Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video!


Today I decided to see what it would be like to watercolour through a

stencil….   This is part of the Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop so you should have arrived here from VICKY’s wonderful Blog!

Colouring a stencil, how hard can it be? right!  Well this is the Mega Bloom Stencil from Altenew and it totally packs a punch on any card design it’s pretty much a whole background and such a beautiful flower.

You can watch the process in the video below, but I did colour it with the  Artists’ Watercolors on some Watercolor Paper.

Altenew - Mega Bloom Stencil - Fancy Hello Die - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copyThe sentiment is the Fancy Hello Die,

Altenew - Mega Bloom Stencil - Fancy Hello Die - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copywith a sub sentiment from the Hello and Hugs Stamp Set.

Altenew - Mega Bloom Stencil - Fancy Hello Die - Therese Calvird (card video) 1 copyYou can see my video here or Watch it in HD at YouTube.

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Prizes:
To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away a $30 gift certificate to 6 lucky winners! And Kathy from The Daily Marker is also giving away a goodie bag (woth $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.

And to celebrate Altenew have some Special Offers  check out the Wonderful Watercoloring Class Bundle at 40%off!

Now Let’s Hop!
Altenew Card Blog
Kathy Racoosin
Jaycee Gaspar
Nina-Marie Trapani
Kelly Griglione
Norine Borys
LauraJane
Vicky Papaioannou
Therese Calvird ——– You are Here
Lydia Fiedler
Caly Person
Virginia Lu
Kristina Werner
May Sukyong Park
Kelly Latevola
Nicole Watt
Amy Tan
Maryam Perez
Lisa Spangler
Isha Gupta
Yoonsun Hur
Mindy Eggen
Nenette S. Madero

This is also part of the 16th 30 Day Colouring Challenge with Kathy Racoonsin, and let me say, that we can all use a little bit of colouring in our lives at the moment, for me in particular I find it a great distraction and helps me to unwind, so thank you Kathy!  So hopefully you too can find a little time to colour and share on social media using th hashtag #TheDailyMarker30Day

From here you are hopping along to LYDIA’s fabulous Blog!  I’ve linked all of the products that I used below or you can head to Altenew.  Please Stay safe, Hugs

Therese signature 2

Other Supplies:  Artists’ Watercolor – Sea Shore / Cool Summer Night / Pure White / Rainforest / Tropical Forest / Green Meadows.

Affiliate links are used

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Jet Black
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Mega Blooms Stencil
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Hello and Hugs
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Fancy Hello Die
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141 thoughts on “Altenew + The Daily Marker Watercolor Therapy Blog Hop & Giveaway + Video!

    1. Therese, this was a great video and card! I like how you put the lightheartnedness in right away with how you felt you overworked that one leaf portion! That was funny and the way it turned out; was just great. I think you might have been over critical of yourself there… . The other funny moment I enjoyed, was when you said, “that spray in your stash was at least 110 yrs old!” Hahahahhaha that cracked me up!

      Great card as always! Love your humor and stay safe! You are the coolest nurse I know! Cheers!

  1. Oh my gosh – I am so excited. I’ve only just ordered this stencil from AlteNew and received an email this morning telling me it has been delivered to my home (I’m at work – one of those essential businesses). So I can hardly wait to get home tonight to try this out!!! Thank you so much!

  2. The soft colors are so pretty! Love how you did this with a stencil! I so enjoy your videos! Thank you.

  3. Lol, Therese – another amazing and delightful video – thank you. Oh, and your card – STUNNING! I didn’t realize your were so adept at exaggerating either, LMHO (110 years)..

  4. Beautiful as always, you make me want to pull out my stencils and play. Thank you for the inspiration.

  5. Therese, thank you for the great idea- I haven’t tried watercolor with stencil yet. Your work is beautiful, I hope to come close to your example!

  6. This is just beautiful, Therese!! I also have some 110 year old adhesive spray! Nice to know I’m not alone. I also had some 110 year old liquid adhesive that didn’t hold up as well. I’m talkin’ hockey puck in a bottle. LOL

  7. What an INCREDIBLE and Ahhhh-MAZING card project!! Never thought to try to water color with a stencil…I LOVE the effect!

  8. I’ve never tried that technique before (the stencil). Thank you for the inspiration. Your work is so lovely!

  9. So pretty! And fun to watch your video! Never thought to watercolor with a stencil, but you showed it can be done! Thank you so much. I also enjoy your sense of humor.

  10. Stunning card. Can’t wait to try watercoloring thru a stencil. I have Pixie Spray! Can I send you some?

    1. hahaha you are so sweet! I am sure that it will be back in stock this year some time, and til then I can use the one that I have, but thank you very much Marilyn. Hope you have a fab crafty day, Stay safe! Therese

  11. Thank you for making this card and video! This is exactly what I was looking for. I bought this stencil and wasn’t 100% sure how to color it, but you’ve helped, so thanks 🙂

  12. Great look you got with the stencil and the colors you chose….different. Never would’ve thought to try that so TY!

  13. Beautiful! I’d never think to watercolor through a stencil, but now it’s on my list to try!

  14. Another beautiful watercoloured card Therese. Love the soft blue tones and wow to the colours on the leaves. That hello die is a stunner. Hope you get to enjoy this long week end with our easing of restrictions. Stay safe.

  15. Loved your card, beautiful! I have never used watercolors with a stencil, only blending with acrylics or inks; and like watching your video for instructions. Thanks 🙏 for sharing your talents.

  16. Absolutely beautiful. The palest of blues design this flower with a white outline and black letters make this card perfect.

