Apr 24, 2019

Oh Gnome!

Hidey ho!  Kristina Hein here today with some adorable gnomes to share.


I was SO excited when Dies R Us got these in stock and I knew I needed them in my life.

The colors in this card are inspired by one of my yard gnomes.  I purchased a resin gnome a few years ago but the paint didn't fare very well.  I cleaned it up and painted it in the colors I wanted.  My gnome now proudly sports a bright yellow hat and a vibrant purple shirt.  I know those aren't the traditional colors but they are what make me happy!

I started by die cutting the roof out of a purple gingham paper from Doodlebug.  The house I cut out of Neenah Solar White cardstock.  I colored the roof portion of the white cardstock with a BV000 Copic marker.  Then I laid the the purple roof over top.  I held it in place while I added more shading to the holes with BV01, BV00 and BV000.  I went over the colors until I was happy with the blend.


I used liquid glue on the back of the purple paper and added it to the white cardstock.  I then used the same Copic markers to add a bit of dimension to the roof.




I pulled out a few more dies from the Mushroom House die set to cut out a few more elements.  I cut the roof pipe out of gray cardstock.  I cut the door out of yellow linen paper as well as the same gray cardstock.  I cut the lamp pole and lantern out of black metallic cardstock and the "light" portion of the lantern out of yellow cardstock.  For the door I cut off the gray door and laid the whole piece over the yellow door.  This way it has a nice frame.  I also used Copic markers in Y18, Y15 and Y11 to add depth to the door.  I held the door die cut in place so I would know where to add Y11 Copic marker to the white cardstock.  I also used N3, N1 and N0 to add some shadows under the purple roof on the white cardstock.  I glued all of these into place.


I moved on to create the grass for my scene.  I cut a bright green cardstock with the grass hill die from the Mushroom Borders die set.  Then I started adding shading and blades of grass with Copic markers.  I used YG25, YG23 and YG21.



Next I needed a sky for my scene.  I started by cutting out a piece of Neenah cardstock with a rectangle die from Lawn Fawn.  I dug out one of my cloud stencils, an ink blending tool and Broken China distress ink.  I added lots of different layers to achieve fluffy looking clouds.  


Now that I had all my main pieces I just needed to color up some of the adorable gnomes from the Oh Gnome! stamp set.  I stamped them with a Copic safe black ink to begin with and then started adding color.  The blue is B16 and B14.  The purples are the same ones I used on the house, BG01, BG00, BG000.  The yellows are the same ones I used on the door, Y18, Y15 and Y11.  Their skin was colored with E02 and E00 and the beard was N3 and N1.  There is a coordinating die set but I don't own it yet so I fussy cut them out with scissors.  I went around all of the edges with a black marker to create a finished look.


Oh, I almost forgot about the mushrooms.  I cut them out of the Neenah white cardstock first.  Then I cut out the mushroom caps in purple and yellow.  I glued the caps onto the mushroom bases.

Now for the fun part, putting the whole scene together!  I played around until I got everything where I thought it looked good, added glue to each piece and adhered them to the card base.  There were a few more finishing touches.  I added white highlights with a white Gelly Roll pen.  I also cut out two of the itty bitty butterflies out of paper I colored with the blue Copic markers.  One I glued flat to the card and the other I bent the wings up and just glued the center to the card base.  I added a little bit of "flight" lines with a fine black marker.  That way it looks like the butterfly just flew out of the gnome's hand!  The very last item was to add a bit of Icicle Stickles to the doorknob and Wink of Stella to both gnome's hats.  That's it!






Supplies used:

Lawn Fawn Rectangles
Lawn Fawn Rectangles
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Neenah Solar White
Neenah Solar White
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Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid glue
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Wink of Stella - Glitter Clear
Wink of Stella - Glitter Clear
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VersaMark Watermark ink pad
VersaMark Watermark ink pad
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Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder
Ranger Super Fine White embossing powder
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Tonic Studios-Retractable Craft Pick
Tonic Studios-Retractable Craft Pick
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Mini Ink Blending Tool
Mini Ink Blending Tool
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Zig 2-way glue pen
Zig 2-way glue pen
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Kuretake ZIG Millennium pen set
Kuretake ZIG Millennium pen set
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8x8 Metallic - Jewels
Tim Holtz Idea-ology 8x8 Metallic - Jewels
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Lawn Fawn Mushroom House die
Lawn Fawn Mushroom House die
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Lawn Fawn Mushroom Border die
Lawn Fawn Mushroom Border die
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Lawn Fawn Oh Gnome stamp set
Lawn Fawn Oh Gnome stamp set
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Doodlebug Gingham and Linen paper
Doodlebug Gingham and Linen paper
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Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
Distress Ink - Tumbled Glass
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White Gelly Roll pen
White Gelly Roll pen
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See you soon!
~Kristina H.

4 comments:

  1. This is adorable! Great little scene you've created!

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  2. OMG what a cute scene! Love it!!

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  3. Adorable! I gotta get some of these little gnomies. Sigh ... another item to add to my wish list. It's about a mile long as it is!

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  4. I didn't know I needed these until I saw this project. Adorable!!

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