Friday, August 17, 2012

Elliot the Gnome

In just a few days time, I'me off on a trip to a warmer climate, so I sure hope I get the blog scheduling right!

This week's challenge #36 at the Card Crafter's Circle... is all about


We are delighted to have our sponsor  The Digi Garden joining us again! The challenge winner will have their choice of 6 black/white images as their prize... and there are so many yummy images to choose from! 

I created with a sweet image.... Elliot the Gnome... and although this card was meant for a little boy, the pinks seemed to have leapt to life in the picture here... they really aren't that bright at all! So I guess my colours lean towards the rich, rather than earthy...

I coloured the image with markers, and highlighted with metallic and glitter pens. Then I fussy cut the image, and I couldn't resist adding googly eyes... at first they were directed towards his fishies! 

I created some layers with multiple papers... brown and then stripes on which I had printed the sentiment. I then cut a leaf/flower and faux stitched borders from a co-ordinating cutout page, and fixed them all together.  Before I added the image to the matts, I took some embroidery thread and fixed on the wee little fishies... they don't dangle freely, as I used DS tape behind the fish, so they don't flip out!

Do come see the fabulous inspiration our design team has created to inspire you, and I hope you'll join us at the Card Crafter's Circle in the challenge this week!  Thanks for peepin'! 

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Jennifer said...

Wonderful little scene for your little guy to go fishing in! Great stitching accents!