Saturday, July 8, 2017

Lily Pad

This is Barbara and 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.

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

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

Friday, July 7, 2017

not such a bad dog!...

Good morning everyone,

It's Sue here today with some Bad Doggy cuteness!

I don't know about you but I could n't be cross with him for too long!
This gorgeous stamp is available to buy by from CC Designs - DoveArt Studios 
by  following the link

Inks Used -
Copic Markers 
Bad Doggy - E79, E77, E74, E71
Raggedy Hat - RV56, RV34, RV32, RV11
Grass - YG97, YG67, YG25, YG03

Thank you for popping by...
If you want to find out a bit more about how I made this card please visit me at

Happy creating...
love from

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Tall Cactus - Thank You

Another warm weather friend for you today...but I wouldn't give it a hug.  This tall Cactus is a fun one to color.  I did the background using glossy yardstick and the Copic airbrush system.  It is a fun way to make paper that coincides with the stamp you are coloring.
I love using tip to pallet to bring a second color into the coloring that normally might not blend well together.  for this one I added a little R89 with the YG03 to add color to the tips of one of the cactus clusters.  Just don't forget to clean off the YG03 before putting it away or you will have a surprise next use.

YG03 YG95 G99 
YG03 YG17 YG67
E08 E47


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Southwest Mountain

This is a similar view when you visit parts of Arizona.  The red rocks jutting out of the ground like some mars landscape.  The heat radiating up and drying you to the core.   I wish I could enjoy the beauty from the inside of a air conditioned bubble...oh wait I can....DONT get out of your car.  It is a sight to see though.  This stamp is now available through C.C.Designs.
I love adding purples or blues over oranges and reds.  It really give a pretty accent to colors.  Don't think you can't add crazy colors in almost the "normal" to give it that special touch.

E33 E47
W1 W3 W5
E08 R89
YG03 YG95 G99

Smell the Salty Air

Living most of my life on the coast, this brings back so many fond memories.  I lived in Oregon, on the coast in Eureka, CA., and in Dutch Harbor, I live in the hot desert of Arizona (what was I thinking?).  I am definitely a coastal girl at heart and look forward  to the sound of the seagulls and the crashing of the waves with the sand between my toes and that smell of salty kelp that is drying in the wind.  For now I can dream (and color up images) of the sea.
This stamp from C.C. Designs "Beach Front" is now available.  

E08 R89
W1 W3 W5
YG95 G99

Bridge Over Water

I love this stamp (from C.C. Designs).  It is a very calming scenery.  I can almost hear the water trickling under the bridge in the stamp Bridge Over Water.  It is a quick and easy image to color and makes a great feminine or masculine card depending on the colors chosen for the paper.
Trees with details are so easy to color.  Keep in mind you want to keep a highlight to separate the "clusters" of the different positions of the leaf areas to give the illusion of depth.  Literally this is just a bunch of fat smooshy dots places over the detail of the stamp, semi-blending from dark to light.  This could be a beautiful fall image by just changing the color of the foliage in the trees too.

Stamp:  DoveArt Studios Bridge Over Water

W1 W3 W5
YG03 YG17 YG67
YG95 G99

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Parrot Duo

This is Barbara here and I wanted to share my card from the blog hop release. I used Parrot Duo to create a card I could send for any occasion.  Sometimes just sending out a card to say hello is perfect.

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

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Break through the Wall!

Hello friends, how are you all today? I've had a such a fun time creating this card I couldn't wait to share it with you!

Brick Wall Background  and Scaredy Cat

Copic Colours I used
Bricks - E53, 55, 57
Grout - E42, 43
Scaredy Cat - YR02, 04, 07, 18, 27. T3, 5, 7, 9

I hope you enjoyed viewing this card as much as I did creating it!

Andrea xx

Sunday, June 11, 2017

New Release - Gazebo Overlook

Hi all, hope you are all well and getting your crafting on! How could you not with this beautiful new release just waiting to be touched by your creative hands :)

I had the pleasure of colouring up the gorgeous Gazebo Overlook stamp twice!

Here is the first one I coloured, a night scene, which I was so happy with until I decided to fussy cut it and yep you guessed it I accidentally cut off some of the edges so I made the best of what I had and cut it into a rectangle, which isn't bad but not my idea look.

Copics I used were - 
Gazebo - R14, 24, 27, 59, Y21, 23, 26, 28
Sky - B79, 69, 66, 63, C0, 1, 2, 4
Hills - BG75, 72, 78
Water - BG000, 01, 05, 07
Cliff face - W3, 5, 6
Trees/Greenery - YG99,97, 95, 93, E44, 47, 49

The second one I coloured, a daytime scene, looks much nicer in real life, the photo doesn't do it justice. 

