Monday, July 11, 2016

Kathy's 30-Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop!

Hey there!

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I'm so excited and very honored to be a part of Kathy Racoosin's 30-day coloring challenge blog hop! This is Kathy's fifth coloring challenge and she wanted to get together with as many past Hero Arts hostesses as possible, plus a few other amazing guest artists, to help her celebrate The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge! We all met years ago over in the Hero Arts Flickr group, which turned into an amazing place to share our love of card making and to get to know each other. I love that we've all kept in touch and stayed friends! ♥

If you'd like to start at the beginning of the hop, there is a list of participants on Kathy's blog here. If you're already hopping along, you should've come from Arlene's blog

And since we are all past Hero Arts hostesses, and/or worked with Hero Arts, they have decided to give away a $25.00 shopping spree to two randomly selected commenters along the hop! Woo, hoo! How fun is that?! Thank you, Hero Arts!


If you haven't heard about Kathy's 30 day coloring challenge, you can head to this post here, where she explains all the details. Anyone can join in, at anytime during the challenge. You do NOT have to participate in each of the 30 days. Kathy just encourages us all to take time to color, whenever we can, even if it's just for 5 minutes. If you miss some days of the challenge, you do not need to catch up. This challenge is meant to be fun with no stress!

So let's get to the reason for this fun hop - coloring! I love to color and I know many of you do too. I've recently learned so much about different coloring mediums, different techniques and different ways to color, by following the artists I love, taking online classes and practicing. So today, I want to share a card I created, using both Copic Markers and watercolors.



I used the Hero Arts' Lattice Cling Background Stamp (which unfortunately is no longer available but it's one of my faves) with Zig Markers for my water coloring. I then die-cut one of Simon Says Stamp's Stitched Circle dies and placed the negative portion over the water colored lattice piece. The flower and leaves were colored with Copic Markers and are also from a Simon set, called Handwritten Floral Greetings. I just chose very similar Copic colors to match my water coloring. And I adore that sentiment! It's from a set called, Uplifting Thoughts by Simon Says Stamp. There's a few pink and green watery paint splats here and there in the background too but they are a little difficult to see.

That's it for me! Your next stop on the hop is my good friend and fellow Minnesotan, Linda Wetterlin. She loves to use bold, bright colors, so I know you'll enjoy seeing her post!

I hope you all enjoy the hop and get inspired to color more often! Thanks so much for stopping by! ♥♥♥

Hugs,
 
 

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Shannon McComb said...

oh I love those colors together!! SO very pretty!!

Kathy said...

Oh Barb this card is a feast for the eyes. You would never think you used to mediums. Absolutely stunning and oh so beautiful. Thanks for doing the hop today it means so much to me. Hugs, Kathy xo

judy said...

I love how you colored the lattice background and the way you used it for your card design.

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Barb, this card is beautiful!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Absolutely stunning card - gorgeous color combo.

diana said...

Lovely card and colours! :)

Lin said...

Beautifully done, Barb - so happy that so many of us chose flowers as part of our creations - I still equate Hero Arts and flowers when I think of them. So pleased that some of us were able to have this little mini reunion today!

Scrapthat said...

lovely color combo!TFS

Nancy said...

Oh Barb, you have out done yourself with this beauty! Gorgeous design and coloring!

Barb said...

Love your cards, Barb. They always have such beautiful artistic touches!

Purple Princess said...

Just beautiful!!

Linda Hyden said...

This card is so delicate and light, I just love it; thanks for sharing

Debra Rumpza said...

I adore this card... the flower pops out but the colors are so soft and pretty!

Lori Ingraham said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love the soft colors.

sideoats + scribbles said...

BARB!!!! Love this card so much! Just stunning. I'm sitting here drinking my coffee and going through the hop and sure wish I could hug all of you. My heart is so full. xo

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Beautiful! Glad I got to know you through this group.

Sharon Salerno said...

Awesome card! I love that background stamp too! Your color scheme is outstanding!

Dot Freel said...

I have never been to your blog before. Pretty awesome. Loved your beautiful card both the colors and the design!

Cyndi Morris said...

You card is absolutely stunning. I love the design, the colors, the style. I'll be subscribing!

Robin R said...

Beautiful card. I love your color choices, so pretty. And I think your splatters show up great and look awesome!

