Monday, 23 June 2014

Spectrum Noir Challenge - Backgrounds

Hi Everyone

This months Spectrum Noir Challenge is Backgrounds and I have to say I like the safety of colouring a pre stamped image in rather than create my own backgrounds.  But...........   there are lots and lots of different backgrounds that can very easily be created. on the spectrum noir blog, there are lots of ideas from simple dottie backgrounds to the more detailed backgrounds on Leanns Spectrum Noir Intermediate DVD.  I've also included a detailed cloud tutorial on the website and Leann also shows one in her dvd too.

So mine is just creating a sky with a few clouds, easy peasy...........  The stamp is Toadstool village 3 from the house of zandra who has some fab images just waiting to be coloured and I've coloured using the following pens and pencils

Spectrum Noir Pens IB1, IB2, IG1, Eb1, EB2, EB3, CR3, CR8, CR11, DR1, DR7, DG2, DG4, HB1
Spectrum Noir Pencils 89, 117, 96, 28,58

I've made the card base from watercolour card and embossed with the Make a wish 6x6 folder.  the image is matted onto kraft card inside the card after cutting an aperture with a circle in the front of the card.  The sentiment is from the verses sentimental stamp set and i then finished off with a wooden butterfly coloured with DR1.

Hope you like it and don't miss out on the chance to win a fab prize.........


Saturday, 21 June 2014

Sruffy Little Cat Jess

Hi Everyone

I've got a fab exclusive stamp from Scruffy little cat to share with you, its only available to club inspire members when you buy from the cc website.......... Its a Members week special offer but hurry it finishes tomorrow, also see details on crafters companion blog

Ive used Crafters Companion Black card for the base and matted with 2 patterned papers form the Scruffy little cat darks pad.  The image is cut using the Caemo frame set and I've used a sentiment from the sentimentals stamp range.  then ive just added some black lace, gingham ribbon and a sparkly butterfly from choles onto a couple of roses made using a Marianne rose die.
Spectrum Noir markers used

FS1, FS3, FS4, TN2, TN3, TN4, EB1,EB3, EB5, PL2, PL3, PL5, IB1, IB3, BT9, IG4, IG6, IG8,

Hope you like it.

Louise xx

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Crafters Companion June Challenge - Tags

Hi Everyone

I coloured the lovely Ashleigh while demoing at the Bolton show a few weeks ago and have just made it into a card.  As I've added my favourite tags i was hoping it may give you inspiration so you can enter this months challenge while there is still time.

For the card base I've used Kraft card and matted onto watercolour card, the patterned paper is from a nitwit paper pad called country lady and I've distressed the edges.  The two tags are made using scalloped tag dies and then I've added some Hessian tape a few pearls and a beautiful embellishment i also bought at the Bolton show from Chloes stand, called daisy pearl.  the distress ink colour used is gathered twigs.

Spectrum noir makers used
FS1, FS3, FS4, TN2, TN3, TN4, EB1 EB2,EB3, EB5, IG2, IG4, IG6, IG8, DG2 and DG4, LY2

To enter the challenge follow this link

Hope you like it.