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Author: James Brown

13th Aug

Design Team: Sally Astill

I’m Sally Astill, also known in the blogging world as Scallywags. I was stunned and delighted to be asked to join the Spectrum Noir DT, I am so honoured to join such a talented team of people and I am looking forward to working them all. Crafting has always been a part of my life, - Read full post [...]

1st Aug

Fun summer color coordination

Once finding the card stock and printed paper I wanted to use for my project, it was easy to find coordinating Spectrum Noir pens to color the image for a perfect match. I love how the color combination of the paper and colored image coordinate. Tummy & Legs:  I colored the entire area with FS2, - Read full post [...]

18th Jul

Baby Boy

I have colored up this lovely Saturated Canary image today and have listed my favourite combinations from Yellow and Blue Spectrum Noirs. I like to use the flicking technique and colour from light to dark, I have tried many different ways to color and always return to this one, it’s my favourite for layering my - Read full post [...]

4th Jul

Make Your Coloring look distressed

A little tutorial today, on how to make your coloring look distressed, I start with my base colors, you can use any colors, the distressing comes after you have colored your image I am using TN3 TN5 TN7. I lay down my first color over the whole image Then add TN5 and TN7 to shade, - Read full post [...]

20th Jun

Coloring Denim

Hello again, a little tutorial today on coloring denim, some people find the blues quite tricky, so I thought I would share this tutorial with you today, My image is by Mo Manning, First of all I color the whole area of the jeans in TB3, I then go in with my TB4 and do - Read full post [...]

6th Jun

Apple for Teacher

Thought I would share a card with you all today, this image is from Crafters Companion Paintbox Poppets Stamp Collection and is called “Apple for Teacher” ,  there is so much detail in this stamp that it looks a bit daunting but it is well worth taking the time and effort.   The Spectrum Noir - Read full post [...]

2nd Jun

Rust Tutorial

A little Rust Tutorial for you today, it’s really easy to do and fun too First you start with your base color, I chose BGR1 BGR2 and BGR3 as I am coloring this little watering can from Magnolia, and I want it achieve a nice silver metal feel to it. 1. I lay on my - Read full post [...]