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!

Spectrum Noir July Challenge – Summer

Phew, the weather’s been pretty hot the last couple weeks, so what better theme could there be for the Spectrum Noir July Challenge other than Summer?!?


I love sitting out on the patio in the summer and watching the hummingbirds visit the feeder. They are such magical little creatures!

I’ve colored these stamps from the Sheena Douglas Tropical Nectar stamp set using Spectrum AquaBlend watercolor pencils.

Use any of your Spectrum Noir products to create a summer themed project and get your entry in!


Project Details:

Sheena Douglass Tropical Nectar stamp set (hummingbird, flower, sentiment)
Colored with Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils.
Flower – Soft Red, Petunia, Rose, Watermelon, Straw, Chrome Orange
Leaves – Parakeet, Verdant Green, Bright Green
Hummingbird – Parakeet, Verdant Green, Crocus, Hyacinth, Carmine, Deep Blue, Regal Blue, Carrot, Mango
Die’sire Edge’ables Beautiful Bouquet die set (corner dies)

It’s a Dog’s Life-Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Coloring Tutorial

Looking to color an image with a vintage or nostalgic feel to it? The new Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils and Crafter’s Companion Kraft cardstock are the perfect combination to give you the results you’re looking for. I have a new tutorial over on the Crafter’s Companion blog showing step by step how to create that vintage feel on this adorable It’s A Dog’s Life stamp from Sheena Douglass using AquaBlend pencils on kraft cardstock.


Click HERE to view the step by step tutorial.

Project details:

Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils
(Cherrywood, Brunette, Sorrel, Spruce, Pesto Green, Blue Marine, Sky Blue)
Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencil #001
Crafter’s Companion kraft cardstock
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy It’s A Dog’s Life stamp
Vintage Floral Collection Sentimentals Phrases stamp set
Sheena Douglass Hedgerow Corner die set
Downton Abbey Leaf Flourish embossing folder
Marvy Matchables Yellow Green distress ink
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink

Spectrum Noir May Challenge is up!

It’s time for a new challenge over at Spectrum Noir. The theme this month is “Use Flowers”. The perfect theme for this lovely spring month!


Here is an oldie but goodie, Popcorn the Bear Thanks a Bunch stamp (retired) from Crafter’s Companion, colored with Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils on Spectrum Aqua watercolor cardstock.

Think Spring and get your floral entries in over at Spectrum Noir!


Project Details:

Popcorn the Bear Thanks a Bunch stamp
Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils
Spectrum Aqua watercolor cardstock
Flowers – Elderberry, Violet, Fig, Soft Red, Mango, Chrome Orange, Sunshine
Leaves – Verdant Green, Bright Green, Parakeet
Bear – Sorrel, Brunette, Beeswax, Hickory
Duck – Mango, Chrome Orange, Sunshine, Carrot
Sentiment – Crafter’s Companion Vintage Floral Greetings stamp set

Spectrum Noir AquaBlend coloring tutorial

I have a new tutorial up on the Spectrum Noir blog for a quick and easy way to color small flower petals with the new Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils.


For this project, I used a stamp set from Inky Antics called Flower Chick HoneyPOP.

Check out the tutorial HERE

Project Details:

Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolor Pencils
Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Cardstock
Inky Antics Flower Chick HoneyPOP stamp set
Flowers – Hickory, Carmine, Ruby, Strawberry
Leaves – Pine Green, Parakeet, Bright Green
Chick/flower center – Sorrel, Chrome, Orange, Pineapple
Beak – Carrot, Strawberry
Shirt – Cherry, Ruby, Petunia, Watermelon
Ground – Cherrywood, Oak, Sorrel
Sky – Sky Blue


Butterfly Garden

Tonight I’m sharing another coloring using the new Spectrum Noir AquaBlend watercolor pencils, currently available at Crafter’s Companion UK and coming soon to Crafter’s Companion US, and a cute stamp from a set by Inky Antics called Butterflies & Garden.


The flowers and leaves were diecut using the new Crafters Companion Sara Signature Floral Delight Collection – In Bloom die set.

Spectrum AquaBlend color list:
Flowers – Lagoon, Violet, Verdant Green
Leaves – Bright Green, Parakeet, Verdant Green
Grass – Kiwi, Dandelion, Oregano
Rocks – Dark Slate, Iron Grey, Dove Grey
Moss – Pesto Green, Cypress
Tree – Oak, Black Umber, Sorrel

Brand New Die’sire Edge’ables Dies coming to HSN

Tomorrow’s the day! Tune in to HSN to see Sara Davies of Crafter’s Companion presenting some fabulous new crafty goodies, like the brand new Spectrum AquaBlend watercolor pencils, some new dies, stamps, a brand new Signature Collection by Sara Davies called Floral Delight (one of my favorites!) and much more!

ParisianJClarkCCWMHere is a little preview of one of the brand new Die’sire Edge’ables fancy border dies coming. This one is called Parisian, and I can see soooo many uses for it! For this card, I cut it twice: once for the top border and once for the bottom border. I used the brand new Spectrum AquaBlend watercolor pencils to color the stamp, called The Boat House by Sheena Douglass. All of these will be presented during the shows.

Tune in live or set your DVR, just make sure you don’t miss all the new items from Crafter’s Companion!

HSN March2016

Project details:

Die’sire Edge’ables Parisian fancy border die

Sheena Douglass The Boat House stamp set

Spectrum Aqua watercolor cardstock

Spectrum AquaBlend watercolor pencils

Trees, Cypress, Oregano, Bamboo, Brunette, Sorrel, Pesto Green
Houses – Lagoon, Spruce, Aqua, Hickory, Cherrywood, Beeswax, Wheat, Ocean, Blue Marine
Water/Sky – Ocean, Blue Marine, Lagoon, Sky Blue

New Spectrum Noir AquaBlend Watercolor pencils coming!

Have you seen the fabulous new watercolor pencils from Crafter’s Companion’s Spectrum Noir range?!? They are called AquaBlend by Spectrum Noir, and I must say they are wonderfully creamy and perfect for watercoloring.BoatHouseJClarkCCWMHere I have stamped Sheena Douglass’ The Boat House stamp on Spectrum Aqua watercolor cardstock and colored it with the Spectrum Noir AquaBlend pencils. I used my coloring as a topper for a little gift box that I made using my Big Score scoring board.

The AquaBlend watercolor pencils will be premiering in the US on the Home Shopping Network on Wednesday, March 16, along with some stamp sets from Crafter’s Companion’s Sheena Douglass that are the perfect companion to the watercolor pencils. Stay tuned for showtimes!