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26th Sep

Silhouette background

I’m going to show you how to create a background to work perfectly with the new Die’sire Nativity die from Crafter’s Companion. First I cut a piece of medium weight white cardstock to 17cm x 7cm I then took 4 of my SN Blendable Pencils, 017, 027, 073, 082, and started to fill the card with color. - Read full post [...]

25th Sep

Creating Multicolored Hair

  • Posted by: on 25th Sep 2014 at 8:00am

Hello to all. I am going to share a fun tutorial on how to create multicolored hair using your Spectrum Noir markers and pencils. I have colored the fabulous digital image ‘Angelic Mermaid’ from Michelle Perkett for this tutorial. Print your image onto your preferred cardstock (here, I have used Neenah Classic Crest). Use a - Read full post [...]

22nd Sep
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Coloring Bebunni Poinsettia

I have been asked a couple of times if I could show how I coloured the Poinsettia on this Bebunni Poinsettia card, so I am going to show you what colors and technique I use for this stamp. Colors used: Poinsettia: DR7,DR6, DR4 & CR7 (If you have the pencils then you can add 024 - Read full post [...]

19th Sep

Coloring Inspiration

Our friend Sharon Callis shared these gorgeous cards with us, and with her permission we’re sharing them here on our site so you can be inspired also! She colored this card with: Pencils: Marine 075, 070; Nature: 021; Essentials 120 Markers: TB1, TB2, TB3, LV1, LV2, LV3, CT4 This lovely Sheena Douglass stamp was colored - Read full post [...]

18th Sep
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Haunted Neon Martini

I wanted to share with you how I colored this fun Halloween martini in just the right shade of green! Here’s the pencil colors you’ll need, along with Blending Solution and Paper Blending Stumps: Greens for the drink 044, 045, 049 Purples for the glass 078, 080 Grays for the bat swizzle stick 117, 120 - Read full post [...]

16th Sep

DIY Cupcake toppers

I love cupcakes. Doesn’t everyone? What makes cupcakes even better are some fun cupcake toppers. I’d like to show you a quick and easy way to make your own party cupcake toppers using just a few supplies. You’ll need: A few colored images cut with a circle punch or die Ikea Visionar paper decorations (they - Read full post [...]

10th Sep

Challenge Winners: August 2014

Have you played along with our September challenge? This month our theme is ‘Friendship‘ and we would love to see what you create! You could win top honors like Card 0f the Month or a mention in our Top Three, or you could win the randomly drawn prize of $30/£30 in Spectrum Noir products! We - Read full post [...]

9th Sep
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Quick and Easy Grays

I posted a card a while ago all colored  in grays, but I used about six or seven different shades.  I liked it so much and had loads of positive feedback I thought I would re-create the effect using one a Sheena Duuglass stamp. I’ve only used 3 shades from the Cool Grays (or Ice - Read full post [...]

8th Sep

Colored Pencils on Vellum

Have you tried coloring on vellum? Crafter’s Companion International Inspiration design team member Mary Dawn did, and she had stunning results! Here’s what she shared about her card: “I stamped my flowers and stems onto cardstock vellum with StazOn. Once dry, I colored right over the stamped image with Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. There’s - Read full post [...]

4th Sep

Witchy Shoes

I’m going to share a quick and easy way to use a small image to make a big impact! This how-to was inspired by the recent ‘Layered Images and Coloring’ tutorial. Start by stamping your image on patterned paper. Using your darkest hue (CG3) color around the very edge. Gradually work inward, using lighter shades - Read full post [...]