Copics I used for this one were - 
Gazebo - R14, 24, 27, Y21, 23, 26, 28
Sky - B0000, 000, 00, 01
Hills - B99, BG72, 75, 78
Water - BG000, 01, 02
Cliff Face - W1, 3, 5
Trees/Greenery - YG21, 23, 17, E44, 47.

You can find this rubber stamp - HERE

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx  

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Beach Front

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

Did you see all the lovely new stamps in the release earlier this month. They are all gorgeous, but today, I am sharing Beach Front. I could sit on this beach all day!

UK Peeps, you can get your DoveArt Studios fix from Dies to Die For.

Edding Colours Used... 
 Sky; 41
Sand; 5, 43, 13
Seagull; 12
Boat; 18, 21, 17
Grass; 11, 15, 27

DoveArt Studios Beach Front Rubber Stamp 

Thanks for stopping by... Have a great day.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June Release Hop

2017 June Release

Winners!!  Thank you all for the sweet comments and for taking the time out of your life to admire each DT members blogs for inspiration.  The winners have been chosen randomly.  Congrats to the winners...
stunning release, what an Amazing job your DT has done showing them.. yes again another hard pick as they are all so amazing.. my favorite is the Brickwall background stamp.. but so love the flag too... hugs
I love all of the stamps and of the Design Team cards were amazing. My favorites are the Parrot Duo, Flag Works, and Sandcastle small.
Please contact me at (jennifer at doveartstudios dot com) with your mailing address and I will pass them on to CCDesigns to mail out your new stamp.
Well, you have made it to the end of the hop.  Wasn't that awesome?!!  We really do hope you enjoyed it.  Now just leave a final comment telling us the favorite new stamp or card created and then come back Sunday to see if you have won.  Remember you can go grab the stamps now at one of your local or online stores or direct from CCDesigns.
If you missed the hop you can start back at Jennifer Dove's blog and go from there.  Here is the blog hop list.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Tall Cactus

Howdy!  This is Barbara and for this card I've used DoveArt Studio's Tall Cactus rubber stamp.  I was looking for a soft male card for a graduation so I chose colors that were less bold.  Then I doodled around the stamp to give it a border and created a simple card.

Here are the Copic colors I used ... 

YG21, 23, 17, 93, 95, 97
G40, 24, 19
BG11, 32, 13
YR24, 23, Y32

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Boat Harbor

Bonjour! This is Barbara and I've created a birthday card using DoveArt Studios'  Boat Harbor stamp. I wanted to color a little bit of water and these boats also allowed me to add in some colors.  The cheese cloth was used to symbolize a fishing net.  I still see cheese cloth but I think that's because I made it.  LOL

Here are the Copic markers that I used for coloring:

YG25, 63, 17, G28, 24, 40
B91, 02, 04, BG 34, 10, 11, 13
E23, 41, 27, 31
R29, 14, 05

For more information on the card you can visit my blog ForgottenScraps.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Country Shed

I set out to create a card but ended up with an envelop instead. This uses the Country Shed rubber stamp and it was stamped on balsa wood.  I planned to add a little color but the balsa wood started to disintegrate so I ditched that idea and went with a monochrome focus.

I did, however, manage to color the leaves with Copic colors E11, E23, E25 and YG93.

Hope you enjoy this tidbit of inspiration.  
For more details, you can visit my blog:

Friday, April 7, 2017

Set of Four Cards Easter Cards

Happy Easter!!

Hello friends, here's my latest projects, four Easter Cards using the fabulous Egg Hunt Background from DoveArt Studios and some cute Baby Bunnies from C. C. Designs I had so much fun creating four different cards using this awesome Egg Hunt Background!

Copic's Used
Baby Bunny - Skin - E000, 00, 01, 93
Hair - Y21, E55
Bunny Suit - R81, 83, 85, C0, 1.
Butterfly - BV000, 01, 08.
Egg Hunt Background - BG10, 11, 13, 15, 18, Y000, 00, 01. W3, 5.
Silver Gel Pen.

Egg Hunt Background,  Sweet November Baby Bunnies, CC. Designs Sentiments.

Copic's Used
Baby Bunny - Skin E000, 00, 01, 11.
Hair - Y21, E55
Bunny Suit - G20, 40, 43, W1, 2, C1, 3.
Chick - Y02, 04, 08
Egg Hunt Background - YG13, 25, 17. Y21, 26, 28,
Gold Gel Pen.

