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Showing posts from July, 2012

Skin Chart

One of my all time favorite things to color is people.  I love the color variations in skin and hair and then add to that the depth of light and shadow.... I LOVE IT!!!  So it was no surprise that people were the first images I colored when I first received my new Spectrum Noir Markers (Click HERE for my first project post).  Since then I've done a couple of hair and skin charts, but I thought it would be nice to do just a BASIC skin chart to feature on Spectrum Noir's blog today.  So here it is, I get to share it with all of you!!! Please don't judge me on my coloring skills for this... I typically ALWAYS color the skin first so that when I color outside the lines, the hair/clothing/etc. will hide the fact that I can't stay in the lines.  hahahahahahahaha!  The top row is light skin and the bottom row is medium to dark skin.  Hope this gets everyone's wheels turnin!!!  More INCREDIBLE color charts are soon to be available on the Spectrum Noir website.... stay

Spectrum Noir Blog Hop: A Christmas In July!!!

Ok, you know you want it!  Today is Spectrum Noir's Christmas In July blog hop!!!  You should be landing here from Louise's awesome blog!  Did her project ROCK, or what!?!  If you're just now joining in on the fun, you will want to start at the beginning of the hop so you don't miss anything! Here's the lineup: Spectrum Noir Official Blog Leann Chivers Jennie Lin Black Linda Hill Taylor Usry Kristine Reynolds Suzanne Foard Angelique Nederpel Lis Murphy Cyndi Bundy Louise Welsh Danielle Johnson Wendy Foster  Be sure to leave some blog love for each of the designers along the blog hop because one lucky "hopper" is going to score 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.  WHEW... that is A LOT!!! To be eligible to win, be sure to leave a comment on Spectrum Noi

Halloween in July

With everyone gearing up for their "Christmas in July" projects, I decided I needed a Hallowe'en in July project!!!  Here she is: The image seen here is Simply Betty's The Oval Portrait ... isn't she GORGEOUS??!!??  I am absolutely over-the-moon for this image!  I call it The Witching Hour for obvious reasons and think it's the PERFECT image for Hallowe'en in July (Oh how I wish it were Halloween).  To color her I used the following Spectrum Noir markers: Hair:  EB1, EB2, EB3, GB8 Skin:  FS1, FS2, FS4 (Lips:  DR4, DR7) Dress:  PP4, DR1, DR3, DR6, DR7, IG1, IG3, IG6, IG10, Blender Foliage:  CR5, DR7, DG1, DG4 Here's a close up of her uncolored and then colored: I love, love, love this image!!!  I'm not done with her yet, after a conversation with "Simply Betty", I've decided that I NEED to copy her COFFIN BOX.... check it out HERE .... I know you'll want to copy it too!!!  That about does it for today, stay tuned