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. I love color(that’s why I make cards and paint some), but in all my collection in my craft room, there isn’t one Alcohol Marker(except Sharpies lol). I have so many other ways to color that I thought I didn’t need them. Your cards are beautiful and I love the way you colored the flowers with the alcohol markers, creating a lovely delicate look! Less is more and maybe I need to look into this! 🙂

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    1. I was the same way with alcohol markers. I had colored pencils, paints, watercolor…but alcohol marker mediums are completely different. I only bought colors that I liked especially for floral coloring–so maybe that’s worth a start.


  2. I REALLY like your how you later out the beautifully colored flowers on the cool, crisp white background. It makes for such a calming presentation! And the touch of splatter with the embossed mandala gives it nice depth. Nice!

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  3. I have been participating with Kathy for a few years, I try to color something every day. Coloring helps when things get stressful. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous cards with us.

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  4. I have used the exacto knife for many, many years. However, I could never get the hang of the swivel knife like you but I wish I could. I love the colors of your flowers and the cards. Great work. As always.

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  5. I loved all three of your cards. They are just stunning. I learn something every time I watch one of your videos on YouTube. Glad you are on the Altenew blog hop. Beautiful work!

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  6. Dear Jaycee
    I simply love your coloring to the moon and back. The three cards as always are stunning beauties. I know that i have to follow the blog hop order but as soon as i see your name my hand just goes and clickcs on your name and i am so excited as i know you always have something new.
    Thanks a ton for always being honest and for sharing your coloring journey. I joined Kathy Raccosins 30 day coloring Challenge and i have understood a lot.I see coloring in a total new way now. I have one set of markers i bought with a gift card i won and i just cant believe the beauty of it. I will one day buy the others as well. For now i am happy coloring with my color pencils as well as my watercolor pencils as crafting is all about happiness. Bless you and your family always

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  7. Just amazing! Love how you left lots of white space in your coloring. It gives the flowers a uniqueness I have not seen. Love that they play centre stage on your cards with just the right amount of splatter. Love Love these cards!!

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  8. I really love the way you used different colors for the leaves on each card. I think I’m always stuck in the same rut with leaves. You’ve really inspired me to try something completely new!

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  9. Radiant..all the flowers you colored !! I loved how you blend the colors on flowers and make them so delicate.Love the highlights and shadows on each of them ! Perfect card design to showcase the Beautiful blooms !

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