Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway

by Therese Calvird

Hi, it's Therese, and I am back with another edition of Take 2 with Therese. Today's post is special, as we are joining Kathy Racoosin for the Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop.

I am using the new Woodless Watercolor Pencils from Altenew and you will be able to see just how easy they are to use!

I chose the beautiful Kind Reminders Stamp Set as these flowers have that ‘watercolor' look. My first card is very clean and simple.

I added some Jet Black Ink splatters and a sentiment from the Celebrate Us Stamp Set.

To create my second card, I used the Simple Coloring Stencil, but you can watch the process in the video linked below.

This time, I used the Waterbrush Hello Die and a sub sentiment from the Hello and Hugs Stamp Set.

To see how I created these cards, you can watch my video here or watch it in HD on YouTube.

Continue reading below for all the details of today's blog hop. Thanks so much for stopping by today.  

-Supplies-

 
Kind Reminders Stamp & Die & Coloring…
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Celebrate Us Stamp & Die Bundle
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Hello and Hugs Stamp Set
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Waterbrush Hello Die
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Lime Crisp Dye Ink
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Limeade Crisp Dye Ink
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Blush Crisp Dye Ink
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Obsidian Pigment Ink
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Woodless Watercolor Pencil 24 Set
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Ink Blending Tool – Large
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Green Fields Enamel Dots
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Jet Black Ink Spray
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Special Offer 

We are running a free gift promotion to celebrate this blog hop.

Receive a FREE brand-NEW Butterfly Kisses Stamp Set ($4.99 value) with *every order from 11/18/2020 at 12:01 am EST until 11/19/2020 at 11:59 pm EST or while supplies last. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. Shop here -> https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products *Not valid on online class, workshop, print media orders. 

PRIZES

Altenew and Kathy from The Daily Marker are giving away over $350 prizes to 17 lucky winners. 

Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below for a chance to win by 11/24/2020. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/30/2020.

Blog Hop

Your first stop on the hop is the amazing Kathy Racoosin! Check out the full list below and make sure you stop by each blog.

Altenew Card Blog

Kathy Racoosin

Norine Borys

LauraJane

Nicole Watt

Caly Person

Virginia Lu

Tenia Nelson

Maryam Perez

Jenny Colacicco

Amber Rain Davis

Emily Midgett

Erum Tasneem

Ashley Tucker

Dana Joy

Kelly Griglione

Jessie Banks

Nenette S. Madero

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Michele F November 18, 2020 - 09:36

Two times the gorgeousness, Therese!! Thanks for all the insight you’ve shared, and the tips!
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Nicki Baxley November 18, 2020 - 10:06

Beautiful watercolor technique!

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Meghan Kennihan November 18, 2020 - 10:10

I Love how the sentiments just POP from the beautiful colored backgrounds! I LOVE these florals! WONDERFUL HOP!

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Mari Garcia November 18, 2020 - 10:12

What a beautiful card. I love altenew flowers so realistic! Then again is it crafter? Lol

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bernietk November 18, 2020 - 10:14

Really pretty cards. I love the second one using the stencil and pencils together. So much detail!

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Kimberly Tomaszewski November 18, 2020 - 10:14

I am so excited – I just ordered the woodless colored pencils. They have been out of stock and I watch Amber’s videos and was lucky when I checked back. I love water coloring although I still need a lot of practice, and I get so many awesome tips from Altenew and Kathy Racoosin.

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melissaf123 November 18, 2020 - 10:15

Gorgeous cards, those water color pencils really look easy to use, so they are going to the top of my list! Thank you for another awesome video tutorial.

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Sandhya Iyer November 18, 2020 - 10:15

Gorgeous card Therese!! I have that stamp and am so inspired to color it today!

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Jeanne Beam November 18, 2020 - 10:18

As always, such beautiful cards! Your coloring is amazing.
Thanks so much for sharing.

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Ann Ito November 18, 2020 - 10:20

Beautiful cards! Loving those watercolor pencils! Looks like a good way to get into watercoloring for a beginner like me.

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Jeanne Beam November 18, 2020 - 10:21

As always, such beautiful cards! Your coloring is amazing.
Thanks for sharing…

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Silvia Hutchinson November 18, 2020 - 10:28

Beautifully color flowers. Gorgeous cards!!

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Teri S. November 18, 2020 - 10:30

Oh Therese, I think both of your cards are so lovely. I’m a huge fan of watercolour, yet this time I think the second card using the ink & pencils is my favourite as I like the depth of colour. I love it when people’s dogs or cats wander into the picture when filming. It puts a large grin on my face. Thanks.

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Lagene November 18, 2020 - 10:32

Gorgeous cards, It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I will say the looser watercolor look makes me happiest!

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Maureen Turner November 18, 2020 - 10:33

Beautiful cards Therese! Those water color pencils really do look easy to use. Thanks for sharing

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Vicki Dutcher November 18, 2020 - 10:42

Lovely card. So pretty in pink

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Carolee Mc November 18, 2020 - 10:43

WOW these cards are beautiful!!!!

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Maureen Reiss November 18, 2020 - 10:44

Soooo Beautiful!!! I love the different ways you colored these!!

