Ellen Hutson/Avery Elle Watercolor Mini Blog Hop

Hello!  We are so excited to be hopping along with our friends at Ellen Hutson today.  We are featuring projects using our NEW Liquid Watercolors and are SO excited to show them off in action.  Avery Elle’s liquid watercolors come in 10 gorgeous shades that can be used on their own or easily mixed together to create custom colors.  For an intense shade use the watercolors straight out of the bottle.  If you want lighter shades, just add various amounts of water to get the color you desire.  The possibilities are endless.  Be sure to check out all of the details of the hop as well as how to be entered to win one of TWO FULL SETS of our Avery Elle Liquid Watercolors over on the Ellen Hutson Classroom Blog.


So let’s carry on with the hop.  You should have arrived here from the amazing world of Julie Ebersole (major fangirl here).  If you’re lost and want to get back to the start, the list is all the way down at the bottom of this post!

I have been having SO much fun with these watercolours since I got them and just love their versatility.  If, like me you’ve jumped on the latest alcohol ink trend then I you may be interested to know that a lot of similar, but more subtle results can be achieved with these water colours.  Grab a cuppa and watch this short video to see what I mean 🙂

I have a few cards here showing how I used the panels I created in the video:


Avery Elle Water Colours Cherry and Sugar Plum

Horizontal Stripes Die,

 Mom and Dad Clear Stamp Set

Star Frame Die


Avery Elle Water Colours Aquamarine and Celery

Mom and Dad Clear Stamps

Gold sequin mix

Avery Elle Gold Embossing Powder



Splash Stamp Set

Splash Dies

Liquid Watercolour Aquamarine

Critter Crew Stamp set

Aquamarine Twine

White Embossing Powder


After I filmed the video, my Ellen Hutson order came with some AMAZING stamps and dies I’ve been dying to get my paws on!  Couldn’t help but make an extra couple of cards – after all I had loads of the water colour panels left!


Avery Elle Watercolours Celery and Aquamarine

Avery Elle Fog Dye Ink

Ellen Hutson Mermaid’s Tail Stamp Set

Ellen Hutson Mermaid’s Tail Dies

Heidi Swapp Gold Lame Shimmer Spray

Essentails By Ellen 40lb vellum

Ranger Gold Tinsel Embossing Powder



Avery Elle Watercolours Celery

Avery Elle Pigment inks: Lemon Grass, Celery, Conch Shell, Mimosa, Ocean Mist, Sea Glass, Mint To Be

Ellen Hutson Wasabi Stamp Set

Ellen Hutson Wasabi Dies

Ellen Hutson Wasabi Accessories


Are you still with me, lol?  You now need to hop along to the amazing Lisa Spangler to see what delights she has in store…


A full list of the hop participants can be found below.

Avery Elle

Julie Ebersole

Caryn Davies <<<me>>>

Lisa Spangler

Heather Campbell

Emily Midgett


Melania Deasy

Carissa Wiley

Katie Gehring

Amy Kolling

Carly Tee Minner

Ashley Marcu

Elena Roussakis

Laurel Beard

Sandy Allnock



  1. Jan Metcalf says:

    Lovely water coloring! So many ideas!

  2. Kari VanNoy says:

    Wow! These backgrounds are amazing! I really need to try this. I love how soft the variation is. Absolutely beautiful.

  3. Arianna Barbara says:

    Wow! Awesome watercolouring!!! Your cards are totally stunning!!!

  4. Kristina Beagle says:

    absolutely LOVE these backgrounds, brilliant technique!

  5. Larissa says:

    Ooh, pretty cards, and I love having a stash of backgrounds ready to use in case of a card emergency! I’m always looking for new ideas for backgrounds, so thank you so much for sharing!

  6. Janet McCCurry says:

    love the demonstration, made it feel attainable! New things are sometimes scary!

  7. renee milner says:

    What fun cards and beautiful coloring! I need to give these colors a try.

  8. cyndi morris says:

    Beautiful backgrounds. These liquid watercolors look like so much fun.

  9. Krystal Showalter says:

    I am still with you because the cards just got even more fabulous as I went. I am loving all that you did with the liquid watercolors! Thank you for sharing with us.

