Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway

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Hello and welcome to the Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop! It's Dana here and I'm so excited to be part of this fun blog hop today. If you are from Zinia Redo's blog, you are on the right track. I'm sharing full blog hop list in the bottom of this post, please check it out if you need it.

For today, I have two cards and tips for Altenew Artist Markers. Here are what I came up with.

To begin, I stamped two flower bouquets from Altenew Forever and Always Stamp Set for this card and next one using Altenew Crisp Inks Permanent Black. Then, I colored them using only Altenew Artist Markers Set A, B and C.

For today's leaf coloring, I needed various shades of green colors, but there are only 3 green markers in these sets and I made new colors by myself.

There are some ways to create new colors using alcohol markers like tip-to-tip technique, but I do recommend following technique to create more subtle shade of colors.

  • Just think by yourself you are doing watercoloring!
  • Pull out acrylic block and brush brown shades (Y612, Y823) and blue shades (B204, B227, B016) marker colors on it like you do before watercolor paint blending.
  • Instead of paint brush, grab G702 and G715 green markers.
  • Blend green color with colors on acrylic block using each tips of green markers and get start your coloring.
  • You can make light mint colors using light blue marker tip with green colors on acrylic block.

Using this way, I colored both bouquets and die cut them with coordinating dies.

For this card, I stamped flower bouquet with light gray ink onto A2 sized white card base and foam mounted colored piece as shown.

I gold heat embossed the sentiment from Altenew Forever and Always Stamp Set using Altenew Rose Gold Embossing Powder onto a piece of paper from Altenew Reflection Paper Pad.

Need more inspiration?
Thank you for joining me today. If you need more inspiration from me, it would be awesome if you follow me on blog or IG.

Plus, I'm sharing a listed supplies I used today. I'm a part of Altenew affiliate program and if you shop through these links, I'll get a small commission without extra cost to you. Thank you in advance for your support.

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 the Altenew blogs on 7/22/2018.

I'm also giving away a $20 gift certificate to one lucky winner from the comments here. Winner will be announced on July 18th on my blog. Good luck!


  • Limited time only! 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.
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  1. Wow I love the coloring technique you used on these flowers... So pretty! And definitely looks a bit like watercolor!

  2. How gorgeous!
    Beautiful water
    coloring and
    Carla from Utah

  3. Absolutely SUPERB!! Love your coloring--so organic and natural! So glad to have you in this blog hop, Dana!

  4. Stunning cards! Gorgeous coloring and I love how you
    made your own green colors, too.

  5. Love your beautiful design and coloring

  6. Your cards are beautiful! Thank you for the tips on using different techniques to achieve different colors.

  7. Beautiful cards love how you did the backgrounds.

  8. Both incredible! I love how you do the dotted look!

  9. Beautiful cards....both are just lovely....thank you so much for sharing them...

  10. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS cards! The water coloring is just sooooo AMAZING! And I really love the backgrounds of each card too! When I first came to your blog page and saw these cards My first word was WOW!!!!!

  11. Beautiful flower coloring!! I love the sentiments on both!!

  12. Such pretty florals! Your coloring looks fantastic!

  13. Beautiful cards, love that you mixed your own colors.

  14. What lovely cards! Your watercoloring is beautiful. I love how you also created watercolored backgrounds to highlight your floral sprays.

  15. I love both of your cards. They're so pretty!

  16. Your cards are amazing. I love the pastel colors you used on your florals. Thanks for the inspiration.

  17. Beautiful cards! I love the soft colors in the first card, and it definitely has a watercolor feel to it. Thanks for sharing the tips on how to create additional colors.

  18. Love the gorgeous speckled effect in the coloring. And thanks for all the great tips for mixing and creating new colors. They are very useful for a newbie like me!

  19. I loved how you streched your markets and created new shades from the ones you have :) Your watercoloring looks awesome.

  20. Stunning cards Dana. Thanks for the tips, I always forget about using the one where you scribble down some colour on an acrylic block to make your own colour.
    I have to say, since getting my Altenew Rose Gold, I use it on nearly every thing, its gorgeous!

  21. This is just gorgeous!!! Thank you for the tutorial using the Altenew markers! That was so helpful! The colors are so deep and yet so soft with varying shades! Great job and loved hearing how you accomplished it!
    Beverly Jordan
    @jordanbev5 on Instagram

  22. Fantastic cards. I love the watercolor look. I really need to use my blocks more for using more colors. I never think of that.

  23. The use of dots and mixing your own colours takes these to another level. Beautiful

  24. LOVE your use of paint splatters and colors, really giving a homemade feel! Very nice!

  25. Beautiful card, and thank you for the tips on coloring ... it will help me get so many more colors from my Set of Altenew Artist Markers.

  26. Beautiful cards.
    Thanks so much for sharing....

  27. Fantastic gorgeous cards! I love your coloring! Thanks for the great inspiration!

  28. Beautiful coloring and I love your coloring technique and tips! Gorgeous cards and thanks for the beautiful inspiration!

  29. Love the watercolring in the background. Beautiful flowers

  30. Thank you for the tip and technique for making new colors, that is awesome! Both cards are beautiful but the 2nd one with the purple colors.... stunning. :)

  31. Very pretty cards Dana. Love the depth of colour you achieved with your techniques.

  32. Wow Dana! Your first card is so subtle and how you combined the two stamps to come up with your bouquet! You've given me some fresh ideas too! Thanks for sharing :)

  33. great card. I luv to experiment with mixing colors.

  34. Gorgeous cards! Love those beautiful flowers!

  35. Love your roses and your watercoloring!~

  36. Hello, I've just signed up to follow you as I've not seen your work before on my short journey. WOW ! The cards are fab, thank you for the tips, sorry to ask a stupid question but when you mix the green with what's on the block do you do that direct to marker ? Does this not ruin nibs ?

    1. Hi, Andrea! That's a good question! Yes, direct to the marker. My marker tip turned a little bit darker (very small part) but there is no problem at all to original marker color :)

  37. Your cards are stunning! I love the watercolor background.

  38. Gorgeous cards. I love the watercolor, and the different colors you chose on your images. Thanks for sharing.

  39. I like the today purple one the most.

  40. Interesting technique and I love how the cards turned out!! I like that mottled or water colored effect! TFS

  41. Pretty cards and great techniques.

  42. Beautiful coloring!! Very pretty cards!

  43. Gorgeous coloring, love how you did the background too.

  44. Your floral bouquets are very pretty Dana! Wonderful designs! Thanks for the inspiration!

  45. Lovely cards. I need to remember to leave that bit of white as beautiful highlight to my flowers!