The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop + Giveaways!

by Hero Arts June 02, 2018 442 Comments

Hello friends! We are interrupting this weekend's regularly scheduled Countdown to Creativity just briefly to join our friend Kathy's The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge blog hop! Kathy is a great friend of Hero Arts, and we are so very proud of her for inspiring the crafting community to just relax a bit and COLOR. It really is good for the soul! Jessica has a gorgeous card to show you, which features some new products that are also releasing on Monday as optional add-ons to the My Monthly Hero kit. While commenting on the Countdown to Creativity blog posts this weekend enters you into the drawing for a free kit, if you comment on this post, you'll be entered into a drawing to win the products Jessica used today! Be sure to read to the bottom of this post for all of the details. Now, take it away, Jess!

Good morning! Jess here representing Hero Arts for Kathy Racoosin's The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop! It's the 10th Coloring Challenge and Kathy's celebrating all month long! Hero Arts is joining in the fun today and will be giving away the three products I used for my card. They are add-ons for our June My Monthly Hero kit.

Part of the fun of the coloring challenge is that there are really no rules. You don't have to color every part of your card...you don't even have to make a card! The idea is that you just find a little time everyday for 30 days to color something! My card just has a little coloring today but even a little coloring gives me the chance to practice some shading. To start I stamped the cute seagull and the piling from Seas the Day Seagulls onto white cardstock with Intense Black ink and colored them with Copic markers before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies. Next I die-cut a circle from vellum using our Nesting Circle Infinity Dies.  I stamped the waves and sentiment onto the vellum with Versamark and heat-embossed them with silver embossing powder.

Next I blended Tide Pool, Antigua, and Ocean inks onto a piece of watercolor paper.  Once I was done blending I spritzed it with the Sea Foam Shimmer Spray that's included in the June My Monthly Hero kit. I let it dry completely and then stamped the panel with the Abstract Waves background stamp. I heat-embossed the waves with silver sparkle embossing powder and then trimmed the panel down to 4" by 5.25". I adhered that to a white card base and then adhered the vellum circle with vellum adhesive. I added the piling and seagull with foam mounting tape to finish the card. It's nice how that little touch of Copic coloring makes the card pop! :) 

As I mentioned earlier, this post is part of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge Blog Hop! You should have arrived from Gina K Designs and Honey Bee Stamps is your next stop. If you get lost or encounter a broken link the full list is included below:

Save Jessica used some brand new products on her card today - Seas The Day Seagull stamps as well as the matching Frame Cuts, and the gorgeous new Abstract Waves Bold Prints. They will all be launching on Monday June 4 at 10am PST/1pm EST with the June My Monthly Hero kit. But you have an opportunity to win all three products! Just leave a comment by Saturday June 9 at midnight pacific telling us your favorite thing about the seashore, and we will announce our winner the following week!

We'll be back later today for our next Countdown post - we'll see you then!

 





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Katie Baird
Katie Baird

June 02, 2018

Love the beautiful color with the silver embossed background! Stunning!

Dolores
Dolores

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card, love the color you used.

Amy Cooley
Amy Cooley

June 02, 2018

I really love the sound of the ocean and the feel of the sand between my toes!

Miriam Prantner
Miriam Prantner

June 02, 2018

That background is just gorgeous!!! Love the colors you chose too!

Melinda Stearns
Melinda Stearns

June 02, 2018

I love the feel of sand between my toes.

FeM
FeM

June 02, 2018

I love the sound of the waves.

Cindi F
Cindi F

June 02, 2018

Gorgeous card! I miss the beach. I love the feeling of walking on the sand with the waves washing over my feet.

katrine leber (treen
katrine leber (treen

June 02, 2018

Oh my! I love these colors blended together! They are so vivid and rich! The silver embossing powder is a great touch. You always use such wonderful extra touches to your cards. This one is fabulous! Hugs. treen

Carla Hundley
Carla Hundley

June 02, 2018

Gorgeous card! I have only
seen the sea once, but it was
fun and beautiful blue water
in the Bahamas.
Carla from Utah

Cary Lombardo
Cary Lombardo

June 02, 2018

In love with the abstract waves stamp. I would totally make backgrounds on my scrapbook pages. Favorite thing is to read on the beach while my kids build sandcastles.

