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Sep 27, 2015

A Whimsy Gnome & Watercolors

For today's card I created a watercolor wash background to use with the cute Bearded Gnome stamp from Whimsy stamps. I used Fall colors and a blue sky for the background. But they dried a little bit lighter than I wanted to. I know I need more practice when doing watercolor washes, but they are so much fun to do!

The image has been stamped onto xpress it blending card and colored with copic markers and then fussy cut. The fence was stamped directly onto the background after it was completely dry using versafine onyx ink, and I used watercolors again to color it and the flowers. 
Sentiment is from the set "Honeycomb Greetings" and I used the small honeycomb die to cut it out and adhered it to the card using pop up tape. I finished it off by adding a little clear button and twine. 

Whimsy Products can be found here:

I also used MS border punch, SU card stock, Mixed Media card stock
watercolor paints, copic markers, stickles glitter, twine, button

I am playing along here:
The Stamping Boutique  No Design Paper 
Southern Girls - Whimsical, Cute & or Fun 
Simon Says Stamp - No Designer Paper

I hope you like my "Gnome" card. And thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Anonymous16:11

    haha, such a cute gnome and a fun card! your colouring is beautifully done! that's why i love watercolours - the different techniques and the variety of the intensity of colours just by adding more/less water.

  2. Sooooooooooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Super cute and beautifully made Ellie.

  4. I am a gnome lover so this card really appealed to me. I love the scene you set up and your coloring is admirable.

  5. Such a darling card!

  6. Fabulous scene and coloring.

  7. Tooooo cute!! Sweet image and lovely background too :)

  8. Gorgeous card Ellie! The image is adorable and I love how you've created the background.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  9. Super cute gnome, and I love your water poured background! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls this week! Lauren DT xo


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