Monday, November 7, 2016

Cute Gnome Hugs

Hello everyone!!  I'm back to share a sweet card I made that involves a little watercolour and some coloured pencil colouring.  Two things I haven't done in awhile, it seems!!

I started with a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and my Gansai Tambi Watercolor Set.  I do not use these paints enough!!  They are amazing!!!  Super creamy and awesomely vibrant.  If you've been
 on the fence about purchasing these paints, you should give them a try, you won't be disappointed.  Ok, sales pitch is done :)

I chose some bright and happy colors, a yellow, pink, green and dark blue.  After loading my wet brush with paint, I painted simple lines down the front of my paper.


Ground breaking, isn't it?  I let this air dry while I worked on my images and sentiment.  I used the completely adorable Whimsical Gnomes stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.  I stamped everything with my Mini Misti.  I used coloured pencils in similar shades of the paint to colour the images.


For my sentiment I stamped and die cut the word "hugs" from the That Is All stamp set and Co-ordinating Dies from WPlus9.  I cut my striped panel down with My Favorite Things Stitched Mini Scallop Rectangle Stax (which I admit, I've been using on EVERYTHING lately).  I fussy cut my images leaving a small white border around each one.

After doing a dry-run on placement, I realized that my little gnome and mushrooms were blending into the background. To remedy this I die cut a piece of vellum with the My Favorite things Stitched Mini Scallop Oval Stax.  I adhered my images to the vellum and attached it to my panel.


And to finish it off, I used the Silver Tinsel Gumdrops from Your Next Stamp.  Here is a look at the entire card..


Hope you enjoyed today's card!!  Thank you so much for stopping by and HUGS to you!!!

Laurie








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