Overthinking bear

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Series: The Daily Marker Art Card #01

Another 30 Day Daily Marker Colouring Challenge started in the middle of June and, to be honest, there was a brief moment when I thought I might give it a miss this time around; the last one was in February, but it really doesn’t feel like it was that long ago. Also, I’m not making that many cards right now — I got annoyed and removed some people who didn’t actually appreciate the work that goes into my cards from my list — and I still have quite a stash to use up, both completed cards and coloured images.

I do love colouring, especially with my Copic markers, but I didn’t want to feel I was just adding to the pile of stuff that won’t get used anytime soon.

And then I had an idea. I have a ton of digis that I’ve printed out for previous challenges and never got around to using; I always say that I will use them up and not print any more but that never actually happens. Until now. I decided to make ATC-sized art cards. And I would make them by colouring ATC-sized areas of the printed digis. And to make sure I stick to the plan, I even chose thirty digis from the stack and marked out the section to be coloured on all of them; all I have to do each day is pick the next one off the pile.

I’m not sure what I will do with the finished art cards, but at least it will be a pile of completed items and not just more stuff that needs using somehow. I may even simply pop some of them up on card bases to make quick cards.

I’m also using it as an opportunity to use a few of the word stickers and other embellishments that I have accumulated. Though it takes me a ridiculously long time to choose the appropriate words – hence the ones on this first art card 🙂

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Copic markers:

bear – E70, E71, E74, E77
eyes – 0, BV0000, BV20
nose/ears – E93
wood – E42, E55, Y28, E57

Polychromos pencils:

bear – 169 caput mortuum, 177 walnut brown, 178 nougat
eyes – 146 sky blue


  • digital stamps:
    Gerda Steiner – peeking panda
  • dies:
    Marianne Design – ATC
  • inks:
    Distress oxide – mowed lawn, forest moss
  • embellishments:
    Tim Holtz Idea-ology – small talk – snarky
    Anita’s – floral borders gold
  • paper and card:
    Neenah Solar White 216gsm
    black card

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This image was coloured for day 1 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge on 15 June 2019;

2 thoughts on “Overthinking bear”

  1. So cute! Do you have a children’s hospital close by? Some of those children would love a hand made card! What a great way to use some of those stashes! Just a thought! Or a home for the elderly! They would also greatly appreciate a handmade card! Thanks for sharing such a cute card….once again I’m missing the 30 day challenge…just so many things going on in my life right now. I don’t even have a spare minute.


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