Friday, May 24, 2019

Just Because: Altenew Sketchy Floral



Sharing a watercolor card today!
I love the soft watery green and the loose
illustration of the florals.
Altenew has a ever growing selection of florals.





I chose six Spectrum Noir Aqua water color markers and added them to my palette.
Even though the markers are water based, the nibs should not be submersed in water. I've made that mistake.  To be on the safe side, I load up my palette and use a clear water brush to apply the color.  I then dab in darker more intense colors with the brush with much less water.








Main Ingredients:
Altenew Sketchy Florals Stamp Set
Versafine Black Onyx Ink
Spectrum Noir Aqua Brush Colors:
*Primary Set (PR)
*Floral Set (FL)
PR - Purple
FL - Orchid
FL - Wildflower
FL - Rose Pink
FL - Bud Green
FL - Navy

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Poppystamps Flower Garden - Thank You


Loving the new larger than a card front 
Poppystamps sets!

This one is called Flower Garden.  I also have the Butterfly Wings Set.  Gorgeous!  I thought the "Dymo" style sentiment from Altenew was perfection for this patterned card.

Loving how vibrant the Tri-Blends are!







Card Details:
Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers, Poppy Stamps Flower Garden Clear Stamp Set, Altenew Label Love Clear Sentiment Stamp Set.

Colors: Coral, Bright Pink, Orange, Dark Red, Green Turquoise, True Blue, Jade Green, Citrus, Purple, Hydrangea, Lavender, Ice Blue.

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Monday, May 20, 2019

Authentic Graciellie Blooms with Spectrum Noir Tri-Blends Markers




I need more practice on the Tri-Blends, this is only my second go at them.  I can already see where I need to go back in and blend more for a smoother transition.  It's hard because I still want some real light areas.. So practice ..practice..practice.. So you see, anyone can do this too!  

The saturation of colors you can achieve is Amazing!









SN Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers, Graciellie Designs Authentic Digital Stamp Set, SN Premium Marker Pad, Paper Studio Folded Card. 
Color Details: 
Background: Jade Green
Leaves: Citrus Green
Blooms: Citrus, Coral, Orange, Red, Hydrangea, Purple.
Graciellie Designs

Spectrum Noir Tri-Blends have 3 colors inside each TriBlend pen that have been carefully developed to produce a smooth controlled gradation.  You will get the same result each and every time, with no trial and error or guesswork. I do actually feel more confident about my abilities.



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Friday, May 17, 2019

Amazing Just the Way You Are : Pinkfresh Studio Background Floral




Happy Friday!  

Once I fall for a stamp set, either I wait too long and it sells out, and then once I remember that I wanted it.. for some reason it retires.. Why?!!  I have no idea why some stamps retire so quickly.
Especially this one that I feature on my card.




  I adore this Pinkfresh Studio Background Floral Stamp.  Every time I see it I fall in love again.  Sorry.....my friend that I showcased a stamp that may be impossible to find, but Pinkfresh Studio has a few other florals just as lovely.


Pinkfresh Studio (retired) Stamp, Impression Obsession Sentiment, Spectrum Noir AQUA Markers:  Marigold, Pacific Blue, 
Purple, Orchid,Wildflower, Rose Pink, Bud Green

Look (HERE) for more Pinkfresh Studio Floral Stamps!
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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thanks - Mondo Wildflowers




Another take on this stunning stamp set from Brandi Kincaid for Ellen Hutson!



I ADORE this stamp set so much, I had to give another go at it!  This time, instead of the main focal point, I stamped it at three different points of the card and made a 4.25 x 4.25 square card.





Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers, Ellen Hutson Mondo Wildflowers Clear Stamp Set by Brandi Kincaid,
Color Details: Light Green, Green Turquoise, Light Yellow, True Blue, Orange, Coral, Bright Pink, Pale Pink, Lavender, Purple.

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Always Close to My Heart: Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Kisses!




Today's card features some ink blending behind a lovely "Cover a Card" Die.  

