Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Gnome place like home

I completely forgot to photograph this card before I left the house, so please excuse my impromptu photo studio.  There was plenty of sun to pick up the colours, but also to cast lots of shadows.  I can't complain as I was lucky to be able to use my camera out doors at all, considering the weather we've been having lately! My friend has just moved back from Spain to set up her home & I thought this sentiment from Lawn Fawn was just perfect for her new house.
I've use chevron backdrops to make the patterned paper & Gnome Sweet Gnome for the rest.

Foam squares give lots of dimension to the layers. Three layers for the gnome & two for the toadstools.  I've curved the layers for that extra 3D effect!  Fabulous 3D paper-piecing tutorial by Mariska was the inspiration for this.  I had great fun with my Promarkers trying to use shading to increase the depth of the images & glossy accents for the window shine.

Hope you've enjoyed your visit.


Stamps: Lawn Fawn Chevron Backdrops, Gnome Sweet Gnome
Paper:  White & Black card from stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Tsukineko Versamark, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Peeled Paint
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, White & gold gel pens, eyelet, white embossing powder


  1. This card is adorable! I love the scene you've created! Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping :)

  2. Yes, this is fantastic! What a scene! Love the dimension and the coloring!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!

  3. This is just the cutest thing!!! The Simon Says Stamp & Show design team thanks you for participating in this week's challenge!

  4. This is so cute! Love the dimension of the images =) Thanks for joining our YCU challenge!

  5. What a cute card, Grá! Love the dimension and how the colours 'pop' against the black and white!

  6. Such a cute card! Love that chevron background and that gnome is adorable :)

  7. yum! this is perfect. glad you were able to catch a little of the card - even if it was impromptu - so you could share with us!


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