Friday, June 8, 2018

30 Day Colouring Challenge!


Hello Everyone!  Have you heard of Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge??  If not, it's happening this month!  This movement started a while ago with Kathy encouraging people to colour every day - even if only for 10mins a day.  You can read all about it on her blog which can by found at The Daily Marker!  Kathy is such an amazing artist and her blog is well worth a visit even if you aren't following the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

The Bloom Brigade are playing along with the challenge and are having a blog hop with lots of creativity to inspire you!  You can read all about it on the Power Poppy Blog!  I've used one of the latest release clear stamp sets called Poppy XL - a GORGEOUS poppy with mix and match pieces that I just adore!

http://www.thedailymarker.com/2018/06/day-1-the-daily-marker-30-day-coloring-challenge/


Here's a little step by step showing the four Copic Colours I've used for my pink poppy!  (FYI - I actually coloured the entire flower and then realised I forgot to photograph the steps so there may be slight variation with the final image.)

I've stamped this beautiful image from Poppy XL in Memento Tuxedo Black on X-press It Blending Card.  I wanted to create one of those soft, pretty, pink poppies, so I've started with Copic RV00 leaving white space for the contrast.



Next I've started deepening those areas with Copioc RV52.



Deepen those shading areas with RV32 - a dusty pink compared with the light RV52.



Really deepen those colours with RV34!



Lightly go over these areas with the above colours until you get the look you want.  You will lose some of the depth of the dark colour when blending with the lighter colours, but you can always add more if you like.  I wanted to keep a softer colour though.



Keep going on all the petals until you've finished the entire flower.  (The middle is coloured with V22, V25, V28, YG01).




Want to see what the Power Poppy Girls have been colouring??  Check out the links below and be inspired!!

Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker
Barb Walker
Nancy Sheads
Elizabeth Zaffarano

Power Poppy Blog


Still with me??  Great - as an extra bonus our Ms Marcy has a sale on for a clear stamp set and a digital stamp that are just *PERFECT* to get your colouring mojo moving - but get in quick because it's only on until June 9th!

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Spring Meadow Bouquet  digital - $2.99 - save $3

Grab these for yourself and show us whatcha got!
Sale price ends Saturday, June 9.

Thanks for popping by to visit me today, hope you join in the challenge and have been inspired to stamp!  :)


126 comments:

Barb said...

Your card is just beautiful, Kathy! The poppy is so pretty in pink and I'm lovin' they way you've explained your process. I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Barb:)

Christy Q said...

Wow! What an incredible flower! I love the depth that the deeper pink adds. Thank you for showing how you colored it in, the step by step is always appreciated for coloring challenged folks like myself! LOL

Angeline Choo said...

WOW!! Thank you for sharing how colored this flower. I'm always amazed at how real the flowers look.

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow! Incredible coloring. I have tried to leave white space like that but somehow always end up covering it! LOL

Jane Crisci said...

Kathy your coloring is beautiful! I especially love the finishing touch of the antiquing around the outside edge. So pretty!

Peggy Pride said...

What a lovely Card. I like the narrative you wrote to see the process. Thanks!

DJ said...

Wow! Just gorgeous. TFS!

Susie Sonnier said...

such a pretty card

gabriella said...

I like how your coloring is so light and delicate

Marsha said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for the copic color numbers. The centers of poppies are hard to color - love how you did them.

The Red Haired Lass said...

This is so beautiful! Every time I see this Poppy stamp from a different artist, I love it even more!!

Dee Earnshaw said...

beautiful card - thanks for the little coloring tips!!!

mommyx2 said...

Wow - this is so beautiful. Thank you for the details! I still have to play with my copics so I can master them a little better - you make it seem so easy! thanks!

Teresa Doyle said...

WOW Kathy, I love the colours you used on this and the depth of colour is amazing. (This is something else I am working on....How to create more depth.)
Simply beautiful.

Patti H. said...

Beautiful coloring, Kathy! Thanks for sharing the process!

MarthaG said...

Your poppy pops!! Beautiful!

Mirella said...

Beautiful image and colouring, thanks so much for sharing your technique!

Abby said...

Love the XL size! Beautiful.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love it. Love the oversized flowers.

Denise Bryant said...

Lovely card! The poppy is gorgeous!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors and the details you added!

Holly Jackson said...

Wow, Kathy! I love your card! Poppies are one of my favorite! Most likely because I can't seem to grow them! Gorgeous coloring too! TFS!

Cynthia Cole said...

Simply gorgeous coloring!

Mary Reiner said...

Beautiful coloring! Thank you for sharing how you did it. I have not colored with Copic markers yet.

Jackie W said...

Such a beautiful poppy! Love this card. Your coloring is outstanding. (the link to the store didn't work for me-not sure if it's my computer or what. Just thought I'd let you know.)

Henriëtte said...

