25 May 2012

Hey Gnomie!


It's Design Team Challenge day with the Gourmet Rubber Stamps team; this month we were challenged to make masculine cards!  I thought that would be easy, until I sat down to make my card....all i could think of was girlie stuff!  So I tried a new approach - I flipped through my patterned papers until something grabbed me, and worked backwards.  Once I settled on the color scheme, I took a look at the pile of stamps my helpful two-year-old recently pulled out of the drawer that all of my Gourmet Rubber Stamps live in.  This gnome really needed some love!  
I colored him up using my Spectrum Noir markers pens - I am soooooo in love with the color range they have!   Here's a breakdown of what I used:

Yellows (hat, vest): GB8, GB7, GB4, GB3, GB2
Blue Pants: BGR3, TB2, TB1
Sleeves, Collar, Pocket: TN4, TN3
Skin: FS9, FS4 (cheeks: CR3)
Beard: BG3, BG2, BG1

To see the colors, check out this downloadable color chart.  There is also a blank one available, to fill in the markers as you acquire them!


You can also pick up this fabulous little gnome stamp and coordinating sentiment over at i {heart} papers.  While you're there you can check out the yummy paper selection - it's a great time to stock up on man-ish patterns, like the ones in this Blink of an Eye collection, since dad's day is coming fast!

Supplies: 
Stamps: Gnome (Gourmet Rubber Stamps)
Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Really Rust, More Mustard (SU); White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Blink of an Eye (My Mind's Eye)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir
Accessories: Ribbon (May Arts)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities
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4 comments:

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Can you make this ANY cuter!! You did a fab job with the coloring and I love the papers you used too!

Jingle said...

Super cute card! I love the color you used!

chickadee3357 said...

so cute!!! Love your mix of patterned papers!

Jen said...

so great taylor!! i love the colors..great job!