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 “me 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.



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 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.



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 🙂 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.



Don’t you just love gold on blue?!?! 😄 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.


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 you😄 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!!!❤️


Altenew Card Blog
Kathy Racoosin
Ashlea Cornell
Anna Komenda
Emily Midgett
Jaycee Gaspar
Gayatri Murali
Hussena Calcuttawala

Keeway Tsao

Kristina Pokazanieva
Lilith Eeckels

Nenette S. Madero —> YOU ARE HERE
Norine Borys
TaeEun Yoo
Maryam Perez
Tania Ahmed
Vicky Papaioannou
Virginia Lu


Altenew Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set Release Blog Hop + Giveaway

Hello everyone!!! If you are following the hop, then you’ve just come from the blog of Zinia Redo. Thanks for guiding them over, Zinia! <3 So excited to share with you another new release of Altenew– the Metallic Watercolor 14 Pan Set!!!

Take a look at these gorgeous metallic colors!!! You can paint directly or add to your other Altenew watercolors and by doing so, your stamped image catches the light and reflects it to achieve a shimmery look. Take a look at some of the samples I made using this metallic watercolor set.



For this card, I chose to do a no-line watercolored card. All the images were stamped on watercolor paper using Antique Linen distress ink then colored using Altenew’s watercolor brush markers. I chose 3 colors to work with. Make sure that the colors are analogous so that they will blend nicely. Line up the 3 colors on your palette. Color one petal entirely then pick up another color and drop it on the wet colored petal. Allow the colors to blend. You can also mix two colors to create a fourth color. Dry the petal before starting the next or just skip the petal next to it and paint another petal using a different color. The key here is to make sure that the petals next to each other are colored differently. I just used the metallic watercolor as a glaze over existing dry colors to add a bit of shimmer. The flowers were dried then I carefully added in some rose gold from the metallic watercolor as a subtle wash with minimal water so that the details of the flowers will not disappear. After, the images were fussy cut. I die cut the frame from the Crystal Frames stamp set then proceeded to create a geode for the sentiment. I got this idea from one of Danielle Donaldson’s watercolor classes. The lightest watercolor wash was used to color the entire paper. Next, I chose a darker shade then colored the paper leaving a little bit of the 1st layer seen around the edges. I continued layering a darker color and leaving an irregular edge of the previous color untouched. The center was the darkest color. I interchanged blues with purples and pinks. I made sure to add some gold metallic watercolor to the mix to give it some shine. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Ink then embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder then adhered to the card front with foam squares. I made sure to leave a lot of white space to give more emphasis to the flowers and sentiment. The Fine frame was watercolored with the metallic watercolor as well.



I’ve made a similar card like this before but wanted to share it again using the Metallic Watercolor. I love the design of the Needlework Motif stamps set and thought it would look good against black cardstock. The image was stamped using Versamark Ink then embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. The image was then colored in using the metallic watercolor set. You can also choose complementary colors for more contrast. When it was dry, I went in a second to add a 2nd layer of paint.

The image was then die cut using the coordinating die. 4 more die cuts were added then glued on top of each other for added dimension. The Moroccan Mosaic cover die was used to cut black cardstock then layered on top of a gold cardstock to create the cardfront. The sentiment was stamped using Versamark Ink then embossed with Rose gold embossing powder.



Since I had leftover flowers from the first card, ( I always like making more embellishments that what I need 😊) I created this double gatefold card– and idea I got from Jennifer Mcguire. To look at how she did them, click here. The card was assembled to create a double folded card front. The feeling dotty stencil was used with a embossing paste tinted with Mountain Mist brush watercolor to add some texture to the card. The hand-cut watercolored flowers were then arranged in front . When I was happy with the arrangement, Press ‘n Seal was placed on top of the arrangement to pick up all the flowers. Adhesive was carefully placed at the back of the flowers making sure no adhesive was added on parts of the flowers/leaves that were crossing over the middle/opening of the card. The sentiment was stamped on black cardstock then embossed with rose gold embossing powder and adhered to the card front using foam squares. This is how it looks when you open the card.

