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Thursday, 27 April 2017

Watercolour Variety

Hello to all.  Stamps are so very versatile.  
 A few floral stamps can be used to create a variety of interesting and colourful projects.


Here the new floral stamps from Stacey Barras, recently launched by Crafter's Companion on Hochanda have been coloured with Spectrum Noir Aqua markers and AquaBlend pencils.   
Different effects are created, suitable for many occassions.



The bright colours catch the eye and create delicate CAS creations.


Using the smaller stamps from two of the sets.


A simple white embossing and colouring with AquaBlend pencils creates a shabby/chic feel.



Bands of colour have been extended out from the stamped image to create a diverse and colourful background.  
Stonger colour definition is added to the stamp. 
I had loads of fun creating these colouring samples to show that your stamps can be used in many ways. 

Happy crafting fun to all!


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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Bright and beautiful birds!

Hello to all.  Sharing more sweet Stacey Barras stamps. 
 These are being launched on Hochanda by Crafter's Companion later today!
 I was so pleased to be asked to make some colouring samples with these stamps.



 This is a Spectrum Noir Aqua marker colouring with lots of eye-catching colour detail!


Spectrum Noir Aqua markers used:
Essentials: Spice, Lime, Moss,
Nature: Sea Green, Kingfisher
Primary: Aquamarine, Teal, Yellow, Gold
Floral: Begonia, Blossom, Bud Green, Meadow
Image is mounted onto black matt card.


Showing the versatility of these lovely stamps.  Images above are from the same stamp set coloured with Spectrum Noir Aqua Blend pencils - Essentials.  



The pencils are lovely and creamy to work with and the background of the image has been given a light coat of clear sparkle.


Another of the beautiful bird stamps coloured in rich tropical tones.
Spectrum Noir Aqua markers used:
Essentials: Lime, Spice, Peach
Nature: Amber, Sea Green, Kingfisher
Primary: Teal, Gold, Yellow
Floral: Begonia, Blossom, Bud Green, Meadow



Happy crafting fun to all!


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Monday, 24 April 2017

Watercolour florals!

Hello to all.  I was asked to colour some samples for the brand new stamp range being launched by Crafter's Companion on Hochanda later this week.  
The stamps, featuring the beautiful artwork of Stacey Barras, come in a variety of floral and bird designs.
These have been a delight to colour with my Spectrum Noir Aqua markers.




These really are such pretty stamps and watercolour so well.



My coloured samples were layered onto Coredinations and Black mat cardstock.
Spectrum Noir Aqua markers used:
Essentials: Moss, Slate
Nature: Sea Green
Primary: Yellow, Gold, Aquamarine
Floral: Bud Green, Meadow, Marigold
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen – Clear Overlay
Larger image:
Essentials: Moss, Slate
Nature: Sea Green
Primary: Yellow, Gold, Aquamarine, Purple
Floral: Bud Green, Meadow, Marigold, Wildflower
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen – Clear Overlay



Happy crafting fun to all!


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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Groovin' 60's Style

Hello to all.   Sharing a colourful decorated notebook using the fabulous Sheena Douglass Goovin 60's range.  Lots of colouring fun!



List of materials used:
Spectum Noir Illustrator markers:
Lavendar, Orchid, Duck Egg, Aqua Blue, Daffodil, Yellow Green, Salad, Mango, Satsuma, Rose Blush, Cocktail Pink.
Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers:
Pink Garnet, Rose Quartz, Macaroon, Moonstone, Peony, Fig.
Groovin' 60's Collection
Neenah Classic Crest Card, Watercolour Card, Sheena Stamping Card, Black Matt Card
Other products are from  my stash.



Happy crafting fun to all!


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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Easter Duckling!

Hello to all!   I have had my pencils out and been drawing again! 
I would like to share an Easter Card made with this sweet free-hand/hand-drawn duckling!  I thought he was a perfect image for Easter and so much fun to colour with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils.
 I really am enjoying drawing and you will probably see more creations soon.  
Its so exciting to see them just appear on the page.  


Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils used: 
Daffodil, Bumblebee, Shamrock, Grass, Copper, Driftwood, Coconut, Maize, Maple, Cedarwood, Canary, Jade, Black, Smoke, Cider, Reef Blue.
Other materials:
CC Kraft Card, Centura Pearl A4 sheet to form easel card Base.
Design Papers, fence die and hessian strip from Sara Signature Collections
Flowers, sentiment and DI for fence are from my stash.


Hope you all have a happy and peaceful Easter full of crafting fun!

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Fly Free!

Hello to all.  Sharing a bright and cheering creation featuring items from Leonie Pujol.   I  loved having a creative play with these stamps, folders and die cuts.
The main image is watercoloured using Spectrum Noir Aqua markers and has an overcoat of Spectrum Sparkle Crystal Clear!


List of materials used:
Spectrum Noir Aqua marker:  Blossom, Rose Pink, Begonia, Bud Green, Red Violet, Gold, Sunflower, Aquamarine
Spectrum Noir Sparkle pen - Crystal Clear
Leonie Pujol - Stamp - Fly Free, Bark Texture Die,  Always Create Folder
Coredinations Card mats
Sara Signature Shabby/Chic Collection -Papers and buttons
Kraft Card 
Pebeo Gilding Wax
Card Base, ribbon,twine and beads from my stash.


 Picture above captures some of the delicious sparkle detail!



Happy crafting fun to all!

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Thursday, 6 April 2017

Colourful Flowers!

