May 5, 2020

MFT & Friends * May Release

Hi there, 

today is release day at My Favorite Things and we have some friends over to share tons of inspiration with the new products.

I'm featuring Hanging with my Gnomies, a super cute stamp set designed by Birdie Brown.



I started by stamping all the images on alcohol marker friendly paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I made sure to leave enough room for the sentiment. And then for my favorite part, the coloring process. I started with the lightest colors and added darker shades step by step. 

When I feel, I can't reach the smallest nooks and corners anymore, I stop using the alcohol markers and switch to colored pencils. If they are super sharp, it makes it much more easier to reach those tiny areas you want to give some darker shadows (like unter the roof or between the flowers). Colored pencils are also fun to use for details like the wooden look on the door or the gnomes beard.  

I wanted to keep the focus on the images, so I did not stamp the sentiment in black in but in a light blue one, like the sky. You can't see the light blue ink blending of the sky, but it's there ;-) I masked off parts of the gnome and the house and did some soft ink blending for the hills with a stencil. To finish up my card, I added a kraft paper die cut frame and some white marshmallow sequins. They actually do cover up some splatters from a marker that spilled tiny dots of ink while opening it. Sequins are one of my favorite ways to fix little boo-boos.


Join us on the MFT Blog for loads of inspiration and check out all the new products that are available NOW!

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day,
Nicole


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31 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and coloring! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Wonderful Gnome creation. Like the coloring, use of Kraft and more. Like the inking.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. Too sweet... Love the gnomes and their adorable house! Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Such a CUTE gnome by his home!

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  5. So cute! Love all the details added with the colored pencils.

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  6. Nice combination to create the scene. I like the coloring.

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  7. Beautiful card, love the colours. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Gorgeous coloring and super sweet scene. Fabulous card!

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  9. Such a beautiful card! I love the coloring!

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  10. Adorable card! Love the gnome scene you created.
    Thanks so much for sharing...

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  11. Your coloring is fabulous! Love your little scene!

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  12. Totally adorable! The gnomes are so cute!!

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  13. Sweet scene with beautiful coloring! The gnome is so charming and the little house is adorable!

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  14. The card is so beautiful, love the frame in Kraft paper. Adorable coloring.

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  15. Sequins as boo-boo fixers! Yep done that... Super colouring, love the white pen details. Very cute card!

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  16. What a fabulous gnome card! Awesome coloring! <3

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  17. This is wonderful!! Softly and beautifully colored and I love the added white accents!!

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  18. I just adore this cute gnome. He has such personality.

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  19. Just beautiful colouring and such a sweet image.

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  20. Your gnome scene is really sweet. Great coloring.

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  21. What a cute scene. I'm loving all these adorable gnomes in their cozy houses. Best place to social distance. :D

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  22. Cute gnome scene--love the colors.

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  23. This is so adorable! And your coloring is fabulous!

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