Hi friends! It's Photo Week over at Just Us Girls and Carol McFarland chose this adorable photo! I love it!
I pulled out my basket of Easter stamps and came across this Easter gnome. Look at those bunny slippers! LOL! I colored him with copic markers and fussy cut him (ugh...no dies!) Then I went to work on the background. I wanted to do something different. I saw Amy Rysavy creating some great backgrounds so I went that route. I started by stamping an Easter egg background stamp with Versamark on water color paper and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Then I pressed various pink distress inks onto a non-stick mat, added water to it and pressed the paper into it. I did this several times, drying it in between. When that was dry, I laid a stencil on it and spread embossing paste over it. It's hard to see in the photo, but the texture is really cool! I then die cut some flowers and leaves from colored cardstock and shaded it with coordinating inks. The sentiment was stamped and die cut three times for dimension. The gnome was given dimension by placing craft foam behind it. I finished it with crystals and shimmer on the gnome.
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Stamps: Easter Gnome (Whipper Snapper), Easter Buddies (Honey Bee), Doodle Egg bg (SSS)
Paper: Canson water color, white, pink, purple, green
Ink: Versafine onyx black, Versamark, Memento tuxedo black, kitsch flamingo, picked raspberry, worn lipstick, copics
Accessories: Audrey Cutaways (W&W), Stitched Blooms dies (MFT), Spring Boho Circle (SSS), embossing paste, white embossing powder, crystals, shimmer, craft foam