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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:

I created a sunny background with the Molded Lines Stencil and embellished with the Creative Edges: Lace Die.
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!

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.

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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!

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Lagene said...

Gorgeous creations! I especially love the yellow poppies!

Karthikha said...

Beautiful coloring for these cheerful cards! :)

Susanbcards said...

Oh wow, the yellow poppies are so beautiful. I always forget the no line coloring, it's a nice reminder to see how beautiful it is.

Barbara said...

Both cards are so lovely but the watercolored poppies just take my breath away! How beautiful!

Nox said...

I do love the water coloured poppies and your layered details are very helpful and inspiring!

Lauri Bacalzo said...

The bright colors and texture are beautiful!
Thank you for sharing and being part of the hop!

Kimberly said...

Oh my God that second card!!!! You better send that to someone who will frame it (LIKE ME!!!!). And thank you for taking the time to make that video -- I found it tremendously helpful. said...

Wow! You did amazing work on both of these beautiful yellow flower cards!

Carol McCready said...

Both your cards are beautiful. I loved watching the video (it's going to count as my meditation practice today) The yellow and orange in that second card is my favorite color combination.
Thank you for the inspiration.

Diane J said...

Yellow is my favorite color. These cards are so pretty. TFS

Lisa Byers said...

How bright and sunny!! It just screams happiness and joy!! Beautiful!!

Patt H. said...

I love these gorgeous cards, Laura Jane! The coloring is awesome & that sunny yellow is the perfect color for these!! They make me smile just seeing them!

Nancy said...

I love both of your cards, they are just beautiful! I was mesmerized by your water coloring. Just stunning!! Thank you for sharing.

MadeByMeghanK said...

These are two of my FAVORITE cards I have ever seen on your blog! I LOVE the yellow!

vickie said...

Wow! What a lovely piece of art!

Susan S said...

Yellow is my favorite color and these cards are beautiful

Jean said...

Bright and sunny and gorgeous!!

Brenda Poe said...

Wow! I don't know which card I like better. The lacy edge complements the delicate flower, but I love the poppies (& the splatter)! Beautiful!

berryblue said...

Your cards are so bright and cheerful! I do not own the artist markers, but I really really want to get some soon!

Karen said...

Gorgeous cards; your coloring is fantastic!!!

dtilt1 said...

I absolutely love the way you colored the card with the Breezy Bouquet stamp set. Loved that you left so much white space! I wouldn't have thought to do that and now I definitely will. The yellow color is so soft, I just love everything about it. Wish you would have included making that first card in your video.

Mendy said...

Love love all that yellow. Great coloring.

Linda BL said...

I am totally taken by your first card. I love the stripes, the lace edged die, and the gorgeous flower. Would like to request thst you do a video showing your tips with the colorless blender. I am not having any luck with it at all.

Tarina said...

WOW! What you did with the Poppy set is stunning! Your coloring video tips were so helpful, thank you.

Dawn T said...

totally incredible LauraJane. I really love the process and watching you paint.

SD pooja said...

Sunshiny Bright !! Both the cards are, I loved how you have used yellow on the flowers, beàutifully colored.

Sindhu said...

Stunnning cards...superb coloring...

Unknown said...

Wow,I love this so much! Especially love the yellow colors. Very inspirational. I hope to learn to do this myself!

Nana Griffin said...

Love all the yellow. Great coloring and ideas.

Luanne said...
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Luanne said...

Stunning yellow blooms! Total wow!

Sandy M said...

Your sunny yellow flowers are welcome on this dreary day. I love them both but my favorite is the first one with the various flowers.

Helen said...

Your beautiful poppies at stunning, Laura Jane! I often over look using yellow on my cards, but you have inspired me to bring out my yellows! As always you work is totally inspiring! Thanks so much for sharing and the great video!

Joyce Verdon said...

Gorgeous watercoloring... so meticulous! Great videoing showcasing your process... I’m impressed with your use of a #2 brush... I’d be so impatient! Love the yellows! What a pretty stamp... good to know you can still get great looks using a subset of the layering stamps!

Cindy C. said...

Your happy and cheery cards brighten up my day! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda Steele said...

Both of your cards are beautiful LauraJane! I love that you used yellow for both of them.
Tell me, is that the molded lines stencil you used on the background of the first card by chance? I hope it is.
Your second card though is my favourite, you are so talented at painting. Thanks so much for making a video to share with use.

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V. K. said...

No-line coloring is really beautiful. The flowers look dreamlike. Yellow is such a happy color.

Gracegarden said...

I love these bright cards. Stunning. I especially love the splattered background.

Dana M said...

Wow! Not only is your coloring absolutely gorgeous but your card designs are stunning.

Heidi Rees said...

Gorgeous pieces! I love the yellow, one of my favorite colors!

Raji said...

Awesome water coloring! Love the background as well

Kathy Dippner said...

Beautiful cards! I love the watercoloring and the marker flower is lovely.

Nandini said...

Very beautiful. Love the gorgeous coloring.

Connie said...

Wow LauraJane :) These yellow color palettes just pop!!! Soooooooooo cheery, warm and bright! Love'm! Thanks for inspiring me :)

Cyndi said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous. The styles and color (I love yellow!) are amazing.

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Sheri Yamauchi said...

The pastel coloring is so amazing!