Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spectrum Noir Background and Giveaway friday Winner!

Hello!! Trena here with a background technique using Spectrum Noir Markers.

I really dig blended backgrounds with lots of movement.  To get these vibrant colors onto this background, I used a few colors and a swirl/twist motion. What is really nice about this technique, is that you can easily control the amount of color you want.  You can start out with a small amount, see if you like it. If you like it, stop. If you want more,  then do the exact same steps again. You can continue to add color until you get the results you want.

Here's what I did to make this little piece of art:

I first scribbled three markers randomly onto a plastic sheet, spritzed alcohol, then swirled and twisted my cardstock around in the colors.

I wanted more color, so I added some more PP5 and PL5, spritzed,  swirled and twisted again. Well, that just wasn't enough for me! I admit, I'm a bit greedy when it comes to color. :o)  Next I added a darker green, DG4.

After adding the darker green, I was happy with the movement going on.  Whew!


I allowed it to dry completely before going to the next step.  The next step was stamping! I Stamped this new Stamp It - A Map image onto a transparency sheet and trimmed to fit over background.  Memento - rhubarb stalk is a really nice color here. I wanted more of a subtle look over my blended background. I attached the transparency sheet with brads and adhered the background layer onto the base card layer.

Here are all the markers I used:

Announcing last weeks Giveaway winner!! Congratulations, littlen!

very nice. really like the black & white with the pop of color from the one square.

littlen, please email your snail mail address to: bindy@crafterscompanion.com.

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!



Paula Huiras said...

Love this-I do it a little bit different , but mostly the same results.

Carolyn L. said...

What a great idea! Love it.

Marge said...

How cool!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Great idea sweetie! love the colors combined

Kathy said...

Beautiful card. love the way you did the background, thank you for the tutorial.

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

very pretty card!! the simplicity really highlights the background and the stamp! TFS

madebyKarla said...

great idea!