Thursday, July 5, 2012
Garden Gnome Girl Gertie
Last, but not least, here is Garden Gnome Girl Gertie! She is my favorite of this release by Amy of Sweet November. Gertie must be the nurturer of the bunch. Look at how she cradles the fragile little shoots of new growth as she presents them for inspection. Coloring her was fun, but challenging for me with all that open space. Obviously some more practice is in order, but I still like the way she turned out. After coloring her apron, it looked flat and very uninteresting, so I dabbed on some chalk ink to give it a little dimension and texture (not sure if it shows in the photo). The papers and flower stickers are from an old set by Basic Grey titled Origins. I'd been dying to use them, but hadn't found quite the right opportunity. Gertie was the perfect fit! From the moment I saw her, I knew she had to wear green and brown. Since I couldn't decide which paper to use as her background, I chose 4! It worked out well, so I might have to try that again on some future cards.
Please check out Amy's blog, A Thousand Sheets of Paper, Nancy's blog, Creative Palette, and Marion's blog, Card's by MarionE to see their creations using Garden Gnome Lucy. Amy is once again so generous in offering blog candy. All you have to do is leave a nice comment on our blogs. All the names will go in a hat, and a winner will be drawn for each of the three Garden Gnome Girls. If you are not one of the lucky winners, do not despair. The stamps, both digi and rubber, will be available for purchase at All That Scraps later this evening.
I've thoroughly enjoyed my time as guest gal for the July Sweet November release, and sincerely hope I have the opportunity again sometime. Thank you to all of Amy's followers who were kind enough to stop by my blog and leave a nice comment. I appreciate it!