Spectrum Noir Colorista Blog Hop – UK Edition!

Colorista Autumn Tray by Annie Williams - Main

Today I’m sharing just one more project I created with a completed coloring page from the “Eastern Promise” Spectrum Noir Colorista Premium Marker Pad.  This post is part of a blog hop in honor of the UK launch of the Spectrum Noir Colorista line on September 9th on Hochanda, so if you’ve arrived here from anywhere else but the Spectrum Noir blog, you can click here to start back at the beginning!

Colorista Autumn Tray by Annie Williams - Coloring Detail

For this design, I chose to just do some straight coloring…no fancy blending and shading, just good old pretty autumn colors!  I was surprised at how quickly the coloring went (and how enjoyable it was) when I wasn’t worried about blending families and light sources.  Using the Lipstick, Burgundy, Umber, Nectarine, Pear Green, Maple, and Gold colorista pens, I filled the entire page with bright color in no time.

Colorista Autumn Tray by Annie Williams - Detail

The unfinished tray was purchased at a local craft store and I painted it a matching brown color using acrylic craft paint.  Once dry, I adhered and sealed the coloring page to the bottom of the tray using a couple of thin coats of Mod Podge Matte.   This sealant is water-based, so the marker pad and pen inks won’t run when it’s applied.

Colorista Autumn Tray by Annie Williams - Full

At 8″ x 12″, the tray is perfect for serving a few autumn beverages on (hot apple cider, anyone?) or setting out on my entryway table to decorate for the season.

I hope you enjoyed this project using some of the new Colorista products and thanks so much for stopping by today!  For even more inspiration and a chance to win a Colorista prize pack, here is the full line-up (your next stop is Jo’s blog!):

Crafter’s Companion UK
Laine Webb
Lis Murphy
Nicole Bretherick
Jodi Clark
Alexia Misso
Giovana Smith
Spectrum Noir
Annie Wills (you are here)
Jo McKelvey
Bianca Shervington
Lori Barnett
Dana Warren
Sara Davies

Be sure to leave a comment at every stop along the way (you have until 7AM EDT on September 9th to enter!)…a random winner will be selected from the comments on each blog to receive a selection of Colorista pens, pencils, cardmaking kits, and paper pads!  Winners will be announced on the Crafter’s Companion & Spectrum Noir Facebook pages on the 9th and one overall winner will be announced by Sara Davies LIVE on Hochanda at the top of the hour on launch day (if you are in the US, you can watch Hochanda live online here):

Spectrum Noir Colorista Hochanda Schedule

Join the watch party on Facebook for the UK launch of Colorista on Hochanda here!

70 Comment

  1. Wow thats a stunning piece of work, I love the colours.

  2. Ruth Mahaffey says:

    Fabulous idea using the artwork.

  3. Donna Fraser-Brown says:

    Thanks for the tip about the mod podge matte as i would have been worried that the glue i might have used would distort or destroy all my colouring and loving the tray idea x

  4. Amanda Williams says:

    Amazing colours and nice to know you can just colour beautifully.

  5. Very autumnal and what a brilliant way to use a finished page. 🙂

  6. Beautiful design and warm autumn colours so stunning😊

  7. Dawn says:

    What a beautiful tray. It would make such a lovely gift! I must give this a try myself. Thank you for sharing!

  8. Lydia says:

    What detail of color… WOW

  9. Deborah says:

    Now that’s amazing! So inspirational.

  10. Pam says:

    Wow what a great idea. Will try this:)

  11. Wanda R. says:

    I love the colors and a great way to use a coloring page and display it!

  12. Carey Escobedo says:

    I love the autumnal colors, it makes me want a pumpkin spice latte!

  13. Karen P says:

    What beautiful colours, so up my street as I love the rich reds, oranges, greens and plums of autumn/fall! That colouring page is beautiful and I have to say all of them have been. I can’t wait for these to be available in the UK and for the Colorista course: it’s all so exciting!! Many thanks for the fabulous blog hop and for sharing your beautiful art Karen x

  14. I love your tray and the colours you have used. What a fab way of using the colouring pages.
    I can’t wait for the UK launch so I can get mine.

    Happy Crafting!!! 🙂 X X

  15. Brenda Shreves says:

    What a great way to use your colors. Another great idea!!

  16. Debbie says:

    What a great idea to liven up a plain tray. Can imagine a nice bowl of soup and a chunk of bread on there.xx

  17. Debbie says:

    What a great way of liven up a plain tray. I can imagine a nice bowl of soup and a chunk of bread on there.xx

  18. Ken Richardson says:

    What an absolutely brilliant idea! So simple, but so effective!

  19. Debbie Chase says:

    A tray? Can’t wait to see the next idea. You guys are great!

  20. Margaret Brooks says:

    Beautiful colors and great tray. This would make a great gift.

  21. Susanne lovering says:

    Great idea for the use of the page and I just love the autumnal colours xxx

  22. Holly Ailing says:

    Stunning! Love those fall colors!