I added a purple cardstock cut out using the Nesting labels die and added the leftover watercolored flowers for more interest when the card is opened.

I just love how the metallic watercolor added some subtle shimmer on certain areas of the the petals and leaves. ❤️


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 10/15/2019 for a chance to win.

We’ll also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blogs on 10/18/2019.

Next stop is my amazing and super talented friend, Amber Rain Davis. Again, thank you so much for finding time to visit my blog. I love hearing from all of you so do say hello through my FB or IG links or please leave a comment below. I will be gone for a bit to attend a wedding of my niece but I promise to be back in a couple of weeks with more to share. Happy crafting everyone! ❤️



Altenew Card Blog

Kristina Werner
Erum Tasneem
Kathy Racoosin
Nathalie DeSousa
Virginia Lu
Yoonsun Hur
Therese Calvird
Caly Person
Nicole Picadura
Lisa Spangler
Vicky Papaioannou
Lilith Eeckels
Emily Midgett
Kymona Tracey
Laurie Willison
Maryam Perez
Altenew Scrapbook Blog
Jen Schow
Ashlea Cornell
Svitlana Shayevich
Jaycee Gaspar
Kelly Latevola
Zinia Redo
Nenette S. Madero –> YOU ARE HERE
Amber Rain Davis


Hi everyone! People have visited this blog because of my cards. But most of you don’t know that scrapbooking is my first love. Severals years ago, the supplies in Manila were very scarce and limited to patterned paper packs, stickers and decorative plastic scissors. This was why I chose to import materials from the U.S. A favorite of mine was Basic Grey because of their beautiful patterned papers that were good enough to be framed. I enjoyed making layouts for my 3 young toddlers but as they were growing up, I discovered card making. I somehow left scrapbooking behind and concentrated on creating cards. My children are now teenagers/adult and I know that part of their lives have not been documented because I stopped scrapbooking. 🙁 For me, I think it’s also because photos have become digital. Unlike before where you had to have the film printed, now, it’s all stored therefore not really seen. Another option is digital scrapbooking but nothing beats having paint, ink and glue on your hands and physically arranging the embellishments until you’re satisfied with the layout. With so many beautiful stamp designs, you can create your own embellishments just like what I did in the layout below.

When I saw the Altenew Ornate Foliage and Weekend Doodle stamp sets, I got so inspired to create a layout about my daughter and her cousin, Tara. These two are like sisters– cheering each other’s successes and being supportive when challenges arise. Too bad they live thousands of miles apart. I had to make sure their love for each other was recorded/documented through a scrapbook page.


  • PAPERS:A Webster’s Pages Nest Begin Anew; Canson Watercolor Paper 200 gsm
  • STAMPS: Altenew Ornate Foliage and Weekend Doodles
  • DIES: Altenew Ornate Foliage dies, Weekend Doodles dies, Delicate Mandala die; MFTa Hi Rise Alphabet Upper case die; Simon Says Stamp Archie Alphabet
  • STENCIL: Altenew Broken Chevrons Stencil
  • INK: Versamark Ink, Altenew Crisp Dye Ink- Snapdragon, Marigold, Aqualicious and Teal Cave; DISTRESS OXIDE INKS- Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap
  • EMBOSSING POWDER: Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder Rose Gold
  • ADHESIVES: Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue, Glossy accents dimension medium, Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares
  • RIBBON: Bazzil Basics green polka dots
  • Neenah Solar White CS

3 areas of the watercolor paper were inked using the Altenew Broken Chevrons as pattern. The Mandala die was used to cut through Neenah Solar White CS 3 times and positioned on top of the stenciled background. Images from the Ornate Foliage and Weekend Doodles stamp sets were stamped on white CS using Versamark Ink then embossed using Altenew Rose Gold embossing powder and heat set. The images were then colored using the altenew crips dye inks then arranged under the patterned papers and photos. Layout was based on Page Maps Scrapbook and Cards Magazine Fall Issue. These Page Maps are extremely helpful especially when you need to jumpstart your scrapbooking. It makes creating much easier cause you have a sketch to follow or get inspiration from.

Thanks for dropping by and I hope to make more layouts in the future. ❤️