Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spectrum Noir May Challenge - Flowers

How about getting a little crafty with us over at Spectrum Noir?!

May Spectrum Noir Challenge is: Use Flowers. It can be flower anything! Stamps, paper, flower patterns, flower sentiment, whatever. So grab your favorite Spectrum Noir or Spectrum Aqua coloring tools and make it happen.

I thought it would be fun to show a little bit of Arizona for my challenge sample. This is a new stamp set from Mama Elephant called Potted Pretties. It's so fun!

I colored with Spectrum Noir Markers:
Cactus CG1, CG3, LG5, GG3
Flowerpot BT2, BT4, BT5, BT9, GG3

For my "flower" I used a sequin with a crystal rhinestone in the center. The image is cut out with the matching die. I cut like 3 more from white cardstock and stacked the layers to give the image piece thickness.

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed. To make the "faux" window, I used a stitched arched tag die and just ran it through my die cutting machine to emboss it only. Such a great way to add texture without the layers.  This is a super clean and simple design, which I completely LOVE.

I sure hope you have time to join us for the challenge. It's easy, fun, and you gave a chance to win a prize! Get all the details and enter the challenge HERE. We can't wait to see what you create!

And don't forget to visit the Spectrum Noir Blog. Our design team has LOADS of inspiration, tutorials, videos and more!