Joy Clair – Gnome is Where the Heart Is
I’m continuing my month of guest designing for Joy Clair and My Sweet Petunia by showing you this awesomely cute card made with the set Gnome is Where the Heart Is. I have a soft spot for gnome sets, and this one is no exception, so naturally I picked it when choosing my sets for guest designing. Lookie:
STINKIN’ CUTE! I decided to stamp on Kraft card stock and completely cover it with Prismacolor pencils. I stamped the house/mushroom and the two gnomes first, then I masked the gnomes with a Molotow masking pens so that I could stamp the fence on top (which moved it behind the gnomes since they were masked) and then I removed the masking. Using my MISTI made this much easier to line up and execute.
I solidly colored my images with pencil because that’s the way I like to do it. I have not found that the images acquire a waxy bloom as they age (and I have checked images that were colored 12 years ago). They’re fine. This way, I get a very painterly look to my pencils.
I created my trees in the background in a kind of abstract way by drawing circles and drawing more circles and coloring in the circles and I like the way it turned out.
I ended up stamping the greeting on top of the colored pencil, but it didn’t dry too well, so I ended up going back over it with a black Sharpie and reinforced some of my outlines that had gotten lost under the pencil the same way.
I love the amazing brightness of the colors and how it looks painted.
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