Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spectrum Noir Pens and a new (to me) challenge

As many of you know, I received Spectrum Noir for my Birthday Present in March and my beautiful family members have been finding opportunities to add to my collection...I have loved using my BIC Mark-Its..and they served a purpose for a long time but I have been finding it difficult to replace my favorite markers in that collection. I have retired them for my regular digital stamp coloring as I have a strong preference for the Specturm Noir now.

Why Spectrum Noir and not Copic you ask?? It was a simple decision for me...their collection was smaller so actually achieving a point at which I owned them all was conceivable. They were priced perfectly at about HALF the Copic Marker. I also loved you could buy them in sets of 24 or in 6 packs, and of course there are refills and replacement nibs for your pens!!! YAY!
Why I LOVE them... The colors are beautiful and are plenty juicy! There are wonderful tutorials on their website and you can work on being a certified Spectrum Noir colorist on your own and send them in your work!! You don't have to pay for or attend a class--how cool is that!?!?! I get a few more pens I will be working on becoming certified! :)

Spectrum Noir also has a monthly contest where you can use whatever stamps you like as long as you use ONLY Spectrum Noir Pens!!! I am thrilled--I can get some practice coloring with my new pens and potentially win MORE pens!!! Talk about WIN WIN! So this months challenge is all about Purple. Complete rules are here. I created this fun greeting card for a friend's birthday  using Digital Delights fantastic Pressie Josie stamp, Coredinations Cardstock and Beacon 3in1 adhesive to attach the papers and the ribbon! I hope you enjoy my card.

Digital Delights Stamps : Pressie Josie
Card Stock : Coredinations, 
Markers : Spectrum Noir PP4, BP1, LV1, GB7, TN3, TN2, BP5,TP4,
LV2, PP1, FS3, Blender, EB8, GB10, GB8
Accessories : Ribbon, Beacon 3in1


  1. Pretty card! Congrats on your new markers. I bought a set for my daughter for her b-day (she doesn't know yet). Hmm it makes me wonder should i have bought my own set. lol TFS

  2. I JUST got three sets of these pens, because they are alcohol based. I am hoping they will hold up on my Plates, but I will now give them a workout on paper and see if I can come up with a pretty card. Thanks for the info.

  3. Stunning card! I love your coloring.


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