Thursday, December 31, 2015

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Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Wishing You Happiness in 2016

My design today features an easy, fun background using Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers.
To make the colorful backgrounds, I spritzed water liberally onto a piece of A2 size cardstock and dropped Spectrum Noir Sparkle Marker colors in. It was such rich, full color I used two more pieces cardstock to "kiss" over the first one and pick up some of the color. I still had a lot of color so I spritzed a full sheet with water and kissed all the A2 pieces against it to fill it will color. This gave me a stash of backgrounds!


Crafter Companion Supplies Used:
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers Amethyst, Red Berry, Starry Sky
Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock
Shimmering Cardstock black pearl, white pearl
Memento LUXE Ink Pads
Collall All Purpose Glue
Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner

A full list of supplies is shown at the bottom.
Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion Education  and Inspiration Team members. You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

Thank you for visiting!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Seasons Greetings

Today is Christmas Eve and we are celebrating the birth of Jesus - enjoying family and friends and feeling thankful for all the joys and challenges of the year.




The main image is heat embossed on Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock and colored with Spectrum Aqua Markers and Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils. The background was 'painted' with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers.  I used the palette technique for both - scribbled color on a palette and used a dampened brush to pick up and spread color.  To make clouds in the sky, I used a balled up paper towel to pull out color. A stencil brush came in handy to brush away tiny pieces of paper.


Crafter Companion Supplies Used:
Sheena's A Little Bit Festive - Christmas VisitorsSpectrum Aqua Markers Scarlet, Marigold, Wildflower, Charcoal, Chocolate, Black
Spectrum Noir Blendable Colored Pencils 024, 098
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers Moonstone, Aquamarine
Crafter's Companion Watercolour Cardstock
Shimmering Cards black pearl
Memento LUXE Ink Pads tuxedo black
3/4" Natural Handle Brush # 18
Double Sided Adhesive Foam Circles
Extra Strong Permanent Tape Runner
A full list of supplies is shown at the bottom.



Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion Education  and Inspiration Team members. You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

Thank you for visiting!!  Wishing you and your family a joyous and safe Holiday Season!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Paper Moon

Spending time water-coloring with my Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers.

I used a combination of direct and palette coloring - using the clear marker to spread the color. I used a water brush to soften edges. For the dark blue layer, I colored the edge of a book page and then dabbed with a paper towel so the letters would show through. I also die cut a butterfly out of the rich, lovely color.


Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion Education  and Inspiration Team members. You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

Thank you for visiting!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Sparking Wild Rose

It's only the second week in December and I'm already thinking about spring. :) My design today features Sheena's Perfect Partners.


 I heat embossed the images and spread color with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers in a combination of direct coloring and also palette with a water-brush.




Crafter Companion Supplies Used:
Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners - Wild Rose-Briar
Sheena Decorative Metal Die - Wild Rose
Kimono EZMount™ Stamp Set - Porcelain
Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers Clear, Red Berry, Emerald Green, Holly Leaf, Smoked Quartz, Pink Garnet, Aquamarine
Spectrum Aqua Markers black
Shimmering Cards forest green
Memento LUXE Ink Pad tuxedo black
Sidesaddle Ribbon 5/8"x9' Moss & Brown
Stickles yellow
Double Sided Adhesive Foam Circles
Collall All Purpose Glue
A full list of supplies is shown at the bottom.

Crafter's Companion has had several new releases. For more ideas, be sure to pop over to the Crafter's Companion Information Blog, as well as visit the Crafter's Companion Education  and Inspiration Team members. You can see their latest designs by clicking on the names on the left side of my blog.

Thank you for visiting!!

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!