Monday, July 11, 2016

Kathy's 30 Day Colouring Challenge Blog Hop


Hello, crafty friends! If you haven't already heard about Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Colouring Challenge, now's the time to jump in and play along! This is her fifth year hosting this super fun challenge and we're already on Day 7. Just for fun, Kathy gathered her nearest and dearest Hero Arts friends and artists, plus a bunch of Hero Hostesses for today's blog hop! If you've already started the hop, you should've arrived from Sarah Moerman's blog.


I created this card by partially inking the Tiny Star Background with VersaMark ink and heat embossing with Hero Arts white embossing powder. I added colour to the starry areas using Festive Berries, Squeezed Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers distress inks.


Next, I coloured the heat embossed stars from Joy to the World and die cut them using the coordinating dies. I loved being able to use the stars on a non-holiday card.


I stamped the sentiment and postmark seal from Acts of Kindness. For the main sentiment, I used Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink and embossed it with ultra fine clear embossing powder. For the postmark seal, I used Versafine Smokey Gray pigment ink and embossed it with ultra fine clear embossing powder.


Finally, I attached the stars with foam tape and embellished with sequins from the Ocean Waves sequin mix. The colours work perfectly with the watercolours.


Hero Arts is generously giving away TWO $25 shopping sprees! All you have to do is leave a comment at every stop for your chance to win. Happy hopping!



Now it's time to head over Kathy's blog for the last stop of the hop. Thanks so much for hopping with us!

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195 comments:

Kathy said...

Yay Emily!!!! Yay I am so glad you made it and I am in love with your card. It's like a collage of beautiful elements and I love the way you have the color on the top and bottom...sooo inspiring. Thanks for doing the hop today it means so much to me. Hugs, Kathy xxo

judy said...

Lovely soft colors and I love the partial inking!

diana said...

Lovely card and colours! :)

Scrapthat said...

Very pretty Emily! (you always do gorgeous work though so that is not a big surprise!) TFS!! :D

Nancy said...

Love your soft and elegant design!

Lin said...

Fantastic design, Emily - love your varied mix of stamps! So happy to have had this chance at a little HA reunion with you!

Teresa Doyle said...

Oh my goodness Emily, this is beautiful! The soft colors are just stunning and I love the little stars! You ladies are SO incredibly talented!

Purple Princess said...

Beautiful!!

Barb said...

Love the soft colors, Emily! Beautiful card!

Linda Hyden said...

Whimsical, light and airy, this card is like a fairy sprinkled a lovely little dust of color and light, just love it; thanks for sharing.

Debra Rumpza said...

Beautiful delicate card! I love your colors and how dreamy it looks!

Lori Ingraham said...

Such a soft beautiful card.

sideoats + scribbles said...

This is just gorgeous, Emily!!! LOVE. So fun to hop with you! xo

cjs said...

Nice, pretty card!

CraftyPaws said...

So soft and pretty and with just the right amount of texture and dimension too! tfs and inspiring! Hugs, Kristina

Dot Freel said...

Your card is just beautiful. One of my most favorites from the blog today.

Cyndi Morris said...

Very elegant card. I love the sentiment.

Dee Earnshaw said...

Beautiful card. >oe the embossing and the delicate colors you used:)

Sharon Salerno said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous color combo. Anyone receiving this card would feel very special.

Vesna said...

Love how you used embossing on this card! So beautiful! :)

Lynn Hardy said...

Very pretty!

Robin R said...

I love your card!! The colors are so pretty. I love the way you used the background stamp on only parts of the card and your water coloring is lovely. I am definitely going to try that.

Teresa said...

Nice soft pastel colors.

Becky said...

Such a soft, elegant card. The colors are very pretty, light and airy. I love the design. Thanks for sharing.

Mary Holshouser said...

Beautiful.
Love how the coloring is done on
the ends of the card. The colors
blend together so well.
The stars are wonderful and blend
in with the color behind them.
Great card.
thanks for sharing.

greggers said...

