Monday, February 20, 2012

Anthony and Burt and a Spectrum Noir journal

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 ( 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

Happy Crafting!

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Boxofcolours said...

.......and I thought that froggy was cute until I scrolled down and saw the welly!! Simply adorable Jen.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card and a great idea for a color journal. TFS.

Deirdre said...

Great idea for a colour journal. Love what you created. Love that froggie image.

Thanks so much for playing along with our "Critters" Challenge on Paperplay this week.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, such a cute image and what a fabulous idea with your colour joural...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Dawn said...

What a clever idea. Thanks for joining us at Divas this week.

happyglitzygirl said...

Great card and colouring. Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Cazro said...

A super card with your frog. Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge. Caz