Saturday, August 31, 2013

It Was all History!

History Lesson

I have to give you a little history on this.  A few year or so back, I came across this blog that had challenges. I had just started getting serious about coloring.  This blog gave you tutorials from different color artists, and little challenges to encourage inspiration and creativity.  The DT members were OUT OF THIS WORLD.  I looked forward to every challenge in hopes I was good enough to win an images so that I could play with the next challenge.  With constant daily practice,  I have now been deemed good enough to be on this Coloring Design Team.  I feel like I have been crowned queen.  I want to encourage my peeps to go take a look at the links below so that you can be a part of this group. The owner Zoe is an amazing, kind, inspirational, talented, beautiful person, and if we didn't live across the waters from each other we would be causing lots of trouble together.

Welcome to "Make It Colourful" Challenge #1
(rebirth of the challenge site)
It is with much excitement that I welcome you to join the "Make it Colourful" challenge blog kickoff.  They are starting up again and i hope you will be able to join in on the fun every month and grow and expand your skills as you are challenged to pick up your coloring medium and try something new.  Do not be afraid..its just paper and ink!

Each month we’ll challenge you to TWO challenges. An easy challenge to wet your appetite and then a hard challenge to get you to explore new ideas and grow more confident.
I skipped the easy challenge "Orange and Black" (although I was trying to figure out how to combine them) and went straight for the hard challenge because I had never tried to create something like this I was a little trembling in my boots.  For reals!  The hard challenge was "Spooky Background" or "Smokey background"  

Using two of the MakeItCrafty images, the Spooky Graveyard 
and the Mini Gothilia "ghost" I created this scene.  

When I was contemplating my approach to the challenge I found Mini Gothilia image in the store. She wasn't a ghost but I needed to make her a ghost...that meant VERY light lines, and removing her feet....mwahahaha!  But I could not have light lines on the background as it would make it very difficult to color (and time consuming)...soooooo....I took the "ghost" into photoshop (PSE) and lightened the lines, then I placed it (in photoshop) on top of the other image.  Then printed it...I am not a photoshop expert, but I can tell you that .PNG files are your friends if you want to make images one on top of the other without additional work.   Here is the end result of my Spooky Background. 
Copics Used:
T1 T3 T5 T7 T9
BG0000 BG000 B00 BG10 BV20


Want a little more detail?  The for-ground of the image was masked off and the back ground was airbrushed.  I made a stencil and added dark smoke wisps...and my blended to remove some background and colored it in with the BG10.  the gravestones were colored and i left white so i could add some "spooky glow" to them in the form of BG10.  Miss Ghost was colored normally as well with very light colors...leaving white for highlights.  I hope you don't have nightmares from this post :)


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**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Friday, August 30, 2013

Color of the Day 27


**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Let It Snow

No, really...for reals....Let it snow!  Remember I live in Arizona....just one flake will do.  Oh wait Arizona already got one "flake" when I moved here!  Enjoy the card!

Copics Used:
B91 B93 B95 B97 B99
C1 C3 C5 C7 C9


Let It Snow
A2 tent fold

Color image, ink edges.  Layer onto light and dark blue card stock mat.  add white brads in 4 corners.  emboss light blue card stock using sweater square stamp and fine detail white embossing powder.  place image onto embossed paper using foam pop up tape.  layer onto light blue and dark blue card stock and wrap with ribbon.  add to light blue card base.


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**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

LIke a Kid Again

When was the last time you raked up leaves just to throw them all over the yard again.   We hit  certain age where we want every chore to count because we don't want to redo it.  Sometimes we just need to live a little and not be so logical.  go ahead...rake those leave...jump in and then rake them again!  I dare yah.   If you can't make yourself be wild and crazy with no rhyme or reason....at least come play at my class in September.  You can bring me some leaves...I will jump and play in them.  
Get your stamps preordered from the store...or if you are not local, go to stampendous.com and pick them up.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

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**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Don't be CHEESY!


Come over to Scraps Of Love to see this cute little gift box.  This is the Bonus image for the class in september.  You are going to want him! 

Colors used Y23 Y26 Y28 cheese, YR04 YR09 Pumpkin, E50 E51 E93 skin, C1 C3 C5 C7 fur

Monday, August 26, 2013

Falling for You

"Falling for you", get it?  Ha ha...I just love this little guy!
Here is a closeup of one of the delightful images by Stampendous!  This mouse from House-Mouse Designs® will just warm your heart.  This is one of the 3 cards we will color and create at Scrap Of Love on September 27th.  Details are under class schedule for signing up.  If you can not make the class to play but want this sweet guy you can find it in cling or wood  at Stampendous.com

Copic Colors

Mousie Fur - E33 E35 E57
Mousie Skin - E50 E51 E93 cheeks
Leaf - YG03 YG17 YG67 R56 YR04 YR09

Just Relaxing

DecoArt were very generous to allow the Stampendous!® DT to play with some of their products.  I have some AMAZING creations with these products, but you will have to wait until October Catty release.  In the mean time I am still playing with DecoArt products and images I have colored up and are just sitting around.  


