Monday 18 September 2017

Otterly CAS

I saw a lovely card a couple of years ago by Marika which has inspired me to create this little scene. The rocks are a combination from two stamp sets Otterly Love You and Mermazing and I've hand drawn the little stream and grassy bank.  The clouds are chalked in using a stencil and I've raised the central panel (featuring my otterly cute critter) on foam pads.  Unfortunately I didn't have some foam tape (which I thought was tucked at the back of my drawer) so I had to use strips of foam pads instead.

And here's my little guy's close-up.  I tried to get some ripples around the rocks and beads of water on the rocks using a white gel pen.  You can see it if you look really closely (make sure you have your specs on!).

Water-coloured on Langton Watercolour paper with Ranger Distress Ink Reinkers:
  • Otter: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Gathered Twigs, 
  • Grass: Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Forest Moss
  • Blues: Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky
  • Rocks: Hickory Smoke, Black Soot

Card Recipe:

I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Aquarius said...

What a sweet little character - beautiful colouring as always

Barb Ghig said...

I spotted your card in the MFT gallery, and had to tell you how much I love it! Such a lovely CAS design, beautiful no line coloring and stunning details! I also love how you raised the center panel and created depth and dimension with the water and rocks...Looks like a winner to me! Good luck to you :)

Sarah said...

What a great design and I love the freehand aspect to the scene. Your painting is perfect as usual xx

Kara Lynne said...

I saw this over in the gallery and had to come by to say how much I love your scene! So beautiful!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh my goodness, this just melts me! That wee otter is too cute!! I love the way the lifted panel draws the eye to that sweet lil' guy. What a clever effect! Love the soft sky too. Gorgeous hun. Hugs, Wends xoxo

Karen said...

Awesome card! Great coloring!

Christine L said...

I've got to say it as no one else has..... this is OTTERLY fabulous! LOL! And you captured the ripples perfectly..

Christine x

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Rosy Newlun said...

Such a darling scene! I love how you colored this! Wow!!!

Ribbon Girl said...

he's the cutest otter Ive seen so far! beautiful colouring! Mary x