ALTENEW + THE DAILY MARKER COLOR THERAPY BLOG HOP & GIVEAWAY

11.18.2019

Hello and Welcome! I’m Maryám and I'm so excited to be a part of the Altenew + The Daily Marker Color Therapy Blog Hop. If you are coming from TaeEun Yoo, you are in the right place! :) Your next stop in the hop is the lovely Tania Ahmed. If you get lost, you can always go back to the Altenew Card Blog or check out the entire blog hop list at the end of this post. There is also a fun giveaway, so be sure to read all the way to the end!

I'm especially excited about today's hop because 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. To participate in the 30 Day Coloring Challenge you basically need to color something and share it on social media using the hashtag #thedailymarker30day. The idea behind this challenge is to find some “Me Time” and enjoy the benefits that coloring will give. Fun, right?!


I always have had so much fun coloring! Since I was very little, my mom taught me how to color images (probably from a coloring book) and I remember that I could spend an entire afternoon coloring. One day I'll share some photos of my drawing and coloring pieces from back then, I promise!  Once I entered high school though, my free time was reduced so I kind of stopped coloring. Fortunately, that changed this year after joining the Altenew Scrapbook Team. I just couldn't resist using their coloring mediums, so I made some time from my busy schedule to practice my coloring skills again.

Some of my favorite coloring projects from this year using Altenew stamps and dies, as well as different products from their watercolors line.

Now that I'm getting back to this coloring world, I find it so relaxing and also therapeutic, and even more when I color flowers! Also, in case you didn't know, some of the benefits of coloring are- reduce stress and anxiety, improves motor skills and vision, among so many other things.
For today's project, I created an A2 size card inspired by a card that the amazing Debby Hughes created last year. If you are not following her, you should totally do. She has lots of videos on her YouTube Channel in which she shares different watercoloring techniques.

For my card, I used the flowers and leaves from the several floral sets from Altenew- Beautiful Day, Garden Treasure and Poppy Garden Stamp Set to create a scene that I colored later with the Altenew Watercolor 36 Pan Set.
To color the flowers, I started with the lightest colors first and then continued to add darker paint layers. This process took me a few hours, but to be my first No-line coloring card I think it looks good. For the sentiment, I chose "You are amazing" from the Floral Sprig 4 x 6 Stamp Set, and to embellish it a little bit, I added some sequins and jewels.

Here are some close-ups:


To celebrate this blog hop, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Maker is also giving away her 5”x7” original watercolor artwork(including a custom frame). Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/22/2019 for a chance to win. 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 11/24/2019.

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you liked the projects and ideas I shared today. Also, don’t forget that if you have any questions just leave me a comment or send me an email. I’ll be really happy to help you.

Have an awesome week!

37 comments:

  1. Gorgeous creations! I love your beautiful flowers!!!!

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  2. Fabulous coloring!! Love the gorgeous blooms! <3

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  3. Your work is always gorgeous, coloring is no exception. Beautiful.

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  4. Beautiful, bright, and cheerful!

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  5. The colors you used on the card are yummy!
    ThankmYou for sharing your beautiful card and being part of the bog hop!

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  6. That is so gorgeous!!! You are so talented. I just got my 36 color pan set and am going to try this card. Thanks so much.

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  7. Your card is an amazing design. I love your watercoloring as well. Such lovely colors, great Altenew colors!

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  8. Your card is so lovely, Maryam! Love how you combined several stamp sets to make this beauty!

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  9. LOVE your card! Absolutely beautiful artwork. Thank you for sharing!

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  10. This is very beautiful and your watercoloring is lovely. I agree that Debby is a good inspiration for us as we practice our watercolor and you have a great deal of talent along these lines, too!

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  11. Beautiful coloring! I LOVE that yellow flower!~

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  12. Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous

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  13. I love the cheery colors & your coloring! Beautiful!

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  14. I just love your card! The colors are so cheerful and go so well with one another. The spatters add such a nice touch. Beautiful beautiful work!

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  15. That is some amazing watercoloring. I need to get to practicing. :)

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  16. Yes your card does remind me of Debby's card using these stamps.You color flowers beàutifully and i loved the brightness of your card a lot.

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  17. Amazing coloring! Love how the darker shades blend into very little color. So much depth and interest. Beautiful!

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  18. Wow! Stunning! Your water coloring is so beautiful.

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  19. Congratulations on your first no-line coloring card. It is Perfect. I love it.

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  20. So beautiful Maryam! You have channelled Debby Hughes wonderfully! Congratulations! I love your colouring and choice of colours! Thanks so much for inspiring and sharing!

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  21. It's so beautifully colored!! Well done!

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  22. Wow! This is absolutely STUNNING but then Debbie is a wonderful teacher.

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  23. Beautiful flower and color combinations. Nice!!

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  24. Your time was well spent! This is a gorgeous card!

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  25. Incredible card and such stunning watercoloring. Amazing!

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  26. "You are amazing" is a perfect title to your beautiful card!! Such gorgeous work!

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  27. Very, very pretty... the colors in this card are so uplifting, perfectly matching the sentiment!

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  28. Gorgeous card and love the coloring!

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  29. Lovely coloring and beautiful hues. Thanks!

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  30. Beautiful watercoloring! I love the look of no line coloring. Something I haven't tried yet.

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  31. Amazing card. The coloring is just stunning!

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  32. Beautiful card! I love the colors!

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  33. Hi Maryám :) Your card is sooooooo bright and cheery! Love your color palette and your coloring is impeccable! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  34. Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the bright colors and the no-line water coloring is amazing.

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