Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Guest Designer for The Male Room Challenge #156 - Gnomes


Hello everyone.  I’m excited to be joining the team at The Male Room (TMR) Challenge this month as their guest.  The theme is GNOMES.


I said it before and I’ll say it again 😂… I honestly don’t understand the fascination with gnomes, but they continue to be very popular. 🤔   Anyway, I used my one and only gnome product - Merry Gnomes stamp set - from Jane’s Doodles to create a Christmas shaker card.


Started by selecting the Woodsy Plaid paper from Memory Box (MB) and trimming it to A2 size.  The blues with a bit of gold in the paper determined the colour scheme.  All the images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto Xpress It cardstock, coloured with Copic markers, then fussy cut out.  The gift on the right was paper pieced with MB gold Polished Foil paper.


The Sending Christmas Joy sentiment from My Favorite Things (MFT) was then die cut from a stitched 4”x5.25” Bristol panel.  Inlaid “sending” with black cardstock and “Christmas” with the same MB gold foil paper.  Joy was then backed with acetate for the shaker portion.  Used foam tape to create the well to house the shaker elements and to mount the panel onto a white card base to finish.  


I want to thank Jane and TMR team for having me guest design.  Hope you will join in with your masculine gnome card.  If you need more inspiration, check out what TMR team have made HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  


    
Challenges:
Tic Tac Toe - #137 challenge by Stef   (diagonal sparkle-blue/green-tree)

17 comments:

Jane said...

Well even if gnomes are not really your thing your card is amazing! Thanks so much for guesting with us at The Male Room.

Cathy said...

Wonderful design Trina, your little gnome is beautifully coloured, Cathy x

MortiCraft said...

Fabulous card Trina. I especially love the die cut sentiments and the shaker element. Thanks for being Guest Designer at The Male Room. X

Brenda in IN said...

I love the design of this card and that plaid is beautiful. A cute gnome and great coloring.

BożenA said...

Another great card, Trina. I love how you color the characters on the cards, they have such beautiful colors and I love the depth of color that you create when you color a picture. A shaker with such a beautiful background looks really wonderful. This card is so unique and so beautiful!
hugs,
BożenA

Cardsbymaaike said...

Gabulous and fun card. Thank you for being our guestdesigner this month for the Male Room Challenges

Stef Perry said...

This card has lots of wow factors Trina, from the inlaid die cut panel that's doubles as a shaker to all the beautifully colored playful images in the scene! Love it! Thanks so much for joining us at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week!

Maria said...

A beautiful shaker card with the adorable gnome!! Awesome coloring!!

Christine Alexander said...

Cute gnomes Trina, and love your paper pieced JOY - gorgeous DP

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations on guesting Trina with this creative, unique and stunner of a card x. Yes I am with you with the gnome thingy but I so love this card x.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous and very creative shaker Christmas card, Trina. Your added Gnome was the perfect embellishment for your LARGE sentiment shaker design. TFS your close ups of the pretty shine. Congratulations on being the Guest designe too. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Susan said...

Congrats on being a Guest Designer, Trina! Love your little gnomes and the great colour scheme of the card! And what a fabulous idea to make "joy" into a shaker!

Bonnie said...

I do love to see a shaker card and wish I liked to make them! Love the plaid and your gnome is really cute with his Christmas tree!

Celeste Goff said...

Trina, I love your sparkly shaker card!

Witchcrafted Life said...

Your colouring skills are off-the-charts, Trina. What an eye-catchingly awesome card. The bold lettering and festive gnomie are all kinds of wonderful!

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Great design for this masculine card, Trina!! Love the big sentiment of your shaker, such beautiful look with the gnome tree and gifts! Even if you don't understand the fascination of the gnome, you used him so well! :D Fab colouring as always!!

AndrejaM said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for playing at
The Male Room challange.