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Author: Linda Hill
Linda Hill

Hello everyone I have been asked to share a little about myself with you. When i was a baby i caught polio, spent many months away from my family in hospital till i got better and well enough to come home. I did most of the normal things that kids do growing up but the thing i loved most was to draw and color, that was always special... I got married had two sons, became a single mum .over those years, I didn't have much time to think let alone color. Then I got ill again with secondary effect of the polio .... I had to give up work my youngest son was still at home ... he taught me how to use a computer what a God send that was I taught myself to use watercolor paints. I sew, knit and design my own cross stitch play with paper pens and card. I decided to start my own blog giving me a window to share what I was doing with fellow Crafters. That was when I met the lovely Sheena Douglass and Sara Davies. After seeing my efforts with the fusion stamps they both asked me to join their Design teams.....can you imagine.... that was a hard thing to answer.... I think it took me all of a nano second to say yes to them both!!!! So here I am today.... I get to play with some fantastic products ,share my creations and play with color all over again, my life has changed in so many ways over the years but I can say this has to be one of the happiest times. I'm truly grateful.... hugs Linda x My Blog

11th Mar

Whitewash Effect with Spectrum Noir pencils

  • Posted by: on 11th Mar 2015 at 8:00am

I’m sure you will have seen this effect before using ink pads. I wanted to try it with my Spectrum Noir Pencils and I’m thrilled to say the end result is very soft and delicate… just what Vintage Shabby Chic is all about! This is something you can achieve in a very short time and looks so - Read full post [...]

29th Dec

Hair with Spectrum Noir Pencils

  • Posted by: on 29th Dec 2014 at 8:00am

I’m going to share how I color hair with my Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils. I’m using a digital image from East Wind for this tutorial, as it has great hair sections. Using the step-by-step process you too can create beautiful hair with your pencils! The colors I have used are: 111, 098, and 120. Step - Read full post [...]

13th Mar

Coloring Faces with the Brush Nib

  • Posted by: on 13th Mar 2014 at 8:00am

I’m going to be using the new Spectrum Noir brush nibs to color this fabulous image that you will find on the newest Spectrum Noir Video Coloring Guide. There are lots of color combinations and inspiration to be found on the Coloring Guide. For this tutorial I’m using my favorite set of skin colors: TN1, - Read full post [...]

27th Dec

Air Brush Effect with Spritzers and Spectrum Noir Refill Inks

  • Posted by: on 27th Dec 2013 at 8:00am

Have you ever wondered how to get that air brushed effect with your refill inks and a spritzer bottle? In this tutorial I will share how I do it! You will need: – a spritzer bottle – your Refill inks and Blending Fluid – Frisket Film (Low tack) (*or other low-tack waterproof making material) – - Read full post [...]

20th Dec

Christmas Gifts

  • Posted by: on 20th Dec 2013 at 8:00am

I wanted to pop in and share a couple of Christmas gifts I’ve made this year! This is a card for my mum. Here is the complete list of colors used to create this: TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4, TN7, BG1, BG2, EB1, EB2, GB5, GB11, GG1, GG2, IG4, CG3, CG4, DG1, DG2, DG3, BGR1, BGR2, - Read full post [...]

4th Oct

Back to Basic Blending

Getting back to basic with blending  is always valuable to a colorist, be it a new beginner or a more advanced colorist! There are many ways to color an image; my advice would be to color in the way that makes you happy!  There is no right or wrong way the principle is the same: - Read full post [...]

23rd Aug

Adding a Night Sky

  • Posted by: on 23rd Aug 2013 at 8:00am

Adding a night sky and a background with your Spectrum Noir markers is very easy to do! If you would like to try this yourself here are the colors  you will need: BGR1, BGR2, BGR3, BGR4, TN2, TN9, BG10, DG4 and Blender Pen We will start in the sky area. Step 1 First stamp your - Read full post [...]

31st Jul

Pointillism with Spectrum Noir Pens

  • Posted by: on 31st Jul 2013 at 8:00am

In the 1800s a famous artist called George Seurat did some fantastic pieces of art using dots of pure color to create tones, shape, and form. This type  of painting allows your eye and brain to blend the spots of colors together, and is called Pointillism. I wanted to try this out with my Spectrum - Read full post [...]

9th Jul

Straw Bonnet with Spectrum Noir

I recently created a  little  straw bonnet  embellishment using Spectrum Noir pens.  I had so many inquiries about it, I thought a tutorial was in order! Things you will need: ~ Neenah card stock ~ Spectrum Noir Pens (for this project I have usedGB1-GB6-GB9; you can make any color you choose with your Spectrum Noir pens) - Read full post [...]

22nd May

Coloring Glass With Ink Refills

  • Posted by: on 22nd May 2013 at 8:00am

Let’s make changes with our Spectrum Noir ink refills! I have had so much fun with this experiment.  Not only is it very easy, you’re getting a chance to transform and recycle something you might have disposed of. It is so fast and you will be done in next to no time! You will need: ~ A - Read full post [...]