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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Stocking Stuffer

I took a moment to do some therapy coloring and play with an idea that has been rattling around in my brain.  OOOOOh you are going to love this!  First I colored up this adorable digital from Bloobel Stamps.  If you know me you know I love quirky.  I just thought this one was just the sweetest quirky stocking stuffer.


Okay check this out....I have done this a few times now but haven't mentioned it.  How many of you have stash or rhinestones, pearls, beads and misc doodads laying around ?  Check our how your can embellish your embellishments...add a little something to the already yummy Nuvo Crystal drops.  SAY WHAAAAAT?!!  I know!!  The possibilities are endless.  I placed a slightly larger amount of the Nuvo Crystal Drops then I normally use so that when I placed the gem, it encompassed the bottom making a bezel.  Cool Huh?!  With all the Nuvo color choices you can have so much fun with this concept.  I can't wait to see this idea take off!




Copics:
BV20 BV23 BV25
R05 R24 R29 R59
BG32 BG45 BG57
E50 E51 E21 E13 E93



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Sitting Pretty

One more fun card we will be creating next month at class.  This adorable little Gorjuss Girl - The Collector is the perfect size to sit in the center of a MFT Thank You circle die.  This will be a super fun card to make.  The hair is such a good design for flick blending too.  Did you know these stamps are only $2.60?  That is unheard of!!  
Remember when you are coloring images and are using lots of black to color the lighter portions first as to not "drag" the black into the lighter colors.  


Copics:
E50 E51
R81 RV34
YG03
Y15
BG45
C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 100




Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Simple and Sweet

How adorable is this image?  I was recently re-introduced to these adorable stamps from 7Kids Online store.  I am having a ball coloring them up.  I also used a favorite die for the "thanks" that was a gift to Boot Camp attendees from the generous Taylored Expressions.
For this image I wanted to keep the image simple with a little white nighty.  Just by adding gray in the shadow areas allows for the impression of a white garment.  Yes, simple and sweet!!


Copic:
E50 E51
R81 RV34
E31 E35
C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 100
Blender Solution and Terry cloth


Monday, November 6, 2017

Bunny Hugs

These Gorjuss stamps are just asking for fun coloring.  I used a large Gorjuss Girl set for this card.  The stamp is called "hush little bunny".    I had fun matching my coloring to the pattern paper.  I added fun "bunny" texture on the stuffed bunny just by placing small dots in the shadow areas with the gray markers.  Quick and easy texturing.  I do not normally like images with only eyes and no face but these are an exception.  Simple and sweet (with a bit of quirk)!
I added the "embellishment" using Tonic Studios Essentials - Buttons and Stars die set.  I colored the strip of buttons and added stitches to compliment the paper and image.  Such a simple add to any card.


Copics:
Y15
BG45
YG03
R81 RV34
C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 100
Multiliner .3

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Everyone Needs a Hug Sometimes

How fun is this card.  This will be one of the cards we will color at the December class in Arizona (Class info HERE).  I had gotten a paper pack that I just fell in love with from Doodlebug called Kitten Smitten and have been holding on to it for the perfect images.  All the different colors used just seemed to come together with this paper line
For this card I used one of the large set of Gorjuss girls - The Dreamer with this cute fox.  I textured up the fox using a rag and blender solution.  The image comes with a cloud with rain but I thought this was the perfect opportunity to use my cloud die from Lawn Fawn - Puffy Cloud Borders.  I love how it frames the image.  I added a peek-a-boo window so I could incorporate more of this fun paper pack.  I added a little pink hair because I love to do things a bit differently.

To top it all off I grabbed my Nuvo Crystal Drops - Ebony Black from Tonic Studios and added a little dot border.  You all know how much I love my Nuvo!  It needed a little color break-up in the "cloud" so I die cut a sentiment from My Favorite Things - Words for Friends "HUGS" and added it to the top corner.  I think it turned out adorable...and isn't your normal card layout.  What do you think?


BG45
E50 E51
YG04 YG17
C1 C3 C5 C7 C9 100
Blender Solution an Terry cloth texturing


Friday, November 3, 2017

Get Your Game Face On!!

Lets FACE IT...we don't all have time to add faces to our images, but sometimes we just need a little extra character to those dot-eye images don't you think? ...am I right?  Well Little Miss Muffet has created the perfect stamp set for every little expression and more.  You must check out the Add-on Faces clear stamp set.  I used one of the more goofy faces for my card.  I will post colors below at bottom of post.


