30 Day Coloring Challenge- Simon Says Stamp & Spectrum Noir

Hiya lovelies, it feels like I have not blogged in ages !
We are having some work done on the house so crafting has taken a back seat for a little while. We still have some stuff to do....including setting up my new craft desk, but we are getting back to some sort of normal...well as normal as we get here !
 I do hope you are all well :) thanks for sticking with me ! 

It is time for the brilliant 30 Day Coloring Challenge again. 
For those that don't know, the challenge is something the wonderful Kathy over at The Daily Marker
The aim is to color something everyday, no matter how small...it can be for 5 mins, but just take a little bit of relaxing timeout with whatever colouring medium you choose. 
There is giveways throughout the challenge, plus it is a great way to interact with other crafters and in general it is really fun. 
For a full run down on it then click the image below and it will take you to the challenge question page.

I wanted to create a card using some Simon Says Stamp goodies (full list and links are below)
I decided to create a summery card, I also wanted  the image to be the main focal point. 
I created a simple background using some distress inks and added some water splashes.
I then took some Island Blue cardstock along with the co-ordinating ink and stamped some of the accent stamps across it, picking out some details with a white gel pen.

I coloured the image with my Spectrum Noir markers, but i will be honest i really didn't like how i coloured the rubber ring, so i decided to add some white banding to it, and i am really glad i did.

I didn't want a black sentiment so decided to stamp it in Simon Says Stamp Cobblestone ink, which is a warm greyish colour and is a great alternative to black, I also used the white gel pen to make this pop a bit. 
I mounted both the image and background with some foam to give some dimension and then adhered it all together to create the card. 
I hope you like the card and have an amazing day and will join in with the challenge. 

Happy Crafting 



  1. Gorgeous card Tracy, I love that image & how you did the background :o)

  2. ahhhh look at him he is cute and a gorgeous card Tracy
    Gr Karin

  3. Sweet! Beuatiful colouring. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  4. 30 days of colouring...that's a major challenge! I see you have made a great start with this cute image and I do like the white bands on the ring!
    Hope things settle back to 'normality' soon for you :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

  5. This is just brilliant Tracey! I love the cool little dude in his flippers!
    You've created a wonderful background too!
    Dawn xx


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