Thursday, August 18, 2016

Harvest Wreath

Starting on those Christmas Cards..
DoveArt Studios Harvest Wreath
Creative Basics Basic Stitched Flag
Creative Basics Quilt Embossing Folders

I love that when images have such a diverse use.
This one is perfect for sympathy, Autumn, Christmas and more.
I colored this up with my copics, then cut out the image using the large die in 
I cut out the image frame using the half die; running it through one way,
then flipping and running it back through.
After cutting it out, I wanted some dimension,
so I used the Quilt Embossing Folder and attach the image
I then adhere my background papers and run my half die through; creating the pop up.
Attach the image piece and half way there.
using the Basic Stitched Flag I cut out a piece with the smallest size.
I stamped a sentiment carefully using a Misti, to get it precise..
I added a few I am Roses blooms but something was missing.
Ah Ha!! Using the button and sets tag, It was ready to go.

copics used:
grapes: BV08, 04, 02
holly berries: R39,35,32
raspberries: RV69, 66, 63, 02
leaves: G29, 17, YG03, YR27

Friday, August 12, 2016

Get your Quirky on

It's all about Bloobel Stamps this weekend over at Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Facebook Group!  We have a fun coloring contest and games with chances to win Gift Certificates to Bloobel Stamps Store! These are some of the funnest images to color and giggle over!
If you have any sense of humor you will have so much fun this weekend!  

I will proudly admit, I'm a horse of a different color. I like different.
I don't want to do the same thing someone else has done.
So, when I first saw Bloobel images, you know I loved them.

And when I found out, this weekend Paper Passionate and Friends is partying along with Lisa; 
The Creator of Bloobel images; I was like, OHHHHH YEAHHHHH!!!

It's going to be tons of fun so you HAVE to stop by.

I took Lisa's awesome images and just went wild.
I've never done wrinkles or color a skin tone a different color.
Both a huge challenge and pushed my comfort zone way over.
But I am thrilled with the results.

This is Zodiac 

Copics used:
Skin: YR27, 09, R05, 00 plus black prisma to add to the claw area. 
Grey 90% was used on her eyes.
White luminance pencil was used to add shine to here nose area, 
dress highlights and the front of her body
Hair: N9, 5, 1 black prisma
Dress: R17, 14, 24,22,20 working with only the lighter shades going down.
I used a black prisma pencil to add shading. 
yellow was added to break away the solid reds in body and clothing. 
The violet was added to pull the red down some in the back area to shade and add a new color.

and this handsome fellow is the 

copics used:
skin: E71, 43, 42, 41, 40, BV23, 20
Hair/tie: C6, 4, 1
Shirt: 17, 07,14

We'll see ya there. 
Oh, and don't forget to post or repost your Bloobels

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Easy Candle Gift Set; All Dressed Up

 I'm here today with some LDRS Creative inspiration
All Dressed Up Love that Dress
Dotted Wing Die Set

If you watched our HSN showcase, this Tea light card might look familiar.
Here's the story of how it came to be.
While waiting on dies to ship to the team, I was playing with ideas for this image.
 Angie suggested paper piecing.
We tried a few prints before settling on the dotted print and shiny vellum bow.
Using clear embossing powder on the fresh ink lines;
 gave the dress more dimension and movement.
I then fussy cut out the dress.
Cutting the extra vellum bow added even more demension.
The dropdown butterflies from the Dotted Wings Die Set; gave it the perfect embellishment.
Then I loaded her down with tons of gorgeous flowers and berries.
I fussy cut out the little pieces and scattered them about the box.
Then added some yummy lavender candles to match her colors.
 She turned out so sophisticated and super quick to make.
Copics Used:
Skin: E04, 11, 21, 00, 000, RV10
E29, 34, Y21
Here's a video of how I made my tealight card
There's also tons of still tutorials out there if that's your preference.
Big Hugs,

Thursday, July 28, 2016

DoveArt Studios Holiday Release

The hop has now ended.
Thank you all for playing with us. We are always so excited to do these.
We truly make these creations to inspire.

for the list of winners, please see DoveArt Studios FB
It's time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.

Introducing the holiday collection!!
Featuring 8 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:

Copics Used:
Birdhouse: E49, 43, 40
Pine: YG99, 95,93, E11, 13
Red bird: YR09,05 plus pencil
Female: E41, YR27 plus pencil


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
DoveArt Studios

Be sure and leave some love!

Monday, July 25, 2016

Big Release at LDRS Creative

Welcome to Day 1 of the LDRS Creative Really Big Release Party Blog Hop!  
We have 33 BRAND NEW PRODUCTS to show off this week!  
Make sure to stop by every day this week so you can see all the great 

Each day this week we are giving away a 

$20 Gift Card to the LDRS Store! 

To WIN all you have to do is leave a comment and sign up to receive our inspiration blog in your email :)  

Are you ready to see what's new today?

I'm so excited to be part of the hop today.
I've had to pleasure to work with several of these dies, folders and images during our HSN release.
And I love them all.
Celebrates Sentiment is used on the pull tab which is done using a label from Fancy Rectangles and Layers Die Set.
Make sure you check out the post at LDRS Creative for the Corinne and Stephanie's projects and of course, check back each day for the rest of the gang.
I'll pop back in in a couple of days with all the details of these cuties along with a tutorial of how the Honey Pot card was made.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Lamb Hugs

Happy Friday,
PPCF are celebrating Whimsy Stamps this weekend.
Whimsy has several gorgeous collections to choose from: Wee, Art by Miran and Lee Holland just to name a few.
The variety assures you will find your style of stamping.
Go check them out and come check us out for all the fun, art and discount code to start you
Whimsy Collection.

copics used:
Sking: E04, 91, 11, 21, 00, 000
Hair: R49, 27, 33, 30
clothing: B99, 97, 95, 93,91,  R85, 83, 81
lamb: W7, 4, 2
Flowers: R08, 05, 02
Grass: G28, 09, 03, 43

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Sweatshirt Love

Hi All, Dorinda here today using:

I think Sweatshirt Saturday by Saturated Canary is quite elegant.
So, I made her into a Cas fancy card. :D
When using cameo images like this one, it can be frustrating to not have a finished
edge on the image. what I've done, is cut her out with the Basic Pierced Oval
and "finish" her image down.
I did have to draw in some line with my markers and that's ok.
She now looks like she has a dress on.

I used a simple white shimmer sheetz and the Gilded Embossing Folder to give some
dimension but keep with the clean look on the top and a soft pattern on the bottom.
And finally, I love this sentiment but it was too long and would
cover that gorgeous frame.
I took the line in the Background Builders, cutting them apart and boom, I've got my
sentiment in super cute shapes that fit perfectly.

I hope you are playing with your dies and finding new ways to use them.
Leave me a comment with ideas.
I'd love to see what you come up with.

Big Super Hugs,

Copics Used:
Skin: E04,11, 21, 00, 000, R20
Hair: E47,09,13
Dress: BV08, 04, 02