Hi there! Happy Monday! Today, I’m excited to be a stop on the Altenew Color Therapy blog hop! This hop celebrates all things coloring, which, if you’ve visited my blog before, you know is one of my most favorite things, in any and all mediums. I absolutely love Kathy Racoosin’s 30 Day Coloring Challenge. It provides me with a wonderful daily excuse to get out my coloring mediums and just play! From Altenew:
Altenew is collaborating with the amazing Kathy Racoosin from The Daily Marker to inspire crafters to find joy through coloring. Kathy is celebrating her 14th 30 Day Coloring Challenge until the end of November 2019. This blog hop is meant to encourage you to participate by coloring something and share it on social media using the hashtag #thedailymarker30day. We hope they find “Me Time” and enjoy the benefits that coloring will give.
I created a super colorful project today using the Altenew Winter Wonderland watercolor brush markers and the Precious Peony stamps and dies. Let’s get started with the details!
I began by stamping a few of the individual floral sprays from Precious Peony using Ink on 3 Fadeout Ink on some hot press watercolor paper. I then used the Winter Wonderland Watercolor Brush Markers to do some no-line watercoloring on these pretty peony images in one of my favorite “fiesta” color schemes- bright yellows, oranges, and fuchsia. I die cut both sprays with the coordinating dies.
Next, I stamped some elements from the Baroque Motifs stamp set onto a panel of deep fuchsia cardstock using Magenta ink. I also blended some more Magenta ink on the opposite corner of the card front using blending brushes.
I created the sentiment using the Sentiment Strips stamp set and the Tall Alpha die set. I first white heat embossed the greeting from Sentiment Strips on a strip of pretty marigold yellow cardstock, then die cut “sweet” from some more yellow cardstock using the Tall Alpha die set, adhering all of the pieces to the card front using liquid adhesive. I cut one of the peony die cuts in half and created a unique bouquet for the damask corner of the card front, adhering the die cuts using foam adhesive. The last step was to add some pretty sparkles for a touch of bling!
Well, that’s all for my project today! I hope you’ll participate in the Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge…. it’s so much fun, and so relaxing! Now, for some fun giveaway information!
Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Maker is also giving away her original 5”x7” watercolor artwork(including a custom frame). Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/22/2019 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 blogs on 11/24/2019.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Your next stop is Jaycee Gaspar. Here’s the full hop list in case you get lost:
Altenew Card Blog
Emily Midgett <— you are here
Nenette S. Madero
Marcia L Rollins says
What a striking color combination!
Amy Cooley says
Beautiful, vibrant colors!
Gorgeous creation, I love your brilliant colors! Love this peony!
Eep! This is AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Brilliant job on the coloring and brilliant design of the card overall! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful work!
Laura Armenis says
Super color combos. Makes me smile. Love the background stamp….never thought of that and yet it’s the perfect accessory.
Gorgeous blending on the flowers
What a beautiful job! I need so much practice to achieve a portion of one of your petals.
Such powerful colors
Theressa C. Hudspeth says
Thanks for sharing.
barbara lassiter says
Your flowers are beautifully colored and placing them on this bright, complimentary background makes for one gorgeous card!
Karthikha Uday says
Wow! Vibrant and gorgeous! Fantastic coloring <3
Esther Swartz says
Emily, your colors always pop right off my screen–this is beeeyoutiful!
Wow! Your flowers really pop! Love the coloring and the colors.
Judy Price says
The fuchsia and gold go together so well! It makes for a beautiful, cheery piece of art. Thank you.
Luanne Ford says
Just breathtaking beautiful! Love this!
Your Precious Peonies are a standout! Gorgeous.
Cathy Y says
I love your vividly colored flowers on the bright background!
Joan Walker says
Such a beautiful card. Your colors are awesome.
Lauri Bacalzo says
Beautiful background for the flowers 🌸 it makes the flowers 💐 pop off the page.
Thank you for sharing and being part of the hop!
Joanne Travis says
The fuchsia background is gorgeous with the flowers!
Bonnie Eng says
Gorgeous – your flowers look like they glow! They really stand out against that rich background.
SD Pooja says
Your card is so vibrant and full of energy !! Just loved the bold and uncommon color combo..stunning work !
Susan P says
Beautiful bright card! Your coloring is amazing!
I have the Winter Wonderland markers. Will pull them out tonight and get busy! Thank you for this inspiration.
Carol McCready says
Your card is stunning! I love that color combination.
