Wednesday, July 6, 2016

BLOG HOP: 30 Day Coloring Challenge - Cath Kidston Inspired Background

Welcome to "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge" Blog Hop. Kathy Racoosin - from The Daily Marker - loves to color and she is hosting her fifth 30 DAY COLORING CHALLENGE. The premise of the challenge is to color something everyday even if it’s just for five minutes. It doesn’t matter what you color or what medium you use. Today Kathy has assembled a blog hop to give your creativity a jump start with some very talented ladies.

I am honored to be included in today's hop. And for my project, I wanted to share a fun Cath Kidston inspired background created with Copic Markers and the Copic Airbrush System.

Kathy makes sure to remind us that the goal is just to take a little time to color over the next 30 days and not to worry about completing anything. So in the video below, I'm sharing how I created this background from start to finish. I haven't turned it into a card just yet...but it's ready and waiting for me when I am ready.

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

I hope you enjoyed today's project and picked up some tips. Be sure to keep on hopping!

Blog Hop Participants

Can you participate in the 30 DAY CHALLENGE? Yes! That is what it is all about. And feel free to jump in at any time during the challenge! Everyone is welcome! If you miss a few days don’t feel like you have to catch up. The challenge is meant to be fun and no stress.

QUESTIONS? Here is a video that Kathy put together to tell you all about the 30 Day Coloring Challenge.

Read more on Kathy’s blog - The Daily Marker - to see how to share you work and if you have questions, how to share, giveaways etc. Prepare to be inspired with daily posts and many videos over the next 30 days.

Giveway

SIX spots in any class from Online Card Classes!!

Winners can choose ANY CLASS to take from Online Card Classes vast variety of over 30 classes. Your choice! You have SIX CHANCES TO WIN. One random winner will be chosen FROM EACH BLOG on the hop from the comments. The full list of winners will be announced Wed. July 13th 9 am. at www.thedailymarker.com (contest closes 07/12/16 at 12am. EST).



Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.

244 comments:

  1. such a sweet project - love those tiny flowers

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  2. I could watch you create flowers and leaves all day long, that's just amazing and gorgeous!

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  3. You color beautifully. thanks for sharing and the chance to win class.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  4. ...Something mesmerising watching you create, Dawn - love all the little details in this beautiful design - I think I may join along- not that my colouring is fantastic but y'know...coloring IS good for stress - & in this busy ol' world of ours, we could all do with a little less stress! :)

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  5. I was wondering how you were going to replicate the initial image you colored and I nearly fell off my chair seeing you starting from the first stroke all over again. Wow, wow and wow. Beautiful.

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  6. It looks like Granny's wallpaper...it made me smile!

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  7. Gorgeous...and thank you for the video! Love watching the magic unfold...
    ~carol

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  8. OMG you colored it ! looks like fab vintage printout !

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  9. Very creative! Love the background!

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  10. So pretty - just like vintage fabric.

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  11. An amazing technique. Will love putting my hand to this one. Love the vintage look!

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  12. What a pretty design, it reminds me of my aunts wallpaper!

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  13. I love this design. You are so talented.

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  14. Your hand drawn coloring is beautiful. When I first saw your art, I thought it was done with stamps. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. I love your definition of coloring, Dawn. It is so beautiful and mesmerizing to watch you create a card. Thank you so much!

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  16. You made it look so easy to paint those little roses & leaves. Thank you for sharing time and talent. Great watching your video

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  17. You made it look so easy to paint those little roses & leaves. Thank you for sharing time and talent. Great watching your video

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  18. Gorgeous bg.... makes me think "vintage"... :)

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  19. Amazing as always! You make it look effortless!!! ❤️

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  20. It's amazing how easy you make this look! When I try it just looks like a mess, lol! You're so incredibly talented!

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  21. What a beautiful background for a card.

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  22. This is amazing - and gorgeous!

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  23. That is GORGEOUS Dawn!! Really would LOVE a stamp set that has a nice variation of little flowers for these vintage inspired BGs that remind me of old tablecloths!! (that's a please please pretty please!!)
    TFS LOVED your card base!

