Coloring Challenge Week 1

Hi, Everyone!

I did pretty good for the first week of the Kathy Racoosin coloring challenge and then I got busy with other projects and I’ve been slacking.  I thought I should at lease share what I have here.  These are also posted on my Instagram account if you’re not already following.

The first card is the Mermaid’s Tail from Ellen Hutson.  I stamped the tail in black and inked up the background using distress oxide inks.  Then I added a bit of color using pink distress ink and marker.  I added shimmer to the scales with a Sakura Stardust Clear pen.  I cut out some waves using various blue colors and vellum and stacked them all at the bottom of the card base.

Mermaid's Tail 2

The sentiment is embossed with clear powder – looks pretty simple!

Mermaid's Tail 1

For my next card, I did copic coloring with various stamps from Mama Elephant’s  Incoming Mail stamp set.  I hand-cut all the pieces and colored a piece of cardstock to make a sidewalk.

Sending Love and Hugs 2

The images hid the sidewalk edge really well because I made this one A4 size.  The stripe background was made using the diagonal stripe background stamp from My Favorite Things over red paper.

Sending Love and Hugs 1

Sending Love and Hugs

For my third card, I decided to do some watercoloring using W Plus 9’s Kind Soul stamp set.  This stamp is gorgeous!  I’ve been wanting to use it for a long time.  There just isn’t enough time to play with everything I make do and do what I want to do!

Kind Soul 2

I stamped and embossed the image in gold this time.  I LOVE to emboss before I do watercoloring – it really helps me stay in the lines.  I used my Daniel Smith watercolors – something I haven’t touched in a very long time!  When done, I stamped my sentiment with black in and added some interest with a stitched border using MFT’s Wonky Stitch die.

Kind Soul

I told you I got busy with other projects.  I’ve been preparing for a retreat at the end of the month.  We’re supposed to do a shoebox swap so I have been punching and cutting materials for people to make 15 cards (of the same design) – what was I thinking using the Stampin Up Owl Punch??? SOOO many pieces!

I also did a sewing project.  My boys destroyed this Mickey Mouse chair and it’s sooo hard to clean.  It’s an eye-soar in my craft room because my daughter likes to sit in it.  So I got some canvas material and attempted to make a chair cover.  It’s not perfect but it will serve it’s purpose until she grows out of it in a few months – or years.


Lots of draping and pinning, but it’s much better looking than the filthy Mickey Mouse fabric it was before.

Thanks for stopping by – I hope you’ll enjoy your weekend!


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2 thoughts on “Coloring Challenge Week 1

  1. Wow, Caly, you’ve been a busy gal! I love all of your cards and really love the adorable cover for your precious daughter to sit in your craft room. I absolutely love the adorable panda bear and need to get the set for my DH’s cousin who is having surgery. She is CRAZY about pandas. And I love the Kind Soul card that is just so elegant. The mermaid’s tail card is so sweet! You make everything beautiful! Warm hugs and love, sweet friend! xoxo

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