4th of July Gnomie

Hey, everybody! Happy Friday – I hope you have a most excellent weekend! I’m stoked to be back on the Clear Scraps blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! I love anything Americana and I absolutely LOVE gnomes so that combination can only mean the coolest gnomie ever! This project features our Medium Gnome 1 holding a Mini Shaker Flag embellished with the 5×9 Wave Strips Stencil, and he’s all decked out in red, white and blue patterned papers with a gray marble patterned paper beard and blue cardstock shoes! ;) Oh, this was a fun one!

I covered all the wood Medium Gnome 1 pieces with patterned paper and cardstock, and inked the edges in black soot distress ink. The only painting I did on the gnome was his nose and little hands which called for a mixture of paints (Liquitex Raw Umber, Yellow Oxide and Titanium White) to achieve a flesh color. I embellished his hat with two border die cuts and upper/lowercase die cut alphas.

I painted the Mini Shaker Flag pole with a silver metallic paint pen, covered the front chipboard form with the same blue cardstock I used for his shoes, and inked the edges. I used the 5×9 Wave Strips Stencil, Liquitex Cadmium Red Medium Hue acrylic paint and a foam brush to stencil the design to resemble flag stripes on the chipboard back, and adhered four small punched stars. I adhered the next two chipboard forms onto the chipboard back, filled the shaker with red and blue stars and white seed beads, and adhered the acrylic divider (after removing the protective film) and then the front chipboard form. I adhered the flag to the front of the gnome and adhered his hands to appear as though he’s gripping the flag pole. ;)

And here’s one more peek… I’m so smitten with this little guy! LOVE how he turned out! Such a fun project!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202205 – May Anything Goes w/ optional Mother’s Day Slimline (no twist)
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #05-2022 – Anything Goes
3. A Place To Start: #052022 – Anything Goes w/ optional Lilies and Lace (no twist)
4. Classic Design Challenge: #5 May Anything Goes
5. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #123 – Anything Goes Always
6. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #99 – Anything Goes
7. Crafty Catz: #594 – Anything Goes w/ optional Hand Colored Image (no twist)
8. Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday Challenge: May Anything Goes
9. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: May Anything Goes
10. QKR Stampede: #443 – Anything Goes
11. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #212 – Anything Goes
12. Your Scrapbook Place: May Anything Goes

Clear Scraps products used:
Medium Gnome 1
Mini Shaker Flag
5×9 Wave Strips Stencil

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Basis Blue cardstock, CutCardStock Basis White cardstock, The Paper Studio Four Seasons and Everything In Between paper pad, Stampin’ Up Perfectly Artistic DSP
Ink/Paint: Ranger black soot distress ink, Marvy Uchida DecoColor Silver Metallic paint marker; Liquitex Raw Umber, Yellow Oxide, Titanium White, and Cadmium Red Medium Hue acrylic paints
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Border die, Stampin’ Up Itty Bitty Star Punch, CUTplorations Uppercase and Lowercase Alphabet Plate dies
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Ranger Distress Collage Medium, Big Shot, Eyelet Outlet red and blue star sequins, Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow seed beads

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get those craft supplies out to play! Be sure to check out all the amazing acrylic, wood and chipboard goodies at Clear Scraps… OMGoodness, you won’t be disappointed! And head on over to the Clear Scraps Facebook Page for lots of inspiration! And while you’re at it, join the Clear Scraps Facebook Creative Group to connect with other Clear Scraps fans! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

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