Friday, July 1, 2022

The Four Seasons Challenge - Month #2 Summer

Hi Crafty Friends and Happy FRI-YAY!  I hope you have something extra special planned this holiday weekend (it's the 4th of July Holiday weekend here in the States).  I am hoping for good weather with lots of sun as we want to BBQ, swim and watch fireworks.  We live on a lake and our neighborhood puts on a nice fireworks show every year.  They are beautiful to watch as they burst in the sky over the lake.

Today begins a new challenge at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog.  We are continuing this month with the Summer Theme and the inspiration photo follows:

July is my favorite summer month because of the 4th of July and my birthday.  I was inspired by the patriotic scenes in the photo so I've created a card featuring a Statue of Gnome-erty, the digital image is from TLC Designs and it's Gnorman for All.  I recently won a prize from TLC Designs and this set was the 1st one I picked out...isn't he adorable?

I love the way this Gnome is drawn and I love the distressed sentiment.  The 4th of July designed Digital background papers are from Design Lover Studio on Etsy.  At the time of this writing, the papers are on sale at a 70% savings.  

The image has been colored with Spectrum Noir Illustrator Alcohol Markers and I've added blue gems to complete the design.  The focal and sentiment panels have been popped on craft foam for dimension.

Please join us at The Four Seasons Challenge this month.  Please use the photo prompt as inspiration, we enjoy seeing all the entries and visiting everyone.  

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


**Challenges Entered:
Love to Craft
SSS Mon Challenge - Coming to America


  1. What a great gnome image Donna and a fabulous card

  2. Such an adorable image and your coloring is wonderful! I love this little guy and how you colored him!

  3. Fantastic card - I think there's a gnome for everything now, that's such a fun one!

  4. OMG what a cute image and fabulous overall design! Happy 4th of July weekend my friend ... ENJOY!

  5. What a cute card! That image is just too adorable.

  6. He is adorable, Donna. Your coloring is lovely and I really like those blue gems. They stand out and are such a pretty color. Bunny - designer for The Four Seasons Challenge

  7. Adorable card! The gnome is so cute and love all the elements together.

  8. What a cute card! It goes perfectly with our theme for this month “Anything Goes”. I love your coloring too. Thanks for joining us at Pattie’s Creations Design Challenge.
    Artist & Owner

  9. 💖🤍💙 this! Your coloring and shading are exquisite! Thank you for sharing with us at the Colorful Options Challenge. Good luck! I hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Makira

  10. So cool and pretty card! :) Thanks a lot for joining us at Creatalicious! :)

  11. Love this. Thanks for joining us at the QKR Challenge this week. kReN@afourthlife


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