Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway

by Altenew

Altenew Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop Graphic 1Welcome to our Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop!

Life can get stressful and many people find coloring to be the best therapy! This blog hop features projects from fantastic designers, all colored with our Watercolor Brush Markers, Watercolor 36 Pan Set, Metallic Watercolors, or Liquid Watercolors!

Altenew is collaborating with the amazing Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker to inspire crafters to find joy through coloring/watercoloring. Kathy is celebrating her 16th “30 Day Coloring Challengeuntil the end of May 7th, 2020. Please participate in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge by coloring something, then share it on social media using the hashtag #thedailymarker30day. We hope you find “Me Time” and enjoy the benefits that coloring will give!

I decided to use one of my favorite Altenew coloring mediums – the Watercolor Brush Markers (Spring Garden Set)! Instead of using them to color in a stamped image, I used them to paint washes and splatters onto different pieces of watercolor paper. Then, I used the different shades for the different layers in the Open Bloom 3D Die Set.

DSC 0392 smallI love how simple, yet impactful this technique is! Whenever I get on a roll with die cutting, I often want to skip a stamped sentiment in favor of a die cut one. That's why I pulled out the gorgeous Fancy For You Die and cut it from black cardstock to finish off the card.

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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 here on the Altenew Card Blog by 5/6/2020 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 THIS POST on 5/9/2020.


To celebrate the Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop, we are offering two exciting deals!

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  • 5/3/2020-5/4/2020: 20% off *All Alcohol Markers from 5/3/2020 at 12:01 AM EDT until 5/4/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT.  Not valid on previous purchases. *Excludes Artist Marker Refills. SHOP HERE.


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!

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Kathy Racoosin

Jaycee Gaspar

Nina-Marie Trapani

Kelly Griglione

Norine Borys


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


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Blog Hop Winners

As promised here are the 6 winners of a $30 gift certificate to our store, randomly chosen from comments left here on this post:

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We have also chosen winners of a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each of the participating designers’ blogs! You can find ALL the names/usernames of the winners below.


How to claim your prize:

Please send a screenshot of your winning comment or a link to this blog post to winner@altenew.com with the subject line “Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop Giveaway Winner from ______’s blog” by 06/09/20 so we can set you up with your prizes. (Example: Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop Giveaway Winner from May Park’s blog)

***Due to the bulk of emails that our team receives, kindly give us 5-7 business days to process your prizes. Thank you for understanding!

Thank you for joining and see you in the next one!


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Jill H. May 4, 2020 - 12:48 PM

Great colors on this card! I love working with watercolors, so this blog hop is fabulous for me. P.S. I can’t wait to get Altenew’s metallic watercolors.

anushreevaish May 4, 2020 - 2:37 PM

I love to do water coloring! I am a great fan of your water color brush markers!! Such a pleasure to hop along and find some amazing inspirations!!

Christine Healy May 4, 2020 - 5:03 PM

Love, love the leaf canopy stamp set…thanks for a chance to win!

Annalisa May 4, 2020 - 5:10 PM

This was a delightful hop to follow. There’s something so relaxing about watercolors, probably the fact that they just end up looking beautiful no matter what. Thanks for putting this together!

Kelly Roberts May 4, 2020 - 5:22 PM

Beautiful! I love these products. The flower card is gorgeous!

kc worksheets May 4, 2020 - 6:13 PM

Such beautiful examples of beautiful flowers. Love watercoloring!!

Carrie Terrell May 4, 2020 - 6:16 PM

My wish list for Altenew is growing every day and this gift certificate could sure come in handy!

Angie May 4, 2020 - 6:51 PM

I love what each artist does when creating their cards. Always unique and beautiful.

huggerme May 4, 2020 - 7:34 PM

If I had just a bit of their talent in my pinky finger, I’d be overjoyed!

Deb Tilton May 4, 2020 - 9:31 PM

I can’t get enough videos on water-coloring. It’s a great addition to flowers

lisascreativeniche May 4, 2020 - 10:24 PM

Very pretty! Love how you’ve used this on layering dies!

Kylie Z May 5, 2020 - 7:14 AM

The DT is so talented. I enjoyed seeing all the creations.

Lynn Young May 5, 2020 - 8:58 AM

Love a watercolor blog hop! I love how this card uses watercolor as an accent on the card.

Kim Salito May 5, 2020 - 6:26 PM

Love all the inspiration.

Heike Carlson May 5, 2020 - 7:30 PM

So pretty!

audrey freedman May 5, 2020 - 8:31 PM

as usual, gorgeous art with paper, paint and dies! thanks for sharing

Carol Gensweider May 5, 2020 - 8:56 PM

Thank you for the great coloring tips. And the discounts.

Cynthia M May 5, 2020 - 9:59 PM

Your artist do such beautiful work.

JMN May 6, 2020 - 7:32 AM

Beautiful dimension, beautiful colors … a beautiful card.

stampinggamma May 6, 2020 - 11:10 AM

Gorgeous card! I do not watercolor well at all, so I am off to hop to see if this hop helps my watercoloring!

Cat May 6, 2020 - 12:27 PM

This is beautiful and so inspiring! Since quarantine, I’ve had more time to exercise my creative muscle and I’ve been dabbling into water coloring! Love the use of the markers to color the gorgeous flowers.

tina z. May 6, 2020 - 7:14 PM

Gorgeous card!

Jackie Peterson May 6, 2020 - 10:39 PM

What a beautiful card! I’m just beginning to watercolor. I love this blog hop!

Danyelle Dillon May 7, 2020 - 12:10 AM

Gorgeous watercoloring! I need to try this! Thanks for showing us!

Cheryl Svendsen May 8, 2020 - 7:54 AM

Watercolor therapy? How appropriate with what we’re all experiencing lately. And such wonderful results can be achieved. Thank you Altenew!

Edina Sera May 9, 2020 - 11:06 AM

Nice card, great idea – always wanted to try watercoloring.

BECKY J ESPOSITO November 18, 2020 - 5:19 PM

Love these cards!

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