Essentials by Ellen Spring Blog Hop – Mongo Magnolia!

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Welcome to the Spring 2015 Essentials by Ellen Release Hop! I'm honored to be working with Ellen Hutson and Julie Ebersole on their newest release!

I also get to give this new stamp set, called Mondo Magnolia (and whaddaya know!? I’m using it in today’s projects!) to a lucky blog reader.

Please leave a comment to enter my giveaway!

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Mondo Magnolia Distress Markers

Watercoloring Flowers with Distress Markers

I spent a couple hours (nope!  This girl's not a natural watercolorist!) working on the best and easiest way to watercolor the Mondo Magnolia stamp set.  This ended up being SO DARNED EASY, I knew I had to make a quick video showing you how!

Mondo Magnolia Distress Markers 2

I added some Vintage Photo, Mustard Seed and Abandoned Coral to the center, cut it out with the Mondo Magnolia Dies, added some Stickles and popped it up in the center.

A simple white embossed sentiment on a black strip of cardstock with some sequins finished this card off.

Mondo Magnolia Distress Background

While I was playing and watercoloring, I made this flower and cut it out.  I sponged my card base with Vintage Photo Distress Ink, stamped Bokeh Dots in Gold Delicata Ink and splattered the background with some water.

I added the flower to the card base and added the “Be You tiful” die cut which is covered in Stickles as well.

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The fun begins in the CLASSroom and there is also a Grand Giveaway! To enter, be sure to leave a comment there, and at every stop along the hop by May 5th! Winners will be announced May 8th.

Happy hoppin’!
The CLASSroom  – start here!

Catherine Pooler – you are here!
Miriam Prantner  – next stop on the hop!

Once I got started with this set, I couldn't stop!  Here's another watercolored card I made.  This time I watercolored the background, cut out the flower and stamped it on the card base.  I have a video tutorial on how to do this super quickly and easily – coming soon!

Mondo Magnolia and die 2

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