Monday, 26 May 2014

Spectrum Noir Blog Challenge - May Flowers

Hi Everyone

Gracie and I spent a crafty afternoon yesterday making cards and she made some shrink plastic shapes too.

This months Spectrum noir challenge  is flowers so here's the card using the Romance Create a card die on watercolour card, backed with bright pink Coredinations, (Gracies choice). The flowers are made from vellum and coloured with CR11 and CR5, spectrum noit pens in the centre, made using the blissful flower quilling die. Love making these flowers, I've also added a few leaves too.

Hers what Gracie got up to with her Shirnkies and the heat tool, supervised of course.

Hope you like the card and there's just a few days left to enter the challenge blog.

Louise xx

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Bamboo on Kraft Card

HI Everyone

For my recent spectrum noir post i shared a card i made used the new Neenah Desert Storm from crafters companion and my spectrum noir pens .  The full tutorial with colours used is located on the Spectrum Noir blog.

The stamp is Bamboos favourites, backing papers are maja design and I've cut a scalloped circle to mount bamboo onto.  I've used aged rose frantage on the edges of the striped paper to match the metal butterfly.  the die is a Butterfly Flourish and then just a little lace decorated with pearls along the bottom.
Hope you like it.

Louise xx

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Crafters Companion Challenge May - Masculine

Hi Everyone

Today I am sharing a card I made for a demo at Mb Crafts, Cleethorpes a couple of weeks ago.  It was the first time i demonstrated the spectrum noir pencils and i have to say everyone loved them.

So this months Crafters Companion challenge is Masculine and I am like a lot of other people out there and struggle for ideas for cards for the men or boys, so i took the easy option and chose a fab image from CC's Angelica and Adam range, called Pirates Ahoy.

I've matted papers from the Male 6x6 paper pad onto white centura pearl pearl card, also using cc matt black card too.  The colours uses for both spectrum noir Pens and Pencils are

pens tn1, 2 & 3, eb1, eb2, eb3 fs4 & 8, ig1, 2, 5, 7 & 9 tb2, 5,& 9, DG2
pencils 52, 65, 66, 89, 104 & 120.

then I've finished off with a few black pearls and a sentiment from my stash.

Hope you like it and pop over and take part if you have time.

Louise xx.

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Scruffy Little Cat

Hi Everyone

Crafters Companion are launching a new range of stamps and matching paper crafting items on 9th May and here is my first make.  The stamps are fab to use with my spectrum noir markers and pencils.  This lovely girly is called Pixie.

I've used watercolour card as my base and matted with Kraft card and matched some Wild Rose Studio Polka Dot dottie papers to the colouring i have done. I've not kept a list of colours used but when finished with the Spectrum Noir pens i highlight areas to add depth with my new Spectrum noir pencils.  I've then coloured two wooden flowers with my spectrum noirs and sewn around the outside of the matting,.
Don't forget to watch Leann on Friday as she will have the whole new range and the spectrum noir pens and pencils, ooo  and a new DVD for pens and pencils too.

Hope you like it.

Louise xx