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Yvonne Boucher November 18, 2020 - 10:45

Lovely cards, Therese! Love the watercolor pencils too. Thank you for your inspiring tutorial!

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Jennifer Hegemann November 18, 2020 - 10:47

these cards are gorgeous! i love the look!

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Sue McRae November 18, 2020 - 11:00

Love that big bloom done in loose watercolors! Beautiful!

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anitachristensen November 18, 2020 - 11:01

The coloring and the results are beautiful. I like the bold sentiment.

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Barbara Webb November 18, 2020 - 11:05

Love Teresa’s style and colors. Have to admit her cards always tempt me to purchase the stamps/products she uses. I do my best to mimic her!!!

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Gillie Ciriaco-Runge November 18, 2020 - 11:06

Wow! What a beautiful cards. I have been wanting to do watercolor pencils coloring but don’t have the nerve to do it! Christmas is coming and these watercolor woodless will be a perfect gift to myself. This blog is the best I have seen and I’ll definitely save it.

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Gayle Burdick November 18, 2020 - 11:21

Those woodless watercolor pencils are beautiful. Love the effect on cards!

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Kathleen Landphair November 18, 2020 - 11:42

Well done – I like the card where you used the stencil mask best! Thanks for demoing this technique!

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Marilynn d-r November 18, 2020 - 11:47

Beautiful cards, lovely colors with the watercolors used.

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Chandhini November 18, 2020 - 11:49

Love Take two with Therese. These cards are wonderful.

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RobiW November 18, 2020 - 11:56

Both cards are beautiful! I love having options.

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Lynn-toomanycrayons November 18, 2020 - 11:58

The videos are so helpful and relaxing for me to watch too :)

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Vickie D November 18, 2020 - 12:01

Coloring is so therapeutic and your cards are beautiful!

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Kelly W. November 18, 2020 - 12:15

Therese, both of your cards are gorgeous, so soft and pretty! I really enjoyed your video and tips. I’d like to try the tip to tip technique as well as how you use your water brush! I think that would help with control of the color and amount of water applied.

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Linda BL November 18, 2020 - 12:16

Really enjoyed your video! Watching you use these new pencils is making me think that these need to be in my craft room. Both cards are really pretty, still trying to decide which is my favorite. As has been mentioned already, I do love when a cat wanders into the picture.

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dorothyayotte November 18, 2020 - 12:16

So looking forward to this wonderful blog hop. I am a novice water color user so this will be so inspiring, I’m sure!

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Anne Sturgeon November 18, 2020 - 12:20

Beautiful creations… very generous of Altenew and K. Raccousin to do this lovely watercolor hop… Thanks for the tips and I think these pencils look quite easy to use.

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Debbie Nutt November 18, 2020 - 12:38

Such a soft look. Amazing stencil and watercolour pencils. I’ve been covering the watercolour pan sets for ages. Fingers crossed. Thanks, Altenew.

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Anna Angus November 18, 2020 - 12:38

I love the stamps and die set that produced. I just wish the cost for postage ro the southern hemisphere were not so much. Love all the cards that arw produced by the team.

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barbara lassiter November 18, 2020 - 12:50

I love both cards but maybe the “watercolor only” card a little bit better! That’s because I love the look of watercolor so much! Both cards are well designed and great inspiration for any cards I might want to create from my stash of Altenew flowers!

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Patt H. November 18, 2020 - 12:59

Absolutely gorgeous coloring, Therese! I love your informative videos & now have those pencils high on my christmas wish list!

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Cathy S November 18, 2020 - 13:02

Beautiful cards! Love the watercolor over stencil technique

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Cindy C. November 18, 2020 - 13:14

Both so charming!! Love the soft watercoloring!

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joni52 November 18, 2020 - 13:20

Gorgeous cards! The watercolor pencils look amazing!

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apalmer2019 November 18, 2020 - 13:21

What a great line up of designers for this Blog Hop. So much talent using my favorite coloring sticks, (Pencils, LOL). I get so much help from the videos and have me scrambling to pull out my gear. Beautiful work here, The cards are fabulous as always Therese. I off to more hopping.

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Theresa November 18, 2020 - 13:37

It seems like I’ve been waiting for ever for these pencils to come back in stock. I ordered them yay!. Therese makes this beautiful project seem so easy.

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Gail Greif November 18, 2020 - 14:40

So beautiful and delicate. I love the colors! Great job!

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Kim Johnson November 18, 2020 - 14:43

Beautiful cards. The woodless water color pencils would be fun to play with!

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Julie Greaves November 18, 2020 - 14:57

Both of your cards are beautiful. I have a set of lesser quality watercolor pencils but have not used them much. WELL … after watching your video I got mine out and started practicing. They will have to do me for now til I can afford the Altenew woodless pencils which look lovely and are in the great Altenew shades. I think I have fallen in love with watercolor. Thanks for sharing and love the cat :)

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Jacinda November 18, 2020 - 15:38

Gorgeous cards!

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kjwinston November 18, 2020 - 15:58

I am really impressed with the results you got with the watercolor pencils. My own experience with watercolor pencils is good — BUT NOT THAT GOOD!

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Jade November 18, 2020 - 16:06

Beautiful card! I love the colors!

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