Thursday, December 1, 2016

I Give a Dam! - DoveArt Studios Blog Hop

It's time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.  Just in time for Christmas!  Due to the popularity of the DoveArt Studios line of stamps, it is our biggest release yet.  Featuring 12 new stamps ranging from Easter, Southwest, oriental, in the woods, magical and country.  Something for everyone!

This is what I have created using the new Beaver stamp.  I love him and his cute little personality.  Its hard to find a good Beaver image so I think this one is top "notch".  I got a giggle using this sentiment too.  I used an old (discontinued) Birch stencil from CCDesigns for the background and lightly airbrushed in onto cardstock.  Next I used E43 E44 and E47 to outline the trees to give it a painted appearance.  


Copics used:
W1 W3 W5 W7
E40 E42 E43 E44 E47 
E31 E35 E57 YR24
BV20 BV23 BV25 BV29
YG03 YG17 YG67

You might get a little laugh (I did).  I get the card all done and just photographed it.  I left it sitting in my light box up on the counter and wouldn't you know if...my little one who recently turned 2...somehow stacked boxes in a blink of an eye and grabbed the card and ripped off the sentiment and rope...yup totally terrorized the card.  Thank god for the photo I just took...and really in the big picture, it is just paper and ink.  Ok back to the regular program....

I are very excited about each of these new stamps and I know you will want them all!!!

CCDesigns want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

2.  Leave a comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release, or your favorite card made from the release.  


We hope you enjoy!!  Let's Hop!

Jennifer Dove - Yup, this is me!

Andrea
Zoe
Nic
Rhea
Faye
Dorinda
Cassandra
Andrea
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love to all the DT members!  random winners will be chosen on December 4th and posted on the DoveArt Studios blog.








Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Must Haves - Foil Tape

I just don't want you to miss out on all the fun I am having using all these fabulous products.  I hope you enjoy the inspiration!  This product is called X-Press It Foil Tape.  It has a brilliant sheen to it, very mirror like but in colors.  So mirror-like its hard to photograph.  For this card I used the purple and lavender...cant tell it from the photo though.  I chose these two colors for this card out of the 10 colors that come in the package.



The Foil tape is great quality and is also prepositional if you don't press it down hard.  Like I said above it comes in a pack of 10 colors.  Each roll is 7/16" wide and contains 3 yards (9 ft) of tape.  The packaging is cool too as when you are done you just place it back into the reusable storage.  It goes on super smooth without bubbles and is super flexible.


Copics Used to color Butterfly Baby
V01 V04 V06
E42 E43 E44
BV20 Bv23 Bv25
RV63
E50 E51 E21 E23
V20 V22 BV17

Butterfly Baby by Krista Smith and sold through LDRS Creative
Chipboard word and stars by Make It Crafty

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Must Haves - Atyou Spica


I thought I would play with the Atyou Spica pens today to create a simplified Christmas card.  I used some chippies from Make It Crafty that are really a nice quality and come in cream.  They were so easy to color with the Atyou Spica and the glass glitter showed up really well.  It dries on the chipboard right away.

Atyou Spica pens each features super sparkly micro glass flakes. They're non-toxic and archival and write for over 350 yards.  They come in a huge array of colors and can be bought individually or in sets.  This would be tons of fun in an adult coloring book too!  Click on the link below to browse the different options.



If you look really close in the top photo you can see I took the photo even before the glue had a chance to dry.  Life with a little one :)

For this one I used the Olive, Lipstick and Gold pens.  I covered the gold with glossy accents to create a clear bubble that accentuates the glitter.  I did a quick airbrushed background and assembled.  Quick, easy and oh so glittery!



Enjoy!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Must Haves with a bit of Power POPpy

I have a few fun things to share with you today.  You don't want to miss this...


1.  A new release from Power Poppy
2.  Copics new width of Glitter Deco Tape

First I wanted to share with you the latest release from Power Poppy, just perfect for those cards and better yet, tags for those gift you are starting to stack in the closet.   If you are familiar with photoshop you can quickly color it in, or if you need a bit of coloring therapy you can take time to color it with your favorite coloring medium...of course I used Copics and combined one of the new images with  Glittering Glass Santa digital image to make this card.  PLUS there is even a coupon for a special discount.  SAY WHAT?!  You can find the new release HERE in digital stamps.  Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to get all the details on the 30% off at Power Poppy!

When I made this card I wanted to give it some shimmer.  I added some silver glitter to Santa's jacket (which for some reason started to sluff off)...thank goodness for this next product to rescue the need for glitter.  X-Press It (Copic) has this amazing NEW 1" width of Glitter Deco Tape.  It can be used similar to washi tape and has this AMAZING shimmer of glitter.  It cuts down nicely too if you wanted to create your own width.  It is smooth and none of the glitter rubs off.   I used the silver narrow width tape and powdered the back of it to created this bow to top the card off.  It is even acid free!



It was so easy to add that pop of glitter to a project.  I know I will be needing more of this fun stuff!

GRAB YOUR DECO TAPE!


Power Poppy Special

Friday, November 4, 2016

Faux Marble

I got to do a little playing today, along with my daily 4 month long preparing for Copic Boot Camp here in Arizona.   This 4 day retreat starts in less then a week.  I am so excited as we have about 63 attendees.   One of the fun things we do is the airbrush station and I thought I would make a "marble" background with the Copic airbrush and glossy paper.  I am pleased with the results and will definitely do this again in the future.

After spritzing the glossy cardstock with the different colors I misted the card stock with 91 percent rubbing alcohol.  After it dried I added white Copic WInk as the "veins" in the marble.  The possibilities are endless.

Background:
E04 E08 E49 B45

Cactus:
YG03 YG17 YG67
R83
G24 G28
E31 E35 E57 E98
BV20 BV23 BV25