the sparkle flowers.

Rufus said...

How, oh, how did I manage to miss this background stamp???? LOVE it and the color combo that you used, awesome!

Janelle said...

This is just amazing! All your detail work...the lovely colors...the soft look of the whole card....Just Wonderful! Thanks for the inspiration.

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

What a beautiful and comforting card. Thank you for sharing.

Karenladd said...

The contrast between the embossed pattern and coloring, and those felt flowers makes for a gorgeous card with lots of texture!

Maureen Chandler said...

What a beautiful card - I love your style!!! Thanks so much for all that you share and teach through your blog and videos!! XO

Janet said...

Great pattern coloring!
Love Hero Arts! Really having fun with the color layering stamp sets !

~God bless

Tami B. said...

The background and the colors of this one are fantastic.

Shawninaz said...

Oh my goodness this is so pretty, love the soft muted colors.

Patt H. said...

Wow, a gorgeous card!! I love the colors & that awesome background die!

Bobbie Bluegill said...

Wonderful vard. Great color. The felt flowers and twine are a lovely contrast with the background.

BeverlyBL said...

What imperfect look? Looks perfect to me. I love your card and love the colors.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous card! Love the colors and textures! Awesome felt flower embellishment!

Kari Mayo said...

I love this Shari! I am so excited because I just bought this stamp, so I am so going to try this!

Heather DePasquale said...

Didn't know you lived so close. I live in Lake County, IL. Anyway, love using watercolor with embossed images. I'm inspired to get out some background stamps. Thanks. Love Hero Arts and SSS.

Karen L K said...

Really interesting background and I love the colors you chose to color it in!

LDomroes said...

I love the colors you used. Such a beautiful card!

Jenniferk said...

I really love your card, the background is stunning and the flowers are so pretty against that background. Thank you for the little recipe card, what a great idea, I've already printed it out!

Loly Borda said...

I love how you colored your background Shari! Beautiful card! TFS

Patricia said...

WOW, Sherri love your card and how u used white embossing powder. IT was nice to see how you impacted Jennifer and the stamping world. Have a great day and thanks for sharing all your ideas and techniques!

Teri Smith said...

Shari, I've just found your site for the first time (thanks to Jennifer McGuire), & I am OVER THE MOON with
the card you've made!! Your talent is amazing! The design, the colours - so elegant. I will be wanting to
visit your blog on a regular basis. Thanks!

pcm said...

LOVE this color combo!

Dena Schaufele said...

beautiful color combination.

Glorie said...

Love the colors!

Anonymous said...

Awesome card!!! Fun background and the felt flowers are gorgeous!!
Laurie Brown

Happy Paper Ink said...

Love the card....your color palette is awesome!

Ann Kulseth said...

Such a pretty card - love the colors.

PJ said...

Love your soft color geometric card! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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