Halloween is quickly approaching, and I’m here to help get you prepared for those last-minute Halloween cards, or if you’re on top of your game there, you can use this fun technique for your scrapbook pages of those little trick-or-treaters, or for lots of other projects too!
Check out this fun tutorial on the Spectrum Noir website for learning how to color computer generated, stamped or even hand-drawn text to look like candy corn. It will add such a fun element to your project!
Spectrum Noir Markers – GB7, CR7, OR2, OR1, CT2, IG2, Blender
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker – Harvest Moon
Computer Font – Freya
Clip art/Design program – Sure Cuts A Lot
Bat cutout – Brother ScanNCut
How fun and versatile are the new Spectrum Noir Colorista watercolor paper pads and pencils?!? They make it so easy to upcycle things like this cute bank that I found at the local dollar store.
The background paper is from the new Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua range, which I’ve colored using the Colorista Aqua watercolor pencils and the fabulous water brushes from Crafter’s Companion. The paper has gorgeous resist embossing areas, as well as foil accents that really make a statement. Here I’ve trimmed a section of the paper down and used it as the backer inside the bank. Who wouldn’t enjoy saving their pennies in a beautiful bank like this? 🙂
I just love my Crafter’s Companion Ultimate Tool and all the fun projects you can make with it! And I used some fun toppers from the Colorista range to kick it up a notch!
I made this cute little basked using my Ultimate Tool, and decorated the sides with some of the heart shaped toppers from the Spectrum Noir Colorista Watercolor Toppers pad, colored with the new Spectrum Noir Colorista Aqua pencils. A little touch of ribbon at the corners finishes off the basket very nicely, and it’s ready to be given as a gift with some little goodies for that someone special!
How adorable is this Verity Rose Cupcake stamp?!? She’s so full of elegance, and dainty, and everything a lady should be!
I’ve colored her up with my Spectrum Noir markers. I also added a border stamp and a teapot stamp from the Crafter’s Companion Downton Abbey line, also colored with Spectrum Noir markers. The sentiment, from the Crafter’s Companion Sentimentals Vintage Florals Sentiments stamp set, was stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.
Verity Rose Cupcake
Colored with Spectrum Noir markers
Teapot and Flower Border from Downton Abbey stamp set, colored with Spectrum Noir markers
Sentiment stamp from CC Sentimentals Vintage Florals Sentiments stamp set.
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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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!
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
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