Thursday, July 19, 2012

Tweetin' in the garden

Hi guys!

It's review preview day over on the ATS blog and today we are featuring the new July Sweet November Garden Gnome Girls
My card features Gnome Myra with her walnut wheelbarrow and this time she has a little bird friend along for the ride. Because I loved the papers in the Citron Indie Chic paper pad so much, I ended up paper piecing nearly her entire ensemble. Dress, apron, hat... they are all paper with just touches of Copic coloring to add some shadows and dimension. Even though I'm taking the time to cut the pieces out, they are all pretty easy cuts so I ended up saving time on the coloring this way too. I also thought it would add some cool dimension to trim out the end of her wheelbarrow and slip a real button under there for the wheel. The rest of the simple decoration on this card all relies on stickers. I'll admit that I have quite a few stickers in my stash but for some reason I don't go to them as much as I should... again, great time savers! ;)  
 
Alrighty, to see even more garden delights from the rest of my ATS teamies just hop on over to the ATS blog and thanks so much for stopping by today!

XOXO
Supply list:
cardstock- Bazzill and Copic X-Press It
paper- My Mind's Eye- Indie Chic Citron
stamps- Sweet November (Garden Gnome Myra), My Favorite Things (sentiment)
ink- Memento tuxedo black, Colorbox creamy brown and Tim Holtz Iced Spruce Distress
K&Co bird stickers
My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Citron flower sticker
button
Copic Spica glitter pen
Copic markers:
skin- E00, E21, E13, E15, R00, R20
hair- E34, E35, E59
clothes/wheelbarrow- E40, E41, 0, YG91, E81, YG41, BG70, BG72, BG18, R24, YR18, R32, E30, E31, E34, E57, YG95, YG97, G99

21 comments:

Heidi Brawley said...

Oh this is Darling!!! I love all the paper piecing and the use of the button for the wheel is a Fab idea. love the DP!! Hope you have an Awesome day.
Hugs, Heidi

Sande said...

OMW, this is fabulous! I just love the style you make. Gorgeous coloring and those birds are great!

By the way, I have a candy on my blog if you are interested.

Hugs, Sande xxx

Alyce said...

Oooh Amy this is the sweetest! I just love how you have done the grass and the whole scene is just so adorable. Really beautiful job! :)

Cindy H. said...

Amy, this is just so charming. Your paper-piecing is really beautiful and your color/shading is fabulous! I really like how you added the button, too :)

Marianne said...

Oh Amy, this is so adorable, love the paper piecing and all the other elements. Do you still have my address so you can send the card to me LOL?
Marianne x

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

Love it! Gorgeously paper pieced and the button is just genious.

Nancy Thomas said...

Love the background as much as the image. Gorgeous Amy!

Leigh said...

This is adorable! I soooo wish I had some Copics- I keep meaning to get started on that collection. Thanks for the inspiration!

Evinrude said...

Love this card Amy. It is a "got to have"!

Rhonda Miller said...

This is so sweet.

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card ♥

Danni said...

You are so creative! Love the little birdie in her wheelbarrow!! Adorable card!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

She is so cute and I love the nutshell wagon! Fabulous card design and coloring, love the button wheel....just love the whole darn thing, lol.

Tress said...

Amy, she's so sweet and soothing! The patterned paper and colors you've chosen give this card an elegant feel. Thank you again for allowing me to be your July guest gal. I had a blast! And I hope your followers also enjoyed my spin on your designs. Hug to you!

Leanne said...

O!!! Pretty card Amy! All the paper piecing is gorgeous! What a lovely scene. :)

Shirley N said...

Beautiful card Amy, great layout! So glad to hear your mom's better!!!

~* steph :) *~ said...

what a fabulous card, amy! i love the colors and the image. the button for the wheel is so super adorable!!! love it so much. thanks for sharing and have an awesome weekend! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

Diaan said...

Great card Amy, as always!! Love the colourcombo you picked.

RiNNE said...

I first saw this card on my phone...that's how I usually view my Google Reader. But I am so glad I came back to have another looks-y! I just love the birds and the button wheel and the grass...and everything! :)

Janine Vegter said...

oo love the little bird

did you see my 3d project?

Evinrude said...

This is one of my favorite!