Oh wow Kathy, how awesome is this pink Poppy. I always pick red colours for my Poppies but now I have seen this I would certainly give them other colours then red, next one is definitely pink!
Thank you.

Katie Baird said...

I realize that I am going to have to invest in Copics. I love how you show your process with the colors used. So helpful. Your coloring is lovely.

Veronica Klatt said...

Pretty, pretty card - I love the way you colored it and your illustrations are wonderful.

marie maksud said...

Thanks so much to share your step by step !! It is wonderful and help me a lot

K . Shuster said...

Your card is just beautiful! And not being a "Copic" perwon, it was very interesting to see how it all came together. Thanks for sharing your inspiration & coloring process.

Lee Newton said...

lovely. . . but when I do it , well, it doesn't turn out that way. Video. Show me how! You do such nice work!

Sandy M said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Your coloring is beautiful. I love that huge flower.

M Strach said...

Beautiful coloring! Gorgeous Card!

StarSpry said...

What a gorgeous card! I love hoe you colored the poppy :)

Amy Brown said...

Such pretty colors for the flower!

Dana M said...

Wow, just stunning! You achieved so much texture and depth with your beautiful coloring.

Dr Sonja said...

Thanks for those close up shots of how you did the shading. I like seeing how important the white space is. Great learning here.

LmichelleH said...

This is an awesome image. I like the coloring and the buttons add a great touch.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful flower!!
Thanks so much for sharing...

Lisa K said...

Beautiful poppy! Thanks for showing the pieces of the coloring.

tinyfeet said...

This is gorgeous!

Karenladd said...

Using an ink blended background makes this beautiful flower stand out even more. Just gorgeous!!

Betty Keefe said...

love all the shades of pink you used - thx for sharing the copics you used!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh my goodness, this is simply stunning! WOW!

Meghan Kennihan said...

Thank you for showing the colors you used! I LOVE the matching button accents!

Beatrice said...

This is gorgeous and love shades of pink on flowers it's my favorite color! I don't have copic markers but will try with the markers I have to color using multiple pinks that I have Thanks for the picture of steps coloring!!

DeeZinesbyD said...

Love the mini tutorial on copic colouring! Such beautiful colours!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So gorgeous! I hope to have Copics one day - I would love to be able to color like this!

Linda Rubarski said...

Thanks for sharing how you colored your flower.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

oh that flower is gorgeous! I love how you got beautiful dimension with the coloring technique you used.

Mary Holshouser said...

Poppies are a lush flower.
Your coloring brings out the
beauty of the poppy.
thanks for sharing
txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Beautiful coloring, lovely flower.

Sharon Dolan said...

Thank you for the step by step instructions, you made it look easy!

Wickcliss said...

Thanks Kathy that you took time to do a step by step version. Will try out your technique.

Gretchen Wilson said...

Wowser! Just a delightful bloom!💜🤗

Annalisa Young said...

This has been a really informative blog hop! I think maybe I'm going to start trying to leave more white in my images, because I love all the folds you created with this look. Thank you so much for sharing not only your finished project, but your coloring process as well with us!

Amy Seigler said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us how you colored the flowers. This makes me want to buy this set and try it myself.

Stephanie said...

Love the coloring of your flower and showing how you colored it (step by step) Thanks :)

Cindy C. said...

Wow so vibrant and pretty!!

Traci M said...

This is such a pretty in pink poppy!! They do come in so many gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing your creative process!

Sue D said...

Very pretty. I like your coloring and the background.

Evelyn said...

Love your beautiful flowers - such wonderful coloring. Love, love, love it.

FD91354 said...

So beautiful in pink! Love the copic color combination. Amazing image!

Wendy Fisher said...

Beautiful!!!! As a go forth with blog hops I just love to learn new tricks and tips to coloring. Makes me think sometimes if I should be taking notes so I don't forget. LOL!!!

Linda Batson said...

I love this stamp. My favorite flower and I like how you have the photos of process .

Gab said...

I am always in AWE of your colouring! Thanks for doing the step by step photos!

Irene Royster said...

Lovely coloring, the stamp is gorgeous too

Alaska .Kris said...

That is amazing! I wish Copics played well with me!

Jenniferk said...

Your card is so beautiful and the way you coloured the poppy is stunning! Thank you for sharing the steps and copic markers that you used to colour the poppy. I have just gotten the Poppy XL stamp and your gorgeous card has inspired me to start colouring it. Thank you!

Jen said...

So beautiful!

Christine H. said...

Wow!

Little Miss said...

Looks awesome!

Brandi R said...

Look at that gorgeous poppy! Love it ♥

Kendra Haro said...

Stunning! Thank u for showing the steps.

Candy said...

Gorgeous!! Poppies are my favourite flower and I LOVE how you have coloured this beautiful pink one :o)

MJ said...

Beautiful card. Love the sentiment. Thank you for the inspiration.

disha jain said...

