Friday, June 8, 2018

Time Lapse Coloring




Hello my happy stamping friends! If you hit up the Power Poppy Blog, then you know there's a 30 Day Coloring Challenge Fest going on with the Power Poppy crew! We decided to use this day to show you all how we decided to take the coloring challenge! While I have only played along with this challenge behind the scenes and not very well, I promised myself that I would give it a go at least a handful of times during the 30 days. You might say -- well you color several times a month, don't you? Yes. But it will be those times that I said, let's take a little coloring diversion today -- the times that I didn't intend to -- that I will count! ;-)

If you need a little help getting off the ground with this challenge, just click HERE to learn more about  thedailymarker.com's 30 Day Coloring Challenge! It's a fun way to disconnect for a while and if you link up your creations, there are some super fun prizes on the line!

For my creation, I decided to extend my time to one hour and see what happened. I printed off  Power Poppy's Springtime Love Roundel digital stamp (using the no-line version) and just started grabbing Copic markers left and right! And here's what my little image looked like throughout the hour!



As I was coloring, I was going for a super soft look that was light and airy and I *think* that is what I've got so far! The reason why I stopped was the fact that I was honestly stumped as to what color the rest of the flowers might be. I didn't want anything too bold. I didn't want to repeat a color but I wanted these last flowers to compliment what I already had. So... the dilemma! I'll figure it out!

Now, you might say, "You didn't finish!" That's right! And, that's the beauty of the 30 Day Coloring Challenge! You use what time you have. It might only be ten minutes a day. So, over the next day, I'll finish up this little springtime joy and maybe, just maybe, it will be made into a card someday. :-)

Before I move on, I wanted to share another little bunch of fun! Did you see this little promo Marcy is running to try to help kick off some colorful creativity? Check it out sweet peeps!


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And if you do get those fingers inky and color up some beauty -- don't forget to post your images on Instagram (use hashtag #thedailymarker30day in your post) or share a link with us here in the comments. We would love to see what you all create!



The Bloomies .... and some members of the Instant Garden .... are getting in on today's fun! So, be sure to hop on over and see what colorific creations these fine ladies have created... just for you!


Christine Okken
Cindy Lawrence
Julie Koerber
Kathy Jones
Katie Sims
Tosha Leyendekker
Barb Walker
Nancy Sheads
Elizabeth Zaffarano


And don't forget to check out Kathy Racoosin's thedailymarker.com. Every day, Ms. Kathy is sharing some color-infused fun, designed to spark inspiration and help you cultivate that creative side of yours!

Thanks for stopping by and spending a little bit of your day with me! Happy stamping! ;-)

~Julie 

124 comments:

Christy Q said...

Wow! I'm amazed at how much you did in 45 minutes!!! This is just beautiful! I love the colors you chose and the no line effect gives such a soft dreamy and romantic look to your project. Good luck with picking the rest of your colors!

Angeline Choo said...

Your coloring is so beautiful ! Love how soft and blended it looks.

Jane Crisci said...

Julie, this is coming along beautifully!! I can't wait to see the finished art!!

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous! This looks like it will be an amazing piece.

Susie Sonnier said...

So pretty, I can't wait to see the finished piece

gabriella said...

Wow I can’t believe all the colors are so vibrant. I love Power Poppy

Marsha said...

Beautiful so far. I get stumped with what colors to use for flowers too. I know your final project will be lovely - they always are.

The Red Haired Lass said...

It's so lovely and soft, I actually thought it was colored pencil! I hope that we will get to see the finished version. :)

Dee Earnshaw said...

awesome card - love the dimension you added:0

mommyx2 said...

Very Pretty, thus far!! Yes it is good, there is no pressure to finish completely each day for the color challenge!

Teresa Doyle said...

Julie this is looking GOOD! I actually have that gorgeous stamp and I am going to use it before the months end! Just beautiful!

SusanR said...

So beautiful! I love the softer colors.

MarthaG said...

Beautiful coloring and I enjoyed watching your work in progress

Patti H. said...

Love this Digi & what you have already colored. I hope you post the finished project!

Mirella said...

