No Otters in Sight!

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!).
 
Distress ink blended card made with WPlus9 Forest Friends and Curious Forest Friends stamps
 
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!
 
WPlus9 Curious Forest Friends and Forest Friends used to make a card
 
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.
 
Toodles noodles,
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5 comments :

  1. Wendy I love your otters so any chance to see them on future cards is fine by me. This card is super cute those little critters how you have positioned them is fantastic p[lus of course your amazing colouring. Such a pretty sweet card and beautifully crafted once again.

    Marie

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  2. Aw! how cute and cuddly, Love the card and the dies.
    Faith
    x

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  3. Absolutely clever and adorable!

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