Coloring with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers // The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

Hi there! 

I hope you're having a great Saturday so far. Today I'm joining in on the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge with Kathy Racoosin! If you're unfamiliar with this awesome challenge, here's the quick rundown: 

The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something everyday even if it’s for five minutes. However, feel free to jump in or out as time permits. Any coloring medium is welcomed.

You should have arrived here from Reverse Confetti, but if not, no worries! The hop list is included at the end of this post.

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I'll be honest with you...I'm not much of a colorer...and when you see my creation for today you'll know why. LOL. I've always shied away from these challenges but decided to push myself. Although I was feeling a little down about the images I colored, it just shows that I need more practice which is why this challenge is perfect!

Anyways, here's my bright & colorful craft supplies colored with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers:

Coloring with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers // The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge

The images I used are from my Make Something Beautiful stamp set. I thought it would be perfect for today's occasion. I also recently added the coordinating die set to my shop so it was a win-win! I used a variety of different colors for these images and a waterbrush pen to help blend them. The key to using these markers is Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock. On this paper they blend beautifully! I also added a few details using a white gel pen...it really finishes them off. 

Coloring with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Markers // The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge
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I hope these sweet little colored craft supplies inspired you to pull out your stamps and coloring supplies! Please know that if I could join in on the challenge, so can you! 

Make sure to head of to all of the other blogs listed below for even more inspiration!

And if you do decide to join in, click here for Day #1 to upload your coloring or here on Instagram or here on Facebook (FB is a closed group). Please remember to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day and tag @kathyrac. For kids & young adults #thedailymarker30daykids.

Phew! Not that all the details are out of the way, it's time to send you to your next stop...

Happy coloring!

Nicole

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Freshly Picked Seasonal Wreath Card // Right at Home Stamps + Catherine Pooler Ink Blog Hop

Edit: The winner of the giveaway is Denise Bryant! Thanks for hopping along and commenting if you did so!

Hello, hello, HELLO!

I'm super excited to be posting today as I am hosting a collaboration blog hop with the Catherine Pooler Creative Team! Today, myself along with a ton of CP designers are sharing projects featuring Right at Home stamps and Catherine Pooler Designs Premium Dye Inks which are now available in the Right at Home shop!

I can not wait to see what everyone created, but before I hop along myself let me show you what I created!

Let's get started...

Freshly Picked Seasonal Wreath Card // Right at Home Stamps + Catherine Pooler Ink Blog Hop - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I started off by stamping the smallest butterfly from my Fluttering By stamp set in different shades of blue from Catherine's ink collection. I used Black Jack for the body, Mint to Be for the base of the wings, and Aquatini over top to add some life to the butterfly. I also added a detail layer to the body of the butterfly with a crisp black ink like Midnight. 

Freshly Picked Seasonal Wreath Card // Right at Home Stamps + Catherine Pooler Ink Blog Hop - rightathomeshop.com/blog

Next came a ton of floral and leaf stamping with images from my Freshly Picked stamp set. For all the leaves, stems, etc. I used Green Tea (my favoritest green shade ever) and Eucalyptus for those images that had a second layer. The single floral image used Sauna, the berries used both It's a Girl and Polished, the largest flower used Polished and Sauna, and the teeny tiny purple flower used Sweet Sixteen, Pixie Dust, and Flirty Fuchsia. 

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For the banner I decided to bring in some more shades of yellow so I grabbed Shea Butter for the base and tail ends (double stamped) and Sauna, again, for the shadow. Over top I stamped a greeting from my Thanks a Bunch set and curved it to match the curve of the banner. 

I wanted to create a base for all my stamped images so I pulled out the wreath die from my Seasonal Wreath Die Set and die-cut from some cardstock that I had inked with Green Tea ink. I did a direct ink pad to paper technique to really transfer the color. I also die-cut two additional wreaths from white cardstock to layer underneath so it would pop off the card. 

Freshly Picked Seasonal Wreath Card // Right at Home Stamps + Catherine Pooler Ink Blog Hop - rightathomeshop.com/blog

I assembled all of my elements onto a piece of textured white cardstock that I die-cut with a stitched rectangle die from my Find the Beauty Die Set. I used both liquid glue and foam tape to adhere everything. Once I had finally achieved an arrangement I liked, I glued the panel onto a yellow cardbase and my card was finished!

Watch me build this sweet spring wreath card in my process video below...

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Now it's time to get hopping! Make sure to click over to each of Catherine Pooler's Creative Team member's blogs to see how they used both Right at Home stamps and CP inks to create their gorgeous projects!

For those that hop along and comment will be entered to win an item of their choice from the newest Right at Home release! Which includes a lot of the items used on my card today BTW!

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I truly hope you enjoy today's hop. We all worked so hard on bringing you a day of fun and inspiration using some amazing products. I feel so lucky to get to collaborate with such talented designers like the CP team and Catherine herself so today is definitely a pinch me moment. 

Let me know what you think of my card in the comments below!

Nicole

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P.S. If you want to see a ton of other cards I've created using CP inks, I created an entire category for them that you can view here.  

Freshly Picked Stamped Bouquet Card

Hey, hey. 

I hope you had a great weekend. We had a quick glimpse of spring that quickly faded into blistering winds and little snow flurries. Luckily today's a holiday here in MA so I get to stay inside nice and bundled. While cozied underneath a blanket I'll be dreaming of spring. Perhaps I'll set up all the spring cards I've been making lately and pretend I'm in a flower market. I can dream. 

Anyways, today I created a super simple card using my new Freshly Picked stamp and die set. You may have seen this card featured as a sneak peek during release week. I'm so excited to show you how I made it!

Let's get started...

Freshly Picked Stamped Bouquet Card // rightathomeshop.com/blog

To start my arrangement I stamped the paper wrap image and little triangle onto the coordinating die-cuts using Antique Linen Distress Oxide Ink. I love this color for a light kraft paper look. From there I moved on to stamping all the floral images in different Catherine Pooler inks. I had way too much fun stamping all these sweet images. 

Freshly Picked Stamped Bouquet Card // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Once all my florals we stamped I worked on building my banner. This image has three different layers that can be used to create a dimensional looking banner. I started with the solid base in my lightest color or ink, stamped the two tail ends over top in the same ink (it will appear darker since there is already a stamped layer beneath), and finished with the two shadow pieces in my darkest ink. The result is so spectacular and becomes even more so when you add a sentiment on top. I stamped "freshly picked" from my Thanks a Bunch stamp set. 

Freshly Picked Stamped Bouquet Card // rightathomeshop.com/blog

Next I got to work on assembling my freshly picked bundle! I used both foam tape and tape runner adhesive to glue all the elements onto a kraft A2 size cardbase. I encourage you to have fun making your arrangements, but if you do need a little help you can download my stamping guide here. Once you have all the florals arranged, you can add in the little triangle piece at the top of your bouquet to make it look as though your entire bundle is wrapped in paper. I also stamped a few dots in a white pigment ink around my bundle to add some more detail. 

Watch me put together my bouquet in my process video below...

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In the video I showed you two options of how to finish off your bouquet: add the twine bundle or stamped banner. Make sure to let me know which is your favorite in the comments below!

As usual, I can't decide. 

Nicole

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