Sunday, May 23, 2010


For Gingersnap Creations theme of READ.

For the background I used Tim Holtz letter masks to cover a piece of white paper. Then I sprayed with Glimmer Mist. I blotted with another piece of paper - which came out very cool, I'll use it for a background on another card later. Then I hit it with the heat gun. I don't know what I was thinking - guess what? The letters melt! DUH! (grin) But when I pealed of the rest it was a great look. I sprayed some Wheatfield over the letters to tone down the white letters. The image is an old Stampin Up! set. And I ripped a page from an old French book I have. I also sprayed some Wheatfields on that and then gently rubbed it.

Stamps: Stampin Up! Knobbly Gnomes & Rough Type
Paper: kraft cardstock, french book page, white
Ink: Archival COFFEE & Distress Ink
Accessories: Copics, mini tags, Scrappers Floss, Glimmer Mist (Sapphire, Creme de Chocolat, Coffee Shop, Wheatfields), Tim Holtz letter masks.
Technique Junkies: Frame Frenzy - Torn Frames


  1. This little guy is such a perfect image for the READ theme! Gorgeous coloring with a real vintage flair. Love that you used book page DP and what an impressive technique to complete the background!!

  2. Adorable, Deb! I love that old SU! set--was never able to get my hands on it--lucky you!

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend, my friend!

  3. Deb, your idea to use a book page-just great. I like how you colored the little gnome and i love the vintage look.

  4. This is awesome! The gnome is darling, and I love your use of the little tags. This is a fabulous addition for our Gingersnaps READ challenge, and I'm so glad you joined us!

  5. love the gnome; love the piece!

  6. sometimes the silliest mistakes make the most interesting creations!! Like this one. I love this gnome. I don't have the set but borrowed some images from a freind!!