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Monday, 27 February 2017

Colorista Z-Fold Fun!

Hello to all.  A fun Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark Z-Fold card to share.  I have used a couple of coloured Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark - Exquisite Flowers - Premium Paper Pad sheets and the wonderful Colorista Metallic Pencils.  These delicious goodies have now been launched in the UK!



The image above shows the complete card showing the front image with die cut detail and a peak at the image on the back of the gatefold.


Front of the card when closed over showing the rich pencil colouring and the shading effects you can create by blending various shades of these wonderful pigments.


The back of the z-fold showing a similar image from the Exquisite Floral pad.  The pencils have again been blended to create shade and depth to the petals.  The colours of the pencil pigments complement each other beautiful.


This panel is the inside of the z-fold and mirrors the front and back of the card.  
I loved creating this card and colouring these fabulous images.



Some screen shots of this card on Hochanda!

   Happy crafting fun to all.        



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Sunday, 26 February 2017

Colorista Dark - Decorated Notebook Front!

Hello to all.  Sharing a decorated Notebook Front featuring a page from the fabulous Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark - Under the Sea Premium Pencil Pad and the Colorista Metallic Pencils.  
These will be launching in the UK from Monday.   




The pads and pencils are so very versatile and can be used for a wide variety of projects.
Here the colourings and die cuts have been highlighted with the use of pink tones and ribbon.  
Texture has been added to the backing papers with embossing folders.



A screen shot of this card on Hochanda.

   Happy crafting fun to all.        



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Friday, 24 February 2017

Colorista Dark - Under the Sea!

Sharing a sweet Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark colouring featuring a page from the Under the Sea Premium Pencil Pad and the wonderful Spectrum Noir Colorista Metallic pencils.  These will be launched on  Hochanda in the UK from Monday, 27th February – you’ll see it live on Hochanda in the evening! The range will make its US debut on HSN Wednesday, 8th March.   
I have really enjoyed working with these and creating the samples to share with you!



This was a delight to colour.  
The black background of the page was coloured with the silver metallic pencil. 
The image was mounted on matt silver mirror card and onto an embossed and gilded Textures folder -Waves. 
 I have tried to keep the Under the Sea theme going throughout the card using die cuts to mimic waving undersea flowers and foliage.

  Happy crafting fun to all.        



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Thursday, 23 February 2017

Floral Sparkle Pens on z fold card!

Hello to all.  I have a fun Sparkle pens tutorial to share for Spectrum Noir.
The tutorial features step out instructions for creating this reverse z fold card base.


The image is from Leonie Pujol and I hope you will find time to pop over and have a look!


Happy crafting fun to all!





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#tutorial #watercolor #sparkle #floral #spring #summer  #embossing #butterflies #shapedcard


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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Dreaming of summer days!

Hello to all.  Spring is just around the corner in this part of the world and I can't stop dreaming of summer days.  With this in mind I have coloured the sweet Sparkler image from Mo Manning and given her a beach type theme and lovely summery colours!  
The beautiful image reminds me so much of my elder daughter when she was a girl, such lovely memories!


List of materials used to make this card.
Sparkler image - Mo Manning as linked above
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers:
Skin: FS4, FS5,FS6, FS7, FS8.FS9. TN3, RB2, AP3
Hair: MB3, MB2, EB2, GY1, RB3,
Dress/shoes: 1P3, CR11, GT1, GT2, AG3, AB1, AB3, BT1, BT5, CT2
Background: GY1, GB4, YG3, LG3, LG4, DG3, 
White gel pen dots
Sky created with Distress Inks.
Coredinations card, Kaisercraft designer papers
Ribbon and bling from my stash.





   Happy crafting fun to all.        



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Monday, 20 February 2017

Colorista Dark Seahorse Memory Box!

Hello to all.  Sharing an altered memory box featuring the Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark - Under the Sea Premium Paper Pads and the fabulous Spectrum Noir Metallic Pencils.   
These are soon to be launched on Hochanda in the UK from Monday, 27th February – you’ll see it live on Hochanda in the evening! The range will make its US debut on HSN Wednesday, 8th March. 
  

 I have decorated a basic memory box.
It was painted with black gesso, gilding wax, glitter and mica flakes were added.  
 All of the panels were decorated with Colorista Dark -Under the Sea pages, coloured with the metallic pencils. 
Such a fun project!
You can clearly see in these pictures the quality of the embossed resist detail and the fabulous sheen of these rich and creamy metallic pencils.  
The images are scrummy and you are spoiled for choice throughout this delicious pad.




The top and each of the sided of the box have been decorated with these lovely papers.   Mats of embossed and gilded black card have been used to mount the side images and sequins added to all panels.

  


Showing the front and the decorated top of this fun project. 
So much fun to colour!


   Happy crafting fun to all.        



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Saturday, 18 February 2017

Colorista Dark and Delightful!

Hello to all.  I was delighted to be able to work with the new Spectrum Noir Colorista Dark embossed pads and the stunning Spectrum Noir Colorista Metallic pencils.




