Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mad About You!

Ever have an image that just calls to you?
It's like a personal challenge...
When I first began coloring, I'd see these colored images that were so wow.
Then I'd look at the line art and be like's digitally colored. I can't do that.
Then I had an idea. I began using the artist colored image to "teach" me how to "do that"
It's only paper right?
So if I don't get it, I keep trying.
This was one of those images I really wanted to capture in the artists version.
I used my chosen palate and recreated her in my style.
 I really couldn't be more pleased.
Copics Used:
Skin: E04, 11, 00 ,000, 0000, R20, RV10 BV23
Hair, Black multiliner BR, N7, 5, 3, 2
Roses: Black Multiliner. R59, 29, 24, 20
Vines and leaves: YG99, 94, 93, 91
Crown/Butterfly: V99, 09, 06, 04
Y28, 26, 23
R59, 24 20
Polychromos Black and grey used for shading.
One thing I notice a lot is using the darkest color of your group for shadows.
You might find using a grey or slate blue works to create a more natural shadow.
I use BV23 on everything. Then if I need to tone it, I'll add BV20 and then the lightest color of that area to smudge it out just a super tiny bit.
What have you pushed your boundaries on lately?
You might find you like it :D

Friday, October 23, 2015

North Pole Willie

When I first began coloring, Janice at Scrapper's Delights brought me on board as
a member of her team.
Yep, my first DT ever.
How cool is it that she is now a Sponsor at PPC&F
This weekend is her debut party.
I'm kickin it off with this adorable guy
Copics Used:
Willie: N9, 7, 5, 3
Whites: W2, 0
beak: YR27, 04, 02, 00
Scarf: G29,19,17, 14, B04,02, 01,
Pole: R39, 37, 22, 30, E34, 30
Hill and Shadows: C4, 2, 1, 00
Background Airbrushed in B02, 000

Giving Thanks

I've got another Fall project for you today.
getting already for the Holidays;
I've used Give Thanks
Creating this was so fun. I took my multiliner and drew in the produce, then colored with copics.
Covered in Ranger Holographic glitter, retouched up the lines a bit to really emphasize definition,
added a couple of stickers and I've got a super simple, super gorgeous card, decoration,
place setting etc.
Make sure you add your Fall Project to our challenge

Friday, October 16, 2015

DoveArt Studios and CCDesigns Release

Thank each and every one of you for the wonderful comments along the hop. Each one of the Design Team members appreciate you taking the time out of your life to hop and comment on their hard work. So, much love right back to you!! We have picked two winners by random. Please contact me with your mailing address ladies and you will receive a rubber stamp from this release. Thank you all for pla...ying along!
Winners are: Kathy S and Lynn Hardy
Kathy SOctober 17, 2015 at 4:30 AM
"Yet another masterpiece Jennifer. Super hard to pick a favorite but I have to say I really loved the horse, the cactus, and Eli. Thanks for the hop."
Lynn HardyOctober 16, 2015 at 9:44 AM
"Another gorgeous card! My husband is a keen fisherman and would just love this! My favourite stamps from this release are beach serenity, big mouth bass, cactus cluster and the boat dock scene."
Email me at
- Jennifer Dove

time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.

Featuring 13 NEW stamps from
DoveArt Studios Collection

We are very excited about each of these new stamps and we know you will want them all!!!

We want to give you a chance to win several of these new stamps so let's get ready to HOP!

Let's begin with our Release HOP!
Each of our Design Team members will be sharing their inspiration with gorgeous projects that feature every one of these new stamps!

Here is what I have created:
The image I've used is called Boat Dock

copics used:
boat:E59, 37, 34, 31
Deck: E49, 44, 43, 42
House: E79, 74, 71, 70, BV25
Grass: YG99, 97, 95, 93
Water:B39, 12, BG13, 01, 000
Rocks: W09, 05, 03, 00
Sky: BV00

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.  

We hope you enjoy!!  Let's Hop!

Jennifer Dove
Dorinda-that's me :D
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Nature's precious Jewels

Southern Ridge Trading Company has launched their new and improved site.
It's gorgeous and so much more user friendly.
You're gonna love it.
This month's challenge is fall.
Remember you do not need to use SRTC products
 but you can WIN some.
I've used Cherry Branch

colored in copics
then coved in ECD glitter.
This has become one of my fav ways to color my pieces.
So get your create on and join us here

Bright lights Big Colors

Oh yeah, lets livin things up this month.
In Australia, it's spring. Things are blooming and colors are popping up everywhere.
So we are celebrating bright colors.
I've always wanted to color this image and they seemed to need some bright colors :D.
This is

Copics used:
Girl on left
Skin: E25, 23, 34, 30, R32
Hair: E29, 23, 30
Coat: B05, 02, 00
Girl in center
Skin: E23, 21, 000
Hair: N8, 5, 3
Coat: RV69, 66, 63
Book: E44, 42, 40
Girl on right
Skin: E04, 13, 11, 00, 000
Hair: E49, 19, 13,30
Coat: YG03, 01,00
Skirt: YR09, 07, 04, 03, 00
Boots: E29, 27, 23, 21

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

SBS and PPC&F halloween weekend

I got to play with one of the new Simply Betty Stamps this past weekend.
Betty is the biggest Halloween fan.
It's always awesome to see what she will come up with each year.
This little ghoul is called
copics used:
Skin: BV25, 20, YG11, E0000, R00
Hair: RV99, 95, 93, BV23, 20
Eyes: N8,6 Y38
Dress: RV99, 95, 93, 91, C3
Moon: W5, 3, 1, Y35, 21, 000
Tombstone: C5, 4, 3,0 0
Ground: W6, 4, 3, 0
Cross: T7, 5, 3 ,1
Bats: N7, 5, 3, Y38
copic spica: pink, purple, gold, black, silver