Hello and welcome to the start of another week. I hope you had a lovely weekend wherever you are. I made this card over the weekend. Why is it that the simplest cards can sometimes take the longest? And the end result of this one is nothing like I had in mind - yet again!
Please note that there are no otters are in this card (although I might have to sneak one more in this week!).
I used 2 stamp sets by WPlus9, Forest Friends and Curious Forest Friends.
I started off by using some Distress Inks, Picked Raspberry, Mustard Seed and Peacock Feathers, to create the background. I am still learning how to blend with them and have found that not all card stock will blend them well. Fortunately I had some Ranger Watercolour card and so I used that and it blended easily.
My collection of distress inks was very sparse but a few weeks ago I went with my sister to my mum and dads house. They both died within a relatively short time of each other and these past 2 years haven't been easy but we had to go and sort through the house in readiness for the house clearance people to come. I got my love of crafting from my mum and she had her own dedicated craft room. It was full of stuff and hard to go through, but amongst other things, I took her collection of Distress Inks (which was quite a few - thank you mum - you have saved me some money) and also an almost brand new set of 72 Derwent Inktense pencils.
So as I have been using these distress inks I have been thanking mum everytime I picked one up!
The animals have been coloured with Copic markers and the cross stitched frame is by MFT and the stitched cloud is by Mama Elephant Landscape Trio.