The 30 Day Coloring Challenge is Back!

Mel's Card Corner | 30 Day Coloring Challenge

It’s time for another round of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. This challenge is the brain child of the lovely Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker. I had the pleasure of meeting Kathy last year and she’s just the sweetest person ever.

The goal of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge is simply to set aside a little time each day to color, even if it’s just for a few minutes. You can use any medium you like such as Copic markers, colored pencils, watercolor, etc. If you miss a day, no worries! You can just pick right back up when you have time again. This is a “no stress” challenge just for fun with the purpose of just getting in some more coloring time and practice.

Mel's Card Corner | 30 Day Coloring Challenge

For my kick-off card for this challenge, I decided to reach for my beloved Copic markers and a fun new stamp set called Voices in My Head. It was designed by Julie Ebersole for the Essentials by Ellen line exclusive to Ellen Hutson.

I stamped the girl on a piece of white cardstock using Memento Rich Cocoa ink. It still gives a nice dark line, but it’s a softer look than stamping with the usual Tuxedo Black. After giving the ink a few minutes to dry, I colored the skin using E51, E11, BV000, and R20 then colored the hair using YR12, YR18, and E09.

Mel's Card Corner | 30 Day Coloring Challenge

I used a pencil to trace a speech bubble shape on a piece of white cardstock. I ink blended the bubble using It’s a Boy and Aquatini inks from Catherine Pooler Designs and the Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios. I trimmed the bubble out using my scissors then adhered it to the white panel above the girl’s head. I stamped the sentiment inside the speech bubble using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

To assemble the card, I created a top-folding card base from white cardstock. I adhered a piece of plaid patterned paper from the Plaid Patterns Merry & Bright Paper Pack from My Favorite Things to the card front using liquid glue. Next, I adhered the focal panel to a piece of Sour Apple cardstock, also from MFT. Finally, I adhered the matted focal panel to the card front using foam tape. As a final bit of embellishment, I added a little swoosh of white gel pen to the girl’s eyes as a highlight.

I’m entering this card in the following challenge(s):

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the project I’ve shared. Until next time …

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