Tuesday 13 July 2021

Gnome for Christmas

There are plenty of Christmas in July challenges around at the moment - as I was lucky enough to win some stamps from Lost Coast in a recent challenge I thought I should try to play along with theirs using part of my prize! Although I haven’t played at Less is More in several years, I still check out the challenge every time so I’m going to link up there too!

I chose Pointy Hat Gnome as one of my prize stamps so I thought I should ink him up sooner rather than later and dress him in festive colours so he could play along. He's decided to go into the lucrative business of Christmas tree sales this year and is looking forward to the smell of fresh pine resin as people saw through the skinny trunk of thier chosen tree!

This is just simple stamping and masking, colouring with a few Copics and some little wiggles of dimensional pearl paint around the base of the sign and below his feet to suggest some snow - light and flat for easy postage!

ETA: just realised I left a strip of tape over the lower portion of the post after inking so if you’re seeing a slightly weird line down his mitten, imagine it gone now! I hand drew that bit of the sign as the original didn’t have a long enough stem so I couldn’t cut a mask from the stamped image for that bit. Funny how a it takes a photo to show up an imperfection sometimes!

Pointy Hat Gnome (Lost Coast Designs)
Bear Hugs and Vintage Winter Signage (both Cornish Heritage Farms, no longer with us)

Bristol board

Brilliance by Tsukinko (Graphite Black, Pearlescent Chocolate)
Tim Holtz Distress Oxide by Ranger (Cracked Pistachio)

Copic markers
Pearl pen by Viva Decor (Ice White)
Corner Chomper



Dotty Jo said...

Totally adorbs! Just seen that you've signed-up behind me at CCC... woop woop! Jo x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Joanne, such a fun piece and beautifully done. Take care and have a very happy week. Sue xx

Debbie said...

this is a stunner - wow - colouring is wonderful x

Wavejumper said...

I love him! Industrious little fellow! :D

The snow detail is great esp for a flat card.

Now that you made me look I see a faint line in his mitten. I did not initially.

Hugs Margot

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous image beautifully coloured - all in all a great card. Thanks for playing along with the Less is More challenge

Kathyk said...

Super make and great colouring


Colinda said...

Love it, he's sooo cute!!
Have a nice sunday,

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

The only thing better than a gnome? A festive gnome of course! Love this little fella - a LIM standout this week!

ionabunny said...

Awesome scene you created Joanne. Pointy Hat Gnome looks set for the season. Thanks for joining the fun at the Lost Coast Portal to Creativity. Hugz