Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ready for the Chill

What a fun stamp to color.  So easy.  The details make it work!  Some pine flicks and a little cone blending and your are done!  But wait...winter cones must have snow so I added a little Ice glitter to finish it off.


Copics:
E43 E44 E47
YG93 YG95 G99


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

November Copic Boot Camp - Registration Closing

REGISTRATION CLOSING SEPT 1st, 2015

A few spots are left!  If you haven't signed up for the November Copic Boot Camp you do not want to wait!!  All the information is below.  IN ADDITION I have a special announcement...I have a special guest assistant this year!  Drum roll please.....


SPECIAL GUEST ASSISTANT 
Zoe McGrath (Make It Crafty)

In addition to getting a full weekend of learning all about the Copics from me, I am so excited to announce that this years November Copic Boot Camp, we will have a special guest coming all the way from Australia.  Introducing the amazingly humble, sweet and EXTREMELY talented Zoe McGrath from Make It Crafty.  Zoe will be assisting me and sharing with us her talents as my lovely assistant.  Amongst her Copic talents, Zoe is the creator of the technique “No-Line stamping” and also has some amazing eBooks that she has written over the years.   If you know of Zoe you know this is going to be amazing.   You are in for an extra special treat this year!!  You are going to have double the fun with the double duo (or double trouble) of creativity!  

Arizona Copic Boot Camps 2015

NOVEMBER 13th - 15th

 Phoenix 6th annual Copic Boot Camp.  This Copic Boot Camp will be held in our NEW location in Tempe, Arizona.  The location is about 12 minutes from the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.  Here is the information below.  It is a first come first serve basis and space is limited.

Instructions below for reserving your spot.

Date/Time:     November 13th 9am -10pm
                      November 14th 9am -10pm
                      November 15th 9am - 7pm
Location:        Drury Inn and Suites  Phoenix Tempe                                  
                      1780 W. Ranch Rd.  Tempe, AZ 85283
                      
Cost:             First time attendees $399.00 USD
                     Return Attendees – contact me

The cost of this retreat, excluding travel and hotel, is $399.00. (We have a special rate with the Drury Inn and Suites and they have specials they offer with the reservation of your stay at the hotel such as free drinks and food, more info to follow). Hotel cost per night is $104.00 plus tax.  More info to follow.

For returning attendees please contact me for your retreat discount.



For this price you receive:

29 plus hours of organized classes filled with the latest Copic techniques
Your very own 50-page workbook, plus work sheets to color (completed by you) 
Evening times with teacher’s assistance if needed, as well as bonus projects to add to your book
3 catered lunches (if staying at the hotel you have option of free hot breakfast, afternoon drinks, and free evening *kickback (soup, salad and more))
Gifts and Prizes!  

These classes are perfect for the beginner as well as the experienced.  There is always information to be gained, plus the experience of a fun, VERY full weekend of wonderful people with whom to share your coloring passion!  This is BOOT CAMP and you will get the whole experience of being in a boot camp!  The retreat room will open at 830 am on November 13th.  Intro and classes will begin at 9am.  If you have already attended before you can come in at noon during the lunch break and skip the Intro to Copics portion.   Dinner will be about 6 pm, followed by more class time until about 10pm. Saturday the 14th will be action-packed with technique classes, challenges, games, and breakfast is supplied through the hotel if staying onsite, catered lunch will be provided.  Dinner will be on your own.   Sunday the 15th, after breakfast, we’ll have another full day of classes and techniques, prizes and fun. We will break for lunch (provided) at about 1pm and end the retreat at about 7pm. Participation in all classes is optional, so you can head out, at any time to enjoy some local attractions.  

For those shoppers - Ikea is across the street and there are a few large chain craft stores in the area for all your spare time.  Hotel has and indoor/outdoor pool and Jacuzzi/spa.  

What you will learn during these classes:

   Copic Basics – Markers, Paper and ink
   Playing with Various Copic refills
    Backgrounds
   Over 5 blending and coloring techniques
   Light source and shading
   Hair, Eyes and Skin
   Monochromatic
   Fur
   Wood and Metal
   Sky and Water
   Snow and Transparent
   Blue Jeans
   Pleats and Folds
   Leaves and Grass
   Pottery
   Make it shine
   Water drops and dew drops
   No Line stamping
   Bonus Classes:  Water coloring with Copics, using Glossy Cardstock, and playing with Airbrushing and more

 **Copic Refill Stations will be available on site and a small store with goodies to purchase.
  
More hotel details will follow with a link to reserve your room.  Rooms have been blocked from Thursday November 12th – 16th for the convenience of those traveling from out of town.

This FULL weekend retreat is available for about 40 attendees and we’ll have a waiting list in case of cancellations. We are about ½ full after making the announcement a few days ago and will go to the public this week.  Spots fill quickly.  So reserve your seat now.

Down and Dirty Details for reserving your spot!!! 
(1) Email me at Jennifer@DoveartStudios.com to let me know you PLAN to attend. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours from me, then please email again to jennifer@just4funcrafts.com sometimes emails get lost! I’ll then send you an application form to complete.  
(2) Send a $100 non-refundable deposit to reserve your spot at the retreat.  I accept payment through PayPal.  You may also send a check.  I will provide a mailing address after you let me know you plan to attend.  The deposit will reserve your place at the retreat.  A payment plan can at this point be set up.  All payments must be completed by October 25th (unless arrangements have been made).
  
I can’t wait to see you in Sunny Arizona!

Jennifer Dove
*Art and Design Instructor for Imagination International
*Copic Certified Standard/Intermediate Designer since 2010
*Author of Copic Techniques Build-A-Book

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Grin and Berry It!

I am a nature lover and Marcy with Power Poppy did these "raspberries" which are delicious.  I colored them up as blackberries because I am rebellious.  This image comes digitally so you can size it however you like.  I hope you check out the rest of the inspiration as well as all the glorious goodies on the Power Poppy site.



Copics:  
B21 BV23 BV25 BV29
R35 R59
G82 G43 G46

More inspiration can be found at the lovely DT linked creations below





Monday, August 24, 2015

Apple Time

This stamp reminds me of a crate label.  I have seen it colored up like a peach, or you can color it like an apple.  It really begs to be the center of attention on a card don't you think?
Copics:
R24 R46 R59
E43 E47
YG93 YG95 G99

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Little Nip - Hot Sip

Just finished designing for my upcoming class in Phoenix.  This is a fun way to show a friend you love them.  I love coloring this image and know you will too.  It can be used as coffee, tea, cocoa with a little fluff on top.


Hot Sip - CCDesigns Rubber Stamp
Simply Sweet Sentiments - CCDesigns

Copics:
B95 B97 B99
E43 E44 E47