Thursday, 14 April 2016

Spectrum Noir April Challenge- Use Pastel Colours

Hiya ! I hope you are well ? Thank you so much for all the lovely comments on my last post, you guys rock and always make me smile :) 

Today i wanted to share my design team card for Aprils Spectrum Noir Challenge, the theme is Pastel Colours. You can use any Spectrum Noir medium on your project and can win £30/$30 of Spectrum Noir products. 
 If you click on the image below it will take you too the challenge where you can enter and also see all my teamies amazing projects for this months challenge. 

 I used probably one of my favorite all time stamps from Hero Arts for this along with my Spectrum Noir Aquablend Watercolor pencils. 

 I trimmed down some watercolour cardstock and then stamped in Versamark  both slightly off page. Then using some gold embossing powder I heat set the image. 

I then used my Spectrum Noir Aquablend pencils to colour, the method I used was to scribble some of the pencil onto some scrap watercolour card and then pick up colour using a brush, I find this gives you a more subtle result which was perfect for this challenge theme. 

I then took my Lawn Fawn Stitched borders dies, these don't cut the cardstock and put the stitching detail where ever you want it, so i took the dies and used them to give the stitching detail across the bottom portion of the card. 
I then trimmed the card kraft card panel down and stamped the sentiment in the same way i stamped the flower, this is a sentiment from a Hero Arts Clear set (all supplies are listed below). 

I then mounted the panels on some fun foam to give it some dimension.
The watercolour panel i slotted in between the two kraft orignal plan was the have it sit back and have the kraft panel raised but it just didn't look right so i went for this instead and i much prefer it.
Make sure you stop by the challenge and if you enter don't forget to share your project with us :)

Thank you for stopping by. 
I hope you all have a great day. 
Happy Crafting :) 

I'd like to enter this into the challenge over at A Blog Named Hero for their Clean and Simple Challenge. 

 Supplies used 


  1. this is simply gorgeous Tracy gorgeous flowers.Gr Karin

  2. So beautiful - and especially against the Kraft! Gives the whole card a different, yet pretty, look. Love that stamp and your design too.Lynn

  3. Such beautifully soft watercoloring.

  4. Such a beautiful card Tracy, in lovely pastel shades.Lainexx

  5. What a great card; the colors are just beautiful; love the faux stitching!!Thank you for joining us at A Blog Named Hero!~Michele, DT

  6. Brilliant creation, love this image and gorgeous colours chosen. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.xx  {aNNie}

  7. Lovely, the gold and the kraft card work so well together and the small stitched detail looks great. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  8. I will try that technique Tracy thank you for sharing it. Love the stamp, the layout, the colours it's perfection on a card Karen x


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