 This exciting range will be available in the UK from Monday, 27th February – you’ll see it live on Hochanda in the evening! The range will make its US debut on HSN Wednesday, 8th March. 
There are three new 16-page pencil pads.  Two are 6″x6″ and one is a tag-shaped pad, all of which feature artist-quality black paper with thick-spot UV.
The metallic pencils are packaged in a 12-pencil tin. They create a dramatic effect on the black paper designs, with beautiful shimmering results



This project features one of the Colorista Dark pages, coloured with the metallic pencils.  
The Background is created with silver metallic pencil. 
All of the die cut detail has been cut from metallic pencil coloured Colorista Dark pages. You can clearly see the wonderful shine on the embossing on both the main image and the die cuts. 
It creates a 'stained glass' effect for your colouring.  
These pads and pencils really are a fabulous addition to the Colorista family.


   Happy crafting fun to all.        



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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Lakeside Shore


Hello to all!  Sharing a Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils colouring of the stunning Sheena Douglass Lakeside Shore stamp set.   Lots of lovely embossing and gilding wax fun was had by me!




List of materials used to make this card:
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy A6 Stamp Set - Lakeside Shore Stamp
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Pencils
Essentials: Pearl White,  
Naturals: Sky Blue, Blue Marine, Aqua, Wheat, 
Primaries: Banana,  Pine Green, Bright Green, Mango, 
Florals: Pineapple
Textures 8 x 8 Hessian Folder
Sentiment from Sheena Douglass Happiness Stamp
Black Matt card, Watercolour Card, Kraft Card,
Sheena Douglass - Perfect Partners Victorian Floral - Anemone Thin Metal Die
Pebeo Gilding Wax - Renaissance Gold
Autumn Morning Flourish Leaves Die

Sending happy crafting fun wishes to all!



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Monday, 13 February 2017

Valentines Cat!

Hello to all!   Sharing a sweet Valentines card for a Special Someone.  The cute image, coloured with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils.   Fabulous free digi image available from Måla Med Skapar Källarn join the FB group here.




List of materials used to make this card:
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils: Nectarine, Pumpkin, Russett, Rose Red, Saffron, Shamrock, Grass, Seal Grey, Mauve, Sorbet, 
Image - Måla Med Skapar Källarn as linked above
Designer Papers are Sara Signature - Love and Romance Collection
Black Matt Card
Buttons and ribbon are from my stash.




   Happy crafting fun to all.        



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Friday, 10 February 2017

Wendy and Friend!

Hello to all.  Sharing a sweet Saturated Canary image coloured with the amazing Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers.  
 The colouring was fun to do and it was a joy to revisit this cute image.


Image - Wendy – Saturated Canary
Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers:
Skin - Blush, Linen, Eggshell, Cream, Ivory, Honeydew, Antique Pink
Hair – Blue Grey 4, Ice Grey 6, Ice Grey 2, True Black
Clothes – Duck Egg, Emerald, Caribbean, Pale Mint, Ice Green,
Aquamarine, Blossom, Baby Pink, Fruit Pink, Rose Blush, Cocktail Pink
Dog – Pecan, Red Brown, Earth Brown, Sand, Leather, Honeydew
Background - Pale Citrus, Canary, Daffodil, Blender


Here is my project on Hochanda with Fiona and the Spectrum Noir Illustrators.          



   Happy crafting fun to all.        



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Wednesday, 8 February 2017

The lovely Hattie!

Hello to all!  This is the lovely Hattie from the Sheena Douglass 60's Groovy Collection.  She is a beauty and has been coloured with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils.


List of materials used to make this card:

Sheena Douglass Groovin' 60's A6 Rubber Stamp – Hattie and Bloomin Sixties
Spectrum Noir Colourblend pencils –
Essentials: White, Linen, Eggshell, Cream, Peach, Saddle Brown,
Mulberry, Black
Florals: Daffodil, Geranium, Fuchsia,
Primaries: Maize, Ginger, Carmine, Sorbet,
Naturals: Shamrock, Grass, Copper
Black Matt Card
Coredinations layers
Die cuts are Diamond Press
Sequins and flower felt from my stash.




A screenshot of Hattie in a recent Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils Hochanda show!

Wishing happy crafting fun to all.    





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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

When the red, red robin....

Hello to all.  I made this card for my best beloved, it was his birthday recently. 
 He loves Robins and has had many visiting the garden for mealworms over the past few years.  
The image is coloured using Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils.

Detail of the technique used to produce bright colouring on kraft card featured here.


List of materials used to make this card:
Little Bird Digi Stamp - Toadstool Printables
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils used:
White, Cinnamon, Eggshell, Rose Red, Ginger, Cider, Flame Red, Maize, Spice Brown, Timberwood, Storm Cloud, Clementine, Stone, Seafoam, Black.
Neenah Kraft Card, Coredinations Card, CC Kraft Card and Hessian Strip. 
Designer paper from my stash.


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



Wishing lots of crafty fun to all!




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Saturday, 4 February 2017

Spreading the Colorista Love!

Hello to all.   My daughter Emma is interested in mandala patterns and has had her eye on my Spectrum Noir Colorista Marker Pad - Eastern Promise.   She took it home the other night, along with some of my markers and had lots of colouring fun.  
Here is her first ever colouring.  I think she did really well!



 She is thrilled and rates the pad and the pens as awesome!  
She was particularly impressed by the quality of the paper in the colouring pads.  
This project is destined to become the frontpage of her journal!



Wishing happy crafting fun to all.    





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Stiletto Style!

Hello to all.  Sharing a fun freehand sketch with Spectrum Noir metallic pencils to create this CAS project.  I love the shine and con...