Before I get started today, it's time for a new giveaway at the Crafter's Companion Challenge Blog. All you have to do is leave a comment on the giveaway post. You still have time to enter this month's challenge - something sweet.
I've been playing with the new Crafter's Companion Anthony and Burt images and my Spectrum Noir markers. I'm going to start today with my card and then back-up to the new Spectrum Noir journal that I've created.
I love this stamp and the sentiment is so sweet. I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers. The card is 4 1/4" wide x 5 1/2" tall. I trimmed all the corners of my paper to give a softer look. I added glitter all around the image and sentiment to make it stand out.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:
1. Divas by Design #22 - wings and things
2. Paperplay #7 - critters
3. Alphabet Challenge - A for Animal Antics
4. Truly Scrumptious #74 - all creatures great and small
I've been playing with the Spectrum Noir markers. I wanted to practice coloring and also have some place to keep all the color families that came with the markers. I started with a store-bought journal that's 5" by 5 1/2" images - perfect for most Crafter's Companion stamps. I cut out the Spectrum Noir logo from the packaging and added it to the front.
I cut out each of the color families that comes on the marker packaging and glued them inside the front and back covers. I had a few extra and had to use the last page as well. This way I have them when I want to color.
I colored the image on my card twice. The first image was for practice and I taped it into my new journal. I added the colors that I used along the sides so I can refer back to them later.
I couldn't resist so I added my favorite Strawberry Kisses stamp - Together. I love yellow and turquoise together. I used this yellow set in both of my images because I love the color and it's really easy to blend.
DON'T FORGET - The Crafter's Companion Design team has a contest going on between the designers and you can win too! If you live in the US (sorry it's not open internationally :(), consider becoming a follower of the CC Blog. If you do become a follower, email Bindy (firstname.lastname@example.org) and say:
"Hi! I just became a follower of Crafter's Companion. Jen (JLJ Designs sent me)."
You'll be in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate (wow, wow, wow)! to spend at the Crafter's Companion store. You'll be helping me because the designer with the most "referrals" gets a spending spree as well. You have until the end of February to enter