True, the beauty of this challenge is that we don't need to feel obliged to finish anything! :-) That's very encouraging to participate, as I surely wouldn't be able to find enough time to make a card every day... Your colouring looks beautiful, and it was great to see the progress you achieved each 15 mins. Can't wait to see the end result now :-)

Alma Dirpaul said...

I’ll be back to see the finished project.

Abby said...

Love seeing the process steps.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Oh, so pretty .

Holly Jackson said...

Julie, I love the look of the no line coloring! How do you do this with a digi image? Do you just print it in a lower grayscale?

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous design and coloring!

Jennifer said...

Love the time lapse photos - super helpful! Gorgeous

Cynthia Cole said...

Such pretty coloring and love the time lapse sequence stages!

Jackie W said...

Coming along nicely! So pretty.Maybe a pale blue carnation and a pale orange tulip? Whatever you choose it will be lovely.

Mary Reiner said...

I really like how you started coloring this image. It does look very soft almost like you water colored it. I think I'm in love with Power Poppy images. Thank you for sharing!

Henriëtte said...

This Julie is a real spring bouquet! I love the gorgeous colours you use and hope you find more Challenge time to finish this beauty! Thanks for showing.

Veronica Klatt said...

So pretty - nice color choices

Katie Baird said...

This is turning out so lovely! I am right there with you when choosing colors, but so far your choices are impeccable.

marie maksud said...

so beautiful colouring !

K . Shuster said...

This is so soft & pretty. And I really like the "time stamp" aspect that you included! As to whether or not this piece grows up into a card, it still is quite pretty and I am sure it was relaxing for you. Thanks for sharing!

Julie Koerber said...

Hey all! This answer is for Holly Jackson, who asked if I printed the digi in grayscale. Nope. Marcella is starting to offer "no line" versions to her digital stamps taking all of the guesswork out of finding that perfect no line look. Hope you give one of her digis a try! :-)

Sandy M said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one to stop coloring because I can't decide what to use to compliment the others. Can't wait to see what you finally come up with. Please share. Your coloring is so spot on.

Kari S said...

This is going to be beautiful! Im glad to see that I am not the only one that has to set aside a project from time to time to think about how I want it to turn out.

M Strach said...

Adorable card and beautiful coloring!

StarSpry said...

Your image is looking so pretty! I love the soft colors you're using. It's fun to see your time lapse progress :)

Amy Brown said...

Very pretty coloring!!

Dana M said...

Gorgeous! You totally achieved a light and airy feel, so very feminine. Love the time lapse indicator.

Dr Sonja said...

OMG-that is so ME--getting half way done and not knowing which colors to choose next! Can't wait to see what you decide to finish it off! Thanks for sharing your process.

LmichelleH said...

This is such a beautiful digital image. I like the no-line effect, and your color choices are perfect.

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful coloring. It would take me hours to get it finished.
Thanks so much for sharing...

Lisa K said...

Such a pretty set of flowers. I like how you are showing how much coloring you are doing in segments. I like being reminded that finishing is not part of the coloring challenge.

tinyfeet said...

This is so pretty. Just love the colors you used!

Karenladd said...

How fun to watch this image take on life as you color the different elements! Just beautiful

Betty Keefe said...

gorgeous so far and am sure it will be even prettier when done!

DeeZinesbyD said...

Such a simple beautiful image! The soft colours give it a watercolour effect!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love those vibrant colors. What a great fun blog hop.

Kathy Jones said...

You TOTALLY achieved a super soft look and it's absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Such beautiful, beautiful work Julie!!! Can't wait to see the finished look!! ;-)

Meghan Kennihan said...

OOOOOoooo! I love the soft look of your coloring! Such great colors too! WOW

Beatrice said...

I like how soft the colors on this piece and understand when your not sure what the next color should be! This has happen to me that I end up starting a second project or just let it sit for a few days and come back to complete!!
I'm glad it's not just me that this happens too! Thank you!

KT Fit Kitty said...

So beautiful! You achieved such a soft look on these flowers - I love them!

Gabi Suggate said...

This is beautiful. Your colouring is so delicate, and you achieved so much in the 45 minutes.

Lynette @ My Craft Discovery said...

how pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Mary Holshouser said...

