Spectrum Aqua with Resist Medium






Visit the Spectrum Noir blog to see how I created this floral background using Spectrum Aqua markers and Perfect Medium resist.



Spectrum Aquas used – Bud Green and Evergreen
Background stamp – Daisy Background by Rubber Cottage
Resist Medium – Perfect Medium by Ranger Ink

Gabby Loves to Color

This cute digital stamp, Gabby Loves To Color, is from Fairy Ink. Colored with Spectrum Noir markers, with a touch of Spectrum Noir blendable pencils to enhance the pink. Also used my Spectrum Noir markers in my Craftwell eBrush to color my mat, flowers and background papers to match my image. Colors used are listed below.


Colors used:

Skin – TN3, TN2, FS9, FS5, FS4, FS2

Hair – Brush Nibs – EB8, EB3, TN3

Lips – PL2, CR4, CR2

Eyes – TB5, TB4, TB3, IB3, IB2

Fingernails – BP7, BP4, BP1

Shirt/Bow – BP7, BP6, BP4, BP1 plus pencils 036, 032, 030

Necklace – LV3, LV2, PL1, BP3, IG2, Blender

Flower – CR7, OR3, OR2, OR1, DR6, DR4

Leaves – JG4, JG2, LG5, LG3

Marker – IG10, IG8, IG7, IG4, IG2, DR6, DR4, CR7

Paper – IG2, IG1, Blender

Background papers and paper flowers eBrushed with TB5, BP4, CR7, OR2, OR1

Hummingbird Bookmarks

I had so much fun creating these bookmarks and coloring them with my Spectrum Aqua markers. There are soooo many different ways to use these Aqua markers, with each method giving such different results in the final coloring. Love, love, love!!!! 🙂


The bookmark on the left was colored using a technique found HERE on the Spectrum Noir site. I inked up the stamp directly with the Spectrum Aqua markers, then stamped on watercolor paper and used a waterbrush to spread the color. After I was done coloring the stamp, I inked up the stamp with Memento Tuxedo Black and stamped the outline over the top, kind of giving it a hand-drawn/hand colored appearance.

Left bookmark
Colors used:
Leaves/Flowers – Bud Green, Sea Green, Evergreen, Scarlet, Crimson, Burgundy, Rose Pink
Hummingbird – Bud Green, Sea Green, Evergreen, Scarlet, Crimson, Burgundy, Rose Pink, Wildflower, Red Violet, Gold, Fawn
Background: Aquamarine, Teal

Right bookmark
Flowers colored by palette blending Spectrum Aqua, then direct to paper (no waterbrush). Hummingbird – palette blending with waterbrush
Colors used:
Leaves – Evergreen, Bud Green, Meadow
Flowers – Rose Pink, Scarlet, Crimson, Burgundy
Hummingbird – Fawn, Sunflower, Aquamarine, Sea Green, Evergreen, Bud Green, Scarlet, Crimson, Burgundy
Background – Peacock Blue, Kingfisher

Spectrum Noir April 2015 Monthly Challenge

Come join us over at Spectrum Noir for our next monthly challenge! The theme for April is “Use a Die Cut” on your project. Have fun coloring your image with your Spectrum Noir products, add a die-cut to your project, and voila! You’re ready to enter it in the challenge, it’s that easy!

Here’s my DT inspiration for the challenge:


Colored with Spectrum Noir Pencils.
Umbrella 065, 067, 071, 073 Handle 112, 114, 115, 119
Frog 043, 045, 046, 047
Bunny 084, 086, 089, 095, 099, 104, 109, 001, 006, 009, 112
Frogs diecut with Sizzix Frog die, eBrushed with Spectrum Noir JG6