Monday, April 29, 2013

My gnome friend says “Hi.”

Hello – I’m looking forward to a weather forecast of sunshine and blue skies later this week.  We’ve had a day or two of sunny goodness but I’m thinking a few days in a row would be great. And if the forecast is off, I will just have to get a dose of the blue and yellow from this garden gnome tag:

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The little images are from the Gnome Sweet Gnome stamp set by Lawn Fawn.  Instead of making a card I made another gift tag.  To create the background I did the following:

  1. Paint manila tag with white gesso and let dry.
  2. Swipe different colors of Distress Stain across the tag and then spray with water and blot. This gives a subtle application of color.
  3. Swipe the Distress Stains across the background again (apply the same colors on top of the first colors), let sit for a few moments and then blot.  Do not spray with water before blotting with paper towels. Let dry
  4. To finish spray with Calypso Teal Dylusions Ink Spray in a couple spots. Bloat excess color and let dry.

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Once the tag was dry I stamped a grass border along the bottom in Jet Black Archival ink.  I stamped the gnome and watering can on white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I colored the images with Copic markers, cut out and adhered to the tag using foam dimensional tape.

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So what do you think?  I’m thinking he will be the perfect accent for gift packaging… maybe tied to a pot of flowers. :D

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Recipe:
Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome (Lawn Fawn)
Paper: Manilla Tag (IE), Weathered Wood (Core’dinations), Choice Snow White (TE).
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko), Archival Jet Black (Ranger), Copic markers, Squeezed Lemonade, Mustard Seed, Shabby Shutters and Broken China Distress Stains (Ranger), Calypso Teal Dylusions Spray (Ranger).
Accessories: Turquoise Paper cord (May Arts), Pewter Pearls (Kaiser), jumbo eyelet (We R Memory Keepers), white gesso.

 

3 comments:

Barb Murphy said...

fabulous! i love your coloring and the yellow/blue scheme...

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Adorable tag, this is so super cute.

maria f. said...

This is adorable - that little guy down at the bottom but also the oh-so-cheerful BG.