Saturday, May 28, 2011

In My Fairy Good Mood

I found this wonderful stamp at The Craft Retreat and HAD to have it.  I had a great time coloring it and thought I would share her with you.  Yup...In a fairy good mood.

V20 R20 RV34 R85 E09 YR14 E08 R89 E23 E35 E11 E50 E51 YG67 G21 YG63 YG23

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Green with Envy

Okay its Challenge time over of DustinPikes blog.  Its a color theme and as I was out of it, I had to cheat a bit...take an image, color it up, and put it on a card that was already made...that is what happens when one is not up to par.  :)  I am getting better by the day and wish my equilibrium would return so I can play.  Ears are not something to mess with...and you say "what did you say", "I can't hear you"..ha ha

It has given me time to crunch numbers for my upcoming retreat.  Just waiting to sign papers for the Marriott in Chandler and then its finalized and the emails with info on the Copic Retreat will be flooding out.  I have had a tremendous response with people wanting information.  This is going to be amazing!!  If you have emailed me for more information to you will get the information 24 hours in advance before it goes public as space is limited.  See you at the retreat!

Now back to shades of green.  I colored Dustin's little opossum.  I used W1 W3 W5 W7 and YG63 YG67 YG01 and E42 E31 E35 E57

Don't forget you get Pike's Points just for entering.  You can get your images to color for free on his blog or buy something nifty from his website HERE

Friday, May 20, 2011

Fairies and more Fairies

I am totally in a fairy mode lately.  This is only the beginning.  I purchased a handful of stamps from Sweet Pea Stamps and I am just waiting to get well enough to color them.  But I did have one sitting here waiting to be posted.  You are going to love these images.   What I love most is the eyes.  i love images that have eyes to color.  I think they bring so much life into the project.  The artist is Ching-chou Kuik and I love her work.  Be sure and check them out.

Copics used:  YG67 YG63 YG03 YG11 BV13 BV01 BV0000 BV04 BV11 R05 YR61 Y23 E50 E51 E11 E31 E33 E57  Click on image for close up look.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Going Dotty...or going batty

I have been in bed for 2 days now with an ear infection.  I am so out of sorts I can't even color.  It is that bad....I don't sit still well either.  I just might lose my mind.  So I thought I would share some images I have been coloring but haven't found the time to make into cards.

I am entering this into Make It Colourful Challenge Blog for Dotty Backgrounds.  I used this adorable Mo Manning image.  I had a blast coloring it.

B93 B97 B99 E31 E33 E57 R59 R35 RV21 RV13 RV000 E50 E51 E11 R20 C1 C3 C7

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

My Heart Belongs to Daddy

Last weeks challenge at Dustin's Blog was to create something using Dudley and his Power Wheel.  This image is free on his blog.  You can look through his blog for bunches of free images HERE.

My Truck is Yellow in real life (because yellow makes me happy), so I chose to put Dudley on a yellow truck.

I used my Grab Copic Colors (first choice colors) to color this image

YG67 YG63 YG03 E31 E33 E35 E57 Y15 Y38 C1 C3 C5 C7 C9

I also used Creative Impressions wonderful Biggie Brads, Web Ribbon and Dot n Edge ribbon.  You can get your own ribbon HERE.

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Little Summertime

And the ants are out here in Sunny Arizona.  I love this image...something about coloring a watermelon that make me feel summer.  I love Dustin's little ants too...he has a whole handful of them in the new May membership images.  Be sure and get May membership HERE.

Colors used:  R59 R46 R35 YG67 YG63 YG03 E57 E35 E31 100 C9 C3 I blended the background and then went back over it with blending solution and a rag to great the cool textured effect.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Build-A-Book Sneak Peek - Class 5

Are you ready for class 5?   This class will cover transparent images, water, snow and metal.  Here are a few of the images we will get to play with.  This class will also be included in the Copic Retreat in October.

See you soon!

Jennifer Dove

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Copic Build-A-Book Technique Retreat

Copic Build-A-Book Retreat
Dates:  Oct 21-23
Location:  Phoenix, AZ

Yes, Its finely here!  Save the dates October 21, 22 and 23rd in Phoenix, Arizona.  This sought after book class, taught by Jennifer Dove, combined into one full weekend.  Everything you wanted to know about Copics, from blending, choosing the best paper and ink, Copic information and techniques.  Learn how to color with your Copics using these techniques ranging from monochromatic, fur and feather, metal, pottery, grass and leaves, snow, transparent objects, skin, eyes and hair, water, blue jeans, pleats and folds, light source, wood grain, clouds and more.  Beginners and advanced welcome.  By the time you are done with the retreat you will have what it takes to be confident in your own coloring and creating.   In the end you will have your very own 40 page Copic technique book with all your samples for reference.

Depending on the interest will determine the location here in Phoenix.  Class space is limited.  Please let me know if you are interested in receiving more information.  You can email me at  More details will be coming soon.

I look forward to being creative with you!

Jennifer Dove - DoveArt Studios
Copic Intermediate Certified Designer
Author - My Copic Technique Book (not available except through my classes)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Play Time Over

And now its back to work....but this image by was sooooo fab I couldn't stop until I was done.  So this is it!  Now I get to go back to working on classes.....well, I do have one more to post...but it will have to wait...suspense is a good thing.

Click on the image if you wanna see close up.

BV01 V20 V05 V06 V25 RV66 R59 RV63 YG67 YG63 YG23 YG03 YG11 BG49 BG15

Monday, May 2, 2011

Simply Elegant

Another moment to play.  And I even have a few more in progress..they are yummy too.  I colored in the clouds and actually colored the shadows upside, not me, i wasn't upside down....the cloud shadows are all wrong, but I wasn't about to stop...just went with the flow.  I love how it turned out...but next time I might have to color upside down (yes me) to do it correctly :)

I submitted this to Copic Creations (clouds)

Time To Play

I finally had time to play.  It seems like the classes have been keeping me very busy and when I get to color its for work (not that it's not fun).  Here is a card I made using a blog-iversary image from  I love this rooster!  You can still get the 200 plus images for 20.00 if you go HERE.  Oh, BTW...I know the spelling is wrong...and had already taken the the YOUR is staying...must not have gotten all my sleep the night I printed that out :)

R59 E09 E08 E35 E31 YR68 Y38 Y15 R59 R35 - Rooster