The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge – Week 1


Since the coloring challenge is going on for the entire month of June, I thought I would post once a week with a recap of the previous week.  I posted last Friday when I made my first card to jumpstart the coloring challenge.  If you missed those Birthday Chicks, you can see the post HERE.


Let’s dive right in since there’s a lot to cover!

Day 2:  Concord & 9th – Hello Lovely

This is and oldie but a goodie!  I love this stamp set.  It comes with a large outline stamp and watercolor stamps that you can use to give the image a watercolor look with little effort.  I’ve never used those stamps because I enjoy watercoloring so that’s what I did for this night’s coloring.  I stamped the image use MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink.  I colored the image using Tombow Dual Brush Pens, applying the color in areas that I wanted the most saturation and pulled the color out using a damp Silver Velvet brush.

C&9 Hello Lovely - Tombow

Tombow colors used:  N65 (gray), 815 (red), 676 (dk purple), 454 (light blue), 533 (lavender), 346 (dk teal), 177 (dk green), 098 (olive), 245 (green), 055 (yellow) ,723 (pink).  Please note:  These are not the actual names of the colors, I just named them to make them easier to identify using the photo above (listed in order from top to bottom consecutively).

C&9 Hello Lovely - Tombow 1

I embossed the sentiment (from the Dahlia Turnabout stamp set) using Versafine Onyx Black ink and clear embossing powder.

Day 3:  Neat & Tangled – Courage

I still had my Tombows out from the day before, so I got lazy and used them again for my second night.  These gingko leaves from the Neat & Tangled Courage set are beautiful.

N&T Courage

I laid down the lighted color, then added the dark lines, then added the medium color.  I layered each color and let it dry before applying the second and third layers.  I was really happy with the result!

N&T Courage 1

The sentiments are from the same stamp set.  I embossed the word courage in white on black paper and fussy cut around it so I could stamp the rest of the sentiment around it and propped it up on foam tape.

Day 4:  Hello Bluebird – Farmyard Little Bits

I colored a bunch of little farm cows and pigs for a card I’m sharing later this week. Here’s a picture of my coloring:

Farmyard Little Bits 2

I usually don’t get the pink on the piggies right – but I think I’ve found the perfect combination (for me).  E000 and E01.  You can sort of see the marker colors in the image above.

Day 5:  Hello Bluebird – Woodland Littles

I colored these woodland critters with fall in mind because of all the stamps that are in this set – but I think it can be made into a spring card as well.  I’ve never colored leaves anything but shades of green so this was different for me.  I’ll make this a scene and turn it into a card for Hello Bluebird sometime next week.

Woodland Littles Coloring

Colors used:  YR30, YR24, YR27 (fox), YR94, YR09, R29 (orange and red leaves), G14, G05 (green leaves), E41, E50, E53, E31, E55, E13, E27 (pumpkin, tree stump, acorn, hedgehog), W1, W3 (squirrel), N0, N1, 0 (owl), R20 (blush)

A little detail with a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen always makes the image pop!

Day 6:  Hello Bluebird – Springtime

Springtime Coloring

I colored these images using Copics.  I’ll use these to make a card for Hello Bluebird later this month 🙂

Copic colors used:  N0, N3 (rock), E000, E41 (bunny), Y02, Y08 (sun, center of flower), YG06, G03 (frogs), V000, V01 (flowers and butterflies).

Day 7:  Hello Bluebird – Elephant Friends

I had to color for another upcoming assignment so here’s some more adorable images!

Elephant Friends Coloring.jpg

Copics colors used:  R20, R30, R00, R0000 (bunnies), V0000, V01 (mouse), T0, T2 (elephants), BG11, BG13 (balloon), Y00, Y08 (duck, butterfly), B00, B000, E31 (flag/banner).

I made it an entire week, friends!!! Thanks for joining for my 30 day coloring challenge recap for week 1!  I stayed busy coloring things for assignments this month 🙂


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5 thoughts on “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge – Week 1

  1. Well, sweet Caly, you have been busy! So glad you are coloring, and I am coloring but just haven’t finished a card — yet! LOL! I love your sweet critters, and I always love your cards! The first one is extra special since you “enabled” me to get that one! Hugs, sweet friend! xoxo

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