Saturday, June 2, 2018

10th "The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” Blog Hop

I am very excited to be joining many of my friends in celebrating the 10th 30 Day Coloring Challenge!

If you are new to the challenge …. The premise of “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” is to color something every day, even if it’s only for five minutes. However, feel free to jump in or out as time permits. Any coloring medium is welcomed. You can participate by uploading your colored projects at The Daily Marker, on Instagram and Facebook (FB is a closed group). Please remember to use #thedailymarker30day and tag @kathyrac. Kids and you adults are also encouraged to join in the fun, use #thedailymarker30daykids.

Questions & Answers plus more info on The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge can be found here. To see DAY 1 of the coloring challenge click here.

You should have arrived from Waffle Flower. If not, you can start at the beginning of the hop here.

For my coloring project today, I decided to share a fun watercolor technique.


Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube

This fun illustrative style has a very carefree feel and I'm loving it!

I used the new Fierce and Fabulous and Hibiscus Bouquet stamp sets to create today's cards. I stamped everything in our Black ink and then used Distress Ink to watercolor the images. I loosely painted in each layer of color, allowing each layer to completely dry between. This kept each layer separate and distinct creating a more illustrative than watercolored look.

I share a couple other versions in the video, so make sure to watch it.

GIVEAWAY

Now Closed

Have you joined in any of the past 30 Day Color Challenges? Are you planning on joining in this time? Let me know in a comment below and I will select one random winner to receive a $40 store credit at wplus9.com. Giveaway will close at 11:59 p.m. EDT on Monday June 4, 2018. Winner will be posted here on the blog on June 5, 2018.

If you have any questions about “The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge” you can refer to this post. If you want more info on The Coloring Challenge Road Trip click here.

Featured Supplies

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

Wplus9 White Cardstock
Wplus9 White Cardstock
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Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
Wplus9 PURE COLOR Black Dye Ink
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad MOWED LAWN
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad MOWED LAWN
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Wplus9 Gift Card Layers Die
Wplus9 Gift Card Layers Die
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Tombow MONO Adhesive PERMANENT Tape Dispenser
Tombow MONO Adhesive PERMANENT Tape Dispenser
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Tim Holtz 4.25 X 5.5 DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK
Tim Holtz 4.25 X 5.5 DISTRESS WATERCOLOR CARDSTOCK
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad TWISTED CITRON
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad CARVED PUMPKIN
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad FIRED BRICK
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad FIRED BRICK
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Tropic Fever
Tropic Fever
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Tropic Fever Die
Tropic Fever Die
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And Many More!
And Many More!
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Fierce And Fabulous
Fierce And Fabulous
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Hibiscus Bouquet
Hibiscus Bouquet
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad LUCKY CLOVER
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad LUCKY CLOVER
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Bazzill 40 LB VELLUM 8.5 x 11 White 25 Sheets
Bazzill 40 LB VELLUM 8.5 x 11 White 25 Sheets
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad WILD HONEY Ranger
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad FESTIVE BERRIES Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad FESTIVE BERRIES Ranger
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad ABANDONED CORAL Ranger
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad PINE NEEDLES Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad PINE NEEDLES Ranger
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Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SCATTERED STRAW Ranger
Tim Holtz Distress Mini Ink Pad SCATTERED STRAW Ranger
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259 comments:

  1. I love this technique! It takes all the stress away from trying to be perfect and just have fun. Thank you for sharing your technique and your beautiful cards.

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  2. I love your stamps and colors

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  3. Wow what a stunning card. Your floral images are beautiful and your colouring is always such an inspiration. I've watched from afar in the past but I am hoping to join in the challenge this year. Thanks for the generous giveaway x x

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  4. Love your watercolors! I am participating in Kathy’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge by working through the Everyday Watercolor book by Jenna Rainey. SO MUCH FUN, and I’m learning a ton.

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  5. I am joining in the fun for the first time, Dawn! and I cannot wait for your gorgeous Hibiscus to hit my mailbox next week! Such a gorgeous card...
    =]

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  6. All three cards are absolutely stunning and very beautiful!! I really love the sentiment that you used on your cards!!

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  7. You are (hands down) the most amazing water color artist in the world!!! Can you tell I stalk? Gorgeous card (per ushe). I don't participate, I don't always have time...but love seeing all the wonderful things others create, so I follow along on the medias.

