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!


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.

Mondo Magnolia Distress Background 2_edited-1

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

  • Shanti May 5, 2015, 2:05 am

    Beautifully done cards, amazed at the creativity of everyone. Watercolouring is perfect!

  • Anja May 5, 2015, 2:21 am

    This huge and beautiful magnolia is just perfect for watercoloring! Gorgeous cards, Catherine!

  • Felicita May 5, 2015, 2:21 am

    The card are just beautiful… I’m loving the Mondo Magnolia set.

  • Helene Oldegren May 5, 2015, 3:50 am

    I love you work so mutch, its beautiful.
    My English is bad, I hope you understand me anyway.

    Helene from Sweden

  • Dawn T May 5, 2015, 4:28 am

    Amazing. One beautiful stamp and beautifully coloured. All of the cards are great.

  • pearl May 5, 2015, 4:53 am

    that is just beautiful.

  • Tracy May 5, 2015, 6:09 am

    Gorgeous stamp set. Beautiful work Catherine

  • Karen Moore May 5, 2015, 7:39 am

    So, so beautiful. Would love to have this set.

  • Monica Robinson May 5, 2015, 8:01 am

    I can think of so many things to do with this stamp. I loved this video. I’m always looking for new ideas. My 75 yr old mother, my sister and I make approximately 40 cards a month for my churches ABW card ministry. I had only seen Stampin Up products until about 2 months ago when I stumbbled upon Catherine Pooler on youtube. I’ve watched every video I could get my hads on ever since. I didn’t know there were so many product opportunities out there, our AC Moore selection is not always the greatest. Thanks Catherine for opening this West Virginia ladies eyes to a bigger world of creating.

  • Bev Chapman May 5, 2015, 8:04 am

    Awesome! Looks easy the way you do it.

  • Mary Ellen Lounsbery May 5, 2015, 8:20 am

    Love, love this stamp! And, the ways I’ve watched it being used is amazing! Catherine Pooler.

  • sandra eiss May 5, 2015, 8:21 am

    Absolutely beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

  • {jennifer-g} May 5, 2015, 11:05 am

    Beautiful! I love this water coloring technique and the slightly grunge look to it with these gorgeous flower stamps. WOW!!

  • Elizabeth May 5, 2015, 2:43 pm

    You make that technique look so easy! I love your scarf, where did you get it?

  • Barbara Simon May 5, 2015, 3:06 pm

    This is a gorgeous stamp and lovely card. I always appreciate your posts.

  • Karie May 5, 2015, 3:27 pm

    This is definitely a stamp set I need. So many ideas. ..

  • Jessica May 5, 2015, 6:40 pm

    love these gorgeous cards! thanks for sharing the technique!

  • Julie EHLER May 5, 2015, 8:18 pm

    i so enjoy your videos and learn something from each one!

  • Sandy M May 5, 2015, 8:19 pm

    Wow, that is the first time I have seen the MISTI and, of course, it looks like a necessary tool. I like the card with the patterned paper best…gives the eye more to process! And, what a beautiful magnolia.

  • Meghan Shea May 5, 2015, 9:22 pm

    I have never tried the Delicata inks before but think I am going to have to!!!

  • Anna May 6, 2015, 6:21 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! I always struggle with those big flower stamps x

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