Welcome to the First Spectrum Noir blog hop – Yellow The Color of Summer!
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I have 2 cards to share with you today because I couldn't decide on just one! My first up uses Summer Merkid digi stamp by Simply B Stamps. When I found this lemonade paper from Little Yellow Bicycle in my stash I just knew this would be a perfect yellow card! I kept my yellows very bright to contrast with the turquoise in the paper by using GB4, CT4, and CT2. Yellow is never my go to color, but I do love it with another bright color! And I will say that the SN yellows blend absolutely beautifully! There are also so many yellow families that the blending options are endless!
I added some Glossy accents to the ice cubes (which were colored with the lightest colors of this family: CT2 and CT1) and her sunglasses.
Here's the colors I used for the image:
I also colored up this adorable little Rhubarb the Honey Bee digi stamp from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I started with my yellows and blacks (I used brown grays) for his Bee costume then instead of making him really brown, I furthered the yellow challenge using Golden Browns for his fur!
Here he is a bit closer. Look how beautifully those colors blend! I have been so lucky to have been picked to be on this fabulous team with these talented colorerers! (my new word)
Here's the colors used on Rhubarb:
We are excited to announce that our new Spectrum Noir website and blog is up and running. If you have not had a chance to check out all of the great tutorials, tips, suggestions and samples our design team has posted, today is a great day to take a peek. Before we get to the rest of the blog hop, how about we add a bit more excitement? Spectrum Noir is going to award one lucky winnerwith a full set of 72 Basic Spectrum Noir Pens! Yes, that's right...all twelve sets of six pens each.
Entering to win is easy. Leave a comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post telling us one fun new thing (tip, trick, interesting combination of colors, etc) you learned about the Spectrum Noir markers while hopping with us this week. A random winner will be drawn using random.org and posted on our blog at 9:00 AM GMT, Saturday, June 23, 2012 so be sure to check back with us to see if you have won! The lucky winner will have one week to claim their prize or a second winner will be chosen.
How about a bonus chance to win? If you add our blinkie to your blog and mention in your comment that you've done so, you will be entered into a second contest to win a $25.00 or £25.00 gift certificate to be used on any Spectrum Noir product at Crafter's Companion US or UK site. To add the Blinkie, simply download the code from the downloads section on the Spectrum Noir Blog and place it prominently in the sidebar of your blog. Do not forget to let us know in your comment on the Spectrum Noir Blog Hop Post that you have added the blinkie to your blog!
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Hope you enjoy the blog hop and pick up some tips on coloring with Yellows, best of luck to you all!!