27 September 2021

Clearly Besotted Teasers | Merry Meerkat

Hello there and welcome to day one of the Clearly Besotted Teasers for the October 2021 release. Release day is Friday, 1st October and from now until then, we will be sharing teasers with you using the new sets. Today I am using the super cute Merry Meerkat set. I love these meerkats and paired it with last month's Meerkat Mischief set. 

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I started off by taking the cactus and the meerkat holding the sign from the Clearly Besotted Merry Meerkat Stamp Set and stamped them on to a panel of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. I made a mask for them from masking paper and placed the masks over the top of the images. I then stamped the other meerkat and masked him off too. 

I took the landscape image from the Clearly Besotted Meerkat Mischief Stamp Set and stamped it below the meerkats so that they were standing on it. I then made a mask for this as well and placed it over the image. Using ink blending brushes, I blended Distress Inks in Festive Berries, Dried Marigold and Squeezed Lemonade for the sky and a little Gathered Twigs for the ground. 

The masks were all removed and the images coloured with Copic Markers (the colours that I used are listed below the supplies area). I added some dot detail for the ground/sand and then simply adhered the panel to an A2 white card base with tape runner. It is rare that I make a completely one layer card these days but they are perfect for mailing/posting!



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COPIC MARKERS: Meerkats - E39, E37, E35, E33, E31. Ground/sand mounds - E44, E43, E42, E41. Grass - YG17, YG23, YG01. Cactus - G29, YG17, YG23, YG03, YG01. Hats and cactus pot - R89, R37, R27, R24, R14/C5, C3, C1. 

It was nice to do something else for Christmas rather than my usual blues or even red. I tried to make it look a bit like a sunset/sunrise but in reverse. I am not sure it worked but I do like the end result anyway! For more inspiration using the new sets, please head over to the Clearly Besotted Blog, Keren, Lisa and our wonderful guests Alberto (Instagram) and Francine. Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a wonderful day! 


  1. What could be more perfect than a sunset scene with two Christmassy meerkats. Love the blended background and fab colouring! x

  2. It's lovely Michelle and even though it's not traditional Christmas colours it totally works! The colours are warm and cosy and your colouring and ink blending are amazing. The masking though, to get the meerkats stamped so perfectly that the background image lined up. You are a master at masking! xx


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