Friday, January 29, 2016


I think I found my most-favorite image to color of all times.  Make It Crafty has some new Valentines images out and I finally got to color Bridgette.  I used my New released CCDesigns DoveArtStudios Zipper Card stamp.  Did you know I DIDN'T use any colored cardstock on this image?  Did you know I only used a digital stamp (Bridgette) and a rubber stamp (Zipper) to create the "layers"?  The rest was all hand drawn and colored to create the "hole punched" and stitched look.  Cool Huh!?!

Here is how I did the short
1.  Print your image on cardstock
2.  Stamp the Zipper on different cardstock
3.  Color image and then I sliced the image using an exacto blade...Only the arms though
4. Shade in the Zipper and cut out the upper edge
5.  Draw in the seam and stitched using a pencil...once satisfied color it giving some dimension
6.  Using the Aristo template that has circles...choose two sizes that are close in size.  Draw stitches with larger circle in black and then using a grey multiliner draw circle inside using smaller circle.
7.  Color in the circles with markers and put a gray shadow using markers on the inside "edge" blocked by the "sun" creating a shadow.  On the outside of all stitches color in a small shadow.
8.  Slip the zipper under the overlap of the image (Bridgette's arms) and glue down.
9.  color chipboard with Kirarina WiNK and adhere
10.  Cut the whole thing down to card size

Simple huh?!  Pfft...LOL.  Well give it a try anyways...its only paper and ink


R24 R46 R59
BV20 BV23
E70 E71 E77 E79
C0 C1 C2 C4 C6
B16 B18
E50 E51 E21 E31
R81 R93 R85
Multiliner Gray 0.1, Black 0.2 and 0.03

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Good Book

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

Featuring 9 NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection

We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will want them all!!!

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created:

I created this fun card using the  "Bible" from the current release.  I thought with Easter just around the corner this would be a fun stamp to have available...besides its hard to find a good Bible stamp.  So here you go!!  I have a fun tutorial on how I did the background paper coming February first so be sure and come back.  You are always welcome to come over to the DoveArt Studios Facebook page and share your DoveArt Studios creations with us too.

You can find all the stamps used in the hop at CCDesigns Rubber 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.

Here is how you play:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on my blog be sure and hop back to the beginning so you can see all the new stamps and have a better chance of winning. 

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 see if you won a stamp or two from CCDesigns on the DoveArt Studios blog.

We hope you enjoy!!  Let's Hop!

Jennifer Dove
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Must Have's - Kirarina WiNK

Ok I know I have said it before, but I have to say it egg-ain...Kirarina WiNK's are just too cool!  Imagination International Inc just came out with two new colors Emerald and Violet.  I wanted to make something that featured these shimmery pens.  At 3am when I woke from a deep sleep it came to me...EGG-sactly...what the heck was I doing up at 3am you ask!?!  Designing cards...DUH!

First I cut out 3 ovals using a die.   I then colored the "shadowed edges" with Copics E40 E41 and E42.  Using Imagination International's Aristo drafting tools I drew in my shapes on the egg using the WiNKs.  After a quick dry time I used a distress ink pad to add more shadows to the outer edges.  Pretty easy huh!  I have links below to all the products that you MUST have.

See how nicely it shimmers?  I love that these pens don't skip when drawing with them.  SO perfect for doodling on white or black paper if you want a larger statement.  You can layer them onto of each other  without them bleeding too.  You know you NEED them!

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Flora Galore!

Australian Flora - New Release & Hop!

Hello and welcome to our first blog hop for 2016.

Zoe with Make It Crafty has a new Australian Flora release and all I can say is WOW!  They have some pretty amazing flowers over yonder.  These images are intricate and delicate with lots of detail and are the perfect choice for many occasions. 

 I chose two different ones and merged them together to create this flower arrangement.  I enjoyed creating the depth of the different flowers for this card.  I even added a little Aussie chipboard sentiment from Make It Crafty to top it off.  You MUST go check out what the other fabulous design team has created,  Plus there are always goodies to be won when there is a MIC fabulous release.

You can find these stunning floral images HERE


YG00 YG01 Y02 Y15
R32 R35 R37
BV20 BV23 BV25 BV29
YG03 YG17 YG67

Now of course with all Blog Hops there is a PRIZE!!! 
For your chance to win a whopping $25 Make it Crafty voucher make sure you leave some love on all the girls blogs. The Hop will concluded on Saturday 31st January @ 8pm Brisbane Australia time. Winners will be notified so start Hopping! 

Hop List - 
 1. Andrea 2. Corinne 3.Dorinda

      4. Jennifer 5. Kelly   6. Lucy

       7. Marika  8. Nicoletta 

If you happen to get lost along the way please come back Here and try again :)

Have Fun!

Aussie!! Aussie!! Aussie!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Tea Time

I am very excited to show you a NEW DoveArts Studios stamp, now carried through LDRS Creative.  I enjoyed coloring this one up to be displayed at CHA this year.  You can find this stamp available in the LDRS Creative store coming soon.

E31 W1 W3 W5
R24 R59
YG91 YG93 YG95 YG99
C1 C3 C5 C7
B63 B66 B69

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Everything's Rosey

PowerPoppy has a new beautiful digital stamp available today.  It is simply amazing.  I only colored a portion of the image so you must see what the whole image looks like by hopping around to the amazing design teams creations.  You won't want to miss this new image!

Digital Stamp can be found At this link

YR30 Y21 Y26 R81
BV20 BV23
C2 C4 C6 C8 C10
G82 G94 G99
E41 E42 E43 E44

Amazing DT:

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hello You

How EGG-citing!!  New things coming out at LDRS Creative.  I love all things country, guess i am a country girl at in a big city.  This image  by Saturated Canary is a new release at CHA this year.  I get to show you a sneak peek before it is even available...I know, such a tease!  Be sure and watch over at LDRS Creative for all the NEW stuff, you will be thrilled!
Copic Colors:
If I was to guess it would be...
R14 R24 R46
E31 E35 E57 E79
E50 E51 E93 BV20
BG15 BG45 BG49
C1 C3 C5
YG25 YG17 YG67
E35 E37 E39