Monday, April 25, 2011

A Gathering of Gnomes



This month's ACT group theme was gnomes and, while I have a few peeking out from behind plants in our garden, I lacked a single gnome image to help me with this theme. I put the call out to a group of wonderful women, The Gingersnaps, and they came through with sites and links and even stamped images from their own stash. I decided on this one of all I was sent (and MANY MANY thanks to all who came to my rescue). I backed the ATCS with a lovely light blue crepe paper by Melissa Frances for Vintage Attic. I cut the flowers from a ribbon and painted them with Prang Metallic Brush Pens and Tombow duel brushes. I printed the images out on canvas and painted them with Lyra Aquacolor crayons. Stickles for the beards and a touch of ribbon to form a "fence" for the grass and done! I used Helmar's Liquid Glue Dots to pop the gnomes . and their fabric glue for the ribbons and flowers.




This go out in the mail today and hope the girls in the ATC swap like them.

16 comments:

madelineas said...

These ATC are great Jules, I so want to be you when I grow up. Love everything you make

JeanFB said...

These came out beautifully, Jules - so adorable!

Whippet said...

I love them!

Sandi said...

These are adorable! I didn't think I liked gnomes ...

PetraB said...

Your ATCs are wonderful and the gnomes are so sweet!

Vicki Romaine said...

I am glad you entered the Cheerful Stamp Pad, but the pic I see on my site is your blog header. Can you change the pic to the one you are submitting for the "man" challenge?

I am a little confused.

Theresa said...

super cute atc cards. =)

Gerri Herbst said...

So fantastic...would love to find one of them in my garden! take care, gerri

Sharon said...

Oh these little gnomes are fantastic!

Jenelle said...

How cute are those gnomes!!!

Deb (dcorder) said...

SO FUN! I love these cuties!

Shar said...

Each ATC is super cute but I love the whole gnome family reunion effect of them all together!

2amscrapper said...

these turned out super cute!

Lyneen said...

SO SWEET... I love gnomes!

Marjie K said...

I'm sure all your fellow-swappers will love these! They are fantastic and so whimsical. I had to chuckle reading about our Statue of Liberty connection, because when I clicked to your blog I saw that gorgeous Acey Deucey lady you unearthed, and we had a 2nd connection. Love that stamp!

Alexa said...

I love gnomes and these are SO gorgeous.