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  8. This looks like so much fun! :) I think I will have to join in on the color challenge.

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  9. Beautiful coloring as usual! I am gonna really try to get something submitted soon!

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  10. Beautiful florals and I love the watercolour effect. xx

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  11. Lovely card! I`m new to watercoloring, so I'm not sharing my efforts yet. Your use of "loose" watercoloring then letting each layer dry sounds like a good method & I'm going to try it soon. Thanks.

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  12. Love watching your videos, Dawn, and this one was especially nice! Your cards turned out so beautifully!

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  13. I think this is my third or fourth 30 Day challenge with Kathy... I love it! So encouraging. I'm definitely going to try to make it to every day this month! Love your card shown here!

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  14. I am planning on playing along! luv this!!

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  15. I have never participated in the coloring challenge before. I am going to give it a try this month. Love your card! Still have to watch the video, but will get to it later. :)

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  16. Awesome stamp set and the coloring is lovely.

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  17. I love this technique and will definitely be trying it. Such gorgeous cards and I love this image too. I’m planning on participating and it will be my third year so hopefully I’ll be able to participate more this year than in the past!

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  18. Beautiful Watercolored and layered look ! Haven't tried this technique before.Thanks for inspiring.Coloring challenge yes I did join it for last 3 years !

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  19. Gorgeous florals and lovely colors!

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  20. Gorgeous card. Love the colors It reminds me of an island paradise

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  21. I love love love love your card ! Just so fabulous !
    Thanks for sharing and the chance to win !

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  22. Gorgeous cards, Dawn ... loved seeing them happen ... and love to follow your process! Hope to play along with everyone some of the time in Kathy's challenge! Anita :)

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  23. Wow - your card IS Fabulous, Dawn! I will definitely be joining in on the color challenge thanks to all the inspiration I've seen along the hop!

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  24. I going to try this challenge and try to use all the different color means I own.

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  26. So pretty, Dawn! I always love to watch you paint!

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  27. I have not uploaded any images but I do color along with the challenge. I enjoyed all three of your cards.

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  28. This is my first online challenge and am looking forward to 'sticking to it'. Enjoying the challenge along with a friend (all is always better with a friend)

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  29. I love the loose layering you created on your cards. After seeing the first card I had to go in and take the time to see what else you were up to. Fabulous! All 3 have something different that I liked. These blogs are simply amazing!

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  30. Thanks for your video showing your coloring technique. I'd like to try this for the Coloring Challenge.

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  31. I love all three of your cards. I enjoyed your video as well. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  32. I’m very inspired by all of the participants in this hop and this will be my first ever 30 day color challenge.

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  33. What a beautiful card, the bit of dimension really adds to the design! This new release is so gorgeous (yet again, how do you keep doing that?!), thank you so much for designing such beautiful products for us to work with! I have participated in almost all of Kathy's colouring challenges, even though I never managed to colour every single day... But I was really close a few times! Let's see if I manage this time - fingers crossed for at least 20 out of the 30 days, LOL. Thank you so much for being part of Kathy's wonderful hop and challenge!

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  35. This is my 3rd 30day challenge, I *think* lol

    This is such a cool card! I love the black and white along with the florals, it's so pretty!

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  36. Wow, gorgeous card and I love the tropical colors and the loosely watercolored layers, my favorite watercolor look. I am coloring with Zigs and colored pencils on some flowers for this coloring challenge. I'm focusing more on coloring rather than finishing a project this time.

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  37. Yes of course, I will join the challenge: It is my first participation and it is a relaxing and emjoying time !

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  38. Lovely card and I love your tutorials! I hope to participate in this 30 day challenge.

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  39. Stunning card! Love the designs, the colors, the amazing coloring!

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  40. Oh my, but I love all three of your cards. I particularly like the way you applied your colors. Thanks for showing me something new and really fun.

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  41. Your cards are stunning. Great job!

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  42. This is a really great coloring technique and you make it look so easy! I do plan on joining in the challenge, I really need to improve my Copic coloring.

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  43. Beautiful card! I am planning to participate. I probably won't color every day but the challenge will push me to color - and relax - more days than I might otherwise do. Thanks for sharing your talent!

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  44. Gorgeous card! This is my first time participating in the 30 day challenge and I'm really loving it!

