Part 1 of 3: Llama Love!

Okay I have a confession to make: I lllllllllllove llllllllllamas!!! So when I saw the new Flora & Fauna Llama Garden set I had allllllllll the heart eyes! It’s so cute! Check it:

Flora & Fauna Llama Garden

And it goes perfectly with my Larry the Llama pouch that my sister got me. I use it to keep my Zig Clean Color markers in — Zig Clean Color markers + the Llama Garden set = a match made in heaven!

I bet it comes as no surprise to you that I got a lil carried away and made 3 cards! :) So, I’ll be sharing one each day for the next few days, starting with this guy:

I used the markers here not only to color him, but also on that stamp from the Flora & Fauna Texture Two set! I just scribbled directly on the stamp, then gave it a light mist with clean water and stamped it — love the watercolor look it gives! Those markers are so bright and vibrant.

Here’s a closeup so you can see it better:

In case ya didn’t know, Zig Clean Color markers are water based, so they react with water — kinda like water based ink! You can also blend them — just use a damp regular paintbrush or better yet, a water brush (I use this one from Pentel, it has the best tip and a large reservoir). Zig also has a blender marker but I’ve never tried it since water works so well.

You can also blend the markers with each other — on the cacti I first put down light green along the left edge, then went over it with yellow green, leaving a bit along the righthand side uncolored, and then went over the yellow green part with the water brush. Before I forget, I should add that this card is all on watercolor paper — while it’s not 100% necessary I find that it does work better than cardstock.

Speaking of the cacti, I used another stamp from that Flora & Fauna Texture Two set to make the “sand”! I used orange twist and party dress inks for those — no boring sand for this llama! I almost grabbed the cactus stamp from this Flora & Fauna llama set to make a whole trio — will have to try that on another card!

In case you were wondering, that teeny tiny “hi” stamp is from the Flora & Fauna Soul Happy set. So cute! :)

You can find ALL of the markers HERE, and my faves in the supply list below! Here are the markers I used on this card:

Oh and! I used these flower sequins from Impress, but I’ve listed a few more options in the supply list below. :)

Supplies

Find the Llama Garden set and even more llamas over at Flora & Fauna — I just love all of their stamps and dies so much! They make me smile every time I use them.

I’ve also linked ya up to the supplies at Ellen Hutson — note that these are my affiliate links, so if you make a purchase by clicking the link I’ll receive a small commission at no charge to you — thank you!

Come back tomorrow for more llama love!!

4 Replies to “Part 1 of 3: Llama Love!”

  1. I also llllllove lllllllamas! With the waterbased markers, I’m wondering which type of black ink you used so it wouldn’t smear when you used the water brush. Thanks.
    And I love your llama bag too!

    1. Hi Jasmin! Thanks for your question, I should have mentioned that. I love to use my trusty VersaFine Onyx black!
      https://www.ellenhutson.com/versafine-ink-pad-onyx-black/#_a_32

      It’s waterproof when dry so you can use it with the markers and watercolors! It’s great for keeping all the little details. You can also heat emboss it for that extra little touch — I use clear embossing powder so that everything stays crisp.

  2. This is just too cute! Your Llama coloring is sensational with the Zig Markers! Llama tell you that I adore this and can’t wait to see more!

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