Friday, October 30, 2015

Must Haves...

I have heard lots of you saying "we want to color flowers".  Well someone was listening.  Copic now has a few NEW Coloring Foundations tutorial books for those wanting to learn new things and fun techniques.

I got to play with them today and wanted to share a little about them for those curious as to what is inside the sealed package.  You will find two Coloring Foundations books, "Coloring Flowers" and "Coloring Faces and Hair".  Both books come with line art tutorial images to color and a beautifully printed bound book.  Inside the books you will be inspired with step by step instructions and colored images.  The author Marianne Walker also shares tips and tricks that you can incorporate in all your coloring.

I thought I would see how easy it was to follow a tutorial.  I followed it exactly as they had it written. The hardest thing was to not grab others colors as I am not a pink person, but once I got past that, the image turned out amazing and I couldn't stop at just one image.  The book not only explains the color combos but a bunch of different techniques used in each image.

For those that are stuck in a rut, want to pick up on fun techniques that are new to you, or just maybe not used as often these are the books to grab!

You can find them through

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Just Plain Scary!

So my buddy Zoe with Make It Crafty always challenges us to think outside the box.  This is an extraordinary challenge with her followers.  She gave anyone who wanted to play one of her cute digital stamps "Penny in Love" shown below and challenged us to turn her into a Zombie.  OH YAH!  This is what I came up with.  RUN and HIDE if this isn't your "thing"!

We call this "Creative Color Placement" as no lines have been altered.  in this case it is EXTREME Creative Color Placement.

Zombie Skin W0 E81 YG61 E84 E87 W5
W0 - W7
Hair BV20-29 YG11
Shirt C1 - 9
Multiliner .05

More fun Zombie coloring on MakeitCrafty FaceBook page

Friday, October 16, 2015

DoveArt Studios NEW Release Hop

It's time for our latest RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.

Here is what I created using Water Mill.  I fell in love with this stamp!  I would love to stumble across this landscape one of these days and just sit in the peaceful silence that surrounds it.

In this release you will find a selection of vintage, nautical and nature.  We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will love them too!!!

Want a chance to win one of these new stamps?  Get ready
to HOP!

Each of our Design Team members (and Sue our special guest designer) will be sharing their
inspiration with gorgeous projects
that feature every one of these new stamps!

I hope you enjoyed this hop and seeing all the inspiration along the way.  We appreciate your love for the DoveArt Studios line and hope you continue to enjoy them for all times.

You can find all the stamps at CCDesigns

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit
each design team member's blog (Blog roll below). 

2.  Leave a
comment on each blog.

3. When you reach the end of
the hop, you will be at DoveArt Studios blog.  There you will leave
the name, or names of your favorite stamps in the release.  Come back on Sunday morning to DoveArt Studios blog to see if you won a stamp or two from CCDesigns.

We hope you enjoy!!  Get ready to be inspired!!

Jennifer Dove - you are here

DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Take Care

Ok, this was as project.  It might not look like it.  It took me days to draw the zipper.  Then I put it into photoshop and added a fun portrait digital stamp from Make It Crafty behind the zipper.  Then the indecisiveness of what colors to use making it an all day coloring project.  In the end I am totally thrilled with the outcome.

The inspiration for this was the newest challenge from  The challenge is "Bright Colours".   I am on the Design team and we were to come up with some inspiration for the challenge.  I hope you are inspired and come join in on the fun.

Copic Colors:
(oodles and oodles)
E50 E51 E53 BV20 skin
Y13 Y15 Y19 YR04 R05 R24 R46 RV19 V06 V17 V09 BV08 hair
N0 - 10 BV01 BV02 BV00 BV06 BV08 eyes
R21 R14 R46 lips

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Winter Warmth

I thought I would challenge myself to try something new.  Blending Copics into a white area. Leaving A TON of white...its hard to do.  You must make sure the last color blended is light enough, and use the blender marker to smooth it into the white.  I like the look but its not an everyday style for me.  I thought I would share the outcome with you and you can give it a try too.

This stamp is a new release from Little Darling Rubber Stamps.  The stamp is called Winter Warmth and can be found HERE.

E50 E51 E21 E23
BV20 BV23
E50 YR21 Y26 E44
B41 B45
G40 G82
C0 C2 C4 C6 C8 C9

Thursday, October 1, 2015

On My Mind

I love Dustin Pike's illustrations.  His Buzzards are to-die-for!  This is another card for this month's class in Phoenix.  If you are not local you can pick up this stamp at your local store.  Just have them order it from CCDesignsRubberStamps or through their distributer.  I really had fun making this card.  I think it is a little bit of funny...and I like funny.  The fun banner die can be picked up at CCDesigns too.  We are going to have fun in this class!  Sorry to rub it in to all those that live afar...but you're always on my mind if that counts for anything.

E31 E34 E35
Y35 YR04 YR07 YR09 E08
YG03 YG17 YG67
W1 W3 W5 W7

On My Mind - CCDesigns