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The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge blog hop

Hello! Welcome to day 2 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Today is the FIRST day of a THREE DAY hop to help jumpstart your creativity. If you’re new to the colouring challenge or have any questions about it you can take a look at Kathy’s introductory post.

If you arrived here from Sandy over at Three Room Studio then you are in the right place. To start at the beginning of the hop go to The Daily Marker’s blog here.


I love Kathy’s colouring challenges — they are the perfect opportunity to play around with different styles, mediums and techniques.

So, even though I stuck with my favourite Copic markers for the hop, I looked for ways to stretch myself. I’ve only recently started feeling at all comfortable colouring hair so why not jump in the deep end with this digi stamp with her massive stack of hair? And then experiment with adding detail to Copic work with coloured pencils for the first time (I’m really happy with the extra texture it created in the hair).


There always has to be a little bit of shine somewhere, so I coloured the things in her hair with Spica pens. And while I was at it, took some baby steps into mixed media for the background with layers of Distress stain spray, Distress ink blending through stencils, collage medium, and Distress crayons. There’s a full list of supplies used, including the Copic colours and pencils, at the bottom of this post.



That’s TWELVE CHANCES TO WIN during the three-day hop. The more you comment on each hopper’s blog or Instagram the more chances you have of winning. Winners will be chosen randomly FROM THE BLOGS and INSTAGRAM hop comments. The contest closes at 11pm EST on November 13th and the full list of winners will be announced at 9am EST on Wednesday November 16th over at

Now it’s time to hop to my friend Marika over at Craftybit Creations.

Thank you for your visit today and I hope to see you during the colouring challenge. Be sure to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day so we can find your work, or you can join the Facebook group here.

The full blog hop list

  1. Kathy @ The Daily Marker
  2. Barb @ The Buzz
  3. Sarah @ Criminal Grace
  4. Kim @ This That and the Whole Kaboodle
  5. Jess @ All The Sparkle
  6. Lisa @ My Card Trip
  7. Kymona @ Kreative Kymona
  8. Dana @ Got Joy Creations
  9. Barb @ Enjoying Life
  10. Sonja @ The Art of Stamping
  11. Olga @ PO Corner
  12. Sandy @ Three Room Studio
  13. Sarah @ Crafty Rat <— YOU ARE HERE
  14. Marika @ Craftybit Creations
  15. Monica @ Your Adhesive is Showing
  16. Birka @ Mit Herz und Schere
  17. Steph @ Steph Made It For You
  18. Mayra @ Mayra’s Designs
  19. Jenny @ Handmade by JLY
  20. Liz @ Family Creation Fun
  21. Julia @ Just One More Card


  • centrepiece:
    The East Wind – Lucy Loo bookaholic
    Neenah solar white 216gsm
  • Copic markers / Caran d’Ache Supracolor soft:
    skin – BV000, E11, E00, E000 / 065
    eyes – B02, B04, B06
    eyeshadow – 131
    purple hair – BV29, V09, V17, V12 / 131, 139
    blue hair – B39, B29, B26, B06, B02 / 140, 155
    green hair – G29, G19, FYG2, YG25, YG00 / 239, 245
    yellow hair – Y19, Y06, Y02, Y11 / 240, 030
    orange hair – YR09, YR18, YR16, Y38, Y17 / 030, 060
    red hair – R89, R59, R29, R27, R14 / 070, 080
    book cover – E71, E74, E77
    book pages – W3, W1, W00
    cat – W5, W3, W1, W00, E93 / 008
  • Atyou Spica details:
    quill pen – gold, silver, Copic multiliner 0.1 black
    peacock feather – lavender, olive, melon
    stake – orange, gold
    heart – red, silver, gold
    bird – red, gold
    branch – olive
    nest – gold
    eggs – turquoise, B01
  • sentiment:
    Lawn Fawn – Smitty’s ABCs
    Versafine onyx black
    Distress ink pad – gathered twigs
  • background:
    Reeves acrylic pad
    stencil – Echo Park – rocks
    stencil – Clarity Stamp – petal
    Distress stain spray – mermaid blue, hickory smoke
    Distress ink pads – mermaid blue, hickory smoke
    Distress collage medium – crazing
    Distress collage medium – vintage
    Distress crayon – mermaid blue, picket fence
    Wink of Luna – silver
  • embellishments:
    tiny silver and gold metal stars
  • card base:
    Hunkydory adorable scorable – cotton white
    Centura pearl – silver (base layer)


157 thoughts on “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge blog hop”

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  2. Oh my gosh! The hair is amazing!! I can’t even-it’s just so amazing!! Thank you for sharing your amazing talent!


  3. ok, so my mouth is hanging open. The colours are just OMGoodness fantastic. I love the background and all the shading on the hair!!
    Thanks so much for sharing this.


  4. WOW!!!! The colors and coloring is great. Im also learning how much colored pencils add to copics. This is gorgeous-GREAT job!!!


  5. Holy cow, you hit this one out of the ballpark and across the street to that car way in the back of that mall parking lot! LOL The colors you used are amazing and what’s more amazing is you used my favorite color which isn’t used a lot, yellow. You get 10 extra points for that! LOL When you took a close up of the shading you did and the variegating of the colors, my jealousy went up 20 notches! LOL We’re not worthy comes to mind in this instance. I’ve loved everyone’s cards so far but this one takes the cake. Where it takes the cake to I don’t know but it takes the cake. LOL My hair is short but I want hair that color. Will you color mine for me? LOL Wow, wow and did I mention, wow?


  6. WOW!!!! What a cool image, and the hair!!! I love the rainbow, I can hardly color normal hair, this is so impressive!


  7. I’ve now closed my mouth, and all I can say is, “WOW!”. You’ve done one stunning job of coloring her hair. She looks like she’d be fun to meet. ;>}


  8. Oh wow .. I’m speechless! This is sooo stunning! I looooove your rainbow hair with all the highlights and shadows! Really need to try something like this 🙂 (Well, I need copicfriendly printer ink <.<)


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