Friday, April 29, 2016

Freebie Friday With Scrapper's Delights


TGIF! What a week! 

And to make this Friday even better- it's FREEBIE time with Scrapper's Delights. The Bee Digi 7 can be yours for free, all you have to do is join in the Progressive challenge on Facebook. Easy Peasy! 

You can read all the details about that and see more great inspiration from the Design Team on the Scrapper's Delights Challenge blog


I colored the bee with Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers GB4 CT2 LY1 CG2 CG1 BT2 TN7 GB9 and I added some of the Clear Sparkle Pen to the wings and honey. The sentiments and honeycomb stamps are from Unity Stamp Company. I also did a little mixed media on the background to make the honeycomb pattern.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

A Beautiful Mess | Anything Goes 
A Vintage Journey | Spring Is In the Air
Dragon Lair Designs | Anything Goes
Morgan's Art World | Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude | Anything Goes

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Spectrum Noir Pastel Challenge


There's a new monthly challenge at Spectrum Noir. The theme for this month is "Pastels". I have a hard time with pastels, I usually go for bright colors so this was a bit of a challenge for me! 

I colored the image, which is a freebie by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps, with Spectrum Noir Markers. 


The ribbon on this card is from Stampin Up and the papers are from my stash. I finished it off with some dry embossing and pearls. 

Here is the color palette for this project- feel free to pin it if you'd like! 


I'm looking forward to seeing all your entries in the Pastel Challenge at Spectrum Noir. 

Puddle Jumping {Tutorial}



Today I am sharing a tutorial on coloring puddles with Spectrum Noir Markers. You can see the full step-by-step tutorial on the Spectrum Noir Blog

Here's a look at the finished project I made for this tutorial.  She was so much fun to color. 


The water colored background was actually one of the paintings my 4 year-old did. I liked it so much I asked her if I could use it in my project. Of course she said yes! She was thrilled that Mommy was using her work. 

Below is the pin-able color palette. 


Again, you can see the full tutorial on the Spectrum Noir Blog. And be sure to enter this month's Pastels challenge for your chance to win a great prize from Spectrum Noir. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

You're Awesome {Letters For Landen}


Today I am sharing the new card I made to send to Landen. Landen is a little boy in my area who is about a year into his battle with Leukemia. He's doing very well right now and he just loves to get mail. I try to send him at least one card a month but have been slacking lately! Trying to get back on track though. 

I've included his information above, if you have a spare card to send I know he would love it. It would really make his day. 

On this card I used the image Mr. Unbeatable by A Random Fan. 


I colored the image with Spectrum Noir Markers (colors below) and added some Stickles to his glove. The white circles are a Hambly Studios overlay. All of the papers I used on this card are from The Paper Temptress.  I finished the card off with some ribbbon across the top (to hide the glue!) and a cute little "you're awesome!" sticker. 


Spectrum Noir Markers Used: 

SKIN: EB5 EB3 TN4 TN3 TN2 (Taken from the Hair and Skin Class @ Kit and Clowder)
HAIR: EB8 EB7 EB5
CLOTHES: OR3 OR2 GB3 TB9 TB8 TB7 
GLOVES: IG9 IG7 IG6 IG4