Sunday, August 9, 2020

Thanks, Gnomie for the Paper Players

Hello and welcome back!  I hope you're remaining safe and healthy.  It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  This week the amazing Joanne is hosting our color challenge with some lovely colors.

I've used one of Julee's fabulous Mojo Monday sketches for my card design.

I'm also joining the current  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where we are to use our favorite tool.  One of my favorite tools is my die cutting machine.

I had some fun with these colors using the Chillin' Gnomes stamp set from Simon Says Stamp (ETA I originally wrote they were from MFT but realized my error after this post went live.  Sorry for any confusion!).  I love my floral images, for which these colors would have worked beautifully, but I wanted to play some more with this fun stamp set.

I began by stamping and coloring up our cute gnomie girl.  I gave her blonde hair that is almost a light version of Mango Melody hee hee.  I used a neutral brown to ground her and the flower, then die cut both it and the larger mango circles.  The sentiment was stamped on a separate scrap of white card and trimmed down.  It's actually all in one line but I cut it in two so it would fit better on the circle.

Next a panel of Pool Party card was stamped with a large floral background stamp using Versamark to keep it subtle.  Because that paper is only #80, I adhered it to a sturdy #110 base of Neenah Solar White, which I use for most of my card bases.  The horizontal strip of Navy was punched with a scallop punch, layered on the base, then topped with a vertical strip of white woodgrain paper.  The main image was added using foam tape and I was done!

Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate it so much!  Be sure to use the link to the challenge above and also check out all the DT members linked below!


Stef Perry (that's me!)

Stamps:  Chillin' Gnomes (Simon Says Stamp), Modern Rose Blooms Background (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White, Pool Party, Navy, White Woodgrain (Ellen Hutson)
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Clair Nocturne, Versamark
Other:  Nested Infinity Circle dies (Hero Arts), Scallop Border punch
Copics:  RV17, 09, 06, 04, 02, YR16, 12, Y35, 32, 21, 17, 00, BG34, 32, 11, 000, B39, 37, 34, E43, 42, 41, 21, 13, 11, 01


laurie said...

Great coloring and such a fun image! Adorable!

Nora Noll said...

This is SO CUTE!! I love how you colored in the hair for that gnome. Just adorable!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a fun card! So glad you could join me for Mojo Monday!

Cindy Beach said...

Totally adorable, Stef! Love the whimsy and the way you captured it with your great coloring.

LeAnne said...

Oh my gosh, how cute! This wee one is very stylish and would brighten anyone's day! Love the sketch too!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

Gnomie!! ROFL. I do love a punny sentiment and it goes so sweetly with your image. Adorable card! :)

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I just wanted to squeal when I saw your card Stef - this gnome is beyond adorable and looks fabulous in these colours! GORGEOUS!

Ann Schach said...

How cute is this! I LOVE it, Stef! The subtle stamping on the Pool Party is perfect. My sister lived in Nome, Alaska years ago. I was always sending her Gnome things. This would have been the perfect sentiment! lol

Allisa said...

Such an adorable image, love how you popped up the flowers! Too cute!

Claire Broadwater said...

Oh Stef, this is so fabulous! I love the little gnome and the puny sentiment! Such a fantastic way to showcase these colors! Thanks for making me smile!

Jaydee said...

Stef, another beautifully colored image! I love the gnome and I love the way you split the sentiment. What a wonderful use of the colors!