Altenew + The Daily Marker Color Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello everyone! You have just come from the talented Lilith Eeckels . Altenew is collaborating with the amazing Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker to inspire crafters to find joy through coloring. Kathy is celebrating her 14th 30 Day Coloring Challenge until the end of November 2019. If you have time, come and participate in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge by coloring something and share it on social media using the hashtag #thedailymarker30day. I hope you will find some โ€œme timeโ€ and enjoy the benefits that coloring will give.

I’m in the middle of preps for an Altenew Workshop that I will be teaching in but still wanted to join this hop so I created some CAS cards using easy coloring techniques that didn’t take too much time to create.

MAKE A WISH CARD

MATERIALS:

I enjoyed doing no-line coloring with these plants using the technique that I saw some days ago by Erum Tasnim. I stamped the leaf image on watercolor paper using Sand Dunes dye ink or any light colored ink to define the outlines of the image then I used both dye inks and watercolor brush markers to color in.

Faber Castell Polychromos colored pencils were also used to add depth. The ombre background was colored using Altenew dye inks and a blender brush.

I’M HERE FOR YOU

MATERIALS:

I wanted this potted plant to be the main focus of this card so I kept the background pretty simple. The image was stamped with a light colored dye ink then colored using watercolor brush markers and polycrhomos colored pencils. The leaf frame cover die was adhered to a dark-coloured cardstock. It helps adding an image to a dark colored cardstock for more contrast. The image was added using foam squares for more dimension.


MONOGRAM CARD

MATERIALS:

I liked the look of the dark background against a stamped image so I made 2 more cards using the same navy blue cardstock. You probably know by now that blue is my FAVORITE color ๐Ÿ™‚ I used some blues and greens from the Distress crayons to color the watercolor paper then added water to activate the colors. After drying it with a heat tool, I stamped the images using Versamark Ink then embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. I then colored specific areas with brush markers and metallic watecolors. The letter N was die cut 4 times and stacked on top of each other to add dimension.

SENDING HAPPY THOUGHTS

MATERIALS:

Don’t you just love gold on blue?!?! ๐Ÿ˜„ I had extra watercolored paper so I stamped another image from the Weekend Doodles Set then embossed with rose gold embossing powder. Certain leaves were made darker using the watercolor brush markers and the metallic watercolor. The sentiment was stamped on vellum then added behind the colored wreath. These were attached to the card front using foam squares. The sides of the circle quilt cover die cut was embossed using Versamark ink and rose gold embossing powder to add high contrast.

PRIZES

Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Maker is also giving away her original 5โ€x7โ€ watercolor artwork(including a custom frame). Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/22/2019 for a chance to win.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left here and on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 11/24/2019.

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I hope you enjoyed viewing the cards I made for this hop. Please say hi and leave a message. Would love to hear which one is your favorite. I truly enjoy hearing from you๐Ÿ˜„ If you haven’t subscribed to my blog, please do so. I’ve gotten to know some amazing and talented people through this blog so thank you for signing up! Next stop is Norine Borys. Happy coloring and thanks for dropping by!!!โค๏ธ

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Lagene
Lagene
1 year ago

I love your sweet potted plants cards and myvery favorite is the blue monogram floral card!!!!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  Lagene

Thank you for your kind words, Lagene <3

Karthikha Uday
Karthikha Uday
1 year ago

Wonderful set of cards with lovely colors and great backgrounds! ๐Ÿ™‚

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  Karthikha Uday

Thank you so much, Karthikha!

Susanbcards
Susanbcards
1 year ago

Your cards are so unique. Love the coloring but really love the cards.

barbara lassiter
barbara lassiter
1 year ago

What a gorgeous array of watercolored cards showing diverse use of the dies and the stamp designs. Beautiful!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago

I’m happy you liked them, Barbara! Thanks for dropping by!

