I love that when looking at this card I can almost hear the crashing of the waves and smell the salt air. This is one of the newly released stamps and can be found in one of your local stores (all you have to do is ask). They can find it through CCDesigns or their distributers.
For this stamp I cut out the sand portions and layered it 2 extra times to create dimension. In real life it really does pop.
I really love this stamp and wanted to try creating a frame around my card by stamping the stamp multiple times. By masking certain areas and selectively inking and turning the stamp, I was able to carefully build the flowers around the edge whilst keeping the butterfly as the main focus.
The main image was coloured with Copic Markers and then once I had cropped my design using the LawnFawn stitched rectangle dies, I sponged Distress Inks around the edges to darken them, helping to draw attention to the focal point of the butterfly.
I think masking flower images like this and building a frame around your card design is a fun way to extend the use of your stamps in a creative way.
I LOVE this fish but my favourite part is that the googly eye is so funny! It's just perfect I reckon. haha
This was one of those cards that I was struggling with at first. I was a little disappointed with how my fish was looking but man oh man, when I thought to add the googly eye it just 'made' the card and everything fell into place for me.
Even though the DoveArt range of stamps is on the realistic side of illustrating, it doesn't mean you can't creatively add some cartoony elements. In this example I thought it would be fun to pop a little character on top of the cupcake and incorporate a fun abstract background.
Then I coloured the image with copic markers and fussy cut the image leaving a white border.
created the background using watercolour paper and I stamped the
sentiment with Gesso that I had thinned out with water and then I
thought it would be fun to used the 'Falling Snow' background stamp to add more texture and interest.
using my distress ink pads (Peacock feathers, dusty concord & worn
lipstick) I diluted them with water and then applied the colours to the
background. Then I spritzed the page with a bit of water to allow the
colours to run together but I was careful not to let it get too mixed. I
dabbed off some of the excess with a paper towel and then I heat set
I repeated the steps adding another layer of colours to help
add more texture and finally I flicked it with a few flicks of purple.
mounted the image with foam squares to add some dimension and then
adhered the panel onto a light brown card base to tie the cupcake and
elements all together.
I also coloured and cut out an extra pepper so that I could pop it up over the paw of the cat to add some interest.
The image was coloured with Copic markers but at the end to help create even more texture in the cat, I added some additional detail using very sharp pencils, a mixture of prismacolor and polychromos depending on the colour I wanted to match.
I wasn't sure which sentiment I would use until I noticed the 'Thank you for handling me with care' sentiment from My favorite things - you've got mail collection. I thought it was quite fitting for the scene I had created.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope I have inspired you to build a scene with the incredible DoverArt stamps.
Being the nutbag that I am, I wanted to try and colour the birds as realistic as possible and I was totally stumped on what one of the birds were. I was so obsessed in finding out what it was that I even asked for ideas in a bird forum!
I love how the finished card turned out. It's just such a fabulous image for bird lovers!
As you can imagine. I used a pile of markers to complete this beauty!
How impressive are the New Release Rubber Stamps from DoveArt Studios? I hope you had a chance to hop around the hop on the weekend, some pretty awesome inspiration there.
Click HERE to see where you can purchase the New Stamp along with all the wonderful older stamps
I love this card layout that flattens for shipping but can pop up to make this cute card in a box. I used the new release Bouquet stamp and colored it multiple times and cut it out to create the bouquet look. Not everything needs to be a flat card right?
Copic colors used:
R81 R83 R85 R59
B21 B24 B28
You can find the stamp "Bouquet" and the sentiment set "Simply Sweet" at CCDesigns or you local stamp store. Links on the side of the blog HERE
JANP - Bouquet is my favorite. But they are all wonderful. I hope to learn how to create such masterpieces! What a clever way to present your new release. Congrats ladies please contact me with your mailing address and a NEW Release stamp will be mailed to you. You can contact me at Jennifer@Doveartstudios.com and I will pass your info on to Christine at CCDesigns who will ship it out to you.
It's time for our NEW RELEASE from CCDesigns and DoveArt Studios.
Featuring 8 NEW
stamps to add to the
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
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:
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. 2 random comments from two random blogs will be chosen on Sunday June 12th to win a new release stamp.
This was a fun image to color. I chose not to cut out the sentiment when I got the stamp so that it was all one piece. But the nice thing is you have a choice if you want to use something else. I fussy cut one of the flowers and popped it up.
This stamp is now available with the latest release HERE
There is just something about black and white that looks so great on a card. So do these Zebras.
I created my own background for them to sit upon. I think they are a bit camouflaged don't you? This image has got to be the quickest thing I have ever gotten to color. All you do is color in the shadow areas to give the appearance of a white Zebra.
N0 N2 N4 N6
I added the sentiment from Simply Sweet Sentiment. You can find both these stamps at CCDesigns or at your local craft store. If they do not have them yet they can be ordered. Check out the link on the side for a few places that carry DoveArt Studios line of stamps.
Seems like way too long in between DoveArt Studio cards for me, so thought I should remedy that with this yummy Cup Cake card. It's pretty hard to go past a chocolate cupcake isn't it, especially ones with sprinkles on top! I hope you enjoy this one.
Coloured with Copic Markers - E44, 47, 49, RV52, 62, 55, Brown Copic Multi Liner 0.03 and a white gel pen.
This beautiful card was done by Maria. I love the simplicity of the card. The subtle clouds are such a compliment to the stamp. I think sometimes we tend to overcomplicate cards, when really they can just speak for themselves. You can see more of her work on her blog HERE.