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I hadn't joined in the Card Chain Challenge for a few months but I decided to sign up for their October card exchange and today is reveal day! In case you are unfamiliar with the Card chain challenge: it is a different kind of a challenge where each participant sends and received a card. There are several challenge options given like a sketch, color option, themes, techniques etc. This month I went with the theme of Fantasy Folk.
My card went to Julia in Massachusetts.
I recently got a new gnome stamp set - Garden Gnomes by Inkadinkado - and thought it would be perfect for a card featuring "Fantasy Folk". The image has been colored using my Faber Castell Polychromos pencils in shades of green and brown which is one color scheme I love for fall cards.
I used Penny Black's stamp Birches on the backround stamped with Pumice Stone Oxide ink. I added a die cut "hill" using a retired Whimsy Stamps die, but there are several other options available. I used Rustic Wilderness Oxide ink to ink up the hill.
The sentiment is from Penny Black's sentiment set Friendship. A Martha Stewart punch was used to cut out the leaves, I inked them with distress inks and scored in the middle for some detail. Jute twine finish off the card.
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This beautiful card below I received from Chris in Illinois. I absolutely love it with these gorgeous fall colors and I love seeing it on my mantle!
If you would like to sign up and join in at Card Chain Challenge, there are still a few days left to do so. You do need to be able to make and send a card so it arrives at its destination by November 30th. All details can be found here.
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Eine richtig tolle Herbstkarte ist Dir gelungen und ich bin mir nicht einmal sicher, das nicht doch kleine Gnome in unseren Wäldern wohnen ... ;-)!!!ReplyDelete
Absolutely delightful card!!! Love how the background stacks with the cute gnome, and that neutral string with leaves is a fabulous embellishment!ReplyDelete
Awesome card, love how you colored the gnome. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble!ReplyDelete
I was so lucky to receive your beautifully colored gnome card Ellie! I just love the birch trees with the heart cut out and your sweet gnome! xxReplyDelete
Stunning gnome card Ellie - fabulous colouring and such a beautiful colour paletteReplyDelete
Your Gnome card is super cute and your coloring fabulous. Love it.ReplyDelete
I always look forward to this challenge, it's a lot of fun.
Imke ~ MY CRAFTY PLACE
Your gnome card is lovely, such great colouring and I love those trees. The card you received from Chris is stunning too xxReplyDelete
Am so in love with your little gnome, Ellie - great birch trees too!! Lucky you to get that beauty from Chris!ReplyDelete
What a great gnome card! I love the scene you created for him, and your coloring is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends and good luck!ReplyDelete
Marie B -DT
This is such a great scene card - love the gnome and the trees in the background. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for entering our Anything Goes Challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge. Good luck Ginny
My Bl og As I do Rodos
Both cards are just lovely!ReplyDelete
Such a cute card! Wonderful woodsy scene; the leaves and twine are perfect!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~KatrinaReplyDelete
Your card is beautiful! You do lovely work.ReplyDelete
Visiting today from Encouraging Hearts & Home #6&7
Beautifully coloured gnome and that birch trees stamp makes a fabulous background for him, love the little detail of the leaves too — lucky Julia!ReplyDelete
OMGosh your card is so incredibly cute, I love the subtle trees in the background. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge we would love it if you joined us again,ReplyDelete
Have a lovely rest of the week.
Bridget Crafty Catz DT
WOW!! That gnome card with the birch trees is AMAZING!! Your coloring ROCKS!! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!!ReplyDelete
Big fan of the garden gnome here! Your card is adorable.ReplyDelete
Love the scene you created for your gnome... adorable and fun card. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble, Cupcake Inspirations and Paper FunDay.ReplyDelete
Love the gorgeous gnome card you created Ellie - that is so sweet!! The one your received is very pretty tooReplyDelete
Beautiful gnome card! I'm going to have to get that set now. lol Thanks for playing along at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DTReplyDelete
Fabulous card and image beautifully coloured,love the stamped background too.Beautiful Autumn card from ChrisReplyDelete
This gnome is so cute and well colored! Absolutely adorable I love the layers and your colors are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspiration Challenge DT Sweetie-KathyReplyDelete
Thank you for joining our challenge
greetings jolanda bongers
DT the creative crafters
This gnome enchanted me! I love the colors you used and a lovely background,ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.
~ DT Dagmara