Thursday, January 10, 2013

CHA Sneak Peeks Day 4


The Impression Obsession team is showcasing some new images being introduced this week at CHA! You can visit the I.O. Blog each day this week for links to the previews. Be sure to leave a comment on each designer's posts throughout the week for a chance to win a $25 gift certificate daily from Impression Obsession!

Gary Robertson has some fun and whimsical garden gnomes in this release - here are a couple of his designs, which I painted with acrylic paints... this is Gnome on Bench...

...and Gnome on Swing.


Closer in...



If you're curious how I made the flowers, you may be surprised to know that I didn't use flower dies! These were made using the Mini Circle Tags die set pictured below, along with the Branch Die.

 Here's how I made them.... Each flower has 6 layers of text-weight paper, attached in the center with a brad. I spritzed my flower with water as I was working, so each layer was damp as I crushed it up to the center. Crush the layers one at a time, until all 6 are pulled up around each other, then gently open them out. The water will help them keep their form when they dry.


Be sure to stop by tomorrow for our final day of new images - hope you're enjoying the hop!
Thanks for stopping by!

52 comments:

Deb Fagnant said...

love the gnome! Thanks for showing us how to make the beautiful flowers

Scrappycath said...

OK - the gnome is darling, but the flowers are supreme!

Mary-Anne V said...

cute card...thanks for showing us how you made the flowers.

mariko said...

Oooooo, love the beautiful 3D flowers! What a beautiful frame!

Mary Ann said...

Love your gnome,your painting is awesome,your card is beautiful,thank you for the tutorial,I am so glad I became a follower...

Diane said...

He does some great images doesn't he?? Love your cards, and your gorgeous flowers are awesome!!

Paula Huiras said...

You're amazing! Love it all.
PH

scrapperdiane said...

The card is cute,love the flowers.

Paula said...

love the flowers, the gnomes are really cute.

Sandra said...

wonderful Dina - thanks for sharing how your made the flowers!
Sandra ltb

Craftyfield said...

Love this picture frame presentation... The flowers are beautifully made too !

Mary said...

lovely flowers!

Jill Norwood said...

Beautiful cards and flowers!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Your cards are beautiful, love your colouring (as always) and the flowers are genius ! I think I need those dies:) Have a great day, Shirley

lisa808 said...

Beautiful flowers, and, again, amazing coloring :)

Penny said...

got to love garden gnomes! You flowers are fantastic as well.

Penny

Sue D said...

Great painting and I like the flowers.

Lynn Hardy said...

The swinging gnome is so cute - and I love your flowers.

Shona said...

Wow, can't believe you used acrylic paints.It looks great ! Now I've got to try that(but I can feel a disaster coming)!

Denise Bryant said...

Love your Gnome cards! Fabulous coloring! And those flowers are fabulous... thanks for sharing your technique!
DeniseB

Beverlee said...

Enjoyed the technique of making the flowers and your card is lovely.

Cherylynn said...

Your coloring of the gnomes is truly spectacular.

Anonymous said...

What a cute gnome and the special flowers are a great accent ! Thanks for sharing !

karenajo

Christine Kiehl said...

Sweet little gnome on the swing. I thank you for sharing about how you crafted the sweet flowers!

Christine Kiehl said...

Sweet little gnome on the swing. I thank you for sharing about how you crafted the sweet flowers!

Barbara Thomassen said...

Delightful, I do need it. Some things have to be had.

Lisa said...

Love the flowers and the gnomes are neat.

RachelB said...

Love the flowers! Beautiful cards!

Miriam Prantner said...

Cute cards, love those flowers!

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

The gnomes are very cute. But I love your flowers. Thanks for the step by step directions.

Karenladd said...

OMG! LOVE that gnome on a swing!! My sister's neighbor actually collects gnomes for her garden and has hundreds. She gives tours of her grounds and is a popular local attraction. This card really captures the whimsical nature of the gnome!

Gvendalen said...

Gorgeous cards! Helena x

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Fun cards! That gnome swinging is adorable. Thanks so much for the tutorial on the flowers. Your work is fantastic. TFS

stampqueen said...

What cute knomes!!

Janet L. said...

Those flowers are spectacular! Thanks for the how-to!!

Patti J said...

Beautifully done! You are amazing :)

jimlynn said...

Precious! Love the little gnomes and this is such a cutie. Love the flowers you made too! So pretty and very real looking.
Lynn

Maureen Reiss said...

These gnome stams are super cute!! Love your flowers!!

McStamper said...

Dina, you are amazing. I love all your art and this card is fantastic.

Jo4Him said...

Cute cards, especially the "swinging" gnome! Thanks for sharing

Connie Pruitt said...

Great card

Debi said...

cute gnomes
your coloring is wonderful

Greta said...

These are so sweet with lovely embellishments.

Katie said...

Great cards! The gnome on the swing is so cute. Also love your flower idea. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Amy McCue said...

Love the flowers

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Lisa said...

Such cute little guys! The flowers look so real I can smell them from here. Blessings, LIsa

sheila said...

both of htese gnomes are so cute....I love his expression/non expression in each image! Thanks for the flower tutorial!

Misti said...

Those gnomes look amazing! And those flowers, they look real!!

April said...

Great coloring on the image! Love how it pops against the white.

Anonymous said...

What fun to be reminded of water on circles six layer flowers, Dina! Ours were five layers years ago and more crushed low in the center, but your product blossom is more double blossom full/ realistic. I like it! Thanks for spurring papercrafting possibilities.
Purplish-blue-white is safe for guys and dolls. Smart choice.
A friend spent the night after Christmas is an ice hotel, Arctic Circle, where glacial ice carvings gloriously adorn walls and windows... would you think an ice flower/snowflakes layered could turn out so lovely? Worth playing with on paper?
Keep Looking UP! mt23stamperatyahoo

Anonymous said...

The gnomes are so detailed and your coloring is fantastic! I love those flowers you have made. Great projects! Thanks for sharing!

Chris R. from Iowa
ckrobinson01@hotmail.com