What you've done so far is fabulous.
Can't wait to see what the rose will
look like. The coloring is great.
thanks for sharing.
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Wickcliss said...

Julie, I love the way you have shown the stages of your colouring. It is coming along very soft and pretty.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Love the softness, so pretty.

Sharon Dolan said...

Very nice. I’m excited to see it finished.

Wickcliss said...

I am starting to like the no line colouring technique as it comes out soft and pretty.

Gretchen Wilson said...

So soft and gorgeous! Love your coloring and the time lapse photo!💜🤗

Annalisa Young said...

I'm kind of amazed you were able to color so much in 45 minutes. One of the many reasons you're a pro and I'm not, I suppose! I think you've definitely achieved a soft, almost watercolor-y look with this. Thank you so much for sharing! I particularly enjoy time lapses, so this was great to see.

Amy Seigler said...

Your coloring is beautiful! I love how you showed part of it done and the time you took to do it.

Stephanie said...

Your coloring so far is beautiful! Thanks for sharing :)

Cindy C. said...

I really enjoy the soft look! Beautiful coloring.

Traci M said...

Beautiful, Julie!! I am so glad you shared your coloring process with us and I’m very curious how you finish your bouquet as it is hard for me to figure out a color pallet also!!

Sue D said...

So pretty. I like the colors you have used so far.

Evelyn said...

Love your time release coloring - what an inspiration! Thanks for sharing!!

Patti said...

The springtime love stamp is so happy! I’d have better looking coloring results if I stepped away and came back later. I feel like you just gave me a hall pass! :D

Linda BL said...

Love your the soft look of your coloring. To me, the hardest part is trying to figure out what colors to use for a bouquet of many types of flowers. I start off okay and then am stuck. .

FD91354 said...

On my gosh, I !ove that you didn't finish. I hate leaving something undone but the next time you come back you'll have newly inspired mojo! Please be sure to show the finished project!

Barb said...

What a fun post, Julie! Your image is beautiful! It's coming along nicely. I love how you showed your progression, too. This is going to be a show piece when it's completed.

Wendy Fisher said...

Beautiful coloring. It always amazes me how time goes when coloring. It seems slow then seems fast and then all of a sudden you are done. LOL!! You know you have been distressing and into your coloring. Great idea to do a timelapse to show how much you can get done.

Irene Royster said...

That's me, I always get stumped about what color to use next

Linda Batson said...

Hi I think it's going along beautiful. Your colors are spot on and it shows.

Jenniferk said...

Your colouring is gorgeous, I love your colour choices so far and I think you totally achieved the softness and airy look you wanted. I also really enjoyed how you displayed the time lapses. Thank you!

Gab said...

This is so so pretty. And I love how you took the time lapse photos! What a really fun idea!!

Alaska .Kris said...

Yep, the point is to color not finish a project. I have to remind myself of that!

Jen said...

Beautiful! Loved seeing how it came along with the minutes on the clock. So fun!

Christine H. said...

So beautiful. I like your blog. This is the first time I've been on here!

Christine H. said...

So very Beautiful! This is the first time I've been on your blog!

Little Miss said...

Beautiful work!

Brandi R said...

Beautiful start. Love this image and with so many flowers, I think I'd get stumped on my color selections too. Can't wait to see the finished coloring ♥

Kendra Haro said...

Great reminder that we don’t have to finish I can stop in the middle and come back! :)

Candy said...

Lovely!! Thank you for showing how long it took you to colour.
You are much faster than I am LOL

MJ said...

Beautiful! I hope you share the finish piece.

disha jain said...

It's beautiful!!

Arianna Barbara said...

Wow! Awesome flower bouquet! Gorgeous colouring!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

I love the soft look and your beautiful coloring on this one!

michele said...

Wow. I'm intrigued awe with this blog hop.
This is an entire other level of coloring
- michele Lourenço

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Julie this is going to be one beautiful fully completed image! So surprising how much you were able to get done in 45 minutes time! Had that been me, I would have gotten half of what you did done! HAHA!
Cannot wait to see the finished card!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Jo from the Jersey Shore!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Danielle Dietz said...

I love what you’ve done so far. Very soft boquet. Lovely!

Susan Eliot said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the pics at the different intervals - thanks! And thanks for reminding us that this challenge is not about completing something, it's about coloring!

