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.
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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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
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
Even though we’ve had a couple 60+ degrees days, technically it is still winter, and this adorable snowman melts my heart!
This winter stamp is from the Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy line and is called Happy Snowman. I’ve colored it up using Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. The sky was created using Spectrum Aqua watercolor markers. For a little extra dimension, I added some snow texture along the bottom edge.
Sheena Douglass A Little Bit Sketchy Happy Snowman stamp
Sky colored with Spectrum Aqua markers
Stamp Colored with ColourBlend Pencils
Scarf – Jade, Shamrock, Ivy, Grass, Pewter, Maroon, Blackberry, Cranberry, Rose Red
Bushes – Pistachio, Sage, Ivy, Jade, Shamrock
Blue Houses – Royal Blue, Atlantic Blue, Petrol Blue, Denim Blue
Brown Houses – Maroon, Maple, Maize
Red Houses – Maroon, Blackberry, Cranberry, Rose Red
Gray House/Buttons – Black, Rock Pool, Pebble, Smoke
Nose – Pumpkin, Mulberry, Nectarine
Spectrum Aqua Sky – Peacock Blue, Aquamarine
Spectrum Noir has some awesome new products coming our way, and among them are these fabulous metallic pencils that color on dark paper! And Spectrum Noir is satisfying all of our coloring cravings with an awesome new line of Colorista Dark premium paper pads to go along with them!
You can find these crafty goodies debuting in the UK on HOCHANDA February 27th, followed by the US debut on the Home Shopping Network March 8th. Stay tuned for more details!
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 Saga 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!
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