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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #20

Graduation owl


Day twenty of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. A graduation card for when my brother gets his results from Uni in a couple of weeks.


I printed out the owl and coloured him with Copic markers with the help of Sandy Allnock’s hex chart for choosing colour blends. I was even brave and followed her advice about increasing contrast in an image by going one darker for the shadows and I’m really pleased with how it worked.

I pondered various options for using the owl on a card, but ended up deciding to keep it simple and just die cut it out and create a banner to go with it.

I mounted the banner using foam tape, but for the owl panel I cut a circle of fun foam as that is neater and more supportive than small bits of tape and will hopefully survive being sent through the mail better.


  • stamps:
    Penny Black – round and round (sentiment)
  • digital stamps:
    DigiStamp Boutique – Merlin & Blinky set
  • dies:
    Lawn Fawn – small stitched circles
    Clearly Besotted – tag along
  • inks:
    Versafine – onyx black
  • Copic markers:
    body – V01, V12, V15, V17, V09
    eyes – E0000, E40, E81
    feet – YR04, YR18
    beak – Y35, YR04
    scroll – T0, T1, T3
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – plain black

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