Sunday, January 12, 2014

Spectrum Noir January Challenge

Hello everyone! This month's Spectrum Noir challenge is to use a "critter" on your creation and color it with Spectrum Noir. You can find more details about the challenge here:
                                                          Spectrum Noir Challenge

I chose "Popcorn the Bear Thanks A Bunch" stamp set for this challenge  and here are the Spectrum Noir colors I used:
Bear- TN7, TN5, TN2, TN1, EB1, BG1, BG5
Flowers- CR1, CR2, CR7, DR1, DR3, CT4, CT2, LY2
Leaves- DG2, DG3, CG2, CG4
Duck- LY2, LY3, CT2, CT4, GB3

Here is a link to purchase this stamp from Crafter's Companion:
                                                  Popcorn the Bear Thanks A Bunch

I started off coloring TN2 over the whole image, except the little face area which I colored EB1 and and BG1. I then added TN1 & TN5 with TN7 & BG5 in the darkest areas. I went back in again and again with all the TN colors, layering up each one so that I could see little strokes of TN5 & TN7, hoping to make it look like fur. On his little paws I went heavier with the TN2 & TN1 to add those highlighted areas. 

After "fussy cutting" Popcorn, I used a little black marker on the edges to add definition and then I popped the image on some dimensional adhesive so those flowers would stand out. 

The Light Green designer paper and "Hello" sentiment paper were colored on the edges for a distressed look using DG2, DG3, CG2, & CG4.  The sentiment is also popped on dimensional adhesive (from 3M, 1/2" wide and sold on Amazon on a huge roll….love that stuff!)

The ribbon was white until I used my CG2 to make it the perfect shade of green for this card.

The red paper on the right edge was white card stock until I colored it with DR6, CR9, & CR4.

More supplies used:
The light green designer paper is from a 6x6 paper pad called Farm House Paper Company "Fair Skies".
Martha Stewart "Arch Lattice" paper punch
Spellbinders "Decorative Labels Eight" for the "Hello" sentiment tag
May Arts Mesh Ribbon in white
May Arts Crochet Trim Ribbon in white
DMC Variegated Green Embroidery Thread
Omega Variegated Coral Thread
Cricut "Elegant Edges" cartridge for the decorative ovals
Sparkle Stickers from Michael's

                                                          Thank you for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. Such a fabulous 'Popcorn The Bear' image and fabulous card design. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with as at Spectrum Noir Challenge this month.
    Laine - DT