Category Archives: Colour blends

Santoro Gorjuss


I haven’t finished playing with this one however I wanted to add it to my colour library before I lost the piece of paper telling me what I had used…

I have tried to match the colours to those featured on the stamp itself, so I am adding in a photo of the stamp for comparison!




Dress, face, shoes and skin(Spectrum Noir Pencils):

  • 34
  • 42
  • 78
  • 27
  • 001
  • 114
  • 120


  • 120
  • 109

SC Casey

This is a Saturated Canary stamp which I haven’t had out for a while, but is still a lovely little stamp.



The Colours Used

Hair: GY1-GY5 (new colours)

Skin: FS2, FS9 CR3

Top: DP1-DP4

AB3 for blue bits

I also used one of the grey pencils for extra shadow (sorry can’t remember which one) and 002 for the hair highlights. To finish I used the clear sparkle overlay

Valentines Chicks


This is a happy couple of Chicks that I have done for a Valentines card; Most of the colouring is with my Spectrum Noirs but then I have enhanced the image with other mediums.

Pens List:

  • CT1-4
  • DR7, 5,4
  • EB7, 3 and TN7, 5
  • IB1-3
  • Blender

Oil Pencils (Lyra polycolour  by Rembrandt)

  • 01, White
  • 05, Lemon Cadmium
  • 07, Lemon
  • 08, Canary Yellow
  • 47, Light Blue
  • 51, Prussian Blue
  • 97, Medium Grey (accent shadows)
  • 21 Pale Geranium Lake (shadow for sentiment stamp)


  • Victorian Velvet Distress Ink
  • White Fluid pen (wavelets)
  • Twinkling H20’s, China Black (eyes); Ice (Boat, sea and Chick accessories); Siam White (sea froth and white parts of the chicks
  • Micron pens (for the outlines) 005 and 08
  • Sheena Douglass Sentiment Stamp

18th Birthday Elements 3

This is the feature stamp which I have used on the 18th Birthday card (this is the fourth installment) and is the Makey Bakey mice from Crafters Companion.


As you may remember the brief for this was to be in sepia tones. I have used my Spectrum Noir alcohol pens and there is a lot of TN!

  • Tn1-3 for the main part of the Dummy
  • EB5,4 and TN’s 5 and 3 for the wooden parts of the dummy
  • TN1-5 and EB4 in various combinations for the mice
  • DR7, EB5 and 4, and TN6 for the sewing machine; TN’s 1 and 3 for the lighter parts at the front and EB5, EB4, TN3 and TN1 for the wheel at the back.
  • I have used GB8, EB1 and 2 for the table and finally TN1,3 and GB2 for the cloth. I have then added a bit of copper stickles to create the dots on the fabric.

To finish I have added in some shadows and used the blender to soften the lines.

My light source is coming from the right, however the shadows of the ladder have the light coming from the left on the assumption that there will be light coming in from the shop window – see 18th Birthday Elements 2

Bella in Blue

Crafters Companion Bella Stamp

This cute little stamp was coloured using my spectrum noir pencils and i have then cut out the image and matted it onto blue card. I will post the finished card with it on when i decide what i am doing with it…

The colours are as follows:

Blues 63, 55; hair 100, 101, 102; silver 114, 116; purple 76.

I have also used blending fluid to finish off.

The above photo is a little brighter than the image, so all of the colours are in fact a bit darker than shown here; the below image is from before i cut it out so there are smudges etc surrounding the image which are not pretty however i am including it because it is truer representation of the colours.

Spectrum noir pencils
Spectrum noir pencils