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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #4

Cute giraffe


Day four of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. Another stamp set moves from the unused to used pile. I love this cute giraffe…


I stamped the giraffe and coloured it with Copics. Choosing colours for something I haven’t coloured before is usually a matter of having a search to see if anyone has been helpful enough to have coloured something similar and listed the Copics they used, then discovering that I don’t have those exact colours or I’m not completely sold on the colour palette and, recently, heading over to my hex chart to see if I can make suitable substitutions and testing them out.

I then masked off the giraffe’s head with masking fluid and, once that was dry, masked off a circle behind the head and created a sun using Distress ink pads and a mini ink blending tool. The panel was trimmed down, the corners rounded and the edges inked with more Distress ink.

I added a few strips of vellum to the card base to break up the background and mounted the giraffe panel using foam tape. A few sprinkles and a die-cut hello finished it off.

Lessons Learned:

Be even more careful removing masks than you think you might possibly need to be. That applies to all types of masking, whether fluid, sheets or tape. Even Post-it tape can lift the surface of the paper if you’re not careful.


  • stamps:
    Some Odd Girl – on safari
  • dies:
    Sizzix – framelits – circles 2
    Lawn Fawn – scripty hello
  • inks:
    Memento tuxedo black
  • colour:
    Distress ink pad – scattered straw
    Distress ink pad – wild honey
    Distress ink pad – bundled sage
  • Copic markers:
    giraffe skin – YR30, E51, E53
    spots – YR21, YR24, YR14
    ears, hooves, tail – W1, W3, W5, W7
    grass – G21, G24, G85, G28, BG99
  • embellishments:
    Doodlebug – sprinkles – day to day assortment
  • paper and card:
    Neenah – solar white
    Papermill Direct – plain – dark green
    Doodlebug – sprinkles vellum – beetle black
    Doodlebug – sprinkles vellum – peacock
    Doodlebug – sprinkles vellum – bumblebee
  • miscellaneous:
    Thermoweb – masking magic
    Pebeo drawing gum

30 day colouring challenge

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