Saturday, May 16, 2020

Gardening Gnome

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit with The Charmed Life Blog this Saturday in May. 

We are finally starting to get some warm temperatures here in Pittsburgh. Yesterday it was in the high 70's and just as warm today. I have my windows open and a gentle breeze is blowing through my house. Hopefully our overnight frosts are done and the summer gardens can be planted. 

Yesterday, I met with my parents from our Preschool class. I had end of year certificates, their alphabet book and a small goodie bag I put together for them. Knowing this was the last time I would see them and also because our Preschool is not re-opening next was emotional for me. I am believing there is another path for me in this season of my life. So I will just wait to see where it leads. 

Now, onto my card for today. This one I created for my weekly DT post on the CottageCutz Blog and also for the color challenge #790 on Splitcoaststampers. I am featuring the new Gardening Tomte and created a thinking of you card for a friend. So let's get started with some details on how I created my card. 

Design Steps:

The color trio for the SCS challenge was flirty flamingo, crushed curry and rich razzleberry. Optional was to use die cuts. 
flirty flamingo, crushed curry, rich razzleberry
I thought this color trio would work well for my outdoor garden scene. Plus you can add neutral shades and with this challenge dark green is considered a neutral shade. So that helped with the grass I would need for my scene. 

The outdoor scene was easily created with my landscape themed designer paper. It's a new pack from Divinity Designs. The clouds and sky were a good match for the crushed curry color. The sky goes from the light to dark shades of this color. I decided to go with a square card this week because I didn't want to lose a lot of the designer paper. 
Crushed curry card base: 5 1/2" square
Designer paper layer: 5 1/4" square

Next, I cut all the images in the challenge colors + a few neutrals. To get the varying shades of crushed curry in the flower pot and the gnome's hat. I used a crushed curry designer paper that again went from light to dark. The images are attached to the designer paper layer with a combo of glue dots, double sided tape and multi medium matte. 
I stamped my hello sentiment in a cloud cut in crushed curry cardstock and used rich razzleberry ink. The cloud die is an older one from CottageCutz - clouds and sun die. I used the 2nd largest cloud on my card.
Attached that to image panel with dimensional adhesive. The image panel is secured with double sided tape. I added a few flirty flamingo enamel dots to complete the card.
Well, that's it for me for this post. So until next time.....God bless. 

dies I used to create card:
card details:
Stamps: friendship flowers (Penny Black)
Paper: crushed curry, rich razzleberry, flirty flamingo, smoky slate. kraft, mossy meadow, color theory dsp (Stampin'-Up), landscapes dp (Divinity Designs)
Paper Size: sq
Ink: rich razzleberry (Stampin'-Up)
Accessories: gardening tomte, cloud dies (CottageCutz), flirty flamingo enamel dots (Stampin'-Up)

I am also entering:
1.  Crafty Catz has an anythinggoes with optional of outdoors. 
2Aud Sentiments has an anything goes + a sentiment.
3.  Southern Girls has an anything goes challenge. 
4.  Allsorts has an anything goes challenge. 
5.  The Fairy and the Unicorn has an anything fantasy goes. 


  1. What a super fun card, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Anything Goes' theme at Allsorts challenge.

    B x

  2. This is just adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x

  3. I love your card. The depth and scene is awesome. The Gnome is darling. Thanks for sharing over at Aud Sentiments (and Crafty Catz)

  4. love the scene and the cute little gnome, Thank you for sharing at Crafty Catz challenge



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