Welcome to my stop on the Ellen Hutson release bloghop! I am delighted that I was sent the Mondo Hydrangeas….because I was itching to watercolor some big flowers with my Daniel Smith tube paints…and this was the perfect excuse! Affiliate links may be used. Read more.

Watercolor Painting with Thirsty Brushes

The bigger the blooms, the better, right? Especially when working with watercolor – if you’re new to it, bigger blooms have more area for you to get used to pushing around the paint. If you’re new, don’t try that solid background though – yeesh, I was worried for a while that I might have to scrap it and start over! Watch the video below or click HERE to see it in HD on YouTube.

For the sentiment, I used the Totally Fabulous die set – I cut the totally from vellum and made it along a banner, and attached the fabulous – I put some Be Creative tape on the back before diecutting, which made it nice and sticky to attach to my card!

Sandy Allnock Watercoloring with Thirsty Brushes

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Sandy Allnock paintalong series

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Bloghop & prizes

And, yay!!! I get to give away an Essentials by Ellen stamp set!  The winner may chose ANY Essentials by Ellen brand stamp set (maximum value $15) currently in stock at Ellen Hutson.com. To enter my giveaway, please leave a comment on this post by February 19th!

There is also a crazy awesome Grand Giveaway in the CLASSroom!  To enter, be sure to leave a comment THERE, also by February 14th; ALL winners will posted at the CLASSroom the week after!

  1. The CLASSroom
  2. Lisa Adametz
  3. Sandy Allnock <—- that’s me!
  4. Joni Nina Andaya
  5. Joan Bardee
  6. Laurel Beard
  7. Heather Campbell
  8. Kittie Caracciolo
  9. Kimberly Crawford
  10. Julie Ebersole
  11. Kelly Griglione
  12. Sharon Harnist
  13. Amy Lee
  14. Jennifer McGuire
  15. Carly Minner
  16. Carolyn Peeler
  17. Lisa Spangler
  18. Julia Stainton
  19. Amy Tsuruta
  20. Kara Vrabel
  21. Kimberly Wiener
  22. Carissa Wiley


Below are links to the supplies I’ve used for today’s project; click on the listed items to go directly to it. Affiliate links may used, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog! Read more.

  1. Stamps: Mondo Hydrangea 
  2. Dies: Totally Fabulous die 
  3. Papers: Arches Rough Watercolor pad Black shimmer cardstock  Vellum
  4. Daniel Smith Essentials paints 
  5. Silver Brushes 
  6. Distress ink – Weathered Wood  – Bundled Sage