Monday, November 18, 2019

Altenew + The Daily Marker Color Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video



It's no secret that I like/LOVE to color and Kathy Racoosin has been a huge influencer for me.  Her Challenge #TheDailyMarker30Day is a fun way to get that 10 minutes of coloring a day in as well as supporting other colorists by LIKING/commenting/ Encouraging them as they share what they have colored on social media. I've participated in several years of the challenge and enjoyed being an Ambassador for Kathy and her 7th challenge.
In my opinion, you can't go wrong with using any of the coloring mediums by Altenew. I find them to be great quality at an affordable price. Coloring 10 minutes a day, has increased my skills and is a great stress reliever too!


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 Challenge until the end of November 2019. I encourage you to participate in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge by coloring something and share it on social media using the hashtag #thedailymarker30day. We hope you find “Me Time” and enjoy the benefits that coloring will give.

I have two projects to share with you today , one has a video of the daily 10 minute process: (Of course I've sped it up to save time..but it's interesting to see in time-lapse form.)
Take a Closer look:

Coloring with the Artist Markers on the Breezy Bouquet stamp set for this first one:



The COLORLESS Blender is my Friend!! I Love how I can put a line of marker in the shadows and draw out the color to an almost white using the 0 Colorless Blender.
****The Artist Markers are the only alcohol markers I am able to used because they do not have  STRONG FUMES. Other brands give me hives and headaches. So I was beyond THRILLED to find Altenew's markers to be compatible with my hyper sensitivity issues!!!

************************************

I Used the 36 Pan Watercolor set on my next project: Featuring.... BAF: Poppy







I like to start my watercolor projects by first stamping the images with Warm Sunshine Crisp Ink for No-line coloring.
For this, I stamped only the outline and the detailed images of the BAF:Poppy set, (skipping the solid images)


 Then I go in with clean water and a #2 round brush on the detailed stamped layer to intensify and  move the ink around.

 Th photo below is after adding color from the 36 pan watercolor set

 And then even more color for extra definition.

You may watch the entire process in my video below or at YouTube:


************************************

Thanks for joining me today! I hope you have been inspired to give Kathy's  30 Day Coloring Challenge to see how your skills can improve. Remember to give the hashtag #TheDailyMarker30Day so we can all enjoy your coloring too!


Prizes:
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Maker is also giving away her original 5”x7” watercolor artwork(including a custom frame). Please leave a comment 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.


Special Offer 
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 -> https://altenew.com/collections/all-altenew-products


If you are hopping from the beginning, you should be arriving from the blog of Kristina Pokazanieva . 
Your next stop on the hop is Lilith Eeckels :))


Blog Hop Order:
Altenew Card Blog
Kathy Racoosin
Ashlea Cornell
Anna Komenda
Emily Midgett
Jaycee Gaspar
Gayatri Murali
Hussena Calcuttawala
Keeway Tsao
Kristina Pokazanieva
LauraJane <<<<You are Here
Lilith Eeckels
Nenette S. Madero
Norine Borys
TaeEun Yoo
Maryam Perez
Tania Ahmed
Vicky Papaioannou
Virginia Lu

Hope you day is Blessed!
LauraJane:)


You can also find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane

****I am part of Altenew's affiliate program. Which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you every time you click through and purchase product(s) linked in this post. Thank you for your support!


FREE U.S. shipping with code: USFREE
or $5 OFF international shipping with code : SHIP5OFF  at checkout.

Current Altenew Promotions Page: find all the current deals and promotions at Altenew in one place!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Altenew November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop + Giveaway +Video

Hello Papercraft Fans! and welcome to my stop on the Altenew November 2019 Gradient Cardstock Release Blog Hop. You should be arriving from the blog of Svitlana Shayevich. If not just go to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning. You won't want to miss a single stop on this hop!


Just a note about the new Gradient CS from Altenew: Ultimate Gradient Cardstock Release Bundle
Our gradient cardstock shades have been hand-selected to coordinate with our inks, making them the perfect choice for layered die cutting, 3D dies, and more! The color families include Cherry Blossom, Green Meadows, Red Cosmos, Sea Shore, Shades of Purple, and Summer Afternoon, and each sheet has been sized to fit on our Mini Blossom Die Cutting Plates. You're sure to find one (or more!) to add to your collection!

Having all the colors together in one package made it easy to create with the 3D dies .And it took the guesswork out of what colors to use. I really enjoyed working with all the Gradient collections for today's 6 samples.
Take a look at my cards:
Starting out with the Gradient Cardstock Set - Red Cosmos and Gradient Cardstock Set - Green Meadows and a kiss of Gradient Cardstock Set - Cherry Blossom. Placing three colors from the Red Cosmos set behind the Washi Tape die cut background made a pretty gradient setting for the 3D flowers and Green Meadows frame, which has two layers off set to create a shadow effect..
Friend what would i do...Featuring:
Gradient Cardstock Set - Red Cosmos
Gradient Cardstock Set - Green Meadows
Gradient Cardstock Set - Cherry Blossom

Crystal Frames Stamp Set for sentiment
Frame from New Day Card Kit

(That topmost tiny bloom is cut from the Gradient Cardstock Set - Cherry Blossom)
 ********************************************************************************************************
I couldn't help but think of a Giraffe while using the Gradient Cardstock Set - Summer Afternoon!  And the MEGA ALPHA DIESMega Alphabet Y Die are a perfect fit on these new Gradient CS sets!

Thinking of you...Featuring:
Flower Vine Stamp Set for sentiment

 ********************************************************************************************************
Getting two cards from die cut is always a bonus! For the Gradient Cardstock Set - Sea Shore I have a video sharing just how these two cards came together using the four gradient colors in Sea Shore :)
The Gradient collections are great for In-laid die cut color blocking techniques!

Hello There...Featuring:
Flower Vine Stamp Set for sentiment

 And a cool FAUX layered die technique shared by Jennifer McGuire.
Sending big hugs...Featuring:
Flower Vine Stamp Set for sentiment
You can watch my video below or on my YouTube channel of how these cards were made.

 ********************************************************************************************************
Finally I wanted to share how the gradient cardstock collections can make quick Ombre backgrounds when paired with Cover Dies. These two cards highlight the Gradient Cardstock Set - Shades of Purple.
By adhering the gradient colors of card-stock to a piece of plain white cardstock first, then runnin gthe the cover die through the machine, an easy ombre is created..save the tiny bits and die-cut pieces for a second card!
Sending Hugs...Featuring:
 ********************************************************************************************************
Selectively adhere the die-cut Dainty Blooms Cover Die pieces from the card above onto grey CS Then color the "leaves" from a second Dainty Blooms Cover Die cut from white CS with Artist Markers..then pop those into place for a fun background.
Thanks!... Featuring:
That's all for me today using the new Gradient Cardstock .
Your next stop on the hop is Nathalie DeSousa.

Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by 11/20/2019 for a chance to win.
More Prises:
Altenew will 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 11/23/2019.

Blog Hop Order:

Thanks for stopping by!
LauraJane:)

You can also find me:
Instagram @mammacooksalot  
YouTube: Mamma LauraJane

Great sale on the MINI Blossom Die cutting machine!
 20% OFF on the Mini Blossom Die Cutting Machine


****I am part of Altenew's affiliate program. Which means I earn a small commission at no additional cost to you every time you click through and purchase product(s) linked in this post. Thank you for your support!


FREE U.S. shipping with code: USFREE
or $5 OFF international shipping with code : SHIP5OFF  at checkout.

Current Altenew Promotions Page: find all the current deals and promotions at Altenew in one place!
01 09 10