Hello, welcome to the oddest stop on this very special blog hop!
You should have arrived from Pink Fresh Studio but if you are just starting the hop here, then you really should jump back to the beginning, on The Daily Marker, to make sure and hit every stop. Its a talented and diverse group that will make you happy that you did.
Being the last stop let me give you a little info on what this hop is about… Kathy of The Daily Marker fame hosts a month long challenge to get you coloring, even if briefly, every day. You can join in either on Facebook or Instagram with the hashtag #thedailymarker30day. You might notice that the current challenge is halfway through but that means if you haven’t been joining in, its the perfect time to start! Color something completely each day, or share the work in progress you have going, as long as you are coloring you are golden! Even the kids can get involved using #thedailymarker30daykids.
I know a lot of you making this hop are some coloring gurus and love knowing the who what where why when and how of the coloring you see online. Me too! Not only does it give me an insight I can apply to my own art but it satisfies that nosiness I have (I’m going to assume its not just me). So I chose 2 of the designers from my talented team, Cristina and Alberto, to give us that glimpse behind the curtain. They are both masters of their works but their coloring looks totally different, which will make it really interesting for us. Let’s check out their creations and read what they had on their mind…
“My coloring process for this card has been slow, I had this stamp colored for days. I used Copic to color, choosing blue and red for this stamp because I thought I would find the ideal papers to accompany. But made the water with a more turquoise tone, but not much, just enough to make it different. With this image, I felt more comfortable not using a lot of colors because I had not decided what papers to use, better to use only a few colors when you do not know what to use.
Two weeks I had this stamp circling my table, trying papers, and did not like anything. I wanted to use a little red and a lot of blue. When I do not know what to do and nothing comes out, I leave everything for another day and go to sleep, the next day everything is easier.
In the end, I made something very simple, a card with a sea wave die and my swimming girl inside, but my water had been very well colored, it is a pity that this does not show it, though I am happy with the result. Sometimes something simple is the most beautiful, I think.
My stamp has the following colors: Skin: E00, E000, E11, E01. Hair: E57, E55, E53. Swimming trunks: R22, R35. Float: B91, B93, B95 and for the white tone: C2, C0, C1.”
“For the coloring I’ve used Copic markers. I thought about making an underwater scene using some bushes and coloring them as corals. I’ve played with different shades of green and blue for the tale and greys for the skin and the hair.”
You can see more of Alberto’s work on his blog, and if you want to see some of my favorites you can check out these on his instagram of Blossom Fairy, Winter Fairy, and a pairing of Giggle Fairy and Dandelion Fairy.
I hope you enjoyed this bit of the look behind the scenes with these two, I know I sure did! Now I have a couple treats from me to you…
First off is this discount you can use now thru Sunday (6-17) by entering the coupon code in your cart during check out.
Next, I’ll be choosing 3 commenters to receive a $10 coupon to our shop and updating this hop post (at the bottom) with the names of the winners on Sunday.
I love everyone who has stopped by to help me congratulate Kathy on 10 coloring challenges! Let’s keep it going for 10 more. If you haven’t been to every stop, check out the hop list below and make sure you do before the hop ends on Saturday night…