Spectrum Noir Colorista Blog Hop

Hey lovelies. As you know I was asked to be part of the team working on the new range from Spectrum Noir called Colorista. 
Colorista Is based around adult colouring books and there is some amazing products which I will tell you about below. 
To celebrate the new range Spectrum Noir are doing a blog hop from 23rd August (today)- 29th August. There is going to be an amazing Colorista bundle for you to win (trust me it is awesome), as well as seeing what my amazing teamies have been creating.
 If you are here from the blog hop you should have arrived here from the lovely Lori Barnett.
For those in USA Colorista Is launching on HSN on 30th August and below is the all the show details. 
For those outside of USA the range will be launching around September 🙂 
 I wanted to share a quick picture of one of the card kits…Yep it isn’t just for colouring books 🙂
There is several card kits and they are beautiful, they come with your cards ready to colour, inserts & envelopes. I worked with one of the foiled cards kits. 
I do have have to say sorry for the picture but I really wanted to show you the amazing foiling. 
For most of the cards I used the NEW pencils, but for the card on top I coloured completely with Spectrum Noir Sparkle Pens and as you can see the card tock is amazing and didn’t pill or anything. 
The foiling is in gold & silver and really is beautiful. 
One of the things I think is brilliant about the range is to go along side it Spectrum Noir are offering a FREE online colouring course !! Whilst it will be based around adult colouring I highly encourage anyone to sign up, it is free and includes 8 weeks free downloadables, e-books and lots of hints & tips. 
For more info about the course just click on the image below. 
If you have any questions about the course, or once you have signed up then make sure you join us on the course chat event which can be found here
If you would like another chance to win some Colorista Goodies then click on the image below to enter our competition thats running over at Facebook. (this closes 26th August 2016)
If you would like to check out some more inspiration and any of the latest news then check out all the links below: 
And finally onto the blog hop list. 
Your next stop on the list is Giovana. 
Below is a full hop list just in case you need it:
Tracey Freeman **You are here**
Thank you so much for hopping along. 
Happy Crafting 

Colorista is coming…

Hey lovelies, I hope you are well ? 
Some of you might have seen that Spectrum Noir is launching  new range called Colorista. 
This is a range of coloring books, pencils & pens and I was very lucky to be able to play with the goodies before their release. 
Before I show you some of my coloring I also wanted to let you know that Spectrum Noir are offering an 8 week FREE coloring course where you will receive e-books, downloads & video content, whilst this is based around the Colorista Range it will cover coloring basics that can be used within card making, and hey it is free so what do you have to lose ? 
You can sign up for the course here
The Colorista range is something I have to be 100% honest about, I have tried the adult coloring books…infact I have a few, but didn’t like them as I found the paper quality was poor. 
Me and the rest of the team working with the books have all commented on how amazing the cardstock in the books are….honestly its like coloring with butter on it, such smooth blending with pens & pencils ! 
The books also come in a variety of different finishes including Foil (for use with pencils) and also colourable glitter ! (for use with markers). They also come in A4 and smaller A5 size and with a number of different themes. 
Anyway here is some of my colouring that I have done with the range. 
With the range you can also buy a USB stick which is preloaded with tons of printable pages for you. 
I printed one out, coloured the flowers and then made a card. 
This is one of the A4 Foil books, I colored it using my pencils and then went over the top with my Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle. I have not used any blending solution, this shows how fab the pencils and also the paper are. 

This is another one of the foiled books, but this is smaller A5…perfect for taking out and about. 
For this one I again coloured with pencils but then one the butterflies I went over them with my Black Spectrum Noir sparkle pen and using a clean cloth I dabbed the color which left this effect. 
This was a total fun, going in with lots of random colors type coloring. 
This is an A5 Glitter pad. Most of the flowers and house are glitter so you can see how well it allows you to blend with your markers. 
I loved colouring this one….but then I am a huge fan of lilies. It is from the USB and printed onto Neenah and coloured using the new Colorista Markers. 
 This is A4 from one of the larger books, and although it took me ages it honestly was so relaxing and i really enjoyed it.
 For this one I wanted to show the how the pages looked coloured, against uncolored.
Along with the books Spectrum Noir are also launching a new range of pens and pencils specifically for the range. 
The pens are Alcohol based Markers but come with a bullet nib and an ultra fine nib for all those tiny areas. 
The range will be launching on HSN in USA at the end of August and then launching here in the UK soon after. 
To be kept upto date with everything make sure you check out the Spectrum Noir Facebook page where there is also a ton of sample pics being shown from my amazingly talented teamies. 
I will also have some more samples coming soon to show what you can do with your pages when you have finished colouring them. 
I hope you all have a great day, thank you for stopping by. 
Happy Crafting