Flights of Fantasy Framed Art

I’ve just finished coloring up this pensive fairy from the Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy CD by Crafter’s Companion with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils. I love how she turned out and decided to frame her. She now sits on my desk at work. ūüôā

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Project details:

Colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils on Strathmore 500 Series Cold Press watercolor card

Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils used:
Skin – 092, 008, 007, 005, 003
Hair – 104, 095, 089, 084
Lips – 029, 008
Eyes – 051, 045, 054
Dress – 054, 053, 051, 047, 045, 043, 001
Gloves – 83, 82, 80, 78
Pillow/Flower – 042, 034, 033, 027, 024
Wings – 054, 053, 051, 047, 045, 043, 001, 83, 82, 80, 78

Countdown to Downton Abbey US Launch!

Only a few more hours to go!!! Sara Davies¬†of Crafter’s Companion will be bringing the fabulous Downton Abbey papercrafting collection to¬†HSN¬†starting at 12:00am EST on Tuesday January 26th. That’s just a hop, skip and a jump¬†to go until we get to see this awesome collection of Downton Abbey papercrafting goodies!

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Here’s a¬†card I made using elements from the Downton Abbey papercrafting collection from Crafter’s Companion.

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The card opens up to this awesome vintage Downton Abbey themed wonderland!

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Tune in to HSN starting at 12:00am EST Tuesday January 26th for the launch of this wonderful collection, plus a brand new Diamond Press diecutting and embossing machine and some more goodies from Crafter’s Companion.

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Downton Abbey Gable Treat Box

Love Downton Abbey? You will be able to create beautiful projects in the style of your favourite characters from the award winning series with the newest goodies from Crafter’s Companion US , coming to HSN (Home Shopping Network) on Tuesday, January 26th, with Sara Davies!

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I crafted this exquisite treat box using my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool Sweet Treats Sweet Things¬†embossing board and elements from the Downton Abby Papercrafting Collection.

Be sure to tune into HSN on Tuesday, January 26, for the HSN exclusive US launch of the fabulous Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection.

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Downton Abbey sneak peek

I’m so excited that the Downton Abby Papercrafting Collection is making its US debut on HSN Tuesday, January 26th! This is such a fabulous collection that you sure won’t want to miss out on.

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I created this wonderfully vintage looking card using items from the Downton Abbey Papercrafting collection.

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Tune in on January 26th to see Sara in action on HSN!

Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection US Debut!

I’m in love with the marvellous new Downton Abbey papercrafting collection from Crafter’s Companion US! Sara Davies will be on HSN Tuesday, January 26th, with an HSN exclusive debut of the Downton Abbey papercrafting collection. Don’t miss their demonstrations, tips and inspiration!

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I created this fabulous vintage-looking diamond easel card using items from the Downton Abbey Papercrafting Collection.

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Project details:

Base is embossed paper from Downton Abbey 12×12 paper pad distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.
Upper portion pattern paper from Downton Abbey 12×12 paper pad, edges distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink.
Center portion is Downton Abbey Damask embossing folder embossed on Crafter’s Companion Kraft cardstock, inked with Vintage Photo distress ink.
Dies:
Downton Abbey Ribbon Brooch die, cut from Crafter’s Companion Black Pearl shimmer cardstock with some embossing detail highlighted with opaque white pen
Downton Abbey Antique Frame die, cut from Black Pearl shimmering cardstock with some embossing detail highlighgted opaque white pen.
Stamps:
Center brooch stamped image from Downton Abbey A Little Something stamp set, colored with Spectrum Noir markers (DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5.
Embellishments:
Sentiment from Downton Abbey Diecut Toppers set 2,
OCard stoppers gemstones colored with Spectrum Noir DR6

You’re a Hoot!

I just love this new stamp set from Crafter’s Companion! It’s from the Spectrum Noir Sparkle EZ-mount collection, and the set is called Twit Twoo. ¬†This card was made using¬†Crafter’s Companion Pre-scored Green Envy shimmering cardstock as the card base.

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The branch stamp actually comes with a bird cage hooked onto it, but I inked up and stamped just the branch and leaves on the paper. The sentiment stamp also comes in the set.

I stamped the owl stamp on Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White cardstock and colored it using Spectrum Noir markers¬†EB5, TN7, TN5, and GB8.¬†I then colored over the entire owl¬†with Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker. For a fun twist, I mounted it upside down, hanging from the branch where the birdcage would have been. He’s such a hoot!

The leaves on the branch were colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Emerald Green.

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Here’s an angled view to show the shimmery sparkle a little better. Such gorgeous results!

Project details:

Spectrum Noir Sparkle EZ Mount stamp set “Twit Twoo”
Spectrum Noir markers EB5, TN7, TN5, GB8
Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers Clear, Emerald Green
Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White cardstock
Crafter’s Companion Pre-scored Green Envy shimmering cardstock

Is it spring yet??

Brrrrr, we’ve had temps on the negative side this week, and I’m sooo ready for spring! But I figured since it’s still cold out, another winter card is suitable for the occasion. I used Color Focus – Yellows¬†tutorial from the Spectrum Noir website¬†for coloring the clothing in this¬†digital image called “Alannah” from Whimsy Stamps. I also followed the steps of this Coloring a Dark Blue Night Sky tutorial for the background.