Bonnie Eng
Bonnie Eng
1 year ago

Beautiful cards – I really like the textured detail in the background – it gives nice graphic contrast with the coloured pieces

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  Bonnie Eng

Thank you so much, Bonnie <3

Cathy Y
Cathy Y
1 year ago

All of your cards are lovely. I especially like the first one. What a great design!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  Cathy Y

Glad you liked them, Cathy! Thanks for dropping by!

Lauri Bacalzo
Lauri Bacalzo
1 year ago

The potted plants with the snowflake dies is just stunning! And good on blue always looks classy!
Thank you for sharing all your beautiful cards!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  Lauri Bacalzo

Yay!!! Glad you liked them, Lauri!

kjwinston
kjwinston
1 year ago

Nanette there is some really interesting work here. You’ve surprised me with some of your choices for stamps that I have and really inspired me to try some of your layouts and color combos. Thank you so much.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  kjwinston

Thank you so much, Kimberly! <3 Glad to help!

Carol McCready
Carol McCready
1 year ago

I love your cards. Your color combinations are fantastic. I think my favorite card is the “make a wish”.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  Carol McCready

I enjoyed making that card <3 Thanks for dropping by, Carol!

Lisa Byers
Lisa Byers
1 year ago

Wow!! I love these cards!! Those potted plants are fabulous!! I love the gold on blue. Gorgeous!!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  Lisa Byers

Thank you so much, LIsa!

Patt H.
Patt H.
1 year ago

I love those awesome potted plants & the Happy Thoughts card really did give me happy thoughts! ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the blue & gold & amazing design!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  Patt H.

happy you liked them, Patt! Thanks for dropping by!

Nancy L Probst
Nancy L Probst
1 year ago

So many fun projects and a lot of great inspiration! Thank you so much for shaing!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  Nancy L Probst

Thank you so much, Nancy!

Meghan Kennihan
Meghan Kennihan
1 year ago

Sooooo many gorgeous cards and coloring! I love all your backgrounds~

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago

yay!! Glad you liked them, Meghan!

Lynnette Crowe
Lynnette Crowe
1 year ago

Such gorgeous cards! I love your choice of materials, coloring, and inventive techniques!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  Lynnette Crowe

Thank you so much for your kind words, Lynnette! <3

Susan Strawser
Susan Strawser
1 year ago

Your cards are all nice but the first one is my favorite. Love the snowflake cover dies and the gradient background. Well done.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  Susan Strawser

Happy to know that, Susan! Thanks so much!

mjmarmo
mjmarmo
1 year ago

Wow – amazing cards!!

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  mjmarmo

Thank you!

lvngmydsh
lvngmydsh
1 year ago

Love all the cards. The plant ones are my favorite. I love growing plants.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  lvngmydsh

I don’t have any luck with plants… I tend to forget to water them!!! ha! ha!!! ๐Ÿ™ Thanks for dropping by!

Vikki H
Vikki H
1 year ago

The dark backgrounds truly make your designs pop! I love your color choices and coloring.

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  Vikki H

Thanks so much, Vikki!

annamahtani
annamahtani
1 year ago

Beautiful cards, Nette!! Love them all ๐Ÿ˜

Nenette Madero
Nenette Madero
1 year ago
Reply to  annamahtani

Hi Anna! I realized that I didn’t do much coloring for some of the cards so the potted plants was a last minute card. Super busy with preps for the workshop so not much detail in the coloring. ๐Ÿ™ But simple kind of coloring is still coloring, right? ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to seeing you on Sat!

SD Pooja
SD Pooja
1 year ago

Despite being busy you have treated us with many beautiful cards !! Loved the bold color combos.

Karen B Walker
Karen B Walker
1 year ago

Your cards are so beautiful! I love the blues—especially the navy backgrounds,

Gaby
Gaby
1 year ago

Lovely cards, nice coloring ๐Ÿ™‚

Jenny N
Jenny N
1 year ago

These cards are beautiful. I’m inspired to pull out my alcohol markers and see if I can replicate. I’m still a newbie learning, but this was very lovely.

