Our Colour Dare Challenge for #562 is a One-Two-Three challenge. You can use 1, 2 or 3 of the colours from the above picture Plus.... Black, white, neutrals AND Metallics are free to use. When you are creating for more than one challenge please make sure your project meets our requirement. Most importantly - have fun! Go to the link for Colour Dare #562 and add your entry. When you submit your entry you must provide a link to your post, not just to your blog in general. There are LOTS of ways to enter either a Blog Post or post to an online gallery (Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram etc), more details on the Colour Dare Blog post (see link above).
I had just got my order with my NEW Gnomes for Autumn Thin Cuts in it. Its part of a special and we were told there will be all 4 seasons coming - so I hope they do this gnome thin cut in other themes cause I LOVE them!! its while stocks last so don't wait grab it now.... I just had to play with it. So I pulled out my cardstock that is all scraps in its headings of "Yellow", "Purple" and "Pink" plus I pulled my "Grey" and "Browns" because I had also pulled out my old CTMH Basic Fundamentals pack which was all greys and browns (I mostly used that for the backgrounds).
So I used a light pink cardstock to cut the base of the gnome. Then I cut the dress in a pink patterned scrap of paper and a darker pink nose. I cut a dark yellow/gold for the flower and brown for the centre of the flower and same brown/grey for the shoes. I also did a neutral stem. I cut the hair in that but didn't use it. Purple hat to finish it off. This was all using scraps!!
After cutting all the bits laid out above, I stuck them all together using (on my All-purpose Mat so the adhesive that runs over doesn't stick to the table).
After I stuck my gnome girl together. I put the basic fundamentals on the card base. I ripped a strip so that it would be something for her to stand on.
I thought this was going to be the ONLY card I did for colour dare this week but I got the bug for the gnomes. While we had the Big Shot out and the scrap paper we cut more and more to show some variations of those scrap papers. My mum came to help me and she cut lots of bits with the scraps we had to use up the scraps before throwing the bits out. I have a heap in bags ready for the next time I make gnomes.
NOTE: for the first two I did I cut the little hands out to stick over the top... after the first 2 I decided the tiny little hand bits were just annoying and didn't add that much so I left them off my second two cards. Let me know in the comments if you think they're better on or off?
So I made some blonde and then some dark hair and then thought why not go for a radical free thinking purple haired gnome girl so my third one ended up with Purple hair.
Then we decided we should make a different skin tone, so went with a kraft coloured gnome with darker hair. I had lightened the skin tone on the pink ones by turning over the light pink to the lightest side which made it even paler skin tone.... With our Close to My Heart two-toned cardstock we get a bunch of extra colours.
We just kept cutting with a variety of the 3 colours from the Colour Dare and using up scraps but you can't even see where I've been. These are a great use of scraps and you can do so many varieties. They just kept going and going.
They fit perfectly on White Cards & Envelopes Value Pack with the neutral fundamentals papers.
Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest project. Hope you can join in the Colour My Heart Colour Dare Challenge #562. I'm really interested to hear what you think about my project, so I'd love you to leave a comment. See you again soon, subscribe to my blog so you don't miss a challenge.
If you don't have a Close to My Heart Consultant (and you're in Australia) feel free to contact me either on this blog or via my website HERE.