Road Trip coloring challenge - class continues!

Hi friends!

Happy Monday!
It's a holiday here in the USA and many of the kids are off of school
and so many offices are closed.
But class is in session with Kathy Rac's online coloring road trip!

I am SO glad I signed up for these online classes 
as it's an immersive learning experience 
with so many tricks and tips
and it's always nice to connect with talented artists ♥

I watched and listened and taken lots of notes.
I've been practicing and been more FEARLESS in my coloring,
and am excited to make a few more cards with my practice pieces.

Here's my homework from Day 2/3:

 Color Mash:  We learned about color mashing, sweet spots and the trash factor.
I adored the instructions from Debby Hughes
from Lime Doodle Designs.
I used copic markers as my alcohol base ~
and with familiar color family, it's easier to get the blending to 'mash'and marry them together.

Here's my first attemp using Neat and Tangled Christmas Helpers.
I also used the lifting 'rag' technique we've learned from Kathy
although I need to practice this much more!

Faces:  Kathy also has a great learning session on coloring faces
and wow, light bulb moment for me!
Big difference when you use her fearless technique!
The difference is subtle yet you can see more definition
and oh. my. word.
Those dotted cheeks!
I learned that 'technique' years ago and looking at it now ....... oof.

Okay, moving on!

Dots and lines:  the use of pens to give your images that little lot extra!

Quick card for my sweet granddaughter, Alice ♥
I gave her dress some dots and 
shaded the hair and owl with the pencil/copic technique.

Homework done :)
I'm sure it's time to get up, stretch, and go for a Starbucks!
Yes, please!

Thanks for stopping by!
Big hugs, bigger blessings ♥


  1. Fabulous colouring and card Kelly..Loz

  2. Super cute! Good for you learning to color better! One of these days I will have to take a class as well... I need lots of practice! :)


  3. WHAT A PACKED POST, Kelly!!! I'm SO GLAD you found time to play!!!! ;) You did a WONDERFUL JOB on EVERYTHING you've done!!! YEAAAHHHH!!!! AND INKY HUGS for coming over to visit!!! HUGS DEAR FRIEND!! ;)<3

  4. Brilliant post Kelly, not 'seen' you for ages, love your awesome colouring.xx

  5. You are definitely progressing in colouring, seeing your card with the cheeks. Great coloring of the images and lovely cards!
    xxx Margreet

  6. Some fabulous colouring Kelly. I've completed the first part of the Copic colouring course, just need to do the rest now.

    Sue xx

  7. What a fun card - I've always loved your coloring, so goodness knows the new heights to which you'll go!! Kudos to you!

  8. Wow!!! Now your amazing stamps have more definition and charming! I would love to learn more too!!! ☺️
    Amazing works my friend!!Love so much your colouring!! Fabulous card for your granddaughter
    Bug hugs!!

  9. What amazing details that add so much to these adorable images, Kelly!! Great work!!

  10. You sure look like you are enjoying yourself Kelly and learning lots...As I am x Alice's card is adorable x.

  11. Hi Kelly Ilove seeing your coloring progress. Woo Hoo such a great job!

  12. What an awesome class that is Kelly, and the results are showing in your work - you really are a talented student

  13. WOW! Thanks for sharing some of the things you're learning. Sounds like a great class! And your work is outstanding, so I'm thinking you are the class favorite. ;)