Wild at Heart on HSN Wednesday, May 2nd!

Crafter’s Companion is coming back to the Home Shopping Network on Wednesday, May 2, with lots of fabulous new crafting goodies! Among them are the new Spectrum Noir AquaTint watercolor paint pens. They are gorgeous colors in a new styled pen that includes a bristle brush, perfect for brushing and blending the watercolor ink.

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Also coming are some beautiful new stamp sets, including this Wild at Heart stamp set, which was stamped here as a second-generation stamp (first stamped on a separate sheet and then stamped on the actual watercolor cardstock for a lighter impression), and then watercolored with the AquaTint pens. For portions of the image, I first scribbled the watercolor ink on an acrylic block and used a Crafter’s Companion waterbrush to pick up the color and apply it to the image. For the darker portions of the flowers and leaves, I colored directly on the image with the AquaTint pens. The floral border die is an oldie but goodie Die’sire Edge’ables Floral Dance die.

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Tune in to HSN Wednesday, May 2nd for all the new products and demos from Crafter’s Companion!

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Trick or Treat – A Spectrum Noir Coloring Tutorial

Halloween is quickly approaching, and I’m here to help get you prepared for those last-minute Halloween cards, or if you’re on top of your game there, you can use this fun technique for your scrapbook pages of those little trick-or-treaters, or for lots of other projects too!

Check out this fun tutorial on the Spectrum Noir website for learning how to color computer generated, stamped or even hand-drawn text to look like candy corn. It will add such a fun element to your project!

Project details:

Spectrum Noir Markers – GB7, CR7, OR2, OR1, CT2, IG2, Blender
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker – Harvest Moon
Computer Font – Freya
Clip art/Design program – Sure Cuts A Lot
Bat cutout – Brother ScanNCut

Saving for a Rainy Day

How fun and versatile are the new Spectrum Noir Colorista watercolor paper pads and pencils?!? They make it so easy to upcycle things like this cute bank that I found at the local dollar store.

The background paper is from the new Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua range, which I’ve colored using the Colorista Aqua watercolor pencils and the fabulous water brushes from Crafter’s Companion. The paper has gorgeous resist embossing areas, as well as foil accents that really make a statement. Here I’ve trimmed a section of the paper down and used it as the backer inside the bank. Who wouldn’t enjoy saving their pennies in a beautiful bank like this? 🙂

Gift Basket with Crafter’s Companion/Spectrum Noir Colorista

I just love my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool and all the fun projects you can make with it! And I used some fun toppers from the Colorista range to kick it up a notch!

I made this cute little basked using my Ultimate Tool, and decorated the sides with some of the heart shaped toppers from the Spectrum Noir Colorista Watercolor Toppers pad, colored with the new Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua pencils. A little touch of ribbon at the corners finishes off the basket very nicely, and it’s ready to be given as a gift with some little goodies for that someone special!

Crafter’s Companion on HSN!

Today’s the day for some awesome new crafting goodies from Crafter’s Companion! Tune into HSN, as Sara Davies will be bringing a whole slew of new coloring and crafting goodies throughout the day. Among them will be two new tins of Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils, which I’ve used to create this hand-drawn and colored rose.

I love these pencils, they are so much fun to work with and produce fabulous results! Tune in to see Sara in action, you won’t want to miss all the excitement!

Colorista Watercolors on HSN!

Only a few more days until Crafter’s Companion is back on HSN with the new Colorista watercolor products! The preprinted toppers make beautiful quick and easy cards, notes, or embellishments for your scrapbook pages.

Here, I’ve used one of the toppers with the preprinted resist embossing, which magically shows the preprinted design when colored over with the Aqua pencils and markers. Tune in Wednesday August 16th to see Sara Davies demo these new papers and pencils, you won’t want to miss it!

Colorista Aqua Coming to HSN!

Crafter’s Companion is coming back to HSN on Wednesday, August 16th, with some fabulously new coloring goodies in the Colorista line, and it’s all about the watercolors baby! With preprinted foil accents and embossed resist accents, the Colorista watercolor paper pads and toppers, along with the Colorista watercolor pencils, are going to be your next must-have in your coloring arsenal!

For this card, I used one of the Colorista topper pads and colored it with the new Colorista Aqua watercolor pencils. For blending with water, I used the new Crafter’s Companion water brushes, which I absolutely LOVE!! Tune in to HSN on August 16th for a day chock full of crafty goodness from Crafter’s Companion USA!