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.
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