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The Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge #21

Feel better soon


Day twenty-one of the second Daily Marker 30 day colouring challenge. Our neighbour is in hospital for a few days and I wanted to make a card for her to hopefully raise a smile.


I stamped the trash can creature and the cloud using Memento ink and then stamped the sentiment with Versamark ink and heat embossed it in silver.

I coloured the images with Copic markers and went over the outlines of the creatures with a Memento marker to give him a bit more definition. The raindrops and trash can were covered with Wink of Stella to give a little sparkle.

In hindsight I really shouldn’t have bothered to try and blend Distress ink around the edge — I can get a good blend when I’m doing a large area, but I haven’t got the knack for smooth blends around the edge of a panel. At least I managed to get it evenly grungy all the way around.

Then I just mounted it flat on a top-folding card base and added a few sequins.

Lessons Learned:

I really need to practise edging with Distress ink. And I also need to figure out how to get even coverage with the Wink of Stella as it tends to blob (though that may just be this particular pen).


  • stamps:
    Create a Smile – bad day
  • inks:
    Memento – tuxedo black
    Distress ink pad – broken china
  • Copic markers:
    trash can – W1, W3, W5
    trash can shadow – 0, T0, T1, T2
    cloud – T0, T1, T2
    rain drops – B0000, B000
    critter – BG57, BG07, BG09
    critter’s eye – BG93
  • embellishments:
    Doodlebug – sequins – assorted
  • paper and card:
    Papermill Direct – plain ocean blue
    Neenah – solar white
  • miscellaneous:
    Judikins – embossing powder – detail silver

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