Love your card. The embossed stars and the soft colors are perfect. TFS

Melynn Long said...

Beautiful soft colors and love the stars! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie B said...

Beautiful card! Love the soft colors! Love how everything ties together so beautifully! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing!

Cindy said...

Adorable card!

Joyce Casaldi said...

What a peaceful looking card, just beautiful!

Judy said...

I love the pretty soft colors you used for your card. Thanks for sharing with us.

Melissa Friedrich said...

Beautiful card, love the soft and pretty colors and the mix of stamp sets and using part of a background stamp. So clever!

Colleen Howell said...

Love the light colors choosen

Late Blooming said...

Love the little stars background. Thanks.

Melody W. said...

OMG ! This is so PRETTY ! I lOVE the watercolor look and the colors you chose. It's so dreamy !

Trina P. said...

Love the subtle colors and how you applied it to just the corners of the white embossed star background. Really pretty and CAS. I love CAS.

V Hamen said...

I love the starry background and the combination of distress inks. Thanks so much. And thank you Kathy for this lovely blog hop. I've enjoyed every minute.

vicenta ghylin said...

Great card. Love the soft colors and the star background. Thank you for sharing and being part of this giveaway

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Fabulous card, Emily! I just love the effect of the tiny stars with your beautiful coloring! The bigger stars add the perfect touch!! It was fun hopping with you today!

Abby said...

The little details have a big impact!

Virginia Lu said...

What an ARTISTIC take on the water-coloring! I love the soft colored look! Masterfully done, Emily! So happy that you are able to take part in this hop! Sending warm hugs!

cghundley said...

Love the embossing
and all the lovely
colors! Cute design.
Carla from Utah

bonami2b said...

Love the softness you achieved with your colors.

scrAPpamondo said...

Delightful soft and delicate card, love your colouring!

Agata Dagmara Pfister said...

What a great, soft and simply beautiful card! Love the colours and texture!

Cindy C. said...

Beautiful design and watercolors!!

Michelle Williams said...

I could definitely imagine those colors for a lot of different cards! Beautiful!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Well - just blow me away! I just LOVE this card. So fresh, artsy and fun.

Oliev said...

Gorgeous card!

Carol Perry said...

Simply gorgeous Emily. Love the watercolor effect with those pretty stars. TFS.

Marcie Lovett said...

I love coloring with distress inks! They give a beautiful wash of color.

Kathy Thisted said...

love the soft look and feel of your card. Makes me want to play with my waterolors. thanks

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Gorgeous card..love the embossing and soft colors..

Ria Montefalcon said...

I love your background coloring, the stamping and the stars, everything about your card. Amazing as always

Elaine said...

Lovely soft colors....like it very much.

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Gorgeous card. Love all the little stars and the soft, pretty colors!

Brithzi said...

Beautiful card. The colors give a sense of peacefulness, sereneness.

Casie Williams said...

Love your stars!

rachelvass1982 said...

Pretty card, soft lovely colours.

Susan Mcloughlin said...

Beautiful. Love the ink and lettering. I will check them out. Thank you.

Charlotte Williams said...

Love the soft feel of this card!

Brenda in IN said...

This is the most beautiful card. I love the embossed stars and the sweet colors you added.

Kristie Maynard said...

I'm a sucker for anything with watercoloring on it and this is just beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Dianne Plummer said...

Beautiful and very unique. I love the simplicity of water coloring.

Sue Smith said...

Emily, your card is stunning. I love the softness of the colors and the stars at the bottom are such a super touch. :)

Heather Doran said...

LOVE, love, love your card, Emily! Such a wonderful soft dreamy background and I love your design and all the special touches! It has been great fun hopping along with you today:)

Satori said...

Gentle, soft, airy card and sentiment!

Irene Grau said...

Lovely card. I always find your cards and designs inspirational. Thank you!!

Karen said...

Lovely, lovely card

mycraftysmell said...