Hello to all.  Sharing a sweet colouring for the Spectrum Noir April Colour Challenge. 
The challenge is Anything Goes but to be eligable for the prize you must follow the challenge theme!  
 The theme for this month is Think Spring!  
This lovely digi stamp is from Power Poppy.


A variety of Spectrum Noir colouring products have been used for this project including
Spectrum Noir Markers
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils
Sunflower image from Power Poppy.
Crafter's Companion Watercolour card.
Black matt and cream card
Twine, button, sequins are from my stash.



Happy crafting fun to all!

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Monday, 3 April 2017

Turtle with foils.

Hello to all.  Sharing an undersea scene featuring the Spectrum Noir metallic pencils and Crafter's Companion Foils and Transfers.  I have used embossing folders to create a wave and bubble background, lightly applied glue and then foil.  I really enjoyed making this project.


Crafter's Companion Foil – Rose Gold and Silver
Crafter's Companion Foil Transfers – Delicate Detail
Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark – Under the Sea
Premium Pencil Pad 
Spectrum Noir Colorista Metallic pencils:
Light Blue, Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink, Violet,
Purple, Gold, Silver, Nickel, Mica, Rose Coral.
Black Matt Card, Silver Mirror Card, Centura Pearl Card
Embossing Folder Textures Elements Waves and
Leonie Pujol Bubble Explosion
Foil applied to embossing and edges with Glue Stick


Happy crafting fun to all!





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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Florals and Foils!


Hello to all.   
Sharing a floral and foil project with Crafter's Companion Foils and Foil transfers and Spectrum Noir metallic pencils.  These are fun to play with and produce lovely results.


Crafter's Companion Foil – Rose Gold
Crafter's Companion Foil Transfers – Delicate Details
Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark – Exquisite Florals
Premium Pencil Pad 
Spectrum Noir Colorista Metallic pencils:
Light Blue, Blue, Yellow, Green, Pink, Violet,
Purple, Gold, Silver, Nickel, Mica, Rose Coral.
Black Matt Card, Kaft Card,
Dragonfly and Diamond Press (hello) Die cut -
embossed with Rose Gold Foil
Foil attached to die cuts with Glue Stick.



Happy crafting fun to all!





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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Metallic Squirrel Tag!


Hello to all!  Sharing a sweet squirrel tag coloured with Spectrum Noir Metallic and ColourBlend pencils on black card.  I have a tutorial on the Spectrum Noir blog on how to create this easy colouring effect with your pencils.  





Happy crafting fun to all!


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Sunday, 26 March 2017

Freehand art, meet Halbert Hare!

Hello to all.  I have just finished my first hand drawn and hand coloured image. 
This is Halbert Hare and he is now on a card!
 I used Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils and I am so pleased with how this hare has turned out.
If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram you would have seen him as a work in progress.


I have not attempted freehand drawing before and was delighted as he began to take shape.  It was so much fun creating his face, features and fur!  I used Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils for the drawing and a touch of white gel pen for highlights.


Materials used to draw and colour this image
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencil used to create this hare:Espresso, Timberwood, Saddle Brown, Cinnamon, Cider, Maple, Pewter, Pebble, Bark, Stone, Black. 
White gel pen.
Materials for card:Black Matt Card, Kraft Card, Sheena Stamping Card 
Sara Signature paper and Hessian.
Sentiment Leonie Pujol.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:



 Happy Mother's Day to all of you in the UK who celebrate this.  
Hope you enjoy your day! 

  



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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Colorista Dark - In the Pink!

 Hello to all.  A Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark project to share. 
I bought a pink box and attached images from the Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark - Exquisite Flowers pad coloured with Colorista Metallic pencils.  




The top of the box showing this beautiful image.  
The bright pink background really highlights the design and detail!




Showing the box from the front with the top.  The colourings are so rich and creamy.




Showing the box from the side. 
I have decorated all four sides of the box with images cut from the Exquisite Flowers pad.


 Happy crafting fun to all.        



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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Caribbean dream!

Hello to all!  Sharing a beautiful image from A Day for Daisies coloured with a variety of Spectrum Noir Products. I have so enjoyed colouring this beautiful image, she is indeed a dream.  


  The backgound was created with Spectrum Noir Aqua markers on watercolour card.  The image is coloured with Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers and ColourBlend pencils.


List of materials used to make this card:
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers: 
MB1, MB2, RB1, RB2, BT1, BT2, BT3, GT3, CT2, LY 3, MG1, MG2
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils:
Cream, Cinnamon, Pink Blush, Antique Rose, Verdigris, Viridian, Citrus, Grass
Spectrum Noir Aqua markers:
Yellow, Sunflower, Marigold, Terracotta, Gold
Watercolour card and base card.
Designer papers Kaisercraft
Ribbon is Sara Signature
Bling is from my stash coloured with Spectrum Noir marker BT4


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:



Happy crafting fun to all!





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Sunday, 19 March 2017

Bright and Happy!

Sharing a fun Spectrum Noir Colorista colouring.  These bright and cheering cards are so much fun to colour.  Its so relaxing sitting of an evening and colouring in!


Spectrum Noir Colorista Marker Card Kit - Floral Inspirations
Spectrum Noir Colorista markers: Leaf Green, Gold, Pear Green, Lemon, Sorbet, Rose Blush, Coral, Denim, Daffodil, Orchid, Blossom.
White gel pen detail.





Happy crafting fun to all!





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