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Friends Are Flowers

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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Just popping by to share a quick card I made using one of the Spectrum Noir Colorista Background stamps, Background 3. I colored it with the Spectrum Noir Colorista colored pencils. This would also be suitable for framing, creating a journal cover, or many other crafty possibilities.

Check out the Crafter’s Companion website for more coloring goodies in the Spectrum Noir Colorista product line!

Spectrum Noir April Challenge

Sorry I’m late posting the new Spectrum Noir challenge! Life has been very busy lately, preparing for the holiday coming up and enjoying the birth of our grandson 🙂

Spectrum Noir’s April Challenge is in full swing, and the theme this month is Photo Inspiration. You can also enter an Anything Goes category. See challenge rule for details.

I’ve used the flowers from the challenge photo for inspiration to create this cute little gift box featuring stamps from the Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral Lily stamp set. The box was created using Crafter’s Companion cardstock and the Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool. The lily stamps were colored with Spectrum Noir markers.

Please join us for the April Spectrum Noir Challenge, we would love to see your entries!

Challenge Web Link —>>  CLICK HERE

Challenge Facebook Link —>> CLICK HERE

Spectrum Aqua Watercolor Home Decor Tutorial

It’s been awhile since I played with my Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers, so I decided it was time to bring them out for a little play.

The US recently celebrated International Day of Forests, and these nature stamps from the Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy A Sheltering Tree and Lakeside Shore stamp sets are perfect for creating a beautiful scene. I put together a quick tutorial on how I created the scene, colored it using my Spectrum Aqua markers, and re-purposed a wall hanging from a discount store into a beautiful home decor piece. Be sure to check it out!

SPECTRUM AQUA HOME DECOR TUTORIAL

Spring has Sprung!

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

 

 

Spectrum Noir March Challenge – Use a Sketch

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!

No-Blend Shading with Spectrum Noir Colorista Markers

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!

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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!

<<–CLICK HERE FOR SPECTRUM NOIR NO-BLEND SHADING TUTORIAL –>>

Project Details:

Colorista Exqusite Florals premium marker pad
Leaves – Leaf Green, Pear Green
Flowers – Rose Red, Nectarine, Gold