Friday, May 1, 2020

Altenew Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop


 Hello Crafters! 

Welcome to the Altenew Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop! 
You should have arrived here from my amazing friend May's blog

We are celebrating a little Watercolor Therapy via the wonderful Kathy Racoosin's 30 Day Coloring Challenge. The best thing about the challenge? You do as much or as little as you want. Whatever  it is that makes your little heart happy. 

Something else to make your heart happy? 
Altenew will pick a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog during the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 5/9/2020.

They also have two great deals going on to celebrate the hop.

40% off the Wonderful Watercoloring Class Bundle
from 5/1/2020 at 12:01 AM EDT until 5/3/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT.
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20% off *All Alcohol Markers from 5/3/2020 at 12:01 AM ED until 5/4/2020 at 11:59 PM EDT. Check out this deal here.


I decided to go with a little no line watercoloring.  I find one of the easiest way to do this is to get a great no line coloring result is to find an amazing layering set and use the middle layer. 

I stamp the middle layer in a light ink color and then paint right over it. :) 


I used Rose Quartz for all the images and because it's so light you can't even tell I stamped pink under the green or brown. Winning! 

Once the watercoloring was done and dry I used the matching dies to cut out all my images. 


I also did a light wash of teal-ish blues on another piece of watercolor cardstock to create my background. The sentiment, which I adore by the way, was stamped in Galatic Stream directly on my dry background. The flowers were added with a bit of foam tape for some dimension. 


The branches and tiny buds were adhered flat. The medium size bloom as one layer of foam tape and the largest flower has two. You can see in the close up above how fun the different layers of dimension are! 

You can see the entire process in the video below. 

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Nicole Watt. I can't wait to see what she makes! 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 




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87 comments:

  1. such a pretty card Kelly, love how you painted it

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  2. This card is so soft and beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

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  3. I am just now getting ready to water color for Day 6 of your Altenew Academy Color Blending Class. It has inspired me to color so many of my Altenew stamps once again with your tips. I especially appreciated your explanation and demonstration of color glazing. Great teaching!

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  4. I love the way you encircled the blue with the branch. So elegant!

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  5. I love your cards and wait for new videos. This is a pretty card. Such an inspiration.

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  6. Good look at the coloring. Nice background.

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  7. Beautiful and so appropriate for our times.

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  8. Gorgeous one layer card! Beautiful composition and stunning watercoloring.

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  9. Always love your cards, the colouring is stunning. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. Love the image you selected. Colors are amazing. TFS

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  11. I have just recently gotten into watercoloring. Very beautiful card!

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  12. Thank you, Kelly, I’m inspired and like the tip to stamp in the light color with the middle layer of stamps!!!

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  13. Gorgeous card. The coloring is amazing and I love the sentiment.

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  14. What a great design! I love the colors especially how the bright blue background sets off the stamp.

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  15. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  16. This card is so very soft and lovely. It screams spring!

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  17. love that blue background

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  18. Gorgeous card, I love pink and blue together!

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  19. I love the design of this card! Just beautiful!

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  20. Wow! What a wonderful and pretty card. I love the teal blue background with the flower colors. Superb!

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  21. What a tip!! Love your card...color palette is gorgeous and the card design is beautiful!!

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  22. Stunning, beautiful card. Thank you for sharing.

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  23. Such a beautiful card! Amazing watercoloring!

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  24. Such a beautiful card. The colors and flowers are so lovely! Inspirational!

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  25. Just beautiful once again. I love your water coloring!

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  26. Such a beautiful card. Your watercolouring is amazing!

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  27. Learning to watercolor would make my heart happy. Lovely inspiration. [Bunny]

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  28. So lovely! I love the design.

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  29. What a stunning background and GORGEOUS FLOWER! I Love your watercolor!

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  30. Very pretty card! That sentiment set is one of my favorites.

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  31. A beautiful design, love the dimension!

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  32. You are such an expert with shading and colors, Kelly! The blue wash was just the right background for setting of those pretty pink flowers! Love it!

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  33. Wow, the real background really makes the card pop with the pink flowers. Such a pretty card!

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  34. The tropical look is just beautiful. So pretty for Mothers Day, or thank you.

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  35. Kelly such a beautiful card, love your coloring and choice of colors and a very pretty way to use the forever and a day stamp ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  36. Your cards are always stunning and beautiful tyfs

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  37. Kelly - what a wonderful message, so uplifting and inspiring in an earthy, warm way! your card is so lovely with these colors - so gorgeous! TFS!

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  38. I've had my eye on those curved branches and the clematis set for a while. I really like what you did with them.

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  39. Not only is your no-line coloring beautiful, that teal background is the BOMB!!

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  40. Beautiful watercolor florals make my heart happy and this card is a great example of happiness. Love the colors!

