Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Stay Chill!

Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a summer card.  I got several stamp sets for my birthday that are summery sets, so I wanted to at least use this once before summer is officially over here. :)

I think these Chillin' Gnomes from Simon Says Stamp are the cutest!  And I love having a mushroom cap sun umbrella.  How fun!

I stamped the images in black ink and heat embossed in clear; then fussy-cut.  Coloured the images with zig w/c marker and set them aside.

Created the background with lots of ink and water with a large paint brush which gave me a soft sand and blue water background.  It was a little too subtle, so I took the same colours of ink pads and lightly did direct-to-paper.  This gave me some definition and interest to the background.  Adhered my large mushroom directly to my card front, and popped up the gnome and small mushroom.  Added a simple sentiment to finish the card.

Close-up ...
Fun card to make!

Hope to be back soon with more summery cards before the leaves start to fall. :)

Another never-before-used-schtuff ... heading with this card to the NBUS #18 gallery.

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Doesn't Jessie look smart??!!
Alex got a new app. :)






Stamps: Chillin' Gnomes (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink: Black (Memento); Zigs; Distress Inks:  Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Salty Ocean (Tim Holtz)
Accessories: water brush, large paint brush, clear embossing powder, heat tool

Challenges:
NBUS #18

24 comments:

Marian said...

Card is cute but I think the picture of Jesse is even cuter!!

Viv said...

A great card - and Jessie is too cute for words! x

I Card Everyone said...

I do love this guy, Loll! Looks like he might have needed to stay under that 'umbrella' a bit more - his little nose is sun-burned!
LOve it!
=]

Christine Alexander said...

oh Loll, it's to hard to concentrate on the card when you have picture like that of Jessie. Both are adorable but Jessie beats out your gnome :)

Pat said...

What a fun image Loll using the cute gnome and prettily coloured toadstools, and also the lovely beach in the background sets the scene, and just a simple sentiment which looks great in red. I love the way sweet little Jessie has been given some digital specs...so cute! x

Nstiz said...

I'm a huge fan of gnomes and love this little guy at the beach. Beautiful work on that background too. What a fun card, Loll! He's awesome!

Robyn Oliver said...

Fun card and Jessie too...always have a smile for your pup Loll..hugs Robyn

Bonnie said...

This is such fun, Loll! Love the depth of color in the water and sand and that beach gnome is adorable with his mushroom umbrella! Looks like you had a lot of fun with this one!

Ina G said...

Oh Loll this is 'so cool'. What a stamp it is and a super fun one. Love the effect you got with the background and his beard. It's a beauti!

Daffodil Cards said...

Such a fun lovely card Loll.
Faith x

Brenda in IN said...

I love that mushroom umbrella! He is definitely chilling with his snack before he cools off in that stunning blue water. Jessie is so adorable with her cute glasses!

Marcia Hill said...

Oh my gosh is this ever CUTE Loll!! I especially love his mushroom umbrella and outfit...totally makes me smile! And your beach setting is awesome as well! Sweet, sweet card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Mac Mable said...

What a cute card Loll and such fun x.Great background and love that gnome with his slice of melon and the fun mushroom umbrellas x. Jessie sure does look smart x.

HilaryJane said...

This is just lovely. Your seaside watercolouring is fantastic xx

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh, how CUTE! I love your new little gnome and your watercolored beach scene is perfect, Loll! Love this card so much! Barb xx

Barb Ghig said...

My apologies...I meant to comment on Jessie ~ She looks so CUTE in her specs, and yes, smart, too :)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, ha! Such a cute card! Very summery and adorable, and your background makes the perfect scene. Jessie looks like a regular little bookworm in those glasses. Looks like a fun app! I have a pic of LuLu wearing Rich's glasses. So cute.

TK said...

Adorably cute! Love the shroom umbrella but also those fun stripe-y britches - think I need me some :o)

Brenda said...

OMGosh, this is a cute card Loll! I hate that summer is coming to an end, but at least you are keeping it alive with this cute scene you have created. I love your water and sand-the direct to paper with ink has really given depth to the water and sand! That gnome eating a slice of watermelon is so cute in his beach attire. Love the mushrooms too, he needs shade at the beach! Awww, Jessie does indeed look very smart in her glasses! lol I hope she is doing better. She is just so cute I could give her a big squeeze! Hugs, Brenda

Linda said...

I love your little summer gnome but, I think Jessie takes the crown for the cutest!
Have a great weekend my friend xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a cute Gnome on the beach, Loll! The bright red and blue are perfect summer colors. The ocean and the sand beach are so beautiful, and the direct-to-paper ink pad coloring definitely added interest and made the scene look real.
I thought Jessie was actually wearing glasses!! What a fun app! She looks so cute and intelligent!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

A fabulous oceanside scene, Loll ... the little gnome is such a cutie in his beach outfit ... so fun with the mushroom parasol! Hugs, Anita :)

My Paper Epiphany said...

EEk it's a beach gnome! Love it!!! I'm very in to gnomes at the moment:)

frommycraftroom said...

Super cute gnome! What a fab fun card.