Thursday, December 31, 2015

The Sugar Bowl Challenge 132

Well today sees the last challenge of the year over on the Sugar Bowl.

I can't believe how fast this year has flown in from being snowed under at work then made redundant, a wee bit time off then a wee job to tide me over and now I have bagged myself a new role at Heineken startting on 5th January....although it's still a fixed Term job, it's a longer one and is a fab opportunity....and who knows if I do a good job they might ask me to stay forever...woo hoo!

So anyway here's my card for today's challenge over on The Sugar Bowl. I thought the image and sentiment work well together for this time of the year.

The papers were in my stash, so no idea what they are, the image is called "Fizz" from Leanne Ellis at Funky Kits which I coloured with Spectrum Noir Marker pens.

Spectrum Noir Markers used - FS2, FS6, FS8, IG2, OR3, IB1, IB2, GB3, GB4, CR6, CR7, GT2, GT3, EB8, GB8, GB10

Pop over and check out what my teamies have made.

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Party
Allsorts - anything but Christmas
Sweet Stampin - food and drink


Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Spectrum Noir Tutorial - mixing Aqua markers and sparkle pens

Edited: so super organised I haven't posted this yet!!

Now I am super organised with this card as it's Holly's birthday soon and she's not really a girly girl but absolutley loves Olaf but I couldn't put a snowman on her birthday card so I thought I would try and go with the Frozen my tutorial for Spectrum Noir too...

First of all I cut a piece of watercolour card to the required size, I have gone for 6 x 6 inch and I also cut out the numbers to use on my card again in waterfcolour card.

Next I coloured Kingfisher, Orchid, Lime and Topaz Spectrum Noir Aqua markers onto a piece of acetate, I heavily loaded my brush with water ro really dilute the colour and then just randomly added a dash of each colour onto the card.

Once the first layer of colour is dry I then repeated the step above just to make the colour a bit more vibrant.

Next I gave the card a wash of water to blend the Aqua colours together, I let it dry and then added some splashes.

Next I moved onto the numbers, using Amethyst and Aquamarine Sparkle pens, I coloured the acetate again and the using a brush loaded with some water lifted the colour from the acetate and coloured the numbers.

Again, leaving to dry before added more of the same coloured Sparkle Pens and then I gave a final coat of the Crystal Clear sparkle Pen.

Here is my finished card, it's hardto see the sparkle from the pens but  it's there...added a message and a few sequins, pearls and gems.

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog for lots more inspiration.

Deep Ocean Challenge - anything goes
Bunny Zoe - sparkle and shine


Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Gorjuss all in a row...

Good morning sugar it seems ages since I have posted on my blog!!  I have been mega busy with work since I cam back my holidays however I think that's me back on track now!

So I have been working on this card over the past week but it took me a bit of practice to get the masking right.

I have used 5 different mini Gorjuss stamps, I made a mask and layered, masked and stamped them up.  I then coloured them with Spectrum Noir Aqua pens.  The papers are from the Capsule birthday collection available from Funky Kits aswell as the stamps.

Hoipe you likey!