Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Friendship and Love Card Class

The next card class at The Craft Retreat has 2 spots left.  If you are looking to practice up on your Copic coloring give them a also will get 4 cards done for that special someone in your life.  Here is a look at what we will be coloring.  Colors used in this class are R81 83 85 35 46 59 E31 YG25 63 67 C1 3 5 7.  Pin Cushion image by Jennifer Dove, Dress Form by Stampendous and more...

SimplyBetty - Kitchen Cuties

Here is a soon-to-be release from Betty's.  This is Baking Betty.  You can get your own stamps HERE on friday.  I just adore her.  This is in her kitchen teens collection.

And her cupcake cutie too

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Quick Card

Here is a fun card i made using Stampendous Shirt Waists.  I stamped and embossed on tissue paper, then crinkled it up a bit.  I used my copics to distress the edges of the cork.  I had some old button cards in my stash so I used them up.  This was quick but turned out quite nice I thought.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Coloring White

There is a challenge going on over at MakeItColourful.  Go HERE if you want to see some more samples.  This is what I created for this challenge.  The challenge is "color white".  I used neutral grays for the white shadows.  The image came from MakeItCrafty.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Non-Traditional Christmas Cards - Stamp Works

Back by popular demand I am heading to the Chandler area to Stamp Works for a Copic card class.  We will be making some cards and coloring them with your markers.  Call Nic for preferred colors and reserve one of the few last spots 480 899-5958

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It Is Official - Florida Retreat Planned

The dates have been set!  The location has been planned.  The excitement is mounting.  Join me in the 2nd "Copic Build-A-Book Boot Camp" in Jacksonville, Florida on May 4th, 5th and 6th at The Enchanted Scrapbook.  Limited seating, so get your spot reserved now.  Payment plan available when booked through the store.

When done you will be the proud owner of your very own 40 page technique book full of your colored images you have created yourself. 

I hope to see you there!!

Jennifer Dove

Monday, November 14, 2011

I'm Getting a Little Sketchy!

I needed to do something for ME...yes, today it all about!  I drew, I Colored, I accomplished what I was aiming for.  These are some Chilis from my garden that had sat in the Arizona sun and dried up.

A few things I have learned.  When your dealing with a pencil sketch, start with the background first.  Secondly you CAN use any paper you have sitting on your doesn't have to be "Copic compatible".  The paper I used (thank you Marianne) is All In One printer paper.  It tuned out so cool and was so easy to blend.  This paper takes a bit of practice as it soaks up ink fast and spreads.  Also note I am not completely happy with my shadows...but I am over it and moving on.

Copics Used:  R59 R39 R46 R14 R35 R08
YR24 YR15 YR14 YR18 YR68 Y19 Y26
E08 E87 E42 E43 E44 E47 E55 E31 E81
W3 W5 BV20 BV04 BV23

Sketchy Zombie Christmas

Here is Peppermint Brooke from SimplyBetty's Sketchy Zombie Christmas. I am not a pink person AT ALL...but to prove I can I colored it all in pink I did.  This stamp is now available at Simplybettystamps.  Check her out HERE

RV66 R81 R83 R85 T1 T3 T5 T7 T9 R35 R46 R59 E31 E35

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Stampendous Jewel Technique Treasure Hop!


Prize winners have been drawn.  If your name is on this list please contact Stampendous or the blog owner you were chosen from with your mailing information so we can get you your goodies.  Thank you all for playing along with us!  If prizes are not claimed by friday of this week, new names will be drawn.

Stampendous blog: #15 Clare G.
Jenn Dove's blog: #29 littlen  (my blog)
Wendy Jordan's blog: #7 Renkata
Suzanne's blog: #22 Liz Terrazas

Welcome to the Stampendous "Fran•tage Encrusted Jewel Hop"!

 All of us on the Stampendous Design Teams are sooo excited about this new accidental creative process discovered by our own Fran Seiford, Chief Artistic Officer at Stampendous! There is a quote that says, "There are no mistakes, just opportunities for embellishment!" How true is that? Today our super-creative-with-mistakes designers are excited to show you how you can deliberately create with gorgeous sloppiness. For more info on the process of Encrusting with the Fran•tage Essentials, check out the YouTube video HERE.  I hope you just came to my blog from Trudee's hop over to Pam's Blog.  If you get lost along the way return to Stampendous Blog.  Here are a few of my creations using the Encrusted Jewel Technique

I will be teaching this technique at Stamp Works and The Craft Retreat in Arizona.  Be sure and call the stores to reserve your seat.  Go HERE to get the numbers.

