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1st Aug
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August 2014 Challenge: Floral & Nature

Our challenge this month is all about Floral and Nature images! Join us on our Facebook page to play along for a chance to win £30/$30 in Spectrum Noir products, Card of the Month, or Top Three honors! Click here to play along: Winners for July will be announced soon, so watch this space! - Read full post [...]

30th Jul
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Sunny Day

  • Posted by: on 30th Jul 2014 at 3:20pm

Hello there! I would like to share this bright cheery card with you today. It is so summery! The colors used are… Skin: FS4, FS5, FS6, FS8, FS9, TN2, TN3, TN4 Hair: GB2, GB8, GB10, EB3, EB5 Dress: TN7, TN6, GB6, GB5, GB4, GB3, CT2 Shoes: DR6, PP6, PP5,PP2 Background: IG1, IB1, blender, DG2 Project - Read full post [...]

29th Jul

Spectrum Noir Pencils – Enhancing the Jeans

The newest additions to Spectrum Noir range are the beautiful pencils that are a pleasure to work with. There are five different sets in the range. For the jeans in this tutorial I used the blues from the Marine set to make the shadows more prominent and to tone down the color. They blend well - Read full post [...]

28th Jul

Blue Jeans and Spectrum Noir Brush Nibs

Brush nibs are the new addition to the Spectrum Noir range and they are a joy to work with. For this tutorial I have added brush nibs to my blues to give me a lovely blend for the jeans image that is available on the Spectrum Noir Intermediate Techniques DVD. (Tip on printing off images - Read full post [...]

23rd Jul
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Creating a Light Source

  • Posted by: on 23rd Jul 2014 at 8:00am

Hello to all. In this tutorial I am going to share with you how I create a light source on an image, with my Spectrum Noir markers and blendable pencils. The light illuminates parts of your image and also creates contrast and shadows. I hope this will help you create further definition in your coloring. - Read full post [...]

21st Jul

Two-toned Fairy Wings

In this tutorial I will show you how to color two-toned wings step by step. The image is Fairy Sleepy from Mo’s Digital Pencil and I’ve already colored the rest of the image with thEse markers: Skin: FS1, FS4, FS9 Hair: GB8, GB9, EB1, EB2 LY1 Grass: LG1, LG2 For the wings we will combine - Read full post [...]

19th Jul

Creating a Cloud Background

One of my favorite ways to enhance a card is to create a cloud-filled sky in the background! This tutorial will show you how easy it is to do that. The markers and pencils used on this card: House exterior: BT2, BT3, BT4, BT 6, BT7, HB1, HB2, IG1 + 51, 53, 54, 62, 112, - Read full post [...]

18th Jul

Adding Detail with Pencils

We’ve got a fantastic bit of inspiration to share today! Kay Carley, a member of the Crafter’s Companion UK team, has generously shared two examples of how she colored images first with her markers, then added depth and details with her blendable pencils! To color Ashleigh: Markers: Skin: TN2, FS3, FS2 and FS6 for blush - Read full post [...]

17th Jul

June 2014 Challenge Winners

Have you played along with our July 2014 challenge? Our theme this month is Sumer, and you can find all the details on our Facebook page or by clicking directly here: We had so much fun with our Backgrounds challenge last month, and can’t wait to share some of the fabulous entries we received! - Read full post [...]

15th Jul
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Refill Inks and Stencils

I’ve got a fun and easy tutorial using Spectrum Noir Alcohol Ink refill inks with stencils. Let’s get started! Here are the products you will need for this technique: Spectrum Noir refill inks High Gloss Cardstock (for this tutorial, Spectrum Noir High Gloss cardstock is used, and is available in the US only) Ranger Metallic Mixatives (this is optional – - Read full post [...]