Thursday, July 12, 2018

Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway


Hello friends!
If you've been following my blog the last few years, you know that I LOVE to color thanks to the cloring challenge hosted by Kathy at The Daily Marker.  So when May from Altenew asked if I wanted to join the Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop, I quickly said YES:) Because Coloring is the BEST Therapy for me. 
If you are hopping along from the beginning, you should be arriving from Kelly Latevola's blog.
Who happens to be another one of my biggest coloring influences:))


In honor of the hop, Altenew is having a great promotion on their Artistic Markers




Save 15% on all Artist Markers with code HAPPYCOLORS at checkout. Valid 7/12/2018 at 12:01 AM EDT through 7/15/2018 at 11:59 PM EDT. Shop HERE<<< Not valid on previous purchases. Cannot be combined with other promo codes.


Let's jump right in, shall we!
I thoroughly enjoyed coloring the images from Folksy Florals with the Artistic Markers. The Zig Real Color watercolor brush pens are my usual go-to medium, so it took some time for me to learn how to color with the Altenew alcohol based markers. Taking the Creative Coloring With Artist Markers Class helped with understanding how the markers blend together too.  By "color mashing" and flicking layer after layer of various markers, I was able to achieve several whimsical blooms:)

Taking photos along the way:) 
I began by lightly inking, on 80# white cardstock, the floral images from Folksy Florals with Buttercream Crisp Ink . which is my favorite ink to use for no line coloring.
These are the main Artistic Marker Colors used for the main colors on all the blooms.
In the end, I added more details and more shades. Below is the complete chart of  Artistic Markers used for coloring the card front.
I stamped the sentiment with Silver Stone and Industrial Diamond Crisp inks and then freehand drew in the stems around the letters.

After making the marker chart, I decided to mark the edges of another A2 sized cardfront with most of the colors used and layer that under the main panel, as a simple border.
That tiny butterfly was a happy accident after I dropped a yellow marker on my completed card.
I finished with a quick kiss of Green on the very edge of the lower edge of the stems for a happy visual break below:) 


I hope you enjoyed the photo walk-through of my coloring with the Artistic Markers on the Folksy Florals stamp set. Your next stop on the Hop is Svitlana Shayevich!

PRIZES  Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to SIX lucky winners! Please leave a comment  on the Altenew Card Blog and/or Altenew Scrapbook Blog by Wednesday, July 18th, for a chance to win.  Six winners will be announced on both blogs – three on the Card blog and three on the Scrapbook blog – on 7/22/2018.
More Chances to win:) Altenew is graciously offering a $20 gift certificate to one random comment left on this post:)) I'll announce the winner by July 18, 2018.

Enjoy the rest of the HOP!

Blog Hop Order:



And now for the winner, randomly chosen:
Congratulations goes to, sabell  who said;
Your striped border is brilliant! Love it, and so easy. Your coloring is amazing. Beautiful card!
SABELL, please lease contact Altenew at winner@altenew.com by 7/30/2018 with the subject line Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop Winner from LauraJane's Blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

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Linking this card to the  Creative Coloring With Artist Markers Class for Level 3 AECP at Altenew Academy.

86 comments:

  1. Your no line coloring is DIVINE! I love how this turned out... It could even be wall art!

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  2. I love all of the new ideas!

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  3. What a beautiful card, and beautiful coloring. Thank you so much for sharing.

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  4. Your card is beautiful ! The colors are really happy.

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  5. This card is gorgeous and your coloring is stunning!!

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  6. This is absolutely gorgeous and delightful ... and makes
    me smile! Love the sweet little butterfly.

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  7. I didn't know you could created such great no-line coloring with alcohol markers. This is beautiful and maybe I do need to be coloring with alcohol markers, after all! The Altenew markers would be a good starting point! The butterfly is perfect and so is your little striped background.

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  8. Love everything about your card, LauraJane! Simply gorgeous! So glad to have you in this blog hop!

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  9. Love your super unique card!!!! Spectacular

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  10. Gorgeous coloring and thanks for the color chart.

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  11. Love your card and your coloring LauraJane! Makes me want to color!

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  12. Beautiful card, love that no line coloring.

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  13. What a pretty card. Love your coloring.

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  14. Pretty card with pretty colors, love those markers!

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  15. Omg what nice flowers your no line coloring is fantastic!

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  16. What fabulous inspiration!!! Love that you are showcasing all the colors today!! Thank you !!
    Beverly Jordan
    @jordanbev5

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  17. LauraJane, your flowers (and colouring) is simply gorgeous. I love the no line colouring with alcohol markers but haven't mastered the art thus far. YOU are one of my influences and I always enjoy seeing (and learning) from what you do. TFS!

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  18. Your coloring is amazing! I love your happy accident with the butterfly; it's adorable! I also like how you created the bottom border with all the colors you used. So creative!