Jennifer Scull said...

You were able to accomplish quite a bit in the time you allotted! And so beautiful, too! That's what this challenge is all about really - just spending the time each day & enjoying it! :)

Wendy Lambert said...

It is coming together beautifully. I really like the softness of this, the flowers look so dreamy.

Jessica B said...

These are gorgeous. So creative and inspiring

Ellen Fayard said...

your colors are so soft. Beautiful!

Judy Averill said...

I'm really liking the no-line look...will have to try that! Beautiful colors so far... looking forward to seeing the finished result.

Beverly said...

Well, Hello Julie! Love your time lapse photos, I'm in awe of all the small images and your coloring! Have a great day!

Patty said...

Beautiful beginnings!! I'm sure you'll figure it out & the finished piece will be awesome!

mtscrapgal said...

The bouquet is coming along fine. There are so many flowers in this image it is good to pause before finishing.

Hoosier said...

thanks for the reminder to use a white gel pen for highlights.

Stephanie in Corralitos said...

Thanks for showing your work in progress. I always think that I have to finish a project. I can't wait to see the finished piece.

Diane Bolton said...

Very colorful. Love that stamp!

Scrappin4kim(Jennifer) said...

This is so beautiful and I love how you showed us the time stamp. Just knowing that it takes some time to color helps me out, knowing I'm not the only one spending time doing this! :)

Kelsey Thomas said...

Awesome coloring! :)

Linda Gorman said...

Beautiful! Your coloring is amazing!

stampwithsandy said...

How beautiful, and what fun to see the time stamps!

Bunny Dobbie said...

How absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been dying to try no-line colouring and just seem to keep forgetting. What inspiration!

jeanchaneyaz said...

Wonderful coloring!

Crystal said...

Such a beautiful palette...can’t wait to see where you go from here. I love the Power Poppy digital stamps and the idea of making a framed piece!

Arlene said...

Julie, you certainly accomplished a lot in 45 minutes! I love the softness in your coloring of the flowers.

Heather M said...

Lovely!!! Your end result is so soft and feminine!

Annette:) said...

I love all the colors! Beautiful!

Essie said...

Julie, this is such a pretty piece--you inspire to try no line coloring (again)--thanks for a lovely shot of floral happiness!

Ddlove 3 said...

Beautiful coloring!!!

Barbara said...

This is lovely and will be stunning when complete!

cghundley said...

Your creation is
looking good! Lovely
coloring.
Carla from Utah

Elaine said...

Lovely colors; the no line coloring is so soft and beautiful!

ChristineCreations said...

Love love love your process and your awesome little clock indicators! What a great way to spend 45 minutes!

byAnnette said...

Pretty flowers
Really like the softness!

Monica H said...

Awesome bouquet! I went backwards and saw the finished one first 🙊 gorgeous coloring!

Cheryl I said...

Great job on achieving the soft look you wanted. It's just beautiful!

Dina said...

Love the time lapse pics...and love the soft colouring ☺

berryblue said...

Your no-line coloring is simply stunning! Each stop along the hop has been so inspirational and educational! Thank you for sharing your talents!

bzyPTmom said...

Wow, great job. I love the soft colors. I do exactly what you did when I don't know what color to use next, I stop, take a break go do some chores and then come back later and usually I can figure out the rest. Great job!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such a pretty bunch of flowers!

TinyCrafter said...

I am a flower lover for sure. I think they make anything prettier like the outside of your house or a card. The problem is we have mutant squirrels in our yard. I keep trying to type that word that begins with the letter after M and refers to those squirrels but that key on my computer won't work and it won't spell check it with the right word but you know what I mean.They tend to eat and ruin any flowers I plant. They can't do that on a card and you have no idea how happy that makes me. I love Power Poppy and I have tons of stuff downloaded on my computer but my printer died and I don't know why. I would love to play with some of them but not until my printer is working again. I, however, love how you played with yours and especially that you used my favorite color in the whole wide world, yellow! Yellow is never used enough in my opinion! LOL Until I kept reading, I thought you used water colors, mot markers. I love your coloring!
Thanks for showing us your pretty and colorful card and for giving us the chance to win something!