Jogging with Spectrum Noir



Hi everyone, today not a Christmas card, but a fun birthday card project for you all!


Step 1:

I started my project by printing this digital image by The Paper Shelter (called “Jogging with Rythm”) onto alcohol marker friendly paper. Next I can start colouring the image using my Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol markers. If you don’t know this already than it is key to always have a piece of scrap paper beneath your colouring work when you are working with alcohol markers, to protect your work surface but also to have the ink go someplace (especially when you work on a glass work surface like me). Alcohol ink will always bleed on the back of the paper.

I most always start with colouring the skin and the hair, often the most difficult parts for me to colour: for the skin I used FS7, TN1 and a little CR1 for blush. For the hair I used MB1, RB2, EB5 and EB8.


Step 2:

With the skin and hair done the rest if fairly easy:

- for the yellow parts I used LY1, CT4, GY3 and GY5;

- for the pinkish purple parts I used PV2, PV3 and BP7.

Around the image I coloured with BG4 for the ground and BT1 for the sky.

With the colouring done I added in some highlights using a white gel pen and than I die cut around the image using a stitched rectangle nesting die.

I went through my stash of design paper and found a matching light yellow one and this I die cut to the size two sizes smaller than my card base. Onto this panel I stamped my sentiment from the Clearly Besotted “Simply Said” stamp set using black ink.

Next I die cut a slightly larger rectangle panel from matching pinkish purple card stock and adhered both rectangle panels together using liquid glue. This combination I adhered to a white linen textured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

And to finish my card project I now only have to adhere the coloured image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Detail picture:


That is it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!