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  45. love the layout and layering - awesome work!!
    I will certainly be going in again:)

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  46. Your coloring is amazing! You are one of my favorites to you tube watch when I need inspiration

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  47. Beautiful coloring! I color just about every day, so I'm a natural for this challenge!

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  48. Beautiful coloring and card! Love your new stamp sets!

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  49. Such a lovely card! I adore how you did the sentiment - so creative! Thanks for the chance to win. (:

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  50. My first coloring challenge was #9 and now I am participating in #10 ❤️ Your card is beautiful!

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  51. I haven't actually participated in the challenge...and probalby won't be as I don't have time to color every day, especially this time of year. Winter is the time I usually have more time for playing with my paper projects...other seasons I do when I can but not everyday. Love seeing all the things everyone else colors though, your card is lovely!

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  52. The first color challenge I participated in was #9 and I am participating in #10. I love the Hibiscus!! Beautiful card :)

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  53. Yes I have participated in past 30 day coloring challenges and plan on entering this one too. Your card is fabulous!

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  54. love the card. The images are gorgeous and the coloring is spectacular! I am hoping to do the challenge this time around.

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  55. Beautiful card! I have participated in a couple of the coloring challenges and hope to join in this one.

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  56. I have not been perfect in participating everyday, but have been going through old colouring some pre stamped images that have been waiting for attention.

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  57. This is just beautiful!! I love the colors you used and the depth you added. I have participated in a few of the challenges, but have not been able to do them every day due to work and travel. However, I plan to do as many days as possible this month.

    Thank you for your generosity!

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  58. Beautiful card thanks for sharing! Love the colors you used and glad to learn new techniques

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  59. Dawn, I always love watching your videos, your cards make me happy! I have participated before and I am coloring in this one as well. It pushes me to get into my craft room. Thanks for always sharing your talent.

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  60. Amazing! I love it. This is my first time with the challenge and I'll definitely try it out.

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  61. This is my second time joining and am determined to do all 30 days! Its' so much fun and I have a group of friends encouraging one another. The card above is amazing!!! Love the inspiration!

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  62. I've never participated before, but hope to make it the entire 30 days and am capping it off at the road show at Hero Arts in CA as a reward! Love this fabulous die!!!

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  63. I want to join but I have a new baby and I spend all my free time trying to catch up on some much needed Zzzs lol

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  64. Wow! I really love all three versions!! I say I'm going to join in and then I just don't get around to it!! I really need to do what Kathy says and at least start coloring something even if I don't finish it! I'm definitely going to try!

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  65. So pretty! This is my first challenge and I am so excited to get coloring and try some of the new techniques everybody is showing!

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  66. I color almost every day, so my challenge is just getting it linked up on Instagram ha ha! I have participated in prior challenges, and plan to do so for this one as well as time allows. Thank you for the video sharing your beautiful watercoloring!

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  67. Your card is goregous. I have participated in other 30 day challenges and this one

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  68. Your card is beautiful and your stamping line is amazing. This is my first challenge and will try many new things, which I have only seen other artists using it.

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  69. Yes, this will be my second 30 Day Challenge. The first time I did great for about 10 days then fell off. This time i’m Hoping to make it the whole 30 days!

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  70. Your video was amazing-thank you. This is my first challenge-I need to turn off my computer now so I can go color!

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  71. This is FABULOUS :)... Thank you for doing a video! It helps! And thank you for the giveaway and inspiration!

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  72. Gorgeous coloring! And that tropical stamp is so pretty! Thanks for the video - love, love, love your cards.

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  73. FABULOUS! I intend to practice my pencil colouring during this chalkenge, but I may try my hand at other colouring mediums as well.

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  74. Yes, I’ve joined before. It’s the reason I learned how to color and shade. I hope to join this time too.
    Beautiful card and coloring.

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  75. Oooh, this card is so beautiful! I do plan to join in as I'm trying to learn how to shake with alcohol markers and I need much more practice.

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  76. WOW!! This card is STUNNING!!! I LOVE all the layers!!

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  77. Love this stamp. You make it look so easy. I would love to join in, one of these days I'll figure it out. Nicely done.

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  78. Love it, so cool! I might have to give this technique a try! I would definitely like to practice water coloring during this challenge.

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  79. Although I can't commit to taking part in every day of the 30 day colouring challenge, I plan to join in when I can. Love this Hibiscus Bouquet stamp set, Dawn. We just returned from a vacation in Bermuda and this set bring back delightful memories of our island holiday.

