Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Gnome Place Like Home

How did it get to be Wednesday already? The bad news is that time is flying but the good news is that my meeting got cancelled for tomorrow and now I have two days that I can get some things done. I am hoping I get some craft time Thursday and Friday. Yippee! But my hubby said today he may take Friday off so that might make a difference. The card I finished tonight is for another progressive challenge.

The image is a merged image. I used a Dearie Dolls Mushroom Cottage with this month's progressive image from Gerda Steiner called Gnome Couple. The card came together pretty easy. I am still playing with distress oxide inks and tried another one of Jennifer McGuire's tricks for making easy rainbows with distress oxides. After inking the card stock I sprayed the MFT Sun Ray stencil with water and held it to the card stock for a couple minutes. The water leaves the design of the stencil. Pretty cool. I colored the image with American Craft and Spectrum Noir markers and die cut it with MFT Inside and Out Stitched rounded Squares. To finish it off I used a computer generated sentiment: "There's Gnome place like Home". My youngest son and his wife are looking for their first house so I thought when they moved I would be able to send this card. I used the Tuesday Morning Sketch for inspiration.
Since the sketch had an embellishment in the top right corner of the rectangle I put the sun circle right there. I am entering these challenges:
I hope to be back tomorrow with another card after I get some shopping and housework done. Always have that to do. Thanks for stopping by and hope you are having a wonderful week!



Patti said...

This will be so perfect for your son and daughter in law! You did such a great job with the Distress Oxide inks, not sure if I will invest in those but you're sure making it tempting!! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches :)

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Donna, I love Love LOVE the background on this card. WOW! So colorful. Cute gnome scene, too!

Pam said...

This card is so cute Donna and I love all of the pretty bright colors! The image of the gnomes and their mushroom home are adorable!

Janice M said...

Cute card and a cool background! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Janis Lewis said...

Sweet card. Thanks for sharing with us at Craftaholics R Us.
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Lisa Lynn said...

This is so adorable. Love the mushroom with the image. I finally colored mine, but just so far behind with putting cards together.

Melissa Craig said...

What a sweet card! I love your ink blending, it's beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Debbie said...

What a fun card! I love the BG you created!! I really need to get some distress oxide inks!
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Cecilia Gunnarsson said...

Fantastic !!!!!
So beutiful and sweet And wonderful card and great design !!!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at
Through The Craft Room Door
this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Cicci
DT member at TTCRD
Cicci With The Pen {Welcome to follow my blog}

Suze said...

Cute card. I hope your son and daughter in law find a suitable house soon so you can send this to them. Thank you for joining in the Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends.

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