16 June 2012

Spectrum Noir Is Hopping!


Welcome to the very first Spectrum Noir Blog Hop!  This week our entire design team has come together to start off summer with a grand celebration of Yellow - the color of summer!  If you have landed here from Marcea's blog, you are hopping in the right direction.  If not, pop over to the Spectrum Noir Blog so you do not miss a single stop!


Today I'm sharing a bright and cheerful card I created using the Tropical Garden jumbo flower from Stampendous.  I attempted to mimic the hibiscus flowers I've seen that have just a hint of pink in their petals. To do this, I started with my darker yellows around the outside of the petals, and worked inwards. I did two rounds with different yellow markers, and then switched to coral pinks.  To blend it all together, I then colored over the entire thing with a light yellow.  Here is a breakdown of the colors I used (complete supply list at the end of this post:
Yellows: CT4, CT3, CT2
Pinks: CR2, CR1, FS1 CR5 (stem omly)
Greens: CG4, LG3, LG4
Blues: (shading around flower border panel): BT2

We are excited to announce that our new Spectrum Noir website and blog is up and running. If you have not had a chance to check out all of the great tutorials, tips, suggestions and samples our design team has posted, today is a great day to take a peek.  Before we get to the rest of the blog hop, how about we add a bit more excitement?  Spectrum Noir is going to award one lucky winner with a full set of 72 Basic Spectrum Noir Pens!  Yes, that's right...all twelve sets of six pens each.


Entering to win is easy.   Leave a comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post 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 and posted on our blog at 9:00 AM GMT, Saturday, June 23, 2012 so be sure to check back with us to see if you have won!  The lucky winner will have one week to claim their prize or a second winner will be chosen.  How about a bonus chance to win?  If you add our blinkie to your blog and mention in your comment that you've done so, you will be entered into a second contest to win a $25.00 gift certificate 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. Do not forget to let us know in your comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post  that you have added the blinkie to your blog!

Now, hop on over to the next amazing blog and check out what Suzanne has to share!  In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire hop order:
Taylor (you are here)

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

Supplies: 
Stamps: Tropical Garden, Daisy Stem Trio  (Stampendous)
Card Stock: Yellow, Turquoise (Bazzill); Black (Recollections); White (Neenah)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir
Accessories: Ribbon (May Arts)
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47 comments:

misteejay said...

What a lovely Summery card.

Toni xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, its great to get all these colour combos. 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

FitterTwit said...

Yep.... I DEFINITELY need to go on vacation! I said it the first time I saw this and I'll say it again... this is freakin great!!!

lindah11 said...

Taylor i simply love it coloured beautifully
hugs linda xxx

julie_woolston said...

This is lovely the flower is so beautiful.

Hugs Julie x

Jennie Black said...

love

Scrappychick said...

OOOO baby! You know I love this card cause I think I've already told you! You're making me want to pull out this stamp today and color it!! Hope you have a fabulous week!

cats whiskers said...

I think I have told you how much I love the work on this card dear it is perfect
Hugs
Jacs xxx

Suzanne said...

great flower Taylor xx

Kristine Reynolds said...

This is so very pretty Taylor! Makes me want to head to Hawaii!

Margie said...

What a pretty flower, so beautifully colored!

Louise Welsh said...

great card taylor, its stunning. louise xx

Nikki said...

This is gorgeous love how it looks and it just pops off the page

Leah Ann Gast said...

Great summer card! Love it! Hugs! Leah Ann

jengd said...

Lovely! The colors and layers are wonderful!

Karen L said...

I love your beautiful color! The yellows are soft and delicate and I love all the shading!

Deb said...

Beautiful card. I have been wanting to get these markers...what a great chance to win them. Thanks

Kathy said...

This is beautiful Taylor, love our coloring!!!

Kristie Maynard said...

Ohhhhhh, one of my favorite flowers and you did a wonderful job coloring it.

Colleen said...

A lovely card, thanks for the colouring tips.

Denise Fiore said...

Really pretty! I love how you added the pink to the flower petals. Very subtle and effective. xx Denise

Wendy said...

Lovely card Taylor. x

Hi it's Terrid said...

Love the flowers! adding pink just enhanced them so nicely! Thanks for sharing.

Cathy Clouston said...

Beautiful! :)

Leann Chivers CC said...

Taylor - you rock! thats great x

Angélique said...

Wow... amazing project my friend! Love your coloring!

*hugs*

Rebecca Morefield-Wagner said...

Your card is so nice and cheery! TFS!

Jingle said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Kathy S. said...

Very pretty card. Great coloring.

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Taylor, 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

daisyrand said...

absolutely love this card, i've considered buying this stamp, now I must get it I'need' it. its beautifully coloured looks like
its printed

AJ said...

Beautiful card

AJ said...

Beautiful card the leaves look so lifelike

Kelly Lloyd said...

A beautiful summery card..
GORGEOUS

Hugs Kelly

StampendousGraphics said...

So gorgeous, Taylor! You've done a terrific job with the coloring on this fantastic card!

Tiffany Stevenson said...

I love the flowers, great colors!

loulou said...

What a lovely summery card, the turqouise just brings out yellow beautifully, cheers Linda

Claveh said...

This is a beautiful, summery card, you are so clever. Thank you for sharing!

Eret said...

How gorgeous summer card. I love your coloring, a little pink in those yellow petals. It's fab!
Eret xx

Suzanne C said...

Stunning card!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the fabulous image beautiful colours.xxx

sioux said...

Superb card
Sioux

Scrappin with the bug said...

So pretty love the colors together. The yellow w/ the turquoise is awesome. Great job and thanks for the tips on coloring. Love it.

Mary Dawn said...

hibiscus are my favorite, oh and so are you <3

irene.sherman said...

Your flower is beautiful. Great job.

Marie97 said...

Very pretty!