Sunday, September 30, 2012

Be Creative Class - November

Thought you might want to see what is coming to The Craft Retreat in November.  Be sure and get signed up for the friday or the saturday class on November 16th or 17th 230-530.  This is going to be so fun creating this festive framable layout and matching card.  You will learn how to make fun hand made flowers and then have more fun clustering all the holiday elements.  There is no coloring in this class...just being creative!!  I can't wait to see you.  Supplies and info is under the Class Schedule tab.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A Little Bit Hippy

I am from a town of parents were hippies...guess I am hippy at heart.  This image from Make It crafty was so me!  I even threw my favorite quote in the card...snicker....

You can get your image by visiting the store and see all the other free spirited images she has available too.

I used my Copics to color this image.  Hair- YR31 E23 E57, Dress- B21 B24 B29 Y15 Y38, Boots- E35 E57 E79, Skin-E50 E51 E93 E11 BV20

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Little Bit Spooky!

Deep Ocean Blog has wonderful challenges every few weeks and I was blessed with a request to be a guest.  So here is a little spooky fun for the challenge "More Than Two Colours".  As I am a fan of my copics this was not much of a challenge but rather a treat!  Be sure and join in, or at least check out the amazing talent on this blog!!  I highly recommend!!!!  Read below for more information on image and colors.

Saturated Canary makes my heart all warm and fuzzy!  Here is a oh-so-cute little Zombie that I enjoyed coloring.  Just in time for the spooky month of October.  Although she will sit on my shelf year round, cause I  LOVE her THAT much!  I just went and saw that Saturated Canary is having a challenge on their blog (how convenient for me).  The Challenge is "B's", at least two things that start with "B"...hows this...Bats, Black, Bow....and....Been Dead :)  I think that covers it!  

Colors used are...get ready.....
Copics:  BV20 23 25 29 skin, 100 C1 3 5 7 BV29 hair/shoes, V12 15 17 BV08 shoes/skirt, Y19 YR24 E08 dress/heart, YG03 63 67 eyes, E55 57 79 Kitty

Today was an amazing day to color...I needed that!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Fun Coloring Contest

If you are in the mood to color, hop over to Copic's facebook page and grab the image and color.  It was fun...time consuming, but fun.  A whole heck of a lot of copics were used..and its late so I am not gonna name them all...or any for that matter (being a brat tonight aren't I?).  Here is mine all colored up...I even added a raven...yah I know, over achiever!!  Thanks for lookin!

Jenn Dove

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I have been Playing

Okay, playing and kind of goes hand in hand in this job.  I have some amazing stuff to show, but alas it will have to wait until the challenges and releases go live.  I can barely stand it.  But in the mean time I thought i would join Crafters Companion Challenge Blog with my favorite froggy friend.

This is a very VERY favorite stamp of mine.  And it is now available for the public to get their hands on, yes it is NEW!!!  Go HERE and pick up this fun EZMount rubber stamp from Crafters Companion!

I used some of Crafters Companions paper crafting elements - pack of elegant gems and some Creative Impressions Dot edge ribbon that coordinated with what I had going on.

Copics used YG03 25 63 67, BV31 34, V28, B41 45, T3 5, E31 35 57 79

Hang In There

I have gone through my blog posts and noticed I still have quite a few in draft form.  Here is one for a little bit of bright inspiration.  This image is from doodledragon studios.  

Saturday, September 15, 2012

New article - Metal Mania

I have a new article published in the latest Paper and Pixels online magazine.  You don't want to miss out on all the great articles this month.  If you want your own copy follow this link HERE.

Be Creative @ The Craft Retreat

There are a few spots left at The Craft Retreats "Be Creative" Class next weekend.  In this class you will be making a Jacobs Ladder mini album from scratch.  Its a lot of work but the end result will be ooooh's and aaah's when you break it into action.  If you can part with it when you are done, this will make an extremely special gift for someone at Christmas time.  I will be using Penny Black's 12 days of Christmas stamp set.  Call the store for more information.  The number is in the class tab above.

