Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Aubrey Bumblethorpe

I thought I would share with you this card that I've made for my hubby's birthday. His birthday isn't until next Monday but when I was considering when would be the best time to upload this, I had to confess that he probably wouldn't even know how to find my blog let alone think of looking at it, so I reckon I'm safe!

I chose this image from Just Inklined mainly because we have an ongoingjoke about buying a trike (of the Harley Davidson type not a red plastic one with wooden wheels!!) and growing old disgracefully. When I saw Aubrey, I had to confess that there is a certain likeness to DH in the beard and the specs but, thankfully, there it ends! This is what my hubby looks like and, as you can see, he has more hair than Aubrey!

It was ironic that the lovely Mina posted a card with the exact same image to her blog only yesterday - I wasn't copying hun, honest! I'd already made the card when I saw your lovely post.

The DPs in the background are from K & Co, 7 Gypsies and Bo Bunny. I embossed the Nestie label with the Cuttlebug Happy Birthday folder and distressed the edges with Faded Jeans Distress Ink. I was away from home when I coloured the image with my Copics so I don't have all the colours for you but those I do I'll list below. After colouring with the Copics, I used my Faber Castell watercolour pencils to deepen the shadows and to 'grey down' Aubrey's denims, which were looking a bit too laundered to be real. I also added Glossy Accents on his specs, spanner, belt buckle and boot straps and finished with buttons charms and ribbon from my stash.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, R11, R20
Beard and spanner: C1, C3
Tshirt, boots and belt: W1, W3, W5, W7
Denims: B93, B95, B97, B99

I must get on now with some back to school cards and a project for a local group with which I'm involved.

Bye for now,

Diane x


  1. Nothing like him at all, Diane - he's much, much nicer and has the voice to go with it, lol. Gorgeous colouring, as ever and great image.

  2. I love your card, what a great image and perfect for your husband. You've done a fab job colouring this to!

  3. would never cross my mind girl how amazing is this...its stunning, I love the glaze on his glasses...your husband will love it even if it has got less hair lol
    Mina xxx

  4. Hi Diane, it's mrs Just Inklined here and I have to say this is superb, I would love to use this on the Just Inklined blog along with the image of your Husband, you would think our artist had drawn Aubrey with your husband in mind.
    Love his glasses and his spanner.

  5. aw he's lovely Diane - like a DIY father Christmas. (the card I mean, not your hubby!) lol

  6. Love it Diane and so will Brian who is much better looking, x

  7. Such talent! I love the card you have made and dh will love it too. The composition is fabulous.

  8. Wow, Diane, this is wonderful. Your husband better love it. Love everything about it. Thanks for letting Jak share it with all of and besides we got to find your awesome blog!!! :)

  9. Diane - this is just way too cute! I live the specs and the wrench details you added! Great job!


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