|Hello Friends, Has it been a good week for you? Ready for the weekend? How about about a jump start to your next card or scrapbook page? It's that time of the month again.... the "Kathy's Lily Pad Palette Color Challenge" at the Lily Pad blog. Lawn Fawn is the sponsor (yes that means prizes) this month and you will love what the other DT members created with Lawn Fawn's stamps.|
|This stamp set is called "Gnome sweet gnome" and it's super adorable. You may be asking yourself why my house is so much larger than it appears here. I enlarged the mushroom house with a projector & you could enlarge the image with your printer & get them same results.|
|If you peep behind the door you can see the wall paper I created by using some bright inks and the flower & the squiggle in the stamp set. My order of Scrap Dots came in just in time for this card. When I need some serious dimension I use this. I would use it on everything if I could but, that's not cost effective. The bushes on the card were rejected dots from the top of the mushroom. I didn't like the way I colored them with the stripes but, happy to have found a a purpose for them. I fell in love with these bright Copic markers. ( this, this & this ) If you are like me and feel the need to add a little pattern to your gnome's clothes you will need this super fine marker.|
|To create a subtle pattern on the mushroom top I used this and this ink with the squiggle & the grass stamps for the pattern. After cutting it out I distressed it with some brown distress ink as I did for each dot, parts of the mushroom and the bushes.|
|I wanted to pop the dots so I traced them twice from my projected image and numbered them so I didn't have to figure out where each dot should be placed. Next time I will number them on the back of the dots. I added a little trim to the windows so they would be easier to cut out. More grass stamping on the mushrooms base.|
|I thought I would share this tip for cutting with a blade on smaller images. Cut out the fragile parts first before you cut the images off of the paper because there is less give to the paper and it's just easier too. |
Here are a few links of other enlarged projects. Here, here & here if you are interested and if you have any questions please send me an email. Don't forget to hope over to the Lily Pad blog. Thanks so much for your visit!!! Hugs, Kathy
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