Monday, 14 October 2019

Create a Cute Gnome themed Christmas card using watercolouring techniques, stencils & stamps

Good morning everybody, it’s Jane with you today sharing a Christmas scene from my journal.

The Polkadoodles gnomes are so crazy popular and I wanted to use some of them on my project today.  But me being me I had to use a little ‘die-soup’ to make my very own gnome snowman.
I began by creating my background using sparkle pigment powders to watercolour, adding stamped and stencil detail.
I then stamped and embossed the fabulous snowflake flourish from the WINTER FLURRIES set to add a little more interest to my sky... 
...and added gauze to the bottom to  mimic the snow.  I then decided where I wanted to place my fabulous gnomes and stamped them onto my background. This is just for placement and so that I don’t have to cut out any of the fiddly bits.
I then coloured my stamps with watercolour brush markers and attached them over their corresponding stamped image.
So onto my gnome snowman! Using watercolour card I used the BEARY CUTE die set and one of the stamps from the STAMP SOUP MAGIC GARDEN set (this will be his hat)

I trimmed down the bears head so I had a snowman sort of shape.

I cut the scarf from the ROBIN ON A BRANCH set and the branch arms from (appropriately) the HAPPY FESTIVE SNOWMAN set.
I used the bears muzzle to give him a nose and watercoloured everything and here he is!
So now he needs a ‘gnome to go to’ LOL and so I added him to my page along with a small tree using the LAYERING TREES set and lots of fluffy pompoms.
I edged everything with black ink and there we are.  Happy early Christmas everyone!

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to check back for more inspiration from the DT.
Have a great day!
Jane xx

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1 comment:

  1. Great cards I just wish this gnome range was also available as a download. As I can't afford the stamp price but also it's more environmentally friendly to use digital and only print out what you need.


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