These adorable and quirky faces are designed to customize your Polka Dot Pals rubber stamps. The clear stamps also make it easy for placement. This set features 32 high quality photopolymer clear stamps of faces and glasses sized for both the large and small Polka Dot Pals....I bet they fit on other images too though.

I am super happy to be a guest designer for this release and we're celebrating this release with a grand sale! Visit each of the four days for inspriation and get your Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces today.  Let's celebrate! 

During these four days ... 

Buy the new Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces and you'll also receive the Little houses clear stamp FREE!

15% OFF all Little Miss Muffet brand stamps
(Check the Make it Crafty section too for some holiday sales)

Lastly, you'll get FREE US shipping on mailable orders over $35.00 or a $5.00 shipping credit for International Order. There's no better time to shop for rubber stamps at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Oh yeah!

All promos are automatically added to the cart during checkout - no coupons needed!



If you haven't already joined these amazing two LMM groups you must check them out.  



New LMMS Facebook Group:



LMMS Challenge Blog:



Be Inspired by today's posts and be sure and checkout the posts over the 4 amazing release days!


Jennifer Dove (Guest) you are here...


Copic Colors Used:
YG03 17
B24 B28
B34 B37
E50 E51 E21 E13 skin
E11 E15 E19 hair
Y08 Y15 shirt
C1 C3 C5 
BV20 BV23


Saturday, October 14, 2017

Let the Fun Begin

I always love a fun challenge!  Even though I am in time-crunch mode for Copic Boot Camp I just couldn't resist this!  Thank you to Janice for thinking up this bit of fun.

What was the challenge?  The challenge was to take her card of inspiration and create it again with more dimension, anyway we saw fit.  She challenged Barb with Little Miss Muffet (Using one of her Polka Dot Pal - Kacee) and then in turn Barb "made" me do it too.  We didn't get to see the other's creation until it was all done.

Here is mine...I wanted to add a bit more of a realistic spider and web.  Googling images online for reference really creeped me out (hate spiders and googling spider on nose was even worse...don't do it)

Polka Dot Pals are image with just dots for eyes...leaving lots of space for being creative.  So cute even as they are, but for me it's an empty palette waiting to be colored!



Here is Janice's original card which brought on the challenge.  I love what she came up with and it filled me with inspiration and fun ideas.  How clever to add a spider to the nose and fun little mesh stockings.  I really loved the fact she stayed away from colors and only added a color pop of red!

You can find the info for Janice's card HERE

Barb, being the queen of Creative Color placement added her special touch and stayed a little more true to the "face painting idea Janice had with the spider webs.  I love how she added blue eyes that stand out.  I also thought that adding a shadow of the dress in the X-ray was clever!  Once again...never disappoints!

Info on Barbara's card HERE.


As an added Bonus Barb challenges you to turn this little cute into whatever you want by adding a little Creative Color Placement.  This digital is on sale for a limited time HERE.  Go grab Kacee from the Little Miss Muffet store and I challenge you to get creative.  You can show off what you created on the LMM blog HERE


Copics:
T1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 100
(I think and mostly because some of them were getting dry and sticky...time to refill)
R24 R29
Multiliner .005 and .3

Can't wait to see what you create with a Polka Dot Pal...make sure you show me or tag me on Facebook!!!


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Cork It! - Copic Must Haves

I love cork paper and Imagination International took it to the next level with Cork Deco Tape.  I used this 1" wide Cork Tape and my Fence Border Die to create this scene using stamps and dies from Crafting' Desert Divas (one of our amazing Copic Boot Camp sponsors). 

I used a bit of glossy paper and used alcohol ink to create the sky.  Using a second piece of glossy paper I airbrushed some random green colors and ran it though my die cut machine using Craftin' Desert Divas Fall Border die.  This die comes with hilly trees, hilly houses and a another fun hilly stitched border.  Once I had it all cut out I stamped on Hammermill paper the cute little Barnyard animals from Crafting' Desert Divas.  These little 1" cuties are a quick color.  I cut out some of the cows and placed them on the hillside.  Using the fence die I placed it over a strip of the Cork Deco Tape and ran it through the die cut machine.  The deco tape has a protected adhesive on one side of the cork so it works nice in a die cut machine without making a mess.  You just peel and stick on your project.  The Cork tape can easily be colored on using Copics (can you see I added a fence shadow with a brown marker?), I also wanted to add a complimenting banner using the cork paper.  Using Versafine ink I stamped the sentiment from an old sentiment set from Stampendous (SSC1203), that went with it perfectly. 