I fell head over heels for this Crafter's Companion Twinkling Trellis Die when Dana Warren (KraftPaperStamps) posted a phenomenally gorgeous card on Instagram (Here)

These photos do not give the metallic shine justice.  However in person, the metallic shine from the Spectrum Noir Metallic Markers I selected really is phenomenal!




Main Ingredients: Crafter's Companion Twinkling Trellis Die.
Pretty Pink Posh Hummingbird Kisses Stamp Set.
Spectrum Noir Metallic Markers
Hero Arts Ink: Pool (Background Ink Blending)
Signo White Gel Pen

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Monday, May 13, 2019

Fluttery Garden A2 Card Front with Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Markers




I am using the NEW Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers.
I am in LOVE with the blending of them.  
In short, there are 24 colors, and each pen has Dark, Middle, Light of each color built in.  So that is actually 72 colors for less than Copics.  No guesswork or hunting for a color match for me... Anything that makes my life easier, WIN..WIN.




This is a NEW Digital Image from the STAMPlorations Digi Shop now open!   (here)
This lovely is From the collection called: Fluttery Garden A2 Card Fronts. (Right now all Digitals 15% off with code at checkout)





One of the reasons why I applied to the Spectrum Nior Design Team, and really wanted to be chosen, was the new Tri-Blends Alcohol Markers.  I read all I could about them and decided they were for me.  You see I am not a confident colorist.. (Yeah..believe it..)  With Copics, I end up using colors that do not blend well, they are not in the same color family or range.  The image ends up looking grey or just muddy looking.  (Yes, I did a color Hex chart of Sandy Allnocks, can't locate the darn thing)... And if you did not already know, I am short on patience.  And if I mess up.. it is a setback.  So I figured what could be better than 3 colors in one marker all the same tone..NOTHING.  I am so in LOVE with these.  (Shhhhhh like color blending for Dummies.. (me..)

Card Details:

SN Tri-Blends, STAMPlorations Digital Fluttery Garden A2 Card Fronts, Birch Press Design Thank You Stamp Set, WeR Memory Keepers Next Level Quilted Embossing Folder, Waltzingmouse Stitched Scallop Rectangle.
Color Details: Butterfly: Turquoise, Ice Blue, Purple, Lavender. Leaves: Green Turquoise, Roses: Dark Red, Bright Pink, Large Blooms: Coral, Orange, Red, Bright Pink, Purple. Other Greenery: Light Green. Edged/Shadow: Brown Grey

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Sunday, May 12, 2019

Butterfly Bouquet - Happy Mother's Day!




The below"snippet" of a few cards.  



I shared this on Instagram to hopefully inspire and WOW you at what I will be showing as a Spectrum Noir Designer! 

Here is my Mother's Day Card!  
This stamp set is a layering set from Crafter's Companion.  It was LOVE at first sight. The absolute perfect stamp to showcase color blending.

Happy Mother's Day to all you moms!







SN Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers, Crafter's Companion Background Layering Stamps - Butterfly Bouquet, Hero Art Happy Mother's Day Clear Sentiment.

Color Details: Jade Green, Green Turquoise, True Blue, Blue Turquoise, Hydrangea, Dark Red, Bright Pink, Light Green, Citrus Green, Purple. Coral, Citrus.

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Friday, May 10, 2019

Hello Friend - Peony Dreams!



WHY IS MY TYPE SO HUGE..  I really am annoyed at squinting at reading..I'm old... LOL



I finally bought this set!  This was my birthday present to myself.  The background is really blended Tri-blend markers.  I have attempted a background with Copics.. and they streak and blob over sections you have repeatedly gone over.  These honestly blend better with this test doing a background.  I won't give up Copic, I will however keep these closer at hand with the great experience I am having.
I would love to know your experience if you have tried the Tri-blends.








Card Details:
SN Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers, Waffle Flower Peony Dreams Clear Stamp Set. 

