Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Friendship Challenge - Spectrum Noir

I'm joining in on this month's 'Friendship Challenge' at the Spectrum Noir blog. I  got this image over at Mo Manning's Digital Pencil. I'd seen it before while browsing and knew the moment I saw the challenge theme that this was the perfect image.


As some of you know from previous posts I received the base set of 72 markers as a gift in June and as of late having been doing most of my coloring with them exclusively. I like them quite a bit and because they are refillable I think it's most likely that as I run down my Prismacolor Markers (which are not refillable) I probably won't replace them as I've been doing. I may even save up some and add the additional four sets of markers Spectrum Noir offers to 'extend' the color range.

I know that many crafters swear by Copics. Many collect them just one or two at a time, and I'm not here to convince you otherwise but if you're on a tighter budget but would still like to explore coloring with markers I think the Spectrum Noir base collection would be something to consider. Mine were a gift to me but I've seen them at my JoAnn's (I'm pretty sure you can use coupons on them) and at many online retailers. At Simon Says Stamp the base set of 72 will set you back about $145. Not inexpensive by any means but within reach for many. The base set includes a nice selection of colors and as you can see in this card, plenty to color even a fairly complex image nicely.

Happy Crafting!

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9 comments:

Debbie Caldwell said...

wow super coloring, what a fun card.

Rose S said...

Love the vibrant colours.

Carol J said...

Very nice coloring. Do you have trouble opening your Spectrum Noir pens? I have quite a few of them and just have a terrible time opening them, in fact a couple were so hard that when I did get them open the whole insides came with it and landed on my blue carpet (it was a brown pen).

Paula S. said...

Carol — Mine seem to be okay but I have heard others mention tight caps and there are some You Tube videos that give some help and guidelines. (Sorry I have no way to email you this..hope maybe you see it. :)

Dixie Cochran said...

Oh, I love this image, and you have colored it perfectly! Awesome skin tones and hair!

Carol J said...

Thanks Paula, I will check out You Tube.

Jennie Black said...

awe.. thanks for the kind words about our product and for playing in our Friendship challenge at Spectrum Noir. It's a perfect card for the theme. Keep up the great work and play again in August! Take care and keep coloring!

Lara said...

Awesome job on coloring this image!! You've shown the range that SN markers can achieve. Great card!

zehra said...

Ur coloring is beautiful love the card

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