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Author: Laine Webb
Laine Webb

Hello to everyone. I am a compulsive card-maker and love all aspects of papercraft. My passions are paper construction projects and colouring. I have been a Design Team Member for some fabulous Challenge Blogs and have had several Guest Designer spots for various companies. Recently I was delighted to be asked to join the Design Team for Crafter's Companion. Its a real pleasure to work with the fabulous range of Crafter's Companion products, stamps and the wonderful Spectrum Noir Pens. I am so thrilled to have been offered a post on the Spectrum Noir Design Team and am looking forward to sharing my creations using this amazing colouring system with you. Laine xx

24th Mar

Colour with Metallic Pencils

  • Posted by: on 24th Mar 2017 at 3:00am

The Spectrum Noir range of colouring products has been designed to allow artists to to combine various products from within the colouring range. This tutorial covers colouring with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend and Metallic coloured pencils. Prepare your image: Start by stamping or printing your image onto black matt card.   For this project a useful - Read full post [...]

23rd Feb

Floral Images Can Sparkle!

  • Posted by: on 23rd Feb 2017 at 3:00am

Add sparkle to your floral images with Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens. This tutorial will share how to design a fun and easy reverse “z fold” card to display your colouring. It will also create a card base showing embellishments in detail. Watercolour the images similarly: To begin with use two identically matched stamps to create - Read full post [...]

9th Jan

Custom Made Gift Box

Want to create a quick & easy-to-make thank you gift box? Use Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to make a stunning topper for a gift box perfect for not only a thank you gift, but to use throughout the year. To color the image: Coloring the petals: First, stamp or print the image of your choice - Read full post [...]

19th Dec

Quick and Easy Festive Coloring!

  • Posted by: on 19th Dec 2016 at 8:00am

Christmas is rapidly approaching.  Here is a quick and easy coloring to bring some festive cheer.  The image is colored with Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. Stamp or print the image of your choice onto Neenah Classic Crest Card, or the card of your choice. Starting with the skin create shadow on the image with the - Read full post [...]

9th Dec

Add Sparkle to Your Festive Candy Canes!

Add some festive color and glow to a candy cane image with Spectrum Noir Sparkle markers. A quick and easy Christmas make full of shimmer and shine! This is a digi stamp which has been printed and left to dry.  The Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens have been applied directly to the printed image.  Start with - Read full post [...]

7th Nov

ColourBlend Pencils on Vellum!

Create a soft and delicate coloring with your Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils on Vellum Paper. Stamp or print out the image of your choice onto Neenah Classic Crest Card. Cut a square of vellum paper to cover the stamped image, attaching to the image with low tack tape.  You will see the stamped image clearly - Read full post [...]

26th Sep

Fruits of the Season

  • Posted by: on 26th Sep 2016 at 8:00am

The nights are drawing in and autumn is upon us.  The focus is now on shades of orange and yellow and we know that the year is on the turn!  This tutorial looks at coloring some fruits of the season.  Here delicious, shiny apples have been colored and shaded using Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. Print or - Read full post [...]

16th Sep

ColourBlend Pencils on Kraft Cardstock

  • Posted by: on 16th Sep 2016 at 3:00am

Coloring on kraft cardstock is fun and using the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils produces a subtle, soft effect when applied.   For this project (which I have used Neenah Desert Storm kraft for) we will look at coloring the skin and hair of the image using the Spectrum Noir ColourBlend pencils. A digital stamp from - Read full post [...]

18th Jul

Building a Stamped Image Using Masks

  • Posted by: on 18th Jul 2016 at 10:34am

In this tutorial we will look at building an image using masking to add detail to your design. For this project clear stamps have been used, this helps to see where you are placing an image. The masks are stamped onto scrap or copy paper. Post-it notes are useful for mask work as they have - Read full post [...]

6th Jun

‘No-line’ Coloring Technique

‘No-line’ coloring is a fun technique for creating a softer image with your Spectrum Noir markers. This tutorial will share with you some tips and tricks for achieving this look. Here a stamp has been mounted onto a Rock-a-Block stamping mount and inked using Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and London Fog.  This will enable - Read full post [...]