Spectember – Opposites attract


Hi all! Its day 1 of SPECTEMBER! What is Spectember? Its a month long celebration of colouring, by Spectrum Noir, where we will have daily prompts to inspire you to colour, as we show you how we use the fab products they have. There will be offers, new product releases and prizes to be won! Join in by sharing your creations, either in the FacebookFacebook group, or on your Instagram and don’t forget to use the prompt #spectember so we can come see your makes! I will have each week’s prompt on the sidebar of my blog,so you know what they are.

Today’s prompt is “Opposites Attract” and we would like to see you create something using the opposite colours on the colour wheel.  To come up with my opposing colours, I first chose the main colour, which was coral, and looked up “coral colour palette” on the internet. Different shades of blue came up a few times and as they are also on the opposite spectrum of the colour wheel, I chose turquoise as the opposing colour for my card.Opposites attract products wmI just received my order of the Triblend markers from Spectrum Noir and as I’ve heard so many people rave about them, I couldn’t wait to try these alcohol markers myself. I now understand what the hype was all about! Each marker comes with 3 colour coordinated markers so that takes the guesswork out of which colours to use with any given colour! Inside each marker, there’s a perfect gradation of three colours across separate chambers, numbered from light to dark. The nibs are fine bullet tips so great for definition and detail. I ordered the 24 markers set, but in reality, I got 72 colours!

To create my card, I first stamped the magnolias from The Ton’s background Magnolia stamp using Spectrum Noir’s watermark ink. I then carefully coloured in the background with the Spectrum Noir Illustrator alcohol marker BT4. Once that was done, I could start on colouring my magnolias using the Coral triblend markers. (The markers you see below are just from one marker!)Opposites attract products wip.jpgI started by colouring a single petal with the lightest marker, followed by the mid-tone from the bottom of the petal to 1/3 up the petal and lastly the darkest shade at the very bottom of the petal.  I continued colouring this way until every petal was done. To add more contrast, I used DR3, a cherry red Illustrator marker to colour block in the small flowers… and a yellow sentiment diecut!Opposites attract wmA few lines were drawn on the left using Spectrum Noir Artliner black pen and a white uni-ball pen to add some detail.

Well I hope you were inspired to join in on our month long celebration of colour and I really look forward to seeing your creations! Have a great Sunday!

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I’m also sharing this over at:

ssswchallengeSimon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge – Anything Goes

fusion.pngFusion card challenge – Floral wall. I just used the photo inspiration

colour crazyColour Crazy challenge – Anything Goes

6 thoughts on “Spectember – Opposites attract

  1. I’ve just started following you and think your makes and colouring are amazing. I’m looking forward to all the inspiration I know I’m going to get from You. Xx

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  2. Your magnolias are so pretty, Gwendolyn! Beautiful coloring with your new markers and I love how you angled your design…such a lovely card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion!


  3. WOW ! Cette carte est magnifique, Gwendolyn ! J’aime beaucoup ces deux couleurs combinées, cela fait un superbe contraste. Ces crayons ont l’air supers…pourquoi y a-t’il toujours de nouveaux produits qui font envie ? ;-)) Merci de partager et pour cette superbe inspiration. x


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