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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Patt H. November 18, 2019 - 14:56

Your coloring is awesome! Love your color choices!

mary November 18, 2019 - 15:21

those blends and gradients are soooo goood!

Apeksha Jain November 18, 2019 - 15:27

Love your colouring and that beautiful blending ?

Patt H. November 18, 2019 - 15:36

Your layout is so lovely, Anna! I think this is my very favorite of all your layouts. The coloring is wonderful & that picture is great! Love it!

p truslow November 18, 2019 - 15:36

Beautiful cards and stamps.

MaryH. November 18, 2019 - 15:38

Wow. These color markers just went to the top of my Wish List and Please Santa bring some for me! Love the coloring.

Brenda Kuder November 18, 2019 - 15:41

Beautiful coloring!

Susan Williams November 18, 2019 - 15:54

So beautiful! Those markers are amazing thinking I need to save up for them. ?

Tona November 18, 2019 - 15:57

Wow, fabulous coloring!

Tricia Podmore November 18, 2019 - 16:05

Stunning card. Phenomenal coloring.

Donna Lewis November 18, 2019 - 16:14

Gorgeous colouring! I’m loving the 30 day challenge. It’s my 14th time too! It’s so lovely to see you supporting the wonderful Kathy!

Naghma Husain November 18, 2019 - 16:17

both the leaves and flower look great!

Evan November 18, 2019 - 16:32

You did an amazing job coloring the flower and leaves. And just think that next time you will be faster because you have practiced!

Roni November 18, 2019 - 16:45

I love the markers and the shading you’ve done.

Mary Ann November 18, 2019 - 17:04

I am intimidated by alcohol markers but thanks to this series I’m. Breaking them out. Thank you!

Nancy L Probst November 18, 2019 - 17:04

I was able to get to each stop in the blog hop. I absolutely love the many different techniques and all the beautiful results! Thanks to all the great artists that contribute to these blog hops for Altenew!

Meghan Kennihan November 18, 2019 - 17:13

Gorgeous hop as per usual and such incredible talent and coloring! Coloring is the BEST therapy!

Susan Marie Rutledge November 18, 2019 - 17:30

Beautiful greens on those leaves. I am new to alcohol markers and my projects never look like that lol!

Monica Linerode November 18, 2019 - 17:37

Sounds like you’re a perfectionist in coloring your beautiful flower & leaf. Taking your time coloring is worth it. Thanks for sharing

Debbie Eslinger November 18, 2019 - 17:41

love coloring with any medium thanks for all the creativity this hop provided

lizbechtel69 November 18, 2019 - 17:48

Jennifer your colors are lovely! I really like how you blended them together and I think that you might be more comfy with the water colors, but you do a magnificent job with the ink pens! I think two hours is a good time frame and as long as it relaxed you, then who really cares how long it takes? With such details, it is hard not to get lost in the coloring moment! TFS!

Jenny Namour November 18, 2019 - 17:52

I am hoping to learn how to color this beautifully!!

Pai November 18, 2019 - 18:25

Wow. you call yourself a newbie? that coloring is amazing!

Maddie McCaslin November 18, 2019 - 18:47

AWESOME coloring!!

Susan Strawser November 18, 2019 - 18:52

Looking forward to all the great projects with all the great products!

Brenda Poe November 18, 2019 - 19:23

It’s OK to be a perfectionist when coloring if you enjoy it (& have the time)! Anyway, it’s beautiful!

Iggy November 18, 2019 - 19:35

You did an amazing job!

Lindarub November 18, 2019 - 19:41

Beautiful coloring!

Monica November 18, 2019 - 19:41

I always enjoy Kathy’s The Daily Marker 30 Day, it’s like accountability made fun, with tons of inspiration. The best, is the sense of community and the people we meet along those 30 days. Altenew joining makes it so much better!!

Sandy Rodriguez November 18, 2019 - 19:45

I’m a little late but gonna catch up on this 30 day coloring blitz!! Love your techniques! xoxo

lblanch287 November 18, 2019 - 19:52

Your coloring certainly doesn’t look like you’re a newbie. I love your flower and leaves. I look forward to seeing what you do with them

mjmarmo November 18, 2019 - 20:21

So very pretty!

mjmarmo November 18, 2019 - 20:21

A wonderful hop filled with inspiration!

Sheri Hartman November 18, 2019 - 20:24

Love the gradient shading. I ❤️ Altenew!

becky eberts November 18, 2019 - 21:01

Very nice!

Gloria November 18, 2019 - 21:07

Love your coloring. It takes me forever to color also. Your turned out lovely.

Susan McRae November 18, 2019 - 21:11

Gorgeous coloring and love your color combo!

berryblue November 18, 2019 - 21:14

I love the idea of the thirty day coloring challenge! Such a good chance to try out new mediums or to relax and enjoy a medium that you already love. I’m going to put on an audiobook and color right now!

Vikki H November 18, 2019 - 21:26

Good job! I love my Altenew markers with their tiny tip on one end instead of a big wedge.

Karen B Walker November 18, 2019 - 21:34

It may have taken awhile, but your coloring is stunning!

Ericka Anne November 18, 2019 - 21:43

The pretty flower is well done, but I love the stupendously beautiful colors of the leaves.

lvngmydsh November 18, 2019 - 21:54

Just love your coloring. Love seeing what markers you used also.

Joanne Travis November 18, 2019 - 22:01

I had an incredibly difficult time on many of the blogs trying to find the place to comment. Beautiful work and very much loved and appreciated though!

Bryna Mirabella November 18, 2019 - 22:07

I think your coloring is gorgeous!

Linda BL November 18, 2019 - 22:11

Your flower from the Wispy Begonia set is absolutely gorgeous! You color beautifully with the Artist Markers. I follow Kathy’s 30 day Coloring Challenge, so was pleased to see Altenew collaborating.

Miriam Romero November 18, 2019 - 22:51

Amazing cards with beautiful colors! Thank you for the inspiration!

Surekha Galagoda November 18, 2019 - 23:18

Dear Jennifer
Your coloring is absolutely stunning, beautiful magnificent, i dont have enough words to describe it.
I am taking part in the 30 Day coloring Challenge and it is simply a God send as i cannot at present afford to pay and take classes on coloring. I used to suck at coloring but after i took to crafting i knew i had to improve and i used to watch all the videos again and again just to learn one brush or pencil stroke.
In the meantime i was praying to God asking for him to open a door for me to improve my coloring and here was Kathy Raoosins 30 Day Coloring Challenge. Isnt it amazing. I am taking part and i do color daily but due to time limitations i upload three or 4 posts together.
Her tips have heped me improve and specially her tip which says to color at least for 5 to 10 minutes daily is helping me improve and understand colors blending etc. The me time helps me rejuvanate and color. I am still crawling but my friends say i have improved and i am humbly happy and greatful to God, Kathy and all of you lovely people who painstakingly make videos to show and inspire us through your lovely coloring. I also say a big thank you to Jacee Gasper who always answer all my little questions though he is very busy. Thank you for showing this lovely world to me. May God bless you, your family and blessings to the Altenew team for coloring my world with happiness.
With lots of love and gratitude

Amy E Booth November 18, 2019 - 23:21

I am a new Altenew customer and I am really enjoying the products, but what is even better, is I can always find inspiration and projects to create on the blog. I also reallt enjoy blog hops. It is a great way to learn about amazing creative people.

Betty November 18, 2019 - 23:58

I just found this because of Daily Marker….looking forward to more inspiration!

Teri Spracklin November 19, 2019 - 00:18

I love to see WIPs. It makes me feel like I’m “keeping up”! LOL :) Thanks for sharing!

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