Friday, 28 September 2018

Beauty Comes From Within

Morning Friends and Crafters, Thank you for joining me today, it's great to have your company. I was lucky enough to be asked to make some samples with the Spectrum Noir Metallic Markers. So today I am sharing one of the samples I have made for the show along with a tutorial of what I have done. Please keep a look out  for the show on Sunday (30th September), it will be filled with lots of inspiration for you and ideas of how else they can be used.

You will Need:
Spectrum Noir Antique Elements Metallic Markers
Sheena Stamping Card
Centura Pearl Precious Metals Card
Black Card
Silver/White Centura Pearl Card Base
Sheena 'A Little Bit Scenic' ''Flying Colours''
Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen
Tacky Glue
Alcohol Markers
Memento Black Ink

Step 1: Start by adding your text, , I cut my card to size before I started, The size will depend on what you choose to write and how large you write it. I used Aged Copper here.

Step 2: Next I added some little flowers using the tip of the brush nib, pressed gently to the paper to form the petals. I used Aged Copper and Tarnished Silver.

Step 3: Next I added a black mat to my base card and secured with Tacky Glue. Then added a layer of precious metal to match the topper.

Step 4: Mount the topper on to the base with Collall Tacky Glue.

Step 5: Stamp a butterfly onto Sheena Stamping Card, I used Memento Black ink as I was using Alcohol Markers.

Step 6: Colour the image and cut out.

Step 7: Shape the wings, position and secure to the project, this time with Collall 3D Glue Gel for dimension.

Here is the finished card, with some Clear Overlay Sparkle Pen Added:

Thank you ever so much for joining me today, I do hope you have enjoyed the 'How To' along with the finished piece. I do hope you will stop by again very soon to see what else I have to share with you. For now Take care and Happy


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Diana, It took a bit of practice and a lot of scrap paper.xx

  2. Beautiful card. How can anyone write that beautifully? It should be impossible but not for you!
    No I didn't get email notification again but giving it a post or two to hopefully filter through(fingers crossed).
    Thank you for sharing Nicola x

  3. Thank you Nicola, It did take a lot of practice and a lot of scrap paper. There are a few errors in it but not too bad. I got notification for it yesterday, I've never had it before, I subscribed to check it was all working, maybe it will be okay on Monday, I dont have a post tomorrow.xx