Creative with Stamps – Terry on the Beach

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Hi all, its the 15th of the month and I’m back to remind you of our challenge going on at Creative with Stamps where the theme is “Cute Animal”. I hope you’ve joined in the challenge with an animal themed project, and if not you have until the 30th to join in, and who knows, maybe win a prize that I’m sponsoring this month!

Spectrum noir beach cu

Today I’m really excited to share this card with you as its the first time I’m creating a background scene with alcohol markers, namely my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers. I made a video to show you exactly how I did it and for the first time, its a video with me talking in real time and not a voice over! You can find it at the end of this post. I also used stamps from Wplus9’s “Flock Yeah” set, Flora & Fauna and Clearly Besotted’s “Cool Dude” as Terry the turtle couldn’t resist going to the beach while I’m slaving away here in Germany…

Spectrum noir beach products

I used Ultra Smooth Solar White Ninah card stock which I got online from Crafter’s Companion in the UK. You’ll learn all the techniques I used to create this scene here are the important ones.

  • Use the proper paper for markers
  • To cover streaks, go over it again with your marker
  • To avoid streaks, go over your darker colour with your lighter colour while the first colour is still wet.
  • If you don’t have exactly the right colour, put down the darkest colour on your acrylic block and pick it up with your lighter colour to create a smoother blend.

I have many more tips to share with you in the video, tips which you can apply with your Copics as well,  so I hope you’ll join Terry at the beach by clicking on the link below. I will list the colours I used at the end of the post.

Well I hope you’ll pop over to the Creative With Stamps challenge blog and see what the other ladies have created for your viewing pleasure. Have a great weekend!

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Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers used: (from darkest to lightest)

Beach – RB2, RB1, MB2, MB1     Sea – TB9, TB7, TB5, TB3, TB2. TB1 & IB1      Sky – TB3 & TB1      Coconut Trees – Leaves: AG3, LG4 &CG1   Trunk: RB2, RB1 & blender pen     Terry – DG4 DG2, CG1  Shell: GB9 & RB1

I’m also sharing this card over at:

cute cut thursdayCute Card Thursday – Sea Sun or Sand

seize-the-birthdaySeize the Birthday – Beachy (inside the card it says “On your Birthday”)

thru the purple haze.pngThrough the Purple Haze – At the Beach

time outTime Out Challenge – Holiday