Monday, July 24, 2017

Holiday Treats

There is a Surprise Holiday Release from DoveArt Studios coming out. You'll find them now available in the store at CCDesigns and for my project I used Holiday Treats

I didn't use any decorative paper this time around since the image was going to be colorful enough that I wanted it to stand out the most.  The black paper was splashed with a little white paint that was watered down.  Then the cheesecloth was added to help it feel more "homemade" from the kitchen.



If you would love to see more creations of the wonderful new release, these other DT members rocked it and will be posting their creations this week also:

Dorinda
Jennifer
Sue

Plus you'll find these and more DoveArt inspiration over on the DoveArt Studios blog.
Here are the Copic markers I used... 

E51, 53, 55
E41, 43, 44, 11, 13
R11, 05, 08, 37, 38
C5, 3, 1
W3, 6, 9
E25, 39, 31, 34
YR23, Y35, YR31
BG11, 15, 57, 49
BV23 


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Polka Dot Pals Sally

Here's a fun project that's been in the making for quiet some time.  Two years ago near Valentines I found a Hallmark card that was absolutely perfect.  It was one of the motion and sound cards and when it was opened, there was a hamster bouncing on a hip-hop ball.  I had to buy it just so I could use it with Polka Dot Pals Sally... also on her hip-hop ball.



There's loads of pictures in this post plus a little video at the end too.  Lot's of eye-candy!  The sentiment was created using Chipboard Embellishments from Make it Crafty, colored with a black Copic marker and then some Sparkles glitter glue was added on top.




Polka Dot Pals Sally was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and Copic markers.  The hair, clothes, and polka dots are with the pencils then I did the skin and ball with the markers.  I did this mainly because I wasn't near my pencils but also because I wanted a soft looking skin.


The card opens from the left and just the grass part opens so the image can be seen when open or closed. The Hallmark card was cut apart and I kept the components together.  I then took two layers of cardboard and cut a center hole just large enough for the innards.  Here's what it looks like after I wrapped black cardstock around the back and over the edges.


I also salvaged the pink bouncing marks from the Hallmark card and used them on the inside of the card.  Here's what the card looks like when it's open.


Are you ready for the video?  This is just five seconds on Polka Dot Pals Sally bouncing on her ball with mad-giggle sounds. It's actually really funny to listen to and a lovely surprise when it's opened.  Bounce!

video

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Theodore Birthday

This card uses Theodore's Birthday rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and I wanted to go for a bright and cheery look so I picked this rainbow paper.  I had planned to add a maze on the front but cut the paper before I remembered so I switched up the layout and ended up with this. 


Here are the Copic markers I used...

YG93, 25, G40, B11, 15, 49
R20, 32, 05
E21, 23, 25, 27, 29
YR30, Y32, YR23
BV23, C2, C5, C7

The moon and stars are Chipboard Embellishments from Make it Crafty and I left them plain in color but added Sparkles glitter gel on top for some sparkle.


Sunday, July 9, 2017

Lily Pad


For my card today, I used Lily Pad by DoveArt Designs. Even though there are flowers, I thought I would create a masculine card so I picked out some papers with greens and browns.  I also used some Balsa wood in the layering to bring in some natural elements.


The sentiment is a Smile Word Chipboard from Make it Crafty. It's a light smooth surface so it's easy to apply color to it.  For this card, I used the following Copic markers and then added some white gel pen.

YG01, 13, 17, G19, YG93
E23, 25, 27, 29


Here are the Copic markers I used on the image... 

B52, BG32
YG01, 13, 17, G19, YG93
R20, 21
YR23, BV23

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Polka Dot Pals Tanzen

There's a new release today at Little Miss Muffet Stamps and one of them includes a rubber stamp - Polka Dot Pals Tanzen!  I've also used one of the new Polka Dot Pals Add-on Faces which will be released in full later this summer.  I also used the cupcakes from Cupcakes 'n Books for some details on the side.
For my project, I've followed the instructions from the Easy Mini Albums craft book by Annie's which includes 16 pages of great inspiration and diagrams.  This is the larger envelope one and I'm currently customizing the flaps.  The "OPEN" sentiment was created using the Cutters Mini Alpha and Numbers die.

Here you can see a sneak of one of the inside outer panels which I've used Party Banner Metal Die and Make it Crafty Alphabet Chipboard for the wording.


Polka Dot Pals Tanzen is one of my favorites and is so fun to color with the wild hair.  This face is one I've been curious to see how it changes after coloring.  With it uncolored, it looks like an angry expression but that completely changes with the color.  I love it!


Hope you enjoy this little bit of inspiration.  
Here are the Copic colors I used on this panel:

E25, 47, 49
W8, T2, 4, 5, 6, 7
B91, 93, 97, 99
G24, 82, YG67
R11, E00, 31, 34, R02, E04, T2, 1, E47
R39, 37, 08, 05, 02
YR23, 24, Y21
BV23

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Parrot Duo

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


Featuring 8 fun NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection

 We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will love them too!!!  The sand castle event comes in two sizes.  One for the full card or one to add along with another favorite stamp you have.  Clever right?

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 (including our new DT member Barb) will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created using Parrot Duo:



The Copic colors I used are:
Y000, 08, 21
R11, 08, 29
B02, 04, 06
T2, 6, 8, BV23
E43, 44, 47
YG00, 01, 13, 06, 23


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 these stamps at CCDesigns as well as one of your local store or online stores.


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 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
Andrea
Rhea
Faye
Sue
Dorinda
Barb
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!