Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop + Giveaway

Welcome everyone! I’m so excited to be joining Altenew and The Daily Marker in a blog hop today.

If you are not already a follower of The Daily Marker, I highly recommend it. Kathy is an amazing artist but not only that, she hosts the 30 Day Coloring Challenge. She encourages us to find a little time each day to color. I’ll admit that I get caught up in all of my responsibilities and don’t give myself time. Coloring is such a good way to unwind, take your mind off of things and just be in the moment. It’s a very therapeutic activity and also a great way to practice coloring.

Today, I’m trying my hand at no-line watercoloring. This is not something I do very often but I’ve always wanted to. I’ve tried it a few times in the past and like they say, practice makes perfect. So here I am practicing.

I’m using the Statement Flowers stamp set. I’ve used this image a few times recently because it is the perfect amount of space to color an yet the image isn’t so huge it takes over a card front.

I stamped my image in Gina K Designs Warm Glow ink on Fabriano Artistico Watercolor paper. I taped my paper down to a board and watercolored using the Altenew watercolors.

After the image was completely dry, I die cut with the coordinating die.

I added the image to a background I created using a stripes stencil.


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.

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 blog on 5/9/2020.


If you arrived here from Yoonsun’s blog you are in the right spot. If you missed any stops along the way, you can start at the beginning on the Altenew blog.

You’re next stop is Nenette!


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  1. Beautiful card. Love the colors.

  2. Wow! Gorgeous card! Beautiful watercoloring and I love the color combination!

  3. These flowers are stunning! I’d say you aren’t practicing no line water coloring, you have mastered it!

  4. I always love your cards Mindy. Your no line watercolor is beautiful! Thank you for sharing your talent with us!!

  5. Nice color to the finished flowers. Great combination with the stencil.

  6. Beautiful card! I love the soft background!

  7. Fabulous card! Lovely watercoloring and I love the blue color you used.

  8. Your “practice” piece is beautiful! I’m a big fan of these colors, too. Looking forward to getting this stamp/die set now that I’m inspired! Thank you.

  9. Amazing card! Your watercoloring is spectacular.

  10. Hello beautiful is right – and that’s your card, too! WOW! You have such a wonderful creative flair and I just love seeing what you come up with on your cards – this one is an absolute showstopper! TFS!

  11. This card is so beautiful. I love the flower colors & the striped background. Thanks

  12. How beautiful! I love the depth in that blue! (PS: just to let you know, the blog hop link to your site is incorrect as it takes you to Nenette’s blog instead. Just wanted to give you a heads up! 🙂

  13. Beautiful card. I love the subtle background with the blue flower.

  14. I am in love with that blue!!!! So beautiful!! This stamp has to be one of my favorite Altenew stamps!! Awesome watercoloring!! New subscriber!!

  15. Hi Mindy 🙂 Your card is astounding!!! I love the vibrant blue watercolor, composition, background and sentiment….beautifully done and well coordinated! Thanks for inspiring me 🙂

  16. The gray stripe background is the perfect touch to your watercolored flowers. Beautiful watercoloring and beautiful card.

  17. What a pretty card! Your no-line watercoloring is lovely. 🙂

  18. Wowww!! Gorgeous flowers, with amazing depth!! <3 Perfect highlight using the gray background!

  19. Wow!!! I can’t get over how vibrant the flowers are.l..beautiful card!!

  20. Love the bold flowers and the stencil background.

  21. This was practice Mindy? Holy cow, I’d be over the moon if that was was my best! This card is glorious with the rich colours that give depth to those beautiful flowers. I also love the light coloured striped stencil background. This card rocks!

  22. This looks beautifully colored and is a gorgeous card! I would say you mastered this technique. 🙂

  23. Mindy- would that all of us should have such beautiful results when “practicing” no-line watercoloring! These flower are gorgeous, and perfectly off-set with the Grey stripes. Thanks for contributing your outstanding talents to the therapy hop!

  24. L gorgeous card. Those flowers are s stunning!

  25. i love the feel of this card.. soft and so pretty. Like what you did with the background to pull it all together and ground the flower. Beautiful card.. Staying home, crafting, reading, blog hopping and staying safe. Take care you all!

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