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  24. OH my....i have not seen your work before and i am blown away.
    you truly make it look effortless.

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  25. Thanks for the cute blob tutorial. Love it. I would love a visit to WPlus9. I am in in Jax Beach.

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  26. Simply amazing Dawn! I could watch you make art all day long. In fact, when you said you get lost in this I nodded in agreement - I do too. Making time each day isn't the problem for me (she laughs), it's stopping that is the problem. Beautiful background pattern today. Thank you so much sharing your talent and skill.

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  27. You are so talented Dawn! Love to watch you work - this is a beautiful panel.

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  28. Lovely project. Never saw anyone do this type flower before.

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  29. Lovely project. Never saw anyone do this type flower before.

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  30. Ok, that looks like printed decorative paper, not just hand colored art... AMAZING!! How cool would it be to win a spot in a class?!! Thanks for the chance!

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  31. Great work Dawn. This looks like an old fashioned wallpaper design. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  32. Wow, so many techniques.. I love this background creation.. Thanks for sharing

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  33. Beautiful work. I am in awe of anyone who can create like you. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. So pretty. When I first saw your project I thought it was a cath kitson paper. You are so talented and make it look so easy. Thanks.

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  35. WOW! This is an amazing project and I just love how you explained all the steps! Beautiful!

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  36. Your painting/watercoloring skills are amazing. Love all your videos and how you explain things.

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  37. Seriously? That is absolutely AMAZING! A true work of art. Lucky the recipient who would receive a card with that panel on it. WOW!

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  38. I could watch you create all day. You are such a talent.

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  39. I really, really love this! Note to self: start practicing freehand flowers again... Loved the watercolour intermediate course and hope there is another one coming soon!

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  40. Just Wow! You are so talented! I really enjoyed the Online Watercolor classes and would love to participate in another one. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  41. Lovely card. . Thank you for your great inspiration!

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  42. Think I have to do that class, I didn't watch the vid or read any of the text.. I saw those flowers, hurried off to sevenhills to see if they had the stamps in stock then came back to try and find which set it was! You are amazingly talented.

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  43. Very pretty. Reminds me of old fashioned floral wallpaper. Love it!

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  44. Your blog isd filled with beautiful cards and ideas - This blog hop is great for discovering new artists

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  45. Thanks ~ I needed to be reminded that it's okay to just enjoy coloring and not end up with a finished product.

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  46. Wow what a beautiful card. Thanks for the tips and the chance to win a class.

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  47. So cute. I have to get that set

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  48. my goodness you create a suuper stunning background, you're a super artist! love your card!

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  49. Fantastic video and the airbrush gives such lovely results.

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  50. Amazing drawing/coloring! Really beautiful. You make it look very easy. Just started your watercolor class so hoping to improve.

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  51. Wow so beautiful! Off to watch the video right now!

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  52. Amazing and beautiful. It reminds me of old fashioned wallpaper. It will make a gorgeous card.

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  53. Beautiful card. Great stamp layering.

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  54. You have some amazing tips! Can't wait to try this!

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  55. What a gorgeous nostalgic look to your panel, Dawn ... it's just lovely! Thanks for a great video! Anita :)

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  56. SQUEAL!! LOVING LOVING LOVING the Video and your BEAUTIFUL Card!! THANKS For sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  57. Love your coloring, you make it look so effortless. Thanks!

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  58. Wow I am amazed at your drawing talent...absolutely stunning!

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  59. You are amazing, Dawn! I'm still practicing my brushstroke flowers, and I'm not quite there yet. Thanks for the awe-inspiring video.

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  60. DAMN! you are an awesome talent. Some great ideas in your video and you have inspired me to not only try to draw my own flowers but also to look up who Cath Kidston is.

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  61. WOW! You have captured the Cath Kidston style perfectly. Awesome and inspiring. Thanks for the chance to win too. Hugs Bev x

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  62. Wow. I'm blown away...when I first landed on the hop I thought that was patterned paper! What talent you have!