I love how sturdy the Cork Deco tape is.  The roll of Cork Deco Tape comes with 1 yard total to play with.  I am looking forward to my next project because the possibilities of stamping and coloring on it are great ;)  I think it would be perfect for a woodland scene.  The Cork Deco Tape is available now.  What are some ideas you can come up with using Cork Deco Tape?  What kind of crafty goodness will you use it for?


Copics:
Cows R000 R11
Cows C1 C3
Fence E44
Sky Refill B21
Trees YG13 G46

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Glitz and Glam - Copic Must haves

I am so super excited to tell you that Copic now has 1" wide Glitter Deco Tape!  Are you aware of all the things you can do with this stuff?  This is a great size spool of the yummy shimmer and glimmer, 30 feet to be exact.  It is acid free so you can use it in your scrapbooking, its perfect for shimmer without the mess of loose glitter in your journaling, and large enough to use it with die cuts.  This is just how I decided to use it.
I used a wide strip of the Glitter Deco Tape under the sentiment directly onto the card front and placed a small piece onto lightweight paper and used a leaf punch.  I then glued the leaves around the giraffe using the Nuvo Deluxe Adhesive craft glue.   Placing a long piece of the Glitter Deco Tape onto some wax paper and I used a large grass punch to punch out the lower grass strip.  I peeled it off the wax paper and stuck it straight over the lion.  

See how well it shimmers.  Wow!  I love this wide size!  The Glitter Deco Tape comes in 4 colors, gold, silver, black and copper, so you have lots of options.  I bet you can airbrush them to change the color of the tape to match your project too.  Oooooh, more ideas running through my head already!

For this card I used one of my Copic Boot Camp wonderful sponsors My Favorite Things stamp set called Wild About You.  They spoil us rotten, and I love their products and am super proud to represent! 

 I cut out the card front with the Lawn Fawn rectangle stitch die.  When I had the card assembled I added some decor to the cute giraffe using my favorite Nuvo Crystal drops (Tonic Studios is another super amazing Copic Boot Camp sponsor, of which spoils us!  I love their products and look forward to using them every chance I get).

If you love shimmer, glimmer, bling you will want to get yourself hooked up with this 1" of yumminess!  I can't wait to see how you use it!


Copics:

YR21 YR14 YR27 RV69 RV99  

Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Sinew Sailor - ARG!

Ahoy ye Halloween lovin' scalleywag!  

Sum Scar'y loot be happenin'!  Read On Matey!!!  Don't ye be skeerd!

I thought I would have some fun with....Tommy paint and some garbage this week.  Yes, garbage I say!

First I took a box that my new Tim Holtz Stamp Platform came in, (by the way it comes very nicely packaged), and decided to use it as a frame for my project.  I needed brown paper so waited for Amazon to stop by and drop off a package knowing that there would be packaging paper inside...and yes it did!  I gathered some of my gaudy bling and buttons.  Got out my Tonic Silver Nuvo Gilding flakes and Indian Gold Nuvo Embellishment Mousse.  I got one of my favorite metal stencils from Stampendous, .  I grabbed my Air Compressor, black Copic marker and Ruby red Tommy chalk paint and got to work!

Here are some of the gruesome details.  I honestly didn't know what I was doing and the whole project was a big crafty, messy, mysterious project of which I had no clue of the results with a vague idea of what I was doing.  I was totally flying by the seat of my pants of this!

I literally started with a roll of scotch tape and some brown paper and the bottom of a box.

After I laid out something that resembled a skull...kinda sorta...I grabbed the hot glue gun and started attempting to glue it together (as the tape wasn't holding.  It sorta worked.  The messy project was taking shape.
Once it was all holding together (more or less) I grabbed my Ruby Tommy Chalk Paint and proceeded to paint the whole thing in red.  The one thing I love about the Tommy chalk paint is the vibrancy of the colors.  I also love that a little paint goes a long way.  After the Tommy Chalk paint quickly dried,  I got out my black (100) Copic marker and Copic Airbrush machine and covered the whole thing in black...crossing fingers my experiment would work.  Taking rubbing alcohol I started wiping off as much black as I could to allow the red to show through.  It worked!

