Hello and welcome to the brand-new 30 Day Coloring Challenge! I am so excited to be a part of this fun blog hop to celebrate the beginning of a new challenge. 

If you aren’t familiar with this challenge, you must know about it! My dear friend Kathy from the Daily Marker started this cool challenge last year and it has been so popular. The purpose of this challenge is to take a few minute each day to color something.

It doesn’t have to be fancy or anything. And if you can’t you don’t need to feel pressured to color every day. Whenever you can is good! This is a great way to distress and relax at it has definitely helped me a lot whenever I participate.

My goal during this challenge is to go out of my comfort zone and play with various coloring mediums and try different techniques. So, for today’s project, I decided to do a no-line watercoloring. I think I only did 1 time and it was kind of a quick, cheating way – so for me to really do try this technique I had to just let go of my normal self and learn to enjoy the process itself.

This was also my first time really using the Dr. Ph. Martins Radiant Concentrated Watercolors and I have to say it is so much fun! A little goes a very long way – and they are so transparent, I love how the end result came out to be.

Coloring can me so soothing and relaxing. This is one of my favorite ways to relax after a hard day at work or when I am feeling down and just need some me-time.

I hope you give coloring a try and color something every day during this challenge. Remember to share your projects with all of us on Instagram by using #TheDailyMarker30Day so we can check them out. Can’t wait to see what you will color!


See below for all the products used in today’s project. Click SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, or AMZ for Amazon. I participate in several affiliate programs where I get a small commission at no additional cost to you when products are purchased through links I share here. Thank you for your support!


  1. I am giving away $15 gift certificate to Altenew store! Leave me a comment below and I will select a lucky winner!
  2. Altenew is giving away TWO $30 gift certificate! Make sure to comment on Altenew Blog to win goodies. Winners will be announced on the Daily Marker blog on 3/12.

There are many giveaways happening for this blog hop, so make sure to check below for full hop list!


Altenew is throwing special promotions to celebrate this challenge!

Receive a FREE Apple Tree Stamp Set when you order stamps from the Coloring Challenge Collection! No need to add to cart, will automatically ship with orders. Limit one per customer, while supplies last. Not applicable on previous orders. Offer ends on Sunday 3/5, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST.


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  1. This card is so lovely, I have such trouble keeping it light and airy like you have. It is lovely

  2. Wow your water coloring is so amazing, i really love the colors you’ve used and the image looks so fantsatic.♥

  3. This is incredible! What a dreamy and ethereal look you have captured on this card! It is so artistic. You have definitely inspired me to try no-line watercolouring. Thank you so much for your inspiration xx

  4. Nicole, I’ve never even heard of these water colors before. I’ve done noline with my Copics, but I will have to try these. Your choice of colors came out so well. Thanks for the inspiration and for a chance to win.

  5. I need to persevere with no line watercolouring! My attempts have not proven to be very good. I guess it takes practice. Beautiful card! My favourite subtle blue colours! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Such a beautiful card, thanks for showing the Dr PH Martin watercolors too – I bought them but have only tried loosely watercolored backgrounds with them. Thanks for your video and inspiration to try no line coloring with them as well.

  7. I just got this stamp for a present. Thanks for using it in your card. I can’t wait to try this idea. And I learned there is a matching die.

  8. I’ve used Dr. Martins for brush lettering it’s pretty cool. I’m glad to see an example of painting with it. Looks like fun.

  9. I’ve used Dr. Martins for brush lettering and it’s pretty neat. I’m glad to see it used for water coloring. It looks good.

  10. Absolutely beautiful Nicole, if this is your first time using this water colour, you certainly did a lovely job with it! TFS!

  11. I have just begun following you today and just love your work. Oddly enough, the way you watercolor on cards is easier for me than marker coloring. Thank you so much for all your hard work.

  12. This flower to me is a blue anemone- I’ve been wanting to buy this set and now I see your beautiful coloring Nicole… so lovely

  13. Beautifully done Nicole. I struggle with no line colouring but you did such a wonderful job and made it look easy.

  14. Oh, this is just incredibly delicate and beautiful. I love the transparency of those watercolors. Gorgeous card.
    <3 J

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  15. DELIGHTFUL card!
    LOVE your DELICATE flower!
    THANK YOU for sharing your video, it was wonderful to watch as you watercoloured the flower (I need to use a much lighter touch and pick up less colour with my brush, using the markers for the leaves was clever too) – I’m INSPIRED 🙂

  16. What a stunning card. I love to play around with no-line watercoloring and you certainly demonstrated how fabulous the Altenew stamps work for this technique!

  17. Very pretty. Love the blues. Thank you for your video. Awesome results for your first time with the Ph martins.

  18. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for the video… I want to play and see if I can create something close. Just beautiful!!

    • I admire you for using the challenge to try new things. Your no-line coloring turned out great. The video was informative and well done.

  19. You did a awesome job coloring this way for the 1st time, I love the results! I really want to try these inks too!

  20. Thanks for the video showing the process!! I love the blue flower! I am so impressed with Dr. PH Martin’s watercolors-their colors are so pretty!!

  21. Nicole – your card literally took my breath away! Such softness and unique beauty you have created with the no lines and vibrant watercolors – this is just gorgeous. I’m glad you stepped outside your comfort zone as you have created a masterpiece! Absolutely lovely! TFS ♥

  22. I have not used those watercolors. It looks like you do not have to use much. Pretty watercolor card.

  23. I think your card is beautiful – I wouldn’t have thought you were out of your comfort zone!

  24. The colors you used on the flower are so soft yet so beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  25. I recently bought the Ph Martins watercolour paints and this was a great video to show how it can be used. Loved the flower.

  26. I love your card – clean & simple but with such pretty detail in your painting. I’m not familiar with the DPM Concentrated Water Colors, but I may need to try them out soon! Thank you.

  27. Great card, I love the beautiful coloring effect you create it with gorgeous blue. thanks for the video.

  28. Such lovely watercolouring! I haven’t been brave enough to try yet but this is very inspiring 🙂

  29. I thought you did a wonderful job of explaining your watercoloring process. I’m still learning and appreciate your comments. Your card is lovely. Thanks so much.