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  63. That background page you made is remarkably colored. The tips you gave throughout the video will be helpful. Great job.

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  64. WOW, is all I can say. WOW!

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  65. WOW, WOW, WOW. You are very talented.

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  66. Well, that is a completely different technique for me, and I LOVE it! I will definitely have to give it a try!

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  67. What an awesome card. Such beautiful work. Just adore it. Thankyou

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  68. Just gorgeous and
    wonderful technique.
    Carla from Utah

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  69. Wow, such a beautiful background!
    Thanks for the chance to win an OCC class!

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  70. I know that coloring is a great way to relieve stress....but I need a lot more practice to create something as beautiful as this without being stressed out. :) HA! HA!

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  71. So lovely and delicate! It reminds me of beautiful china plates.

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  72. So. Much. Talent!! This turned out just beautiful. Love it!

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  73. So my first thought was, what does printed paper have to do with a color challenge? Then, I realized that you created that paper!!!! Holy crow, what an amazing job! Thanks for sharing!

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  74. Dawn, I couldn't wait to watch your video and see just how you created this, it is fabulous. I love everything about it...thanks so much for the inspiration.

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  75. That coloring is amazing! I thought you had a piece of pattern paper laid out at first! I can't believe you colored that yourself. You have talked me into taking the Watercolor Online Techniques Class!

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  76. love your amazing coloring. blows me away.

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  77. Thanx for pointing me to the challenge. What a great inspiration...and motivation!

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  78. So pretty! Your "painting" is just amazing!

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  79. WOW, Dawn, I loved the video! As soon as I saw this beautiful patterned paper you colored, I had to see how you did it. You are so amazing, and thank you for showing us how to use the tips of markers (or brushes) to make our own flowers. What a beautiful design, and I loved listening to your voice and hearing you laugh. And thanks for the reminder to take the OCC advanced watercolor techniques class. Hugs!

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  80. WOW! Incredible! You make it look simple. Thanks for showing us your technique and for a chance to win an Online Card class.

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  81. Oh my goodness. I love how you were inspired. Your execution - impeccable as always.

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  82. This is such a pretty background. Kind of a shame to cover it up with anything to make a card, but I hope you show us what you do with it.

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  83. Your "freehand" roses are wonderful. Thanks for sharing the process.

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  84. You created such a pretty background!

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  85. This is fantastic! thank you for sharing!
    xoxo Olga

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  86. This is such a beautiful background - you are a true artist

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  87. I always enjoy watching you create.

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  88. I'm blown away by your talent! I thought it was a set of layering stamps when I first saw the photo. I can't imagine managing to get the sprayed layer even, forget the hand drawn floral bouquets! Amazing.

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  89. I like the background! Thanks for sharing.

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  90. Beautiful coloring! Thanks for providing the video!

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  91. Love this background! Reminds me of vintage linens. Thanks for the inspiration. :D

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  92. Love watching you color, Dawn! You inspire me to do more freehand coloring and painting. Thank YOU!

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  93. I gasped when I first saw this; just beautiful! Awesome to have a chance to win a seat in another online card class. I didn't sign up for Tim's and am having withdrawal. Great video!

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  94. Awesome technique! thank you for sharing.

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  95. You are just amazing to watch! I am totally inspired to try these tomorrow. Just stunning work.
    Thanks for the chance to win and if you could see my work you'd see that I NEED a class (or TWO!) LOL...I laugh but sadly its a true story!

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  96. Wow that piece looks GREAT Dawn. Such pretty colours and soft images - loved seeing you create that. And your nails are adorable too!

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  97. Gorgeous background--thanks for the great video too! Such awesome coloring!

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  98. That cars is amazing! Thank you for sharing!

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  99. Your project is by far my favorite on the hop! Thank you for the tip on the paper!

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  100. Wow! This is mind blowing! You are so talented, this was so fun to watch!

