Flying Gnome


This time I used my Polychromos Pencils


A couple of posts ago I did Rosie with my Caran D’ache pencils, for this fun gnome I used my polychromos. I have to admit I have about 5 different full sets of pencils. They are each a bit different, and they do not all like the same paper! I try and use some pencils at least once a month. If I am not feeling my Copic’s or am in a slump, usually a couple cards done with pencil will put me back on track. I have had this stamp set for quite a while. It has two of my favorite things, a Gnome and a Bee. I have tried to color it several times with my Copics, and blech! Clearly this stamp was made for a colored pencil, in my studio anyway!


The gnome and the bee each have a beard, so I actually did them in two different grey families. The difference is subtle. I love beards done with pencil, I feel like I can make the hair look like….well HAIR!


As is normal for me I stamped the sentiment with Versafine and heat embossed it with clear powder. I like the way embossing makes the words pop a bit.


I paired my image with some fun flowered paper that matched the yellows on the bee. I try and use my layers to compliment or pull out a certain color in my image.


Polychromos Pencil List

  • Hat, Cape, Clothing on Gnome: 278, 167, 168, 170
  • Wings: 140, 146, 230, 270, 101
  • Bee Body: 183, 184, 106, 104, 235, 234, 233, 232
  • Gnome Beard: 230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235
  • Bee Beard: 270, 271, 272, 273, 274, 275
  • Skin & Noses: 188, 189, 1323, 102
  • Gnome Goggles: 266, 166, 112
  • Bee Goggles: 143, 120, 140
  • Handle Bars: 252
  • Shadow: 175

Card Details:


  • Card base of Neenah Classic Crest 110lb
  • Mango Melody layer cut with trimmer, adhered with tape runner
  • Floral paper cut with deckle die, adhered with fun foam and double side adhesive
  • Image stamped on Stonehenge with obsidian, colored with various Polychromos pencils
  • Sentiment added to image with Versafine and heat embossed with clear powder, cut with deckle die, adhered with fun foam and double side adhesive
  • Gold pearls added for texture and shine
  • Envelope embellished with matching paper and 6 inch double side adhesive

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Nancy Farrell
Nancy Farrell
12 days ago

Good Morning, Jill! This card is so “YOU”. Really cute image and your coloring is beautiful.
Have a blessed day.

Nancee56
12 days ago

Cute! I have that stamp. I love using colored pencils! They take longer than Copics, but think they look great.