Saturday, 29 June 2013

Summer Holiday

Yes I know it is WINTER here is Australia, but the June 2013 Spectrum Noir challenge is all about SUMMER. The challenge is to create any card or project, using Spectrum Noir pens to colour your image, making sure it has a summer theme (you can colour a summery image, use colourful patterned/backing papers, summer-themed embellishments…whatever you choose!), and you can play along with us!
Here is my take on the challenge - I was inspired by my laptop screensaver for the beach scene. THIS IS HAND-DRAWN using the Spectrum Noir pens - it is NOT a screen shot.

I printed the free digital image from  Digital Two for Tuesday with the lyrics of the 'Summer Holiday' song from Cliff Richard onto Quill 210gsm multiboard.
The sky is IB1, the ocean IB2 and IB3. There is some IG1 near the shore and just above the horizon. The surf is done by leaving white spaces, NOT by using the blender pen.
Similarly the foam on the sand (TN1) is done by leaving white areas and dotting the TN1 where I wanted it.
The dresses use CR2, CR3 and CR5 and DR2 and DR3. Skin tones are FS2 and FS3. Left-hand girl's hair uses TN1, TN2 and EB3.
A Darice embossing folder was used on Kraft card, wiped over with a white Tsukineko ink pad after embossing. The frame was shaped from the Kraft card.

Monday, 24 June 2013

New Blinkie

Note the new Spectrum Noir blinkie (top right) - I am really chuffed with this - pretty sure I'm first in Australia with instructor status!!
Looking forward to teaching new Spectrum Noir classes in the next month or so - can't wait.