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  101. This is beautiful! It has such a sweet vintage look to it with the colors.

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  102. Gorgeous! I've never seen anything like this before! I enjoyed this - thank you!

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  103. Wow! I'm blown away by this! Absolutely fabulous! Awesome video tfs!!!

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  104. Wow. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  105. dawn I could watch you create beauty EVERY DAY!!!!!!!!!!! thanks

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  106. What a gorgeous card!! I am going to subscribe to your site. Thank you!

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  107. Coloring everyday for a month sounds like fun. I just need to set aside so time to do it.

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  108. Such a gorgeous card. I've always wondered how to recreate those lovely flowers. Thanks for the tute!

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  109. wooow I just saw your colouring video woooow I love the way you draw the roses beautiful.

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  110. Can I say MY therapy is watching YOU color!!!

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  111. I could sit and watch you color all day! I've just started collecting Copics, but I can't wait to try these flowers!

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  112. Stunning card! Very therapeutic to watch you color.

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  113. Wow! What an amazing piece you've created.

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  114. Blown away by the beautiful design. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  115. Wow, Dawn, that is absolutely amazing. I love the colours you've used, and your beautiful roses.

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  116. Love the piece you created..it looks like a sheet of paper you would buy in a store but better.Thanks for showing how to use the spray copic.Thanks oh and ps love your fingernails

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  117. Beautiful colors and design!!

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  118. Amazing how you created those flowers and leaves. That's something I have not tried yet with Copics (food for thought). Thanks for the video.

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  119. I watched your video this morning and just loved seeing you transform the white piece of paper into this beautiful work of art!!!

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  120. What a gorgeous background
    you made! I can't believe you did
    those flowers and leaves free handed!
    Thanks for the tutorial!

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  121. Thank you for another super tutorial. I love your instructions and can hardly wait to try out drawing and colouring some roses of my own

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  122. Thank you for always pushing the envelope and inspiring us to try something new.

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  123. When first looked at the picture, I thought hmmm I wonder what she is going to do with that patterned paper, it is so pretty. Then OMG you did it. What a work of art. I am going to watch you video a couple more times then try it myself. Great job. Love it.

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  124. Dawn, beautiful shabby background, you should make it paper or a stamp we can buy! Really cute bitty flowers. Love watching your videos, I always learn so much. I really love your bow and thumb ring, can I ask where you got them? I've been wearing them for over 25 years and am always looking for new styles. Your nail polish is so dainty and pretty, did you paint the flowers yourself? Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  125. Love your creativity and style! Such beautiful work on this background panel! Thanks for sharing!

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  126. Love your creativity and style! Such beautiful work on this background panel! Thanks for sharing!

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  127. OMG you make that look so easy! I guess I'll stick to buying your stamps and coloring them. It certainly came out beautifully.

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  128. Wow, so pretty! mine would look like a blob, lol. thanks for a chance to win!

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  129. Wow that is so beautiful! Stunning, in fact!

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  130. I like the idea of coloring for fun too without the plan of a finished product all the time.

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  131. Beautiful vintage looking floral background, your copic coloring is awesome!

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  132. WOW, the stamping and coloring is done in a way that it looks like pattern paper. Absolutely delightful.

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  133. Fabulous! Thanks for sharing your process.

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  134. This turned out beautiful! Eager to see what you end up doing. Thank you for the chance to win an online class!!!!!

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  135. This turned out beautiful! Eager to see what you end up doing. Thank you for the chance to win an online class!!!!!

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  136. Absolutely love love love this! Even though I am an absolute anti-fan of Cath Kidston's designs lol... but somehow on your card panel it looks great! :-)
    Thanks for sharing!

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  137. Fabulous work! Great inspiration!

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  138. I envy your talent! Beautiful...

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  139. Absolutely love your background. Looks like a piece of old-fashioned wallpaper. I was curious to know about the air-brush. Will it connect to an electric compressor machine or does it only connect to the canned air? I've done airbrushing on ceramics and it was a relaxing technique as well.

