Tuesday, February 23, 2021

CAS Colours and Sketches #408

  

Today's sketch marks the end of my February hosting duties over at the CAS Colours and Sketches  challenge blog.  I hope you've enjoyed my selections this month but before I go I have one last sketch for you to try.  Without further ado ...



I used triangle shapes in the sketch however you may choose any two shapes 
 for your design.  Also feel free to flip/rotate the sketch to your desire.  



I tend to work ahead in my design team assignments so while Valentines Day has passed at the time this post goes live, my cards were created well in advance.  And I say cards because I made two versions of my design.  

In my opinion, gnomes are not just for Christmas.  With just a bit of alteration I was able to create a cute Gnome Couple using just one die.    





I used snippets of assorted patterned papers for my gnomes, paper piecing them onto the backer die cut piece.  My He Gnome is created as per the die but because I don't own a She Gnome die I had to get creative.  Instead of the beard I added hair and bows.  Her long locks are actually lily dies turned upside down.  Works, don't you think?

For the background I used a rectangle stencil to do some soft ink blending for the look of a border without the bulk.  I stamped the sentiment towards the bottom of the blended panel, adhered the two gnomes side by side and added a die cut heart between them.  And because I thought this turned out super cute, I decided to create a second one using a completely different color palette and sentiment.





I love my Gnome Couples and I'm so happy I was able to find just what I needed to create a female version of a male die.  I hope I've inspired you to search your stash for the perfect alterations.  I invite you to come play with us and hope to see your cards in our gallery!  


Supplies:
Simon Says Stamp - Gnome die
Avery Elle - Lots of Love stamp set
MFT - Lily die set (she gnome's hair)
Sunny Studio - patterned paper
Pink Paisley - patterned paper
Taylored Expressions - rectangle stencil
Right At Home - Holidays on the Way stamp/die set (bow)


It's a New Year!  Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   

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Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!

Jules 

4 comments:

  1. You are resourceful to be able to create your she gnome's hair with an upside down lily die Julie! Love your softly inked backgrounds and both gorgeous colour palettes. Vicky x

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  2. Your gnomes are so cute! And a fine way to interpret the shapes in the sketch.

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  3. Julie, I LOVE She Gnomes hair!! OH you clever girl! and the paper choices are just fantastic, too!
    You've been an excellent host!
    =]

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  4. Both cards a gorgeous Julie and what a creative solution to Mrs Gnome's hair! A great take one the sketch and thanks too for a fabulous set of challenges this month!

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