I Pick You, Mondo Wildflowers!

I just can’t stop playing with the newly released Mondo Wildflowers — they just make me HAPPY! Then I added a little pixie dust shimmer action and I loved them even more. I’ve got super quick cards to share to show ya what I’m talking about. First up, this little number:

And then there’s this one:

Here’s a closeup so you can hopefully see that shimmer that I added to the flower centers — it’s so beautiful irl but so hard to photo, darn it.

I kept the coloring on these super loose you all — I think it makes it look modern and fun. Here’s a few tips for ya:

  • Use a BIG brush — I’m talking BIG — I used a size 12 on these. You can’t get too fussy when you’re painting with a big brush.
  • Start with a super watery splashes of color, then without rinsing off your brush, pick up some more pigment and tap it in to one side. The results are unpredictable but so fun.
  • Let some colors mingle together like the yellow + pink. But, make sure the pink is dry before adding the green.
  • I used Canson XL watercolor paper to make the base card with — it’s a more economical option for a full card.

And that’s all there is to it!

Then for the Mother’s Day card I couldn’t resist adding a border at the bottom with Delicata gold ink — it’s so pretty and shimmery that it goes great with the pixie dust.

Supplies

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A couple more notes:

  • The “happy” sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen Totally Awesome and it’s been retired — sorry about that!
  • The “mother’s day” sentiment is from the Altenew Stunning Cosmos set — it’s out of stock at Ellen Hutson but you can still find one HERE at Altenew.
  • The Mondo Wildflowers stamps are available individually and in a bundle with the coordinating dies at a special price — I didn’t use the dies on this card, but trust me, you’ll want ’em! :)

I’ll be back tomorrow with another Mother’s Day card — hope to see you then! xo

5 Replies to “I Pick You, Mondo Wildflowers!”

  1. What stunning projects!! I LOVE the colors and need to try this watercolor technique. I am so bad at watercolor in general no matter how hard I try!!

    1. Thank you so much, Nora! I think the trick with watercolor is to just let it do its own thing — don’t try to control it. Just have FUN!

  2. So softly beautiful, Lisa! (Wish: videos from you!}

    1. Thanks, Beth! I usually post few quick videos on instagram. I haven’t had much time lately to make full length ones, sorry!

  3. Virginia L. says: Reply

    Absolutely sensational!! Love every bit of this!

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