Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Two totally different effects

  had a delivery of some new stamps today  
from LOTV only ordered them 
Yesterday Lunch time 
fantastic service.....

so i had to try them out
yep !!!
my Spectrum Noir Pencils  from
 were out 
 so why not used those lol 

  thought i would try to show 
 the same image and same color pencils
Two different effects 

the bottom image
 i blended out the colors  using Light Medium and Dark Pencils
with blending fluid and paper stump  exactly the same technique as when using pens
the top image 
 i laid down a base layer all over the image with my lightest pencil color then with very sharp points on my Medium and Dark Pencils 
using little flicking strokes randomly following the contour of the image to fill in the area

 you really can get some Fabulous effects 
The Spectrum Noir Pencils

  thank you for dropping by today 
hugs linda xxx

Monday, 13 January 2014

Birthday card

Goodness me where has the day gone
I'm very late today  had a me day just relaxing
so as you might already know 
the Spectrum Noir Pencil 
Crafters Companion
sold out at the CHA show
 how fantastic is that 

  while preparing all my samples i had to make 
a birthday card for my son
so had to be Bebunni 
apart from the fact i had already got it stamped out 
 my son loves Cake!!! lol
 this is done with a combo of Spectrum Noir Pens and Pencils

 simply matted and layered onto core-dination 
 a backing paper from a Nit wit collection i had already got printed out
 and dew drops to finish
 while making the card i  wondered how the  SN pencils would behave on 
Centura Pear card ???
 so i stamped  and set too coloring 

  all i can say is 
They behaved as i knew they would
Centura pearl card has a lot of tooth and has a slight  grainy texture
it just grabbed the color and blended a dream !!!
i used Layering for this little test piece
this means Direct to card  coloring is another big plus
 for those who like to do clean and simple cards
using the  Spectrum Noir Pencils 
  thank you for dropping by 
 hugs linda xxx

Sunday, 12 January 2014

Spectrum Noir Pencils on Kraft card

hi there crafters
 i do hope your all keeping warn 
 we had a very hard frost come in over night  
flip it's cold here .. 
when i got up it looked like my first card im sharing today out side 
Chilly is not the word lol 

did you catch our Leann  from Crafters Companion
and the fantastic 
Premier of the 
Spectrum Noir Blendable Pencils

i sat glued to the TV what a great show
 as i said i have put these pencils through there paces 
experimenting on all different  types of card stock
 kraft card is so popular what a great way to test them !
  i don't normally use Kraft Card so this was a challenge for me 
did i have fun oh yes!!!
 it can be very hard to totally block out the base card color
but not with these beauties
take a look

 this is using the fabulous Sheena Douglass stamp 
 with the Spectrum Noir Pencils and Blending Fluid on the  buildings 
on the roofs that is the White pencil on it's own 
now that to me shows the quality of these pencils 
you are able to get a good coverage with  these pencils
the falling snow is white Pebeo acrylic paint

this one  is using the layering technique 
where you use a light -medium- and dark to get dimension  
 i hope you can see how well they blend
 to a smooth seamless  finish
 i added the tiniest touch of white acrylic paint to the snow then on his wellies for the shine
and finally

 just couldn't resist making a card with this image 
he tickles me  every time is see his expression  go on admit we all feel 
at some point over the festive season a bit frazzled  and grumpy
i know i do 

i used  a blender pencil to blend the colors together 
  i hope i have been able to show you 
 these pencils work brilliant on Kraft Card
 thanks for dropping by today 
 hugs linda xxx