Thursday, January 31, 2019

Mondo Sakura meets Day One of the Coloring Challenge!

Hey guys! Today is such an awesome day! Do you know why? Yup, it's Day One of the Daily Marker Thirty Day Coloring Challenge. It will actually only be 28 days this time but let's not fuss about details. If you are familiar with this challenge you are probably as excited as I am. If this is your first time hearing about it click HERE to head over to Kathy Racoosin's blog to learn more. Basically, the idea is to color a little bit every day for the whole month of February. You don't have to spend a lot of time coloring, even five minutes is great. Just try to get a little coloring in each day. 

For day one I'm sharing a watercolored card I made with the gorgeous Mondo Sakura set from Ellen Hutson. I have been wanting this set forever (It's so popular that every time I've tried to buy it it's been sold out!) and finally have gotten my hands on it! I decided to bust out my Daniel Smith watercolors to have a little fun with it. 

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I used just two colors (a pink and a yellow) to mix different colors for the flowers on my palette. I used two different greens for the leaves and stems and just one rich blue for the background and splatters.
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 I stamped in Versafine Ink and I love how crisp and black this ink is. After watercoloring I decided to just leave it alone. I thought about adding sequins or drops to it but sometimes a simple, one layer card is all you need. 
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I hope you'll join in the fun and try coloring a little bit every day for the month of February. If you do decide to play along make sure to share your work on Kathy's website and on Instagram as well. Ok, folks, I'm outta here because it's dinner time and unfortunately I'm the cook so I'd better get to it!

Have an amazing day! Bye for now.
Maria




2 comments:

  1. stunning colour combo, looks amazing. Just got this stamp myself and cant wait to give it a go with the watercolours.

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    1. Thanks Aileen! It’s such a beautiful stamp. I hope you have as much fun with it as I did!
      Maria

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