Monday, 14 March 2016

Inspiration shared...

Hello again,

So, as a part of Spectrum Noir Education Design Team, I just love that we have to look at past tutorials and see what inspires us, and which one we will take on for our make!

Inspiration isn't copying, its finding something in the piece that spark's your own creativity.  A layout, a colour, a technique or a combination of things within the piece.

This month, I took inspiration from Spectrum Noir tutorials featuring Backgrounds.  Its a part of colouring I am still trying to master when its in combination with an image, especially if its an image I've spent ages colouring!

But as I'm in a CAS mood I thought I'd go for it!  The sentiment and the spirit of this one seemes just right hehe;

The ground was the bit I was worried about and took the most time to do because I kept walking away from it lol  I am pretty pleased with it in the end!

Here's what I used:

Spectrum Aqua Markers: Aquamarine, Chestnut, Sunflower, Orange, Yellow, Jasmine, Tan
Technique used – faux bleaching for the sky and clouds
Crafter’s Companion Watercolour card, Stamping Cream Card, Centura Chocolate card
Coordinations Naturals Paper Pad – brown
Image – Taylored Expressions, Ducks in a Row
Collal All Purpose & Tacky Glue

Flat Back Gem

Thank you so much for stopping by and I highly recommend a visit to Spectrum Noir to take a peek at the tutorials, and check out the new goodies at Crafter's Companion UK


Sandie xxx



  1. Hi Sandie, what a fabulous card, those ducklings are so cute. Your background if amazing, I struggle with backgrounds all the time and I think once I have spent all that time colouring the image to spoil it by making a mess of the background would dishearten me so I tend to leave it. I love how you have done the ground. Hugs Jennifer xx

  2. Hi Sandie, Back again with DT head on, Super fun card the images are so cute and fabulous background. Thank you so much for sharing with us in our challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. Hope to see you again and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member xx

  3. Well can you believe it I am back again Sandie. Fabulous card, super cute images. The background is amazing. Thank you for sharing with us in our challenge at Creative Craft Cottage and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  4. Hi Sandie this is a wonderful card. I love those ducks. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. LOL - great sentiment for that image! And I love how you elevated it. Nice job on your background Sandie - the feel I get is of a hot summer day right at sunset. Clear skies and the brilliant color of the hot sun reflecting off the your ducks and the sand. Sets a mood for me!

  6. So delightful - from the darling image to the fabulous coloring. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creative Fingers challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

  7. Absolutely adorable! 💗💗💗

  8. Such super colouring and great work on your background.Love the vibrancy of the colours an fun sentiment.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  9. Fabulous card love the cute image and the ground looks just fine---Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  10. Hi Sandie!!
    I love your sweet card and the cute digital image you used. We have a fun new challenge called Cre8tive Hands Friends where you can play along using ANY digital image, and have the chance to win some of our awesome new images. I hope that you will stop by to play along. Here's a link for you:
    Hope to see you soon,
    Michelle x

  11. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage :)

  12. thank you for joining us at craft your passion!!!
    So nice card!

  13. so cute thank you for joining us at
    caroline dt


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