Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Hello Gnomes

Hello my crafty friends!  I decided it was time for a brightly colored card.  It's been pretty dreary around here and I needed something to brighten up my day!

When Tara released these cute little gnomes (Winter Juliet & Winter Gnomeo) I knew I was going to have to make something with them.  I have started collecting gnome things for my yard and stamps as I find them.

Craftin Desert Diva has SO many fabulous dies and sequins in addition to all the stamps.  If you haven't browsed through those sections you really should give them a look!

Lately I have been selecting a piece of patterned paper and letting it guide me in my choice of colors. It's almost like participating in my own color challenge!  I used Copic markers to color in the gnomes.  I had orginally intended to just cut a white panel with the gnomes on it but the RV's bleed something crazy.  Plus I really had to saturate the colors in order to get a blend.  Let's just say the RV's and I aren't friends right now.

I digress.  The simpliest solution was to just cut them out by hand.  No worries.  The gray rectangle was cut out using the index card die from the Pocket Pieces Hello dies.  I thought it needed a little something so I used the little mushroom stamp from Autumn Wishes as well as sponging around the edges with gray.

I pulled some cardstock out of my stash to coordinate with the striped paper to cut out the hellos.  I also cut several out of white cardstock.  The blue got one layer of white, the pink got two and the green got three.  I stuck the colored hellos back in to one of the negatives to hold it in place.  I pulled out my copics and started blending up from the bottom.  I love the way they turned out.  Of course, I also had to use Spectrum Noir sparkle marker on top.  I just can't seem to help myself!

Once all of my pieces were ready I started adhering everything together.  Striped paper was glued directly to the gray card base.  Small gray piece glued to the striped paper.  Gnomes went on top with foam tape since I wanted them to stand out.  I then lined up the hellos and glued them down.  I dug around in my stash of CDD sequins and found some perfect matches.  Easy peasy!  Oh, I also added a little sparkle to the heart on Juliet and to the dots on her hat.

Thanks for stopping by!

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