A Celtic Gnome and Her Wee Mushroom Home

A special request from another friend for a wobbling gnome desk decor.  Using the many of the same elements from the pink gnome with her mushroom home, here is a Celtic gnome with a wee mushroom home.  Once again, the gnome (4″) and mushroom (5″) are from Curt Jensen’s digital cartridge (Gnomes and Mushrooms).  Her 1″ shamrocks are from A Child’s Year and her tiny tea kettle (.75″)  is from Wall Decor.  I trimmed off the kettle handle as it was too long and replaced it with a wired handle.

I attached the gnome arms from the cartridge and used them as a guide to attach the longer (hand cut) arms that hold her bouquet and kettle.  She wobbles delightfully and I’m sure she will keep it up during many a conference call.  The sentiment, an old Irish blessing, was printed on Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, and die cut with Spellbinders Label #4.  The wonderful stamp frame is from Waltzing Mouse Stamps (Memento Ink Pear).

I often use the little bits left on the mat to provide additional details or dimension.  In this case, I cut the gnome face, arms, and legs in white cardstock and used my Copics to color them.  I used a Copic pen and liner to create the pupil and iris on the small eye pieces left from the face cut.  After attaching her face and then inserting the eyes, I added Glossy Accents.  I used the same technique for her mouth and added a little “lip gloss.”