Thursday, March 16, 2017

Color of the Day 225

***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.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


So in light of the whole April the Giraffe addiction I thought I would create this card.  When everyone started watching her, people were saying she lays an egg when egg, you heard right.  Some people just don't have common sense I think.   I thought this new stamp from Bloobel would be perfect.

I used my multiliner to draw in the egg details as well as the background paper to match.  I think its funny.  You can find the digital stamp HERE.  

YR30 Y21 Y26
BV20 BV23 BV25 Bv29
E15 E18
C1 C3 C5
Y35 Y38 YR04
Multiliner .2

Monday, March 13, 2017

Must Haves - Multiliners Fine Set

I know I talked about the SP Multiliner (non-disposable) a few weeks back and how to refill and change out the nibs, but I thought I would touch a little on the disposable fine multiliners.  There are so many different size options available.  I always tell my student "don't accidentally buy the .005 instead of the .5, as the .005 is smaller then the hairs on a gnats butt"...well I mean it!  It is super fine and there is a big difference.  That being said if you would like super fine details or are working with a small image you will definitely want the .03 and the .05 in your supplies.  I love my "micro" multiliners 0.05 and 0.03.  I use them often and are a must to have in your supplies.

For this bunny I wanted to make him really small.  If I was to have used the regular grab and go Multiliners, the details would have been lost.  To take the guess work out of choosing sizes, Imagination International Inc has them already packed up and ready to purchase as sets.  I love it when the guess work is eliminated.  
I made this little card with the bunny popping out of the hole.  Supplies used below.  Simple and sweet!

This is the set I used for the bunny

Set contains four Black Multiliner Pens: 0.03mm, 0.05mm, 0.1mm, 0.3mm

Other options are:
Set contains four Black Multiliner Pens: 0.5, 0.8, Brush Small, Brush Medium

Set contains: 0.03mm, 0.05mm, 0.1mm, 0.3mm, 0.5mm, 0.8mm, 1.0mm 
The popular original Multiliner inking pens are ideal for all of your fine-inking needs. These pigment-based ink pens are great for details, fine art, design, comics, modeling, journaling and papercrafting.

Copic Multiliner Features:
  • Pigment-based ink
  • Waterproof & Archival
  • Disposable 
  • Compatible with Copic Markers
  • Photocopy safe
If you made it all the way to the bottom of the post I thought I would give the bunny to you.   You can download it and use it for personal use or create a handmade card and sell the card...just in time for Easter.  Please don't share him, but send your friends over here to pick him up too. - Thank you....oh, he is only about an inch and a half big...don't make him too much bigger when printing or he will get grainy...he is a tiny bunny.  

Copic Colors:
E30 E21 E23 E25 E27 G99 

Other supplies:

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Coloring Foundations - Must Haves

If you struggle with coloring faces and hair you might want to get some great insight from "Coloring Faces & Hair with Copic Markers" by Marianne Walker.  It really gives you some great fundamentals, PLUS images to scan and color.  This book gives very clear instructions, giving you a step by step in the coloring process.

Here is something I colored from the book.

The author wrote it so it starts simple and then progresses to more complex like the braids I did above. In this over 50 page book, it also has a coloring chart for skin, hair and eyes so you can document your favorite blends.  
For those of you wanting to get more practice in, or just getting started this is the book for you.

The Copic colors I used are:
Skin - E50 E51 E21 E93
Hair - E35 E08 R89 E79 
Clothes - BG70 BG72 BG75 BG78
R81 R83 R85
BV20 shadows

Other Products used in this card
White and Bubblegum Nuvo drops
CCDesigns dies

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

DoveArt Studios Release Time

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.

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!

Monday, March 6, 2017


Does coloring "black" hair scare you?  Don't let it...get past the fear!  Practice practice practice!  We are going to get some practice in class if you are coming to The Paper Collage in Phoenix on March 18th.  Still a few spots left.
Info for the class under Class Schedule above in tab.

There I go with those fun Nuvo Crystal drops again too!  

This stamp is called Birgitta Blowing Hearts

C5 C7 100
E50 E51 E21
R81 R85
E33 E57

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Make a Wish

Hope to see you at the class in Phoenix on March 18th!  Details under class schedule above.  We get to practice coloring hair using these cute stamps from CC Designs.

This stamp has some cute sentiments that are included with this sweet girl.

Y21 Y26 
E33 E57
E50 E51 E21
E93 YR04
R81 R85

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Taking a Bloobel Bath

I am a huge fan of the quirky style of Lisa Bloobels artwork.  She just offered a special membership to receive some of her quirky digis within the Bloobel designs.  I just knew I had to have it!  Look at this one you get in the membership!  You can find the info HERE.

Obviously she is taking a "Bloobel bath" in a cup of coffee....well that was my intention at least....either that, or its very dirty water and the "steam" is actually stench ha ha...anyways, here are my colors.

E50 E51 E21 BV20
Y21 Y26 E77
YG03 YG17
C1 C3 C5
E93 R29
B91 B97
E41 E43 E44

Did you see how I used the Nuvo crystal drops on the cup?  Yup loving me some Nuvo!

Have I Told You...

This month I will be teaching some fun ways to color hair in the local class in Arizona.  Here is one of the cards we will be making using a cute little stamp from CCDesigns called Bunny Lucy.  Just in time to whip some up for Easter.  I think she is fun-dorable!

There are still a few spot left in this class if you want to join me coloring up two full images in class and practicing on a worksheet.  Plus we always have a bonus too.  All images come with a complete card kit to finish it off.  The schedule and contact for the classes is located under "Class Schedule" above.

Also loving up on the White Nuvo Chrystal drops.  I added them to the hearts and they remind me of the old white bed covers with the white bumps on them...gosh, what are they called...anywhoooo...I love the look!

You can find the White Nuvo HERE

Y21 Y26 E57
YG03 YG17
E50 E51 E21 BV20

Friday, March 3, 2017

Ciao Skin Tone Set

I thought I would talk a little about coloring skin.  We all have our favorite skin tones to color with if we have been coloring for a while.  My favorite is E50 E51 E21 with BV20 as shadows and a little E93 for cheeks. I was given the opportunity to play with Copics skin tone set.  It was so fun stepping outside my color box.  This set comes with colors that can achieve light and dark skin tones and even has the E93 for warming things up or adding cheeks.  
Here I have used all the markers to create two different tones.  I loved the end results.  For the lighter tones I used the E000 E00 and E11, and E11 E13 E15 for the dark.  If I wanted the dark to be a bit darker I could have brought the E15 a bit further out.

If you are just getting started or on a budget you can pick this set up in Ciao markers.  It is pretty cool because the guess work of what colors to pick have already been done for you.  Cool Right?!  Lots easier then finding them in singles.  Remember Ciaos are refillable and you can change the nibs if needed.

You can find them HERE

If you already own these colors I can't wait to see what you do with them.  Give them a try and create different blends for skin tones.

Jenn Dove