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!
THE HOP DETAILS
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!