Watercolouring with Zig Clean Colour Markers and the Mondo Holly stamp set from Ellen Hutson

Hey there, I’ve managed to grab some time to crack on with a few more Christmas cards and my most recent purchase is the stunning Mondo Holly set from the Essentials By Ellen range from Ellen Hutson.  I just LOVE Julie Ebersole‘s designs and have built up a few of her sets in my collection now.  I couldn’t wait to get my inky paws on this one.  I even managed to create a video to go along with it!  I ended up just adding some festive music as I have a stinking cold right now and my voice would just be TOO ANNOYING!!

I started with a stone coloured card base and stamped the Wood Plank background stamp from MFT (not Woodgrain as I called it in the video – oops) using Desert Sand ink from Memento.  I also stamped the Holly image in the same ink onto some Arches water colour card so I could go for a kind of no-line water colour effect.  I used Zig Clean Colour markers and a water brush to add the colour and when it was die cut I used a glue pen to add highlights of frost with Ranger Rock Candy Distress glitter.



I used the Desert Sand ink again with a blending tool around the edge of the image to mute down the brightness of the white water colour paper I used and I think this gives a nice vintage touch to the over all style of the design.  I added a die cut circle, also with a blended edge under the holly to help it pop off the wood grain background a little.

To finish I stamped the sentiment using Avery Elle Truffle dye ink and added some rustic twine around the top for that cozy, festive touch!



All supplies are linked below using affiliate links at no cost to you.  I couldn’t find the Wood Plank stamp in the store so I have linked to another fabulous woodgrain background stamp from The Stamp Market.


Thanks so much for stopping by x


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