Pretty pretty card! Melanie x

Susie Sonnier said...

So pretty! I have many Hero Arts products and love that they support Charities.

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness! This is a stunning card. Love the softness and the lovely design.

sheron Egolf said...

I love the soft pastel colors! Such a pretty card,thank you for sharing your talent.

Terri said...

This card is so ethereal. It not only reminds me of being at the ocean, it also reminds me of being up in the clouds. It's just gorgeous!

Ruth Spencer said...

So retry!

Colorado Crafter said...

Pretty card!!! Pretty coloring!!!

Jean Bullock said...

How pretty! Love the extra dimension you achieved with the stars. Well done.

Bobbie Lathrop said...

Love this card, I never have luck trying to get a faint background, I don't know when to stop lol. I am learning so much from Kathy and all of you wonderful ladies thanks for doing this.

Taniesa Vlasak said...

Such a dreamy feel to your beautiful card! Thank you for sharing!

ElaineBC said...

Beautiful card, it is so soothing with the pastel colours.

Nana Griffin said...

A nice soft background. Love it.

KT Fit Kitty said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love these colours together!

Carol H. said...

Wow, that tiny star background is so pretty! So is your watercoloring with the Distress Inks! Beautiful card!!!

Fe Orot Mejia said...

Wow I like the soft colors. Awesome card.

Donna said...

Love your card design, so soft and pretty!

Jennifer Petty said...

Like the colors you used to do your fun background. Love how you did it. So cute.

Teri Ann said...

I sssoooo love this card!

Parker said...

An almost ethereal feel and look to your wonderful project. Great for sparking my imagination. Thanks.

Linda S. said...

Subtle and beautiful!

stamptopy said...

Wow!!! How beautiful and whimsical is this card!!! You have done a great job! So inspiring!!!
Eva

Bunny said...

I love the little stars. They are so pretty as is your card.

Allison Ehresman Grussenmeyer said...

I like the water color over the white stars

BunnyD said...

What a gorgeous card! Such a fabulous modern design. It's so unique and I love it!

Candy said...

I too like that you have used the stars for a card that is not seasonal.
Grate idea.

bzyPTmom said...

Beautiful card--I love the soft pastel colors! Thanks for sharing!

Cindi (aka iring) said...

I love those tiny stars with the little bit bigger ones. Pretty colors and layout!

NanW said...

Love the beautiful soft colors on the background with all those stars.

Barbara said...

I love the texture and the lovely colors.

Nancy Richards said...

I LOVE your "controlled randomness"! Everything is loose and fluid with that crisp black sentiment - wonderful! Thank you for the inspiration.

Carolee McCaslin said...

LOVE your pretty card!!!

Katie Ramos said...

Very pretty!

Janis said...

Love the pastels on this magical card! So pretty!
<3 J

jwoolbright at gmail dot com
HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful!!!

Shona Austin said...

What beautiful pastels and stars. Enjoyed your card. Thanks

Megan said...

Love the subtle embossed stars!

SHartl said...

I love the soft water coloring and those cute stars on your card! So simple and sweet

Jeri said...

Super pretty card. I love the softness of it!

Denise Fonda said...

Love the soft pastelly colors in this card. Very pretty!

Lucy said...

What a pretty summer pastel card!
Those stars add the perfect dimension.

Rufus said...

Lovin' your card, the layout, stamps and esp the soft watercolors. Very pretty and love the stars!

Kathy Mc said...

Emily, your soft and subtle stars at the top and bottom of your background are fabulous. You finished it off beautifully, and it's so trendy. Can never go wrong with stars!

Karenladd said...

I just love the teeny sweet little stars and soft colors! Such a beautiful and unique card design.

Jan B said...

Pretty, soft creation Emily.

Patt H. said...

Such a pretty card! I love your awesome colors & great design!

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

Lovely card. I like the tiny embossed stars and that the colors are split.

Janelle said...

