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14th Dec

December Challenge Inspiration

Our design team has been creating more food-themed projects to share with you! If you haven’t played along with our challenge yet, there is still plenty of time! Stop by our challenge page for all the details. Bianca created this adorable gift box using: Skin: TN3, TN2, FS9, TN1 & PP3 cheeks Hair: CT2, GB10 - Read full post [...]

24th Jun

Creating Folds In Dresses

I am sharing a step-by-step tutorial for creating folds in dresses.  I really do think it creates a fantastic effect, instead of having a flat colored image.   I have used the ‘Belle of the Ball’ stamp from Crafter’s Companion.  The folds on her dress are created with JG1, GT3 , GT2, and GT1.  I - Read full post [...]

7th Apr

Ready For Spring?

Have you played along in our Springtime Challenge yet?  We are so thrilled to see all of the stunning entries that have been submitted so far! We have more inspiration from our Design Team today: Linda colored this adorable springtime girl – the lavender is perfect! Jennie colored this beautiful rose – flowers are perfect - Read full post [...]

3rd Apr

How to Create Grass

I recently shared with you my way of coloring sky and in this tutorial I will show you a quick and easy way of adding grass. Turn your picture upside down.  I find this way easier, especially when coloring grass.  Pick your CG1 marker and start drawing V shaped lines with flicking motions. Now it’s - Read full post [...]

30th Mar

Springtime Scenes

Did you know we have a new challenge this month?  Our current theme is Spring, and we would love for you to play along with us! To get you inspired, we’re sharing a couple of cards from our Design Team: Dilyana colored this adorable spring scene – the added grass at the bottom makes it fabulous!   And - Read full post [...]

5th Jan

Do You Have the Winter Blues?

Have you seen the new challenge on our Challenge page? This month our theme is the “Winter Blues” – create any card or project with the color blue on it, use your Spectrum Noir pens to color your image, and you can play along with us! Have a look at this wonderful blue-themed inspiration from - Read full post [...]

8th Dec

November Challenge – Animals

Have you heard about our newest challenge? This month we’re featuring animals – cats, dogs, lions, tigers, teddy bears…anything you can think of!  Just use your Spectrum Noir pens to color it, and you can play along with us! To see all the details about our current challenge, and what you could win for playing - Read full post [...]

5th Dec

Hair Coloring Techniques

One of the things I find most challenging when coloring is often hair, especially if there is a big expanse of white space to color. I am going to show you the way that I like to color Daydream Believer.  Mine is not the only way, however I find this very effective. I have chosen lots of different - Read full post [...]

23rd Nov

Creating a Dappled Effect

  • Posted by: on 23rd Nov 2012 at 9:00am

I am going to show you how to create a dappled effect on an animal. The colors used for this tutorial are: IG1 IG2 IG3 IG5 IG7 IG10 blender pen Step 1:  With IG1 fill in the whole body on your pony.  Add  IG1 in some of the areas on the mane and tail where - Read full post [...]

19th Nov

Tools of the Trade

  • Posted by: on 19th Nov 2012 at 9:00am

I wanted to share two items that are always with me when I am coloring with my Spectrum Noir Markers.  They are invaluable tools of the trade and if you don’t all ready use them you will want to read more. The first one is a Spectrum Noir Color Chart.  They come colored and blank - Read full post [...]