It's pink color burst and so so pretty

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome card! Gorgeous colouring!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Poppies brung forth lots if childhood memories! We had so many of those in our garden. Love your card and coloring!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

*bring

michele said...

Thanks for the step by step instructions. This is so beautiful
- Michele Lourenço

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Kathy this is beautiful hon! I love the colors you went with, very soft and reminds me of a vintage look. The sentiment is just perfect too! Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Jo from the Jersey Shore!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Susan Eliot said...

Absolutely lovely! And thanks for the step by step pics of each color layer!

Jennifer Scull said...

Just beautiful coloring of the poppy! I like the shades that you chose. :)

Wendy Lambert said...

This is so pretty! I love pink and flowers so this one is right up my alley.

Jessica B said...

Great how you have been able to get so much depth and highlights

Ellen Fayard said...

thanks for sharing in detail your coloring. Those colors are beautiful.

Beverly said...

Thank you for sharing your coloring technique - this 30 Day Coloring Challenge - I'm just loving learning all the techniques! Beautiful card!

Patty said...

So beautiful!! I've never been able to replicate highlights & shading, although I really haven't had the time to practice much!

mtscrapgal said...

Gorgeous coloring. That is a super big bloom but you did it perfectly.

Hoosier said...

Beautiful. I need to remember to leave white areas in the flower petals and leaves.

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

Thanks for showing your process. I'm new to Copic and so far I've just been coloring light, dark, medium, light. I need to learn proper highlighting. Thank you.

Diane Bolton said...

Love that PoppyXL stamp and your coloring is beautiful!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

All of you amaze me with your coloring skills! This is so beautiful!!! Inspire me, it has!! Thank you!!

zub momi said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful coloring 💕💕

Kelsey Thomas said...

Such a beautiful flower! Great job coloring. :)

Shrimayi Janet said...

Great coloring! Thanks for the details

Linda Gorman said...

Beautiful!!! Love your coloring tips!!!

stampwithsandy said...

Kathy, this is stunning! What a gorgeous bloom!

Joyce Casaldi said...

I love how soft these punks look, very pretty! And yes, I look forward to every coloring challenge. 🤗

Bunny Dobbie said...

What a great technique to use on folds of a dress! You really made the poppy petals ripple! Fabulous!

Crystal said...

Your poppy is so beautiful! I haven’t used my Copics in this way yet, but am inspired to practice now...thank you. :-)

Arlene said...

Kathy, beautiful coloring of your poppy flower. It literally pops off the card. Thank you for all your coloring tips.

Heather M said...

So pretty! Your coloring and details are lovely!

Dana Norris said...

I love that you used pinks for the poppy. It's gorgeous!

Annette:) said...

The depth in your coloring is wonderful. Such a pretty image.

Essie said...

Gorgeous card--I've been playing with this poppy this week and your light hand looks so terrific (and it's hard to do...I can attest to this). Wonderful!!

Maureen Reiss said...

Wow!!! This is Stunning!!

irishgalkelly said...

Beautiful coloring and amazing results! I love the dusty pink poppy, so very pretty!

Ddlove 3 said...

Gorgeous flower! Love the coloring !!!!

Barbara said...

What a beautiful card! Your coloring is gorgeous!

cghundley said...

How gorgeous your
coloring is!
Carla from Utah

Carol H. said...

Wow, your pink poppies are beautiful! I love the shading and how you left some white space!

Lorraine Turner said...

Kathy, I learnt so much from looking at your photographs thank you so much. x

Lindsey F said...

Kathy, this is truly gorgeous!

ChristineCreations said...

It’s a beauty Kathy! You really made those beautiful big petals shine!

Elaine said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for showing the step by step photos!

byAnnette said...

Pretty Flowers!
Really like the way you colored them!

Monica H said...

This image is gorgeous, and your coloring is amazing!😍

Margaret Mortimer said...

Gorgeous Kathy

berryblue said...

Thank you for taking the time to photograph and explain your process! This helps people like me to enhance their own coloring skills. Your flowers are beautiful, and I love your card!

kReN K said...

Pink poppies to die for! Super coloring and thanks for the technique tips. You're the best!

bzyPTmom said...

Very pretty! What great images Power Poppy has for coloring.

Mary-Anne V said...

Thank you for the great pictures showing the step by step colouring...just beautiful!

Billie A said...

Beautiful card. I love the soft colors you used on the beautiful flower. So so pretty.

TinyCrafter said...

Your poppy is colored beautifully! Whenever I think of Poppy's I think of that scene in The Wizard of Oz when they are running though that field of poppies. I so love your colors and my niece would too as her fave color is pink. It almost looks real it's that good.
I love Power Poppy and Kathy's Coloring Challenge. I love to color and have been coloring for years. I got my first adult coloring book in 1981 so coloring is not new to me. I have tons of Power Poppy downloaded to my computer but right mow its not working so I can't print out anything. I can't wait until it is working again!
Thank you for showing us your pretty card and for giving us the chance to win something.

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