Friday, February 21, 2020

Polka Dot Orchard: Love & Friendship Inspiration BLOG HOP!

Happy Friday everyone! Valentine's Day may be over and done for this year, but Polka Dot Orchard is still celebrating with our Love and Friendship Inspiration Blog Hop! The creative team has amazing creations to share with you featuring some of our newest releases. We have two $10 Gift Cards for two lucky winners chosen randomly from the comments. You have until February 24th, 11:59pm EST to leave a comment on each of the blogs, including the Polka Dot Orchard Blog letting us know that you completed the hop. We will announce the lucky winners on February 25th on the Polka Dot Orchard Blog. 

Here is the HOP List!
Polka Dot Orchard Blog

For my card today, I combined two sets. I used one of the gnomes and the background image from the GNOME MATTER WHAT Digital Stamp Set, along with a sentiment from the GNOME TALKIE BEFORE COFFEE Digital Stamp Set. I did something a little different for a change and colored up some of the elements digitally in Adobe Photoshop Elements, along with using my Copic Markers. That's the great thing about digital have so many different ways to size and color them. 

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E04
Hair: W0, W3, W5
Gloves: R83, R85, B01, B05
White: C0, C1, C3, Colorless Blender
Pink/Blue: colored digitally

By coloring the background and her clothes digitally, I was able to get an exact match on the color. For the sentiment, I loaded it into Photoshop and added the pink background before printing so I could match the pink color. The polka dot patterned paper is from my stash. 

For added dimension, I raised the girl gnome and sentiment on foam tape. 

Your next stop on the Hop is PAM. I'm so excited to be a part of this team! There are so many new images that were released recently, and more to come in the next few weeks...including more gnomes!! It's AMAZING!!

Happy Hopping!


Verna Angerhofer said...

Such a cute gnome image and your card design is so wonderful too.

Linda Vigil said...

Gnomes and coffee!!! Cuteness! Great colors and paper too, best gnomie will be thrilled to receive.

MadeByMeghanK said...

What a great combo GNOMES and Coffee! Love this! Great colors!

Kim Klinkovsky.My Kraft Kloset said...

Just darling! I love ALL your colors, that background and that gnome are amazing! It's just precious! I love it!

Denise Bryant said...

Love the papers you used and the cute gnome!

Scrapper69 said...

Your card is darling and I love the cool background design!!


SandyC said...

Cute! I like the pink colour you used.

Salnclts said...

Cool! I love the coffee paper.

Linda Dicks said...

Gnomes. So cute. Love them. Then mixing with coffee. Definitely a winner

Sue D said...

Great colors and background for this cute gnome.