Thursday, February 27, 2014

Color of the Day 170

Sorry I have been missing in action and thank you to all those that have been checking on me.  I have been a bit sick and stuck in bed for over two weeks.  I have been unable to color and its hard to get on to the computer as it gives me a migraine.  So COD tags are a little sparse.  Hang in there as I try to get better and keep an eye out for a tag every now and then in my well moments.  I thought this image by Aurora Wings was perfect with the title "forlorn corn" as I am feeling sorry for myself not being able to color.  :)  Make sure you all keep coloring in my absence as it makes me feel a little better knowing you are all keeping at it!

Jenn Dove

***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

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mix It Up


HMV06 Mix It Up - Stampendous


Copics:  E31 35 57 E50 51 11 93, R81 83 85, E41 42 43 44, C1 3 Bv20

Color Image.  Distress edges.  Layer onto pink, brown and another pink image mat.  Pop up onto pattern paper an layer onto pink mat.  Wrap with ribbon.  add spoon embellishment.  place on brown card base.


Friday, February 7, 2014

All Dressed Up RELEASE

It is launch time at All Dressed Up, and we have four fantastic images for you for this months launch.  I am thrilled to share with you the new release!

Don't you just love the new release?  If you would like to purchase any of them you must head over to the shop HERE

Here is what I have created with the release.



I used Copics (of course) to color her up.
Hair - E35 E25 E29
Skin - E50 E51 E11 BV20
Teal - 
Red - 
.003 multiliner for the mesh stockings



Don't forget our current** challenge theme is "love is in the air"...these images would be perfect for the challenge theme, plus you get a chance of winning 3 images of your choice !
Also don't forget to stop by our Facebook Group to share your All Dressed Up creations & chat to fellow crafters.
Also keep an eye out for more inspiration from the rest of The Dressy Girls throughout the month. 

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Love Is In The Air - MIC Release

Love is in the air at Make it Crafty and not just because Make It Crafty has new images but because we have a new illustrator too!

Victoria has such a cute style and her images are perfect for colouring enthusiasts of all levels. The style is simple enough for beginners to practise blending yet offer flexibility for the more adventurous colourer to add detail to clothing and hair.

Her is ONE of the projects I have created for you...and scroll down to see the other one I have created for this hop...


We hope you love this new collection as much as we do and to help celebrate we thought we would have a fun blog hop to showcase the new release.

If you're already floating on the MiC Love Balloon, you should have arrived from SADIA'S Blog, though if you're just joining us and want to join the fun, pop on over to Zoe's Blog Here

PRIZES
It wouldn't be a Make it Crafty blog hop without prizes so we've got hidden prizes along the way randomly drawn from the comments section.  Random winner will be announced on the MIC Store blog on Monday February 10th.

DISCOUNTS
PLUS, between now and Sunday 9th, you can order the collection at a discount of 30%, normally discounted at 15%. You don't need any codes! It's automatically reduced in store.

Here is my second card...

To continue floating on the MiC Love Balloon, head on over to ANDREA's Blog, but before you go, don't forget to leave a comment as I may have one of the lucky hidden prizes!

Thank you so much for joining the fun at MiC and we all hope that you love this new collection of images as much as we do.

In case you get lost, here's where the Love Balloon flies to:

Zoe
Melissa
Barbara
Erin
Janice
Faye
Nicoletta
Sadia
Jennifer
Andrea
Dorinda
Amy
Delphine
Stephanie
Marika
MiC Blog

Color of the Day 169


***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

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Whimsical Hydrangea Sprite

I colored this one up for a little challenge going on over at Aurora Wings FB group.  I thought it would be a quick one...LOL.  I wanted to add it here so you could see it too.  Now back to WORK!

MINI Tutorial just added below...



Image By Aurora Wings - Whimsical Hydrangea Sprite

Copics:
YG25 YG17 YG67
BV20 BV23 BV25 BV29
B000 B32 B34 YG01
E50 E51 E21 E11

Color of the Day 168


***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, February 3, 2014

Oh Hoppy Horse...How I missed You!

I have been so crazy busy.  You do not even want to see my daily lists!  I snuck in some me time (and that always involves my markers).  Here is a card I made using Sally from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  I just had to have her...now I want a hoppy horse again too!! (You secretly want one too, don't you?)



I so adore these images and always look forward to the new ones.  Most of you know I use creative color placement to add my own style nose and eyes...I hope you LURVE her as much as I do!!

Copics
Skin - E50 E51 E21 E11
Hoppy - R02 R05 R08
Teal - BG70 BG72 (tough blend)
Hair - E50 YR31 YR24 E35 E57


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Aged to Perfection - MIC Challenge

Our sixth challenge, the second for the year has just been posted at Make It Colourful and we’d love to see your wonderful work of art!
A big wow to those who took on the last challenge! Just a little more you’ll see, you’re the artist you thought you could never be. Never think it’s not perfect or don’t think it’s not good enough. Remember how art is self expression, just be yourself and show us what you got and you might just be this year’s lucky winner for February! 

The Challenge

We challenge you to TWO challenges at the start of each month. The easy challenge to tickle the artist in you and the hard challenge to bring out the artist in you and help you learn and explore new colouring ideas.
Want Feedback?
We are no experts in this field that this has been a challenge for us too. We are here to give you the encouragement to help you move along and to give you feedback and advice about your project to help you improve – pop over to the Make it Crafty private FB group and post your project there where we can actively interact with you. Just make sure to let us know ‘what’ you would like advice on or you may not receive the help you are after. :)
Easy Challenge - Practise colouring with Browns 
 Get those “browns” out and practise colouring hair, clothing and trees with brown! You only need to have part of your image coloured with brown to enter the easy challenge.
Hard Challenge -  Colour whole image with Browns (monochrome)
 For the hard challenge I want you to try and recreate an old looking photo using sepia tones. You can not add any colour to the image, including no skin colours. 
Ideally when practising this technique you will use just one set of colours across the whole image.
Here is my example for the challenge...
I used one of the new released "classy gals" for this challenge and colored her up in my own sepia combo.  If you look below you can see the picture I was using for reference.  I went a little too orange but had already committed.  I still like how it turned out but will try to make it a bit lighter next time.  I hope you can join in on the fun challenge and practice on your coloring skills.  At least try monochromatic.  You can find the challenge HERE.


Copics:
Skin E30 E31 E23 E24 E27
YR20 YR21 YR23 YR24 YR27 E49
E37 E99 E39