Ellen Hutson - Mondo Wildflower

by - January 29, 2020


Hello, friends! Welcome to my first post as a part of the Ellen Hutson Creative Ambassador team. I'm so excited to be included in this group of extremely talented creators and I can't wait to share upcoming releases and inspiration with you all. For today, I'm focusing on one of my favorite sets from the Essentials by Ellen collection, the Mondo Wildflower stamp set. 


Ellen is known for releasing some of the most beautiful flowers in there Mondo floral sets, and this one may be my favorite. I love the feature of the three different types of flowers bunched together and the possibilities of colors for each of them. I chose some spring-y colors for my bouquet because I'm willing warmer weather into my life. Boston is frigid this time of year, so maybe if I speak it into existence, it will be so!


I first stamped the bouquet in Ink On 3's Fadeout No-Line ink and started no-line coloring with Copic markers. I originally wanted to do some watercoloring, but, I realized I am out of watercolor paper. So, that was it for that plan. Haha. Often my first thought for no-line coloring is watercolor but I'm glad I was pushed in the direction of Copic coloring here. I love the texture and vibrancy of the markers. As always, I start with my darkest shade at the base of the petal, then move up to my mid tone, and finish off with my lightest shade on the tips of the petals. Occasionally, I will add an even darker tone to the very base of the petals and in between where the petals touch, just to add some more depth and dimension to the flowers. 


To get this texture, I use a flicking motion upward from the base of the petal with each shade EXCEPT my lightest shade, which I flick downwards from the top of the petal. This leaves some small spaced of little to no saturation between colors which serve as great highlights, adding dimension and realism to the flower. After die cutting the bouquet out, I realized I wanted to add some more interest to my white card base so I pulled out my Braided Oval die from Pinkfresh Studio and used foam tape to pop that up from my A2 sized card base. I also popped my florals up with foam tape before adding my sentiment "What a gift, to see you grow". 

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I hope that you've gotten some inspiration for how you can use the Mono floral sets from Ellen Hutson. Links to all of the products used are below! I'll see you again soon!

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1 comments

  1. As allways: stunning good! I like the black contrast of inscription. You also did a great job with copics.
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