I colored up a a quick card using one of the newest Mulberry Wood stamp sets called Friend. The puppy is so cute! I stamped my image on Ultra Smooth White card stock. Here is a look at the Spectrum Noir markers I used on this card:
Puppy: EB5, GB10, GB8
Pinks: PL1, BP2, BP6
Yellow: CT3, CT5, GB5, OR1
Greens: CG1, CG2, DG2
Blues: TB2, TB4
Turquoises: BT1, BT2, BT4, BT2
Ground: EB1, EB2, BG1
Rather than color the entire sky behind the puppy, I used the pointillism technique. To do that, I first used the chisel nib of my BT1 marker to outline directly next to the puppy. Then I used the bullet nib of BT2 to add polka dots in random spots. Next, using BT4, I repeated the polka dots, but I made fewer of them. I finished up with BT5, and did the least amount of polka dots just to add a bit of visual interest.
This is a great way to conserve ink, and create a quick background!
And because my card has a flower, it works perfectly for this month's challenge over on the Spectrum Noir blog. Have you played along yet?
Stamps: Friend (Crafter's Companion)
Card Stock: Kraft (Neenah), White (Crafter's Companion)
Patterned Paper: Country Drive (Echo Park)
Coloring Medium: Spectrum Noir
Accessories: Lace Tape (Love My Tapes)
Tools: Spellbinders Nestabilities