Monday, 24 September 2012


Some news today
I have two articles in the New magazine by Crafters Companion, called Crafter's Inspiration

Featuring these two cards, coloured in Spectrum Noir Pens


So rush out and buy your copy now :)


Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Blog Hop !!!



A few members of the Spectrum Noir team have gotten together to celebrate Christmas in July!  We have an inspiration-filled blog hop today, along with a few great prizes!  If you have arrived here from Kristine Reynolds blog, you are in the right place.  If not, pop over to the Spectrum Noir blog so you don't miss a thing!




IG1 IG2 IG3 - FS3 FS1 FS8 - GB11 GB8 - CT2 - EB4 EB6 EB8
I use the flicking technique on colouring the hair, gently flicking the darker layers into the light, to give a natural hair highlighted effect,

We hope you've been checking out the Spectrum Noir blog - it is full of great tutorials, techniques, and other projects from our design team.  If you haven't been over there, go take a look!  Before we get to the rest of the hop today, let's have a little fun.  How about a prize?  Spectrum Noir is going to award one lucky winner two sets of six markers, a pack of Crafter's Companion Ultra Smooth Premium White card stock (perfect for coloring!), and an adorable stamped called All Wrapped Up, from the new Mulberry Wood line.





Entering to win is easy.  Leave a comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post telling us your favorite Spectrum Noir color combination you saw while hopping with us this week (please comment no later then Friday, July 27 at 6:00 PM GMT).  A random winner will be drawn using random.org and posted on our blog at 9:00 AM GMT, Saturday, July 28, 2012, so be sure to check back with us to see if you have won!  The lucky winner will have one week to claim their prize or a second winner will be chosen. 



Now, hop on over to the next amazing blog and check out what Angelique Nederpel has to share!  In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire hop order:





Thank you for joining us today as we celebrate Christmas in July!  Have fun hopping around to see all of the inspiration from our team, and good luck winning the prize pack!

BLOG HOP !!!

It's Time everyone for another Spectrum Noir Blog Hop !!!

Just pop to every blog in order to join in the fun, Great Prizes Too




IG1 IG2 IG3 FS2 FS4 BG10 and some glitter glue :)

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Baby Boy Card

Hi everyone, yes it's my turn again over at the spectrumnoir site this morning,
pop over to get the whole details on this Baby Boy Card, using Saturated Canary image




Thank you for looking

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Colouring Denim

Hi everyone, my turn on the Spectrum Noir DT today 
I have a little Denim colouring tutorial for you


to view the whole tutorial click HERE 

Thank you, Happy Colouring

Saturday, 16 June 2012

BLOG HOP !!!



Welcome to the very first Spectrum Noir Blog Hop!  This week our entire design team has come together to start off summer with a grand celebration of Yellow - the color of summer!  If you have landed here from Taylors blog, you are hopping in the right direction.  If not, pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog so you do not miss a single stop!


This is my card using a little bird house digi from Stamps






I used the dotty tutorial, which can be found further up on my blog,
Colours for the project are:
Bird house Roof - TN1 TN2 TN3 - Bird house - BG1 BG2 BG3
Birds - CT2 CT3 CT4



My tip is just buy plain white pearls and you can colour them with your Spectrum Noirs to match in with any card you do :) Fantastic - Enjoy the rest of the Hop

We are excited to announce that our new Spectrum Noir website and blog is up and running. If you have not had a chance to check out all of the great tutorials, tips, suggestions and samples our design team has posted, today is a great day to take a peek.  Before we get to the rest of the blog hop, how about we add a bit more excitement?  Spectrum Noir is going to award one lucky winner with a full set of 72 Basic Spectrum Noir Pens!  Yes, that's right...all twelve sets of six pens each.




Entering to win is easy.   Leave a comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post telling us one fun new thing (tip, trick, interesting combination of colors, etc) you learned about the Spectrum Noir markers while hopping with us this week.  A random winner will be drawn using random.org and posted on our blog at 9:00 AM GMT, Saturday, June 23, 2012 so be sure to check back with us to see if you have won!  The lucky winner will have one week to claim their prize or a second winner will be chosen.  How about a bonus chance to win?  If you add our blinkie to your blog and mention in your comment that you've done so, you will be entered into a second contest to win a £25 $25.00 gift certificate to be used on any Spectrum Noir product at Crafter's Companion (the US or UK site).  To add the Blinkie, simply download the code from the downloads section on the Spectrum Noir Blog and place it prominently in the sidebar of your blog. Do not forget to let us know in your comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post  that you have added the blinkie to your blog!



Now, hop on over to the next amazing blog and check out what Cyndi has to share!  In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire hop order:





Thanks for joining us today, and best of luck on winning a 72 piece set of Spectrum Noir pens (and maybe even a gift certificate)!Taylors

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Apple for Teacher

Hi all
A card from me today, you can see the other pictures and details over at


Thank you for looking


Saturday, 2 June 2012

Rust Tutorial

Hi everyone, I am on the Crafters Companion - Spectrum Noir Design Team
This is my Rust tutorial 


pop over to spectrumnoir.com to see my tutorial and many more

Thanks
Suzanne Foard

Friday, 25 May 2012

New Spectrum Noir website

Hi everyone the new Spectrum Noir web site is up and running, you can find it here:

Cards, tutorials and information, totally dedicated to Spectrum Noir

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Dotty Background Tutorial

Hello Everyone, over the next few weeks I will be showing you how to create some lovely backgrounds with your Spectrum Noirs,
This background is one I use a lot, it's so easy to do,

Here we go, I suggest that the first time you try you do the background before you colour your image, just in case, you make a mistake,
Use the thin nib end of your pen and hold upright so you get a nice fine dot every time, 
also just dot the pen down on the paper, don't hold it there as you will get a larger dot and too much colour,
Take a really pale grey I used IG1, for my first layer i work in a five dot pattern, 3 close to to my image and two out a little further,


It is really pale at the moment, but you will build up the layers, continue all the way around your image until you are back to where you started


In this next layer i used my IG3 and worked in a three dot pattern,
two near the image and one out a bit further


Once again continue all around your image until you are back where you started


The last stage of the grey is with IG5 i work in a three dot pattern two very near the image and one out further but not too far


Go all around your image as before,
Sometime I like to leave it here, it depends on my image and the colours I have used,
But you can also pick out one colour in your image and add that in too


I know i'm going to colour her in pink so I have picked out a CR3, I do random dots around my image 



Happy colouring every one, go and give it a try,
Suzanne

Monday, 21 May 2012

Welcome

Hi everyone Welcome to my Spectrum Noir Blog
everything I put on here will be coloured with Spectrum Noir Pens,
there will be Cards, Tutorials, and New Products

Feel free to leave me your comments and any questions you may have, I will do my best to answer them, or point you in the right direction if I can't.
Thank you for visiting