Gnome Bouquet

Gnomes are EVERYWHERE!

Happy mid-month Monday from me to you. Did you notice that the Christmas season brought lots of gnomes? Not even just in the bubble of crafting either, but I mean everywhere. Gnomes have enchanted me since I was a kid. I have even kept this little book set called Teeny Tiny Gnome Tomes. I admit I have several gnome stamp sets too. So, when Shopping Our Stash announced their new Challenge I was excited! Gnome Sweet Gnome is the theme, HOW FUN!

Yes, Stamping Bella! I have actually colored this guy up numerous times. Doing the flowers in pinks, blues, and purples. For this card I decided to go for a sunflower look. I also remembered to photograph my step by step coloring.

The top photo is colored with just Copics. The one below is with Prismacolor pencils added. I like the dimension and texture the pencil adds. I was really hesitant to try this technique. But I have to say, just try it! It is really easy and you will be amazed at the results.

I paired my gnome and his flowers with these fun circle dies from Penny Black, and the “you are wicked awesome” sentiment from Neat & Tangled.

  • Flower Petals: Y38, Y19, Y15
  • Flower Centers: E49, E47, E44
  • Face: E11, E21, E51, R11
  • Beard: C5, C3, C1
  • Hat: YG97, YG95, YG93
  • Planter: YG93, YG91
  • Shadows: BV20

Prismacolor Pencil List

  • Flower Petals: 1034 Goldenrod, 947 Dark Umber
  • Flower Centers: 947 Dark Umber
  • Face: 997 Beige
  • Hat: 1097 Moss Green

  • Card base of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb
  • Stampin Up Moss Green layer cut with MFT Rectangle Stax, adhered with Kokuyo tape runner
  • Neenah die cut layer cut with MFT Rectangle Stax and Penny Black Stitched Circles, adhered with tape runner
  • MFT watercolor wash circle cut with Penny Black Dies, adhered with tape runner
  • Inner Circle adhered with Taylored Expressions Foam Sticky Strips
  • Image stamped on Hammermill Color Copy Digital with Gina K amalgam ink in Obsidian, colored with Copic Markers and Prismacolor Pencils, cut with Brother Scan N Cut SDX-125, adhered with foam squares
  • Sentiment stamped on Neenah with versafine and heat embossed with clear powder, cut with Neat & Tangled Skinny Strips, adhered with tape runner and Sticky Foam Strips, dot of Nuvo Crystal drops in English Mustard
  • Envelope embellished with matching patterned paper and 6 inch double side adhesive

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🙂 Nancy
🙂 Nancy
3 years ago

Loved the card and coloring and the progression of your photos. Beautiful.

Christine Dring
3 years ago

That is one adorable gnome stamp! Fabulous card! Thanks for joining the fun at Shopping Our Stash!