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Sunday, August 5, 2018

Fantasy Magic... Happy B'day Gena!

Happy 15th Birthday Gena!
Scott and I are dancing a celebratory jig in your honor!

I am in love with the Mo Manning images of dwarves and gnomes... her images are so delightfully detailed and realistic [they look like all the gnomes who live in my woods!]
I have wanted for a very long time to color this threesome that I merged with the png files purchased at the Digital Pencil Too.  This piece represents hours of meditative, soul-soothing, total escape coloring!  After all three were completed with Copics, I started creating the background scene using the "Fern" stencil [KaiserCraft] and Distress Inks.  Would you believe I have not used a stencil before this??  Next was the rock 'floor' [source unknown] of their living space, adding three dragonflies  [PSX] and finally inking the edges with the same Distress Inks.

I created this for the new 613 Ave C  challenge starting Aug 5:  "ATG/ optional Twist: "Fantasy / Magic"  You have the month of August to show your creative talents!   For details of the challenge and for some very creative ideas from the DT's incredible inspiration concepts -  click HERE!

Create wildly and color with abandon!  

Crafting From the Heart -#217 ATG Always DT Favorite
Tuesday Throwdown #403 – stenciling
Crafty Sentiments – ATG
Through the Craft Room Door - ATG Always
Crafty Creations - #371 – ATG Always
Simon Says Wed – Make your own Background
Penny's Challenge #391 – ATG
Oddball Art – ATG/Twist: Lost Souls of Innocent Dolls
 Aurora Wings #69 – ATG
SheepSki Designs #17 – Your Fave Things [Coloring with Copics & Gnomes!]
Pile it On #145 – New Technique [Stencils]


  1. absolutely love this card x

  2. Wow!!! I thought it wasn't possible for me to be even more impressed with your coloring skills, but I am; you've outdone yourself on this one! FANTASTIC!!! I know Gena will love it, too! Happy Birthday, Gena!!! I know I've put a lot of exclamation points in this comment, but really this is just such a stunning card. In addition to you superb coloring, how you've handled the background the 'floor', etc., is all just so wonderful. I am sooooooooo in awe here.

  3. Your colouring and creativeness is awesome. Thank you so much for joining us in our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.

    Faith TTCRD DT
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  4. Having just completed a DT project that involved multiple layered digis to create a full scene, I know exactly what it took to create this masterpiece! Heart, soul, and MANY hours! What a great job! That said, you could have just taken a photograph of your own little gnomes celebrating life in your woods😉 Oh wait... maybe this IS the photograph!!! Fantastic job Ginny! Adorable images. Beautiful colouring!! I can almost hear the music! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges!

    1. Hi Ginny
      I just wanted to give you the link to the DT project I mentioned before. It just went live.

    2. Hi Ginny
      I wasn't sure you would be notified of my answer to your question on my blog. Nope, I didn't use Glossy Accents. I just used a white gel pen for the dots. Thanks so much for your lovely comment!

  5. OMG, this is MAGICAL, Ginny! Your coloring is fabulous and the scene you've created is just perfect for these adorable gnomes. Thanks so much for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

  6. So fun and happy card! And colored so beautifully! Thank you, dear Ginny, for joining the challenge at Crafting from the Heart that we are sponsoring! Good luck with your entry!
    We have monthly challenges on our Challenge blog Fabrika Fantasy Digis, and we would love to invite you to join us there too. Thank you again!

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  7. Absolutely delightful!!
    Sandy xx

  8. A lovely card and so nicely put together - amazing scene and colouring - thank you for joining us this time at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

  9. I love it! What fabulous gnomes! This card just made me smile. Thanks for joining the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Debi DT TT

  10. Oh wow this is such a cute image!This project beautiful! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at TTCRD! HUGS, *Claudia* (DT)

  11. I too am very impressed by this card. Not only the adorable images (and they are adorable) but the coloring, and scene you created for them! Thanks for sharing with Crafty Creations Challenges!

  12. Love this sweet scene! They look like they are having so much fun! The stencils were a great idea to create the background.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

  13. Wow... how cute are this gnomes... Love it.
    Thank you so much for joining us at Oddball Art Stamps Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again in the next month.
    Hugs, Tina – DT
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  14. AWE! These little guys are so cute -- what a magical looking card. Gorgeous coloring, too. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -- Good Luck!

    ♥ Mindy

  15. I love this adorable and whimsical card - fantastic!! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Pile it On Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  16. Beautiful creation, lovely coloring! Thank you for sharing with us over at SheepSki Designs Challenges. We hope to see you again.
    ~ DT Sherry x

  17. Great magical scene and merging the images I wouldn't know where to start-download and print!!!-Fabulous colouring and the Dragonfies are perfect for the images
    Carol x

  18. Oh what fabulous colouring and wonderful imagination to create this awesome scene Ginny, totally magical end project :) :) :) Thank you so much for joining us at Aurora Wings this month :) xxxx

  19. What a lovely creation. Thank you for joining us at SheepSki Designs Blog Challenge and good luck. Gail DT

  20. This is adorable!! I love these images of Mo's and I really like how you've merged them to make this sweet scene :) Thank you so much for sharing this with us for our ATG challenge at Aurora Wings :)

  21. Wow Ginny you have taken me away to the woods where I am having so much fun with this adorable trio of characters which you have brought to life amazingly with your colouring.
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