Thursday, July 12, 2018

Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop

Hello friends!

I am excited to be part of the Altenew Color Therapy Blog Hop.
A you may know already, coloring is a great stress relief and therapy in this modern day!
I enjoy all sorts of color medium, particularly watercoloing and now Altenew Artist Markers!
For the details about this blog hop, please visit Altenew Card Blog and Altenew Scrapbook Blog.
If you arrive from the blog of Dana Gong, you are in the right place.
If not, come and join the fun and inspiration.

I am happy to share my color project with you.
For this project, I used Starry Flowers Stamp/Die Bundle as the flowers are perfect in size and details for easy-coloring.
Starry Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle
Starry Flowers Stamp & Die Bundle


I am no coloring expert, but I do know that with practice and patience (and great markers), you can achieve a good result. My project is the example of just that.

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 I used all 3 sets of Altenew Artist Markers for my project.
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I did the usual 3 shades for each color. I did stamp and color a few extra flowers and cut them out for added dimensions.
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To add a subtle interest, I dry-embossed the oval die from "Create a Wreath" with tan embossing mat.

Create-A-Wreath Die Set
Create-A-Wreath Die Set


Once I finished coloring the flowers, I thought it was "done". Somehow I felt compelled to add a shade of gray all around the colorful flowers. I was worried that I would ruin my coloring, but instead, I was pleasantly surprised the depth that the color gray added!

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To accentuate the flower center in white, I used Pico Embellisher and it works like a charm.
I hope my project inspires you to do some coloring.

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72 comments:

Art Conquers said...

Beautiful card with great coloring.

Erica A-B said...

I love the added grey around the flowers, it really highlights them and draws the eye in. Beautiful!

Debra Rumpza said...

Wow. This is like an explosion of blossoms! Love it!

Maura R said...

Wow, Virginia, your spray of flowers is gorgeous, and I love it against the neutral cs!!

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Kelsey Thomas said...

Beautiful card! Love all of those colorful little flowers. :)

Purple Princess said...

Such beautiful flowers!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So eye catching. Wow!!!!

mel h said...

Beautiful use of colors, and I love how you make it flow around the message so elegantly.

Barbara said...

This is just beautiful. The coloring with the markers is exquisite!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love the color combo you used on your colorful flowers, Virginia! Those look like fabulous markers!!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

Looks like expert coloring to me! Just beautiful! And I
love the gray around the flowers, too.

kelli horger said...

So fun and bright! LOVE it

conil said...

This is glorious, Virginia. You most certainly know what to do with those markers, if this is any indication.

Harriet said...

Such colors. Virginia you have brightened my day!

StarSpry said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love how you colored the flowers, and added some more for dimension :)

Cheryl Rigney said...

Such a lovely card!! So cheerful.

cghundley said...

Beautiful coloring
and love how colorful
your flowers are!
Carla from Utah

Maryann Sullivan said...

I Love your card and the Starry Flower stamp set. Your background with the grey is fantastic. I actually thought the flowers were raised. beautiful

Janet McCurry said...

Such a beautiful card! Love it!

Isabelle Baudin said...

Your card is stunning ! I love the happy colors.

TrainWithMeghan said...

This has been my favorite of the hop so far! I love how bright it is!!!!

Cyndi Morris said...

Wow. Such a gorgeous card. I love the Starry Flowers set, and your coloring is amazing.

Rose Mary Smalley said...

I was just looking at this stamp set on the website...and wondered how it would look used on a card....it reminds of the sweet william flower that smells so sweet. I used to have them in my garden...Lovely card..thank you so much!

Nikki said...

This just took my breath away! What a beautiful card. Great work.

Cindy Holmes said...

OH MY GOODNESS! I am sooooo in LOVE with this card! I love that you finished it off with some grey color shadowing to highlight the AMAZING flowers even more! And I also really like how you have some of the flowers raised!

Deepa Robbins said...

Oh I've been wanting to do something like this with those starry flowers! Very pretty!

sylvia g said...

You are awesome. Your are an encouarment to try this.

Patty said...

Oh Virginia!! This is just so colorful & beautiful!!

Haley Bayong said...

This is such a colorful card made me smile!

Susie said...

Gorgeous color all over this beautiful card, Virginia! Nicely photographed as well.

Miriam Prantner said...

Love how you colored this and how the panel kind of fades into the background!

Linda BL said...

Your addition of color is as awesome as your sentiment!

BeverlyBL said...

