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30 Day Coloring Challenge – Day 6

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One of the best ways to meet a 30 Day Coloring Challenge is to sign up for an Online Card Class. I am currently making my way through the Watercolor for Card Makers: Intermediate Techniques. These particular flowers were made with a technique shared by Yana Smakula. I added to the image with coordinating blue and green splatters of paint.

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Lilac and Butterfly -Bootcamp

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Using this image from Jennifer Dove, we worked on the tip to tip technique with Copic markers.  With this technique, you take one marker and touch it to the tip of another marker and then apply your color.  I practiced this predominantly on the butterfly using Cadmium Red and Cadmium Yellow markers.

Copic Bootcamp

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You’re my Special-Tree

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I heat embossed the Simon Says Stamp Ranunculus with Ranger gold embossing powder and then I continued to layer the gold embossing powder on top of that. Then, I die cut that gold piece with the new Hero Arts Star Confetti die.  I found these adorable wood cut trees at Target and all of that was placed onto a Hero Arts piece of red shimmery card stock.

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Distressed paper source

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A while ago I experimented with zig clean color markers on this letterpress card I received in the mail that was purchased at Paper Source. I decided to continue the experiment by putting some distress micro glaze over the pink flower to keep it bright and then adding Distress stain and ink to the rest of the card. I finished it off with some shimmer spray just to see what it would look like.

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Thanks

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I pounced alcohol inks in green and metallic gold on to Yupo paper.  I found the die cut leaves at Target and colored some of them with Distress. Putting some foam under the Yupo, I adhered it to some Neenah Desert Storm card stock. For the “thanks” sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, I used Ranger Carnation Red Archival Ink and experimented stamping it directly onto a piece of foam. The card is finished with an acorn accent from Little B.