No Line Watercolor [Featuring Altenew & The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway]

Watercoloring really is therapy and I find such joy in coloring. That’s why I am thrilled to be partaking in Altenew and the Daily Marker’s Watercolor Therapy blog hop. You should have arrived from Jaycee Gaspar’s blog.

My sweet friend, Kathy Racoosin is celebrating her 16th coloring challenge right now; can you believe that?? I love her challenges and the way they encourage us all to try to color – even for just 5 minutes – every day. Here’s Kathy and I at Creativation earlier this year – feels like such a long time ago!

So let’s talk about the project I created for this fun hop…

I colored these flowers during some crafty time with a few of my friends (including Kathy herself!); we had a Zoom call and hung out for a while, each of us doing something creative. It was a lot of fun and I enjoyed the company as I colored.

The florals are from the Perfectly Perfect and the Beautiful Day stamp sets and I stamped them with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Using Altenew’s Watercolor Pan Set, I colored the images in a no-line style. For interest and texture I made sure to add splatter with my watercolors after the coloring was dry.

Arranging the florals was fun; using foam tape, I layered them along the top and bottom of the card. This frames the sentiment in the center and creates a focal point. My greeting is from the Script Words 2 die set from Altenew, which I cut from Rose Gold mirror cardstock. I also made a DIY shadow from vellum to give a little separation between the sentiment and the florals.

Finally, I embellished the card with just a few Moonshine sequins from Simon Says Stamp.

I’ve been on a no-line watercoloring kick of late; the relaxing effect coloring has really helps relieve stress. I’ll admit, no-line coloring can take a bit more time to do versus coloring with darker outlines, but I encourage you to embrace the slower pace! Even if it takes you a while to complete your coloring, I think you’ll find the activity very therapeutic and rewarding!


Altenew BEAUTIFUL DAY Clear Stamp Set…
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Altenew SCRIPT WORDS 2 DIE Set ALT1845
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Simon Says Stamp Sequins ASSORTED…
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Lawn Fawn SPECKLED EGGSHELL Cardstock…
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Strathmore WATERCOLOR 9×12 PAD 24…
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Tonic ROSE PLATINUM Mirror Card Gloss…
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Simon Says Stamp VELLUM SSSVEL12
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Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad ANTIQUE…
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Tonic MORNING DEW Grande Nuvo Crystal…
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Inkadinkado EMBOSSING MAGIC Powder…
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NEW 2020 Wagner Precision Heat Tool…
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Therm O Web Gina K Designs ADHESIVE…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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EK Success CUTTER BEE Scissors EKCB01
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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.

Altenew will also draw a winner to receive a $15 gift certificate from the comments left on each designer’s blog participating in the hop. All winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on 5/9/2020.

Your next stop in the hop is Kelly Griglione! Have fun hopping!

124 Responses

  1. Danyelle Dillon says:

    Pretty picture on your blog. I love your thank you card. You are so very talented. Love the colors!

  2. Lynn Young says:

    I love how you used splatters to add texture.

  3. Lisascreativeniche says:

    Very pretty, love the deep rich colors!

  4. Amber Bissonnette says:

    Beautiful card! Love the vintage look and the sequins are a nice finishing touch

  5. Huggerme says:

    Lovely work if art! It reminds me of some coloring done by Stacey at SMS using her marker tip to put dots on the flowers. Or was it Jennifer McGuire?

  6. Anushree Vaish says:

    Beautiful coloring…Love your card!!

  7. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful card! Love the gorgeous flowers and the pretty ‘thanks’ sentiment die!

  8. Jenny N says:

    Beautiful water colouring, love this card.

  9. LindseyF says:

    Hanging out on Zoom and watercoloring takes some talent. I fit in the “Can’t walk and chew gum at the same time” talent level and would never be looking up.

  10. Annette Gordon says:

    How fun! To hang out with your friends and colour/paint all at the same time! Your water colouring is amazing.

  11. Annette Gordon says:

    How fun! To hang out and colour/paint all at the same time! Your water colouring is amazing.

  12. Luanne Ford says:

    This is just wonderful! I want to watercolor better, and this is so inspiring! Thank you!

  13. Cyndi Morris says:

    Your card is gorgeous. I love the look of no-line watercoloring, but I’ve been afraid to try it. I finally bought some Antique Linen Distress Ink and I’m determined to give it a try. That’s going to be my goal this week — you’ve inspired me!

  14. Super beautiful card! Love the colors and the coloring! <3

  15. Laura Long says:

    Right now, no line watercoloring is much too advanced for me, but this blog has me revved up and wanting to play instead of work (essential worker) or cook or clean up. Thanks for showing your technique– really love the white spattering! Makes it seem like early morning dew.

  16. Laura Long says:

    Can’t wait to try no line watercolor. Right now, it’s much too advanced for me, but this blog has me revved up and wanting to play instead of work (essential worker) or cook or clean up. Thanks for showing your technique– really love the white spattering! Makes it seem like early morning dew.

  17. Teri S. says:

    Great colours on your flowers Nina. I like the large Thanks die in the middle to tie it all together.

  18. SWOON!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card Nina!! I LOVE the Colors!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

  19. Lora Bowman says:

    Stunning work!
    Love your layers and how it also adds 3d depth.
    Thank you for sharing. Gotta follow you more

  20. MBFairySky says:

    It’s a very beautiful watercoloring Nina! And you are so cute with Kathy on the picture! Adorable ! Thanks for your sharing and for the chance to win!

  21. Denise M Freeman says:

    Very nice Nina. I love your card! Thanks, Denise

  22. Christine Lowery says:

    Perfectly colored flowers

  23. Susan Conard says:

    Love the colors. Love the card.

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