Scrappies Copic Retreat Postponed...

With the Holidays being so crazy we have decided to postpone the Florida retreat hosted by Scrappies.  I will post the new tentative date soon.  Now to get ready for the fun filled Arizona Retreat.  Spots are filling fast.  Be sure to email me if you are interested in a seat.  Feel free to join us no matter what Alcohol based marker you use!  See you there!

Jennifer Dove

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Coming Soon...Copic Color Guide Level 3- People

I have been published and I am so thrilled.  For me this is the highest honor as a Copic Color Artist.   I can't wait to get my hands on a copy.  I know it is worth the wait and you too will be wanting a copy of your own.

The newest, latest and greatest Copic Coloring Guide Level 3 - People, from Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker is available to the public soon.  Be sure and request it at your local craft store.  You can see the info HERE.  I am honored to have 3 projects accepted for this book.  Keep checking back for the peek at what I created, as well as the other amazing talented color artists.  Like last time, there will be a fun hop where you have the opportunity to win a signed copy of this book.  You don't want to miss out on this!!

Cutsie Christmas Cards at Scraps Of Love

I am back at Scraps Of Love (former Crop Girls) with this cutsie Christmas card class.  All these images are from Stampendous!  Didn't they do a great job introducing these images?  This class is October 27th from 3-6pm.  Space is limited.  I cant wait to see you there.

3 cards will be done in class with a 4th bonus card option to take home and create.  Call the store to sign up and get your supply list.  You can get the phone number from the Classes tab above.

Holiday Frenzy

Yes, we are all starting to get in a frenzy about the holidays and we still have moths to go.  Maybe this class will take care of a little of that.  the craft retreat is holding a class September 28 or you can attend the one on the 29th.  We will make 3 cards with an optional bonus card to take home and play with.  here are the 4, birthday, halloween and thanksgiving.  bring your favorite coloring medium.  I will bring my airbrush machine for you to play with on the halloween card.  Copics I used in the class are:  YR23 YG25 YG63 YG67 R35 R46 R59 R85 blender pen, solution/rags ****Bonus Card colors - R27, R46, R59, Y15, Y19, E31, E35, E57, E43, E44, E47, E50, E51 E93, BG01, BG07, BV20, Blender solution and rags.  Get signed up now while there is still room.

Dont forget if you are thinking about attending the retreat to email me.  Details are above in the Retreat tab.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Some Exciting stuff Going On!

But of course I can't share it yet...tease tease tease!  I did just post the info about the Copic Retreat in Arizona.  And my last post was about another surprise.  You can see the details of the retreat by clicking on the tab above.  Space is limited and it fills up quickly.

Here is a card I did using Sweety from Crafters Companion.  It is the BONUS card for my upcoming class at The Craft Retreat call Holiday Frenzy.  There are a few more spots left.  Bring any coloring medium you like (although I color with Copics).  I will post the other cards soon...gotta save something to post tomorrow.

I am entering this into the Crafters Companion challenge as well...fits nicely in with the stripes or dots criteria.

R27, R46, R59, E43, E44, E47, E50 E51 E93 E31 E35 E57, Y15 Y19 BG01 BG07 BV20

Go Get INKY!!!

Arizona Copic Retreat is Official!!!

Event: “Copic Build-A-Book  – Arizona Retreat 2012!”

