Saturday, June 16, 2012

THE Spectrum Noir Blog Hop You Don't Want To Miss!!!


Welcome to the very first Spectrum Noir Blog Hop EVER! And we are celebrating BIG TIME!!! Wait till you see what's up for grabs!!! Wait till you see all the amazing projects the design team put together for YOU!   If you are new to blog hops, simply visit each of the blogs below in the order shown and leave a comment on each designer's post finishing the hop at the Spectrum Noir Blog.


When you arrive at the end, be sure to leave a comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog 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 at 9:00 AM GMT, Saturday, June 23, 2012 and posted at Spectrum Noir.  The winner will have one week to claim their prize and will win a full set of 72 Basic Spectrum Noir Pens!  Yes, that's right...all twelve sets of six pens each.  AND..... if you add our Spectrum Noir blinkie to your own blog (be sure to let us know you did in your comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post ), you will be entered into a second contest to win a $25.00 gift certificate USA or £25 voucher in the UK 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. Don't forget!

Now for my YELLOW project!!!

 I completed this "Celebrate You" wall hanging using Party Time Humphrey from Crafter's Companion. The Spectrum Noir colors I used for this cutie pie are:  IG1, IG2, IG3, IG5, CT1, CT4, TN2, TN5, TN7, PP2, PP4, PP5, DG1, DG4, CR1, CR11 and DR7.  Here's a close up...


When I was finished coloring this little guy, I colored in the stripes on his shirt using a simple black Sharpie ultra fine tip pen.  I THEN colored over various areas on him using a clear glaze pen.  Spectrum Noir markers are alcohol ink markers that dry fast and are a perfect base for glazes.  Glaze actually heightens the color effect!  I played with some lighting so that you could see it a little better:


Finally, I took a metallic green pen to the polka dots on the gift package and a gold metallic pen to the suspender straps.  I REALLY love coloring this image!!!  Click on any of the pics above to enlarge.


Ok, that's it!!!  I thought I'd leave you with another preview of the AWESOME pens up for grabs at the end of this hop!!!  Gorgeous aren't they?  Now, hop on over to the Amazing Leann's blog.... check out what she did (and check out the flowers)!!!!

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

55 comments:

misteejay said...

He really is a cutie - fabulous card Danielle.

Toni xx

craftylisa said...

lovely card i love humphrey x

craftylisa said...

lovely card i love humphrey x

Donna said...

Gorgeous! Fabulous colouring, Love it. Donna x

Lena Katrine said...

Great project :) I have a few of these markers, and I love them - would be thrilled if I'd be so lucky to win them all :)
Thanks for the hop!
Hugs, Lena Katrine

lindah11 said...

super project love the colours
beautifully done
hugs linda xxx

julie_woolston said...

Gorgeous creation lovely design and detail.

Hugs Julie x

Jennie Black said...

{{{{LOVE}}}}} it like always... (you too).

Scrappychick said...

Oh Daniele! This is so totally adorable! Love the coloring of course LOL! But I really love the distressing which looks metallic and the corner findings!

cats whiskers said...

Fabulpous cadr dear, love the colours you have chosen for our dear Little Humph Hugs Jacsxxxxxx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Soooooooooooooo CUTE CUTE CUTE!! LOVE it!!!

Suzanne said...

loveing Humphrey my babies favourite xx

Pamela said...

Beautiful colouring. Love that image of Humphrey.

Pam x

Margie said...

Gorgeous card and coloring!

Louise Welsh said...

great card danielle and i still havent coloured this one as yet, how could i miss him out. louise xx

hbkjbj said...

wow wish I could colour like this im not very good and only have the essentials 6 pack of pens so to win would be fab as I cant afford to get any more at the moment lol and need pens to practice with lol xxx

Nikki said...

Beautifully Coloured love how you've shaded him in :)

Leah Ann Gast said...

Awe! What a cute card, look at that adorable humphrey! Love how you used the glaze too! Hugs! Leah Ann

jengd said...

Such a cute card- beautiful job coloring and designing it all!

Karen L said...

so adorable and I love how you detailed the polka dots!

Deb said...

How fun that looks. The idea of the " glaze " is very interesting, would like to learn more about this . Beautiful !

Deb said...

What a fun card. Beautiful ! Really enjoyed learning about the "glaze". Would like to know more.

Kristie Maynard said...

What an adorable image and card. Beautiful coloring too! TFS!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great work!

Colleen said...

A really cute card, thanks for the colouring tips.

Denise Fiore said...

Humphrey is absolutely adorable, and you have colored him beautifully. The colors you chose really bring across a vintage circus feel. Lovely work! xx Denise

Gina Vowles said...

Lovely

Wendy said...

Love this little fellow, he's beautifully coloured.

Cathy Clouston said...

So cute! I love elephants and this image is coloured perfectly!

Leann Chivers CC said...

Fabulous I love this Danielle I love this little guy and he looks so cute here

Angélique said...

Loooooooooove your project!! Love the way your colored the image :)

*hugs*

Rebecca Morefield-Wagner said...

Love your little Humphrey! He is so adorable.

Kathy S. said...

Humphrey never looked so good! Beautiful coloring.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Danielle, what a fantastic card. Your colouring is perfect. The colours you have chosen are so bright and cheery. Thanks for the Blog Hop. Off to look at the other creations. Best wishes, Kym xxx

Gerri said...

Always enjoy searching your blog for fun projects....You ROCK!!

daisyrand said...

I love this little elephant so cute and coloured so well, i'm envious

AJ said...

Just love Humphrey, its a great stamp to use the Spectrum Noir pens with

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

cute card love your colouring

jacqui x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Fantastic details in that colouring. GORGEOUS

loulou said...

Adorable card, fantastic colouring and I bet the glazing looks even better in real life, cheer Linda

Claveh said...

I just love this little character, he is just sooo sweet, thank you for such a great idea, your card is just fantastic!
xxx

Andrea said...

Wow, your colouring is amazing! And such a gorgeous wall hanging.
Love, Andrea xx

Dawn Louise said...

Super colouring x

Eret said...

Such a beautiful project and amazing coloring. I'd love to have it on my wall :)
Eret xx

Marjolein said...

Wonderful card!
Love your coloring!!!

xoxo
Marjolein

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fabulous image.xxx

sioux said...

Humphrey is the best
Sioux

Crafty Lady said...

Love the idea of making a hanging picture or door hanger and the colours are lovely xx

Scrappin with the bug said...

Love it - thanks for the idea of Glaze. I love the effect.

Great job.

Terri

irene.sherman said...

I love him. Great job.

irene.sherman said...

Oh, I love him. Great job.

irene.sherman said...

Oh, I love him. Great job!

irene.sherman said...

Oh, I love him. Great job!

Taylor said...

This is just so adorable!

Marie97 said...

Very cute card, love how you colored him.