Friday, November 4, 2016

Gnome Granny

     Another Friday, another new challenge at QKR Stampede.  This week, we want to see "Splatters or Sprays."  I dug out two of my favorite sprays by Dylusions and, while they are favorites especially when used together, I have to admit they've been languishing in the stash for many, many months.  So it was great to have this challenge theme and use them again.

     I've wanted to use this darling "Gnome Lady" (called Knome Lady Digi 4101 in the store - a typo, perhaps, but nevertheless stuck with that name if you are going to search for it) ever since I saw it on another DT member's card a while back.  Today seemed a good day for it.

I first looked at the sketch on C.R.A.F.T.,
reversed it and angled the sentiment 
instead of putting it perfectly horizontal.

     I started by coloring her with my ProMarkers and then fussy cutting her.  I picked up two scraps of white CS, otherwise headed for the trash bin, and sprayed one with green iridescent spray and the other with purple.  I pieced those together and trimmed the edges to make them into a distressed square.   Then I die cut the black framing piece (Impression Obsession die), also a scrap, and layered everything together.

     I printed the sentiment and matted it with a tiny scrap left on the desk when I cut the purple sprayed piece.  I inked the edges of everything with a black marker.  Next, I dug through the ribbon stash and found the three different ribbons.  I layered the shiny wide ribbon that looks like lace and the sparkly purple ribbon together and wrapped them around the card front.  I used the third ribbon to tie the bow.  Again, all scrap pieces and you know how self-satisfied I feel when I use up snippets instead of throwing them out!  :-D.

Aud Sentiments
Crafting by Designs
Crafting with an Attitude
Crafty Ribbons
Double D
DRS Designs
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Pixie's Snippets Playground
Scrapy Land
Time Out
Word Art Weds.

     That's all I have for today.  Hope we're going to see you playing along this week.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Ellis said...

Gosh, Connie! that technique is a little out of the box for you -- and it looks amazing! BEAUTIFUL color combination, and such a wonderful design - your splatzzzzzz are fantastic! hugs, de

Darlene said...

What a cute image Connie and you've showcased her beautifully! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Give Thanks’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Elaine Stark said...

A great card. Lovely colours. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card Connie, I love the gorgeous background you have created and wonderful image. Of course you know I love the colour too.
Linda xxx

Donna Hanley said...

You put this one together very creatively and it came our great. It's funny you posted this one today because yesterday a ladybug landed on my arm and last night one was walking right across our table like she owned the place. LOL Have a fun weekend.

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a stunning card I love the image you have used it is quite different. Take care. Hugs Jackie

*Vicki* said...

I just LOVE this design Connie! What a gorgeous purple tone color and I love your technique you've done on your design as well! Fabulous image and beautifully done!! (I received your message about your health and I do hope that you will heal and get better soon my friend!) Have a great weekend and healing HUGS to you!

Di said...

Great card and such wonderful use of snippets Conie! I do love that you took the time to ink all the edges in black as well - makes such a difference.


Di xx

Unknown said...

Isn't that just the sweetest image?!?! Love how you have colored her and your design and layout really showcase her. Beautiful and lovely sentiment too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Donna, DT Member.

Jill V said...

A very fun card - I love how you used the Dylusions to create the background - the colours you chose are perfect for the image! Thanks for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Jill V said...

A very fun card - I love how you used the Dylusions to create the background - the colours you chose are perfect for the image! Thanks for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

DIANA L. said...

This is so sweet. I love the gratitude in this - being thankful for a ladybug
Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday #191 "Fairy Tale" Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day

DL.ART crinkle ribbon

Mari said...

Such a fun card! Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

Diane said...

Great image and card!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT

Lisa Kind said...

Love that image and how you colored her! Lovely card! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 302 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

Coccinelle Demoiselle said...

Of course I 'd rather this one because of ladybug ! Many thanks to join us in Crafty Ribbons Challenge this week and good luck from Christelle DT.

Glenda Atkins said...

Another wonderful card for QKR, you really ace using their designs. Loving the image and the colours.