Friday 16 April 2021

Color Hues #16

 Good afternoon fellow crafters. You didn't make it easy for me to choose my winners for the pink and green challenge, check out here to see if you caught the eye. 

We're halfway through April already so hope you are up to the challenge of a new colour combo over at Color Hues. Here is my take.

A very grown up colour combo I think so it deserves a classy card!
I used my favourite technique for colouring on a dark background, that of paper piecing. Normally I just use plain card that I've coloured with either watercolours or Copic markers but for this take I used another way and used some yellow patterned paper.
After having a root in my yellow scraps drawer, yes I'm sad enough to have sorted my scraps into colourways, I chose a couple of yellow DPs from a really old Papermania set that has sat unused for more years than I care to remember! One is self coloured stripe and the other white dots on yellow. 
I stamped the design for the card using Altenew's 'Remember This' onto an A6 panel of grey with white EP. I did consider using white EP for the pp blooms but decided to use grey ink instead. Rather than leave the pp blooms flat, I added some shading using a couple of Zig w/c markers in yellow and yellow ochre to give them dimension. When dry, I added the darker bloom to the back and the brighter one towards the front. My sentiment was an Altenew freebie in a magazine, stamped and embossed in white EP.
For more yellow and grey inspiration please check out the rest of the girls fabulous inspiration over at the CH blog.

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plus Fussy cutting, Heat embossing, watercolouring and masking


  1. Gorgeous heat embossed stamped flowers on pretty yellow and white designer paper, Julie. Love your grey background cardstock with your yellow paper pieced flowers. Wonderful heat embossed leaves and sentiment too. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix up. Hugs..Nancy

  2. I LOVE those paper pieced flowers! I like paper piecing but have never tried it with florals like these. They are perfect with the embossed leaves and sentiment.

  3. Beautiful card Julie. The grey card with the sunny paper pieced flowers and the bright white heat embossing would cheer anyone up! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! x

  4. Wauw wat een prachtige kaart .mooi de bloemen op het grijs papier.

    Groetjes Gerrie

  5. Just gorgeous coloring. Lovely simple card. TFS

  6. You are so creative...stamping these beautiful flowers on patterned paper. The amount of shading you did was perfect! Such a pretty card Julie!

  7. This is gorgeous! Perfect paper piecing for these pretty flowers. (Oops, I missed the memo on classy this week! :D)

  8. Julie, this is simply stunning!! Perfectly CAS, beautifully paper pieced and I love the white embossing. Thank you for sharing at CAS Mix Up!

  9. Your paper pieced flowers are gorgeous, Julie! I love how you've added shading to the flowers and how well they play on the gray background! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  10. WOW! Your paper pieced flowers are amazing Jules! Love the patterned papers you've used. The colours are grown up and classy ... and so is your design. Love that the flowres are highlighted. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  11. This is lovely with the pattern paper for the flowers. I love that idea.

  12. Paper piecing is such a great technique and it works so well with this gorgeous image and with the papers you chose Julie. Bet it felt so satisfying to use up some of those papers! Vicky x


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