Grand Entrance Mixed Media Canvas

I just love the new mixed media dies from Crafter’s Companion, and I used them, along with some other Die’sire dies, some paints and my Spectrum Noir alcohol and Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers to create this fun canvas.


I used some homemade texture paste and some Sheena Douglass stencils to add some texture to the canvas, then I airbrushed over the canvas using a variety of colors of Spectrum Noir alcohol markers. I added a little bit of dimensional paints in random spots for more texture. For the birds, branch, leaves and butterflies, I took some cardboard from a snack pack box and, using my Gemini diecutting machine, I diecut it with the Mixed Media dies. I then painted the diecuts with acrylic paints and added a coat of clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker.

The birdhouse was stamped from the Twit Twoo stamp set and colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers. I added a few more leafy diecuts, and finished it with the gorgeous Create A Card Grand Entrance iron gate die cut. I added the Art Anthology Lava Stone Effects texture paint around the edges to transition it onto the canvas.

This was a really fun piece to create, and I can’t wait to get it framed!

If you want some tips on how to apply Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers to  your diecuts, check out this tutorial on the Spectrum Noir website:

Sparkle Up Your Diecuts

Project details:
Homemade texture paste
Gemini diecutting machine
Sheena Douglass Distress Grid stencil
Sheena Douglass Graphic Equalizer stencil
Art Anthology Dot Matrix stencil
Background Airbrushed with Spectrum Noir markers
TB7, TB5, PL3, LG5, LY3, CG3
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Twit Twoo stamp set, colored with Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers Blue Topaz, Moonstone, Moonlight, Smoked Quartz, Pink Champagne, Harvest Moon, Clear
Die’sire Mixed media dies:
Graceful Butterflies die set and Tweet Tweet die set (painted with acrylic paints)
Branch Out dies (airbrushed with Spectrum Noir markers EB7, EB5, EB3, JG6, JG3, LG5
Regular dies:
Sheena Douglass Hedgerow Corner die set
Die’sire Create A Card Grand Entrance gate die
Die’sire Classiques Wildflower Trio die set
Artist’s Loft Acrylic Paints
Art Anthology Dimensional and texture paints

A Little Bit Sketchy

Sheena Douglass has an awesome new stamp collection available at Crafter’s Companion, part of her A Little Bit Sketchy line. I love the look of these, there are so many ways you can make them look like they are torn right out of the background!


I colored this beauty, from the A Little Bit Sketchy Clematis stamp set, with Spectrum Noir markers. The background was airbrushed using Spectrum Noir markers and then distressed with Tim Holtz distress ink.

Project Details:
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy – Clematis stamp set
Spectrum Noir markers:
Flowers – DR7, DR3, BP7, BP5, BP2, PP1
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Blue Background – TB7, TB5, TB4, TB3, IB3
Torn Edges – EB3, TN3, TN2, GB2
Distressed background – Airbrushed with Spectrum Noir TN7, TN3, then distressed with Tim Holtz Vinage Photo distress ink

Mixed Media Tutorial and new Sheena Douglass Torn stamp sets

As soon as I saw the new stamp sets from Sheena Douglass, called “Torn” because they have the appearance of torn paper, I had the urge to do a mixed medial project with them. To view a step by step tutorial for this project, visit the Crafter’s Companion blog.


The center image and the flower, moths and leaves are from the new Sheena Douglass Torn collection. I colored them using Spectrum Noir markers. The background crackle patter was stamped over the images (instructions for this technique are in the tutorial), then spritzed with mists and airbrushed with Spectrum Noir markers.


Dimensional paints were then applied over the center image and all of the flowers, leaves and moths.

Visit the Crafter’s Companion blog for the complete step by step tutorial for this project.

Project Details:

Crafter’s Companion US supplies:
Sheena Douglass Torn Clematis stamp set
Sheena Douglass Torn Moths stamp set
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Ageing Beautifully stamp set
Ultra Smooth Premium White cardstock
Stick and Spray Removeable Adhesive
Spectrum Noir markers
Flowers – GB9, GB7, GB5, GB4, CT4
Leaves – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Large – Moths – IB3, IB2, IB1, BP4, BP1
Small Moths – DR4, OR3, OR2, OR1
Torn Edges – EB3, TN3, TN2, GB2
Blue Background – TB7, TB5, TB4, TB3

Other Supplies:
Memories Black Ink
Art Anthology Sorbet dimensional paints – Kenyan Copper, Vegas Gold, Dazzle
Ranger Ink Perfect Pearls Mist – Mint, Sour Apple, Kiwi, Sunflower Sparkle
Rubber Cement
Acrylic Block
Heat Gun
Adhesive Eraser

Sara Davies Signature Collection Floral Delight Sneak Peek!

Have you seen this beautiful new floral collection from Crafter’s Companion?? It’s set to release tomorrow, Friday April 22! With coordinating metal dies, embossing folders and a stunning paper pad (available in 12×12 and 6×6).FloralDelBoxJClarkCCWM

I made this little gift box using my Big Score scoring board and decorated it using elements from the new Sara’s Signature Floral Delight collection. Stay tuned for the launch tomorrow, you are going to love this beautiful collection!

Sara Davies Signature Collection Floral Delight range.
Ornate Trellis Die, In Bloom Die Set, 6×6 Floral Delight paper pad, Crafter’s Companion construction cardstock, Crafter’s Companion White Pearl, Pink Pearl, Rose Pearl, Sky Blue and Forest Green cardstock.
Flowers airbrushed with Spectrum Noir markers-TB4, PL4

Time Flies

Today I am sharing a new card I made using the Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Time Flies stamp set from Crafter’s Companion.