Dee Earnshaw said...

Stunning card!! Love the delicate colors you used - very tranquil:)

Vesna said...

Beautiful, love the colours! <3 :)

Lynn Hardy said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I am not disappointed! Such a pretty card!

CraftyPaws said...

Oooh I love the sorbet colors of your card! Gorgeous!

Teresa said...

Those zig markers look like they would be fun to use.

Becky said...

Beautiful color combination, and I love the card. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

The gold embossing makes it look like
a stained-glass panel. The colors
blend together so nicely.
The flower adds a touch of elegance.
thanks for sharing a wonderful card

greggers said...

Love your color choices on your card, they are beautiful. TFS

Debbie B said...

Beautiful card. Love the water coloring and how nicely the colors blended together. I have the day off work today, and there's nothing I like better than to hop along on the coloring challenge and see all the wonderful talent out there. Thank you for the inspiration!

Joyce Casaldi said...

That background is just stunning, very pretty!

Judy said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I love your background and the colors you used on it. Even though that stamp is retired, I'm sure we could find something similar to use. Thanks for sharing this lovely card with us.

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb a gorgeous gorgeous card, I love everything about it. The colours and the stamps! I feel like I haven't been here in too long, Instagram seems to be where I am connecting the most these days! xo

Cindy said...

Beautiful card!

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, love the soft and pretty color combo and the layout!

Colleen Howell said...

Really like this card, the colors are awesome

vicenta ghylin said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

Melody W. said...

Love the way you used watercolor and copic coloring together ! The warm color combo is very pretty, too !

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous card. Love those Zig markers.

Late Blooming said...

beautiful Spring colors. Nice work.

V Hamen said...

I love this composition. Is the lattice background on watercolor or Bristol? Thanks.

scrAPpamondo said...

Very sweet card, love so much this colours combo and the design is a delight with the trellis in the circular aperture and this amazing flower!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful watercolored lattice, Barb, and I love how you featured it in the stitched circle! So perfect with the yummy flower! It was great hopping with you today, my friend!!

Sharon Meyer said...

beautiful!!!

Abby said...

Beautiful colors!

Metty Fredricks said...

Very lovely. Thanks for sharing your talent.

Virginia Lu said...

Your coloring is GORGEOUS!! The depth and shades are simply awesome, Barb! I love what you wrote in this post. Well done, Barb! And thank you for being my cheerleader in organizing this hop! You are the best!!!

bonami2b said...

I need to add this background stamp to my collection. Great job on the card.

Jennifer Petty said...

Way cool use of the background. Love it

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

Great card with lovely colors!

Cindy C. said...

Super sweet!! Love the combinations of stamps and colours!!

Michelle Williams said...

It looked a little like stained glass when i first saw your card. Gorgeous!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Barb - such a lovely colour combo. So pretty.

Oliev said...

Beautiful card, love it!

Cat Craig said...

Barb, this is such a fabulous design and the colors are fantastic.

Carol Perry said...

Hi Barb. How's summer in MN going. I moved back to GA last summer and miss the milder climate in MN when it came to spring and summer. Anyways, beautiful card and I have always love that HA background set. If I remember correctly, I picked it up for one of the Online Card classes. Your colors go so well too with your pots and patio chairs. It just screams summer doesn't it. TFS.

Kathy Thisted said...

love the card. So bright and cheery

ldiggs said...

I just love this card, Barb! The colors are so soft and pretty, and it's just so cheerful!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

So so beautiful...love it totally..so soothing..

Ria Montefalcon said...

Wow! I love the color combo and the bold flowers over the background. Great card as always

Brithzi said...

Gorgeous card. Love the background and your color combos.

Casie Williams said...

The watercolor background is gorgeous!

Fawntastic Creations said...

Beautiful card! Sad though, that background stamp is to die for! Guess I will have to search for an acceptable substitute!

Sue Smith said...

Barb, I love your card. The colors are fantastic and I love how you colored the flower. Great card :)

Charlotte Williams said...

Great using both Zig and Copics!

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful, soft color combination and a lovely design on your card. This is a great blog hop.

Heather Doran said...

Wow what a fabulous card, Barb! Love the pretty lattice background you created and your colouring of the flowers and leaves is wonderful! Oh that really is a great sentiment too!

