Thursday, July 21, 2016

Day 16: Second Half 30-Day-Coloring Challenge

Kathy Racoosin's 30-Day Coloring Challenge continues from this previous post!
#the dailymarker30day
July 5-Aug 5, 2016
DAY 16:
Kathy's Splattered Background

ME: The more I watercolored the worse it got, so guess Kathy's not the only one to have off-days. grin!
Wowsa!!! Thank you, Kathy, for featuring me!
DAY 17:
ME: I'm a little happier with today's coloring page. I have a friend whose favorite color is purple 'cause, you know, she's Royalty as she's the daughter of the KING! grin! So I was thinking of her tonight as I was water-coloring this sheet.


DAY 18:
Kathy -- Mama Elephant 

ME: Here's another Stephanie Ackerman coloring sheet in landscape, both with the same illustration on each side. I thought about putting one or the other on a background, laminating it and adding it to my Documented Faith
notebook.  I added "spatters" like Kathy made two days ago on one of the backgrounds. Which one do you like better?

DAY 19:
Kathy's Dotty Coloring Creation that's finished.

DAY 20:
I can't believe it! Kathy featured me! And on my off-day too! See my Day 16 coloring page! Can you see me jumping (in spirit! No way am I getting off the ground. This bird's bottom heavy!) and flapping my arms (wings), like one of those ladies on a game show! grin!

DAY 21:
Kathy's coloring on the fly.


DAY 22:
Kathy's Sweet Little Girl

ME: I'm slowly but surely filling up this page.  Here's a Stephanie Ackerman page that I watercolored, cut out and taped to a gingham background and inserted into a clear document sleeve for my Documented Faith-book.

DAY 23:
Kathy's artistic touch on a background - she added some doodled flair!

ME: I'm sorry, I won't be adding a coloring sheet tonight. I just received word that my friend, Mark Stansell of Stamp-a-mania,  has lost his battle to cancer and passed away Tuesday evening . If you would like to send his wife, Cynthia,  a sympathy card, send it to this address = Cynthia Stansell, Stamp-a-mania Rubber Stamps, P.O. Box 1312, Ruidoso, NM 88355-1312.  Thank you, I'm sure you understand.

DAY 24:
Kathy's Mermaid and Giveaway

 I had watched Stephanie Ackerman's watercolor video some time ago, but found this one last night and picked out one of my coloring sheets that had the same kind of scallops and tried a wet on wet technique with my aqua brush. I think maybe watercolor pencils might make the scallops better with a better diffuse. Of course, this is printers paper, not watercolor paper, so the properties of it are a lot different. You can't use a lot of water, just the barest amount or the paper will pill up or get muddy -- that's the problem I had with the gratitude saying on the coloring sheet above. To prepare the paint, I squirt only about 3 drops of water from a medicine dropper into the paint well, let it soak a minute and then commenced painting.
I don't squeeze my aqua brush while I'm painting, but just use the water that's already present in the brush. To clean the brush,  I wipe the color off the brush, then squeeze water out to rinse the bristles on a rag/paper towel when I want to change color. Start with the lightest color and work your way down to the darkest. I think adding in the dots and "eyelashes" with a white paint pen and black fine-line sharpie marker like Kathy does really makes  the illustrations pop!

DAY 25:
Kathy's Cherry Blossom Girl

ME: I painted this page today and answered the first question on my list of faith-book journaling prompts that I compiled to get me to thinking about my Christian faith. Today's paragraph was added to a coloring sheet designed & doodled by Stephanie Ackerman.

DAY 26:
Kathy's Pineapple Wreath Card

ME: I only bought three Gorjuss girl rubber stamps from the Scrapbook show a few weeks ago. I stamped out a few on of one particular one and watercolored them in for the ATC club I attend at Ink, Paper, Rubber store on the 2nd Sunday of every month. Link for the club is up in the side menu (It gives the theme & colors of the 3 backgrounds for the jam session). Here's some extra's that I had leftover. . .

I began with the lightest tint of brown for her skin color, then next lightest for her hair, then next darkest brown for shadows, along with a shadow underneath her. Also the dress got a wash of brown over the orange. Then I used my Sharpie paint pen to add dots to her dress.

DAY 27:
Kathy's Feature Day!


DAY 28:
Kathy's Shaker Card


DAY 29:
Kathy's gorgeous floral kraft card

ME: I'm going to have to figure out how much water to add to get a lighter tint of pigment. I wasn't very successful in today's painting trying to do that in the blue background. Even using a rag to try to mop up some of the pigment didn't go so well, because I was trying not to contaminate other parts of the picture with a dirty rag. Good thing for the Sharpie Paint Pen -- dots cover up a whirl of mess! grin!

DAY 30:
Kathy, Thank You! She featured an artist named Eun Ji Jung.

ME: Since I missed so many days of Kathy's 30-Day coloring Challenge, I'm going to be working backwards and adding in coloring projects until I make-up what I missed.  So here's my Day 30!


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you for your kind words Verna! grin!

  2. I really like that day 16 page. The contrast in colors is fantastic!
    As for the flowers, purple is the only way to go for Royalty!! =D

  3. I think your coloring is beautifully done! Thanks so much for sharing and also for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! Blessings!

  4. Woohoo! Congratulations on being featured on Kathy's Colouring Challenge! You're awesome! Love, love, love your colouring pages! And thank you for visiting my blog and for your kind words! I really appreciate it! Enjoy the rest of the 30 days - can you believe we only have a few days left?! I've been colouring every day but this is going to be a tough week for me! Hope I can do it! Have fun!

  5. WOW! Talk about a whole lot of amazing colouring happening here, which I'm thrilled to have discovered after you left your incredibly sweet comment on my blog! Water-colouring and I are NOT friends (as evidenced by yet *another* day of epic failures!), so seeing your magic here has me smiling! Congratulations on being featured; well deserved! Apparently you weren't as "off" as you thought! I've gone for a bit of a stroll through your blog and you are one talented gal!! So glad you stopped by my place!

    1. You gals are so sweet! Thanks for all your kind comments! An aqua brush is my magic wand! =0)

  6. Congrats on being featured on Kathy's blog :)
    I see we all have ups and down with the watercolouring. Maybe that should be our target for the next colouring challenge ;)

  7. Great watercoloring!!! Congratulations on Kathy's colouring challenge!! And thanks for the update:)
    Greetings from Aruba. Arlene.

  8. All the cards you've been creating are sensational and so detailed and so many fabulous colors. Impressive. Thank you for being part of The Daily Marker/ 30 Day Coloring Challenge :)

    1. You are welcome and thank you, Kathy, for visiting my blog. Woo hoo! These aren't cards though but full sized coloring sheets! =0)

  9. Love your fabulous and colorful pages!
    Congrats being featured on Kathy's page.

    1. Thank you, Judy! Glad you are feeling better and creating up a storm yourself! =0)

  10. Wow, so much amazing work. Beautiful colouring and congrats on being featured.


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