Friday, August 17, 2012

There's no place like Gnome!

So, I recently found myself in quite the creative slump... struggling each and every time I sat down in my studio.  The Copic coloring part was still coming easy, but the card design was miserable...to say the least.  I know from past experience that if I get in this situation, sometimes I have to turn out a couple of cards that I'm not crazy about before I get the mojo flowing... That's exactly what I did - and one by one the cards I was creating started to be easier and more creative...

Enter this new stamp set I recently got for a bargin at Michaels.  I don't buy many real stamps anymore with the availability of digital - but when I saw this set from Recollections on sale, I knew I had to have it... I mean how cute is this?


It's hard to tell from the photo, but there are about five different layers here... I used the flower background stamp on the back, then used the fence about four times, sillouette cut and popped up, then the gnome, then extra flowers and the cute little turtle and mushrooms on top.  It's busy but so stinkin' cute ... all from one set of stamps.  Whatcha think?

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Make it Monday - #102 - Linky Party
Paper Make Up - #49 - 3-2-1 (three colors, two mushrooms, one gnome)
Party Time Tuesday - PPT81 - Garden Delights
Moving Along With The Times - Anything But Square
One Stitch At A Time - #126 - Anything Goes
Everybody Art Challenge - #201 - Summer

14 comments:

Kathi said...

I think it's freakin' adorable.

I love gnomes. They make me smile. Plus, there are so many gnome puns one can use...

Anyway, gret coloring and design, including all the layers...

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Oh I totally agree and would not have let that sweet stamp set pass either :D

Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Different hat :D

It must have taken forever to cut out all those layers but wow the results are totally stunning!

Thanks for joining us as Digi Makeover this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Desire Fourie said...

Jodi Gorgeously creative. Loving the colours and design. Saw this on MIM and had to come over for a closer look. Hop on over to DOING LIFE to stand a chance to win some lovely digi stamps. Hugs Desíre Doing Life Digistamps4Joy DT Member Tammys Scrapin Corner DT Member

Helen said...

Love it! xxx

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh WOW I can see why you had to get this set, what a cute Gnome hes adorable. Love all the layers too , they are super. Thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT this fortnight, Hazelxox

Bonnie Irvine said...

I love this card! It's so bright and colourful. Mr. Gnome is adorable in his garden. The dimension and cute factor are outstanding. Good call on buying the stamp set!

Lisa M said...

OH MY GOODNESS..this is fantastic! The little thumbnail of your card really popped out at me on the MIM page. Just adorable. LOVE, love, LOVE what you've done with your card. :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Happy Crafting...
Lisa xx

Alyce said...

So cute Jodi! I love how you made this card...what a gorgeous little scene! :)

Choccy said...

Adorable. This is so cute. Such a smile card.
Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch Ar a Time for our anything Goes chH ope you come back to see us next week.

Choccy x

Lucy Patrick said...

My goodness, this is amazingly gorgeous!!! So glad I came to check it out (saw it in the Make it Monday gallery). The layers are so brilliantly done, would love to see this in real life! This is one of the sweetest cards I've seen! XOX Lucy

Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is gorgeous Jodi! the stamp set is So sweet… I do love that gnome!! :-) and you've coloured it all beautifully! Love the way you've decoupaged - it really brings the scene to life!!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Your card made me smile it is so cute! I adore your coloring WOW! Thanks for linking up and playing along with us at MAWTT this week :)

♥ anusch ♥ said...

Wundervoll coloriert und so süß gemacht.
Vielen Dank fürs Mitmachen bei EAC.
Liebe Grüße Doreen