7.28.2009

There is just something fabulous about a Traveling Gnome

No. Seriously, though, folks. There is.

There is just something SUPER FABULOUS about a Traveling Gnome!

Actually, I pretty much think gnomes in general are pretty great.

DID YOU KNOW that there is this simply wonderful little shop on Newbury Street that sells nothing but gnome and fairy stuff? Yeah. It's pretty amazing.

The Hubbums even offered to buy me a gnome when we were there. I didn't choose to get one this time around, but I am quite sure that eventually a wonderful little friend from that shop will grace my studio. It's just meant to be.

In the meantime, however, I will continue to use my fabulous little gnome stamp to make me smile.

Little Gnome Says Hi!

Hence...the Traveling Gnome Card that you see here, this fine Tuesday morning!

I have been sitting on this wonderful suitcase paper for awhile now and I decided that it was time to use it because I totally love it! I used both the front and back of the paper (the back was that blue dotted paper I used for the background) which I totally love to do because it makes me sad to see a side of double-sided patterned paper never used! LOL!

Little Gnome Close Up

I used a fabulous satin-ey kind of ribbon and I just love the way it looks on the card. I'm really loving wider ribbons on cards lately, but I don't have many, so I need to work on that stash. I think I could incorporate them into my layouts, too, actually.

Little Gnome

And, of course, the start of the show...the NikoArt gnome stamped image colored with Prismacolor pencils. I stamped him on textured paper, which I usually don't do, but I was feeling 'dangerous' when I made this one! HA! Incidentally, colored pencils + small surface area + textured paper = tricky to color. I definitely had to pull out the Mineral Spirits to blend this one and get the best color coverage. BUT...he looks great, doesn't he? Yes. He does. I promise.

And just in case you aren't familiar with the Traveling Gnome. He is pretty much my hero. Just say'n. Enjoy.

13 comments:

  1. very cute Jingle. i saw a Gnome out one of our local Dept Stores and thought he was soooo cute!

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  2. This is too cute! Love your blog profile :) Thanks for the kind comment on my blog!

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  3. What a great idea! That Gnome rocks!!

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  4. This is so cute! Love the gnome.

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  5. You passed up a gnome?! You have more will power than me :)

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  6. That is such a cute card, I love that little stamp..
    hugs
    En x

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  7. Not a huge fan of the gnome, there cute and all but...Fairies are more my thing...I will have to visit Newbury Street and find this shop that you speak of!

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  8. too cute. That gnome makes me laugh!

    Thanks for sharing my SITS day today!

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  9. Wow! That’s so cute! Though I’m a fan of butterflies but this is simply pretty cute.

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  10. I love this piece! It’s gorgeous I like your stamp style very pretty and the gnome is so cute.

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  11. Great card! Love the unique idea and the color combo!

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  12. i've always wanted a travelling gnome - oh the places they will go!!!

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