Dianne Plummer said...

Love the simple summer colors. Very pretty card.

Kristie Maynard said...

Oh my! What a beautiful card. I love the soft, pretty colors! thanks for sharing it with us.

Satori said...

Cute, bright card!

Barbara said...

These colors are so beautiful together. I love your card with the detail in the background and the beautiful flower. Just a gorgeous card!

Karen said...

Love the colors.

Colorado Crafter said...

Very pretty card!!! Thanks for the coloring inspiration!!!

sheron Egolf said...

Love the colors and the design in the circle!

mycraftysmell said...

Beautiful card love the colours. Melanie x

Susie Sonnier said...

So pretty! I have many Hero Arts products and love that they support Charities.

Terri said...

As soon as I saw your card I started to ooh and aww over the colors. I really pulled me in.

Bobbie Lathrop said...

Love the colors this card reminds me of a beautiful spring day with a cool breeze blowing through. Thanks for sharing.

Jean Bullock said...

Your layout and techniques are wonderful. Definitely going to have to do some serious "lifting" here. WELL DONE!

Ruth Spencer said...

I love those colors together-so pretty!

Ruth Spencer said...

I love those colors together-so pretty!

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful colors for a beautifully designed card, Barb - love it!

Jess said...

Just lovely Barb. The pink is captivating.

Nancy Richards said...

You have a wonderful way with colors! This is a delightful card. Thanks for sharing!

Taniesa Vlasak said...

Such warm beautiful colors you picked. I love the combo and I love your card!!!

ElaineBC said...

Gorgeous colours you selected. Your card is amazing!

Nana Griffin said...

Great colors and the flower is so pretty.

Carey Nusbaum said...

What a pretty card with beautiful color choices! Thanks for the inspiration and for the opportunity to win!

Teri Ann said...

Look at that background!

Carol H. said...

I have to say seriously that you don't ever show a card that I don't love! I just love your style and the colors you use! This card is totally beautiful!!!!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So pretty! I love your colour combo!

Donna said...

The panel in the die cut window is so pretty! The flower as well! Lovely card!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Awesome card. I like the colors.

Parker said...

So pretty, so soft, so much talent. Thanks for the inspiration.

stamptopy said...

How sweet and beautiful. Love the background!
Eva

Linda S. said...

Scrumptious!

Juls said...

Love how the circle background follows with the circle flower, lovely card. It very refreshing like a tall glass of lemonade

Bunny said...

This is beautiful. I'm so glad you took the picture outside.

Allison Ehresman Grussenmeyer said...

Pretty stained glass feel to it

Cindi (aka iring) said...

I love your card and the colors you used for the background and the big flower!

BunnyD said...

What a lovely design! Pretty colours too. Great job colouring your card.

Diana Baker said...

What pretty colors, very pretty card!

Marlene Kling said...

I am 84 yrs. old and am trying my hand at making cards. I want to copy your FABULOUS card and hopefully it will resemble yours. You really inspired me to keep trying to make beautiful cards. Thank you for sharing your God given talent with the crafting world.

Kathy Mc said...

Oh, Barb, I'm in love with those colors. Your card is SO striking! Think I'll check my supplies to see if I can create something similar. Thanks for the inspiration!

Kiwi said...

GORGEOUS!Simply stunning card,thanks for sharing it with us!AnnB

Barbara said...

Beautiful card, lovely colors.

NanW said...

Gorgeous background.

Candy said...

Gorgeous card!! Can't believe how well you coloured with the Copics to match the watercolours so beautifully.

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your pretty card!!

Janis said...

I adore these pretty colors together. What a lovely background!
<3 J

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HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

Katie Ramos said...

Great colors and love that flower!

Shona Austin said...

Beautiful colors in the card. Although pastel it still seems bright and cheerful. Thanks.

Megan said...

How am I not already following your blog, Barb!? Instagram... Flickr. But I've somehow never stumbled upon your blog. Glad you did the hop! And again, so fun to hear how you all met each other once upon a time.

Jeri said...

Such a pretty card! I was so shocked to see the background you used because I actually have that stamp! Time to revisit it.

Denise Fonda said...

The colors are beautiful! The lattice background can be replicated with a similar stamp and I love this idea!

SHartl said...

