Hi everyone! I hope you are well.
I was very excited today as I received some goodies in the mail.
I found a brand new blog that has inspired me to keep trying to use my Alcohol markers. It is specifically for the Spectrum Noir pen range. I didn't have any Spectrum pens but after a quick online shopping spree, I now own some!
The blog is Spectrum Noir and I have spent so much time checking out the tutorials that I felt that I would give it a go and enter my first challenge over there.
I actually had some crappy alcohol markers... I wont mention which ones. I have always been amazed by what people can do with colouring and blending. That's actually what sparked me to start up the Addicted to Stamps and More challenge blog. The very first challenge that we had was called 'Make your Mark' and is dedicated to using your markers.
So, back to my story... I ordered a few sets of the markers and now realise that I just have to keep saving to purchase some more. They are actually very reasonably priced.
Here is my card that I have made using my markers for the first time -
I had a few practice runs and I have made mistakes on this one but as they say - Practice makes perfect. I had the most trouble with her skin tones. I ordered the Skin Tone set of markers but will need to order the Pale Hue set (I think) to compliment the range.
The stamp is from Penny Black called Betsy Bluebell.
Here she is uncoloured -
I even wrote down the colours as I was using them!
Skin - FS2, FS3, FS6, TN2
Hair - TN2, TN7, TN8
Blue Balloon - TB1, TB2, TB3
Red Balloon - DR1, DR3, DR5
Pink Balloon - PP1, PP3, PP5
Dress - PL1. BP2, BP6
Grass - DG2
Now, I'm not sure if I have used the right shades together (especially for her skin and dress) but I could only make do with what I had. Once I add to my collection, I will be able to follow some of the tutorials using the colours they specify.
One thing that was a bummer is my BP2 pen is basically dry. None of the other pens had any trouble. I am going to have to contact the people I bought it from and see what to do.
The current challenge running over at Spectrum Noir that I would like to enter is
I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges
Tuesday Throwdown - ANYTHING GOES
Created with Love - ANYTHING GOES
Make it Monday - ANYTHING GOES
Cutie Pie Challenge - Cute and Cuddly
Lexi's Creations - For a Friend
Thanks so much for looking xx