  10. RobiW says:

    These are so stunning! Can’t wait to try it all !

  11. Debbie Rumpza says:

    Omg the effects you achieved on your first two cards is mind blowing! Just gorgeous!

  12. Ericka Strange says:

    Wow! Love the soft watercolor backgrounds. They are so beautiful and the added sparkly sentiments of the first two are so pretty. Beautiful job.

  13. FD91354 says:

    Love how the watercolors reacted with the Yupo. Looks amazing! Those will be the new craze, I’m sure

  14. Mary-Anne V says:

    wow these backgrounds you created are so dreamy! Love the effect of the watercolours.

  15. Gilda (McStamper) says:

    Wow! Your cards are fabulous. Love the pink.

  16. 3kidmama says:

    I’m so happy I got to see your lovely cards today. You’re video is just lovely – I just don’t think to use YUPO with my watercolors. I loved seeing how beautifully the pigments flowed on your panels. Gorgeous and the cards you created with them have such an elegant quality to them. WOW! Kinda wishing I could paint the walls of my house with these swirling blue-green Avery Elle colors. LOL

  17. Stephanie Stratton says:

    Excellent movement of colors with wet on wet- looks so easy! Thank you

  18. AndreaH says:

    Wow how busy have you been ? Love all these great cards but the blue and pink ones I love the most. TFS xxx

  19. Susan T says:

    thanks for sharing all the different ways that you made the backgrounds for your cards. They are amazing.

  20. SusanME says:

    Wow! You created some amazing backgrounds! I had no idea that watercolors could be used on Yupo paper. Thanks so much!

  21. Cathy Lillie says:

    Oh wow! Amazing cards! I didn’t realize you could use watercolors like an alcohol ink on Yupo paper. You made some beautiful backgrounds. The pink and purple birthday card is my favorite!

  22. Marjorie Dumontier says:

    That’s a fantastic set of cards but the two first are so unique and festive !!!

  23. Denise Bryant says:

    love these beautiful colors! Can’t wait to try out these liquid watercolors! Your mermaid card is my favorite!

  24. Karen Page says:

    Gorgeous results! So glad you shared as I would not have thought to try these on Yupo and yet I love the look you achieved!!! Thank you!!!

  25. Wendi J says:

    These are beautiful. Love the soft color look of them. Thanks for the video and sharing.

  26. Dayle Schenk says:

    LOVE all your watercolor backgrounds!

  27. Carol K says:

    beautiful effects ….

  28. Lynne Wallace says:

    Your backgrounds are so pretty. I have to try these watercolors. Just beautiful.

  29. Sue D says:

    The backgrounds on your cards are fabulous and I like the gold glitter.

  30. Anne Sturgeon says:

    These Avery Elle liquid watercolors are gorgeous. As are your cards. The results on Yupo paper is surprising and wonderful. Nicely done.

  31. Helen Gullett says:

    WOW! Love all those amazing watercolored backgrounds.
    The cards are adorable and beautiful!

  32. Cynthia Cole says:

    All of these watercolor cards are simply lovely!

  33. Alaine Tanner says:

    Lots of great ideas.

  34. Patt H says:

    Amazing cards! LOVE those liquid colors! They are at the top of my wish list!

  35. Cool card! Love the backgrounds… each one is so unique! Lovely colors and great images. 🙂

  36. Dana M says:

    Stunning cards! Beautiful water colored backgrounds that so perfectly highlight your focal images.

  37. Janet Sisk says:

    Fabulous backgrounds, Darling! LOVE how they look. Thanks for the inspiration and chance to win. 😀

  38. WOW!! The backgrounds you created are awesome!!! I LOVE all of your cards!!

  39. Susan Wingfield says:

    Those backgrounds are just gorgeous! Love what you did!

  40. These backgrounds are just stunning!!

  41. Sophie Farah says:

    These cards are absolutely STUNNING!!! The beautiful watercolor look you got remind me of alcohol inks but I love that you got so creative and used yupo paper for watercoloring I am just blown away!! So beautiful 🙂

  42. Kelsey Thomas says:

    Those are beautiful backgrounds! 🙂 Awesome cards.

