Sunday, September 22, 2019

PP460 Tall Skinny Gnome

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Wow, summer is back's been hot this weekend!  Hopefully we can cool off looking at my latest Paper Players card!  The amazingly-talented Claire came up with a fun new challenge...a tall and skinny sketch!!  How fun is that?!

My card is definitely skinny....2 1/2" across and 6" tall!!  This little gnome (Fun Stampers Journey) was calling my name, he hadn't been inked up for a while, so I stamped him twice, once in Real Red and again in Smoky Slate, and did a little cutting and pasting:

After coloring in his nose and beard with Blends, I stamped a Real Red heart, some trees in Smoky Slate to create a backdrop, and they were all mounted on a piece of Whisper White cardstock embossed with a Nordic pattern.  It's too bad you can't see the Wink of Stella on his beard, it's quite sparkly!   A piece of retired SU DSP worked perfectly for my vertical panel!

A couple more images on the inside and a fun Christmas sentiment from Paper Smooches, and my card was done:

And since the Christmas Kickstart Challenge is featuring Scandinavian designs this week, I am entering it there as well!

I hope you'll play with our sketch this week...there is lots of room for creativity, and the tall and skinny feature will challenge you to do something different!  Be sure to check out what the Design Team did at the Paper Players blog!  See you there!

Talk about a dog just enjoying the day:

I am sure Eden is thinking "Wayne, you've got a nice drink....where's mine?"  LOL  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps All Yule Need (Paper Smooches), Gnome for the Holidays (Fun Stampers Journey)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Real Red, Sending Love DSP (ret)
 Ink Real Red, Smoky Slate
Accessories Rhinestones, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Gnome for the Holidays Dies (FSJ), Deer Knit EF (Tim Holtz), Blends, WInk of Stella


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Your little Scadi gnome is just adorable LeAnne - He reminds me of my cute knitted one! I love the fresh red and white design and such a fun tall and skinny card!

Kampin' Karen said...

I'm in love with your little gnome. He has got to be the cutest one I've ever seen. Your card is a winner in my eyes :-) Eden is quite the girl. The weather has been cooling off the mid 70's when I wake up but it's too dark to go for my walk until around 7:15. We have had nice breezes. Have a blessed Sunday.

I Card Everyone said...

Oh my goodness!! He's perfectly Scandi, and handsome in his bright red duds! As I was scrolling to ready your post I was thinking how perfect he would be for the CKS challenge - bingo!
Adorable for a tall skinny version!

Dotty Jo said...

Love your card - what a great way to combine the sketch and our theme! Thanks for playing along at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge, Jo x

Anne Marie Hile said...

That little gnome is adorable and I just love the mix of pattern and texture you added. Such a sweet card! Love the pup photo, too. Nothing to see here, just hanging out. Haha! So sweet!

Jen Mitchell said...

I have this odd fascination with gnomes! And I'm always on the hunt for those images so I think I'll have to check this guy out. He looks great on your tall and skinny card. I love the nordic look of this! And I love this weather! I'm not ready for winter so I'll take these summer like days any time! :)

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE the patterned papers you used with this adorable gnome! You're making me wish I had created a holiday card with this sketch.

Lisa Elton said...

How cute is he!! I like your gray and red combo along with his little frosty pink nose!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, it was warm here for us too! But, it made up for it with a nice cool morning this morning! I LOVE your little Santa gnome and how you tied all the patterns together. What a great little scene you have created. Fabulous take on the sketch. Have a great week

laurie said...

LOVE this! I have a collection of gnomes...this card is awesome!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh, LeAnne! I absolutely love this card with its Scandinavian vibe. This gnome is adorable! The recipient of this card is in for a treat!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

What gorgeous scandi paper at the back of your gnome panel LeAnne, but your gnome is definitely the star of the show!

And there's another gorgeous dog!

Windy Ellard said...

Your gnome is fun and festive and makes a great centerpiece on the card!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, this is so fabulous! Your Scandi gnome is just adorable! The embossed background is just perfect and you know that I love all that red! You certainly made my challenge shine, My Friend! Enjoy the upcoming weekend! XX