I rubbed the cardboard frame with Black Ash Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and let dry.  I decided to top it off with the Silver Bullion Gilding Flakes, just a thin layer of adhesive I rubbed on the flakes and brushed off the excess.  Next I and added a design on the frame with the Indian Gold Nuvo Mousse, the stampendous stencil and a palette knife.

I glued on a bandana, pirate earring, made a eye patch and glued on some pirate loot!  What a fun spooky decoration.  Maybe he needs some lights to light up his eyeball socket.

 For all those who love the spooky side of things...what do you think?  See you can create fun stuff out of garbage!



Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Hang In There, I Gotcha Covered!

We have a bit of Riley & Company, Creative Basic Dies by Rhea and My Favorite Things going on.  Our newest Copic Boot Camp Sponsors are showing some love and so I thought I would show some right back!  


Here is a fun card I created with Balloons Riley.  I added some tiny facial features to him...I think he is all puckered up...I know I would be if this happened to me.  Once colored I added him to a card base I created using the Clouds to Waves dies by Rhea.  I ran them through an embossing folder for added texture after I did a little cloud airbrushing on the background.  I used my new Thank You circle frame to feature Riley and called it done!

Riley the Moose is always getting into something.  This is no exception.  The same company that does Riley & Co. also works with Karen Burniston and carries the Prickley Pair  as well as the Funny Bones line of stamps.   If you want to chuckle your heart out you must check them out HERE.


Thank you to all the sponsors for this years event.  You make it extra special!

Monday, September 25, 2017

WhoOOo Knew?!

Crafter Companion is totally spoiling us at Copic Boot Camp this year!  They have always been great sponsors.  I love the fact that even though it is Copic Boot Camp, where we go full-on Copics, Crafters Companion knows we are all working towards the same thing...being creative, and coloring our hearts out.  They sure do spoil!  Super Cool company!!
This year the attendees get to take home some awesome Colorista Paper pads and markers too, as well as some other fun goodies.  I took a moment to play with the Colorista markers and one of the 5x7 paper pads and created this card.   The Colorista Paper pads are fancy adult (or kid) coloring books.  They come in different sizes and are either partially foiled or glittered.  You can't go wrong with either!  I colored and cut this guy down to fit on 4.25 x 5.5 card front.  What fun use of a coloring page.  The paper is quite thick, so the bleed-through is very minimal.  They are also one sided images so you are not wasting the backside of the page ruining another image.

Thank you Crafters Companion for sending us the Spectrum Noir fun Colorista Paper Pads and goodies to play with!

If you are not attending this years event, Copic Boot Camp, you can check out the Spectrum Noir Colorista line of products HERE.  I totally would recommend you grab yourself some of the Colorista Paper Pads no matter what markers or colored pencils you use!!!



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Making the World Brighter 358 Colors at a Time

How about something a bit different today?  Well I have it for you!!  I did a little Zweckentfremdung.  What is this you ask?  It's a diversion from somethings proper use.  Well that is what an outside-the-box thinker does every chance they get.  Today I took my Sketch Copic's, Copic airbrush machine and my wonderfully new white Dr. Martens and created some magic.

Anything white is just asking for color! The world isn't black and white...it's over 358 shades of color don't you think?  At least in my color box it is!


The surface I colored has a slight gloss to it and is not porous in any way, so I thought this would be a perfect canvas for creativity!  I airbrushed what ever color made me happy at that moment...and they all did.
Once I was completely done, I spritzed it with 91% rubbing alcohol and watched the magic happen.  I will give them some time to completely dry (alcohol evaporating) and then try to seal them with leather sealer...fingers crossed it works...and if not I will wipe them down and do it again.  The world is a better place with Dr martens and Copic Markers...at least my world!


What kind of Zweckentfremdung will you come up with?  Get that mind thinking outside-the-box!




Friday, September 22, 2017

Wishing You a Love of a Lifetime - HOP


Here is a card I made for a very special lady, Marcy,  on a very special day like today!  I used one of her own delicious images "Apples in Seasons" from Power Poppy.  I really enjoyed the extra time it took to create this for an amazing person and her husband!