  23. Tracey Priestley says:

    Wow! This is beautiful – absolutely stunning and the colours are perfect for the start of autumn too
    Thanks for sharing

  24. sam Macdonald says:

    Wow such a stunning piece of art xx

  25. jo says:

    This is a super neat idea! lovely x

  26. Elane H says:

    Great project love your color choices…

  27. Sue Canty says:

    Hi Annie. Love your idea of using the coloured page in a different way. The Autumnal colours are stunning, I was hoping that I’d be able to get away without buying the new pens and just use the regular SN pens but I can see that I really need the new ones too!
    P.S. when’s the hot apple cider being served, not something we find much in the UK but got a taste for it on a visit to the US. Sue.

  28. That’s excellent! Shared 🙂 jx

  29. Soraya says:

    Original project ! Fab piece of art. I love it ♥

  30. Laine says:

    Beautiful deep colour and great project!

  31. giulia casadio says:

    Fabulous idea!

  32. Cathy Clowes says:

    Stunning project, the colours are beautiful. Cathy x

  33. Sharon Gullikson says:

    Orange is my favorite color, so of course I adore your tray!!!

  34. Pamela Duxbury says:

    Awesome idea for the seasons.

  35. Sharon Goodley says:

    What an out of the box idea and great ! xxx

  36. WOW! Double WOW! These colors are beautiful…and I think they are perfect for Fall!

  37. jpscraps says:

    This is a great idea for a coloring page! I like that it can be customized to work with the season’s or decor.

  38. Betsy says:

    Good idea, putting it in a tray. I can see that in my mail tray at work!

  39. Rena Marr says:

    Love your work. Can’t wait to get my Colorista products!

  40. what a brilliant idea, the coloring is so vibrant, I love it!!! can’t wait to get my markers and coloring books!!

  41. Denise Bryant says:

    Beautiful tray in gorgeous fall colors! Love the design!

  42. Angela says:

    That tray is gorgeous – the colours are beautiful. Can’t wait for the launch to happen here.

  43. TracyM #6773 says:

    BEAUTIFUL design, DELIGHTFUL colouring and FABULOUS tray!!!
    THANK YOU for sharing your CREATIVE INSPIRATION 🙂

  44. Jackie Bender says:

    Beautiful tray bottom!

  45. Sue Sansoucy says:

    What a beautiful autumn project!

  46. Eva Laney says:

    Wow that is so so gorgeous!

  47. Barb says:

    Beautiful color combo

  48. Diane says:

    Just adore the autumn colours Annie and such a fab way to cher up a plain and boring tray !!

  49. Tonia Sims says:

    Excellent idea for your beautifully colored page!

  50. Kelly Matisonn says:

    Fantastic idea in lovely autumn colours x

  51. pauline steward says:

    Great idea i have an old tray that my dad made ,i will not get rid,Hubby says bin it!!! no way… love all the colours xx

  52. What a wonderful project, I love the autumnal colour range that you have used for this. The finished project is stunning, really beautiful.xx

  53. Jayne buckley says:

    Brilliant idea

  54. Scrappy Teacher says:

    Lovely fall colors!

  55. Marianne says:

    Oh wow, that looks amazing. What a great way to use your art!

  56. Frances Gale says:

    That tray is amazing.

  57. I love this idea, it’s simple yet really effective, and the colour combination is lovely.

  58. Jan Parsons says:

    Love the way you have used the pad.
    Obviously they will be ideal for mixed media too.

  59. Penny Butler says:

    Wow! This is a STUNNING piece of art work 🙂 Love it xx

  60. Maureen I says:

    What a lovely project! I love Autumn and this would be perfect in anyone’s home!

  61. marilyn says:

    Wow! I can not believe that auldt coloring can turn into practical items…..This Colorista is turning things upside down for me. You are an inspiration for me…my package arrives today. Can’t wait to get started.

  62. Anna Dore says:

    Love the colouring, nice to see a project with just straight colouring, and what a great idea for a project.

  63. Jolanda says:

    Another great idea. My head is exploding of all these new ideas I get with this Bloghop. Annie you’ve made such an amazing tray. Can we win this too? Just kidding, haha. When we have the markers and couloring pads too we can only hope to do this just as beautiful as you did. I love the colour combination that you used and I am into mandala’s too.

  64. Cristín Williams says:

    This has completely inspired me, I have a ledge in my bathroom which is looking very tired and I have been wondering for ages how to spruce it up, well now I know it had to be with my colouring. Just need to figure out now how to make it waterproof

  65. Lin M. says:

    Your tray is perfect for hot apple cider! I saw a tray made using a coloring page when Sara was HSN and was wondering how they did that. Thank you so much for sharing how you created your lovely tray!

  66. WOW.. amazing project! How creative using the colored page. Gorgeous coloring too 🙂

  67. Kris Medcroft says:

    Beautiful earth tones.

  68. Lynne says:

    Great innovative way to use coloured piece.

  69. barb macaskill says:

    GENIUS idea!! I am so in love with this!! I do believe that I am going to have to try something similar when mine arrive!! TFS!

  70. Lucy Gerland says:

    Great idea to do something so original with the coloring pages! Definitely trying this out!

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