Spectrum Noir February Challenge

The Spectrum Noir February Challenge is up and running! You can enter anything you color up with your Spectrum Noir products and submit it for a top honors award, and if you follow the bonus theme of Love and Friendship, you’ll have a chance to win a prize!

For my challenge inspiration, I used this adorable image from┬áSaga Stamps called Celebrating Love, which I’ve colored with my Spectrum Noir ColourBlend Pencils. I used my Gemini diecut and emboss machine to emboss the “Love” embossing folder from the Sara Davies Signature Love and Romance collection for the background, and colored it using various distress inks. The sentiment was diecut using the “Always and Forever” die, also from the Sara Davies Signature Love and Romance collection.

Color up anything using your Spectrum Noir products and play along with us!


Project Details:

Digital Image – Celebrating Love by Saga Stamps
Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils
Hair – Walnut, Saddle Brown, Maize
Skin – Peach, Eggshell, Vanilla, Linen
Dress – Ivy, Amazon Green, Forest Green, Pear Green
Red Balloon/Ribbon/Heart – Fuschia, Tangerine, Cranberry, Boysenberry
Orange Balloon – Poppy, Tangerine, Honey, Vanilla, Bumblebee
Always & Forever Diecut – Sara Davies Signature Collection Love & Romance
Love Embossing Folder – Sara Davies Signature Collection Love & Romance
Various distress inks

Gemini diecut and emboss machine

Congrats Grad (in sepia tone)

It’s that time of the year, graduation time! Our youngest son is graduating high school this year, where has the time gone?!? He’s always been a bit of a bookworm, so I thought this stamp from Sheena Douglass’ Knowledge stamp set was the perfect fit for his graduation card.


I used a tutorial from the Spectrum Noir website for coloring sepia tones and applied the techniques to this coloring. I think he’ll like it! ­čÖé

Project details:

Books stamp – Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Magical Knowledge
Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils 100, 094, 090, 088, 008
Sentiment stamp – Crafter’s Companion Victorian Floral Sentimentals Phrases
Embossalicious 6×6 Lattice embossing folder
Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Colorbox Liquid Chalk Dark Brown

Poppy Gift Box – HSN March 16th

It’s almost that time again, Sara Davies of Crafter’s Companion is coming back to HSN on March 16th with some awesome new goodies! One of them is a special edition of the Crafter’s Inspiration Magazine, which will include a really cool Textures woodgrain embossing folder, a beautiful Sheena Douglass poppy floral clear stamp set and the coordinating Sheena Douglass poppy die.


I used the woodgrain embossing folder and the poppy stamp set from the Inspiration Magazine kit with coordinating die set to create this cute little gift box.

Tune in to the Home Shopping Network (HSN) on March 16th to catch some of┬áthe new goodies coming from Crafter’s Companion!

Project Details:
Crafter’s Companion construction cardstock
Big Score scoring board for box scoring/construction
Textures Woodgrain embossing folder from Inspiration Magazine
Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral Poppy clear stamp set from Inspiration Magazine
Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral Poppy die from Inspiration Magazine
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Flowers and Leaves airbrushed with Spectrum Noir markers