Altenew + The Daily Marker Color Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hey everyone, welcome back! I have a different kind of blog post today with Altenew. It is a wonderful collaboration between Altenew & The Daily Marker for their 14th Anniversary. Before I get into what coloring means to me, if you’re following the order for the blog hop you should have come from Emily Midgett’s Blog. Make sure you stick around to the end of the post for information on entering the giveaway and the complete blog hop list if you get lost along the way.

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When I first started sharing my handmade cards over on Instagram about a year ago, one of the first programs I heard about was Kathy Racoosin’s The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge. The commitment for this challenge is to color every day, even if it is for a short span of time. This gives you an opportunity to explore creatively into your coloring mediums and take some time for yourself. Many creatives share their coloring projects on Instagram, and the beauty of that is how supportive the community is over each other’s projects. Now that I have taken on blogging, content creating, YouTub-ing part-time–I end up coloring nearly every day anyway. I’ll tell you though, making something every day after working my full-time job has become an integral part of my relaxation routine; my day does not feel complete without a little art.

Whether or not you believe in color therapy, one thing is for sure is that the primitive segments of our brains are influenced by certain wavelengths of light. I’m sure you all are aware of your circadian rhythm–the innate system that makes us sleepy when it’s dark. What I’m trying to get at here is that at in some way, we are influenced by light. So let’s let our positively radiant and creative wavelengths influence others.

Naturally, I had to make flower cards (LOL). Coloring flowers with alcohol markers is ultimately the most relaxing for me. Maybe it is because I am the most comfortable doing it. There is something so alluring about flowers. I think it is because they are universal. Flowers say so many different things–I love you, I’m sorry, Congratulations…I love the versatility. No matter what, they’re always a beautiful gift. I have a methodical approach which I have showcased on my YouTube Channel in separate videos. I hope one day that I can fully share my approach to not only coloring flowers, but how I arrange them and why.

I made three floral projects for this blog hop. Typically I grab the same color palettes, but this time I challenged myself to try different color combinations. The wonderful thing about the Altenew Artist Markers is that any of the five sets (Sets A-E) coordinate wonderfully within each other. First thing I did was stamp my images in Altenew – Permanent Black Crisp Ink. This ink is alcohol marker friendly and does not bleed. I colored all the flowers and leaves and fussy cut them with a swivel knife. Then I added white splatters with Altenew – Pure White Ink Spray for a dreamy aura to these flowers.

After taking staged photos of my coloring projects, I turned all these flowers into cards. I dry embossed a background with Altenew – Delicate Mandala Die on white cardstock and added black splatters. I arranged the flowers and accompanied them with Altenew – Sentiments Strips Stamp Set on scrap grey cardstock. I have all the materials I used on these floral cards linked below.

Permanent Crisp Black Ink

Permanent Crisp Black Ink

Sentiment Strips Stamp Set

Poppy Garden Stamp Set

Perfectly Perfect Stamp and Die Bundle

Perfectly Perfect Stamp and Die Bundle

Flower Garden Stamp Set

Altenew Artist Markers Set B

Altenew Artist Markers Set C

Altenew Artist Markers Set D

Altenew Artist Markers Set E

Jet Black Ink Spray

Delicate Mandala Die

Fiskars Swivel Knife


Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 5 lucky winners and Kathy from The Daily Maker is also giving away her 5”x7” original watercolor artwork (including a custom frame). Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog by 11/22/2019 for a chance to win.

Team Altenew will 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!

I really appreciate you stopping by and participating in this blog hop. If you like what you’ve seen from me, please give me a follow over on my Instagram (@jaycee.gaspar) and/or subscribing to my blog and YouTube if you haven’t already.

Your next stop is Gayatri Murali‘s Blog!

Altenew Card Blog
Kathy Racoosin
Ashlea Cornell
Anna Komenda
Emily Midgett
Jaycee Gaspar
Gayatri Murali
Hussena Calcuttawala
Keeway Tsao
Kristina Pokazanieva
Lilith Eeckels
Nenette S. Madero
Norine Borys
TaeEun Yoo
Maryam Perez
Tania Ahmed
Vicky Papaioannou
Virginia Lu

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80 thoughts on “Altenew + The Daily Marker Color Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway

  1. LOVE your CAS cards, the dry embossed background and splatter are wonderful details to add to your beautiful blooms. You have inspired me to play more with my Altenew alcohol markers, one flower at a time.

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  2. Gorgeous, Jaycee! I love that you made three very different cards using the same-ish design! I’ll have to watch your videos on coloring- i love your take on them!


  3. Your cards are absolutely beautiful, Jaycee! As always you work is totally inspiring! Your colouring is amazing! Thanks for the hint of adding the white splatter over the flowers for that dreamy effect! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Hi Jaycee, I love all your floral cards, they are beautiful. Have to agree – colouring is VERY therapeutic after a hard day’s work. I don’t colour everyday like you but thanks for taking the time to highlight these and thanks for stating that the Altenew black ink doesn’t bleed – I didn’t know that. Cheers.

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