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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Summertime - an' the livin' is easy...

Another fun image for me to play with - they are calling him a Gnome - but he looks like an elf on his summer vacation to me!
If you like "Gnomey Drew", you can purchase his image HERE 
from Make it Crafty
Here is the inside sentiment...

Isn't that a good reason for that smile on his face and the livin' to be easy? 

Aud Sentiment's is mid-week in it's "Summertime Sentiment" Challenge and there are more DT  "Summertime" inspiration pieces ready for you.  You have another week to get up to FIVE submissions for a chance at the prize from Make it Crafty!  Check for the deadline and the rules at Aud's blog! 

  • This is "Gnomey Drew", provided to me by Make it Crafty for the challenge.
  • I used Paper Tole Technique to 3D this image, especially his right boot.  I printed 2 copies, colored them with Copics, fussy cut and 'paper sculpted' the image.  The layers were both glued & elevated with foam tape to achieve dimension.
  • The sentiments were generated on my computer.
  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • DP used for mats is from Paper House - "Great Outdoors" collection.
  • Die Cut is the "Stitched Oval" from Li'l Inkers
  • The Base card is Georgia Pacific from Walmart and the double fold can be seen here:

  • Twine from stash used for the two square knots anchoring the sentiment.
  • "Old Mahogany" Distress Ink used to distress all the edges 
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer 
  • Hand colored with Copics:
    This card should be eligible for the following 
    Sentimental Sunday  #264 – Manly Cards
    OSAAT #239 – ATG w/ Men
    Crafting from the Heart #65 – ATG/ Cheeky
    Shopping our Stash L:13 – SOS #207 – For the Boys
    That Craft Place – Layers
    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. A wonderful image and coloured so beautifully great song I will be singing it all day. Brilliant layout Ginny x

    2. hello Ginny! wow, your coloring is amazing...fabulous card! hope you have a super weekend, I am having a giveaway on my blog; stop by to enter...

      I am so glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

      sparkle & shine *~*

    3. Fantastic image and coloring! Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
      IDCB Owner

    4. Now I'm wondering what the difference between a gnome and an elf really is. lol. Love your card, great layout. Thank you for joining us in the Through The Craft Room Door challenge this week.


    5. Love the images and your coloring. great card! Thanks for sharing at Crafting from the Heart!

    6. Oh I adore the Gnomes by Zoe, I have one of them that I colour and colour just for me lol
      Your layout is inspired hunnie x
      hugs xxx

    7. Hi Ginny, lol I love the sentiment inside!! Beautiful card and gorgeous colouring too. Thankyou for joining us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
      Hugs Amanda

    8. Ginny this is a fabulous card. The design is wonderful and just a creative sentiment.
      Julie t

    9. Awe so cute! LOVE the image . This is perfect for our challenge this fortnight over at OSAAT, good luck, Nikki DT

    10. I love this guy! He has a twinkle in his eye and a smile to match! Love you card layout with the ovals and a rectangle to set it off. Great paper. Beautifully colored!

    11. Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place, Nicola X

    12. Loving this fun image, gnome or elf or whatever, and the fun sentiment you teamed him up with! Great fold and love the bit of texture added too.


    Thank you so much for your comments!