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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #16



Day sixteen of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. Balloons!


I randomly stamped the balloons in different colours across the card panel and then went over them with coloured pencil in a less than successful attempt to add some shading.

The gaps between the balloons were filled in by stamping the stars in silver ink. I drew the balloon strings and covered the central balloon with glossy accents, and once that was dry, I trimmed the panel down to size and mounted it on the card base.

The sentiment was stamped on a strip of card and the silver crescents drawn by hand; it was then mounted on the card using foam tape. The “happy” was die cut from a piece of black card backed with double-sided adhesive sheet and then stuck to the card and coated with Wink of Stella.

Lessons Learned:

Glossy accents will cause buckling on some cardstock, but there is a good chance it will flatten again if left long enough until the glossy accents is completely dried.


  • stamps:
    Uniko Studio – balloon bash
    WPlus9 – whole lotta happy (sentiment)
  • dies:
    WPlus9 – happy trio
  • inks:
    Delicata – silvery shimmer
    Versafine – onyx black
  • colour:
    Lawn Fawn – hippo, walnut, deep sea, mermaid, cranberry, wild rose, fake tan, sunflower, freshly cut grass
    Derwent Studio coloured pencils
  • embellishments:
    Wink of Stella
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – plain Christmas red
    Hunkydory – ink me! stamping card
  • miscellaneous:
    Ranger – glossy accents
    Copic – multiliner
    Uni-ball – Signo UM-153 – silver

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