Yesterday when I went into my craft room I was DETERMINED to stamp something other than a gnome... and I did... and then I decided a cute little gnome (from My Favorite Things) would finish off the card perfectly!
In the end I just accepted that the gnome wanted to be on the card and I got busy colouring with my Peerless watercolours and I had a thoroughly good time... I even remembered to take some progress photos.
First of all I grabbed out a Fiskars stamp from my stash that I've had for several years and never stamped... really enjoying going through my stash and 'rediscovering' hidden treasures.
I decided to use the big daisy flower along with the stalk and leaf so I grabbed out my MISTI stamping tool (which is PERFECT when you are making multiple cards).
I stamped and heat embossed all of the images as I went. First off was the daisy flower:
Next I masked off the flower with a Post It note and then stamped the stalk and leaf.
And then my little gnome friend kept calling me so I stamped him as well!
I decided that I wanted to add a simple sentiment to complete the stamping.
I'm still learning how to work with the Peerless watercolours and these notecards provided a good canvas to work on... lovely open areas and easy to shade images.
I made four notecards and decided to colour them each slightly differently so they could still be a set. First up I coloured all of the daisy flowers. The flowers are really vibrant and they really were super simple to shade for areas of dark and light.
Then I coloured the gnome faces with Warm Sepia... if you use the colour sparingly it actually does come out the right shade.
The next step was to colour the gnomes. I decided to do all their pants, hats, shoes and belts the same colour and just change the colour of their shirts. As you can see I also added some 'grass' along the base of each card... again using the Peerless watercolours but this time with a soft, wide paint brush.
I layered each card front onto a piece of Kraft cardstock.
And here are the cards all together... love looking at them on my shelf!
I really do think it's time to move along from the gnomes for a bit... and luckily for me the courier arrived a few minutes ago with a parcel of stamping goodies! I think it might be time to head into my art studio!
Thanks for stopping by xx