Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Garden Gnome

     I've done an extra card this month for the second week of our "Cute with a Sentiment" challenge at Aud Sentiments.  Our sponsor is Lacy Sunshine and I used a favorite image from my own collection, "NanaNancy."  She may have already been discontinued but she's so perfect as a celebration of my family's summer garden tradition and it's a rare summer that I don't find some excuse to use her on a card.  The mushrooms are from the LS "Gnome Digi Bits" set.

The sketch came from Papertake Weekly
# 38, turned 1 quarter turn.

     I colored Nana Nancy with my ProMarkers, then cut the image into a square and distressed the edges all the way around.  The CS was salvaged from the scrap basket and I distressed each piece of it.  I printed, colored, and fussy cut the mushrooms, then popped them up on dimensional dots.  Both ribbons are from my stash.  Those plus the dimension and distressing add lots of texture to this otherwise CAS design.

Lacy Sunshine (diagonal L to R)

     OK, you still have another week to enter the "Cute" challenge so get going, don't forget the sentiment, and I'll see you at Aud Sentiments.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

Why yes, I agree, everyone needs a garden gnome. I have three and love them all. This image is so darn cute and the distressing just seems to fit so nicely. Have a fun day.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

An adorable image and card Ginny x

Linda Simpson said...

Well Connie, as you know my husband would definitely agree with the sentiment. Another fabulous card and adorable image.
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

My youngest granddaughter calls gnomes 'those little people'! Your 'little people' is so cute!! Love her glasses perched on her nose. Cute, cute card Connie!

Dawn Lancaster said...

Brilliant card NanaC! When we first moved into our house a number of years ago, we had lot's of little garden gnomes appear one by one as if by magic!
Most of them have disintegrated over the years but every now & then we come across one hiding somewhere! They make me smile!
Dawn x

Teresa Arsenault said...

Cutest little gnome EVER!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Fabulous card fabulous texture and thank you for joining us at Fan-Tastic Tuesday crafty blessings Judith DT xxx

Barb said...

This is so very charming, lovely coloring and adorable image. Thanks for joining us at the Lacy Sunshine challenge. Barb.

*Vicki* said...

Connie, this is such a fun image and you've done a stunning job coloring as well as making this a nice CAS design! :)

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

What a fun and cute card! I know I need a garden gnome to help out :o) Great simple design too. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Sassy Raggedy said...

Love what you did with the sketch Connie....Cute card..Hugs, joann

Ann Chuang said...

Lovely card, cute image!
Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
Ann DT

Sara Sherlock said...

Love it! The mushrooms were a cute touch. Thanks for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
FP3 {My Blog}

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Very cute thanks foe playing at little claire. I have some candy so do hop over

Debi said...

Cute. Love the specs!
Hugs, Debi