Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Christmas Gnomes

Hi everyone.  I recently bought this really fun image from Polkadoodles (Snow Ho Ho - at Simon Says Stamp) and had to ink it up! :)  Watercoloured with distress inks, cut my panel to size and popped it up on foam over my card base.  I was smiling the whole time I was working on this card.  I had so much fun, I made two!

Close-up ...

Since this is a new-to-me stamp, I'm heading over to join in the NBUS #19 gallery.

And I'm going to enter this into the Merry Little Christmas Challenge for October - Anything Christmas Goes!  This is my second entry.

Thanks for coming by for a visit!





Stamps:  Snow Ho Ho (Polkadoodles)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Archival Black (Ranger); Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Candied Apple, Aged Mahogany, Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Gathered Twigs (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Water brush, Posca White Arcylic paint pen, Clear Wink of Stella, Crystal Glaze (Nuvo), red chalk

Challenges:

25 comments:

Pat said...

I love this cute image Loll and fun colouring too with the added spots on one of their hats and the other's scarf, and a great fun sentiment too. x

Cindy Beach said...

I've been smiling the whole time I've been reading your post. Adorable!I love the texture and details you have added.

HilaryJane said...

Such a cheery card, I love it xx

Mac Mable said...

Super cute and made me smile too Loll...What a fun sentiment and those gnomes are adorable x.

I Card Everyone said...

Snow Gnomes??? OH my, I LOve them! So cute, Loll!
=]

Marianne said...

So cute!

Bonnie said...

This makes me smile too, Lolly! Love these jolly fellas and the snowballs! Lots of fun!

Liz said...

Wonderful card, Loll. The little snowman gnomes are just adorable! xx

TK said...

Adorable! I just love the gnomes, and you've made them shine with beauty

Christine Alexander said...

Loll you find the funnest stamps. I love these snow gnomes :)

nancy littrell said...

OMG...I laughed out loud when I saw your silly, cute snowman gnomes, Leslie. I love how you colored them and can just imagine you smiling the entire time:-) TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Darnell said...

Aah, Lolly, I'm glad to see that the company used this pose of The Mister and me! We were practically melted by the end of that shoot! And I've only seen the b/w proofs, so thank you for giving us such awesome colors! I love the sediment, too! Love, Dolly (p.s. Thank you for sharing with everyone again at NBUS!)

Ros Crawford said...

I'm smiling too! Oh they are terrific! Beautifully done Loll!

Daffodil Cards said...

A fun card and a delight also.
Faith x

Brenda said...

This is a cute image for sure, so I can see why you were smiling the whole time making these cards. Gnomes are so popular right now, and I have yet to jump on the band wagon, but I sure am loving them. Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

These little guys are cuties for sure. I love that big smile on his face and they look like they are getting ready for a big snowball fight.

Linda said...

These two are just sooo cute, beautifully coloured and i love the sentiment xx

Marcia Hill said...

It's making me smile just looking at it, so I can imagine you smiling the whole time working on it Loll! Absolutely ADORABLE image and beautifully colored...cute, CUTE card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Nstiz said...

I can see why you smiled as you worked on these gnomes. My gosh are they cute! I may just have to have them. Great water coloring too!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a cute stamp Loll! I'm imagining this is what happens when gnomes make snowmen! Love the shading and the bursts of colour. Vicky x

Trina P. said...

Aww, so adorable and fun! Beautifully coloured. I haven’t gotten into gnomes yet, but I just bought my first set yesterday.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, ha! Snowgnomes! I've recently bought my 4th gnome stamp and I'm loving the heck out of them. These are darling and the sentiment is super great! The fun you had making these comes through in the finished product!

Sandy said...

HO! Ho HO ! I sure do lo9ve these Gnomes - so romantical all dressed up in their Christmas finery. They cold melt anyone's heart.
Sandy xx

BożenA said...

I am not surprised that you were smiling while coloring this card. This stamp is so cute! I'm glad you had a lot of fun making these cards. I also love adding these circles over the gnomes, it looks very interesting.
xx

Anita in France said...

So cute and fun, Loll ... you've given these little gnomes such character with your colouring! Hugs, Anita :)