Saturday, September 8, 2018

Otter Love Fest~Lawn Fawn & Hello Bluebird

Hey everyone! Today I'm popping in to share some recent cards I've made!  We have relocated to North Carolina, and though I'm missing California for sure...things are almost back to normal since school started.  I couldn't help thinking of those cute little otters we visited so many time along the coast of Cali and at Monterey Bay Aquarium.  That was the inspiration for all three of my cards, and I read that river otters can be found in North Carolina.  ;)

For my first card, I used masking paper to create a one layer card.  I used two different stamp sets from Lawn Fawn.  Toadally Awesome and Christmas Like No Otter (a Simon Says Stamp exclusive)  You could create it with a bit of masking using Winter Otter.  After stamping all the images, I used my White Nights Watercolors to watercolor all of the images.  I find watercoloring so relaxing and enjoy it so much.  I find it so easy to get rich vibrant colors, and Turquoise green is just the most beautiful color ever!  Plus, it's much easier to take a small watercolor palette to my dining room table than all of my Copic markers.  ;)

For my next two cards I used the same two stamp sets from Hello Bluebird, Otter Friends and Fishin' Hole.  I used Copics to color all of the otters, lily pads, lilies and cattails etc.  For the first card I made a easy shaker card, I explained how at the end of my last YouTube videos.  I used watercolors for a quick and easy background.  For the second card, I played with alcohol inks for the first time.  I wanted to create a pond where the sun catches the water and looks like gold flecks.  I grouped the three otters together, as a happy little family!  This was my favorite card of all, or maybe I just feel like my crafty mojo is fully back now...

Thanks for joining me!

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