I’ll be painting easy Mondo Succulents in watercolor – but first, a question: Have you missed the Ellen Hutson monthly releases? Ellen’s been storing up the mojo and doing bigger releases less often – which, personally I love, because we can all save up a little longer to pick up new goodies. Thanks Ellen! If I’m your last stop and you know what needs to be in your cart, click here for the full release:

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While my post is filled with cards, this watercolored succulent card is the one in the video – it was SO easy to create!

View on YouTube.


On watercolor paper, heat emboss the image in white. I stamped it in a light grey dye ink just so I could see it but if your white powder is nice and dense, the stamped color doesn’t matter much. Juiciness of the pad will assure a good stamped image. I didn’t even use any de-static powder since this was going to be so loose.

Drop in a selection of watercolor paints! The paper should be good and wet in the areas you want to paint; be sure to leave white space. I didn’t put any dark colors in the rounded “pot” in the stamp – because I wanted to just focus on the patterns. I dropped in Serpentine Green, Sap Green, French Ultramarine Blue, and at the end a bit of Aussie Red Gold!

Another way to color it – is with the pot as the pot, a more literal interpretation, and stamped in black. A very different look for the same set!

If you like your succulents a bit smaller….here’s your set:


The Bravehearted stamp set has two lions and some funny sentiments to paiir!

If you saw my Life is a Circus video on Friday you saw the cards…if not, here they are!

I made another with a circus background….graduated color for the crowd with just some suggested blobs of colorless blender for heads.

There’s a circus cage – fortunately with wide enough bars the animals won’t get clostrophobia. (That’s what I’m telling myself, LOL!)

Weiner dog lovers: There’s stamps and dies made just for YOU!

Butt sniffin’…..LOL

I made a box from the new die (cut it out twice) with my fave snack…and the wiener pup!

This is a great die for BIG news…and I paired it with a background made from some of the sentiments in It’s All Good:

There are nesting frame dies in this release too – I showed the squares in the video for this card the other day…..


We’ve got super fun prizes!!! One random & lucky commenter will win $25 to the EH shop and one will win the whole March Essentials by Ellen release!!! To enter for a chance to win, make sure to leave comments at each stop along the hop! Comment before Thursday, March 12th at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be notified by email.


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