Nov 28, 2022

Snowball gnome stand up

Hello again. 

I liked working with this image so much I decided to attempt a layered approach with him He was easy to color the first time, so I figured I'd try to layer him.
This isn't as easy as some people make it look. It takes some planning! It took 3 images to create the layers.  the main layer is the full image, then the hat and face, mitten and snowball, then snow for the hat and shoulder. I used glittery laser printer paper for those. Once that was done there is a fair amount of color planning as well.  Whew! I'm not sure I'll do this again any time soon.  
The actual construction took less time than planning out and coloring the layers. In the end, it came out great. I will make sure it is sent to someone who will not discard it quickly!
Paper: PTI Aqua Mist, retired Stampin'UP DSP
Copics:  BG000, 11, 13, 18
               E000, 01, 04
                E33, 39, 47 (beard)
                C2, 4, 5, 8, 100 
                Black Multiliner, Sakura gelly Roll Clear Star

Nov 26, 2022

Gno-Tem Pole

Welcome to my little corner of creativity.

Feeling a little like Christmas, this Saturday post-Thanksgiving. I'm not quite recovered from days of cooking, cleaning, and a house full of family! The latter was WONDERFUL. I had all of my grandchildren together for the first time EVER. Believe me, I celebrated that! But I'm a bit too tired to start the Christmas decorating. Maybe tomorrow I will begin decking the halls. For now, the Gnomes have it under control.
Gnomes are colored with Copics in their finest holiday colors. I drew in the holly boughs to match the music, then fussy cut the whole thing and layered onto an old page of a caroling book. Do you remember the little books published by the John Hancock Company?
I had some pretty holly print paper scrap, added a touch of gold foil paper, and mounted it all on kraft.
I think this is my favorite holiday card yet!

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Copics: Reds, Greens, and  the E42,43,44 series

Enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend.

Nov 21, 2022

Snowball Gnom Flurry kisse

Welcome! Are you ready for some snowflakes?

I LOVE this gnome and sentiment! "If kisses were snowflakes, I'd send you a blizzard!"
He is a digital image from, colored with Copics, fussy cut, and popped up with thin foam on a hand-dyed background.  Great as a holiday card, but I was thinking more for that long cold stretch in January, or even Valentine's Day!

Copics: E000, O4, E00 (skin)
            E41, 43, 44 (pants and mitten)
            BG000, 01, 05, 07, Clear Blender (hat, coat, and snow)
            C0, 2, 4, black Multiliner pen 0.1 (beard)
           Sakura Gelly Roll pens Clear Star and white