Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway
Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway
It’s the first of the month, which usually means a new Build-a-Flower. But, we’re taking a break this month – a coloring break! Hop along with us as we participate in Kathy Racoosin’s 30-Day Coloring Challenge during this Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop. You should have arrived from Kelly Latevola’s blog. If not, you can track back to the Altenew Card Blog to start at the beginning, or continue around until you loop back here.
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Watercolor on Kraft
Sometimes I’m into a watercolor look that’s quick & easy. Sometimes I want to go into more detail. For this project, I thought I’d go for both. Though pretty cool looking, the background was definitely quick & easy! I thought I’d tone down the brightness by watercoloring on a kraft color – Altenew’s Parchment cardstock. Even though it’s not a typical watercoloring paper, it does take water well without pilling up. Doing a quick treatment like this is a-ok, and can lead to some really unique looks!
Pairing geometrics and florals is one of my favorite looks. So, I thought the perfect pairing for the dramatic background from Geometric Landscape was a small bloom from New Beginnings in a contrasting color.
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Showstopping Background in 5-minutes
The background is definitely the showstopper to this project, so let’s see how easy it is to create!
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Now, about that GIVEAWAY…
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Maker is also giving away a goodie bag (worth $30) to 4 lucky winners. Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 5/6/2020 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 blog on 5/9/2020.
Time to hop along!
Be sure to hop over to the super amazing Amy Tan for another inspirational project. And don’t forget to leave comments along the way to enter all the giveaways!
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91 thoughts on “Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway”
I’m enjoying this water color hop and appreciate all of the hints. Water coloring on kraft is a great idea and would be great for masculine cards . . . father’s day? Combining the dark blue with black water color was very dramatic. Thanks for the ideas.
I love, love, love there background! What a creative eye you have!
Beautiful card! You took an unusual back ground and made it a great pairing with the lovely floral! TFS!!!
What an awesome card! I love the different shades of blue in all the geometric shapes! I need to give watercoloring on kraft a try! Thank you for the inspiration!
Good idea for use of the large stamp. Interesting look to the painted sections with the pooled look.
Great watercolor technique. Thank you for the video.
This background is gorgeous!!! Thank you so much for the video! I will try this!
The bold background really makes the bright flower pop. Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration.
Super cool card and fabulous card! Wonderful watercoloring inspiration.
the background is amazing and the flower is beautiful. Thanks for sharing!
I have just recently gotten into watercoloring. Very beautiful card!
Love your bold colors! Thank you for the inspiration- I’ll be trying the Kraft color!
This turned out nicely! Thank you for the video as well! So professional! I am blown away with your creative talent! yay
Beautiful. That blue background reminds me of blue jeans. Thanks for sharing.
Amazing background. Thanks for including a video. It is very helpful.
I agree with you. The background is so unique. I love it. I’m going to try your technique. Thank you for card and video, as well!
yes – i have this stamp!
I’ve never thought about watercolor on kraft – thank you for the inspiration!
Love the way you created the background!
Wow! That is a different background and really pops. Nice!
What a different and refreshing look. Amazing background and technique.
What wonderful graphic background that would be perfect for masculine cards!! Love it!! Thanks for the tips!!
Beautiful card. Thank you for the tips and tutorial on water coloring on Kraft cardstock.
What a great blog hop! It has definitely inspired me to pull out my watercolors and play!
Ok, not what I was expecting, I sat and looked at this card for a minute..it grew on me. So different and I like that. Thank you for sharing
Nice geometric work
I love how the blue is ombre’ d so to speak onto the background.
As a beginner I need a background in 5 minutes.
This is so different, I love it! Thanks for sharing your little video on how you created the background! It’s a beautiful shade of blue, nice backdrop for your flower.
I’ve never thought to watercolor on kraft! Thanks for the inspiration.
What a cool background and fun technique! I LOVE how your card turned out!
Wow!!! How cool, watercolor on kraft!! Love it!!
So simple, yet creative and cool!
Really like the background you have created. Never would have thought the craft card would work so well to create an amazing background. Thanks for your inspiration.
Wow, such a great technique! Would make a fabulous masculine card!
never thought about watercoloring on kraft paper – definitely am going to give this a go – and your card is wonderful, Nicole!
Cool background! I love the Kraft paper
Love that amazing background! Thanks for sharing the idea of watercoloring on kraft cardstock!