As you hop from blog to blog, oohing and aahing over the Encrusted Jewel fabulousness, be sure to leave some love (and your contact email) for the designers, as well as on the Stampendous blog.  Unfortunately only US participants are applicable for prizes.  Your comments are your insurance that you have an opportunity to win one of four blog candy goody boxes of Stampendous Fran•tage Essentials for you to create your own Encrusted Jewel goodness:

 Aged Black Prize Package

Aged Silver Prize package
 Aged Gold Prize Package

 Shabby White Prize Package

You get until 8PM EST on Sunday to leave your comments on the blogs.  4 winners will be chosen randomly off the blogs and announced on Monday.  Happy Hopping for ideas!!

SimplyBetty Release - Falalala Lexi

I just realized I have NOT announced that I have been blessed to have been asked by Betty to be an official  design Team member.  This makes me warm and fuzzy.  I can't wait to show you the amazing images over the next few years or as long as she will have me.  Thank you Betty! 

Here is Falalala Lexi from SimplyBetty's Sketchy Zombie Christmas.  She was so fun to color.  This stamp is available in clear.  Check her out HERE

I drew out her stockings instead of coloring pants cause i wanted her to be a little more sexy...even Zombi's can be sexy right?

Copics:  R35 R46 R59, T1-T9, E31 E35 E57 E79, G99 YG67 YG63 YG25

Friday, November 11, 2011

Guest DT member - Image Lit by Lantern or Candlelight

I have been asked to be a guest DT member for a challenge over on Make-It Colourful.  I have entered a few times before and love their challenges as they REALLY challenge me.  This was NO exception!  This took me a few attempts to get right and I am really happy with the results.  You can get your images (of which I merged in photoshop) at Make-it-crafty HERE.

Be sure and look at the other things the DT came up with in the MIC gallery.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Batty Betty Birthday Blog Hop

It's a Birthday Hop and Betty just turned..ummmm...21.  PARTY!!  Happy Birthday Betty!!  Here is my Birthday card I whipped up for Betty.  I hope you enjoy it too...if you do, you can pick it up HERE.  You must look at her other Betty Chibi's while you're there...

You should have arrived from SUZI's Blog...hope your not lost yet...if you are you need more coffee.  Next you will Hop over to CYNDI's blog and see what she made for Betty.  Hoppy Birthday again Betty!!

Now take your batty self and fly to the next hop spot!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Card Class - Thank You

I am working on another card class for The Craft Retreat.  Class is November 26th.  We will be playing with some new colors (to the class)  YR24 YR31, BG49 BG15 BG34, as well as YG95 G99 E31 C3 R35 R46 R59.  Images used are Stampendous Thankful Leaves CRM254, Jumbo Zinnia CRS5030, and Pine Candle CRV1212

Using Glitter Ritz

Using Flower Soft

Double Pinecone background stamp by Talkabout Images

Using Stampendous Chunky White Embossing powder

Monday, November 7, 2011

You Sleigh Me

Ha ha..little play on words.  I have been coloring like crazy.  Stampendous catalog images (your going to die), Simply Betty DT releases...die again....Dustin Pike and his amazing 100 days of Christmas images keep coming in....Guest DT member (will tell you next week)....Paper and Pixel magazine much stuff...and I just can't show you ANY yet!  Tease Tease Tease!

In the mean time I whipped this up for you.  This was a giveaway when you joined SimpybettyStamps on PCP and I just loved her...and coloring her was THE BOMB!  Now to make my Zombie into a card...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Christmas Is Coming!

I have been asked if I would like to be on Betty's DT and I said DUH!  No matter how busy I am I still need to color right?  Practice makes perfect!!  Some companies just fit ones style and this is no exception!  Betty and the gang are so lovely to work with.  Every spare moment (in between class prep, household chores, giving attention to the family, feeding the zoo) I am coloring.

SimpyBetty Stamps has an awesome new line for you today!  It was so fun to color these up...I just want more!!  Here are two of the 6 images now available at SimplyBettyStamps.

Jude and The Rockers Christmas!  

Copics Abused:  R35 R46 R59,  YG25 YG63 YG67, E50 E51 E04, N0 N2 N4 N6 N8, E31 E35 E57 E79, Y26 YR24, B91, B95

Now Go Color your world!