Nana Griffin
Nana Griffin
1 year ago

Love how you put the potted plants on your cards. The first one is super cool with some on a shelf and the other inside the banner a bit lower. Love it! Great set a cards.

lpford1400
lpford1400
1 year ago

These are all wonderful! The greenery in the pots are colored so lovely! Gorgeous!

Marisela Delgado
Marisela Delgado
1 year ago

Girl, seriously, you always rock it! That monogram card is fabulous!

sandy M
sandy M
1 year ago

Boy have you been busy. So many beautiful cards. To start with the plant cards are so pretty. My favorite though is the blue ones. Gorgeous.

Susan P
Susan P
1 year ago

Beautiful cards! Your coloring is gorgeous

momentsofcrafting
momentsofcrafting
1 year ago

What a gorgeous set of cards, Nenette! They are all so eye-catching with their bright colours! It’s amazing how different they all look while sharing the same die cut background! So inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing!

Joyce Verdon
Joyce Verdon
1 year ago

Love the different looks you created with simple coloring techniques! Just beautiful!

Cindy C.
Cindy C.
1 year ago

Delightful cards!! I especially like the last one.

Kristina
Kristina
1 year ago

Lovely! Iโ€™m a huge fan of blue as well. Thank you for sharing your talents. Thanks also for using the metallic watercolor. Iโ€™ve recently purchased them, but havenโ€™t taken time to play.

Amanda Steele
Amanda Steele
1 year ago

Wow. All of your cards are awesome!
I love how you blended the background and the use of those cover dies for your first card.
For your second card, I love the die cover as well.
Your third card is my favourite, I really love that dark blue and that monogramed N with those awesomely stamped and painted flowers.
Your last card is my second favourite due to the gold embossing, use of vellum and again that wonderful colouring you did that quilted circle die tied it up perfectly.
Thanks for taking the time to create and share with us.

Vicki Kroll
Vicki Kroll
1 year ago

A beautiful display of works of art. Beautiful colors and backgrounds. Love the blue and gold flowers and the no-line potted plants.

Carol Koniecki
Carol Koniecki
1 year ago

Wow! So many wonderful projects. My favorite is the first one. I love the dimension, all the colors, but especially the ‘greenhouse background you created. Gorgeous!

Dana M
Dana M
1 year ago

What a beautiful collection of cards! Lovely designs and wonderful coloring.

Heidi Rees
Heidi Rees
1 year ago

Wow what striking pieces! I love the gold against the dark colors!

Monica
Monica
1 year ago

Wow Nanete! You really, really went above and beyond with these cards, very inspiring. I especially love the cover dies, I not always use them but they make a card more sophisticated.
Cheers!

Raji
Raji
1 year ago

Absolutely loved your cards. Partially embossing on dark background die is lovely.

Carol L.
Carol L.
1 year ago

What a set of beautiful cards using a variety of colouring techniques. Your designs are terrific. Love the potted plants sitting on the shelf and the gold and blue cards especially.

Kathy Dippner
Kathy Dippner
1 year ago

Beautiful cards! Wonderful coloring with the brush markers and metallic watercolor accents.

Nandini Karmarkar
Nandini Karmarkar
1 year ago

Very beautiful. Love the gorgeous coloring.

Connie Johnson
Connie Johnson
1 year ago

Wow Nanette ๐Ÿ™‚ Your cards are awesome and you’ve given me some new ideas to try!!! Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

Lauryne Cunningham
Lauryne Cunningham
1 year ago

Your cards are gorgeous! I love your navy card with the white leafy frame!

Cyndi Morris
Cyndi Morris
1 year ago

All your cards are so beautiful and unique. I’m inspired!

Lamar
Lamar
1 year ago

Thank you ,for sharing .

Malika
Malika
1 year ago

Good ,thanks

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