June 11, 2014

Spectrum Noir

Hi Everybody,

Todays card is using the Spectrum Noir Pens and pencils on an image from Saturated Canary

Colors used ...
Skin     FS2 FS3 TN2 CR1
Hair     TN2 TN7 TN8  Pencils 97  98  002
Dress    LV1 LV2 LV3  Pencils  70  81

And the pencils really do make such a difference when used to accentuate areas of the image.

They are very easy to blend  ... with or without blending solution  ... and they have a soft waxy consistency to them

I have left the sentiment off as it could be for any occasion and can be added later ... but it is a pretty card that would suit many age groups.

How you dress up the card is a matter of choice but get out those pens and keep practising and if you can afford the pencils then they are well worth collecting.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Hi Christina, What a lovely card, just stunning! I only wish I could colour even half a beautifully as you do. I guess that's why they ask you to teach us mere mortals. Janelle x

  2. Oh Wow i can not believe this Christina, i have never used these pens and found out last night that i have won a set along with two stamp sets from a blog hop , and now here you have shown such a beautiful card using them ,i am really impressed with how you have colored the hair , and the shades on the dress are lovely, Now i can't wait for my win so i can have a play { like a big kid i am } and i will look into getting some pencils too .
    Take Care
    Elaine H X

  3. Good morning Christina,
    A beautiful card, great image so wonderfully coloured, I love it.
    Have a great day

    Patricia xx

  4. Morning Christina,
    Very pretty card, fantastic colouring.

  5. Good Morning Christina. Wonderful card and so beautifully coloured too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

  6. Good morning Christina,
    I got MY pencils finally when they came available again at CC as i really like the addition that they can make to a finished project as proven by your lovely work of art today that could be for a prom, 18, 21 or even a younger lady who appreciates the work in it. The one thing i want to know is where can i get hair like that from? Thank you Christina once more,
    Love and crafty hugs
    Norah (Glenochil)

  7. Hi Christina,
    Gorgeous card and so beautifully coloured too.

    Love Sheila xx

  8. Hi Christina
    Another stunning card today. Love how you have coloured the girl in. I invested in pro markers when they came out and wonder if it's worth investing in these as well. Would be interested to get someone's opinion on this subject.

  9. Good afternoon Christina
    Absolutely stunning colouring and such a beautiful card. Do hope you are now feeling a little better.
    Margaret corgi owner

  10. How many strings do you have in your bow Christina, your talent never ceases to amaze me, this is just stunning, hand coloured wow, I just love it, the blending of those colours.....Just wish I could produce something like that, but then I do not have Noir pens.....keep up the good work it is amazing....luv Ursula xxx

  11. Hi Christina,
    You really are one talented lady. The card is beautiful.
    Love & best wishes
    Jenny C xxx

  12. Amazing colouring Christina and what a gorgeous image. I don't have the Spectrum Noir pencils but I love my Prismacolour ones. Pat x

  13. Beautiful card and nicely coloured too! x

  14. Oh Christina, she is Lovely! I want to be able to make something that nice. Beautiful beautiful!!!!
    xo Nana

  15. Hi Christina
    How I wish I could colour so beautifully, I have the pens but none of the pencils.

  16. You sure know how to use those Spectrum Noir pencils. The shading and shadows and highlights are amazing. Thanks for sharing. I only discovered that Spectrum Noir had pencils, a few days ago. Maybe I can add them to my list in the near future.

  17. hello Christina, what a very good coloured picture! and a beautiful card!

  18. She is so lovely Christina,and my Granddaughter just loves the fact that it is a purple dress, her fav colour! So now she wants me to do one of my Saturated Canary pics also in purple! So I guess I must give it a go! I have had to cave in a get me a whole load of the S C images, they are just toooo gorgeous to resist aren't they?
    Hugs, Karen xx

  19. Fab colouring Christina, love the colours and the image is great.

  20. Great colouring of that image Christina! Mine are just coloured with pencils as I don't have pens,but it's lovely to see how well you use the Spectrum Noir pens,you're so talented!

  21. Gorgeous card Christina and fabulous colouring


  22. So pretty, and I love the colors! I have the markers, but haven't had a chance to get any pencils yet. On my wish list for sure! BethAnn M.

  23. Hi Christina. I've just got home from craft class at JGD crafts. Janet has been showing us the technique of colouring hair, skin and dresses. I only have the pencils and wonder if they can achieve a high standard result too. Also which ones you would use

  24. Your coloring technique is just awesome...
    This is a beautiful card for any girl....
    Well done Christina

  25. Christina, she is adorable. Lovely colours, wish I could watch you create a few of your cards. Beautiful work.

  26. Christina,
    She is beautiful. I love her gown. Great coloring job.

  27. oh my she is just precious and love the way you colored her hair

  28. Lovely card. Have the Spectrum Noir pens and have just got the pencils accept the Essentials as it is out of stock but to follow. Must have a go at this.


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