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Pirates and Gnomes

Looks like the world is starting to think about getting back to reality - I hope it is not too fast!  I have sure enjoyed having the extra 2 hours a day to craft or lay around - fighting traffic again doesn't sound fun.

What is fun is some Pirates and Gnomes which I made in the last few days.  Finished up the pirates a few minutes ago.  Did a card and a BAJ page focusing on Note all the treasure is silver and gold - such a true statement in life. 

I drew Jack fast as you can see and colored him in with pencils and markers. I know pirates are strange in a bible, but Psalms 149 and 150 are about celebrating life and salvation and Jack was good at celebrating plus he had some wise words that fit.  The greatest treasure is a strong relationship in God.
The card is off to someone who loves pirates and renaissance fairs and lost her husband last month.  Inside is a torn paper Jack I made as well (not picture worthy but sure to bring her a smile).  The image is an Octopode (circa 2013ish but I think her etsy shop is still open).  I found my Octopode collection yesterday and I am sooooo glad.  The eyes just make me smile.  The elements around him are Tim Holtz Ephemera and the paper is SU!  Linking to **ART*JOURNAL*JOURNEY*  as I have some geometric designs - squares and retangles and ovals and circles (his eyes and beads).  Plus lots and lots of lines.

I have some gnomes too:
Ink/Spray/Smash backrounds on my layers.  Cut up some of the TH Cabinet Die on the top layer to make the wall for my DRS Designs Peeking Gnome.  He is colored up with pencils as are the mushrooms and beehive.  Added on some sunglasses from the 4-in-1 Fashion Accessories.  The Beehive was cut a bit to fit on the tag, the mushrooms were cut from the Tree Home Gnome image (failed attempt to get a door on the wall - lol), and the sentiment is Sending You Sunshine.  Also used Script Font Background on the mop up background.  The rolled flowers were hand cut from scraps of paper. 

Thanks for visiting!  Many hugz


  1. Love your fun journaling today. I am sure there is room in the Bible for Jack and all other people of this world! Great idea, thanks for linking to AJJ. The card is darling, too. And I love the gorgeous tag with that hip gnome, fantastic. Have a great day, hugs, Valerie

  2. Fantastic plus! Love Jack and the card. The gnome is adorable.

  3. A fabulous page and I love those cards.
    Avril xx

  4. What fun projects today! Love the pirate and gnome creations - hope you are dealing well with the lock down state of things!

  5. You did a nice job with Jack. Makes me want to watch the pirate films again. And your cards are adorable. Especially that little gnome. It is nice not having to commute or set a morning alarm. Working from home is a bit hard at times, just because I want to do fun things at home, but I wouldn't get excited about commuting again. Hope your week is going well and thanks for joining us at Art Journal Journey. Hugs-Erika

  6. amazing journal page and card, fantastic drawing. Your gnome card is adorable, great colours :)

  7. Oh I love your Jacks! As you say, the eyes on the Octopode Jack are such fun, they are cute and remind me of Jack Sparrow so much. Your friend is so lucky to have you to make her smile.
    The gnome card is fantastic, I love how you have him peeking over the edge with his sunglasses on - perfect to link honey and sunshine. I particularly like the way you have made your fencing panels for him to peer over. Great card.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  8. Super makes Nancy, Jack is fabulous and I love your gnome card, fabulous colours and lots of great details - it sounds like you are making good use of your extra hours.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  9. Wonderful the pirate and gnom, i love this colours card with this details!!!!
    Greetings Elke

  10. Super cards and page, Jack looks amazing and so did the gnome. Thank you for linking with Valerie's Art Journal Journey theme.
    Stay safe.

  11. Excellent work with your Captain Jacks - both large and small. I adore the gnome card - something about the cheeky gnome, the sweet tiny toadstools, those golden greens and the framing layers, and the frivolous netting for the bow on top
    all just add up to happy for me.
    Alison x


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