Ahh, the smell of Spring is in the air, finally! My flowers have been trying to peek through the ground for a few weeks, but a little frost and snow has delayed them, boo!
Well, the frost and snow can’t stop this flower! Hahaha!
I colored this flower from a page in the Spectrum Noir Colorista 5″x7″ Exquisite Florals coloring pad using Spectrum Noir Colorista markers, fussy cut it out and used that as the focal point of my card. I added a sparkly border using a blue Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers. Visit the Spectrum Noir website to see a tutorial on how to use the Sparkle markers to create these fun borders!
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker Border Tutorial
Looking for a quick, easy way to add a pop of shading to your projects? I have a tutorial up on the Spectrum Noir blog showing you how to do just that – shading, without blending!
The Spectrum Noir Colorista line of coloring pads, markers and pencils are a wonderful way to spend time coloring, de-stressing, relaxing, or simply killing time (I always take them to the car dealer while I wait for my oil change to get done!) In no time at all, you’ll have some fabulous pieces to use for cards, gift boxes, home decor or whatever else you can brew up in that crafty mind of yours!
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Colorista Exqusite Florals premium marker pad
Leaves – Leaf Green, Pear Green
Flowers – Rose Red, Nectarine, Gold
Spectrum Noir has some awesome new products coming our way, and among them are these fabulous metallic pencils that color on dark paper! And Spectrum Noir is satisfying all of our coloring cravings with an awesome new line of Colorista Dark premium paper pads to go along with them!
You can find these crafty goodies debuting in the UK on HOCHANDA February 27th, followed by the US debut on the Home Shopping Network March 8th. Stay tuned for more details!
Here’s a fun way to use those Spectrum Noir Colorista coloring pages: Home Decor! There are lots of great ways you can incorporate your Colorista coloring pages into home decor, including coasters, picture frames, serving trays, and so much more!
I bought this inexpensive picture frame at the Dollar General store for just a few dollars and dressed it up with a colored piece from one of the 12×12 Colorista Exquisite Florals with Foil coloring pages, colored with Colorista markers. These pages are great for larger projects like scrapbook pages or gift boxes, but they also go along way if you trim them down to use on smaller projects.
I also made this card from the same 12×12 Colorista coloring page. I finished the edge using the Die’sire Edge’ables Floral Dance border die, which was the perfect complement to the floral coloring page.
And don’t forget that the theme for this month’s Spectrum Noir challenge is Use A Coloring Page, so if you color one up be sure to get it entered!
Wow, did 2016 go by fast or what?!? 2017 will bring lots of fun and exciting new things from Spectrum Noir, and part of that is some new challenge themes for the new year. Each month will be an Anything Goes challenge with a bonus theme for a chance to win a prize. First up, it’s Use A Coloring Page for the January theme.
I used a coloring page from Spectrum Noir Colorista In Full Bloom With Glitter coloring pad. This owl was just begging to be brought to life with some color, and I obliged with my Colorista pencils and Colorista markers (glitter areas only). The sentiment is from the Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Vintage Floral Greetings stamp set.
Join us this month for your chance to win! Click image below for details and entry form.
Jennifer Tryon of Crafter’s Companion will be returning to the Home Shopping Network on Tuesday, January 10th, and among all the new goodies she’ll be bringing are some new sizes of Colorista coloring pads, in 6″x6″ and 12″x12″.
These new sizes are perfect for all sorts of crafty projects. Below, I have colored a page from the Colorista 12×12 Exquisite Florals coloring pad with the Colorista markers, and used my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool to create a box top out of it. I used Crafter’s Companion white construction cardstock for the box base.
For this box, I made the sides measure 1.5″, which leaves a full 9″ box with plenty of room for all sorts of precious gifts. The Ultimate Tool, which will also be available during the HSN event, makes it so easy to create gift boxes in all shapes and sizes!
I used the second sheet of matching paper from the paper pad and the Ultimate Tool Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats embossing board to create a matching embossed tag for my gift box.
Be sure to tune in on January 10th! You don’t want to miss out on this fabulous crafty event!
Are you ready for a Halloween themed challenge? Well, Halloween colors anyway! Spectrum Noir has their October challenge off and running, and the theme this month is Use Halloween Colors: Black, Purple, Orange, Green. I know not everybody is into Halloween, and although I do find it to be a fun event, I was stuck in the Colorista coloring mode, so I chose to color one of the free downloadable Colorista Online Coloring Course designs with the new Colorista markers and Spectrum Noir markers (for the black areas).
There are new rules for the challenge this month: You can follow the theme for a chance to win a prize, or you can submit any project featuring Spectrum Noir products for a chance at winning top honors!
So be sure to get your entry in!
Design printed from free online Colorista Coloring Course
Colored with Colorista markers and Spectrum Noir markers (for Black)
Purples – Purple, Orchid, Rose Blush
Greens – Forest Green, Leaf Green, Pear Green
Oranges – Nectarine, Coral, Cream
Black – IG10, IG6, IG4