Marcy and Doug - Oh happy day!!  Congratulations on this special day of marriage!  May you continue to grow in love FOR each other.  May you wake up every day to the love of your life, and go to bed with a feeling of being complete.  May the bumps in the road be only that, a bump, bringing more adventure and memories.  That you will looks back and say you are stronger together because of it all.  May you share a lifetime of love that grows stronger with every breath.  With rain comes blossoms, with love comes strength.  Hoping this day brings blessings that last a life time!

Love you sweet Marcy (and Doug)!

Jennifer Dove

PS.  Doug, be forever good to your sweet lady,  or I will kick your Aspen...and your Sage Brush!



Be sure and see the other lovely ladies creations for Marcy, and leave Marcy love HERE on the Power Poppy blog


Jennifer Dove - you are here


Copics:
YG01 YG03 YG17 YG67
BV00 BV01 BV02 BV04
R81 RV34 R89
E43 E44 E49

Dies:





Sunday, September 17, 2017

Color of the Day 227


***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.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Oh Mummy

A little Mummy love coming your way.  Thank you to this years newest Copic Boot Camp sponsor, Rhea, with Creative Basics Dies by Rhea.  She has some fabulous new dies out, that are manufactured through C.C. Designs.   Do you want to know what I did to make this?

All you need is the new Clouds to Waves die and I also used Cutting Edge Borders 1 Die set (but you can just use regular strips of paper).  Cut a 4.25 x 5 piece a paper so you have a top and bottom piece.  Draw eyes on the smaller piece (or add googly-eyes later).   I cut strips of papers and colored one of the edges of each strip.   I criss-crossed them and added shadows with my markers.  Next I used the Clouds to Waves die set...medium die, and cut the edge of the layers to remember a mouth.  Adhere over a piece of grey cardstock.  Quick, easy...DONE!

I added a sentiment using the new dies from My Favorite Things to finish it off.


Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Color of the Day 226



***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.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Copic Must Haves - Stencil Sheets

Ok...You must read this post!  Oh my, this was the craziest, fun project I just did!  I got this material X-Press It Stencil Sheets from Imagination International and have been racking my brain trying to think of something fabulous to do with it.  Although there are many uses I wanted something a bit unique.  All of a sudden BAM!  I thought of something and had to try.  I have included step by step on how it was achieved as well as what NOT to do...

For this project I used:

Cutting Knife
Cutting Mat
 Transfer Tape (I used packaging tape)
Printed Image
Piece of old sheet music
Copic Marker C9
Copic Blender Marker

Directions:

Stencil sheet packages come with extra thick vinyl sheets that are sticky on one side a thick piece of white protective cover on the other side.  This is a low tack product which is reusable over and over again.  It doesn't even leave residue on your projects.  You can use it with cutting dies, or computerized cutters.  Here is how I put it to use!

Step 1:  Print an image in black and white.  The simpler the image the better.  Tape the image to the non-sticky portion of the stencil sheet.  I would put two-sided tape on the back of the whole image so that when you cut it apart the portion you are keeping stays put, (...not like I did which was the hard way). 
   
Step 2:  Cut away the black portion of the image.  BE SURE your blade is sharp or it will not cut through the rubber-like stencil sheet.  Do not cut through the white protective cover of the stencil sheet.  If you have multiple pieces that are not connected put a piece of transfer tape over the non sticky side to hold the pieces in the right spots.  I didn't have transfer tape so I used packaging tape that I made slightly less sticky using lint from my jeans...it works but is not the best thing to use.

Step 3:  Remove all the cut-out "back portion" pieces.  This is called weeding an image.  All that you should have left is the portions that were white AND the white backing.  ***I didn't because my cuts didn't go through the rubber sheets due to dull knife.
Step 4:  Remove the white protective covering from the stencil sheet.  Place the sticky side of the stencil sheet down onto your paper.  I used old music paper because its soft and I can move the color around after airbrushing.

Step 5:  Remove the transfer tape and discard

Step 6:  Using the Airbrushing machine, airbrush around the stencil.  You can also use a distress ink pad instead if you don't have an airbrush machine

Step 7:  Remove stencil and using a blender pen soften edges of the image if desired.  (you can also use multiple marker colors to blend in towards the white area is the paper isn't soft like old  music sheets.




I hope you enjoyed the process and give it a try one of these crafty days.  I look forward to playing more with it too!!!

- Jenn Dove