Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Happy Little Gnome

I can't believe it's mid-week already - I haven't even started anything on my list for this week! Anyway, today I'm sharing a fun card which attempts to combine two different styles of images - Make it Crafty and Meljen's Designs. I was happy with the way I colored the water until the sky was added as it was just a little too red for my liking. Finally, these chipboard embellishments were also covered with Liquid Pearls, then dragonflies and Dew Drops were added.

One of the challenges this week at Zoe's Blog is to define a well used Australian Sang. For this post, I chose to define "Good Onya!" Get ready to believe it or not...

Good Onya [/gʊd/ /ˈʌnyə/] -interjection
An expression of surprise, shock or dismay; to encounter suddenly or unexpectedly; take or catch unawares; to surprise in such a manner as to disillusion.

Origin: Onya is a deity worshiped by the ancient Aussies and is the goddess of fate or destiny. She reveals her decrees by inhabiting the person briefly who then appears to be lifeless, apathetic, or totally lacking in independent judgment, and therefore is only able to declare her presence by the simple exclamation of "GOOD ONYA!" at which point, the Great Onya is forced to depart.

Challenge: Make it Crafty - Aussie Slang Interpretation
Challenge: Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge #45 (Anything Goes)
Challenge: AiFactory - Challenge #65 (For the boys)
Challenge: Creative Belli Blog - Challenge #109 ('P' is for ... patterned paper)
Main Stamp:
Happy Little Gnome (MD) & Sailing Leaf (MiC)
Patterned Paper: Green Stack (DCWV)
Chipboard Embellishments: Love Heart Swirls (MiC)
Metal Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities Hexagons
Copic Colors:
-skin: E000, E00, E11, R21, R22
-clothes: BG10, B52, BG72, BG18, R14, R17, R29, E41, E42, E43, E44
-leaf: G40, G82, G94, G99, E42, E43, E44
-water: 0, BG10, B52, BG72, BG18
-sky: 0, R02, R11, R12

Did you know? The population of the world is currently about 6,895,800,000 residing in over 220 countries and territories. In terms of percentage of each country's population compared to the population of the world, the top ten are:
China (19.5%), India (17.3%), United States (4.52%), Indonesia (3.44%), Brazil (2.77%),
Pakistan (2.49%), Nigeria (2.29%), Bangladesh (2.17%), Russia (2.06%) and Japan (1.85%).
[List of Countries by Population,]


  1. Oh my! This is absolutely adorable and your colouring is magnificent! WOW! What a gorgeous card.

  2. Beautiful! lol and us aussies all need a boat at the moment so its well suited :) Love the colors!

  3. What an absolutely gorgeous card!! your colouring is just amazing!1 I'm so glad i found your blog because I am so inspired to learn more and try harder to be more creative and artistic!! Thank you!!

  4. TOTALLY lullzing at your Onya definition! awesome, girlfriend!

    and your little creation is lovely - i rather LOVE the reddish sky!

  5. THis is so cute! I love the little leaf boat!

  6. How cute is he....adorable layout on the card too!

  7. Barabara this is so cute and amazing scene.
    Love it!

  8. GOOD DAY Barbara lol!!!

    Your card is adorable! I do like the red background :)


    OH good luck with the Aussie slang.I have no idea what they mean and i don't want to use google but you did a really good job on your definition lol!!! GOOD LUCK,Ruby♥

  9. Barbara your card is so cute! Love this little gnome in his boat!
    As for your definition....hahahaha!
    I can tell you we abbreviate "Good Onya" to just "Onya" over here in NZ, didn't know I was invoking a goddess!!!!!LOL!

  10. LOL love your definition. Sounds so authentic!! And your card is lovely. :)

  11. wow- what a cute image! Your card ist wonderful


  12. This little guy has the cutest face! Love your card!! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

  13. Cute image and your colouring is amazing.Super card.Thanks for joining us at AiFactory :D
    Lisa x

  14. wow! your coloring is fabulous just like your whole card! thanks for entering at AIF this week!

  15. LOL... I use "Onya" all the time, usually when rolling my eyes at my husband. Love your definition :)

  16. what a cutie patootie! and your coloring is stunning! thanks for joining in AiFactory's "For the Boys" challenge! hope to see you again soon! hugs!

  17. hhahaahaa - you are indeed a character! Writing a story soon by any chance? You certainly have the imagination! hehehe Thanks for playing along for a few laughs! hugs xxoo


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