I Dig You

Hi friends! Today I have a card to share with you featuring the oldie but so goodie You Gnome Me stamp set from My Favorite Things. This was one of the first sets I ever bought from MFT, and I only used it once or twice. It actually ended up in my destash box. But I rescued it recently after discovering how much I love no-line pencil coloring, and I’m so glad I did!


So this is a one-layer, pretty clean and simple design. I cut down a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb card stock to 4.25 X 11 and scored it at 5.5 to make an A2 top-folding card. Then I stamped Mr. Gnome in Grout Gray ink and the sentiment in Extreme Black (which has replaced my Black Licorice hybrid ink pad).

For the jacket and hat, I used Polychromos: light cobalt turquoise, cobalt green, cobalt turquoise, and helio turquoise. I blended in a bit of light cadmium red (which is pretty orangey) to deepen my shading on the sleeves and edges of his hat. For his beard, I used a range of warm greys along with white and a graphite pencil, finishing it off with white gel pen (fine point). I used the light and medium “flesh” colors for his skin and some random browns for his pants, belt, and shovel. On his face, I drew in his eyes and brows.

gnome close-up

To keep the “scene” CAS, I opted for just a small patch of grass under Mr. Gnome’s feet.

And…that’s about it. I’m not used to stopping there, haha!


I’m playing this in the current CASology challenge: Active (perhaps a loose interpretation).


And that’s it for this card. Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

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4 thoughts on “I Dig You

  1. Jacquie says:

    Your coloring is just fabulous, Wendie! I so glad you shared this delightful gnome with us at CASology this week!


  2. Rachel Bergfeld says:

    Oh my goodness! Your coloring is absolutely stunning! This is one of my favorite sets as well and it’s wonderful to see it used with such love! Thanks for joining us at CASology!


  3. Denise Breimeir says:

    You gnome what? I’m so glad you rescued this guy! This stamp set wants to live with you forever! This gnome is so sweet and wise. I love how your coloring transformed him from cutesy to classic! Gnometastic! If you want to destash this card, you gnome where to send it!


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