Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway

Hey friends, I am thrilled to be playing along with this great blog hop, combining Altenew and The Daily Marker for some watercolor therapy! You can find the start of this hop over at Altenew!

Kathy Racoosin (The Daily Marker) is celebrating her 18th colouring challenge until November 22, 2020. Feel free to jump in and participate along with us, and so many others. The best thing about this challenge is that you don’t have to start at the beginning, you don’t have to do a big project everyday, just do a little colouring and destress!

I pulled out the Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set for this one, creating a tall slimline card. I pilled out both the 23 half pan watercolors and the 24 half pan watercolours, took them upstairs to my couch and just enjoyed painting. Sometimes I love that a tv show, that I am not really watching, and just painting for the fun of it without filming. Especially when working on a Kathy Racoosin challenge where that is the whole point, to destress!

Once I had all the painting done, I stamped out the simple little sentiment, adhered it to a cardbase and this one was complete! I have had the Pen Sketched Flowers Stamp Set in my stash sense it came out, and have never used it so this was perfect!

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Pen Sketched Flowers – (Altenew)
Watercolor 35 Pan Set – (Altenew)
Artist Watercolor 24 Pan Set – (Altenew)

Altenew and Kathy from The Daily Maker are giving away over $350 prizes to 17 lucky winners. 

1 Altenew Artists’ Watercolor 24 Pan Set 
1 Watercolor Essential 12 Pan Set 
3 x $15 Altenew Gift Certificate
12 x Collapsible Marker Bag 

Please leave a comment on the Altenew Card Blog and each designer’s blog on the blog hop list below for a chance to win by 11/24/2020. All winners will be announced on the Altenew Winners Page on 11/30/2020.

Altenew Card Blog – Start Here
Kathy Racoosin
Norine Borys
Nicole Watt
Caly Person
Virginia Lu
Tenia Nelson
Maryam Perez
Jenny Colacicco
Amber Rain Davis
Emily Midgett
Erum Tasneem
Ashley Tucker
Dana Joy
Kelly Griglione
Jessie Banks <— You are here
Nenette S. Madero

Always Bring a Smile

Hey everyone! I know I have not been around much, I have been dealing with a 2 1/2 month long allergic reaction, that lead to my eyes being swollen shut for what seemed like forever! Covid has my Doctor not seeing patients and blah blah blah I will survive and get off my soap box now!

So for today’s post, I have been collecting (and by collecting I mean not using cuz they intimidate me) all the sets by Stacey Yacula for My Favorite things. Well this weekend that changed. I pulled out my watercolours and the Always Bring a Smile set and went to town.

I painted up these sweet little scene with my Mexico Palette. It really is my most used one, even almost an entire year later.

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MFT Stamps Always Bring a Smile (MFT)
Ink on 3 No Lines Fade Out Ink (SSS)

Altenew Beauty Within and Wax seal

Hey all! I am super late sharing this on my blog, but I have been dealing with an allergy for a month now that keeps causing my eyes to swell and hives everywhere, but I digress we are here to share a pretty card!

I was blessed in September to have a guest spot with Altenew. Those of you that know me, know that I swoon over Altenews stamps and products! This was a dream come true!

I did some embossing and painting on some black watercolor paper. Using a ton of fun products from Altenew!

Also, if you haven’t seen it on their channel yet, I created a process video of this card!

I am so thrilled with how this one came out. It looks so classic and can be used for pretty much any occasion I can think of!

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Altenew Beauty Within –
Altenew Wallpaper Art –
Altenew Artist Watercolors –
Altenew Rose Gold Embossing Powder –
Altenew Rose Gold Melting Wax –
Altenew Thanks Wax Seal –
Altenew Wax Melting Spoon –

The Greeting Farm – October Preview Day 1

Hey all! Welcome to day of previews for The Greeting Farm. As always we have 3 wonderful clear sets and one Digital release to share with you all this month!

We are kicking things off with a sweet little set called Star Couple, it featurer a boy and girl character. They are both so sweet!

I decided to pull out my watercolours to paint this one up. Starting with one layer of colour in all the different areas of the image. I then went in and slowly the built up the shadows thru multiple layers of colour. Remember it is easier to add more, not so easy to take it away!

Once our girl character was complete, I took a roll of tape and traced a circle behind here and then flat washed some blue. Added a sentiment and called this one complete!

