Self Portrait

Well, I guess it’s not REALLY a self-portrait, but it’s as close as I could get coloring with my Spectrum Noir markers lol. I enlarged this Scrapper’s Delights digital stamp to about 6”x 6”. This is my first attempt at coloring something this big, and I think it went quite well. Smile

Colors used are listed below the picture.

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Using Brush Nibs:

Hair: EB8, EB3, TN3

Using Bullet Nibs:

Skin: FS2, FS5, FS9, TN2, TN3

Lips: LV1, CR5, FS8, FS4

Glasses: CR5, CR7, DR2, DR4, DR7

Eyes: EB8, EB5, EB3, TN3, TN4

Pants: PL1, PL2, PL3, PL4, PL5

Shirt/Socks: IB1, IB2, IB3, TB4, BT5, JG6

Shoes: GB7, GB6, CT3

Soles: IG1, IG2, IG3, IG4, IG5, IG7, IG9, IG10

Paper: IG3, IG1, Blender

Markers: GB7, GB6, CT3, PL4, PL3, PL2, PL1, JG6, JG3, LG4, DR7, DR6, DR3, CR8

Here’s a close up of the marker girl

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Thanks for checking out my blog, happy coloring!

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Season’s Greetings

This card is my entry for the Spectrum Noir December challenge. See challenge details at http://a.pgtb.me/rBxgPG

After years of avoiding coloring most images that had people in them, I recently discovered online coloring classes at http://kitandclowder.ning.com/ and have plunged myself into the world of coloring people. All I can say is I wish I had found these classes years ago! Here is my latest “people project”. Colored with Spectrum Noir markers. Digi stamp is called “Alannah” from Whimsy Stamps. The large holly leaves and berries were hand drawn by me, my first piece of original artwork lol.

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Spectrum Noir markers used:

Skin: FS1, FS2, FS5, FS9, LV1, PL1

Eyes: IB2

Hair: EB8, EB3, TN3, TN7

Fence: EB5, EB3, EB6, TN3, TN6, TN9

Nails: IG5, IG8

Coat/Pants/Hat: PP1, PP2, PP3, PP4, BP6, BP7, LV2

Boots/Gloves: IG10, BGR5, BGR3, BGR2

Bird’s Hat: CR4, CR8, DR4, DR5, DR6, DR7

Bird: BT2, BT4, BT6, BT9 Beak: OR1, OR3, DR2

Leaves: LG3, LG5, JG3, JG6

Snow: IB1, TB1, Blender

PomPoms: IG1, IG3, IG5, IG6, Blender

Berries: CR9, DR2, DR6, DR7

Thanks for stopping by, Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays Card

(This project was featured as a guest designer spot on the Craftwell blog, www.craftwellusa.com)

Hello, and welcome to my latest project, eBrushing on Vellum! Today I wanted to make a background for a holiday card using my eBrush, and I had some vellum left out from another project that I had just finished, so I thought that I would see how eBrushing on vellum would look.

I started by taking some triangle sheets from a MAMBI Banner paper pad and layered them over a piece of vellum. Then, using Spectrum Noir markers, I eBrushed three shades of green (JG6, JG3, CG3) over the entire sheet.

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After completing the layers of green, I proceeded to peel off one or two triangles at a time and then eBrushed the same three shades of green over the entire piece again. I repeated the process until all triangles were removed and another layer of eBrushing was added. This left me with the eBrushed illusion of layered triangles.

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It also left me with some pretty cool triangles that I can use on a future project. I just had to eBrush over the white areas to give them the same layered look.

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I then trimmed down my vellum and ran it through my Xyron to add adhesive over the entire back and adhered it to my card base.

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After completing the background, I stamped this adorable rubber stamp from the Crafter’s Companion Popcorn the Bear Christmas Collection called Snow Love. I colored it using the Spectrum Noir markers. I also cut a bunch of flowers to use as snowflakes using the Fiskars Flowers corner punch.

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On a piece of white scrap paper, I eBrushed a strip of paper using Spectrum Noir TB1 and placed it at the bottom of the card for some snow hills. I also took one of the eBrushed triangle scraps, cut it into a strip and made a title for my card, hand-writing Happy Holidays on it.

Put it all together, and Voila! The final touch was some Diamond Stickles glitter glue added to the snowflakes for some sparkle.

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Thanks for checking out my eBrushed Happy Holidays card. I hope I have given you some ideas for creating your own unique backgrounds using the Craftwell eBrush airbrush system!