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  140. WOW WOW WOW!!!!amazing..and SUPER Gorgeous!In love with it!!

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  141. Such a beautiful background and great video!

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  142. Wow! Your talent always amazes me...happily, your enthusiasm makes me brave enough to pick up a brush and try!

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  143. I adore your background! great project!
    Cristina
    thehouseoftheblackbirds.blogspot.it

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  144. You are so talented! Love the flowers but I would have to use stamps instead. LOL. Glad you're playing along with Kathy.

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  145. So lovely, Dawn!! It was fascinating to watch this beautiful pattern come to life! Your talent really shines!! ♡

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  146. STUNNING panel Dawn!!!
    WOW - it was WONDERFUL watching you create the masked background and floral panels - you have worked MAGIC with your Copic markers!!!
    THANK YOU SO MUCH for sharing :)

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  147. Fabulous video tutorial and love watching your creative process, resulting in one absolutely gorgeous card base.

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  148. Amazing coloring! You do a great job either with watercolors or with copics! Absolutely adorable!!!

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  149. You are so amazing and you make it look effortless. Then I try it, and it looks pitiful! Thanks for inspiring.

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  150. Unbelievable! Love this whole effect and watching you color is inspiring. Thanks for explaining it step by step.

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  151. Beautiful! Thanks for inspiration:-)

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  152. Wow! This is beautiful!! Can't wait to watch the video.

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  153. I love your video and design, I used your colors to do my today's coloring. I tagged you on Instagram. Have a great day!

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  154. I've never seen anyone illustrate like that! Your background is gorgeous! I'll have to give it a try with my markers. Thanks for the video!

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  155. I've never seen anyone illustrate like that! Your background is gorgeous! I'll have to give it a try with my markers. Thanks for the video!

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  156. Seriously?! Best background I've ever seen. Gorgeous Dawn.

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  157. You know what I find relaxing. Watching YOU color...so much easier and refreshing than doing it myself. This panel is so beautiful...think my Mom had curtains printed like this in her kitchen.

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  158. Very soft and sweet card! Wish I could do one as good as this!

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  159. You are so talented. Love watching you color! Another great card idea!

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  160. Beautiful coloring.
    Whoever gets a card made with this
    paper will feel very loved.
    thanks for sharing.

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  161. Love the nostalgic look of this one. You make creating these flowers look so easy. I think I will need to take your OCC class if I should win a spot...

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  162. wow. Patience and skill, amazing!

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  163. Just love this! Learned a lot. Thank you.

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  164. What a beautiful look and colors.
    I never knew Coptic had an air brush.
    Thanks for sharing

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  165. Fantastic tutorial. I'm awed that you can pick up a Copic marker and draw flowers. I'll try it, but I'm grateful that WPlus9 has awesome floral layering stamps ;-)

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  166. Dawn, you are so talented. Amazing work.

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  167. Now that is some impressive work! Looks so perfect!

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  168. Wow! Soooo pretty! You make it look so easy. I appreciate the encouragement to just go for it.

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  169. That was incredible! How you got seemingly random marks to transform into those beautiful roses was amazing.

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  170. This is just so pretty! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  171. Wow--this was amazing. I know you kept saying it was easy, but I think it's easy if you have the gift for it, and clearly you do. I LOVE the look you created so much. I might try my hand at it, but I'll have to work up my courage. Don't have the airbrush thingy, but I'll bet you could ink blend to get something similar. Thank you so much for doing this. It was really wonderful to watch.

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  172. Wonderful card Dawn, the soft blue that frames the flowers looks so pretty. Lots of colouring.

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  173. Very nice job and color selection- thanks for sharing and for the chance to win the class!

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  174. Wow! How inspiring! You're right, I need to practice (practice, practice, practice...) Thanks for sharing such a great freehand background! -Jill H.

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  175. Wow that's a lot of work! It's very pretty. Great job!

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  176. What a beautifully stunning card. Absolutely gorgeous coloring techniques.

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