Well Peeps thats come around quickly there is now only 5 hours to go before you can get you hands on the lovely new Lili of the Valley Christmas Release, they go on sale at MIDNIGHT tonight. As well as giving me chance to show you my last sneak peek it has also allowed me to show off my NEW LOVE Crafters Companion Spectrum Noir marker pens. Read on to hear my thoughts on these awesome pens
Being a Granma to 7 boys this has to be my favourite image from the new release it is called “Ski Jump”. The papers used at from Nitwits Collection Simple Joys, I have run green card through the Cuttlebug in the Snowflake embossing folder. The Christmas tree is a die cut from Mariannes Designs and is available from Crafts U Love, and the border is a border punch from Martha Stewart I have glittered the tree and border with Glamour Dust. The sentiment which I have attached with staples is from Lili of the Valley A5 Verse Sheet set 10.
This is the first card I have made using Spectrum Noir Markers and I cannot praise them highly enough, the colours are selected to all be tonally compatible this helps so much when trying to choose colours and they just seem to flow with ease, although the nib is a bullet nib, as in ProMarkers, it is longer and easier to get into those hard to colour places. At a cost of £6.99 for a pack of matching coloured pens the price cannot be beaten and they have the added advantage of being refillable. There are 168 colours in all and that will be all your need as they match so well, I think this comes from them being chosen by and for Crafters rather than Graphic Artists. You will be seeing lots of my cards coloured with Spectrum Noir’s from now on.
Colours used :
Flesh: 142 – Pale Cream, 133 – Baby Skin Pink, 132 – Milky White, 135 – Pale Cherry Pink FROM SKIN TONES SET
Scarf, Boots & Trouser: 91 – Natural Oak, 96 – Mahogony (FROM BROWN SET) 142 - Pale Cream, 42 – Bronze Green, 175 Lime Green (GREEN SET)
Jumper: 142 – 109 – Pearl White (FROM ESSENTIALS SET) 142 – Pale Cream
Dog: 91 – Natural Oak, 142 Pale Cream, Dogs Jumper: R11- Carmine, 12 – Coral Red (FROM REDS SET)
Snow and Skis: – CG3, CG1, CG0.5 (FROM GOOL GREYS SET)