Hi there everyone. I have a card for our son's birthday made with one of the otters from a set by Hobby Art Stamps just called Otters and also another set which has scenic and water related backgrounds called Waterfalls. It was sent over three weeks ago to Australia in the hope that it would arrive in time. The post is rather variable to there and sometimes cards have been late which is very annoying, but this time it arrived with a good few days to go so I was really pleased.
I started by stamping the otter using Versafine Vintage Sepia ink and then masked it before stamping the rock it is standing on, and also made a mask for the rock so I could add the greenery in between before adding just a part of the same rock to the left. I then stamped the scene using the same ink with various stamps from the background set including the river and bridge and I extended the river edges just inking the left hand rocks and added them again further into the foreground on the left had side and curved the bank around them to let the river disappear round a bend, and also similarly on the right just to fill the gap up to immediately behind the otter. I then coloured the scene with my Distress Inks using approximately three greens, three browns and a couple of blues, and I extended the scene outwards a bit more to the left and there were some little rocks with tufts of grass with which I edged the extra piece of road, and I also extended the bank of the river in the distance and painted the hills to the left and right and also added the large single tree. Finally I stamped the sentiment again using the Vintage Sepia ink heat embossed with WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.
Thank you for taking a look today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes.
Uniko Challenge - No. 65 Anything Goes (Optional Twist: Die Cuts).
Happy Little Stampers June Watercolour Challenge - Anything Goes.
NBUS Challenge - No. 27 Where we use our Never Before Used Schtuff (both the otter and the background stamps have never been used before).
A beautiful English countryside scene - great stamping and colouring.
Gorgeous ! What a beautiful scene you've done with these great stamps. And your watercoloring is just stunning, so much depth and dimension. It's looks so real. I'm sure your son loved his card. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko.
I think that creating this beautiful scene was a lot of work and you had to do lost of masking. But the result is stunning and so is your delicate colouring! Your son must be really pleased with this card!
You have that added touch when making cards as they are awesome.
Pat what an atmospheric and wonderful scene. Adorable otter, great colouring and great masking too x. I bet your son loved it? x.
I'm so glad it arrived for your son's big day. It's a very lovely and nicely stamped scene. xoxo
Fantastic scene Pat - wonderful card! x
What a wonderful scene Pat, perfect for the otter too, lovely colours. I'm sure your son loved it. Your colouring is beautifully done too, Kate x
wow amazing scene, I love all your masking and layering to give so much depth.
I love this peaceful scene, pat, it's amazing how well these images work together. Beautiful!
STUNNING card Pat!! Your waterscape scene is amazing and so is that otter. Fantastic watercolouring! So happy your card arrived before your son's birthday. I bet he was thrilled with his card. xx
I love otters (we have them in the river here), and I love your wonderful card, Pat! Such a beautiful scene, where the otter looks perfectly at home. Well worth all the hard work that has obviously gone into the making of it. x
What a beautiful card! I love the image and your terrific watercolouring. Such clever stamping and masking to create a wonderful scene which I'm sure will be a hit down under!
I've prolly asked you and forgotten, Pat, but have you ever painted on canvas or had classes? You have carefully and thoughtfully created an extraordinary scene that looks like a painting to me and I'm in awe of your amazing design eye! I also love that sweet otter! I'm sure your son was thrilled to receive this work of art from his talented mom. Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep on creating! Hugs, Darnell
An amazing creation Pat, what a beautiful and tranquil scene. xx
Beautiful scenic card you've created Pat, love the otter..a lot of work but well worth it for the end result..
Wow! A fantastic scene, Pat! I love it! Ashamed to say I have that set as yet uninked.
That's an absolute stunner Pat x
How on earth did I miss this card Pat? It's an absolute stunner of a card and I love everything about it. Great composition, stamping and colours....just perfect in every way x
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