Hi guys!! I am so excited to share with you my first project as a Trinity Stamps ambassador. For my first projet, I had to use one of their gnomes. I you didn’t know, I love gnomes and Trinity stamps makes a lot of really gorgeous sets with gnomes. I want them all! But for today, I am using the gnomes on the Hello there stamps set.
I started by stamping the images with memento rich cocoa ink on Neenah classic crest 80lb paper. I colored the images with my polychromos pencils. I learned to love the grainy look that a colored pencil give. I added some texture to the beard, so it would make it stand out even more. I added some dots on the petals of the flowers for texture and depth. I fussy cut all the images after my coloring.
To help me find the color combination I want, I use the hex chart from Sandy Allnock. She not only have this chart for copics, but also for polychromos and prismacolors and I love it.
For the background, I used the MFT tri-frame cover-up die. With the leftover panels, I inked them up with distress inks: scattered straw, fossilized amber and wild honey. I wanted a nice gradation of color with the panels. I added splatters with wild honey ink and with some water.
For the flowers, I used the mini blooms and sprigs etched dies from spellbinders . I used cardstock from my leftover cardstock and tried to find colors that would match with the hat of my gnome.
Finally, I glued everything on a grey cardstock A2 size (4 1/4 by 5 1/2). I kept the frame of the die and added the three panels. I foam mounted all of the stamped images because I wanted them to be the main elements on my card. I used some embellishments for the center of the flower and some near the gnome. The sentiment is from the Hello there stamp set. I glued this panel on a white A2 card base made with neenah classic crest 110lb.
Hope you like my project ! Thank you for visiting me !