Celebrating Colorista with a Blog Hop!

Woo hoo! So much fun is coming our way! Spectrum Noir is launching the brand new Colorista coloring product line on the Home Shopping Network on Tuesday, August 30, and to celebrate this worldwide launch, the Design Team has put together a fun blog hop for you!


Have you joined the free Colorista coloring course from Spectrum Noir? Sara Davies (founder of Crafter’s Companion, makers of Spectrum Noir) is bringing a coloring video tutorial each week, plus free design downloads that can be printed and colored for practice. Did I mention this is all FREE??


Share the news with all your friends! You won’t want to miss Sara’s live presentations on the Home Shopping Network on Tuesday, August 30th! You can follow along with all the excitement leading up to the launch on their special Colorista Facebook Event.


This coloring page is from the smaller Colorista 5×7 glitter paper pad, which I’ve colored with the new Colorista alcohol markers.


See that beautiful shimmery glitter? You can color right over it with either the new Colorista markers or the original Spectrum Noir markers.


Tune in next Tuesday, August 30th, to see Sara in action with the new Colorista coloring products, as well as some more new goodies from Crafter’s Companion!

Now, it’s Blog Hop time!!

Be sure to visit each DT member’s blog and leave a comment to increase your chances of winning a fabulous prize from Spectrum Noir!

Spectrum Noir
Chrissie Tobas
Laine Webb
Jodi Clark <<— You are HERE
Lis Murphy
Kendra Weitstock
Jo Mckelvey
Annie Wills
Mari Kocjancic
Dana Warren
Nicole Bretherick
Lori Barnett
Tracey Freeman
Giovana Smith
Alexia Misso
Bianca Shervington
Debbie Seyer
Jennifer Ingle
Sara Davies
Crafterís Companion US

Click the links below for more Spectrum Noir fun!

Visit Spectrum Noir on Pinterest

Follow Spectrum Noir on Instagram

Join the Colorista Flash Mob

And don’t miss your chance to win in the Colorista giveaway, only open ’til August 26th!

Watercolor Flowers

I just got back from this year’s Scrapbook Expo, and not only did I have a fabulous time, I found some new goodies to play with as well!


I thought these cute stamps from Stamps By Judith would work perfectly with the Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers, and I was very pleased with my first attempt! I inked the stamps directly with the brush tip of the Aqua marker, stamped it on the watercolor cardstock, then used a fine tipped paintbrush lightly dipped in water to blend out the ink slightly for a nice watercolor effect. Can’t wait to play with these some more!

Project Details:
Flower pot stamp, leaf stamp, flower stamp and dots stamp from Stamps By Judith
Colored with Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers
Pots – Sepia
Leaves – Moss
Flowers – Wildflower
Sky – Teal
Ground – Desert



Verity Rose Sunbeam

I just love the Crafter’s Companion Verity Rose collection, and this Sunbeam character is simply adorable!


Colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils, and finished with a touch of Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker, she’s the perfect fit for these coordinating papers and envelopes from the Verity Rose collection. The Verity Rose flamingo and sunflower diecuts were colored with Spectrum Aqua markers, and also finished with Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker.


Project Details:

Verity Rose
Verity Rose card blanks
Verity Rose Mini Coloring Book – Sunbeam Character
Verity Rose Sunbeam Accessories die set – Flamingo and Sunflower
Verity Rose Sunbeam Accessories stamp set – Flamingo and Sunflower
Verity Rose 6×6 envelopes
Verity Rose Luxury paper pad
Crafter’s Companion Pink Pearl shimmering cardstock (for Flamingo)
Sunbeam Character image colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils
Hat – 054, 049, 051, 048, 045
Skin – 030, 029, 009, 008, 004
Orange Hat Trim – 025, 022, 020, 017
Flower – 022, 020, 015, 013
Hair – 089, 015, 017, 013
Shell – 071, 070, 066, 082, 078, 080
Ice Cream – 025, 029, 008
Cone – 89, 015
Sunflower diecut colored with Spectrum Aqua markers – Amber, Moss, Fawn
Flamingo diecut colored with Spectrum Aqua Rose Pink
Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle added to shell, sunflower and flamingo

Spectrum Noir August Challenge – Anything Goes!

It’s time for a new challenge theme over at Spectrum Noir, and this is an easy one for August, Anything Goes! You still have plenty of time to get your entry in for this challenge!


After seeing so many Christmas in July projects last month, I was inspired to create a little Christmas tag for my challenge inspiration project. I love this cute little winter deer! I colored him up with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils.



Project Details:

Colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils
Sky – 066, 065
Snow – 057, 065, 113
Tree – 058, 059, 060
Deer – 100, 94, 88
Sara Davies Signature Collection Festive Flake die
Sara Davies Signature Collection Snowflake Trio die set
Vintage Floral Sentimentals Everyday Greetings stamp
Crafter’s Companion kraft cardstock
Crafter’s Companion White Pearl shimmering cardstock
Embossed tag base made using Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool and Springtime Sweets & Cupcake Treats Embossing Board