  43. Dee Ann Matthews says:

    Yum! -beautiful coloring that’s good enough to eat!

  44. Carla vdM says:

    Just watched your video with all the examples, they are all gorgeous!
    Thank you for sharing the video.
    You made wonderfull cards with those backgrounds.
    I must definitely try this out one time.

  45. Jill D says:

    Great cards. Love the vivid colors.

  46. Lisascreativeniche says:

    Wow! Beautiful backgrounds!!!

  47. Janie Sirak says:

    Your cards are all Beautiful absolutely beautiful. I can’t wait to play with these new colors but first I’m gonna go back and watch your video. I know I will learn something.

  48. Jill Lokan says:

    Gorgeous sorbet colors! My favorite color combo of watercolor set I’ve seen 🙂

  49. Kirsty Vittetoe says:

    Beautiful colors with your cardsil!! Absolutely love!!!

  50. That watercolor pool is amazing! I truly love this set! It’s so cute! I can’t believe how pretty the colors are

  51. Janet D. says:

    What cheerful, colorful cards!

  52. Andrea Hastilow says:

    Great video with so many idea’s. I’m a bit behind everyone and have only just got my yupo etc so great idea that I try this method on that too not just watercolour paper, love the hooray card and those fab ladies in pool cards x

  53. what a fun technique to try – love the soft effects of using watercolor on Yupo paper – wonderful cards, Caryn!

  54. Kathy McCreary says:

    I will have to try some Yupo paper and watercolors! Thank you for sharing! I love these backgrounds!

  55. Martha H. says:

    Love the “marble” look on the background for all of your pretty cards.
    Thanks for sharing.

  56. justMarie says:

    I love your cards! What a great technique!

  57. Iris Soscia says:

    Love the soft, pretty colors on your cards.

  58. Louanne Collins says:

    What a great idea to use the Yupo paper for the watercolor backgrounds! Gorgeous backgrounds and looked like fun to create – like the idea of these liquid watercolors!

  59. Dee Earnshaw says:

    love the random background water coloring – it creates such a fun effect -thanks for sharing:)

  60. Gurpreet Kaur Miglani says:

    I love the way you’ve created these diff backgrounds! I especially love the softness of the watercolors! I really love the look of the cards you created with this technique! Thanks for sharing😍

  61. Avery Elle says:

    These cards and backgrounds are amazing! I must go play around this afternoon!! Thanks for being so AMAZING!!!

  62. barbara lassiter says:

    I love the backgrounds you created with the Yupo paper! I especially love the softness with the watercolors. I have some Yupo paper and will try using the watercolors as opposed to the alcohol inks! I really love the look of the cards you created with this technique! 🙂

  63. Karen S. says:

    So soft & pretty! Thank you for sharing.

  64. Jamie says:

    Wow!! So soft and pretty!!, super fun cards.

  65. Mariana Flores says:

    I really love what you did with the backgrounds! Also love that with one color you can get a lot more!

  66. Lindar C says:

    Beautiful cards! I have only used alcohol inks on Yupo paper, but now I will give watercolor a try as well. I do wish Yupo would heat emboss, I’ve only seen one person do it without warping.

  67. Brandi R says:

    Wow! Those backgrounds are gorgeous! Really need to get playing with my yupo paper! Love these ♥

  68. Marianne says:

    So beautiful!

  69. Lagene says:

    AWESOME water color backgrounds,I had no idea you could use Yuppo paper with watercolors! Thanks for the video!

  70. Tracy says:

    What fun cards! The back grounds are wonderful! I especially like the ones that look like water! Great job

  71. Suz Gray says:

    Pretty cards and backgrounds

  72. Ahhhh love these so much!!! You’re making me wanna try Yupo paper!!

  73. Jackie says:

    I would never have thought to use watercolors on Yupo paper but the results are amazing!

  74. Nanette Leiker says:

    I love the cards you made with the Avery Elle liquid watercolors on Hull paper. My favorites would the girls and their tomatoes and the mermaid’s tail!


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