Thursday, October 1, 2015

30 Day Coloring Challenge and The Paper Players Challenge No. 264

Good day everyone!!  Yesterday I shocked myself by making 4 cards!!  Crazy.  The creative mojo was certainly flowing and I think someone was sending mojo vibes my way. LOL.  I love it when I make something and can use it in more than one way.  Today's card is being used for The Daily Marker's 30 Day Coloring Challenge and for The Paper Players Challenge No. 264.  

The Daily Marker, a blog run by Kathy Racoosin, is hosting her 3rd - 30 Day Coloring Challenge. I met Kathy during my trip to NYC this past summer when she stopped into The Ink Pad.  She is a lovely person and she loves to color as much as I do and she finds time each day to do some.  Me?  I don't find as much time as she does - but I want to.  The challenge is to color something every day for 30 days.  I am going to do my best to achieve this goal!!  I have some ideas for projects that might take a few days to finish but I will post my progress on those pieces everyday. 

My friend Justin posted this card to his blog that he made for the Paper Players Challenge No. 264.   I thought I could do something with that sketch so that I can play along too - and, since Halloween is just around the corner, this is what I came up with. 

Step by Step:

I started with an A2 card base of white cardstock, 5.5" x 8.5", scored at 4.25".  This is a side folding card.  Cut a piece of the Dots paper, 4.25"x 5.5", and adhered to card front. Cut a piece of black cardstock, 4" x 3.5", and used a scallop punch on the bottom.  Cut a piece of the script paper, 3 3/8" x 3 3/4", adhered to black cardstock and then adhered this to the card front.  Next, I cut a piece of the zig zag side of the Chandelier paper, 1" x 4.25", and adhered it to a piece of black cardstock, 1 1/8" x 4.25".  Threaded black and white baker's twine through an orange button and adhered this to the right side of the strip.

Next I stamped the image on white cardstock with Memento Black Tuxedo ink and colored him in with Copics (list of colors down below).  Glued this to the strip, applied some pop dots to the back of the image and the strip and adhered this to the card front.


Here's a close up of Frankie in all his fluorescent colors!!  

I hope you enjoyed this card.  Stop by tomorrow for another Halloween card I made!  And please stop by The Daily Marker and The Paper Players to show them some love!!

Hugs from Brasil -


Supplies Used:

Image - "Frankie" by Printworks (K1685) probably retired
Paper - Dots (FF1002) and Chandelier (FF1007) from Frightful line by My Mind's Eye, black with white script is from a Recollections Halloween Basics Pad, black cardstock
Punch - Scallop Edge by Stampin Up!
Copic Markers - Black (100), C00 (Cool Gray No. 00), FYG2 (Fluorescent Dull Y.G.), FYR1 (Fluorescent Orange), RV19 (Red Violet), and B05 (Process Blue)
Misc. - Orange button, black and white baker's twine, Double Sided Tape or other adhesive


  1. What a cool card!! I love how bright you made Frankie! He looks awesome against the background papers! Thanks for the mention too! Can't wait for the next post!! :-)

    1. Thanks Justin! Frankie was fun to make. Next post? haha

  2. Michael, I am so happy you joined us at The Paper Players! Your card is fantastic! I love the neon Frankenstein and all those polka dots make me smile! You certainly made my sketch shine! XX

    1. Wow...thanks Claire. Really appreciate the comments. Loved playing along with you guys.

    2. What an ADORABLE Frankie card Michael! Great colors and coloring! So glad you joined us with your amazing creative talent at The Paper Players this week!

    3. Thanks Jodi. Was a lot of fun to play along. Thanks for the comment!!

  3. What a crazy creature, Michael! I should try that coloring challenge, I just love to color! Thanks for playing with the Players this week!

    1. Hi LeAnne! H is crazy and he needed to be green. LOL. Was fun to play along.


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