Thanks for stopping by,

Stamptember Blog Party

Hey all! I am so excited to be joining Simon Says Stamp with their Stamptember Blog Party!

Stamptember is always a thrilling event for the entire month over at Simon Says Stamp! There are tons of things to scavenge around the website to find, deals, freebies new stamp sets everyday!

I got to play with the Detail Elm Leaf Die, this one is so pretty! I cut it out with scraps of Arches Coldpress watercolour paper. (This stuff is to expensive to waste I keep all my scraps!) Using some of my Daniel Smith Watercolours I added a splash of watercolour onto the die cuts then layered them onto some grey cardstock. Adding a sentiment from the Hey Bestie stamp set.

Simon Says Stamp – Detail Elm Die
Simon Says Stamp – Hey Bestie
Arches Coldpress
Daniel Smith Quinacridone Purple
Daniel Smith Phthalo Turquoise
Daniel Smith watercolours

The Greeting Farm – August Previews Day 2

Welcome back to the second day of August Previews for The Greeting Farm.

Today we are sharing some adorable unicorns called Unicorn Dreams! Seriously, what is cuter then a unicorn eating icecream, I am really obsessed with that particular image from the set.

I pulled out my waterclours to paint this one up in some soft colours, adding a tree into the background to give them a little bit of a scene behind them. I have always enjoyed the contrast of the black stamped images to the no lines, free handed backgrounds. Something always feels dreamy about it to me.

Thanks for stopping by,

Stately Flowers 8

Hey everyone! I recently ordered a couple new stamp sets from Gina K. Designs. So today I mixed Stately Flowers 8 with Simon Says Stamps Stronger together to make a fun slimline card.

I used my Mother’s Day present (Senellier watercolour paints) to paint up the leaves in the background as well as the paint swatches. But for the gorgeous Iris from the Stately Flowers 8 set was painted using the Karin Brushmarker Pro’s.

I am really happy with how this sweet little card turned out. Now I need to order some more flowers from Gina K Designs!

Supplies :
Gina K Designs – Stately Flowers 8 –
Simon Says Stamp Stronger Together –
Ink on 3 – Fade out Ink –
Karin Brushmarker Pro –

Take a Hike

Hey everyone! Today I am sharing a sweet little wooden tag featuring The Greeting Farm Take a Hike stamp set!

I started off by using watercolor ground on the wooden tag so that the watercolour would react the way I wanted it to.

I then used no lines ink to stamp the image from the stamp set then went at it with the watercolours! I love this one! It is super fun!

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The Greeting Farm Take a Hike –

Art Philosophy Woodlands – (SSS)

Royal Langnickel Zen Brush Round 6 – (SSS)

Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground – (SSS)

Inspire Me Monday – Loosen Up

Happy Monday everyone! Today I have a new Power Poppy post to share with you all. I usually use the Inspire Me Monday posts to stretch my creativity and push myself to try new styles. This time I went with a loosen up theme.

I tend to paint with my watercolours in a very controlled way to accomplish a floral look full of very controlled layers, I find it very hard to just throw colours around. So that is exactly what I did this month, I used 2 quill brushes for the entire piece, and reached for a stamp I have coloured multiple times before to have a little bit of comfort, so here is this version of Sunflower Power.

I started by throwing some yellow, green and blue into the background and over the image, then I went in to start working out the stems and leaves with more layers of greens, adding pinks and purples to the petals. Then finishing off the center with a granulating brown (Hematite Violet Genuine). I am very happy with how this one came out, I want to try this one again and see how far I can push it till the piece feels over worked.

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Simon Says Stamp – Sunny Days Ahead

Hey all! Today I am back to share some of the new release from Simon Says Stamp with you!

I got the joy of playing with the Outline Mum Die, I love how it has a big cut out for the background and then a thin one for the letters themselves. The dies cut awesome I had zero issues.

I pulled out the Be Kind and Tiny words sets to help compliment the die. Then I coloured everything up with my Karin Brushmarker Pros. This was my first play with them. So far I think I love them but I should probably do a couple more projects before I say that 100%.

Supplies :
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Simon Says Stamp Sunny Days Ahead (Whole collection) –

Simon Says Stamp Outline Mum Die –

Simon Says Stamp Be Kind –

Simon Says Stamp Tiny Words –

Distress Ink Antique Linen –

Karin BrushMarker Pro 60 –

Karin BrushMarker Pro 26 –