The main stamped image was colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils. The dandelion in the forefront was stamped and then airbrushed using Spectrum Noir markers in the Craftwell eBrush. The dandelion “puffs” were created using the flower center die from the Sheena Douglass Anemone die set. They were coated with DecoArts Snow Writer texture paint and then eBrushed with Spectrum Noir IG6 for shading. The sentiment was stamped with Designer Ink Cornflower Blue, and the dandelions around the sentiment were stamped with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo ink. The edges of the sentiment were eBrushed using Spectrum Noir markers IB3, TB4 and True Black.

Project Details

Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Time Flies stamp set
Colored with Spectrum Noir pencils
Shirt-054, 053, 051, 046, 044
Shorts-120, 116, 114, 003
Skin-089, 088, 008, 006, 005
Hair-103, 095, 089, 084
Grass-056, 054, 049, 048, 045
Sky-2068, 066, 065, 064, 061, 001
Front dandelion eBrushed using Spectrum Noir JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3
Dandelion “puffs” are Sheena Douglass Anemone diecut covered with Snow Writer texture and eBrushed with Spectrum Noir IG6
Border of sentiment eBrushed with Spectrum Noir IB3, TB4 and True Black


Always and Forever

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine’s Day with my latest card featuring Honey Sweet Heart from Scrapper’s Delights, colored with Spectrum Noir markers.


If you want to learn how to color using the purple family of Spectrum Noir markers, a great tutorial can be found HERE on the Spectrum Noir website.

Project details:
Sentiment stamp is from Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Greetings stamp set
Image is Honey Sweet Heart from Scrapper’s Delights
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers
Hair – EB8, EB3, TN3
Skin – TN3, TN2, FS9, FS5, FS2, FS1
Heart/Glasses – DR7, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Clothes – PL5, PL4, PL3, PL2
Lips – DR3, BP6, BP3, BP1
Ribbon – BP7, BP6, BP4, BP3, BP1, DR3
Eyes – EB8, EB3, TN7, TN3
Shoes – IG10, IG6, IG4, IG3
Background – IG3, IG2, IG1, PP1, Blender

Shading added to edges of patterned paper using Spectrum Noir PL5 and DR7 in Craftwell eBrush


Thank You Gift Bag

Today I’m sharing a cute little gift bag, perfect for that special little thank you gift or gift card.

For the gift bag base, I used a textured green cardstock along with my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool and the Ultimate Tool Ulti-Bags embossing board to emboss it and then cut it out with scissors. The patterned paper center panel was also embossed from the same board and trimmed out with scissors. Shading was added to the bag base and the center panel using my Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir marker DG3.

All of the flowers and leaves were created using the Ultimate Tool Springtime Sweets and Cupcake Treats embossing board and Crafter’s Companion Shimmering Cardstock. Shading was added to the leaves using my Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers DG3 and CG3.

Using Black Pearl shimmering cardstock, I diecut the “Thank You” using the Die’sire Classiques Only Words embossing die and brushed on some Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle marker to add a little bit of glittery sparkle.

Snowflake Box Card

I had a lot of fun using my Crafter’s Companion Big Score scoring board and a few different Crafter’s Companion dies for this quick and easy Christmas card.

I used the Die’sire Edge’ables Christmas Fancy Borders Snowflake border die for the left and right sides of the card window. Behind this is a piece of Crafter’s Companion heat resistant clear acetate to create the window.


The inset background was created by using the Sara Davies Signature Collection Festive Wonder Festive Flake diecut as a mask for airbrushing a background using my Spectrum Noir markers  (TB5, TB4, TB3, TB1) in my Craftwell eBrush. The Die’sire Classiques Christmas Only Words Peace, Goodwill & Joy diecut was used for the words on the inside of the card.



Love Me Do

Our eldest son has blessed us with the addition of a daughter (his bride) to our family. I hope they loved this card as much as I loved making it for them!


To begin, I used my Crafter’s Companion Big Score scoring board to score and fold this gatefold card. The image of the bride and groom is a digital stamp called Love Me Do by Wee Stamps. I have colored it using my Spectrum Noir markers. For the fancy border across the top of the card I used the Die’sire Edge’ables Doily Lattice border die, embossed and inked with Ranger Archival Magenta Hue ink. The card title “On Your Special Day” was created using the Die’sire Edge’ables Only Words die, backed with red cardstock and blinged up with some Stickles glitter glue. Butterfly diecuts were cut from Crafter’s Companion White Pearl and Candy Red shimmering cardstock using the Die’sire Classiques Delicate Butterfly die. The butterfly shading was added using my Craftwell eBrush and Spectrum Noir markers DR7 and BP7.

Spectrum Noir markers used:

Hair – GB9, GB5, TN2
Skin – CR4, FS9, FS5, FS1
Suit – BGR5, BGR4, BGR3, BGR2, BGR1, IG4
Dress – IG3, IG2, IG1, Blender
Flowers – BP7, BP2, PP5, DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Ribbon – DR6, DR3, CR7, CR5
Shoes/Tie/Lapel – True Black, IG10, IG8, IG5

Crafter’s Companion 30 Days of Gratitude

It has been such an honor and privilege to be a member of the Crafter’s Companion US Education Design Team for the past several months, and for the month of November, the design team has put together a special collection of cards on the Crafter’s Companion US Pinterest page with a theme of thankfulness and gratitude.


For the background on this card, I diecut the leaves using the Sheena Douglass Wild Rose leaf die, cut from cardstock and used as a mask for airbrushing with my Spectrum Noir markers in my Craftwell eBrush. Then I diecut the flowers and leaves from the Wild Rose die set and stamped them with the coordinating Sheena Douglass Wild Rose Briar stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink . Sentiment stamp is from the Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Nature stamp set.

Spectrum Noir markers used:

CT4, OR3, CR8, LG3, DG3, GB6, EB6, EB7