Friday, October 28, 2016

Sitting Pretty

Are you sitting' pretty with all your Christmas cards done?  I bet not!  Now is your time to get a few more whipped up at the next Copic class at The Paper Collage in Arizona.  If you are not local you can always grab this little guy from CCDesignsRubberStamps.  This is a set of 3 adorable reindeer and sentiments in clear.  If you can make the class it is on November 26th and you can call to sign up.  All info under class schedule above.

G24 G28
E31 E34 E35 E57
W1 W3 W5 W7

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Through the Window

How cute is this little reindeer peeking through the window?  Pairing this adorable reindeer with the NEW (not yet seen) Doveart Studios stamp "Through the Window" to make an adorable shaker card. You can find them now in the CCDesigns store and your local stores can also get this in for you.

This is another card we will get to color up at November's class in Phoenix.  All current classes are shown under the tab "class schedule" above

G24 G28
W1 W3  W5 W7
E31 E24  E35 E57
Copic Opaque White (for snow on window pane)

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Bring on the Holiday Cheer

...with a cute little reindeer.  Join me in a last minute holiday card class at The Paper Collage using this adorable little reindeer from CCDesigns Rubber Stamps.  Class held November 26th at 10am and 2pm. In this class we ill color 3 images up using Copic markers.  You can sign up HERE by email or calling the store.

Copics used:
B91 B95 B97
E51 E93 E31 E34 E35 E57
W1 W3 W5 W7
texture rags and blending solution

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Copic Must Haves - 'Cause Once Wasn't Enough

Ok, have you purchased the NEW Gasenfude (pronounced gas-en-fu-day) yet?  I don't know about you, but I love just saying the really is quite fun.  I spent the morning making this image and card to show you how beautiful the results can be.  Hang with me until the bottom of the post and I have a goodie for you too.

HEY YOU!  Eyes back up scrolling to the bottom!  I promise I will make it short.

I started out with blank paper and my .8 multiliner in black.  Drawing a box, simple right?

Okay, that's all there is to it...see ya... KIDDING....keep reading.

I used a pencil to do a rough sketch of what I had in mind and then using the multiliner and metal Aristo ruler and went over the lines of the boxes and words.  Next was the super fun part.  Because of the nylon bristles of the Gasenfude brush tip, you get thick and thin lines depending on the pressure used.  I kind-of followed the sketch I had for the pumpkin using the Gasenfude but also allowed it to have a mind of its own.  I was able to achieve both thin and thick lines for every brush stroke.  I am happy with the results and will place the original on a card as planned, but I thought how fun it would be to make it into a digi stamp so into photoshop I go to clean it up.

You can find the Gasenfude HERE

And because you so patiently waited here is your "Boo Label" from me to you!  If your friend wants a copy, just send them over to my blog and they can have it too.

Happy Holidays!  With Love!

Jennifer Dove

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Copic Must Haves - Lavender

Yes, another must have!  Copic just released the new color in the Multiliner family.  Welcome Lavender!!  I find that I don't have enough purple in my life.  I rarely use that color for cards and so this was even more challenging for me to step outside my normal color palette.

Using a reference photo from the web I drew this simple outline of the onion flower.  How can you go wrong with big fluffy balls of flowers.  One day I will find a field of these and take photos.  I must put this on my bucket list (yes, it is the simple things in life that make me smile)

Once I had my rough sketch I grabbed my delicious new .3 and .5 lavender multiliner and outlined them all to create the base of the piece of artwork.  I mainly put lines around the darkest areas as a reference.  Next I used BV000 as the base layer of the flowers.

The next step was to create depth.  Using the YG03, 17 and 67 I colored in the stems (I started with the green because I love them so much).  Adding the layers of the purples was very therapeutic.  I wanted to make sure the lightest colors were prominent so i left a lot of the BV000 showing through as I scribbled in V17, 15, 12 and BV11.  I added BV29 in the farthest shadowed areas and used the BV11 as the cast shadows.  POOF you now have pom pom flowers!  The multiliner texture still showed through the blending of the other colors used.  The lavender multiliner color tone is similar to V17 if you need a reference color.

I added B00 B000 B0000 for the background to complete this piece.  I was going to make it into a card but for now I will keep it as a little art piece.  I can almost smell the fragrance of the onion.
The multiliners are now available to purchase and can be found HERE.  They come in 4 sizes: .03 .05 .3 and .5.  You also have the option to buy the set of 4 in a pack and it can be found HERE

For those purple lovers this is definitely something you must have in your art tools.  Even if all you do is doodle and take notes.  Super fun and YUM!

-Jenn Dove