Howdy friends! I've got a really cool tutorial over on the Spectrum Noir Blog showing how to make this set of gift boxes. I am super happy with how this turned out! I wanted it to look have the appearance of fancy three-tier cake with flowers ...

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  1. Watercolored Three-Tier Gift Box
  2. February 2017 Desktop Calendar Page
  3. NEW Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers
  4. 2017 Calendar
  5. December 2016 Calendar Page

Watercolored Three-Tier Gift Box

Howdy friends! I've got a really cool tutorial over on the Spectrum Noir Blog showing how to make this set of gift boxes.

I am super happy with how this turned out! I wanted it to look have the appearance of fancy three-tier cake with flowers cascading down the side. Nailed it!

I only used one Spectrum Aqua Marker to do the watercoloring! You could use any color you want and get great results! The stamp set I used is from Crafter’s Companion Sheena Douglass Groovin’ 60’s Collection – Bloomin’ Sixties. I love this set of flowers!

All the details and instructions with pictures for my Watercolor Three-Tier Gift Box are over on the Spectrum Noir Blog.

 Have fun creating!

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February 2017 Desktop Calendar Page

Hello friends. It's been a while since I blogged or even really crafted. I got a horrible flu bug the first day of CHA and I've been down ever since. I'm finally today feeling human enough to get a quick project done and posted.

It's time again for another month in my desktop calendar. I always have fun coming up with designs that will fit in the small space I have to create in. For this month I used a really fun Mask & Stencil Set along with 2 stamp sets by Leonie Pujol for Crafter's Companion.

I took the stencils and placed it down on the page. Then I blended some Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet Distress Inks over the mask. Next I stamped the little images with black ink. Once done stamping, I removed the stencil mask to reveal the most perfect "Love" sentiment. I love how this turned out!

I added a few bright pink rhinestones and a piece of washi tape in the corner for added texture and interest. That's it! These stencils and stamp really are a load of fun to create with. Check out all the different stencil and stamp sets over at Crafter's Companion HERE.

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Have a wonderful day!

NEW Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers

Did you see the exciting Spectrum Noir news over at Crafter's Companion USA?  The NEW Spectrum Noir Illustrator Markers are now available! YEEEHAWWW!

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With all the fun adult coloring going on lately, I wanted to show how beautifully these new markers work on a Spectrum Noir Colorista Premium Marker Pads from Crafter's Companion. I picked a page from the Exquisite Florals Pad with colourable glitter.

WOW...right?!!! I love blending and shading...and with the brush nib on these new markers it's so much easier. BONUS --  the OTHER end of the marker is a super-fine nib. Absolutely amazing for coloring in the smaller areas and creating fine details.

Here are a couple pics I snapped during my coloring process.

Lori's Adult Coloring Tip
My tip if you are a newbie to adult coloring is to start by coloring the most familiar item (to you) on the page. For instance...I started coloring the leaves. I knew I was going to color the leaves green, and they were easy for me to pick out. You don't have to color all of them, just something to get you started with coloring. Next I decided I wanted to use a particular color - Aqua. So I picked out a blend of marker colors I liked, and then colored some areas. Just random areas that I felt like coloring. It's really easy once you get going.

Now...what to do with my finished page? I might cut it up and make a few cards - or maybe create a box from the page. hummmm....

Have a beautiful day my friends,

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2017 Calendar

It's time for my new year calendar. For the cover, I went with a simple design.

I stamped images from the Spectrum Noir Colorista Elements 3 Stamp Set from Crafter's Companion on Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock. Then I colored them with Spectrum Noir Colorista Markers - Set 6.  I colored over the tiny flowers with my Clear Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pen. The numbers are die-cut twice - once from the colored image and again from Kraft Cardstock.

The number dies are from Sara Davies Signature Birthday Party Collection - Fun With Numbers that were recently released on HSN.

I fussy cut the tiny flowers and added a clear droplets to the centers. I layered the kraft cardstock on the backs -- but slightly shifted. This really adds dimension, and pulls it together with the inside calendar pages.

For the January page, I die-cut the pieces from a super fun Essentials Die'sire 6 piece Treats Mini Die Set that Crafter's Companion just was also just released on HSN.

The mug is die-cut from Watercolour Cardstock 2 times. I colored the pieces with Spectrum Sparkle Pens, then layered the pieces together.
  • Mug: Moonstone, Aquamarine & Peacock
  • Coffee: Smoked Quartz
  • Steam: Clear

I just love the shimmer that the Sparkle Pens have. And...they color on the watercolour cardstock ah-mazing! Isn't that die-cut doily adorable?! The mug is popped up with dimensional foam.

Have a wonderful day,

December 2016 Calendar Page

Hello friends. I've been away from blogging for almost the entire month of December. And now we are 1 week into January of 2017. MAN does time fly. I hope you are all doing well and had a nice holiday.

Here's my last calendar page for my 2016 Calendar Project. I hope I've inspired you to make your own calendar for 2017.

I diecut the Snowflake Trio dies from the Crafter's Companion - Sara Davies Signature Collection - Festive Wonder using a Stick-It adhesive sheet (no paper...just the adhesive). Then I carefully removed 1 side of the release paper from the die-cuts and placed on the page. Before removing the top release paper, I lightly sponged blue ink around the snowflakes. After removing the top release paper to expose the sticky adhesive, I covered the snowflakes with crystal microfine glitter. Oh MAN is it ever sparkly.

The little house (which I'm sure on the inside was decorated beautifully for Christmas 😉) and trees are pieces that I snipped off of the Scenic Borders Die Set from Crafter's Companion Contemporary Christmas Collection. I also added some white snow "dots" using a white gel pen, and a few light blue rhinestone gems. I just love how clean, cool and simple this page turned out.

Here's all the pages from my 2016 Desktop Calendar:


Thanks for stopping by!

Smiley from Millan.Net

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