You are so creative! This is inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

Karen @ Misplaced Mojo said...

So soft and beautiful! Would make a great baby card too with a different sentiment. So pretty!

Kari Mayo said...

I love the watercolor and stars-beautiful!!

BeverlyBL said...

So sweet. I love your tiny star background. Beautiful.

pcm said...

so soft and pretty!

Glorie said...

Lovely card. I might try the partial inking with my HA BG stamps.

Teri Smith said...

Soff dreamy looking card. Well done!

Ann K said...

Love the design and the softness of the colors - lovely card.

Barb said...

I adore this card, Emily! The design is beautiful and love the soft colors!

Heather DePasquale said...

What a fun card. Love how you added the embellishments and even used the stamps as part of that. Thanks!

mandalj said...

Such a pretty card! Love the stars against the soft pink, yellow, green and blue.

Julie Wexler said...

I hope u make use of this card- it certainly will brighten someone's day! Beautiful soft touches with the background and stunning color combination

Happy Paper Ink said...

Wow! I adore this card. Love the soft Color palette!

Sandy said...

I love how the background is so soft, and the stars are more vibrant shades of the same color. Beautiful!

Carol said...

I love the soft, ethereal feel of your card, Emily. Beautiful choice of colours and I just love the use of the stars on this card!

Lysa said...

GORGEOUS! Love the design layout and the soft splashes of color on your card!

Jayne said...

Love your card and how you've used stars from a holiday set. Thank you for sharing. Happy day and colouring.

pelArgoNNiA said...

Stunning! I love everything about your card.

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Such amazing card! Really beautiful!!! <3

Sandi said...

Love these soft and pretty colors. This blog hop is very inspiring.

Rushd Lady said...

So wonderful to be able to use stamps for different occasions, isn't it? You are so creative to be able to pull one out of your hat that way! =0)

TracyM #6773 said...

DELIGHTFUL card Emily!!!
WOW - your DELICATE colours and star-filled design are SO BEAUTIFUL, LOVE IT and the sweet sentiment too!!!
THANK YOU for sharing :)

Rose said...

Very pretty card. I like the soft colors.

Helen Gullett said...

WOW.... this is one beautiful and gorgeous card, Emily. The coloring and embossing are fabulous!

Debbie Anemaet said...

I love your card, Emily. Great coloring. Thanks so much for sharing with us AND for participating in this great hop and challenge and giveaway.

Amante del Papel said...

I love, love, love, love your card, I love how you coloring!

Janet said...

Great job! Love this card!

Love Hero Arts! Really having fun with the color layering stamp sets !

~God bless

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love, love, love this Em! Gorgeous card! It's been fun hopping with you again! :)

Stéphanie Steph Made It For You said...

I really love the pastel colours and the layout as well as the tiny stars :)

Kathy H said...

Very pretty Emily! I wish I could see this one in person.

Jenniferk said...

Beautiful card, I love all the soft colours with the tiny stars shinning through.

Joan said...

Love this soft looking card - so lovely. Nice bit of kindness on this card, too. Thank you.

Happy Grandma said...

So many techniques tied together with calming colors...love this card!

Liz Gessner McAllister said...

Beautiful soft colors!

Sherry said...

I think the tiny star background with the dry embossing then the wet embossing filled by the light inking gives your card a beautiful effect that definitely deserves a try. It could be used with many different tiny/small pattern embossing folders for a simile effect. The whole card shows one how easily beautifully "seasonally" stamps can be used any time of the year with wonderful results! Love the colors, textures, and techniques used on your card!!!

Dena Schaufele said...

well done!

Maureen Chandler said...

Your card is so pretty - I love everything about it! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

M R Leech said...

One of my favorite Hero Arts sentiments!!

Kiwi said...

I love this soft,pretty card you've made Emily,just beautiful,tfs!AnnB

Immi said...

Love the teeny stars and soft colors.

Deeps said...

Love the distress ink coloring. Very nice.

eliza said...

