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Watercoloring at lunch πŸ’• #thedailymarker30day

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My watercoloring in the past week for #thedailymarker30day πŸ’•

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Completed more of the page I was working on in my #romanticcountry coloring book by Eriy for #thedailymarker30day πŸŒΊπŸ’•

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They're looking like music notes πŸ˜‚πŸ’™first week of @thehappyevercrafter's #showmeyourdrills basics challenge completed in both large and small brush pens πŸ™ŒπŸ»πŸ’•

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Some more watercoloring for #thedailymarker30day. I've already not colored every day since the start of the challenge but that's ok! Between calligraphy practice and this, I have plenty of creative things going on. So proud of @sazacakes and @katie.252 for coloring along too! πŸ’•I snuck a glimpse of their lovely work at the end of my multi-post. πŸ˜πŸ’•

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Working on my brush calligraphy basics with Becca @thehappyevercrafter for #ShowMeYourDrills Basics Challenge. I can honestly already see an improvement since I started those strokes in the mini challenge. Yay!

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Day 4 of #thedailymarker30day and Colored more of the image from yesterday in my romantic country coloring book by Eriy. πŸŒΊπŸ’•

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Day 3 of #thedailymarker30day and I went back to my romantic country coloring book by Eriy using my prismacolor colored pencils. Kept it simple and did a few flowers on a chapter page. πŸŒΊπŸ’•

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Day 7: Diligently practiced my descending loops with some new pens and I love them! They feel very comfortable to write with. Thanks for the recommendations, Becca! Finishing up the brush stroke calligraphy mini challenge for #showmeyourdrills with @letteringleague and @thehappyevercrafter.

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Day 6: Worked on my ascending loops which covered my brush stroke practice doing #showmeyourdrills mini challenge with @letteringleague and @thehappyevercrafter AND added some little flowers to cover my coloring for Day 2 of #thedailymarker30day! πŸŒΊπŸ’•

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Day 5: Happy Friday! Ovals ovals everywhere πŸŒ€πŸŒ€πŸŒ€ #showmeyourdrills mini brush calligraphy lettering challenge with @thehappyevercrafter @letteringleague

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Day 1 of #thedailymarker30day round 8! Just messing around with watercoloring today. Referred to the watercolor class ideas from @stephaniefehrenbach and @thehappyevercrafter a few weeks ago. You may see more of this type of thing because I'd really love to get better at these!

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Day 4: Compound curve not super successful 😫but I will not be discouraged! (Attempting to convince myself of this anyway πŸ˜‚) I have 3 more days of learning brush strokes with this mini challenge. I also feel like I'm writing my diary on a deserted island... "dear diary, day 4 of being stranded after the shipwreck. Water and food are scarce. But I have my tombow markers and my calligraphy practice sheets. I have nothing else to do but practice brush strokes. Hope help arrives soon...." πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚#showmeyourdrills @letteringleague @thehappyevercrafter

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Day 3: blargh! This stroke is super hard for me. πŸ˜₯ for some reason the overturn stroke was a piece of cake but the underturn stroke was making me bonkers. *breathe* I'll get it someday! Mini challenge brush stroke lessons with @thehappyevercrafter @letteringleague #showmeyourdrills

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Day 2: Cracking into my @tombowusa #dualbrushpens to practice my brush strokes with @letteringleague and @thehappyevercrafter #showmeyourdrills
I feel petty comfortable with these pens! So I do have hope for reasonably decent brush calligraphy skills in the future! πŸ™ŒπŸ»

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Day 1: Practicing basic brush calligraphy strokes with @letteringleague & @thehappyevercrafter #showmeyourdrills

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Cute little row of cottages. Guess I need to work on my hills... that one looks too round. Hahaha! #aistamps

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Yes, I have already painted something with this house... but I like it so much! Don't worry. I have 3 more houses I can color πŸ˜πŸ’• Inspired by the lovely @dotjiris to fill more space with landscape. Random pond in front of the house? Sure! Why not! Or it could be a sign of ground water / flooding problems?? 😳 #aistamps @artimpressions

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15 min lunch time coloring. Didn't bring any main images (buildings, containers, etc). I only had plants and flowers. But it was still fun to make πŸ˜πŸ’• #aistamps @artimpressions

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Lunch time coloring with a new set. But don't expect this to be a daily thing. I'm just still coming down from my Expo high πŸ˜‚πŸ’• @watercolorwithkendra also did a demo with this stamp (yes, I watched her paint 4 different images) and was inspired yet again. My first AI watercolor sets were just pots and containers. I've graduated on to buildings πŸ˜‚. #artimpressions #aistamps @artimpressions