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  80. Wow, this card is gorgeous! I love the colors and the technique you used to layer the images. Thanks for the inspiration and for your generous giveaway!

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  81. Thanks for the beautiful card and generous giveaway.

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  82. So pretty! I love how you coloured you fabulous image, great sentiment too :)

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  83. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

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  84. Yes I'm trying it this year!!! Last time I made it to 1 day, lol I'm tied for that now!! Love the look of your loose water coloring! Beautiful!!

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  85. You've inspired me to give my Copics a break and pick up my watercolors. Beautiful flowers!!

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  86. of all of the watercolor classes I have taken, yours are my favorite. This is just beautiful, I love the white space and the shading.

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  87. Your card is absolutely stunning! Love it!!!
    And YES I am planning on joining the challenge this time :)

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  88. Beautiful cards, as always! Love these tropical stamps!

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    1. I forgot to add that I’m going to try to colour several times/week. Too many other things taking up my time, unfortunately.

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  89. I love these coloring challenges! I am participating in this one. I didn't do it last time, and I really missed being a part of the coloring challenge community! 😁

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  90. I am a newbie to the coloring challenge but plan to play along. Watercoloring is my new medium of choice so I look forward to giving this a try.

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  91. OOHHHH!! I am pretty new to the world of stamping and just love the Distress line. I forget you can color with inks this way too. LOL!! This is the first challenge that I am doing and very excited!!!

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  92. so pretty--I like the colors. I have participated in the past and hope to this time.

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  93. Oh so pretty. Your coloring is amazing. I love that floral stamp. I have played along with the coloring challenge in the past but can never quite complete all 30 days... heres hoping. ;)

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  94. I am hopeful I will be able to complete the challenge, but you know how life gets complicated.

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  95. Yes I think this is my tenth time doing the coloring challenge.

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  96. I have always loved your watercoloring style and this one is no different! This style looks easy enough that I could do it! Yay! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us. I usually do try to participate in the coloring challenge, maybe not every day though. This year I hope to be brave enough to post something. LOL!

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  97. Love those cards! I could watch you watercolor all day. I hope to participate as many days as I can, and I love seeing what everyone else is doing.

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  98. Beautiful card! I've participated some in past challenges, but I really hope to participate more this time.
    tinyfeet 22 at yahoo dot com

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  99. The cards are beautiful. Love all the tips and techniques you share as you color. Watercolor is my favorite way to go, followed closely by colored pencil. So many of your designs lend themselves to these two mediums. Thanks!

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  100. Beautiful! Love water coloring.

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  101. I have been following Kathy's challenges, but have not yet joined in. I will not be joining in on this one, but love seeing everyone else's cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  102. Thanks for supporting Kathy's challenge. I always have the intention to participate but never actually follow through :(

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  103. Your card is fabulous and beautifullly colored!

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  104. Love these cards and the water coloring you did! I didn’t order this stamp...might need to go back and do so.

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  105. This is my first time doing this challenge - Just met Kathy at one of her road trip events! How could I not after meeting her!

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  106. beautiful card, Dawn - love that stamp - just might NEED to get it!

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  107. Pretty Card!
    Like all the layering!
    I've had time to color so far on this challenge
    Hope to continue for the whole month

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  108. Your cards are stunning ! I love the multi color version, it's really a great card. This stamp is beautiful and I will have to look at it more closely..... LOL !
    Thank you for the generous gift.

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  109. Thanx for the amazing tutorial! I can't wait to join the Challenge and try some watercoloring of my own!

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  110. Wow, I love this technique. It never occurred to me to not blend everything out, but I'm definitely going to be trying this during the challenge.

    Speaking of, I participated last coloring challenge for about half the time, but this time, I'm going for every single day, even though I'm traveling. *crosses fingers* Also, I'm going to try and get my nieces involved, which shouldn't be hard since they're 4 and 2.5 and love to color. It'll be more trouble to get me all prepped! Thanks for supporting Kathy and this challenge.

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  111. Beautiful card! Watercoloring is my favorite coloring medium.

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  112. I'm always in awe of your coloring skills! I wish I had half your talent! BTW- The FLOCK YEAH stamp from this month's release was awesome! I will be purchasing it soon!

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  113. FABULOUS card, your coloring is perfect! Your work is wonderful!💜🤗

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  114. What a beautiful card! LOVE that Hibiscus!! Always enjoy seeing your watercolor works....so gorgeous. ♥
    For this challenge, I do plan to join. It's a definite push to make me find time for me...something that I tend to ignore.