Maria Nyce says
Oh, I ADORE this color combo, it’s so rich and vibrant!!! This card is STUNNING, Emily! I’m so grateful that you shared this card & your wonderful creativity, feeling inspired!!!
Beverly Jordan says
I love how you put the deep magenta ink behind your gorgeously painted image and on the edges of the card! The marigold yellow cardstock really pops with the brightly colored flowers!
Lisa Byers says
I love your fiesta color scheme. It’s fabulous!!
Diane J says
This is beautiful. Love your colors.
sandy M says
All I can say is Wow! Your card is beautiful and I love the colors.
Patt H. says
Absolutely gorgeous coloring! I love those vibrant rich colors!
Mary Holshouser says
Love the vivid colors. The shading
is fantastic. thanks for sharing
Nancy L Probst says
LOVE your card! The colors are amazing. It is such a treat to get to see all the different techniques and ideas from wonderful artists! Thank you.
Meghan Kennihan says
Love those vivid yellows! GORGEOUS COLORING as always!
Vickie D says
What a stunning card! Love those colors together.
Monica Linerode says
Wow. What beautiful stunning card. Thanks for sharing
Jenny N says
Those are very vibrant colors — really admire your talent!!!
Connie Hinkle says
Beautiful coloring and card!!!
Debbie Eslinger says
I love that color combination.
Vicki K says
The background is so vibrant accenting those beautiful Peonies. Really like how you did the sentiment. So nice!
Susan Strawser says
Emily you are truly the queen of bright yet elegant colours. Your cards always stand out from the other ones in my humble opinion, because of the strong and unique colour palettes you choose, unexpected but somehow you make them work.
So very pretty!
Your card reminds me to try my layouts on background colors that are NOT white! Your florals are stunning, and I absolutely love the overall color scheme. So beautiful!
Karen B Walker says
What an amazing color combination; simply stunning!
Kathryn Ladra says
Such vibrant and unusual color combinations.
Gorgeous card, colors are amazing!
Vikki H says
Ooh, la, la I love the colors, the swirl background and the split up sentiments! Stunning card!!
Tarina Holloway says
Wow Emily! I love how you captured such light and depth in your artwork. Simply beautiful!!
Wonderful Emily. Those beautiful flowers pop against the bright background.
Nana Griffin says
A wonderful job on the flowers.
Beautiful. Thanks for sharing
Carol Koniecki says
Brave color choices, but your card shouts SMILE! and be Cheered. Thanks!
Wow, your color combo is stunning – love it!! A gorgeous flower set!
Marisela Delgado says
Cindy C. says
The rich, deep color palette is amazing. Gorgeous flowers!
Marisela Delgado says
Julie Harden says
This colour combination is stunning. It’s such a beautiful, happy card and make me smile. Thanks for sharing x
Lizzie T says
I love these colors! Gorgeous card! Beautiful coloring!
MELISSA FRIEDRICH says
Your no line water coloring is amazing, love these happy, bright blooms!
Annette Reed says
Your coloring is fantastic! Your flowers are beautiful as is your card.
You are so talented! Those flowers are beautiful!!! Love the color variation!
Teri Spracklin says
Those orange shadows, though! These flowers are positively drool-worthy, Emily!
Ginny K. says
Such a dramatic colorful card, love the color combinations. thanks for sharing!
Wow! Such a wonderfully vibrant, happy card, Emily! It has such an eye-catching look! Thanks so much for sharing!
Joyce A Verdon says
Oh my gosh… gorgeous colors! Just beautifully colored! That peony stamp set… might need it!
Amanda Steele says
Eye catching, jaw dropping, vibrant, rich, beautiful and everything else everyone one else above said. This definitely stands out. Fushcia cardstock and magenta ink. What an amazing combination. Thanks for sharing this with us.
Wow, oh wow! The colors!! So beautiful!! Thank you for sharing your talents!! This is just stunning!
Dana M says
Fabulously vibrant card! Stunning coloring – wow!
Lauryne Cunningham says
Wow! I love the vibrant colors on your card! Beautiful watercoloring!
Heidi Rees says
What beautiful vibrant colors! I love your work Emily!
Very colorful and lovely!
Kathy Dippner says
Wow! Your flowers are really beautiful. Awesome coloring.
Nandini Karmarkar says
Very beautiful and inspiring work. Love the gorgeous coloring.
Margery C says
Strong colors make a stunning card. So beautiful.
Connie Johnson says
Wow Emily 🙂 What an alive and vivid color palette!!! Gorgeous! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂
Laraine R says
These are all amazing creations!!
Cyndi Morris says
I love that beautiful card. The colors are stunning.