Saturday, 27 December 2014

A special Winter birthday Angel.

Today I want to share a card I made for a special person who has a winter birthday, she loves animals, and also believes in Angels, so I thought this Sara Burrier image would be perfect
I have coloured her with my Spectrum Noir pencils onto Sheena Douglass stamping card, as it has just the right amount of texture for me
The colours I have used are:
Skin: 005, 008, 009, 089
Hair: 089, 091, 100
Dress: 077, 079, 081
Wings: 004 055, 116
Chipmunks: 091, 095, 097
I hope my card inspires you to get creative, we love to see your work too, so feel free to share with us at the Spectrum Noir Facebook page,
Happy colouring
Nicky x

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Super easy shine on a round object!

Happy Christmas eve everybody
 this is a rewrite of one of my missing posts!!!
 I  shared a tutorial on the 8th December on how to get a shine on a round object, in this case a bauble,

 I  have made it super easy so any one can do it! just follow the link here.
There is a wealth of knowledge from all the designers over on the Spectrum Noir blog, so if you ever need inspiration its definitely the place to go!

Happy colouring everyone,
Nicky x

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Uh-Oh, its all gone a bit pete tong!!!

So there I was basking in the knowledge that I had a whole month scheduled on my blog, so that I could just get on with all the family stuff, you know shop, wrap, make, repeat..., and a friend of mine casually say's "what's wrong with you? nothing new on the blog?" so I checked.... nothing, not a dickie bird, everything from the past month has vanished into who knows where, and no they aren't
in draft format or anywhere else to be found. Now for the past 3-4 months blogger really has been messing me around, sending me error codes that lead nowhere, disappearing text and photo's but this has reached a new level! I think the New Year may have to herald some changes, any suggestions will be gratefully received! 
So I now have to find the time to re-do everything starting today with this one...
 December Challenge at Spectrum Noir -CAS
I drew this little chap myself, and coloured him with my Spectrum Noir pencils, I didn't use any blending solution and kept my pencils sharp, I then decorated the card very simply.
You still have a few days to enter the challenge over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook page, the theme this month is Clean and Simple, you can enter here.
I hope I have given you a little inspiration to create you own clean and simple card, and as always we love to see your creations.
And before I forget, there is also a competition running at the moment for you to win one of two complete sets of the blendable pencils, so while you are there enter that too!!
Happy colouring