Cheerful Sketches Guest Designer “Gnomie”

Hello friends!  I think we’re getting closer and closer to Spring!  I sure am ready for it, how about you?  Let’s welcome the warmer weather and pretty flowers to come!

Herschaalde kopie van RON ILONKA


I had previously made a winner/top 3 for a challenge I had entered which was exciting to have also won a place to be a future guest designer for one of the challenges too.

So this month, I’m very excited to be joining my friends over at the Cheerful Sketches challenge blog as a guest and they always have a beautiful sketch along with lots of inspiration for it each month!  So please be sure to check them out and play along if you can!  Here’s the lovely sketch they’ve provided for me to work with this month:

This is a very nice sketch and open to lots of different interpretations as well, so I had fun playing with it along with an image that was provided to me from a current sponsor for the challenge and here’s what I came up with:

Everyone loves the gnomes and this one is too cute riding his snail friend!  I’m using the “Grumblebonce Rides Again” from Dr. Digi’s House of Stamps for my card today.  I’ve colored him up with Copic markers, added details with gel pens, glitter under the snail and glossy accents on the snail’s eyeballs.  I die cut the image with a stitched circle die and ink blended around the edges before attached to another loopy circle die cut from brown cardstock.

I found some fun papers fitting for the image with red plaids and a strip of mushrooms that I’ve attached over another loopy die cut strip I’ve had in my stash forever.  I wrapped some gold ribbon around it and attached to the red plaid papers that are attached to a 5″ square top folding brown card base.  Before attaching the red plaid papers, I used a distress tool to rough up the edges.  I’ve popped up the image with foam tape and added 3 gold enamel dots in the upper right corner.

With the card now laying flat, you can better see some of the shine from the sentiment at the bottom.  I found these fun gnome style sentiments that can be foiled.  So I used some gold foil and ran the strip through my Minc Machine.  I sponged some blue and brown inks over it and then added some die cut mushrooms behind it and layered a piece of brown cardstock to layer behind it.  

I placed the mushroom sentiment at the bottom with a portion of it with foam tape and the other parts just glued to the circle sentiment panel.  I think it turned out pretty cute and I had fun coloring it up!

So please be sure to check out the challenge and come play along!

Thanks so much for dropping in and I’ll see you soon!

21 thoughts on “Cheerful Sketches Guest Designer “Gnomie”

  1. Oh Vicki this is gob smackin’ gorgeous! You have mastered that sketch beautifully. I loooooooove everything about this card from the fun image coloured so beautifully and the dies ribbon and those adorable mushrooms are all just perfect. Not to forget the googly eyes! Congrats on the Guest Spot. Love your creativity. Sorry I haven’t been around much lately. So many things going on at home.


  2. You made a fantastic card as our guestdesigner, Vicki. Love your coloring of that cute digi and those googly eyes are a gorgeous finishing of!!
    xxx Margreet


  3. Many congratulations on guesting Vicki. What a fabulous take on the sketch with this adorable card. Great colouring, love the eye balls, love the cute snail and that foiling looks amazing x.


  4. This card is way beyond cute and I just love it! That’s such a fun image and I like the distressed dsp you chose along with all those fun mushrooms! I really like how that sentiment panel turned out too with the foiling of the gold! Congrats on your guest designer spot too – you’ve rocked the challenge with this fun sketch design!


  5. Wow, this is just fabulous and really stunning. Love all the fine details & your awesome coloring.


  6. Absolutely love this card – well first you had me at gnomes, so it was a winner. Beautiful coloring and so much detail. Love the distressed edging you did and the sketch is perfect. Congrats on winning.


  7. Fabulous fun card Vicki, love the cute mage and fabulous colouring and good for you following the sketch, I struggle as my mind wanders off in it’s own direction half way through, awesome card, made me smile this morning..

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  8. What an awesome card! Love everything about it. The red plaid is perfect for your little snail riding Gnome and all the extra elements on the card look wonderful. Love the sentiment too. Such a fun card, so much to look at and enjoy.



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