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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Karen B Hicks November 18, 2019 - 11:16

I love the stunning color combinations from brilliant to subdued. Thank you for the inspiration!

Jana Millen November 18, 2019 - 11:17

Such beautiful coloring

Trina P. November 18, 2019 - 11:17

Beautiful colouring. I learned to colour (and am still learning) by participating in Kathy’s 30 day colouring challenge. Now I love to colour. Looking forward to the hop.

Maura R November 18, 2019 - 11:21

Love to color and Kathy is “da bomb”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tracy Ware November 18, 2019 - 11:22

This is my first time joining the 30daycolor challenge and It’s been fun!
Thanks for sharing such a beautiful project

Kirstin November 18, 2019 - 11:27

Such an interesting colour combination on the flower! This is the first time I am doing the challenge and it’s been a great opportunity to try new techniques and combinations :) Very grateful to Kathy for starting this awesome challenge!

HollyTesk November 18, 2019 - 11:24

Gorgeous! I practically faithfully but still long for the day when my coloring is at this level.

Bonnie Eng November 18, 2019 - 11:25

Your colouring with the markers is so incredible and inspiring. It is very soothing; perhaps that is why I enjoy card making so much. I remember when I was studying in university for various courses, I bought myself both the physiology and anatomy colouring books – both to study with and also to just calm me and help me to focus. That was also a good 25 years ago, before colouring became so popular! Now, we use it with a lot of our patients to help distract and refocus them as needed – or just as a way to pass time.

Anna Mahtani November 18, 2019 - 11:27

Wonderful coloring! And I haven’t missed a day on the challenge yet! ?

Joanne Travis November 18, 2019 - 11:27

Gorgeous coloring on this beautiful bloom! Very inspirational.

Donna Smith November 18, 2019 - 11:37

Simple gorgeous…

Greta H November 18, 2019 - 11:42

What a fun addition to Kathy’s coloring challenge! Your work in progress is beautiful–love the colors you’ve chosen!

Deborah Smith November 18, 2019 - 13:20

Love to color! Great tips and ideas.

Jeanne Sarna November 18, 2019 - 11:43

Now I just need to get all the different colored markers

Lori Leyba November 18, 2019 - 11:47

Those marker colors are luscious!

Linda November 18, 2019 - 11:52

LOVE to color in all mediums. I just finished coloring stamped/embossed poinsettias and holly branches on Christmas cards and look forward to seeing what all the bloggers on this Hop can inspire me to do next!

Beverly Jordan November 18, 2019 - 13:39

Such amazing beauty with all the fabulous colors you chose!! Am getting so much inspiration from all of the designers! Am playing along as much as I can on the #thedailymarker30day challenge!

Sheri K November 18, 2019 - 11:55

Love Kathy and her coloring tips and tricks, have participated several times. Thanks for sharing your coloring, it’s gorgeous!

Caitlin Rebecca November 18, 2019 - 11:56

WOW such beautiful coloring!!

Carolee McCaslin November 18, 2019 - 11:58

I LOVE to color and I try to everyday:)

Annie Chan November 18, 2019 - 12:04

Very beautiful! I wish I can color like that!!

Joyce A Verdon November 18, 2019 - 12:17

I watercolor and use my pencils, too. I think you did a great job on these; colors are so vibrant! Looks like markers blend very well too! Love the images!

Jen F November 18, 2019 - 12:18

I love coloring – it’s so therapeutic!! I would love to try these markers – gorgeous!!

Nana Griffin November 18, 2019 - 12:21

Such a wonderful hop. I need to get busy with my markers and use them much more often.

SD Pooja November 18, 2019 - 12:26

The time spent on coloring the flower and leaves is totally worth, fir the results are beautiful.I loved the colors you have used to color the flower.

Ashlee Diane November 18, 2019 - 12:28

Kathys 30 day color challenges are so much fun!!

Carol McCready November 18, 2019 - 12:30

Love the depth on your flower and leaf. I can’t wait to see all the inspiration on the hop.

sharon brand November 18, 2019 - 12:32

Beautifully coloured flower!

