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Sunday, 16 April 2017
We Three Gnomes- CCC #8
It just so happens, that at the last Happy Stampers, Beloved Hubby pointed out a couple of stamp sets that filled this criteria. One was called 'Daryl the Quirky Turkey,', by Hobby Art, and the second ' Make Gnome Mistake', by Creative Expressions.
Not being certain which images I was going to go with, I stamped out a bunch from each one.
Assortment from 'Make Gnome Mistake'.....
....and from Daryl the Quirky Turkey.
I sat and coloured some,but in the end it was the group of gnomes that stuck with me. It is a single image, the first one stamped then masked with a post it mask, then the image stamped again either side. I was sort of thinking of a gnome choir, when 'We Three Kings' popped into my head, and I ran with that!
Although I have quite a range of Promarkers, my one issue with them is that their pale, or pastel colours are all so dark! Certainly not what I'd call pale or pastel, and I find make blending and shading so much harder.
Anyway, moan over, on with the card. For the bobbles on their hats, I started with some 'Puffy' embossing powder by Stampendous. Either it doesn't really puff much- I thought it looked little different to regular white EP- or I need to investigate how to use it, not sure which.So I found some small white cotton balls, I think they were sold as for use with chalks, using one of those crocodile clip thingys, but anyway I have a whole bundle of them. Stuck them down as is, and didn't like the effect, so I took them back off, and cut about a third off, so they had a flat back, and restuck them down. Looked much better.
I mounted the image at an angle onto some red card, then matted that onto a dull gold cardstock.Now I needed the title. Looked through my stamps, but have nothing with We Three Kings on,so decided to hand write it onto a scrap of white card, which was matted to match the image.
The whole panel is mounted onto a 6" square card base, with a peel off Happy Christmas, and acrylic flatback gems in the corners.
The two stamps sets.
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