Date: Friday, November 2nd  4pm – Sunday 4th, 10pm

Location:  Marriott Fairfield & Courtyard Chandler, Arizona

The cost of the retreat, excluding hotel and 2 dinners, is $329.00 (first 45 day registration); $379.00 after the first 45 days.  For this price, you receive:

·         18 plus hours of organized classes filled with the latest Copic techniques

·         Your very own 40 page workbook plus work sheets to color (completed by you) and placed into your technique book

·         Evening coloring crop times with teachers assistance as well as bonus projects to add to your book

·         2 lunches, 2 breakfasts, 1 dinner

·        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, full weekend of wonderful people with whom to share your coloring passion!  The retreat room will open at 1:00 pm on Nov. 2nd, with the Meet and Greet starting at 4:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6 pm, followed by Copic Introduction class, and evening crop open until 11pm. Saturday the 3rd will be action-packed with technique classes, challenges, games, and breakfast and lunch included, (dinner will be on your own). The evening optional coloring crop will be open until 11pm with instructors present.  Sunday the 4th, after breakfast, we’ll have another full day of classes and techniques, prizes and fun. We will break for lunch (provided) and dinner (on your own).  After dinner we will have a class and then start the evening crop, and farewells until 10pm (with instructors).   The evening crops are optional, but available for whoever would like to color, relax and catch up on worksheets and get personal assistance.  Participation in all classes is optional, so you can head out, at any time, to enjoy some local attractions.  The Artistic Rubber Stamp Event will be happening this same weekend in Mesa on Saturday and Sunday during the retreat times, if you are looking forward to going, and wanted to shop we might work in a break during the day to allow this as a option.  Those who stay at retreat will do Copic Bonus classes during this time, (I will include in the Copic application a survey on this matter).

What you will learn during these classes:

·         Copic Basics - differences in papers and stamp pads (what works and doesn't).  We will test multiple papers and inks and see how they react with Copics.  
·         Playing with Various Copic refills for backgrounds
·         Over 5 blending and coloring techniques
·         Light source and shading
·         Hair, Eyes and Skin
·         Monochromatic
·         Fur and Feather
·         Wood and Metal
·         Sky and Water
·         Snow and Transparent (e.g. glass)
·         Blue Jeans, Pleats and Folds
·         Leaves and Grass
·         Pottery
·         Bonus Classes:  Water coloring with Copics, using Glossy Cardstock, and playing with Airbrushing and more.

**Copic Refill Stations will be available on site as well as possibly one of our sponsors, Talkabout Impressions with their rubber stamp line.  Many Sponsors donate for this event and you just could win big prizes.

Your hotel room and travel expenses are separate as well as 2 dinners. We have a wonderful deal with the newly built Marriott Fairfield ($89.00 per night plus tax, single or double occupancy) and Courtyard of Marriott ($99.00 per night plus tax, single or double occupancy).  Marriott has a bistro, full bar, 24 hour Starbucks, Wii Fi, pool, exercise room and more for your convenience.   If you live locally, you are not required to stay at the hotel. If you want a roommate, please note it in the application that will be sent to you. We will help match up attendees. You must mention Copic Build-A-Book Retreat when you call to make your reservations or use the link provided in the application mailed to you to book online. If your spouse would like to join us for one or more meals, let us know as soon as possible, and we’ll find out the cost for that.

This FULL weekend retreat is available for up to 30 attendees and we’ll have a waiting list in case of cancellations. Spots fill quickly.  So reserve your spot by:

(1) Emailing me at to let me know you PLAN to attend. If you do not receive a response within 24 hours, then please email again to sometimes emails get lost! I’ll then send you an application form to complete. 
(2) Sending a $100 deposit.   I will provide a mailing address after you let me know you plan to attend. If you prefer, we also accept Paypal payments for the retreat payment.  The deposit will reserve your place at the retreat.

**The deadline for making your deposit is October 22st, 2012 (for the discounted rate).  The complete balance will be due by October 31st, 2012.  Hotel Reservations will be booked separately, directly to the Marriott.

I can’t wait to see you in Sunny Arizona!

Jennifer Dove
Copic Certified Standard/Intermediate Designer
Author of Copic Techniques Build-A-Book

I Am Soooo Excited....

Exciting News... Here's a sneak peek at something I've been involved in!  Can you guess what it is? 

More info coming soon!!!
You can go HERE is you need a hint