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  115. Wow this is gorgeous!! Great inspiration!

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  116. Beautiful cards! Will have to give this a try. I love to color and try to do it daily ( I call it my daily therapy). I just recently heard about this challenge and am going to play along.

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  117. What a lovely card! Beautiful colors and coloring. I really would like to step out of my comfort zone and join in on the challenge this month.

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  118. Gorgeous card!!! I have joined in the Challenge before, and was blessed to be an Ambassador for the last 30-Day!! I’m back again to color as many days as possible!

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  119. This will be my first year to participate in the challenge. I'm enjoying this hop and all the inspiration.

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  120. Such a beautiful card!
    This will be my 10th time participating in the color challenge! 😁

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  121. Beautiful card. I haven't been able to complete a full 30 days yet, and I can't this time either on the challenge. But I will try to do it as much as possible.

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  122. Dawn, this card and your watercoloring are so beautiful! I've been really wanting to learn to watercolor and I think I might actually be able to do OK with this technique. I haven't joined any of the challenges, but did join this year. Coloring is one of my absolute favorite things to do.

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  123. I like the premise of coloring for at least a few minutes everyday but not feeling pressured to finish a project! I may have to join in this time!!

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  124. What a wonderful tropical card! I love Kathy's challenges, I am never able to participate fully, but it does encourage me to get my markers/pencils out and get some coloring done, even if not every day.

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  125. Gorgeous coloring and cards! I love the pretty tropical flowers!

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  126. Love the look of this watercoloring technique!!1 About an hour ago I received my WPlus9 Hibiscus Bouquet stamp...can't wait to give this a try!!!! Thanks so much for sharing how you accomplished this creative look!!!
    Paper Hugs,
    Jan

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  127. Such an amazing card - that stamp is gorgeous. I am planning to participate in the coloring challenge - it will be a great way to start summer vacation and have some daily relaxing!

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  128. Beautiful card! I love the way you balanced the flowers. I am afraid I have not done a coloring challenge and am not currently doing this one (I just discovered it), but I am coloring every day right now. I am working on cards for a nursing home so my daughter and I are doing a lot of coloring.

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  129. I may "informally" join in...but I've missed the first few days. Thanks and God Bless! ILuvTheEucharist @ aol dot com

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  130. I have never seen this style of watercoloring and it is beautiful AND something I think I might be able to do. I’ve always been afraid of watercoloring - the blending, the light source, the shadows. It’s a lot. This style seems to ignore some of that and layer on beautiful colors. I may turn into the little engine that could!

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  131. SQUEAL!! BEAUTIFUL Cards!! I LOVE the Images and the loose Water Coloring!! I have joined every challenge!! I ENJOY ALL of the AMAZING Inspiration shared!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  132. Fabulous and amazing indeed! Using Distress inks to watercolor is my favorite method of coloring. I love the blending and nuance between darks and lights you were able to achieve with the inks.

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  133. What an interesting way to watercolor, and you make it look so easy.
    This is my first time to participate.

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  134. I have participated in the previous coloring challenges. This one is happening while I am dealing with a death in the family. I know it would help me to "escape" & color, I just am not able to do so right now, it's as if I am "limbo", unable to do anything really.
    But your card is beautiful! And I find myself just looking through various blogs for so respite from my current situation.

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  135. Beautiful card! Gorgeous colors!!! You make that look so easy!

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  136. OH my goodness, this hibiscus card is enchanting!! I'm literally mesmerized! Such bold, vivid color. Yes, I am doing all 30 days, barring all emergencies :} Last year, hurricane Irma came barreling towards South Florida midway and we packed up and evacuated

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  137. I typically participate, but don't frequently share. For me, I'd rather use the time to create than to edit photos, upload, etc. I have a few images prestamped for this month to save me making up any excuses about not having time or it taking too much effort :-)

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  138. Gorgeous card, this is my first time doing the 30 day challenge. I hope I can keep up.
    Dolores

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  139. I like the open values in the flowers that allows you to shade and shadow at your own discretion. Your flowers are beautiful as is your card.

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  140. I don't know if this card is more amazing or more fabulous. Lovely technique and colouring!

