Friday, April 25, 2014

Oh Gnome! Not another bad Gnome pun?

Yes, indeed. I had to do it. I do love my puns and any sort of word play. And I had a new gnome to play with, specifically Gnomey Peter, a digi stamp from Make It Crafty, the sponsor April's challenges at the Outlawz Alcohol Marker Group. 

This week's challenge at the Outlawz Alcohol Marker Group is "Anything Goes and/or Christmas". You should go visit my teammates blogs to check out their work and should also play along with the challenge and share your project for a chance to win a prize from Make It Crafty!

So without further ado, here my bad pun card!


Gnomey Peter was resized in PhotoElements and printed out onto Neenah cardstock using my laser printer. He was colored with Copic markers, then fussy-cut.

Since I had to make a holiday card and since that raised finger made me think he was issuing a warning, I decided to play a bit with the song Santa Claus Is Coming to Town. I googled and after a while, finally found free downloadable sheet music for the song. PhotoElements was used to erase the existing song lyrics and I typed in a substitution. The music was printed out onto regular old printer paper and airbrushed with Copic markers to make it all matchy, matchy with my coloring. Some patterned paper from an old My Mind's Eye 6x6 Christmas-themed pad was adhered to the bottom to "ground" Gnomey Peter. Pine Needles Distress ink was used along the edges of the papers and the piece was adhered to a green card. The final touch was to add ancient transfer type to a Talk Bubbles die-cut by Simon Says Stamp. 

Thanks for visiting today! 

I shall enter this card in the following challenges:

13 comments:

  1. Gnomey Peter is awesomely coloured!
    Thank you for sharing your card with us at Our Creative Corner!

    Claudia x

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  2. Just darling, Kathi! You are such an original, creative thinker! Great design, love the image & coloring, the background is fabulous, and the sentiment is really cute! :^)
    Hugs, Penny
    Hope you have a good weekend!

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  3. Hihihi how cute and fun too. I must say your colouring is awesome. Thank you for joining us at the East Wind.

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  4. Just delightful! It's punny! haha

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  5. What a fab gnome. Love the design with the note papers and sentiment. Thanks for playing at The East Wind and good luck. Hope to see you back may 1st for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member at The East Wind xx

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  6. Giggling at your pun! So cute and wonderfully colored. thanks for sharing with TEW. xxD

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  7. Thank you for popping in to April CHNC Challenge Extra to share your card with us. Hope to see you back again soon. Hugs, Anne (April Guest Designer)

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  8. Good Morning .....Wow Your card is brilliant and great for our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Buddies Inspired by a Carol/Song thank you for joining in and good luck hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

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  9. Love it!! Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenges.

    Hugs Helen P DT xx

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  10. He does look as if he's making a point!! Love the background, using the song is inspired and the green colouring of Gnomey is just fantastic :)

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  11. Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for April - hope to see you again soon x

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  12. Sorry, that should have said: Thanks for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for April - hope to see you again soon x

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  13. What a fun take on the song - Gnomey Peter is very cute! Thanks for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

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