Saturday, June 16, 2012

Spectrum Noir Blog Hop!

                                                   

Welcome to the First Spectrum Noir blog hop – Yellow The Color of Summer!

If you have landed here from Suzanne's Blog then you are hopping in the right direction. If not, you will need to pop over to SpectrumNoir Blog to begin.


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!


You know need to pop over to Wendy's Blog!

Hope you enjoy the blog hop and pick up some tips on coloring with Yellows, best of luck to you all!!

43 comments:

  1. Super cards, both very summery.

    Toni xx

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  2. hi cindy, enjoying the hop. is yellow the in colore,lots of the ladies in the hop have used this colour love bluebell-flowerwood.

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  3. Great Blog hop, two darling little cards. Donna x

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  4. Great project :) I have a few of these markers, and I love them - would be thrilled if I'd be so lucky to win them all :)
    Thanks for the hop!
    Hugs, Lena Katrine

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  5. OMG... these are GREAT! I'm definitely getting my hands on these cuties. AWESOME job!!!

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  6. two super cards
    beautifully done
    hugs linda xxx

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  7. Two gorgeous cards love the images.

    Hugs Julie x

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  8. two amazing jobs well done. LOVE that lemonade image.. thanks for playing and doing wonderful.. Hugs.

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  9. To fabulous cards dear couldn't choose a favourite
    Hugs
    Jacs xxx

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  10. Love both your projects! Super Duper!

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  11. wow two for the price of one, gorgeous cards Cyndi. Louise xx

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  12. such sweet cards and beautifully coloured

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  13. Both cards are fabulous!!! Hugs! Leah Ann

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  14. Both cards are so cute! LOVE the papers you used with the images!

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  15. Thanks so much for the color chart...your cards are adorable!!

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  16. I knew I wanted to get these markers, but NOW I REALLY want them. You all have really inspired me.

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  17. Two very cute cards, thanks for the colouring tips.

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  18. Both cards are adorable, but I am partial to the Simply B mermaid. The yellow and blue are stunning together! xx Denise

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  19. 2 super cards Cyndi. Lovely! x

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  20. I can understand why it was hard to choose which one to post! They are both adorable! Makes me want to go color! Now I really NEED these pens :-) thanks for the opportunity to win them!

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  21. I love both of these cards! Your colouring is great! :)

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  22. I know why you couldn't decide... they're both worth showing during this hop! Love them!

    *hugs*

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  23. Oh my word, I love the mermaid in a glass card! Too funny! TFS!

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  24. Both cards are adorable. Very nice coloring.

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  25. Two fantastic cards you have made here. Both have perfect colouring and are bright and cheery. Thanks for the Blog Hop. Off to look at the other creations. Best wishes, Kym xxx

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  26. I love the mermaid, the colors are so summery. I can't wait to get my free pens to begin the fun!

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  27. both cards are lovely the images are coloured beautifully, the mermaid is so sweet

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  28. Really fun and happy cards.
    Both are gorgeous

    hugs Kelly

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  29. Both are just the cutest cards, you are definitely a great "colourer". I love the yellow and turquoise combo - it just says summer, cheers Linda

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  30. Great cards, I love the yellow theme. Thanks for the ideaas. xxx

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  31. Wonderful cards!! I love how the colors are blending. Your coloring is super fantastic!

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  32. You made me thirsty :) I'd like to have one cold lemonade now. Both gards are so gorgeous and amazing coloring on both images.
    Eret xx

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  33. This is just gorgeous,love the fabulous image beautiful colours.xxx

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  34. These have to BEE the perfect cards lol
    Sioux

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  35. ADORABLE.. I love them both. Great job. I love how you added glossy accents to the cubes. That is perfect little touch. Great job. I think the bee isperfect. Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Great cards. Love both of your images. The mermaid on really shows off the shading and love the color combo. Great job.

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