Marcee Rodgers
Marcee Rodgers

June 02, 2018

Oops forgot to answer the question: My favorite thing about the seashore (which we just call the ocean here), is the sound of the waves and gulls. It is such a calming combination of sounds.

Cassie Hoyt
Cassie Hoyt

June 02, 2018

Beautiful color scheme!

Marcee Rodgers
Marcee Rodgers

June 02, 2018

I cannot wait for my June kit! I have a feeling the add-ons are going to break the bank;)

Charlsie
Charlsie

June 02, 2018

Love the background. Thank you

Cheriese H
Cheriese H

June 02, 2018

Love the touch of the sparkle embossing powder, great inspiration!

Lori
Lori

June 02, 2018

I love that background!

Geri S.
Geri S.

June 02, 2018

Love the sea and all the cards!

FD91354
FD91354

June 02, 2018

My favorite thing about the seashore is listening.. Just paying attention to whats around you. The sounds are just amazing.

Betty Sue
Betty Sue

June 02, 2018

I think I’m going to love this new kit!! Wonderful card!

GabriellaB
GabriellaB

June 02, 2018

I love the coloring on the little birdie

Janet
Janet

June 02, 2018

Great card, reminds me of summer weekends at the beach in Maine with family!!

Gretchen Wilson
Gretchen Wilson

June 02, 2018

Absolutely love this card, that background is super!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

June 02, 2018

I love how his scarf is coloured the same as the waves, so cute, I love the seagulls attitude! They are the epitome of the sea, and evoke the memories of when I lived on the coast.

Lynnette
Lynnette

June 02, 2018

Creative card!

Rebecca Attwood
Rebecca Attwood

June 02, 2018

What a gorgeous card. Love the subtle coloring on the gull & the stunning blues in the background. Thanks for sharing!

Beverley Hollis
Beverley Hollis

June 02, 2018

I have a photo of a seagull standing just like this! So cute, I love their antics and can’t wait to see the rest of the set. I love how his scarf is coloured to match the colour of the waves. I lived by the coast for many years and my favourite thing to do was take my horse for a gallop when there was no-one around, just Puck, me and the Seagulls!

Ana Korban
Ana Korban

June 02, 2018

Love the background and the seagull.with his scarf.

Lisa Shireman
Lisa Shireman

June 02, 2018

My favorite thing about the seashore is the sound. The rhythm is so steady and calming. I am headed to St. Simon’s Island next week. I plan to color on the beach!

Karen L K
Karen L K

June 02, 2018

I just love watching waves crash on rocks and trying to get that great photo!

Teresa Doyle
Teresa Doyle

June 02, 2018

Oh Jessica, this is just stunning! The colours in your background are gorgeous and really set off the Seagull ans the focal panel.
What I love best about the sea shore is the serenity. Ever since my daughter was young I made a point of spending at least one day a year at the beach with her, just the 2 of us. Now that she is grown and a Mom of 2 little boys we now share that special time with them. It is priceless to all of us!

Maureen Reiss
Maureen Reiss

June 02, 2018

I love the smell of the seashore!!! I love this card!! The background is Amazing!!

Kimberly Dorval
Kimberly Dorval

June 02, 2018

I really, really love this background. I can hardly wait to see the kit

Kathryn Ingram
Kathryn Ingram

June 02, 2018

Love love love that seafoam shimmer!!! Beautiful card!

Melanie Allen
Melanie Allen

June 02, 2018

Love the wave background stamp. So perfect for coloring.

Lee Cockrum
Lee Cockrum

June 02, 2018

Love that seagull!

I love sitting on the beach….. Watching the seagulls and waves, listening to the waves, smelling the ocean breeds. Makes me feel so peaceful.

Betty
Betty

June 02, 2018

fantastic card, Jess! love that background! my favorite part of the seahore is watching the waves come in!

Heather Nelson
Heather Nelson

June 02, 2018

I love watching the waves! So pretty! I love the gorgeous colors you chose for the background.