This image is by Jade Dragonne at Deviant Art.  I colored her up using my most common skin tones E50 E51 E93 and BV20 (if I remember correctly).  I actually used this image on a Color of the Day.  The link is below.  I spread some of DecoArts Dimensional Effects using a palette knife and sprinkled it with Stampendous! Crystal micro glitter.  After it dried I used my airbrush to bring back color to the white paste.  I am happy with the results.  I LOVE the dimensional effects and crystal glitter together, i will be trying this again in the near future.


Color of the day 3 HERE

To Gnome Me...

...is to LOVE me.  Isn't that how the quote goes?  That's is what I thought!  I had fun using the MakeItCrafty colors to color  Gnomey Drew.  I believe he is even used for one of the Color of the Day tags.


  Have you been over to the Make It Crafty blog?  If not then you must check out all the inspiration.  The link is below. 

Mustard Y23 T26 Y28
Teal BG70 BG72 BG75 BG78
Red R24 R46 R59
Skin E50 E51 E11 E25
Boots E41 E42 E43 E44 E49 T1 T3 T5 T7 T9


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**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Little Sweeties!



Copic Colors Used:
W1 W3 W5 W7 Mouse
E15 E53 YR23 YR24 mouse
E00 E01 E04 R02 Skin
Y15 Y18 Y19 Candy BV20 shadow 
YR04 YR68 E99 candy
C1 C3 C5 C7 candy
E40 E42 E43 E44 ground



Stampendous!®
House-Mouse Designs ® Candy Corn Treats
A2 side fold

Color image and cut down.  Ink edges.  Place on a brown mat.  Layer a white, yellow and orange piece of card stock.  Ink edges.  Wrap with ribbon.  Place on brown card base.  Using pop up foam tape adhere image.  Simple right?



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**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Reindeer Games

Nothing in better then hangin with a friend (who will haul you around).  I enjoyed this image so much. I think I am missing the Alaska snow (that is what happens when you aren't around snow much anymore being in Arizona)  This is one of the new Stampendous! House-Mouse Designs® stamps that can now be purchased.


I imaged this image to be miss Amanda hanging out with Monica.  I added Chunky White embossing  embossing enamel over the image to create the snow effect. (dont forget...sprinkle enamel and heat from underneath)


Colors used:
Amanda- E31 E35 E37
Monica - T2 T3 T5 T7
Skin - E50 E51 E04 (cheeks E93) BV20 shadow
R24 R46 Berries
E42 E44 E47 E49 nut/branches
B45 sky (with alcohol brush)



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**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Friday, August 23, 2013

Color of the Day 20



**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Card Class Close Up 4

What?!?!  No card?  You got it...this bonus project is perfect for a little peppermint and cocoa pouch gift.  Take this one home to create for that special one on your list.  See you in class and learn all about it.

YG03 YG63 YG67, R24 R46 R59, E34 E35 E57 E79, C3 C1, BG45 BG49

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Color of the Day 19




**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Card Class Close Up 3

No Christmas can be without a moose.  This image is also great for year round.  Come play at The Craft Retreat and walk away with this special card.  See you there!


Copics:  C1 C3 C5 C7, E34 E35 E57 E79, R46, YR23, YG17

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Color of the Day 18


**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Card Class Close Up 2

How can you resist this cutie pie.  He is hoping you have a sweet one!  Come color him up in class at The Craft Retreat in September.  Details under class schedule.

R24 R46 R59, C1 C3 C5 C7, YG67, YR23

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Stampendous! is Set for Fall! - Class

Are you ready for fall yet?  I know I am.  Summers are quite a killer in Arizona.  Here is the next class for Scraps of Love.   This class is a friday, September 27th at 1030am.   I know the class is over half way sold out, so get yourself signed up.  Here are the images you will get to enjoy.  Stampendous! is coming out with more amazing, fun stuff every moment I turn around. 
All the info is under Class Schedule tab above!

Color of the Day 17


**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Card Class Close Up 1


Have you ever had a cat that just gets all tangled in the tinsel...drags it through the house, eats it...yah you know what cat I am talking about.  Well this cat got all crazy with the wrapping twine.  I love this Whipper Snapper kitty cat, and I know it will make the person receiving it giggle too.  Come join in on the fun at The Craft Retreat in September.


C1 C3 C5 C7, YG03 YG17 YG67, R25 R46 R59, YR23

Details under Class Schedule tab above.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Christmas in September - Class


I hope you can make it to The Craft Retreat for this fun Christmas Card class.  We will be coloring cards worthy of giving away around Christmas or keeping all to yourself.  The bonus will be this cute little cocoa box that you can add your own cocoa and peppermint to for a nice little gift.  Class seating is limited so get signed up as soon as possible.   See you in class!!  


To sign up or get class information click on the Class Schedule tab or HERE.

In Print! On Front!

I am so excited to discover I have a card in a "just published" magazine!  CardMaker  just released Creative Color.  I can not wait to get my hands on it!  Be sure and get your copy and see how I made this cute card using Copic markers.  September 3rd is the actual release date.  You are just getting a fun "heads-up!"




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**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Color of the Day 15


**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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...and thank you for the LOVE!

Jennifer Dove

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Color of the Day14



**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Friday, August 16, 2013

Color of the Day 13

**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Color of the Day 12

**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Color of the Day 11


**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Color of the Day 10

**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove

Monday, August 12, 2013

Color of the Day 9


**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.  With the cheeks I like to do tip to tip and color in from the outer edge.

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.

Jennifer Dove