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.
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.
Tune in to HSN Wednesday, May 2nd for all the new products and demos from Crafter’s Companion!
I just love this Chastity Steampunk image from Scrapper’s Delights, and the sentiment from the Crafter’s Companion Vintage Floral Collection Sentimentals Sentiments Rubber Stamp Set was the perfect fit for the theme of the image.
I colored the image with my Spectrum Noir markers. The ribbon threading die on the left side is the Die’sire Classiques Ribbon Threading die. The sentiment stamp was stamped with Versamark ink and then embossed with gold embossing powder.
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers on Spectrum Noir Ultrasmooth Premium White Cardstock
Teal – BT7, BT5, BT6, BT4, BT2
Purple – PL5, PL4, PL3, PL2, PL1
Hair/Black – IG10, IG6, IG3
Skin – FS9, FS3, FS5, FS2
Goggle Lenses -PL2, PL1, IG3, IG2, IG1 Blender
Golds – GB9, GB7, GB5, GB2
Wings – BT3, BT2, BT1, PL3, PL1 Blender
Popping in to share a beautiful card I made using the 5×7 Colorista Exquisite Florals Glitter Marker Pad. I colored this using Spectrum Noir Colorista Markers. I love how the markers blend on the glitter! There is also a tutorial on the Spectrum Noir website for how to color leaves using no-blend shading as shown here in this card. The tutorial can be found HERE.
The sentiment stamp is from the Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Vintage Floral Phrases stamp set. The small floral and dot stamps are from Stamps By Judith and Heather.
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Spectrum Noir has their March challenge up and running. You can choose to enter any Spectrum Noir project for top honors, or follow our challenge theme of Use a Sketch.
My challenge inspiration features a Spectrum Noir Colorista butterfly colored with Spectrum Noir Colorista markers. The sentiment is from the Crafter’s Companion Destinations Life is a Journey stamp set.
Follow this sketch for your project layout and get your entry in for your chance to win!
It’s time for a new challenge theme over at Spectrum Noir, and this is an easy one for August, Anything Goes! You still have plenty of time to get your entry in for this challenge!
After seeing so many Christmas in July projects last month, I was inspired to create a little Christmas tag for my challenge inspiration project. I love this cute little winter deer! I colored him up with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils.
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Colored with Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils
Sky – 066, 065
Snow – 057, 065, 113
Tree – 058, 059, 060
Deer – 100, 94, 88
Sara Davies Signature Collection Festive Flake die
Sara Davies Signature Collection Snowflake Trio die set
Vintage Floral Sentimentals Everyday Greetings stamp
Crafter’s Companion kraft cardstock
Crafter’s Companion White Pearl shimmering cardstock
Embossed tag base made using Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool and Springtime Sweets & Cupcake Treats Embossing Board
Sara Davies of Crafter’s Companion US will be live on HSN Wednesday, July 6th, and she’ll be bringing with her a whole bunch of new crafty goodies!
Here, I’ve used one of the new Die’sire corner dies, Doily Corner, to create the handle for this cute little gift bag. This new die, and many others, will be available on HSN.
Here are Sara’s showtimes:
In the US, we celebrate our country’s independence on July 4th with a wide variety of activities, including parades, carnivals, cookouts, and, of course, fireworks! Crafter’s Companion has some great patriotic stamp sets to help you prepare for your activities, from creating cards or table decor, to scrapbooking all of those precious holiday memories.
Here, I’ve created a fun scrapbook layout using stamps from both the Independence Day stamp set and the 4th of July stamp set. I’ve colored the images using my Spectrum Noir markers.
Now all I need to do is snap a couple cute pics of my granddaughter this 4th of July, add them my scrapbook page, and tuck it away in my scrapbook of treasured memories.
Crafter’s Companion Happy 4th stamp set
Crafter’s Companion Independence Day stamp set
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers
TB5, TB4, TB3, TB1, DR7, DR6, DR3, CR8
IG5, IG3, IG1, GB5, CT4, LY3
Airbrushing with TB5
The long-awaited-for Gemini diecutting machine from Crafter’s Companion will be making its US debut on the Home Shopping Network (HSN) on Wednesday July 6th. But the package not only contains an AMAZING diecutting machine, it also contains a fabulous bundle of dies and embossing folders to get you started.
>>>SEE THE BUNDLE HERE<<<<
I created this gift box using the Flowers and Butterflies embossing folder, plus the floral and butterfly dies, all of which are included in the Gemini package.
Keep watching for more info on HSN showtimes! Sara Davies will be presenting the machine and will have some awesome demos for you!
I just adore this digital image from Scrapper’s Delights called Crafty Honey Markers. She reminds me of myself! 🙂
I have colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers.
If you want to learn how to color facial shading with Spectrum Noir markers, check out this tutorial on the Spectrum Noir website: Facial Definition and Shading
Skin – CR4 FS9, FS5, FS1
Hair – EB8, EB3, TN3
Clothes – JG6, JG3, LG5, CG3, GB7, GB5, CT3, BP7, BP5, BP3, BP2
Soles/Markers – IG10 IG7, IG5, IG3, IG2
Eyes – TB4, TB3, IB3
Bkgd – IG5, IG3, IG2, IG1, GT2, GT1, Blender
Only a few more hours to go!!! Sara Davies of Crafter’s Companion will be bringing the fabulous Downton Abbey papercrafting collection to HSN starting at 12:00am EST on Tuesday January 26th. That’s just a hop, skip and a jump to go until we get to see this awesome collection of Downton Abbey papercrafting goodies!
Here’s a card I made using elements from the Downton Abbey papercrafting collection from Crafter’s Companion.
The card opens up to this awesome vintage Downton Abbey themed wonderland!
Tune in to HSN starting at 12:00am EST Tuesday January 26th for the launch of this wonderful collection, plus a brand new Diamond Press diecutting and embossing machine and some more goodies from Crafter’s Companion.