We are downright delighted to have Therese Calvird “substitute teaching” for Julie in today’s Hello Monday and she is sharing 3 gorgeous Essentials by Ellen Mondo Wildflowers cards with 3 different ways to watercolor!
Hi, it’s Therese and today I share 3 different watercolor designs Brandi’s new Mondo Wildflowers stamp. I wanted to show that it’s easy to get a different look using a variety of watercolors but also by using different card designs.
- When watercoloring work in areas that aren’t touching each other and allow each section to dry before painting directly next to it.
- You could use a heat tool to speed up the process if you need.
- Coloring an embossed image is also a quicker option as you will not have to wait for drying time between sections.
- I really enjoyed using the Ink On 3 Fadeout Ink, but it is possible to do no Line coloring with a waterproof light colored ink that you have on hand.
- I kept a similar color theme throughout to make it easier to compare but you could use whatever colors you like.
Wow! All 3 are gorgeous! Love the white embossed card and no line coloring ones especially!
They were such fun to make, glad that you liked them!
three gorgeous cards, Therese – difficult to choose a favorite – think i really “need” this stamp!
Thank you so much Betty, I had such fun making them all!
These are all sooooo beautiful!!!
Thank you so much Maureen
A stunning showcase of this wonderful stamp set, thanks for sharing.
It’s truly a beautiful stamp, I love using ‘bouquets’ as it saves time with masking and makes life easier!
another beautiful set of cards you made me smile yet again
Thanks so much Sandie
Simply stunning Therese. Beautiful stamp and amazing colour blending. Super layouts.
Why Thank You so much Ina
Beautiful cards and your colouring techniques are great to know.
Thank you so much
Oh Therese, I can’t pick a favorite, all three cards are gorgeous.
I love how different they look with the different watercolor mediums you used, simply amazing.
I need to get me a good set of watercolor brushes, I particularly like the one you used for this cards, it’s just perfect for getting on the small areas on petals and leaves.
Stunning cards, thank you so much for sharing.
These brushes are great I agree, Thank you so much Maria.
You filled the shoes just fine. Love you cards and video!
Definitely Big shoes lol! Thanks so much Harriet
Beautiful! I love the flowers, the techniques and the colors.
You did a great job subbing for Julie!
Thanks so much Nancy
These are all so beautiful. Thanks for showing the use of these three watercolor mediums.
I love that you can get a slightly different look with the variety of watercolours
What a lovely stamp that is, and didn’t you do it proud! My favourite card of these three beauties is the floral frame, absolutely stunning! The last sentiment could have come direct from Peter Cundall…BTW, I think you and Julie must wear the same size shoes…Di
Thank you so much Di
Oh, what gorgeous cards! I love them all but especially love the one where you colored and die cut all the images and arrayed the flowers around the sentiment! Stunning and my style! Thanks for sharing and for a fun video! Hugs!
Thank you so much
Your cards are absolutely stunning!! Thank you for making a video; it was amazing to watch you paint. Thank you so much for sharing your talent and you definitely made me want this stamp set!
It’s such a beautiful set and so easy to use….no masking lol.
Gorgeous cards and very informative. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you Theresa
they are all gorgeous, love seeing all the different was to watercolor, I love them all the framing with the 4 that you cut out with the die is a lovely idea!
Thank you so very much
Therese, just had a chance to watch your video and loved watching you create these beautiful cards. I learned so much from your comments as you painted and stamped. This stamp is on my wish list…it became a “must have” as soon as I saw it released. tfs
Thanks so much Helen
Inspiration galore! Love all three of your beautiful cards showing this mondo stamp. Love watching you paint and hearing your calm voice.
Thanks so very much!
I could watch you watercolor all day! I love that 2nd card especially. What a great idea!
Can you tell me all the sizes of brushes you were using? I heard you mention a size 4 but I think that was just for one part.
These brushes are great! From memory I used a Size 4 and Size 8. Thanks so much for your lovely comments!
I love your no-line watercoloring. Your cards made me happy too!
Thank you Joni
I could listen to and watch you make cards all day long. I learn so much and all of your work is just gorgeous. I am an official groupie!!
hahaha, totally made me laugh out loud, you can officially be my very first ‘groupie’ Kathleen!
I just noticed this way down at the bottom of my inbox, Therese, and I’m so glad I didn’t delete it because watching you watercolor in all three mediums was a great lesson. I did see where you used the leftovers from the border card and that was brilliant. It’s always a pleasure to see you create.