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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Tarina Holloway November 19, 2019 - 01:29

What a fun blog hop! I have learned so much about coloring techniques, thank you everyone.

Sharona L November 19, 2019 - 01:47

I love coloring as part of self-care and me time. I love to use Altenew stamps. They are some of the best images around. :)

Olga Dendrinou Fink November 19, 2019 - 03:31

Gorgeous coloring! That’s why I love watercolors because it takes me so long with markers.
Xoxo Olga

Deepa Lakshman November 19, 2019 - 05:36

Wow, I am some cited to see what others are coloring with. It takes me more time to color with pencils than any other medium. I love how your flower and leaves turned out.

Kylie Z November 19, 2019 - 06:54

I think you channeled Kathy very well!

Ethan November 19, 2019 - 07:41

Coloring is not my strong suit so it’s good to get some inspiration.

Julie Harden November 19, 2019 - 08:04

I love your beautiful colouring, even if it took an hour!

Gaby November 19, 2019 - 08:18

Lovely coloring! I might get my markers out…

Amy Cooley November 19, 2019 - 08:47

Looking forward to all the beautiful coloring on this hop.

Jenna Batik November 19, 2019 - 08:22

These markers look wonderful to use. I would love to try them. There are just so many products out there and so little time.

scrapthat/Dolly November 19, 2019 - 08:53

So pretty! Okay Altenew is so well known for it’s color coordinated inks and now papers and markers are just making crafting so much more beautiful and easy to do! Love that

teri vinson November 19, 2019 - 08:58

For my birthday recently, I was given the stamp and die set for peony scrolls! Love it and can’t wait to get the paints out! I love to watch the videos for how-to, but can I?

Lauryne Cunningham November 19, 2019 - 09:07

Love this blog hop! ‘m going to start giving watercoloring a shot! Thank you for all your inspiration!

suzanne ardiff November 19, 2019 - 10:01

Lovely color palette

Danny November 19, 2019 - 10:10

I stick with two step stamping but maybe someday I will try coloring.

Carol Koniecki November 19, 2019 - 10:55

Wow. this is great inspiration and wonderful products. Thanks Altenew!

Li November 19, 2019 - 11:10

So many beautiful designs and inspirations-thanks for sharing

Cheryl November 19, 2019 - 11:39

Well done thy good and faithful colorists! Enjoying the variety of colors. Thanks for sharing your talents.

Mary Holshouser November 19, 2019 - 11:53

Fantastic shading on the leaf and flower.
thanks for sharing

Daria Zender November 19, 2019 - 13:17

Just beautiful, Jennifer – well worth the time you spent coloring!!

Terrie D. November 19, 2019 - 14:43

Your flower and leaves look lovely! I want to learn how to used alcohol markers; I’ll need to get some before Kathy’s next coloring challenge. :)

Marisela Delgado November 19, 2019 - 15:54

How fabulous! Kathy rocks it every time!

Marta G November 19, 2019 - 16:27

Amazing cards by the design team! They motivate me to pick up my Altenew markers and start coloring!!!

Marisela Delgado November 19, 2019 - 16:51

So excited!

Yasmine Omar November 19, 2019 - 18:12

Such amazing Blog Hop! Love to see different ways of colouring from your awesome design team. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

Annette Reed November 19, 2019 - 20:03

Your flower looks great. I think that’s why I do not like to color. It takes forever and I’m not that great at it. Hopefully I’ll learn a few tricks and tips on this hop.

Lee Miner November 19, 2019 - 20:56

Lovely work Jennifer, gorgeous hop as well. Kathy is the Queen of color and I just love her work. How nice to honor her with this hop.

Sue D November 19, 2019 - 21:04

Love watching Kathy color. I need more experience.

Shraddha November 19, 2019 - 22:51

Beautiful begonias! I’m a newbie myself so I can’t answer that question, but I think it turned out gorgeous! ???

MELISSA FRIEDRICH November 19, 2019 - 23:42

Wow, so inspired by all the project, I need to get out my Altenew alcohol markers and water colors!

mklecuyer November 20, 2019 - 02:45

It is fun and amazing to see what beautiful projects can be made with these products! Thank you so much for sharing!!

Ginny K. November 20, 2019 - 04:38

Love seeing all the wonderful projects,so beautiful! thanks for all the inspiration.
~Ginny K.~

Maria Nyce November 20, 2019 - 08:13

Love love love this, it’s gorgeous! This is a fabulous blog hop, thank you!!!

momentsofcrafting November 20, 2019 - 08:44

What a fantastic blog hop! So many wonderful creations! Thanks!!!

Amanda Steele November 20, 2019 - 13:03

What a lovely collaboration! This is the first time I am participating in Kathy’s challenge and even though I have missed about a day or too, it is indeed very therapeutic. I am not very good at colouring but I do tend to like watercolouring a bit more than with markers. Thanks for having this blog hop, I love how you coloured your flower and leaves even though it took you longer than planed but they look lovely and I can’t wait to see how you use them on your future project. You guys at Altenew are the best. Sincerely.

Amanda Steele November 20, 2019 - 13:04

Meant to say two not too.

augustjmn November 20, 2019 - 18:36

Awesome blog hop so much inspiration for wonderful artists. Thankyou.

JMN November 20, 2019 - 18:50

Great work Jennifer. I am a newbie too!

Robin Buchholz November 20, 2019 - 19:07

That flower is so beautiful! I love the colors.

Jen Petersen November 20, 2019 - 21:38

Fun blog hope and beautiful coloring on those leaves and flower!

Jen Petersen November 20, 2019 - 21:38

Stunning flower! So beautiful!

Dana M November 21, 2019 - 01:20

Super fun blog hop! Gorgeous coloring, love the mix of colors on the flowers.

Carol L November 21, 2019 - 05:45

Altenew has some of the most beautiful stamps that look gorgeous when water coloured by the pros.

Heidi Rees November 21, 2019 - 09:03

Beautiful coloring! I would love to get some artist markers! They look so wonderful to color with!

Raji November 21, 2019 - 11:27

Absolutely love to hop along ! Thanks for all the inspiration

Cheryl Alcaraz November 21, 2019 - 18:18

The gorgeous card by Hussena is one of my favorites – so beautiful!

Kathy Dippner November 21, 2019 - 19:15

I’m looking forward to the hop. I’m not very good with alcohol markers and hope to pick up some tips.

Connie Johnson November 21, 2019 - 20:28

I can just while away the hours coloring…looking forward to be inspired because ya’ll do a terrific job!!!

Denise Bryant November 21, 2019 - 21:57

Enjoying Kathy’s color challenge and her beautiful creations! I am learning a lot!

Karen @ November 22, 2019 - 09:27

I’m just as slow as you are Jen! I’m sure someone like Kathy can go faster but I don’t think they shave too much time off what it took you. I think this is a great idea for a hop and I love the low pressure approach! Your flower came out beautiful which should encourage other newbies to just jump in!

Cyndi Morris November 22, 2019 - 14:32

I don’t have the Artist Markers but they look wonderful — that flower is stunning. I do have a set of the Watercolor Brush markers and I’m totally in love with them. I hope to expand my collection soon.

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