Showing Some Gnome Love!
If you hadn't noticed, gnomes took over in the card industry last season! Everywhere I looked, gnomes were everywhere! Well....they are still here this season! When Colorado Craft Company came out with their Slimline Gnome stamp set, I just had to have it! I just love him and I think I will name him Fred!
To show Fred some love, I decided to color him with Copic markers. I stamped him with Memento Ink, then I wanted to add trees in the background. So I brought out one of my favorite stamp sets from Gina K, You Warm My Heart, and masked the trees behind Fred. I then colored him with Copic markers, which I will list the colors at the end of the blog. After I colored Fred, I wanted to add some snow drifts in the background, so I inked up a small section of the snow drifts next to Fred's feet and added some snow drifts behind Fred. I then colored the snow with Copic makers. For the sky, I used a blending brush and lightly brushed on Tim Holt's Distress Oxide Ink, Mermaid Lagoon. I then added the sentiment from the Slimline Gnome stamp set and added some white bling from Gina Marie Designs. I matted the card with Cherry Cobbler cardstock from Stampin' Up! and the card base is 110lb white cardstock. I am very happy with the way Fred turned out!
Copic colors used: Fred's hat: R39, R24, R22 ; Fred's shirt: G28, YG67, YG25 ; Fred's jeans: B37, B32, B24 ; Fred's skin: E25, E23, E21 ; Fred's boots and belt: E47, E43, E34 ; Fred's beard: N2 ; Snow: N6, N4, N2.
I love to create and invite you to join me in my journey in this crazy paper crafting world we live in!