How fun is this!! I LOVE it. Simply beautiful!

Lee-Anne said...

Ooh, the colours on this are amazing! Such a beautiful design!

Laura Rozsonits said...

Beautiful card, love the color combination.

Lindsey F said...

You are right. The grey really does make the flowers pop. Thanks for the info on the Pico Embellisher.I had never heard of it

Dana M said...

Oh my, what a beauty. I love every detail of your card - the layout, the colors, the coloring, the embossed frame, the gray background. Just WOW!

Amy Brown said...

What a stunning card design! I love that you placed it on a neutral panel. It helps the flowers to really pop.

Kathy Ferguson said...

No Virginia...you are awesome! I loved your card and sentiment. The colors you chose are beautiful against the soft gray background. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cathy Lillie said...

Your card is so bright and beautiful! I love that stamp set you used. If I were better at coloring, I'd already have that in my collection. Thanks for sharing this colorful card!

Nandini said...

Love the gorgeous flower frame! This card is really beautiful!

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Virginia. The colours are stunning - so much depth of colour. Love the grey in the background.

Hannelie said...

Love the happy colors Virginia!

Megan said...

Fabulous coloring, Virginia! Such a happy card!

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful !

Kriti Mishra said...

Beautiful!

Teresa Doyle said...

OH MY GOODNESS Virginia, now I "NEED" the Starry Flowers set! This IS STUNNING! WOW, the colours are AMAZING! YOU are AMAZING! Beautifully done!

Wendy Lambert said...

This is just beautiful. Thank you for the inspiration!

graham Brand said...

This is gorgeous and vibrant! Your colouring is awesome!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Your card amazes me! I saw it days ago and have been back and forth, shopping and pinning and looking at different sets! Love the vibrancy of the markers and that you used all three sets! The touch of grey really did deepen those brights! And the extra details such as the Pico centers and embossed Create a wreath die image, just add that much more to your brilliant piece!! Fabulous work!!

cosie said...

The grey shading is perfect to showcase these blossoms and they jump right of the page .

Denise Bryant said...

Love the Starry Flower design you used! Beautiful card!

Sue D said...

So pretty with the colorful flowers. I like the dry embossing too.

Cynthia Cole said...

Such a colorful card!

Unknown said...

Lovely use of the wreath! I like all the colors you used, and the style of the card is great! Well done!

Jeanne Beam said...

Beautiful card. Love the wreath and your coloring...
Thanks for sharing...

Stacey Kowbel said...

Gorgeous card! I love all the different colours you used!

Lisa Moline said...

I absolutely love that you did the starry flowers in such a different way! It is just gorgeous how you colored the flowers different colors, so unexpected and beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Virginia and I love the way you colored these beautiful flowers as well as the embossed frame. So pretty.

Lynne Wilcox said...

I like the fussy cutting around the edge of the flowers! Great idea

Rema DeLeeuw said...

Love the way this card turned out. Beautiful!

Patt H. said...

You have done it again, Virginia! Another beautifully colored stunning masterpiece! I LOVE this one! The Starry Flowers are so pretty & are now at the top of my Altenew wish list. Thanks for sharing!

FD91354 said...

Oh Virginia! This is stunning! I love all the little things that make this yours! The flowers are so lovely and their shading perfect.. The added oval is just the right subtle texture. and hello, grey drop shadow - really adds depth to the card.. Fabulous!

McStamper said...

Love, love your fabulous card. Definitely one of my favorites.

TLC said...

I am definitely going to have to get the star flower stamps after looking at your beautiful cards and the colors of the flowers! SO GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE the creativity!

mindy1414 said...

Your card is beautiful and it gives me hope that maybe with practice I can do it too :) I have been checking out all the markers from different companies but after this blog hop I know for sure that all 3 sets of the Altenew Artist Markers are the ones for me. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card and the inspiration.

Amy Moore said...

Love your card...the flowers around the card are exquisite. Love the stamp set

Greta said...

Love your design & the colorful array of flowers! Beautiful card, Virginia!

Andrea Hastilow said...

WOWZERS ! That's gorgeous ! Your shading is fabulous, the grey shadow was a marvellous idea really pops the images out. Can I ask for your advice, do you store alcohol markers horizontally or diagonally to keep them at their best ? I see them in both directions & don't know which is better. Thank you for sharing x

Robyn Turner said...

Your card is beautiful! It really is "therapy" for me to create with my craft supplies!

Jill said...

Beautiful card, I love how the flowers frame the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us.