I had the chance to play with one of the cute gnomes from the Spring Gnomes set while I was travelling a while ago. That was before the virus changed everything and travel now seems like something I won’t be doing for a while to come. At the time I paired it with a leafy panel I painted using the Leaves stencils set and on returning home, I still think they go well together and so whipped up this quick card using them and finished off with a sentiment from the Stronger Together set. I’ve linked all supplies at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used where possible at no cost to you.
I inked the gnome from the Spring Gnomes set in Antique Linen Distress Ink and dabbed off before stamping on Arches Hot-Pressed watercolour card so that I had the barest of outlines to work with. I then painted with Daniel Smith watercolours and added a few details and deeper shadows with Faber Castell Polychromo pencils. I trimmed around the gnome with scissors and set him aside while I worked on the background piece.
Gnomes live in woody places, right? So the Leaves stencils seem a good pairing. On a piece of Arches Hot-Pressed watercolour card, I lightly drew the leaves through the stencils with a pencil. I then painted on top with Daniel Smith watercolours. I added a strip of Slate card to one side to ground the panel, wrapped it with May Arts twine and then foam mounted it to a Neenah Desert Storm card base.
Stay safe and well and stay inside if you can. Hopefully travelling to spend time with family will be possible again at some point.
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Summary of the project which gives all the views of the card in one photo :D I’d love if you pinned and called by on Pinterest :D