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 β€œme time” 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

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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 πŸ™‚ 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?!?! πŸ˜„ 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 5”x7” 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 youπŸ˜„ 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!!!❀️

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65 thoughts on “Altenew + The Daily Marker Color Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway

  • November 18, 2019 at 10:58 pm
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    I love your sweet potted plants cards and myvery favorite is the blue monogram floral card!!!!

    • November 19, 2019 at 12:52 am
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      Thank you for your kind words, Lagene <3

  • November 18, 2019 at 11:27 pm
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    Wonderful set of cards with lovely colors and great backgrounds! πŸ™‚

    • November 19, 2019 at 12:53 am
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      Thank you so much, Karthikha!

  • November 19, 2019 at 12:46 am
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    What a gorgeous array of watercolored cards showing diverse use of the dies and the stamp designs. Beautiful!

    • November 19, 2019 at 12:53 am
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      I’m happy you liked them, Barbara! Thanks for dropping by!

  • November 19, 2019 at 1:08 am
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    Beautiful cards – I really like the textured detail in the background – it gives nice graphic contrast with the coloured pieces

    • November 19, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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      Thank you so much, Bonnie <3

  • November 19, 2019 at 1:50 am
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    All of your cards are lovely. I especially like the first one. What a great design!

    • November 19, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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      Glad you liked them, Cathy! Thanks for dropping by!

  • November 19, 2019 at 2:16 am
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    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!

    • November 19, 2019 at 3:53 pm
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      Yay!!! Glad you liked them, Lauri!

  • November 19, 2019 at 2:26 am
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    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.

    • November 19, 2019 at 3:54 pm
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      Thank you so much, Kimberly! <3 Glad to help!

  • November 19, 2019 at 3:53 am
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    I love your cards. Your color combinations are fantastic. I think my favorite card is the “make a wish”.

    • November 19, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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      I enjoyed making that card <3 Thanks for dropping by, Carol!

  • November 19, 2019 at 3:56 am
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    Wow!! I love these cards!! Those potted plants are fabulous!! I love the gold on blue. Gorgeous!!

    • November 19, 2019 at 3:55 pm
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      Thank you so much, LIsa!

  • November 19, 2019 at 5:03 am
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    I love those awesome potted plants & the Happy Thoughts card really did give me happy thoughts! πŸ™‚ Love the blue & gold & amazing design!

    • November 19, 2019 at 3:56 pm
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      happy you liked them, Patt! Thanks for dropping by!

  • November 19, 2019 at 5:45 am
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    So many fun projects and a lot of great inspiration! Thank you so much for shaing!

    • November 19, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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      Thank you so much, Nancy!

  • November 19, 2019 at 6:22 am
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    Sooooo many gorgeous cards and coloring! I love all your backgrounds~

    • November 19, 2019 at 3:57 pm
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      yay!! Glad you liked them, Meghan!

  • November 19, 2019 at 8:05 am
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    Such gorgeous cards! I love your choice of materials, coloring, and inventive techniques!

    • November 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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      Thank you so much for your kind words, Lynnette! <3

  • November 19, 2019 at 8:33 am
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    Your cards are all nice but the first one is my favorite. Love the snowflake cover dies and the gradient background. Well done.

    • November 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm
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      Happy to know that, Susan! Thanks so much!

  • November 19, 2019 at 9:15 am
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    Wow – amazing cards!!

    • November 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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      Thank you!

  • November 19, 2019 at 11:58 am
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    Love all the cards. The plant ones are my favorite. I love growing plants.

    • November 19, 2019 at 4:00 pm
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      I don’t have any luck with plants… I tend to forget to water them!!! ha! ha!!! πŸ™ Thanks for dropping by!

  • November 19, 2019 at 1:26 pm
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    The dark backgrounds truly make your designs pop! I love your color choices and coloring.

    • November 19, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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      Thanks so much, Vikki!

    • November 19, 2019 at 4:03 pm
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      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. πŸ™ But simple kind of coloring is still coloring, right? πŸ™‚ Looking forward to seeing you on Sat!

  • November 19, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    Despite being busy you have treated us with many beautiful cards !! Loved the bold color combos.

  • November 19, 2019 at 7:45 pm
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    Your cards are so beautiful! I love the blues—especially the navy backgrounds,

  • November 19, 2019 at 9:38 pm
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    Lovely cards, nice coloring πŸ™‚

  • November 19, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    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.

  • November 19, 2019 at 11:12 pm
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    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.

  • November 20, 2019 at 4:53 am
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    These are all wonderful! The greenery in the pots are colored so lovely! Gorgeous!

  • November 20, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    Girl, seriously, you always rock it! That monogram card is fabulous!

  • November 20, 2019 at 7:21 am
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    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.

  • November 20, 2019 at 11:37 am
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    Beautiful cards! Your coloring is gorgeous

  • November 20, 2019 at 10:21 pm
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    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!

  • November 21, 2019 at 1:56 am
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    Love the different looks you created with simple coloring techniques! Just beautiful!

  • November 21, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    Delightful cards!! I especially like the last one.

  • November 21, 2019 at 3:58 am
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    Lovely! I’m a huge fan of blue as well. Thank you for sharing your talents. Thanks also for using the metallic watercolor. I’ve recently purchased them, but haven’t taken time to play.

  • November 21, 2019 at 6:36 am
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    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.

  • November 21, 2019 at 8:02 am
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    A beautiful display of works of art. Beautiful colors and backgrounds. Love the blue and gold flowers and the no-line potted plants.

  • November 21, 2019 at 8:54 am
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    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!

  • November 21, 2019 at 2:34 pm
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    What a beautiful collection of cards! Lovely designs and wonderful coloring.

  • November 21, 2019 at 10:23 pm
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    Wow what striking pieces! I love the gold against the dark colors!

  • November 21, 2019 at 11:52 pm
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    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!

  • November 22, 2019 at 1:49 am
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    Absolutely loved your cards. Partially embossing on dark background die is lovely.

  • November 22, 2019 at 5:00 am
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    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.

  • November 22, 2019 at 9:35 am
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    Beautiful cards! Wonderful coloring with the brush markers and metallic watercolor accents.

  • November 23, 2019 at 12:03 am
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    Wow Nanette πŸ™‚ Your cards are awesome and you’ve given me some new ideas to try!!! Thanks πŸ™‚

  • November 23, 2019 at 3:14 am
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    Your cards are gorgeous! I love your navy card with the white leafy frame!

  • November 23, 2019 at 4:01 am
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    All your cards are so beautiful and unique. I’m inspired!

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