Fun card. Intriguing background. Thanks for sharing.
Well, that was cool! And really quite quick, too! Thanks for taking the time to run through the process with us. Love how you pull the card all together with that great pop of color from the flower!
I never would’ve thought to watercolor on kraft. Such a beautiful result! Thank you for the inspiration.
So artsy and cool. I like the effect–it looks vintage.
My eyes are doing a backflip!! Wow… love the design and colors! ?
This card is almost vintage or primitive looking. Love it as I’ve always enjoyed that style of work as well. Great composition and Thank You for sharing your talent with us.
Thanks for the process video– so doable, and yet with stunning results. And I get why the geo/floral combo is a favorite- very eye-catching . Stay safe and thanks for adding your creative talents to the therapy hop!
Whoaaaaa…. I love this background, the lines and the brilliant blue.
I love this who ensemble.. Tooo much
Loving the background beautiful tyfs
OH my – your card is an absolute show stopper! I adore the colors together – the bold, richness of the blue pan watercolor on kraft – genius! Absolutely beautiful! TFS!
I love your watercolor videos. You have so much talent. Didn’t really think I liked the geo kinda background, but I’ve changed my mind. Love your use of basically one blue to get so much dimension.
Amazing background technique! I loved watching it come together and must give it a try!
I’m looking forward to trying out your background technique. Thanks for sharing!
Thanking for sharing your background video. I’m always trying to learn something new and I will be trying your technique. Thank YOU!
Never do think of water coloring on kraft cardstock – now I have to do it!
I’m normally not that drawn to geometric designs – but wow! Yours is awesome- and with your great instructions, I might actually be able to do it! This blog hop has been great and it has introduced me to other artists! I’m going to keep hopping- right after I subscribe to your YouTube channel! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
How pretty! I’ve never thought to watercolour on kraft before so it’s great to see this example!
I love your flower, it is the bright spot on your card.
Very different and unique!! I love that blue! I think this is a fabulous card!!
That background is just absolutely stunning! Who would have thought to do it on a Kraft tone paper. Thanks for sharing. Looking through my background stamps as soon as I send this.
Love the variety you’ve shown, interesting card, such creativity.
Hi Nicole 🙂 The color contrast on your card is really dramatic!!! Wonderful contrast too between the background geometrics and the softness of the floral! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
I love the use of the kraft cardstock for the base, and that is a cool take on the geometric background!
Such a fun background on kraft. Thank you for the inspiration.
Painting on kraft is so creative! Thanks for the inspiration.
This is so cool! I like the blue and black combo background on Kraft paper.
Your card is so cool. At first glance it looks like stained glass.
Geometric design is so cool
How fabulous idea! It’s so fabulous!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration and for the chance to win!
Such a unique background… love it!
What a wonderful unique take!! Awesome 🙂
Never thought of painting on kraft!! Looks great!
Love the unusual background, will make us look at our stamps differently. Thank you.
Beautiful, fun card. Love that background.
I really enjoy the look of geometric shapes on cards as they can add such interest. Thank you for the video as I never would have thought to colour on kraft paper. Love the shades of blue you ended up with.
This turned out to be beautiful! The geometric with the floral was a nice contrast. I thought the kraft paper, not being a watercolor paper would create more of a warping problem, but it didn’t. That is good to know. Thanks for the tips!
I would never though to watercolor on Kraft! It works beautifully, and I can see using it for a masculine type card!
Such a creative and amazing background, and Kraft is a favourite for me! Wonderfully done!
Cool effect with the background! Love the beautiful flower!
Very pretty. I like how the flower pops against the blue. Very interesting take on the background.
Well that’s different.
Who would have thought the geometric design looks great with the contrasting soft flower? Thanks for sharing and showing me yet another style outside my comfort zone.
So cool…I never would have thought of the geometric background. Thank you…beautiful card today.
Lovely idea…I really never thought of doing watercoloring on Kraft…Such an amazing outcome!!Thanks for the inspiration!!
That background does look fun to make. I like the finished card. You all teach us something with every post. Thanks. Staying home, reading, crafting, blog hopping and staying safe. You all take care.
I love your bold, expressive background! Fun!!
I love the bold look, great card.
Oh the deep blue is so pretty and rich, love it paired with the gold!
Such a beautiful sympathy card. Love the background
I just started this blog thing. It is pretty fun! I love your card, such pretty colors. Really fun background!