The soft pastels with that lattice background make such a pretty card! Love it!

Lucy said...

Your card is so lovely!
The colors are so citrus like and
almost make my mouth water for a
cold glass of raspberry lemonade!

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

Love the whole design of this card! The background and matching floral is just stunning!

Rufus said...

How pretty! Love your color combo it just screams spring and summer. Also like the layout, will have to keep it in mind. Thanks for the inspiration.

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

The lattice background is perfect for your floral card. HA should un-retire it. LOL! Thanks for sharing your card.

Karenladd said...

These colors are so pretty and delicate...love the lattice design!

Janelle said...

OOOHH... this is a card where you just say "That is SO PRETTY!" Nice layout and lovely colors.

Patt H. said...

Wow, so pretty! I love those colors & the gorgeous background. Awesome card!

Carrie R. said...

Very pretty card. I love the colors you chose and the entire card design.

Kari Mayo said...

I love the colors and the background. The message is especially true! :-)

BeverlyBL said...

Beautiful, soft colors. Such a lovely card.

Jenniferk said...

Such a beautiful card you created, I love the colours you used and the lattice background is so pretty watercolored!

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Barb! I'm so happy to see that you're part of Kathy's Blog Hop :) Your card is absolutely beautiful, and I love how you mixed your color mediums for this card...so clever! Stunning color palette, too!

Heather DePasquale said...

Love the watercolor background. Thanks for sharing and thanks to Hero Arts.

pcm said...

some stamps are just oldies but goodies!

Glorie said...

Love the bright colors. Very pretty.

Teri Smith said...

So VERY pretty! It is too bad that Hero Arts stamp is no longer available as it is delicate & effective.

Ann K said...

Love the colors in your design - so pretty!!!

Julie Wexler said...

Gorgeous! And what fun to expore the use of 2 mediums along the same color line! Looks like they were meant to go together. And I agree- a beautiful sentiment, to accompany your work of art.

mandalj said...

I really like the colours you've used for your background and flower - very pretty!

bzyPTmom said...

I love the soft colors you used---and the combination of copics and water coloring. I'm a "former" Minnesotan--just returned from a visit to my home state--always amazed at how green everything is!

Sandy said...

I love the watercolor, can't wait to try it!

Carol said...

Delightful card, Barb! I must try this background with my Zigs - yours turned out lovely. You did a marvelous job of matching the colours of your background with the Copics you used to colour the flower and leaves. Fabulous colouring too!

Lysa said...

Gorgeous florals! I'm going to have to give my zigs another try after seeing all these fabulous card- thanks for the inspiration!

pelArgoNNiA said...

Beautiful card! Love the lattice background and the coloring! Lovely!

Lynn said...

Absolutely beautiful Barb! I love the gorgeous lattice background.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing card! Really beautiful!!!

Jayne said...

A bright and pretty card. Love it. Thank you for sharing. Happy day and happy colouring

Rushd Lady said...

pretty and so summertime!

Helen Gullett said...

Barb, this is one lovely and gorgeous card. I love the color combo and your design is fabulous!

Lisa Tilson said...

Oh this is super duper pretty Barb, I really love your choice of colours (reminding me of ice cream for some reason).... but they are so so pretty and that background is lovely lovely! Such a beautiful card and a great design. Thank you, as always, for all your inspiration, I love your floral cards. Well I love all of your cards, you rock!

TracyM #6773 said...

GORGEOUS card Barb!!!
LOVE your watercolour panel and Copic flower & leaves, the colours match perfectly and it's such a DELIGHTFUL design!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Maureen Chandler said...

Oh my, your card is just beautiful - love the pretty colors and the design!!! Thank you so much for sharing this!

Amante del Papel said...

awesome card!

Debbie Anemaet said...

What a cheery and lovely card! Thanks so much for sharing with us AND for participating in this great hop and challenge and giveaway.

Janet said...

Super pretty card!

Love Hero Arts! Really having fun with the color layering stamp sets !

~God bless

Kathy (krolski) said...

Barb! Your card is gorgeous! Beautiful colors. It's been fun hopping with you again! :)

St├ęphanie Steph Made It For You said...

so colourful! so pretty!

Kathy H said...

So pretty! It looks like stained glass!

Joan said...