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  41. Kelly - Beautiful card. Thank you for your suggestion using the 2nd layer of a stamp set, I will have to give it a try. I follow your You Tube channel. You do such beautiful work and love your stories that you share. Thank you for sharing your never ending talent with us all.

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  42. Beautiful watercolor card Kelly! Enjoy your utube video and your work.

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  43. Gorgeous card, beautiful watercolor and sorry for your home school woes, wait until the Peanut is taking calculus--fun times!

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  44. Kelly, I love the placement of your laurel twigs and the wonderful layering! This is a work of art!

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  45. Kelly, you are so talented. Thank you for sharing this card. It is lovely.

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  46. I love your precious card!! Love your watercoloring, the blue wash background is so pretty!!

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  47. Another perfect for the times card! Thanks for sharing.

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  48. Hi Kelly :) Love the depth you were able to achieve with this watercolored card!!! Remarkable! Thanks for inspiring me :)

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  49. Gorgeous card - I love the swath of blue you used for the background. So lovely!

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  50. Your card looks lovely. I hear that a few parents are having issues with e-learning. I feel fortunate that mine are grown. I'm hoping for an end to all of this soon. Stay safe. Your nails look nice.

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  51. Lovely card! Love to watch you color with any medium available!

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  52. Beautiful card: lovely colors, pretty arrangement

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  53. Your use of the Forever and the Day set is beautiful.

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  54. Beautiful as always Kelly!!! You teach me patience, patience, patience. You figure I would have that with a 6 year old but not so much these days!!! Keep it up mama your doing great!!! Lots of my love and big hugs!!!

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  55. I really love your card with this desing! It's so magical and sweet!
    Thanks for sharing with us and for the chance to win!

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  56. Love all your cards, Kelly, and really enjoy watching you create them. The colour scheme on this one is so beautiful I was inspired to make a pale imitation with the closest supplies I have. I especially love that background colour & enjoyed mixing it with my gouache paints. Thanks for all you do!

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  57. Kelly, I could watch you create for hours- truly therapeutic for me, and you're doing all the work! this wreath card is lovely as usual, and has the KL "touch" with the right amount of pop from the teal wash. Thanks for sharing your amazing and inspring creative talents on the therapy hop!

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  58. Wow!! Your coloring is just gorgeous!! Totally love the beautiful flowers and the wonderful design :)

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  59. WOW Gorgeous! I love the pretty blue background for the wreath!

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  60. Such a pretty card and love how the background colour just pops.

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  61. The sentiment is so suitable for what we going through now.

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  62. Gorgeous card. I enjoyed watching your process. And I want to give a big shout-out to you and all the moms (particularly working moms!) who have now taken on the extra job of home schooling. You are truly super heroes!

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  63. This is gorgeous. I really loved the color you used to stamp the design for no-line watercoloring because I thought it should always be a neutral. Well, learning curve here, because of course it doesn't and this enhanced the colors you used. Thanks for a great tip! Keep on keeping on as best you can! I am a former high school teacher from many, many years ago and I cannot imagine this for high school students, much less elementary students. You are all the unsung heroes, both teachers and parents!

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  64. Beautiful! Teal/Aqua background makes those pink blooms pop! Love it!

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  65. Stunning! Teal and blue are some of my favourite background colours. And I love wreaths. Your water colour is so realistic and just pops those florals off the page.

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  66. Beautiful no line watercoloring! Love the pretty flowers and your color combo!

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  67. This is beautiful. I love those blues and think your coloring is lovely.

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  68. This lesson really makes me want to save up for those artist grade watercolors.

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  69. Beautiful! Love the colors, love the stamp.

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  70. Loved your card, but it was your commentary had me laughing. I just had a call from my daughter, also an essential worker, and she said pretty much the same things you did about home schooling. With four children, just getting them to the table and all seated at the same time is a major challenge. I suggested duct tape---she didn't think it was funny! They have hired a new graduate from a teaching program who hasn't been able to find a job yet to help with the process. My daughter is also counting the minutes till all this is over. I'll add you to my prayers.

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  71. Ok, so I have to give this no line watercoloring a shot. Such a pretty feel to your card. Your story made me laugh out loud. My daughter is a fifth grade teacher...so from her, I am hearing the other side. My conclusion is that you are all multi-tasking to the point of exhaustion. Me? Staying home, reading, crafting, blog hopping and staying safe. You all take care. Prayers included.

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  72. The colors of Hawaii. So pretty!

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  73. Love your beautiful card and your video process Kelly, thankyou.

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  74. Very pretty! Love the circle and blue on here!

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  75. Your card is seriously so beautiful!! Thanks for sharing

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  76. I need to learn this technique. I keep seeing this no line stamping! You card is truly breath taking!

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  77. So very pretty- thank you for sharing!

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  78. I so enjoy your craft making, your stories are sweet, too. Loved the card.

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