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Ok last one for today hahaha! Nothing fancy. Just kitty and bird friends hanging out in a wagon surrounded by flowers. πŸ’• Kendra made a demo painting for an expo attendee of a wagon with a cat in it. Too adorable not to try. Someday, I'll make pictures with more animals in it... as many as possible. πŸ˜‚πŸ’• @artimpressions #aistamps #artimpressions @watercolorwithkendra

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More new @artimpressions stamps to play with! After seeing @watercolorwithkendra make a hobbit hole with the wooden door stamp set (4702) I was sold. Initially I couldn't imagine making a non-winter themed scene with the stamp since it has snow designed into the stamp. But I'm telling you, Kendra is super inspiring and this just proves that the watercolor sets are so flexible. And mix and matching the sets is so fun!
Here's my take on a Hobbit hole entry way. I probably went a tiny bit overboard (or is there such a thing??) with all of the plants but #hobbiton is all homes in huge green fields so I suppose it makes sense. Has anyone seen the hobbit hole house that someone made for their cats? It's pretty much amazingness wrapped up in cuteness. Did hobbits own cats? Are there hobbit-sized cats? πŸ€” #hobbithole #lotr #aistamps #artimpressions

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It took some time to modify this to be a #tardis but it was so worth it :) #doctorwho #whovian #artimpressions #aistamps Thanks @watercolorwithkendra for the inspiration!

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More #artimpressions watercolor. πŸ’•#aistamps

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Inspired after attending #scrapbookexpo2017 and spending time (pretty much the whole time) at the @artimpressions booth with @watercolorwithkendra and making some new friends. @craftandsensibility @colleen7us #artimpressions #artimpressionswatercolor #aistamps

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Couldn't resist a couple of the latest watercolor stamp sets from #artimpressions. The bunnies are ridiculously cute 🐰 πŸ’•πŸ’• (check the additional pictures in this post to see how cute they are πŸ˜πŸ’•)

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Happy belated birthday to sweet Gio! I actually worked on this yesterday so I'm counting it for day 29 of #thedailymarker30day!
I stamped up some of my #altenew vintage roses and they're so beautiful especially with the coordinated ink sets! #happybday2gio
Who has this set? I find it hard to align the stamps properly and die cut them properly as well. Any advice or thoughts?

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[ Day 27/28 of #thedailymarker30day ]
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πŸ™‹πŸ»it's quarter end / year end week and I feel like a zombie.
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✏️ My preferred coloring medium for this post were my #prismacolor colored pencils in my #romanticcountry coloring book and most futzing with the postcard of multnomah falls. I colored the sky. I'm still hesitant to go heavy handed. Soooo for now, this is how it is πŸ˜‚
_ β˜€οΈ I need some pick-me-up music.... any suggestions? I had weird al yankovic in my head today πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ tacooooo graaaaandeeee πŸ˜‚πŸ’•

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[ Day 26 of #thedailymarker30day ]
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πŸ™‹πŸ»Heeeey... where did my weekend go? I actually had a slight panic attack today as normally I run sales reports for my company on the weekend when it's quarter end. But it's not until next week. Phew!
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✏️ My preferred coloring medium for this post was my #artimpressions watercolor stamps with #marvy Le Plume II markers. I hadn't used this wheelbarrow base stamp yet so it was about time to try it out. I now see that the wheel barrow looks like it might tip over. πŸ€” I should look at examples using it because I feel like it's also challenging to pick the right sized plants to suit the pots. I guess they're shrubs πŸ˜‚πŸ’• "bring me a shrubbery!!" πŸ˜‚
_ β˜€οΈ Feel free to continue quoting from
Monty python holy grail in the comments. πŸ˜‚ That movie is hilarious. πŸ˜‚πŸ’•

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[ Day 24/25 of #thedailymarker30day ]
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πŸ™‹πŸ»What's up, homies?! It's Caturday! I went to Costco today to pick up Mini's needles. It was craziness! Where do all those people come from!? I also stopped by Michael's since I had a coupon and Strathmore paper was on sale.
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✏️ My preferred coloring medium for this post was my #artimpressions watercolor stamps with #marvy Le Plume II markers. Quite happy with these two images. The cat stamps are so adorable. πŸ˜πŸ’• #meowmini #meowjulius
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