I love the tiny embossed starts! What a great touch of subtle texture and a nice "doodle" look.

Sue D said...

So sweet. I like the soft colors and embossing.

ldiggs said...

I love the design, and how you blended the elements together to create such a pretty soft effect! When you look closely there is a lot going on, but it doesn't look busy at all! Great job!

John K said...

I really liked the 3D pop up on your work- thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

kiram said...

Glad to stumble on your blog.

Denise Gutshall said...

What a stunning card! And so unexpected -- I really appreciate the originality! The soft colors are wonderful and I just love the stars!

TheresaH said...

Beautiful card.

cheiron said...

Gorgeous as always Em! I love the colors and the way you incorporated the stars from the Christmas set...so clever. So fun to hop along with you! Hugs :)

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so pretty! I love the soft watercoloring on the borders and the embossed stars, so pretty!

Deborah R said...

So soft and so sweet. Love the colors.

Lucy Schmidt said...

This is proof positive that letting the colors dry before adding too many layers is a good choice. I love the softness of the colors and the subtle stars in the background. The hint of bit brighter colors on the other elements makes everything work beautifully. I like all the white space in the center, too.

Lisa Lara said...

Truly magical Emily!

Laura Joyce said...

Your design made my heart happy...

Gail Plaskiewicz said...

Kathy is right, I love how you did the top and the bottom with color but not the whole card! Wow, that is something new for me! It looks like the post office post marked your card! LOL I love how that looks and how you used the stars from another set on this card. I don't always think to do that and I should. I have some star stencils from Dover that I have to start using.
I am so blown away by how clever and creative everyone was on the hop. My broken foot is so tired from all the hopping its done but I would have been so bummed if I couldn't see all the beautiful cards everyone has done. Now I just have to get as creative as you guys! I've posted some of my art work and cards on Kathy's blog if you want to have a look see. Thanks for letting me see yours!

Linda M said...

Very pretty! Love the soft colors.

beru said...

OMG I love the design and the pastel tone background... Looks fantastic... Thanks for you inspiration... Hugs Ute

Thalia said...

Very pretty card!

Jennifer said...

Love it

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic card Emily. Love the white embossed images and the soft water coloring. Great arrangement of the stars and stamped elements.

Alaska .Kris said...

Such lovely soft colors!

Amye said...

I love the peaceful feeling this card gives.

Marta said...

I really like how you popped the stars up!

Nora N. said...

This card is amazing!! I LOVE the colors and the soft watercolor!!

Suzanne Pearson said...

It looks so magical and wispy! Very pretty!

Lindsey said...

The background on this card is absolutely gorgeous! So ethereal. The die cut stars are perfect. What a beautiful card.

karenajo said...

Love the soft colors and how you did the star !!! Very pretty !

Linda Rubarski said...

Love all the stars and the colors on your card.

Unknown said...

I love the softness of the colors!

Sherry Butcher said...

Wonderful card, love the colors, the embossing, the stars. Thanks for sharing.

Irene said...

Love the soft colors and the layout of your card!!

Daria said...

I love the soft colors and the gentle feeling of this card. Serene and beautiful. TFS.

Flo said...

Love your card, it is so pretty. I also like that pop of gray with the postmark.

Patty said...

Love the inking on your card, and love all the teeny white embossed stars!!

Carol Snedden said...

like the embossed tiny stars on your card and the soft colors

Larissa Heskett said...

Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Colors and the Design!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Unknown said...

Ooooooo! I love this star card! This would be perfect for so many occasions! Thank you for all your inspiration! I have so enjoyed this hop with so many talented crafters.
Elaine
maxandshoji

Texan Princess said...

It's amazing how such restrained & subtle details can combine to have such impact!

Taunya Butler said...

I am positively STARRY EYED over this beautiful and wonderful card - love all the soft touches it has!! You are GREAT!!

Emily Daniels said...

I love the little stars with the pastels!! So pretty :)