March 21, 2015

30 Day Coloring Challenge - Day 18

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My card today is my Day 18 colouring for Kathy Racoosin`s 30 Day Color Challenge!

Kathy was encouraging us to doodle and then to colour of doodle designs. One thing I can't do is draw, when I was younger I could draw and as a child took art lessons. I have difficulty with fine motor skills now, one of the symptoms of my MS. I usually start off okay but then the paths get crossed and the signal between my brain and my hands get out of sync.  So what I did is use a doodle stamp design and then coloured my images. Yes using Copics to colour can be scary too, for the same reasons, I just go really slow--LOL

I coloured and shared the two smaller images on Instagram the other day...



I finished the larger flower on Saturday and adhered it with foam tape for some dimension.

It is not too late to play along, all the details for Kathy's challenge can be found HERE on her blog The Daily Marker.




The completed card...


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My daughter arrives back home tonight!
Sunday morning she was flying from Athens back to Rome and then from Rome direct to Toronto.  She should be getting home around 8:00 pm local time.
We are so excited to see  her!

Have a wonderful Sunday!

32 comments :

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely lovely Tracey. I love the doodled flowers and how you colored them. I know exactly what you mean when you say Copics can be scarey. I agree, I get intimidated at times by them.

Lisa said...

Love this so much Tracey!! The die cut flower is beautiful. The white edges really make it POP off the card!

aileen (mum) said...

Beautiful card. I love and long for the doodled flower set. Love the way you have used them here.

Marianne said...

Your doodled flowers turned out great, Tracey. Also love your umbrella card. I can imagine you're thrilled your daughter will come home today. Funny to think she was only a short flight away from me, since I live in Crete. The only time I visited Athens was when we had to renew our passports at the Dutch embassy a litle over a year ago.

sandie said...

you are rocking the colouring Tracey.It only seems like yesterday that you daughter went away, a fleeting visit! I am sure you are so excited to see her x

Renee said...

Beautiful!
I keep looking at this set thinking I need it...
then I remember I hate coloring. :(

Sarah Gray said...

What beautiful colours and colouring! Love those doodle flowers and the subtle colour combo which is really fresh. Hope your daughter arrives home safe and full of stories :)

Lynn said...

Can't wait to see a few pics from Brooklynn's trip! Love your gorgeous color...rich stunning colors.

Susie Wittwer said...

These colors are so pretty! Love those doodled flowers, too. Gorgeous card!

Bobby said...

I think those doodle flowers are perfect for combining lots of colors and love the ones you've chosen, Tracey.

Lin said...

So clean and crisp! Love your card, Tracey! Glad to hear your little chick is returning to the nest soon!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! Gorgeous!!!!!

I Card Everyone said...

Amazing stamp set for this doodling card, Tracey.. really awesome job of colouring, too. I think you are just all around amazing my friend. I know you're loving having Brooklyn home!
=] M

Maria said...

Love the intricate design of the flowers and you colored them very well, Tracey! Great dimension and interest with the middle flower! And, you'll be so happy to have your daughter home again and hear all her amazing stories...how fun!:-)

Linda said...

Such pretty coloring. I bet you can hardly wait for your daughter to get home tonight and hear all about her trip.

Linda said...

Such pretty coloring. I bet you can hardly wait for your daughter to get home tonight and hear all about her trip.

KayM said...

Tracey this is just beautiful! I love the colors you used and your coloring looks amazing to me! To answer the question you asked on my blog the other day, I don't have great eyesight. I wear glasses and then super strong readers when I color. I'm getting old! haha! Oh and the stencil I used on the WPLUS9 card, was just a circle die I cut out of thin card stock :) Have a great week my friend! :)

Kara said...

beautiful Tracey!!

Shannon McComb said...

I love your coloring of the flowers! Gorgeous!!!

Annette Allen said...

this is so pretty.. i totally need this set.. i love those flowers.. gorgeous card

Pam said...

Just beautiful, Tracey! Your coloring is fabulous and these flowers are gorgeous!

~amy~ said...

sooo pretty Tracey. Love the colors!

Lisa H. said...

sooooo, so pretty! gorgeous coloring on those gorgeous flowers.

Deepti said...

This is so beautiful ! Love the colors :)

Marybeth said...

Beautiful and bright , love this card Tracey! Happy for you your girl is home. Thanks for your sweet comment about Dee.

Barb Ghig said...

You did an AMAZING job coloring these flowers, Tracey! Great idea to use the doodle flowers, and the color combo is beautiful!

So happy that Brooklyn is/was on her way home! I hope she had a really great time on her trip :)

Joyce said...

Wow--those doodled flowers really shine when they are colored so well. You picked fantastic colors to use, and love your card design, too.

Jinny Newlin said...

So, so pretty, Tracey! Love your color choices, and the lift of the center die adds such great texture!

Sharron said...

Beautiful doodled flowers, Tracey! Your coloring looks fantastic! I know you are thrilled to have Brooklyn home. Did you both stay up all night talking!!!

Becca Cruger said...

Gee-orgeous! Wowza this is a stunner. I'm sure that it can be frustrating to not be able to make your hands do what your brain wants it to do. I have that problem without MS! Sending hugs and letting you know that your work is amazing - just like you!

Anita in France said...

Wow, your colouring is stunning, Tracey ... the shades you've used are just gorgeous ... rich and luscious! Hugs, Anita :)

cm said...

Tracey, I'm thrilled that even though you find colouring a challenge, you step right up to the plate and persevere! Net result: dazzling doodles! Your choice of colours, your actual colouring and your overall card: work of art! Love this - and love how you inspire all of us to stretch ourselves in whatever ways we can!
Hugs~c