  17. Your work is gorgeous, you make it look so easy. Love this idea. Thanks for always inspiring and sharing!

  18. Wow! This is gorgeous, I love the soft colors and thank you for the video. I have to try this now.

  19. Wow…I would never have guessed you were still learning 🙂 The stencil idea is great. It would be fun to try this some time. Beautiful!!

  20. Wow!!! Stunning card!!! I don’t have a pan set, but I just got a marker set and can’t wait to give this a try. Thanks so much for the video and your inspiration.

  21. I watched your video this afternoon and I loved watching the process of you creating this beautiful card.

  22. Therese, lovely card, as soon as I saw this I was like I want to see how is it made and tadaa there is already a video that you’ve shared.. Thank you so much.. ❤️

  23. The flower looks lovely. I too have some old products in my stash; but they’re only about 100 years old,

  24. Oh my I’m so loving this and I didn’t know you could use stencils with watercolors. Love learning new techniques and Thank You for sharing your talent with us. You would never know you’re a beginner had you not told us so.
    Stay Safe,
    Sue Ann

  25. Oh my! you are Brave but as you said you had nothing to lose! I had visions of a running mess (cause that is what I would have!) however you have a secret spray. Pixie spray? I’m not famililar must look for it.

    Stunning card.

  26. Therese – this is a vision in blue! And watercoloring through a stencil – that’s a creative genius! It worked beautifully! I love the softness of it and yes! Pixie Spray is a must have! TFS!

  27. I love your card! It’s never dawned on me to watercolor through a stencil – but what you did makes me want to try. Your video was a lot of fun – I’ve got to find more from you now! Thank you so much!

  28. Love the card & the video! I enjoyed them so much I just subscribed to your YouTube channel. I apologize if there are 2 comments from me – don’t think first one posted (user error most likely 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  29. Therese – another beautiful card and a great video. I love watching you work and your confirmation as you move through your project – Is it going to work, it just a piece of paper, etc.?. I’m sure a majority of us work like that, I know I am. Nothing beats a failure but a try! You are the paper warrior. Thank you for being the pioneer. Love your work!

  30. Gorgeous card using the Mega Bloom Stencil! All your worries about your adhesive spray were for nothing!

  31. You have inspired me to try your technique. I have that stencil and will definitely try to water color it. Your card is beautiful.

    1. Hi Kimberly, Yes I did spray the back of the stencil with a ‘very old’ bottle of adhesive spray that says it is ‘repositionable’ if you let it dry before you lay it down…. I wasn’t sure if it was going to work but mostly it seemed to hold (unless I added too much water). I am going to try Thermoweb’s Pixie Spray (when I can get my hands on it in Australia lol). Hope you have a lovely day, Stay safe, Therese

  32. Hi Therese 🙂 You’re so funny! One hundred and ten year old adhesive spray…LOL Your card on the other hand is gorgeous…love that huge stamp and that color! I’ve thought about watercoloring through stencils but haven’t done it yet because I don’t have any “one hundred and ten year old adhesive spray” or anything newer either 😉 Thanks for the chuckle and inspiration 🙂

  33. i so enjoy watching your videos. You make me smile. I loved how your card turned out. I would never have tried to watercolor with a stencil. Nope. Now I will. And then think of you. Thanks. Staying home, reading, crafting, blog hopping and staying safe. You all take care.

  34. This is beautiful and thank you! You always make me smile with your wonderful sense of humor! Oh! I had some 110 year old masking fluid for watercolor and you can imagine what that was like! Lol! 🙂

  35. Therese- how beautiful this turned out! I would have never thought of water coloring thru a stencil and this was perfect! I so appreciated hearing your resourcefulness with age-old adhesive, the periodic doubts , and c’est la vie attitude toward whatever you ended up with, the therapy of the process being the key. Thank you so much!

  36. I would never think of watercoloring on a stencil, but you make it look easy, Therese! Another really gorgeous card…thank you so much for showing us how it’s done 🙂

  37. Simply beautiful, Therese … dreamy, elegant, gorgeous! I don’t use stencils much (don’t have many) … and never thought of watercolouring through them … though seeing how you created this lovely may well have me trying … merci mille fois! Hugs, Anita 🙂

  38. I love the look of this Therese! You say you are a beginner water colourist but you do it beautifully. (unlike someone else I know…) lol

  39. That card is absolutely gorgeous. I’ve never watercolored through a stencil, but I’m definitely going to try it. I was finally able to get my hands on some Pixie Spray but I haven’t tried it yet. This will be a good test for it.

  40. This is sooo pretty! I have never even though of watercolouring a stencil before. But I don’t think I have any removable adhesive spray either! But it turned out beautifully. And I don’t think it needed any metalic paint. And those leaves are perfectly placed, and compliment the stencil so well.

    FYI – Compared to most you are an expert watercolour!

  41. I loved your video, I could so relate to what you were saying. I am practicing my watercolor too, and I can’t wait to try it with a stencil. Thank you so much for sharing, I love your card!

  42. I need to go through my stencils to see if I have something that would work to watercolor. Your flower looks fabulous, Therese.

  43. Lovely, peaceful, calming, gorgeous…so many words to describe this stunning card! The tranquil colors, the beautiful flower…it all adds up to another amazing card! 🌸🦋🌷

  44. Oh Therese, this is so inspiring! I never would have dared watercoloring through a stencil, but now I will give it a try (without pixie spray or substitute). Thank you so much for this gorgeous card and inspiration. All the very best to you and yours.
    Caroline

  45. I’m glad you did this video as I’ve thought about watercolouring through a stencil but thought it would end up a blurred mess. This is a gorgeous result, so will probably try it.

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