Melanie Arrowood November 18, 2019 - 12:33

Beautiful coloring!

Maria C F November 18, 2019 - 12:36

I have not attempted colored pencils and have only recently started using Copics. I have a long way to go before I am as good as you.

Nandini Karmarkar November 18, 2019 - 12:37

Beautiful coloring. I love the gorgeous bloom.

kjwinston November 18, 2019 - 12:39

Jennifer, I think that flower is beautiful and it doesn’t matter how long it took you! I find alcohol markers a little of a mystery and I think you did really well.

Sue K November 18, 2019 - 12:43

I have so enjoyed the artistry of Altenew. For someone who is definitely not an artist, I find so much inspiration. (And I love my new stamps)

Savannagh November 18, 2019 - 12:43

I really appreciate Altenew’s commitment to making coloring easy enough and understandable enough that the normal, previously unartistic person can create beauty by following your many blogs and using layered stamps. Thanks!

Patricia November 18, 2019 - 12:57

Jennifer, thank you for all the time you took to do the beautiful coloring. I really appreciate Altenew for collaborating with the Coloring Challenge and providing such excellent products.

Lou Evans November 18, 2019 - 13:06

Beautiful coloring!

Saridaki Stefania November 18, 2019 - 13:18

Awesome!! I love your work!!!

Donna November 18, 2019 - 13:24

Two hours! I don’t have that kind of patience! But if I every get a good set of markers, I’ll definitely give it a try.

Corinne Derby November 18, 2019 - 13:27

Amazing… I would love to be so talented and color such beautiful cards..

Ellie Wilkins November 18, 2019 - 13:33

Wonderful giveaway!! Your coloring is sublime!! Kathy is a great teacher. While I have not participated in any of her 30 day challenges, just knowing about them helps me to color or create every day!!??

Michelle Hackett November 18, 2019 - 13:42

Your artist markers make it so easy to color any images. I love them more than my copics, because your stamping inks match them, and so do the new paper collections.

Margaret Rod November 18, 2019 - 13:43

Hello Jennifer,
Your colouring on the flowers were super great!! The colours you chose worked beautifully together!! And the leaves are so realistic that I want to touch them! I wish I could colour every day, let alone 2 hours on one creation!! You inspire me!!

HOLLEY DOWNS November 18, 2019 - 13:43

Wow, what a wonderful giveaway. Would love to win! Kathy is such a great colorist.

MichelleS November 18, 2019 - 13:50

So excited to see everyone’s ? I love coloring in almost any medium even if it takes new hours to do.

Chris Betlock November 18, 2019 - 13:58

So inspirational and healing…Color Therapy, yea! Norine Borys is AMAZING, in my opinion. Thanks Altenew for all you do for card makers.

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Such such fabulous coloring and ‘sweet’ giveaway ❣️ I hope I’m the lucky one?

Debby Canady November 18, 2019 - 14:06

I have been wanting to learn to color with alcohol markers but they were too expensive. The ones from Altenew are at a more reasonable price point.

Lisa Byers November 18, 2019 - 14:07

You did a wonderful job coloring the flowers and the leaves for an alcohol newbie!!

sandy M November 18, 2019 - 14:24

I have never spent two hours on coloring such a small amount of stamped items but your effort sure made a statement. I love your coloring and please show the final results.

Diane J November 18, 2019 - 14:24

Jennifer for going outside your comfort zone it looks very pretty to me. Thanks to all for doing the hop.

Dena Hughes November 18, 2019 - 14:29

What amazing inspiration! And also the personal stories about coloring. Thank you!

Cathy Loveless November 18, 2019 - 14:35

Your coloring is incredibole!!!I’m going to have to try Kathy’s coloring challenge.

Darlene Bruehl November 18, 2019 - 14:43

The great thing is everyone creates beauty. Different but beautiful! Smile when you color! Send it and the smile will magically appear on the face of the recipient!!

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