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.”

A Gnome and Her Mushroom Home

It’s not a card – it is not a home decor item – it’s desk decor.  A little bit of color to brighten up the office during the winter.

All of the machine cuts on this desk decor item are from Curt Jensen @ Provo Craft.  The gnome and her mushroom home are from a new digital Cricut cartridge release titled “Gnomes and Mushrooms” and the butterflies are from Campin’ Critters.

The blades are grass are hand cut and the sentiment, from Paper Trey Ink, is a 1.75 inch circle punch.

The base of this project measures 8×8 and it stands due to a Tim Holtz easel attached to the back of the base – and can I just say, it is a fabulous thing.  My sister gave me a few pre-cut stands for Christmas, and now I absolutely need to buy this die.

For those of you that love the details (and you know who you are) here you go:

The Gnome:  Cut at 4.5 inches, her mouth and eyes were colored with Copics and given a nice coat of Glossy Accents. The gnome is attached via an Action Wobble so it is an interactive desk decor item.  The butterfly extending from her hat and hand are attached via a thin black covered copper wire that I found in the jewelery section at the craft store.  When she wobbles, her butterflies accompany her.

Her Mushroom Home:  Cut at 5.5 inches, the windows and door window were highlighted with Copics and also got that fabulous Glossy Accent coat.

Butterfly:  From the frog2 cut (layer1 and layer2) and cut at 2.25 inches.

This was part of my continuing voyage of discovery using Cricut Craft Room, and I have to admit it is growing on me.