Kim Smart
Kim Smart

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card!! My favorite thing about the seashore is listening to the waves and the seagulls!! It’s so relaxing!!

Diane C
Diane C

June 02, 2018

Such a wonderful use of color, stamps and a sentiment to create a
total feel for the wind and sea.

D. Bee
D. Bee

June 02, 2018

Have I mentioned that I gotta this kit! Looks like I’ll be needing a few extra things too. Love these colors.

Bea Connor
Bea Connor

June 02, 2018

Love the card, especially the colors.

Keely Jones
Keely Jones

June 02, 2018

Love the colors! All I could say was, "AAAAWWWW!

Angeline Choo
Angeline Choo

June 02, 2018

WOW!! LOVE your card and those embossed waves.. Stunning! I love the sound of the waves, it is just so calming

Michele Lourenco
Michele Lourenco

June 02, 2018

Just one favorite thing? The seashore is my life, and I love love love spending time at the beach with my family every single year! Honestly just soaking up the sun and swim in the ocean brings me such tranquility.

Terry B.
Terry B.

June 02, 2018

My favorite part of the seashore is listening and watching the waves come in. I love the 3 stamp sets!

Brandi R
Brandi R

June 02, 2018

Love this! The seagull is awesome and OH that stunning background. Fabulous card!! ♥
My favorite thing about the seashore …well, there’s 2. First is the soothing sound of the waves. Second is all the fun treasure that those waves bring to shore.

Beverly Uhlmansiek
Beverly Uhlmansiek

June 02, 2018

Who doesn’t love the beach? For me, it’s the nature!

Lynn Wallick
Lynn Wallick

June 02, 2018

Sea gulls are amazing to watch

GLenda M Sultan
GLenda M Sultan

June 02, 2018

How clever to use vellum on an ocean card. I just use it on flower cards. I will try your technique.

Kathy J in Ellicott City
Kathy J in Ellicott City

June 02, 2018

Great card!

Larissa Heskett
Larissa Heskett

June 02, 2018

SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE the Images and Coloring!! Can’t wait to see MORE!! My FAVORITE thing about the Seashore is the Shells!! I LOVE to walk long the Beach and search for Treasures!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Margie
Margie

June 02, 2018

Love the seashore. Living in SF Bay, I have enjoyed walking on the beach throughout the years. It is always a great way to decrease your stress and never get tired of the beautiful views of the ocean.

Janet Dand
Janet Dand

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card! My favorite thing about the seashore is the sound of the water. So peaceful! Now that I live in the desert, I really miss that tranquility !

Lindarub
Lindarub

June 02, 2018

Love to watch the waves on in on the beach.

Golda
Golda

June 02, 2018

Love this fun seaside card! Great job on the background shading of the waves, as well as the shading on the seagull.

Ashley Shaffer
Ashley Shaffer

June 02, 2018

super cute!

Jackie Bednar
Jackie Bednar

June 02, 2018

I love the blended background you on your card. You are using some of my favorite colors. Thanks for the idea of using a vellum circle great look.

Sheanna
Sheanna

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card. My favorite thing is the memories, both of my childhood and my sons.

Lori
Lori

June 02, 2018

I love the colours in your card. I have not been to the beach often, living in a land-locked province, so I guess my favourite thing about it is getting there!

Rosemary D
Rosemary D

June 02, 2018

what a fun design!

Annie Dill
Annie Dill

June 02, 2018

My fav thing at the seashore is watching the rhythmic waves!

Patti Painter
Patti Painter

June 02, 2018

I am in love with the color combo in your background. Just a stunning look with the embossing. Thanks for sharing. Your seagull is the perfect touch.

Sue D
Sue D

June 02, 2018

Cute—love the heat embossed waves.

Cindy Reynoso
Cindy Reynoso

June 02, 2018

First, love your card! The colors are totally beachy! My favorite thing about the beach is the sound of the waves! I grew up taking vacations with my family at a couple different beaches in Southern California; the beach is definitely my happy place. Hero Arts has definitely hit it out of the park with this month’s kit!

Carrie Bryant
Carrie Bryant

June 02, 2018

Fun card. I have a hard time with simple coloring. I need to try more of that.

