Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Here Comes the Sun!

Wow, just how hot has it been these past couple of weeks? I'm sitting here melting inside my little craft room (aka cupboard under the stairs...!). 
Today I want to share with you my card for the Spectrum Noir July "Summer" Challenge.
I just love this image from Mo's Digital pencil, Kind of reminds me of past summer holidays sipping cocktails on a Greek beach! Those were the days!

I started by giving her a base coat of Spectrum Noir alcohol marker FS5, and then built up the colour with my Spectrum Noir pencils over the top, the colours  were, 009, 093, 026. This is a new technique for me as I have always kept pens and pencils separate, but love the depth of colour you can achieve, and will definitely be carrying on doing it.

I was a bit "cheeky"! and gave her a bit of a tan line, you know the sort we all get that burns like billy-ho.

 For those of you new to Spectrum Noir the alcohol markers have letters followed by a number and the pencils are a 3 digit number. The rest of the image is coloured as follows;

Hair: GB1, 085, 088
Sand: TN2, 084, 107
Bikini: LY1, 012, 014, 018, 023, 026
Towel: IB2, CG2, CR8, HB2, GB3, DR4, BT4, 063, 055
Sunglasses: 089, 091, 095
Umbrella: 018, 023, 026

For the sky I have just used pencils 061 and 068, and then used pencil blending solution and the paper stumps to blend to two colours and remove any pencil strokes.  
Lastly I used DR1 to colour the lace at the bottom of the card.
I would love you all to join in with the July challenge on Facebook

 Happy Colouring
Nicky x

Friday, 4 July 2014

The secrets out!

Good Morning everybody!!
I have a little bit of news to share with you all, but before I do can I just say ...
Happy 4th July to all my American friends, and hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend.

So what's occurring???
 I am one of the new members of the Spectrum Noir Education Design Team!
I will be specialising in using the gorgeous pencils, as you all know by now as I shout about it so much, I LOVE them!

I can't wait to show you lots of exciting projects that I have planned, and hope you will all join me as I share the colouring love.

I haven't shared a project with you today as I have a few gremlins in the system, or I'm just being a techno-thickie, which is highly probable at my age!, but hopefully I can get something up over the weekend, I'm off to celebrate so have a great it Pimms o'clock yet???