Kathy Racoosin of The Daily Marker is unleashing a world of color on her blog and Instagram (@kathyrac) this month, and she wants all of us to join her in the fun!
The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge energizes us to color something every day — even if only for a few minutes. Whether your love markers or prefer paints, colored pencils or crayons, all media is welcome! CLICK HERE to find out where to share what you are coloring and join the encouraging community of happy colorists. You'll also find answers to questions you may have along the way, participate in contests and more! If you share your work on social media, don't forget the hashtag: #thedailymarker30day and if you use our stamps and digis, add the hashtag #powerpoppy
My design is going to be quite soft and simple as I am recovering from pneumonia and it really knocked the stuffing out of me!
I chose to to a bit of a combination design using Power Poppy’s beautiful Azalea set and Power Poppy’s set Big Scripts combined with a soft watercoloured background using Altenew’s Hibiscus Bouquet stamps. Though they are not azaleas, they have a bit of a similar feel, and I like how all of it pairs together.
I wanted to use a soft palette, so I chose to go with coral and grey. I started with the background, stamping the hibiscus and leaves in coral and grey ink onto watercolor paper, washing in the lines a little with my aqua brush to spread the colour and bring the flowers and leaves to life a little. Next, I swooshed some embossing paste through a Tim Holtz Bubble stencil, setting that aside to dry.
Then I stamped the azalea from Power Poppy’s set, and watercoloured with reinkers. I added a scalloped frame so that the pretty mini azalea would have a place to sit. I also stamped the “smile” sentiment from Big Scripts and washed out the ink a bit to soften it, cut it out with a tiny little border and added that to the frame.
A smattering of sequins and a bit of twine complete it. Soft simple colour.
Now for the amazing, knock-your-socks-off- give-away news!
POWER POPPY GIVEAWAY
To kick off the challenge, Power Poppy’s Marcella Hawley has a surprise of epic proportions! She’s giving away Power Poppy’s SOON-TO-BE-UNVEILED MARCH CLEAR STAMP SET RELEASE! That means EIGHT of the freshest, most fun Power Poppy designs to hit the market yet. It's a $144 value! Plus you can enter a friend to win.
Read all the details here!
Winners will be announced on the Power Poppy Blog/Instagram/Facebook on Sunday, March 12th, and also over on thedailymarker.com
Here’s the Power Poppy Bloom Brigade playing along today, then be sure to pop by the Power Poppy Blog to see where to hop to next!
Christine Okken (you are here)