Color Details: Background: Green Turquoise, Leaves: Jade Green, Light Green, Green Turquoise, Citrus Green. Girl: Tan, Pink, Coral, Flowers: Purple, Bright Pink, Coral, Lavender. Moths: Tan, Purple, Bright Pink, Lavender, Jade Green.



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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Butterfly Silhouette - Thanks Bunches!




Color blending on a die cut image.  This die is much larger than I was expecting, and I am actually happier that it is on a larger scale!  
It really has a presence on the card front.



I really like how this turned out and may have to do this for card club.  Have everyone try out the Spectrum Noir Tri Blends for themselves.


Card Details:
Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers, Crafter's Companion Gemini Elements Silhouette Butterfly Die, Avery Elle Scalloped Frames Die, Impression Obsession Sentiment.
Color Details: Blue Turquoise, Green Turquoise, Jade Green, Ice Blue, Lavender, Dark Red, Orange, Bright Pink.

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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Bloom Where You are Planted : Spectrum Noir Tri-Blend




The more I play with the Tri-Blend Markers, the more I know they are what I have been waiting for.  I really struggle with copics.  I love the brush nibs, the Tri-Blends are less flexible, less brush like, though it doesn't hinder the capabilities in the blending, and you get used to them very quickly. Copics, I could never locate a great blend match.. 
Anyways.. 


I am curious if there is anyone reading that has tried them, or wants to.   

 I am on this team, however I paid for my Tri-Blends on my own through Dick Blick on a great discount since Crafter's Companion was out of stock .....and still is)
I made the decision design team or no, I was getting them.  Glad I did.  





The colors are vibrant, and they blend spectacularly.


Card Details:
SPectrum Noir Tri-Blend Alcohol Markers, Ellen Hutson Mondo Wildflowers Clear Stamp Set by Brandi Kincaid,
Color Details: Bright Pink, Dark Red, Orange, Light Yellow, Citrus, Light Green, Jade Green, Green Turquoise, True Blue, Blue Turquiose, Ice Blue, Coral Pale Pink, Lavender, Hydrangea, Ice Grey, Brown Grey,


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Monday, May 6, 2019

Thanks for Always Being There : Power Poppy Flower Bomb




This is a super digi from Power Poppy designed by Marcella Hawley.  It is a large bouquet that can be centered or as I have placed it in varied rotations at opposite ends of the card.

This was some of my first dabbling using the Spectrum Noir Illustrator Alcohol Markers.
I adore this blue with the yellow centers color combo on the smaller blooms!





I am very happy with these color combinations 
for blending for the little blue flowers!



These two green colors blended so beautifully!
And dontcha love the way I can add the canary yellow next up to the dark Petrol Blue and still it doesn't bleed in and ruin the bright yellow?



Main Ingredients:
Poer Poppy Digital Design by Marcella Hawley: Flower Bomb 
Spectrum Noir Illustrator Alcohol Markers: 
Roses: Fruit Pink PP5, Baby Pink PP2
Darker Leaves: Bamboo DG2, Camo Green DG3
Lighter Greenery: Bamboo DG2
Little Blooms: Petrol Blue BT9, Vintage Blue VB2, Pearl Blue TB1, Sky Blue IB1, 
Bloom Centers: Honeydew TN2, Canary CT3

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Sunday, May 5, 2019

Polka Dot Orchard : Coffee Hopping!

Time for coffee!

Ahhhhrrhfghghghg   This is me yawning.  Today was a hard day to wake up to.. Just tired. My alarm woke me in the middle of a dream.  A really involved one where an (imaginary) friend got their car stuck in part mud, part water and was needing to have help out. Intense...so I am still groggy.

Today I am sharing more Polka Dot Orchard goodness! The set called "The Way of Beauty." 
I showed another card yesterday with this set, I ADORE it!





Remember to check out Polka Dot Orchard EVERY DAY of the hop for more chances at Prizes!



Happy Hopping!
Back to the Coffee Loving Card Makers Hop
(Here)

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