Sunday, June 28, 2015

Harvest Delight

I've been coloring a lot of sweets lately.
I think I'm gaining weight through osmosis.
I'm gonna try to color clean for a while and see if that helps :D
Seriously, I just love this image; since first I saw it.
And I do love my veggies.

Derwent Inktense used:
Eggplant and carrot: Dk Purple, Dusky Purple,
Artichoke: Fern, Leaf Green. Light Olive
Lettuce and peas, Felt Green, Ionion Green, Beech Green
Red onion: Violet, Red Violet
White onion: Silician yellow, Cadmium Yellow
Tomato and jalapeno: Chili Red, Cherry,
Squash: Silician Yellow, Felt Green, Red Oxide
Orange Carrot: Burnt orange, tangerine, Dark chocolate
Green onion: Sherbert Lemon, Felt Green, Dark Chocolate
White it used to blend. Black is used to shadow.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Hot Pink Heels!

Hey I'm back again, who knew I had created so many cards with the amazing DoveArt Studios Rubber stamps? Here's my first DoveArt Studios stamp, the very sexy 'HEELS' from the first release.

I am so happy with how these turned out :)

Bye for now

Andrea xx

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Giraffe and Friends.

Hello, it's Andrea again this time featuring 'Giraffe' from DoveArt Studios and available for purchase Here he has some friends with him today from Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Make it Crafty. I made this awhile ago for the 2nd DoveArt Studios release and thought I should also share it here :)

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Gone Fishing

 Hello DoveArt lovers :)

Andrea here showing you my version of the fabulous rubber stamp 'Gone Fishing

I love these stamps so much, they are so realistic and are not difficult to colour with great guide lines for creating shadows and depth. 

And for my second card I chose 'Old West Locomotive'. I had few goes at this one trying to create the right background and that smokey steam but I think the end result works.

Andrea xx

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

A Great Day for Cake

Is there ever a bad day for Cake?
Not for me...
And I've been craving sugar lately.
So, I thought I'd save the calories and just color some up.
This little bit of Yum is appropriately called
I've also used a sentiment from the
Copics used:
Icing: R59, RV29, R35, RV21
Wrapper:RV14, 11, 10
Cake: E79, 57, 35, 34, 30
Shadows: N5, 4, 3, 1
Go ahead and have a bite...
It's delicious


Thursday, June 11, 2015

Color My World

I adore this giraffe stamp from DoveArt Studios!  Giraffes are one of my most favorite animals; they have such gentle spirits!  When I started designing this card I had a vision that the giraffe should be pink, but as I started coloring it it just didn't speak to me so I started experimenting with different colors and there in front of me ended up being the most beautiful giraffe and I knew I had the perfect quote and stencil to go with it.  I am so happy with how this card turned out and I hope it puts a smile on your face, too!

Creative Directions:

1.  Start with white cardstock cutting 5 1/2 x 11, 5 1/4 x 5 1/4, 4 x 4, and 2 strips 5 1/2 x 1 1/2.
2.  Score card base at 5 1/2 and set aside.
3.  Using my eBosser machine I cut and embossed my Spellbinders Label One Die in the 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of cardstock.  To secure the die to the cardstock I used a piece of washi tape so it would not shift when going through the machine.  Next I cut and embossed the 4 x 4 piece of cardstock with the next smallest size Labels One Die.
4.  Taking the 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 piece of cardstock I just made a frame with, I put the die back in and secured it with pieces of washi tape to a non-stick mat and put my DCWV stencil on top and secured it to the mat with blue painters tape.  Next I applied Dreamweavers Glossy White Stencil Paste with a palette knife.  Gently remove stencil by lifting from the bottom to the top and pull away from the cardstock.  Gently remove washi tape from die and remove from cardstock.  Set cardstock aside to dry.  Wash stencil and die right away so paste does not dry on them.
5.  Stamp words in Versamark Ink on diecut piece of cardstock and emboss in gold. {I used a Stamp-a-ma-jig to help me stamp the words so they were not crooked.}  Lay circle stencil over words and using a stencil pouncer, sponge Mustard Seed Distress Ink.  Set aside.
7.  Taking the 2 strips of 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 pieces of cardstock, punch 2 strips of grass using the Martha Stewart Grass Punch. Set aside.
8.  Stamp giraffe in Versamark Ink and emboss in gold.  Apply Distress Inks to a watercolor palette   and using a waterbrush color giraffe layering colors.  I also use some Tombow Markers, where needed, to add in color. Trim around giraffe with sharp scissors.
9.  When embossing paste is dry, assemble card using mounting foam.  I used a single layer of foam on the cardstock with the words and the first layer of grass; a double layer on the frame and giraffe; and a triple layer on the top layer of grass to give it all the proper amount of dimension.

Stamps Used:

DoveArt Studios ~ Giraffe

For full creative instructions, go to my blog HERE

Happy Stamping!

~ Nicolette Marie ~

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Birds of a Feather

Hello All, it's Dorinda to share my very first DoveArt image.
I love Cardinals and this little guy will always be special to me for many reasons...

I hope he brings a little happy to you too.

Copics used:

Bird: R08, 05, 02, 00
Beak: YR09, 07 with above colors
Wood, W09,07,05,04,02,0
Face and Wings Have the W colors added with R
Talons: E09,07,23,53
Macro Background was hand drawn lightly then sprayed with a mix of color

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Happy Hydrangea's

Hello happy hydrangea's!  This stamp by DoveArt Studio by Jennifer Dove is just perfect!  You can color it in pinks, purples or like I did here in blues.  Can you imagine doing them in purples and greens or blues and purple mixes.  So versatile.  

To make them really pop from the card, I fussy cut then turned over.  From the back side I used a knife to cut some of the flowers edges out.  Then I used a stylus to shape them.  I took the stylus around each back side and edge of the image which embossed the entire image.  It's hard to see in the photo but very lovely in the person.

Monday, June 1, 2015

If friends were flowers...

Hello everyone!  This is Cassandra from Creating with Color with Cassandra.  I thought I would pop in and show you the very first DoveArt image I colored a couple of months ago ~ Himilayan Poppy.  

Copic Sketch Colors
N1, N3, N5, N7, N9
B00, B01, B02 B04, B16
YG03, YG17, YG67

For more details on how I put everything together, hop on over to my blog and take a look at the original post.  Thanks for stopping by - I will see you all again soon. Have a great day everyone!