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  141. This is gonna be my new favorite way to paint....for real....i adore the way it turned out and the technique is right up my alley. I dont think watercolor is in my wheelhouse to be honest. I love the look of it, but can't get mine to look right like ever. I have done a couple 30 day coloring challenges and plan on taking part in this one as well. Thabks for some great inspiration!! Big Hugs!!!

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  142. This is my first challenge! I'm a teacher and it started my first day off! Woohoo!

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  143. Wow! Beautiful cards! I love this technique and can't wait to give it a try. Watercoloring is so difficult for me, but you gave some great tips that I think are going to help me a lot. This will be the first color challenge for me, and I'm focusing on using markers. I currently only use colored pencils. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  144. I have joined one other in the past, but didn't manage to finish the 30 days. I am determined this time to color on each of the 30 days. Love the card!

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  145. Beautiful! Thanks for your inspiration and for this video.

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  146. We just got back from a family Hawaiian vacation so this card really appeals to me. The beautiful flowers are so colorful! I haven't joined the coloring challenge yet but I try to color at least once a week.

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  147. Beautiful card! I love the way FABULOUS is emphasised by it being on multiple lines. I took part in the last challenge, the first time I'd heard about it.

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  148. This is gorgeous! I really like this stamp set!

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  149. Love your card. I have never done a color challenge. I will be participating by know I will not be able to do it every day.

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  150. Thank you for the tutorial. You made the water coloring look so easy. Love the bold contrast of the sentiment with the softness of the floral images.

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  151. This is my second challenge and i know its helped me improve and relax. I love your cards and can't wait to get the hibiscus bouquet when it arrives in australia. Tfs xxx

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  152. Hi there. I have joined in a number of the 30 day coloring challenges and was so blessed to be able to go to the one day event in savage, md in november. I have to say they were life changing events. I never knew there were so many other women that love card making and beauty and art as much as I do. I love Kathy and love all the things that you all do to help keep our community of kind, talented women together. I took the OCC watercoloring class that you taught, but because of illness, i had to stop in the middle. I am hoping to go back and finish the class this month. Thank you so much. Hugs, treen

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  153. I LOVE these cards! And thank you so much for the detailed explanation of your process in your video - I'm so inspired! This is my third challenge, and I'm raring to go!

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  154. I love love love the looseness of this style. I've watched others do it & just can't seem to exercise enough restraint that I don't end up trying to paint the entire image. I definitely will try again & will try not to stress out over it. Thanks for sharing!

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  155. I just love what you created--stunning. I have always been intimidated by coloring but recently purchased some Copics and am starting to enjoy coloring. I need to continue to practice to get better at it but will eventually get there.

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  156. Your coloring and tutorials are always so amazing. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  157. I love watching you color and your cards turned out gorgeous! I have never participated in the coloring challenges in the past but I really want to get better at water coloring so have decided to do some watercoloring every day this month in hopes of increasing my skills. I’m excited to see if there is any difference between June 1 and June 30!! Thanks for encouraging me to participate!

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  158. Beautiful work, I've not seen your work before on my short journey into craft but will be watching for mote. You have such a great talent and it shows in this set of cards. Stunning images that you've coloured so beautifully. Thank you for all your advice and encouragement to try. This is my first try at this challenge, I just watched last year's lol x

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  159. Beautiful cards. I love watching you paint, you always make it look easy. I have never participated in the challenges, but I sure do love watching all of the tutorials. Thanks for sharing.

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  160. Dawn your cards are "FABULOUS" and so is you water colouring!
    I am totally joining in on this challenge and I have never missed one yet! They are so much fun and gives us a 'licence' to have some ME TIME!

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  161. Wow, what a gorgeous card! Love the coloring. I am totally jouning this challenge. It’s fun & inspiring to see everyone’s projects.

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  162. All 3 cards are so pretty and colorful. I haven't joined any of the challenges yet and am not able to do this one either but I sure enjoy watching everyone else. Maybe next time. Thanks for sharing.

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  163. Fab card...love all your stamps...thanks for sharing this card!!

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  164. Absolutely beautiful watercoloring! Love this coloring challenge—my 6th, I think, to participate in!

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  165. Love your creative endeavors. . . always so beautiful what you create. I also just love love your videos. You're a great instructor! I sure hope to participate in this challenge. I usually hit a few days. Summertime is hard for me. Lots of fun things to do outside . . .bike, garden, paddleboard and so on!!

