19 July 2018

Otter-ly Wonderful - watercolour


Otter-ly fun card for you today. I used a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set which I coloured with Daniel Smith watercolours and paired it with Kaisercraft patterned papers and Prima Marketing charms.

Putting It Together

Kraftin' Kimmie has been having a daily colouring challenge and I've been trying to mostly use stamp sets I haven't used before. On weekdays, when I am at my day job, I can 'sneak' a little colouring time at lunch.

I used Daniel Smith watercolours on these wonderfully convenient palettes with paint daubs. I carry them in a pouch along with some waterbrushes and a few small tools. I had stamped the image with Marvelous Mocha on a scrap of watercolour cardstock. I was originally just going to colour the otters but added water around. I kept track of the colours I used on the scrap as well.

Hematite Burnt
Scarlet Genuine
Sicklerite Genuine
Geothite Brown Ochre
Burgundy Yellow Ochre
Naples Yellow
Van Dyke Brown
Cerulean Blue Chromium
Ultramarine Turquoise

I was remiss and didn't take pictures while putting the card together *laugh*. I used a dimensional embossing folder on a panel of watercolour-y cardstock for the background. I used a narrow rectangle die to trim the otters and a panel for the sentiment. The notch out of the otter panel is because I had used a scrap to stamp the image. I decided to use a shell patterned paper for the sentiment because I thought it went together well. I embossed the sentiment to stand out more. I later added a couple of charms to the sentiment panel to finish it off.

Inside, I decided to use the same shell paper as a panel for the sentiment and another otter. I stamped the sentiment in Wicked Black and the Otter in Marvelous Mocha. I then used a waterbrush with the brown ink to add a bit of colour to the otter to make him stand out better.

I used a kraft card base because I liked the way it looks with the aqua colours (and I have quite a bit of the heavy cardstock in kraft but am almost out of my white). When I stamped directly on the kraft for the inside, I didn't like the way it looked, thus the inside panel which I really like better anyway.



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  1. Wow, Rijacki, those otter images are absolutely adorable! I love the colours and the combination of patterns in your background. That kraft card base is the perfect choice to show off those wonderful blues. Great sentiment and embellishments, too. Love this card! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Super-sweet!
    Thanks for entering our CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for July!
    Monica - DT

  3. Such a pretty card! Great sketch and wonderful use of the watercolors! Thanks for entering the Tuesday Throwdown stitching challenge!

  4. So charming! Those otters are really adorable and the colours are wonderful. I totally agree with you about using the kraft with all the blues. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday.

  5. Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Your card is simply adoreable!

  6. Wonderful card Rijacki! The little otters are adorable and I love the cute embellishments and papers.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx


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