Friday, July 10, 2015

Painted poppies SN tutorial 10th July

Hi everybody, for my tutorial today I thought I would show you how I used my new stamp set from Altenew called Painted Poppies.

At first I was a bit scared as I wasn't really sure how these worked, however after a bit of googling this is what I came up with.

For this card I have used Spectrum Aqua pens - Jasmine, Fawn, Lime, Peach, Begonia, Blossom.

First of all I cut a piece of watercolour card, I then coloured in the poppy background with Jasmine...yes I coloured straight onto the stamp, stamped my image on the card. I stamped the poppy twice as I wanted to have a couple of poppies intertwined with each other on my card.

Next I scribbled some of the Jasmine onto acetate and lifted the colour directly onto a brush and just added some extra shading.

Next I coloured the centre part of the poppy with Fawn and stamped onto both poppies.

With a versamark pad I then stamped up the poppy outline and then embossed with gold embossing powder.

Next I coloured the leafy stamp and stamped it where I thought would be best for that leaf to sit.

I then inked up the the leaf outline and embossed with gold embossing powder.

I thought my poppies looked a bit bare so I added another poppy stem and embossed this and then using the colours on my card and some extra colours, I scribbled all the colours onto acetate, spritzed them and then using a paintbrush to make them really wet I lifted the colour and made little splashes all over the card....still leaving it quite delicate.

I then trimmed the image to size and here's my final card, I added some little pearls and gems and some twine. 

Pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog for more tutorials from the team.


Wednesday, July 08, 2015

July Challenge - Spectrum Noir

Hi everyone.

Today sees the start of a new challenge over on the Spectrum Noir Facebook Page, this months challenge is "summer"...

You can also pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog to find out loads of tips and techniques on using all your Spectrum Noir products.

For my card I have used James from Lili of the Valley.  I coloured him up with Spectrum Noir pens, the papers are also from Lili of the Valley, I die cut a sun to make it look more summery.

Hope you likey!

Spectrum Noir pens used:
pens used:
IB1, BT1, BT4, BT5, OR1, CR8, CR10, CG1, CG2, DG2, TN1, TN2, TN3, TN4


Monday, July 06, 2015

Painted Poppies

Howdy folks, it's me, Fi with my card today!

I couldn't wait to get started using these fabby stamps from Altenew, they are just beautiful...I am still practising but I really do like them and you don't have to be precise with your can give it the arty look!

The stamp is from Altenew called Painted Poppies and is available from the Handmade Bliss store here.

I stamped the image onto watercolour card using Distress Inks, I also added some water to a brush to move the ink around a bit.  I dried it off using a heat gun and then I stamped and embossed the poppy outline with gold. The sentiment is also included in this set.

You can check out my blog for more details on how I made my card.

Remember our challenge, you gotta be in it to win it.


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Wednesday, July 01, 2015

July Challenge - Handmade Bliss

Good morning everybody...well it is nice and sunny here today for a change!

Today is the first day of the new challenge over at Handmade Bliss.

#this month we have a wee sketch for you...really clean and simple.

There's a £15 voucher up for grabs for one lucky winner to spend at the Handmade Bliss store.

For my card I have used Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Brittany...isn't she super skinny and super fab!  I coloured her with Spectrum Noir pens, layered her onto a kraft circle.  Oh yes I added some doodled lines and a piece of hessian.