Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Color Hues One Year Birthday

 Good afternoon folks. I can't believe we are in September already, where did August go. Well chez Beech, the OH has been busy sanding down our oak windows and painting the ones that don't need the double glazed units replacing. The ones at the front get a real pasting with the sun so after one went it was only a waiting game before the others went. It's just the big panes, for some reason the small ones haven't suffered the same but others have gone in other places. We decided to go with an ebony finish with added silver, the OH is not getting any younger and the idea is that the darker stain will last against the strong sun and he wont have to paint as regularly.

Anyway, I've been doing some colouring of my own for the latest challenge at Color Hues. Can you believe we have been up and running for a year!!! Nancy has organised a little giveaway too plus we're also welcoming a new team member, please say hi to the fab Tracey McNeely
This time we've got a lovely sunny combination that made me think of my bestie from Grammar School whose birthday it is this month. Her fave colours are shades of orange.

I love the AI ladies, they make me smile and as I am a lady of a certain age they are rather appropriate!
This stamp features 3 ladies but as I wanted it for my bestie's birthday, I cut away the third lady.
After colouring them with Copics, I fussy cut the ladies and put them to one side.
To create the background papers, I stamped various sentiments from Uniko in matching shades and drew some stripes to match with Copic markers, it's a great way to get your DPs to match!
I added a sunray embossed circle of white card to a larger one which had been coloured with one of the same yellow Copics and added the ladies with a die cut bobbler. I've used these before, its a die from Stampendous that cuts a sort of spiral which allows the image to bobble around, just like these two are with laughter! 

The shadow shows you where the ladies are held away from the background, sadly it doesn't show the movement!
On a panel of 5 x 7 scrap paper, I assembled my homemade DPs, covering the join with some Copic coloured grosgrain ribbon after I had trimmed it down a little, then added to a white 5 x 7 card. A sentiment from the same AI set completes.
That's all from me but please check out the rest of the team for more colourful inspiration.


  1. Fab card! Sure D will love it!

  2. LOVE this card Jules! Fabulous design and amazing colouring. LOVE the perfect sentiment to go with these fun ladies. :) xx

  3. What a brilliant card, in every way. I love those ladies of a certain age and your hand stamped background looks fantastic. How on earth did September get here so quickly and so blooming chilly already too. What a great idea to choose a darker stain to combat the fade xx

  4. Such a funny card, Julie. The mix of papers is perfect as well as your coloring. Whoever receives this punny card will really love it. Good luck on the house painting too!

  5. Oh, this card is so cute and fun Jules! Love your fancy multi-colored stamping and fabulous coloring. Such funny ladies!

  6. I was so blown away by your amazing colouring of these two bffs that it took me a minute to realize you had made the backing patterned papers as well! What a fabulous job on this card - love it!!! And now I'm off to search out this magic Stampendous die. ;)

  7. This is such a fun image, and I know your friend will love it! I'm so impressed with all the work you did to create just the perfect patterned papers!

  8. This is adorable. I love the fun images you used and the way you used the sentiments on the top. GREAT design.

  9. Julie this is such a fun card and I love the sentiment! Awesome job on the background paper with all the different coloured words!

  10. Blown away by your impressive colouring of the ladies and the perfectly placed shadows! WOW! Can you teach me how to colour like this! And then there's the awesome background! Love this; a fabulous way to celebrate CH's Year One!


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