Thursday, July 23, 2015

Registration Open 2015 Fall Copic Boot camp

Announcing Phoenix 6th annual Fall Copic Boot Camp.
Registration Open

This Copic Boot Camp will be held in a 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.  Please respond with an email to let me know you want to attend and I will send you the registration form.

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.

For returning attendees please contact me for your retreat discount.

For this price you receive:

29 plus hours of organized classes filled with the best 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))
Plus lots of 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!  We learn and play hard! 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.  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 (better plan an extra day).  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
   Wood and Metal
   Sky and Water
   Snow and Transparent
   Blue Jeans
   Pleats and Folds
   Leaves and Grass
   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 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 over 1/2 full.  Spots fill quickly.  So reserve your seat now.

Down and Dirty Details for reserving your spot!!! 

(1) Email me at 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 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.  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

Sweetness Overload

This sweet image is by Sweet Pea Stamps.  It is called Little Blossom and is by Conie Fong.  I love the colors orange and blue together so I thought i would color her up in my favorite colors and create this very simple card.  One of the highlights in the hair is wrong...I am not going to point it out, but you can tell me if you see it.  Sorry no prizes for pointing out my mistakes, Ha Ha.  Get your stamp or digi from Sweet Pea.  There are so many different artist to choose from.
E50 E51 E21 E23
C3 C5 C7 C10 
B41 B45
G24 G94
YR02 YR04
R01 R20 R22
BV20 BV23

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Mama's Boy

I love it when the kids are young and still act like they need you...then they go through those wretched teen years when they don't...then once they get their senses back you are important again.  Thus is life!  Here is a cute little guy from the latest Little Darling release.  I used him to make this simple little Mom's day card.  I used one of my favorite color combos using pattern papers...I love orange and blue or orange and green...I could use this combo all day long.  You can find this stamp in the store HERE.

Copics Used:
E23 E25 E29
G43 Yg11
R02 R05 R08
B91 B95 B97 B99
E50 E51 E21

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Color of the Day 215

***Please note that I color using the lightest color first, dark, medium and back to light.  I only slightly blend the edge of the last color placed.  Then add the shadow. 

If you miss one of the combo's you can find it on the side of the blog labeled "Color of The Day".  Please realize that your computer screen and printer can change the way you see it or how the colors print, but if you try it yourself you will get some fun combos...promise!

Also, feel free to pin them.  I ask that you do not sell them printed out, do not place them on your personal blog but rather link to mine.  These are for personal use only.   Leave me some love if you want to see more!

Thank you to all my followers and fans from all over the world.

Jenn Dove

Monday, July 20, 2015

With Friends...

I am blessed to be a guest over on the House-Mouse® Challenge Blog.  Here is what I created for the current new challenge.   Join in on the fun in creating #199 "House-Mouse® and Friends" challenge.  All you have to do is color a house-mouse image that includes friends.  How about sharing a lollipop with friends...YAH, I THINK NOT...i don't want to share my lick...even if you're cute!  Enjoy joining the fun HERE.

Stamp by Stampendous

BG72 BG75 BG78
R81 R83 R85
C1 C3 C5
Y11 Y15
E41 E42 E43 E44
E50 E51 E93
E31 E35 E57