Color Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway

by jenniferrzasa

Color Therapy Blog Hop GraphicWelcome to our Color 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 Artist Markers, Watercolor Brush Markers, Watercolor 36 Pan Set, Metallic Watercolors, or Ink Sprays!

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 Challengeuntil the end of November 2019. 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!

Kathy is insanely talented and I tried to channel my inner Kathy with this project (although I know my skills don't quite meet hers!). Some of the designers on the hop are sharing works-in-progress, which is what I have here:

DSC 0563 small DSC 0567 smallDSC 0565 smallMy preferred coloring medium is watercolor, but I went outside of my comfort zone this time by using Artist Markers. Would you believe I spent over 2 hours just coloring a flower and two leaves?! Is that because I'm still a bit of an alcohol marker newbie, or is that how long it takes for everyone?

The flower and leaves are from the Wispy Begonia Stamp Set, and I stamped them out with Permanent Black Ink so the lines wouldn't bleed. I plan on die-cutting these out and using them on a future project!


Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Maker is also giving away a 5”x7” original watercolor artwork (including a custom frame). Please leave a comment here on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/22/2019 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 11/24/2019.


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Receive a FREE brand new Like Family Stamp Set ($4.99 value) with every order from 11/18/2019 at 12:01 am EST until 11/29/2019 at 11:59 pm EST. The free gift will be added to cart automatically. While supplies last. Shop HERE!


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

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Kathy Racoosin

Ashlea Cornell

Anna Komenda

Emily Midgett

Jaycee Gaspar

Gayatri Murali

Hussena Calcuttawala

Keeway Tsao

Kristina Pokazanieva


Lilith Eeckels

Nenette S. Madero

Norine Borys

TaeEun Yoo

Maryam Perez

Tania Ahmed

Vicky Papaioannou

Virginia Lu


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Daniela May November 18, 2019 - 09:18

Gorgeous coloring Jennifer

Mary Lehett November 18, 2019 - 09:25

Beautiful coloring! I agree with you, I prefer water coloring too!

Judy Price November 18, 2019 - 09:48

Beautiful blending! Maybe if I stare at your work long enough I’ll channel some of your talent! (Ya, right!)

Karen Green November 18, 2019 - 09:58

Beautiful come combination and love the detail. Thanks for sharing.

Kristina Goodwin November 18, 2019 - 09:27

I don’t know about the time frame for alcohol markers, as I only have a few of them. However, for me, pencils can definitely take that long! As a novice, I attempt to work with colored pencils (mostly), but am also working on learning watercolors; eventually hope to do more with the markers. For me, it’s almost as therapeutic WATCHING someone color/paint, as it is to DO.

Lovely job on the flowers and leaves! Thank you for sharing your talents.

Kristina G,, NE

Robbie Melville November 18, 2019 - 09:27

Beautiful coloring

Carolyn Hensel November 18, 2019 - 09:27

Florals are my favorite coloring challenge. Love you choices.

Lagene November 18, 2019 - 09:28

Gorgeous coloring Jennifer! The combination of colors is gorgeous!

Karen November 18, 2019 - 09:30

Gorgeous coloring technique! I love the subtle and delicate balance of dark and light colors.

Jeanne Beam November 18, 2019 - 09:36

Beautiful coloring!
Thanks so much for sharing…

Mary November 18, 2019 - 09:37

Beautiful coloring! I’m inspired to sit down and color something today!

Susan P November 18, 2019 - 09:43

Beautiful coloring

Vicki Kroll November 18, 2019 - 09:38

The flower and leaf are spectacular. Love the variation in colors you chose. Another exciting blog hop.Can’t wait to see all the projects.

Shirley Menaard November 18, 2019 - 09:42

Love your layering stamps but just using the outline and coloring with your watercolors is my favorite

diegobydae November 18, 2019 - 09:44

I wish I could answer your question but I don’t use alcohol markers at all. I feel like the only crafter who doesn’t.

Susan Moll November 18, 2019 - 09:48

Beautiful coloring! It also takes me hours and hours to color using alcohol markers!!

Claudia Anderson November 18, 2019 - 09:48

I love coloring! Thank you for the beautiful inspiration.

Laura Armenis November 18, 2019 - 09:49

Well i’m going to be making some time to hop around today. Might be a challenge as everytime I go to someone elses post, I want to go color something. xo

Barb P. November 18, 2019 - 09:49

Beautiful coloring! I use colored pencils and am working on making my markers coloring be more vibrant.

Theressa C. Hudspeth November 18, 2019 - 09:55

I wanna play too …

Donnalee Boisseau November 18, 2019 - 09:55

Wow! That is my goal! To get that fantastic at coloring!

Idalee best November 18, 2019 - 09:59

Love the way these markers blend! Going to have to add them to my stash. ?