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I have colored this adorable image with my Spectrum Noir makers. Sentiment stamp is from the Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Greetings stamp set.

Color list:

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Color Focus Yellows
Image is Alannah from Whimsy Stamps
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers
Clothes – OR1, GB5, CT4, CT3, CT2, CT1
Trim – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Skin – TN2, FS9, FS5, FS2
Hair – GB7, GB5, CT4, CT3, CT2, OR1
Bird – IG10, IG6, IG3
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Wood – EB5, EB3, TN7, TN3
Snow – IB1, IG1, Blender

Uniball Signo white pen for falling snow

Spectrum Noir UltraSmooth Premium White cardstock

Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool for card scoring and folding

Home Decor with Spectrum Noir Sparkle

Crafter’s Companion¬†has a new line of Spectrum Noir products,¬†some delightfully glittery Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers and some EZ-mount stamps sets designed especially for the Sparkle markers.

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Here is a wall hanging I created using the Spectrum Noir Sparkle Twit Twoo stamp set. The birdhouses and the birds are stamps from the set and colored with the Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers.

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I bought this wall hanging sign and recovered it with some patterned paper, then embellished it with the Twit Twoo stamps and some Sheena Douglass Wild Rose Briar flower and leaf diecuts.

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This angle shows the beautiful shimmer of the Sparkle markers. I even brushed it over my diecuts to add a little shimmer to the flowers as well.

Project details:

Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Wild Rose Briar stamp and die sets
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Twit Twoo stamp set
Colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers
Green birdhouse – Soft Jade, Emerald Green, Clear, Smoked Quartz, Pink Champagne
Pink Birdhouse – Pink Garnet, Cosmos, Smoked Quartz, Harvest Moon, Pink Champagne, Clear
Pink Bird – Pink Garnet, Cosmos, Moonlight, Clear
Blue Birdhouse/Birds – Blue Topaz, Moonstone, Moonlight, Clear

Spectrum Noir January Challenge

 

The first challenge of 2016 has been posted over at Spectrum Noir, the theme for January is “Anything Goes”. Here is my challenge inspiration for you.
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This adorable image is from the “Friends” stamp set, part of the Mulberry Wood collection available from Crafter’s Companion. I have colored him with Spectrum Noir markers. The flowers are diecut and stamped using the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Wild Rose Briar stamp and die sets. The Sentiment is from the¬†Wild Rose stamp set also.

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Project Details:

Colored with Spectrum Noir markers on Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White cardstock
Stamp from Mulberry Wood collection at Crafter’s Companion
Dog – GB11, GB7, GB9, GB5
Nose/paws – IG10, IG6, IG4, IG3
Red Flowers – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Pink Flowers – BP7, BP5, BP3
Purple Flowers – HB3, HB2, PL2, PL1
Leaf – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Flower center, GP9, GP5, CT2, CT2, LY3
Grass – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG4
Sky – TB5, TB4, TB3, TB1
Crafter’s Companion shimmering cardstock – Candy Red, White Pearl, Pink Pearl
Sheena Douglass Wild Rose Briar stamp and die set for flowers and sentiment
Gemstones colored with SN markers DR4, PL4
Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool for card scoring and folding

 

 

Flights of Fantasy – Fairy Child

Adult coloring books are all the rage these days, and while I don’t have any of those, I do have the Morgan Fitzsimons Flights of Fantasy Papercrafting CD from Crafter’s Companion. This collection is full of digital images to color up, including this one called “Fairy Children 1a”, which is one of over 80 images on the CD ready to be printed and colored.

I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils on Strathmore 500 Series cold press watercolor cardstock.

Along the left side is the Die’sire Edge’ables Floral Dance border die, inked with Ranger Archival Magenta Hue. Also along the left edge right next to the image is the Die’sire Edge’ables Lattice Flourish border die, which came in the HSN Exclusive Crafter’s Companion Inspiration Magazine Issue 8 kit.

The little flourishes peeking out at the upper and lower right corners are the Sara Davies Signature Collection Festive Wonder Festive Flake snowflake die, re-purposed for a spring-time page.

In the lower left corner is the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Lily stamp set, colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The butterfly at the top was made using the Die’sire Classiques Delicate Butterfly die.

Project details:

Flights of Fantasy Image Fairy Children 1a
Colored with Spectrum Noir Pencils
Plant leaves – 051, 050, 046
Tree leaves – 053, 046, 044
Flowers – 036, 033, 032, 030, 029, 001, 085, 017, 015, Gamsol
Branches/Trunk – 096, 093, 092, 088
Skin – 031, 029, 009, 008, 004, 002, Gamsol
Lips – 029
Hair – 104, 095, 089
Dress – 083, 082, 038, 078, 070, 067, 065
Eyes – 067, 065
Wings – 053, 045, 044, 067, 083, 078, 001, Gamsol
Sheena Douglas Lily stamp set
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG4
Petals – PL3, PL2, BP7, BP4, BP1
Stamen – GB9, GB7, GB4, CT4

Crafter’s Companion Shimmering Cardstock in Candy Red, White Pearl, Black Pearl