Amber
Amber

June 02, 2018

My favorite thing about the seashore is the life that it holds inside it. I love all the animals of the world!

Patti
Patti

June 02, 2018

My fave thing about the ocean is how mesmerizingly relaxing it is — like watching a fish tank or fireplace but refreshing!

Yanet
Yanet

June 02, 2018

Love this card! Can’t wait to play with the new card kit!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers

June 02, 2018

I love this card! The colors are really beautiful!! The seagull is so cute with his little kerchief. I can’t wait for this kit! I’m going to have to buy the Seas the Day Seagulls. It’s a must when you stamp anything nautical!!

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

June 02, 2018

The seashore gives me a calmness about life… if just for a little while I feel like I am somewhere else and my troubles float away!

Lorianne Icalia
Lorianne Icalia

June 02, 2018

Gorgeous and adorable at the same time! I really love how this turned out!

Dawn Keene
Dawn Keene

June 02, 2018

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see mary stamp
see mary stamp

June 02, 2018

Don’t know why it didn’t occur to me that ink blending is coloring too. Love that! Such a beautiful card.

K Kraft
K Kraft

June 02, 2018

I love the smell of the sea! Plus finding shells.

c
c

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card!

c
c

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card!

Rose Mary Smalley
Rose Mary Smalley

June 02, 2018

Such a great card….especially love the background…

Wendy Fisher
Wendy Fisher

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card. The background makes me feel like looking at the water after some splashes made ripples. Love it.

Lisa Uribe
Lisa Uribe

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card, the background is rhythmic. My favorite thing about the seashore – the smell. I love to just breath it all in.

Lynne in NI
Lynne in NI

June 02, 2018

Oooh I love your fabulous wavy background, gorgeous colours!

Leanne in Cali
Leanne in Cali

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card! My favorite thing about the seashore is hearing the waves crash. I love to just listen to the ocean and watch the waves over and over again.

karenladd
karenladd

June 02, 2018

I love the embossed waves and that vellum circle! My favorite thing about the seashore is listening to the waves lap upon the sand.

Nora
Nora

June 02, 2018

Oh how fabulous!! That background is just STUNNING!

Julie
Julie

June 02, 2018

Love this card—and seafoam shimmer spray?!?! Must add to my wish list.

Cindy Aguirre
Cindy Aguirre

June 02, 2018

Love collecting sea shells and playing in the sand!

Cindi Lynch
Cindi Lynch

June 02, 2018

Nice! Really nice.

Memoriesbymanda
Memoriesbymanda

June 02, 2018

My favourite thing about the seashore is how relaxed I feel when I am at the beach. It’s my fav place to be.

Marsha Guskey
Marsha Guskey

June 02, 2018

Really lovely card! My favorite thing about the shore is the sound of the waves crashing.

Carolyn S
Carolyn S

June 02, 2018

What a great card. The seagull is lovely and the embossed waves is just beautiful

Peggy M
Peggy M

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

Kirsten
Kirsten

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card. I love the background color and how the seagull stands out in front of it. I can’t wait to see the new release.

Ellen Fayard
Ellen Fayard

June 02, 2018

Ohh I live your background and the cute little seagull. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing your techniques!

Sandy M
Sandy M

June 02, 2018

I love your card. The background stamp is amazing.

Alyssa Sterne
Alyssa Sterne

June 02, 2018

To quote a great movie, Finding Nemo, ‘mine, mine’, please!!! Hahaha

Lise Mariann
Lise Mariann

June 02, 2018

Oh, that seagull!! 😍 what a lovely card. Looks so fresh and summery.

Cristina
Cristina

June 02, 2018

This is gorgeous! I love the background!

Patricia
Patricia

June 02, 2018

So cute card love it. I love seeing my kids playing and enjoying at the water

Laura Flinn
Laura Flinn

June 02, 2018

Beautiful card. I love the sound of the waves crashing on the shore.

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan

June 02, 2018

The background you did is INCREDIBLE!

Laura Gribble
Laura Gribble

June 02, 2018

I love this card and can’t wait to see the full kit!!