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  166. Dawn, love your card and technique. You always make watercoloring so easy. Love the stamps as well.

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  167. Definitely joining in! :)
    So inspiring following the coloring challenge. Thanks so much for sharing such a gorgeous card!

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  168. Such a beautiful card. Yes, I will be participating in the challenge. Not sure I can get time in everyday, but I will try. Its funny though, at the end of the day, I always go to bed wishing I had more time to color. It really is a relaxing thing to do :) Thanks for supporting this hop and including a give away as well. Very generous of you!

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  169. Lovely coloring! I love the layers and how pretty it looks. What a different look from the previous card, where the hibiscus flowers were solid colored! Gorgeous flowers! I have already colored couple of images. :)

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  170. Thank you for that video. This is why I love the 30day challenge. I get to see techniques like this, that I have not seen before. I love watercolor, but have struggled to make things look realistic. This illustrator technique is something I could definitely do, and it came out beautifully.

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  171. What a good teacher you are, Dawn!

    I did a little bit of the color challenge a couple of years ago, but I have to admit I'm not very diligent! Still, I love to see what everyone else is doing.

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  172. Wow your cards are beautiful. I always look forward to and enjoy the coloring challenge.

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  173. Your card is absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  174. I love coloring and try to participate in the 30-day coloring challenge; however, some days it's just not possible for me. On those days I try to watch you and some of the other true artists who inspire me to get back in my craft room. Your card is beautiful, and the Hibiscus Bouquet stamp is gorgeous.

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  175. I participate most times. Last time I did every single day! Hope to do the same again!

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  176. I am going to participate. I saw that
    every time and then don't - but this time
    I have some small projects that I enjoy
    coloring and I'll work on them.
    Love the fabulous flowers.
    thanks for sharing
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  177. Gorgeous cards! I think my favorite tho is the all over pattern one with vellum on top! Thank you for the great inspiration!

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  178. Gorgeous card. You are an awesome artist. This technique looks doable as a start to learning watercoloring. Thank you.

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  179. Gorgeous card and so beautifully colored! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  180. I like this illustated style, this is something I want to try.
    I've followed all of Kathy's Challenges and have participated in a few - I'm participating in this one also. :-)

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  181. I love this image - and your coloring of it is beautiful! I've watched from the sidelines for the past few coloring challenges but this time I'm actually participating!

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  182. oh I love the colors. what a beautiful stamp. great blog hop..

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  183. Great video!! I found super helpful and I love the artistic look of all 3 cards. These stamps you used are so fun and scream summer! Thanks for sharing!

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  184. Lovely cards and I especially like you idea of putting the sentiment on vellum on top of the beautifully colored background! I'm going to try to color more b/c I was interested to read about the calming effects coloring has--life is a bit more out of control for me lately, so anything calm would be great! :)

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  185. Oh my Dawn, this stamp is to die for, what a great image to colour. Love how you colour them and you make watercolouring seem so easy. Thanks for your part in the challenge and the great giveaway for the hop, it’s such fun to do the 30 Day Coloring Challenge again!

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  186. Hi Dawn, What a Stunning card, Love Love the stamp and I adore the colors, your coloring is amazing. I am so glad you all were part of Kathy's Celebration. Thanks and have a great weekend.

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  187. Gorgeous card and coloring, oh my! I love this image and your water coloring is superb! I love Kathy's challenges, helps me relax and be creative, so many health benefits to coloring and it's so fun!

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  188. I've joined to the challenge and I hope I can make it till the end. Love your inspiration, thank you so much!

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  189. What a stunning card! I can't wait to watch the video!

    I have participated in almost all of the coloring challenges and I'm playing along this time too!!

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  190. I am totally joining. This will be my first time and I am getting my two kids at home to join in.

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  191. I haven't joined in to any of the challenges before, but I'm planning to, this time. I've been inspired by all of the different ways of coloring, as well as the beauty along the hop.

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  192. that is absolutely gorgeous!! hibiscus are some of my favorite flowers.

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  193. YES, I plan to participate this time around!!
    Love your cards :o)

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  194. Your cards are great, thanks for the inspiration! I enjoy these colouring challenges, but I don’t participate every day. That’s the best thing, there’s no pressure.

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  195. How cool is this technique! Of course I'm joining the challenge and, for sure, I will try this technique because I love how it looks!

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  196. I haven't done one of Kathy's coloring challenge yet, but it looks super fun!

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