Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Happy Holidays

 What a warm couple of days its been!! Unfortunately its also been extremely windy, which is not much fun when you work outside all day but the temperatures have been so balmy, especially at night. Its 9pm now, we still have all the doors and windows open and I'm sitting here in my summer pjs....its bliss! Although when I go to bed and watch my iPad in the dark, all the bugs that have flown in thru the windows will be all over me like last night....was like a horror movie!

Last month I purchased two digital images from Alex Syberia Designs. She is such a talented artist and really keeps on trend with the images she creates. As I may have mentioned I'm obsessed with anything to do with gnomes but haven't been in a position financially to purchase many stamps or dies. So when I saw the ones that Alex had created, I bought them straight away:

This gnome is so adorable but I feel I may have left him a little cold, as I seem to have made him shirtless by colouring his arms a 'skin' colour. Maybe he's been doing a lot of Christmas baking so needed to cool off??.....

My husband printed the Christmas Cute Gnome Digi stamp image on some white CS so that he would fit perfectly on a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch card front. He's actually a much larger image to colour than I've ever done before and my Altenew Artist Markers were starting to run out (was waiting on an order of refills) so decided to make his hat more grey/white to save some ink. And I had lots of fun doing his beard with lots of shades of grey.

Once I had finished I went around the edge of the images with a light blue marker, to give him a bit of glow and cut him down to slightly smaller than the card front. I cut a panel of dark grey CS to adhere to the card and then popped him up on a piece of white foam. To finish off I glued on some pearls from Studio Katia.

Luckily my husband printed off a few of the images I purchased, so I have some more colouring to do. And might see if he can experiment with the size as well, to see if he can be made a little smaller.

I have one other image to share with you, just need to finish off adding some highlights (which I forgot about with this one) and get some photos taken. My day is busy again tomorrow, everyone wanting their gardens to look tip-top for Christmas but hopefully I can come home and take the photos to show you tomorrow night. My bed, my iPad and Law and Order Season 13 are calling my name, time to say goodnight.

Take care




  1. I don't know...think I like the size of this cutie-patootie. LOVE how you colored him. Hope those bugs coming in aren't causing the need dor a blood transfusion.

  2. What a gorgeous image Shona - love him!! You have coloured him beautifully
    Stay safe