Barb, I love the colors you chose and the softness of this card. It has such a loving message, as well. Thanks so much.

Kit A said...

What a pretty card. I love hero arts and simon says stamp.

Happy Grandma said...

The colors say " kindness" ...so beautiful!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

love how the colors in the circle match the flowers! pretty!

Sherry said...

Very soft and delicate, yet summery too. Love how the colors in background almost look like sherbet melted, blending into different flavors. It looks almost good enough to eat. The flower and leaves colors flow into the background colors flawlessly. Beautiful card and I love the background stamp. Love your card!!!!

Dena Schaufele said...

simply gorgeous!

Thalia said...

Very beautiful card. I love the colors.

Deeps said...

This card is so pretty. The colors are lovely.

Immi said...

Lovely background! It's perfect for the flower!

eliza said...

Looks great! I love the color combination and the "window" over the latticed background.

Sue D said...

Great card design and love the colors.

Lynne B said...

What a pretty card. The color combination is great.

John K said...

I don't have any copics, but it is videos like this that really make me want to buy some haha. Thanks for sharing your work and for the great chance to win!

Emily Leiphart said...

Stunning card, Barb! I really love the bright, happy colours you used and your fussy cutting skills on those flowers are better than dies. It’s been a pleasure hopping with you to celebrate Hero Arts and Kathy’s 30 Day Colouring Challenge!

Denise Gutshall said...

Oooh -- another beautiful background card! Just love your colors!

TheresaH said...

Pretty color choices, thank you for sharing your ideas.

cheiron said...

Amazing card Barb! I love the colors you chose, so bright and happy. So fun to hop along with you! Hugs :)

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a pretty background in that window! I love the pretty colors you picked!

Deborah R said...

Love that background. Shame the stamp is no longer available. Beautiful colors!

Lucy Schmidt said...

You've got a great eye for color. I hope it's as easy as it looks, because I want to try it. The sentiment is a keeper. NEVER get rid of that one. I still use several of my older stamps that I haven't been able to part with. VERY nicely done!

Denise said...

What a lovely card and those colours are so pretty together.

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

I really, really, really, really love your card so much! You used yellow, my favorite color and to me, any card with that color is special. I also love your background and it's to bad it's no longer available because I would get that stamp if I could. I love flowers and yours are so pretty.
Thank you for showing us your beautiful card. Did I say how much I love it? LOL

Linda M said...

Beautiful card! Too bad the lattice background stamp is no longer available. It's so pretty--especially the way you used it!

Lisa Lara said...

I just LOVE your colors you used Barb. Like candy!

Laura Joyce said...

I would not have thought copic coloring and zig marker watercoloring would go together so well. What a beautiful card.

beru said...

what for a wonderful colorcombination. Love it... Hugs Ute

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card Kathy. The colors are so pretty and the circle shape adds a nice touch.

Alaska .Kris said...

Such lovely soft colors!

Crazy8farm said...

I love these colors! Your card is adorable!! Thank you!

Amye said...

Great card! The leaves are especially lovely!

Marta said...

Great card for the summer :)

Nora N. said...

The colors on this are spectacular!! LOVE!!

Suzanne Pearson said...

Such pretty colors! I just love it!

karenajo said...

Beautiful colors - love the design !!!

Linda Rubarski said...

Love how you did the background.

Unknown said...

Beautiful colors

Irene said...

Gorgeous!!! So glad I got that background before it was retired!!

Patty said...

So beautiful!! I think I have that very background stamp! I love this so much..hope you don't mind me pinning & casing it...awesome!!

Di Wong said...

Such a pretty card. Your sentiment is sweet?

Flo said...

Your card is so pretty, love the colors and zig clean brush markers.

Carol Snedden said...

your card is beautiful. Love the colors and elements you used.

Katie Bolinger said...

So bright and cheerful. What a lovely card.

Unknown said...

What beautiful color combinations! Just Beautiful!!
Elaine
maxandshoji

Rachel B. said...

Nice projects!

Carol Ric said...

Beautiful! I love and want the cardinal. I hope it comes out soon.

Texan Princess said...

Oh man, I already had a scoop of sherbet today! Now I have to go get another one! :)

Denise said...

Awesome tags! Beautiful dimension on the Sunshine card!wonderful, wonderful Cardinal!

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