Spectrum Noir OTT?

I am still enjoying playing with my Spectrum Noir pens, they make so much more sense having done half my course!  At the ATC Swap UK this month’s theme is ‘Spring is Sprung’ so I have had a start on it using some stamps which came with ‘Creative Stamping’ magazine and the pens.  The reason for the title? Well it took this many pens


to colour in this Atc!


I have just bought a new camera and I am still getting used to it, not being a photographer by inclination it is a little bit of a challenge!  I think I may need to sort out some better lighting!

To finish with here is a closer view (a bit too bright!)



It may be a while until  my next post.  With Easter comes a whole different set of busyness, especially in the vicarage!

Thanks for popping in.  Take care.


PS Managed a better photograph!




About Pippa

I started crafting at an early age though not always successfully, my pillowcase tennis dress has, thankfully, disappeared into history. Funnily sewing is not something I enjoy! My favourite crafty activity has to be card making, especially stamping which I have been doing for over 20 years and am still a beginner, there is always something new to learn. I also enjoy knitting and crochet. I am not an artist, cannot even draw a straight line with a ruler, but I love colouring in, which is why stamping appeals so much. I am married, have recently retired from being a part time HLTA at a local village primary school, have two grown up daughters, both married and a mad cat called Finnegan. That, in a nutshell, is me.
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5 Responses to Spectrum Noir OTT?

  1. Mrs A. says:

    Suprising how a bit of light can make such a difference . Even with my light box I still find it best to take my photos when it is daylight. I think your birds nest is lovely.You can almost feel the texture of the twigs. hugs Mrs A.

    • Pippa says:

      Thank you for your kind comment. I am having fun practising although some of the pictures I have seen on the Spectrum Noir website are truly amazing.

  2. Mary H says:

    Hi Pippa, you did some fantastic coloring on this sweet little bird’s nest. I got used to the copic brush tip first, so the noir tip feels hard to me, and I don’t blend well when I use the ‘noirs. You did great! My photo skills are nearly non-existant, but a fellow blogger shared her tip for a light box with me (there’s a post at my blog, and link to the original blogger). It involves a clear plastic box and an ott light. Might be helpful – or not! TFS & Hugs. Happy Easter.

    • Pippa says:

      Hi Mary, thanks for the comments and the tips. I shall pop over and take a look. Happy Easter to you and yours too. x

      • Pippa says:

        Me again! Any ideas where about on your blog the post about light boxes is? I am having trouble finding it and there does not seem to be anywhere to enter a search term. I think I got back to the middle of last year but I may have missed it!

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