Sunday, September 29, 2013

I'm Lost Without You

The September Spectrum Noir Challenge is to create a card with a travel theme. I purchased this adorable image from Mo's Digital Pencil a quite a while ago and had yet to color it. I knew the minute I saw the theme he'd be perfect and it  was as much fun to color as I thought it would be when I bought it.


I created the sentiment and printed it in brown ink directly onto the kraft cardstock. I guess for some creating a custom sentiment is easy but I'm pretty picky when it comes to find precisely the right font and then tweaking it until the letter spacing and size are just right so I usually use stamps unless I have a very specific sentiment in mind as I did here. 

They've recently announced a new design for the Spectrum Noir Markers and I wanted to have a set that matched so I sold my Prismacolor Markers on Ebay so i could complete my set before the change over occurred. A color chart is an indispensable reference when coloring and I wanted one that would fit on a standard 8.5 x 11 sheet so I've made one myself. If any of you are using Spectrum Noirs and you'd like a copy of the chart  to color one for yourself you can download it here. 

Happy Crafting!
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SUPPLIES USED: 
STAMPS: Adventure Guy (Mo's Digital Pencil), Compass (Stampendous), Digital Sentiment Font - Stencil
PAPER: Map DSP from my stash, Recollections Solids (Michael's)
DIES/PUNCHES: Mix-n-Match Banners (My Favorite Things) 
COLORING MEDIUM: Spectrum Noir Markers: TN1, TN2, TN3, EB3, EB7, EB8, TB1, TB3, GB3, GB5, GB10, IG6, IG10, JG5, JG6, JG7, DG2, DG3, BG1, BG5, BT1, FS8, EB2, DR1
OTHER: Copper Brad, Staple 
BASICS: Click HERE to check out my crafting tool bag.

10 comments:

Robin said...

thanks for the chart Paula. I recently purchased some spectrum noir markers at a great price(now I know why if a design change is coming) I ended up with 54 markers and I'm excited to learn more about them

Kaylee Snyder said...

Love this, Paula. You are so talented at coloring and creating layouts. I especially like the blue compass you added.

Rose S. said...

Great card Paula.

Rose S. said...

Great card Paula.

Kim M said...

That is adorable, Paula! Love it! Nyour colouring is fantastic as usual. :-)

Kim M said...

That is adorable, Paula! Love it! Your colouring is fantastic as usual. :-)

Laura P said...

Wonderful card. I, too, like the compass used for the background. Adds a nice touch to the card.

Irene's Creations said...

Great job. Love this. Thanks for joining in the Spectrum Noir travel challenge.

Lisa Oliver said...

Wow Paula, it's perfect! Your detailed coloring makes this so interesting and pleasing to the eye! What fun!

Lara said...

I don't know what it's called, but the blue in the background around the image really makes it pop. I always forget to do that. Great job! Perfect for the challenge.

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