All of the colouring was done with Peerless watercolours... I love how vibrant the colours are and how nicely they blend on watercolour paper. I started off using Scarlet Lake for his hats and buttons. His boots were coloured with Pearl Gray.
Next I used Deep Blue for his pants and braces.
His shirt was a blend of Dark Green and Grass Green and I love how vibrant it turned out!
Once all the gnomes were coloured I felt that they needed a bit more of a base to stand on so I watercoloured the bottom edge with Evergreen Bough and Weathered Wood Distress inks.
That turned out a little brighter than I wanted so I added some Pumice Stone Distress ink over the top to give the base a bit more depth.
By now I had five card fronts that I was pretty happy with but I knew they needed a bit of 'finishing off'.
Of course they needed a sentiment and luckily for me the courier delivered a wonderful parcel of Unity stamps during the week and there was a little sentiment stamp in the packet that was perfect for this little guy.
I also decided to use a little bit of washi tape along the top of the cards and I love how it turned out. While I was adding the washi, I backed my card fronts with some black cardstock.
The final step was to add a little rhinestone to the center of each flower on the sentiment. I went with red, blue and green rhinestones since that was the colours of the gnome clothes and here are my finished cards (remember to click on the photos to see a close up view):
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