Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hello, hi! We’re hopping again today, with Altenew and The Daily Marker in a collaboration to inspire crafters to find joy though coloring. This is Kathy Racoosin’s 16th 30 day coloring challenge and you can join in and follow along till it’s completion on May 7, 2020. Follow the hashtag #TheDailyMarker30Day for inspiration any time.

You should be arriving here from Kelly’s blog, but if not, you can click back to the beginning at the Altenew Card Blog and feast your eyes on allll the beautiful and inspiring projects!

My project today is a bit of a departure from my usual muted florals, but is exciting to me in an altogether different way. All that rainbow of color!!

To begin, I stamped onto cardstock from the Altenew watercolor paper pack, with the background stamp design from Pattern Play: Circle stamp set and heat embossed with platinum embossing powder. Then I used a rainbow of colors of Altenew watercolor brush pens to color in all the circles. In order, I used: Crimson, Autumn Blaze, Warm Sunshine, Lime, Lagoon, Desert Night, Persian Blue, Midnight Violet and Ruby Red.

My technique, since the watercolor markers have such intense pigment, was to brush a thin line of color along one “corner” of a circle. I typically colored 3-4 circles at once, and immediately after laying down that thin line of color, I brought in a brush lightly loaded with clean water, to lighten and blend that color down toward the opposite side of the circle. Working from top to bottom in the order of colors listed above, I created a card panel of rainbow colored circles.

For the sentiment, I die cut the hugs die and shadow die from the Hello and Hugs Die Set and stamped the “sending lots of” from the Hello and Hugs stamp set. I also die cut a layer of fun foam with the hugs shadow die to pop up the sentiment for extra dimension. I used a couple of layers of foam adhesive behind the sentiment strip to let it sit at the same elevation as the die cut word. I trimmed the card panel slightly smaller than A2 and adhered it to a white cardstock card base.

Your next stop on the hop is LauraJane’s blog. You’ll find a complete hop list below in the case of a broken link anywhere along the way.

As always, there are prizes! Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Maker is also giving away a goodie bag(worth $30) to 4 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 5/6/2020 for a chance to win. They will 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 blog on 5/9/2020.

But that’s not all! Altenew is offering two additional promotions!

Complete blog hop list:

Altenew Card Blog

Kathy Racoosin

Jaycee Gaspar

Nina-Marie Trapani

Kelly Griglione

Norine Borys – You are here.


Vicky Papaioannou

Therese Calvird

Lydia Fiedler

Caly Person

Virginia Lu

Kristina Werner

May Sukyong Park

Kelly Latevola

Nicole Watt

Amy Tan

Maryam Perez

Lisa Spangler

Isha Gupta

Yoonsun Hur

Mindy Eggen

Nenette S. Madero

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop!

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