Teri S. November 18, 2019 - 10:04

The colours are so rich & your blending is fabulous. I only have a few Copics & haven’t really used them as I’m kind of intimidated by them. I’m not a good colourer yet as I need lots more practice, but watching videos about it is definitely helping me learn.

ccr15Claudia November 18, 2019 - 10:04

I think it can take a while to get the perfect shades of color. I am new to this too and it took me quite some time to color prettily. Love your card.

barbara lassiter November 18, 2019 - 10:11

I prefer water colors and colored pencils, so do not own alcohol markers(yet)! Your flower and leaves look beautiful and I think it doesn’t matter how long it takes as long as you’re coloring! :)

Isabel Z November 18, 2019 - 10:12

The end result of two hours of hard work paid off; your work is gorgeous!

Delia Crooks November 18, 2019 - 10:12

Absolutely beautiful coloring! I would love it if Altenew has classes in shading and coloring with the Artist Markers.

Joyce Grant November 18, 2019 - 10:30

Love the talent shown on your blog posts! Beautiful stamp set design makes a huge difference. Thank you Altenew.

Sharon O November 18, 2019 - 10:13

I so admire the talent! I hope that if I practice I can become a fraction of that good!

Mirella Rogan November 18, 2019 - 10:18

Stunning work and colouring! I really need to practise my watercolouring more!

Kerry Myers November 18, 2019 - 10:18

The talent for coloring is amazing! Beautiful job.

Sheilah Q. November 18, 2019 - 10:19

My heart says “maybe you should try the markers” but my head says “stick with crayons!” Thanks for sharing some inspiration!

mcrockco November 18, 2019 - 10:20

Some very great ideas and all the beautiful different blooms. Hard to choose.

Joanne November 18, 2019 - 10:20

I have always been drawn to learning how to color and everyone sharing their beautiful coloring on here is so inspiring. You all make me want to learn more skills and practice more. I am new to watercoloring and wish to thank all the artists for sharing their tips, techniques, knowledge and inspiration. Your work is so beautiful.

Kara November 18, 2019 - 10:26

This is such a beautiful card. I love coloring with alcohol markers. I love the blending you can get. I just started water coloring and am getting better.

Esther Swartz November 18, 2019 - 10:26

Gorgeous Coloring!! So inspiring!

Luanne Ford November 18, 2019 - 10:27

Absolutely gorgeous!

Kailash November 18, 2019 - 10:30

Beautifully colored flower and leaves! Love the blended colors!

Karthikha Uday November 18, 2019 - 10:31

Gorgeous coloring!! This hop is filled with amazing beautiful inspirations!! Loved them all! :)

Rhoda Miranda November 18, 2019 - 10:35

Gorgeous color choices, I will definitely try the flower color combos. Thanks for sharing

MaryAnne Curtin November 18, 2019 - 10:35

I can color for hours, I like to do the coloring per project so I can finish it, although I do tend to do extra for future projects. There are so many mediums, I am experimenting with them all, the layering stamps have given me so much inspiration to try and obtain the depth on my own. Your coloring is gorgeous.

Melissa November 18, 2019 - 10:38

Love this coloring!

creativeunblock November 18, 2019 - 10:38

Beautiful blending! I never mind taking a while to color because coloring is so soothing!

Cathy Y November 18, 2019 - 10:45

Jennifer, your flowers & leaves are gorgeous! It’s like anything else – just takes practice. I’m sure your can watercolor WAY faster than I can. But I love both.

BethAnne Dunlap November 18, 2019 - 10:47

Thank you for sharing your beautiful coloring. You just gave a wonderful start to my day. What a great collaboration for this hop ?

Charlotte Wold November 18, 2019 - 10:50

Beautiful coloring! I love coloring, all kinds of coloring!

dotjiris November 18, 2019 - 10:53

Gorgeous coloring and it definitely reminds me of the fabulous Kathy Racoosin’s style.

Susanbcards November 18, 2019 - 10:54

So beautiful! I love coloring, I can pretty much do it any where and its nice to be able to sit with my husband and talk while coloring. I can get lost in the process when I’m alone, I guess that’s why it’s a stress reliever.

Connie Hinkle November 18, 2019 - 11:02

Looks beautiful!!!

Paula Rigby November 18, 2019 - 11:04

I’m not very patient when it comes to coloring, but you really inspire me to give it another go. Thanks for the great inspiration!

Betty November 18, 2019 - 11:05

your coloring is lovely, Jennifer – wonderful choice of colors

myhobbyspot November 18, 2019 - 11:05

Beautiful colors, I am in love with the leaves color combo. ??

Johanna Barbieri November 18, 2019 - 11:13

Just color me happy. Love the colors and blending done here. Thank you for sharing.

Lauri Bacalzo November 18, 2019 - 11:15

I just adore the colors you used. I need to put coloring on my next ne hobby list ?

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