Ashley Hughes

Name: Ashley Hughes

From: Montana

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When did you first start drawing/experimenting with inks/ crafting? I started scrapbooking and cardmaking over 25 years ago. My first scrapbook album was from a vacation to Niagara Falls.

What made you start? My mom is a crafter so I just joined her!

Are you a full-time artist or is this a hobby that you love to do? This is a hobby that I would like to become my job

What inspires your art? Other cardmakers for sure!

What’s your top tip for marker art/lettering/alcohol inks? I like to color stamped images with TriBlend and the coloring system alcohol markers so I would say start with a light hand, you can always make it darker but it’s harder to lighten it back up.

What is your favourite Spectrum Noir product? I love the TriBlend markers it makes alcohol coloring easy and fun! No guessing if the colors will go together!

Which Spectember theme/prompt have you chosen and why? I chose black and white-monotones- I absolutely love coloring in grey scale for Christmas cards. The card may seem simple but I used just as many colors as a regularly colored card!
I also chose Try something new because I like to go outside of my coloring comfort zone and show others what can be done with those mediums!

When did you start working on the Spectrum Noir design team? I started working on the design team spring 2019!