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  19. Amazing coloring! So much detail! Thank you for sharing

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  20. Such a sweet and colorful card...thank you so much for sharing..

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  21. great card! I love your color choices and great idea for the line of colors for the background paper. hugs, treen

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  22. Wonderful card. Love the colors of the flowers.
    Thanks for sharing...

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  23. Your whimsical blooms look lovely. Gorgeous.

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  24. Hi Lara Jane! I love your playful card :) The colors and shapes are fantastic! And that little butterfly embellishment is as sweet as the sentiment! TFS :)

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  25. Gorgeous card! Love the your coloring!!

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  26. Really smart idea with the border and your flowers are coloured so beautifully!

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  27. AMAZING and BEAUTIFUL card! The colors are absolutely FANTASTIC too! I really like your photos tutorial too!!

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  28. I think your colors are so happy looking, great job.

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  29. Wow, your coloring is just gorgeous!

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  30. Love the design & colors on your flower card!!

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  31. So cute! The "happy accident" butterfly is a good trick & I love the addition of the striped edge. Perfect!

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  32. This is lovely! Your no line coloring is just stunning!

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  33. Love your pretty flowers. Awesome coloring.

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  34. Your card just makes my heart happy, it is beautiful. I love the bright colors and the stripes on the bottom look really cool. The butterfly.... well I say "everything happens for a reason" so it wasn't a mistake, it was just the "flutter" the flowers needed :)

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  35. Wonderfully done! I love your no-line watercoloring! Who would know that sweet butterfly was an accident?

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  36. So very cute and happy. Love it!

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  37. I've yet to be brave enough for no-line coloring, but your post gives me inspiration to try it soon! Thanks for showing up your lovely creation :)

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  38. What a marvelous card. I love the colors you chose for your flowers and the butterfly was beautiful. Thanks for the inspiraton.

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  39. Love the bright flowers on your card. They look so cheerful. And your little accident worked out great I think. The butterfly is such a cute addition to the card.

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  40. Stunning. Love the little coloured border and the no-line colouring is amazing

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  41. Yes I enjoyed the photo walkthrough ! Loved the neat and graphic look of your card !

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  42. So sunny and cheerful colours for this adorable card.

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  43. So beautiful and truly artistic looking; you can literally work with ANY medium put in your hands. I just love this!!!

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  44. Kelly was right, I am putting my socks back on again! Great card and your coloring is amazing!

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  45. No line is so intimidating but you make it look so easy - love this.

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  46. luv those images. it's nice to see the markers in action

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  47. Very cute and whimsical! Great job!

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  48. Beautiful card! I love that you did all the flowers in the same color family! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  49. Laura I love your card and the unique way you colored these flowers. So stunning and such a pretty card. Awesome job!

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  50. Super pretty card. Love how you created the stripped background. Great job on this coloring.

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  51. Oh wow, one of the most gorgeous cards I've ever seen. Absolutely stunning in every way!

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  52. The colors and the details on these gorgeous cards are SO DANG AMAZING!!!! I am in LOVE with the vibrancy they exude. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  53. A beautiful card! Love that you made a butterfly over the marker mishap!

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  54. What a wonderful review of these markers... I like the pen/bullet nib on the other end of the brush marker.

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  55. I love your coloring and these flowers are wonderful and whimsical, but for me the border is the winner! What a genius idea!! I plan to totally steal that one. Thank you so much.

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  56. Let me say at the start, I love your cute little happy accident. I happen to also adore your card, love the colours used & how you've used them. I have just got this set so I'm going to try this on mine, thank you x

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  57. Lovely coloring - the flowers are so sweet!

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  58. Love your flowers...and the stripes on the back of the card!

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  59. I love your creation! Beautiful colors, makes me what to purchase that stamp set!

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  60. So sweet. I like your coloring of these folksy florals.

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  61. Wow, gorgeous card and awesome coloring! I love the marker color swatch stripe below the flowers and the butterfly is a great cover up!

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  62. I am so glad that you enter your beautiful work in Altenew AECP assignment Gallery. Awesome details and design! Super work!

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  63. Your striped border is brilliant! Love it, and so easy. Your coloring is amazing. Beautiful card!

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  64. So wonderful!! Love the striped border.

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  65. Love your card. Love the colouring and the fact that the whole card looks so simple but stunning. TFS.

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  66. I love the crispness of your flower shapes! The colors are clean. Thank you for the inspiration!

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  67. This is so beautiful, the coloring AND the happy accident! I never would have guessed!

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  68. Such a pretty card! Love the tiny stripes on the bottom and the touch of green.

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  69. These flowers are incredible! Love your shading!

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  70. Gorgeous coloring, love step-by-step!

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  71. Lovely design Laura! Thanks for the step by step and the inspiration!

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Simply splendid to hear from you!

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