Copic's Used
Baby Buuny - Skin - E000, 00, 01, 02, 93.
Hair - W3, 5, 7
Bunny Suit - Y00, 02, 06
Egg - E70, 71, BG10, 11, 13, YR01
Egg Hunt Background - G40, 43, 46, B0000, 000, 00, 01. BG10, 11, 13. RV000, 00, 01. V0000, 000, 01, 04. Y00, 02. YR000, 00, 01. W3, 5.

Copic's Used
Baby Bunny - Skin E000, 00, 01, 11.
Hair - Y21, E55
Bunny Suit - Blue - B0000, 000, 01, C1, 2. Green - BG10, 11, 13, 15, C1, 2.
Bunny - C1, 2, 3.
Egg - Y02, B000, 00.
Egg Hunt Background - RV52, 63, 55, C1, 3, 5.

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Relaxing on the Back Porch.

Hello friends :)

I hope you all enjoyed the hop and the new stamps, here's my card with the colours I used. All of the DoveArt Studios stamps are a pleasure to colour and can be found HERE.

Copic Markers

House - Y21, 23, 26, W1, 3.
Curtains - RV91, 93, 95.
Shutters - G00
Windows - W1, 3
Pillars - W1, 3
Chair - E71, 74, 77, 79
Porch - E43, 44, 47
Pots & Bird Bath - E02, 04, 07
Pink Flowers - RV91, 93, 95, 99
Yellow Flowers - Y15, 19
Lavender Flowers - V20, 22, 25, 17
Sky - B91, 93
Greens - G40, 43, 46, 28, YG21, 
Shadows - W3, 5.

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Friday, March 17, 2017

Ribbit. Look at those Lily Pads.

Hello and Welcome. Dorinda here to share one of the newest releases from DoveArt Studios.
I personally can't wait to color them all.
Today, I've used
Lily Pad

I really enjoyed coloring this image ad framing it CAS.
It's just perfect :D

Copics used:
Flowers: RV09,04,02,0000, Y38
Frog and lili pads: G29, YG05, BG96
Water: B99,12,BG96,49,10, YG05
N7 was used for shading
a few water drops were added using N6,3 and white multiliner.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tall Cactus

Hi everyone, it's Faye here today :)

Did you see the latest release? Wasn't it gorgeous? 

I got to have some fun with Tall Cactus...

I thought I'd challenge myself to colour the image with just seven colours. I enjoyed that so much, I wanted to see how different the same image, with the same colours would look on Kraft Cardstock...

So there you go! ;)

Copics Used... 
Green; YG06, G17, G05, YG67, W5 
Grounding/ Pot; W1, W3, W5

Thanks for stopping by... Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Fun Blog Hop - March Release

Thank you for joining us for the RELEASE from CCDesigns.
Winners have been chosen - Diane and Donna you are the winners!  Thank you all for hopping and your extremely sweet, kind words.  
Every scene is beautiful, but the Back Porch is my favorite. The coloring on all the cards is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Truly a stunning collection Jennifer and your Back Porch is definitely one of my faves. Such a peaceful scene and your coloring and design is so amazing. I'm also partial to Water Mill because it reminds me of where I grew up but all of the stamps are truly inspired! Fabulous Hop! Thanks so much for a chance to win. xxD

Please contact Christine with C.C. Designs to claim your winners stamp at

I hope you enjoyed the inspiration you saw along the way.  I think the Design Team did a great job.  All you need to do now is leave a comment below telling us your favorite in the new release or the card you found super yummy.  Here is one last card before you comment.

If you didn't get a chance to see them all and comment, please follow the links below and check them all out.  You can also head over to C.C. Designs and get the release that is now available to be shipped to you.

Here is how you play to be in the random drawing:

1.  Visit each design team member's blog (Blog roll below).  If you are starting on the DoveArts  Studios 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.  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.

Jennifer Dove
DoveArt Studios - You are here

Be sure and leave some love!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Smiles in Bloom

Hi ya, Dorinda here today with the sweet smiles of Spring

I just love flower images.
As I colored this DoveArt image up, it seemed to transform to Spring. 
This image is just gorgeous.

It's called 
 Bouquet  and teamed with
DoveArt Sentiments Simply Sweet

Copics used 
R39, 37, 35, 32
V28, 22
E18, 17, Y38,32
G28, YG03, 21

Monday, February 13, 2017

Ahhhh relaxing by the lake - Gone Fishing

Hi all :)

Andrea here with a card I made for my nephews 23rd birthday, I think he will love the idea of relaxing by the river with a fishing rod in hand.

I was colouring this image at a girlfriends house and packed up to go home without listing the markers I used sorry.

I love this stamp, the men in my life seem to love their trucks (Utes) and fishing so I'm sure it will be used many many times :)

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Hot Dam, A New Home

Hi and Welcome to DoveArt Studios,
Dorinda here today with this gorgeous Beaver
using dies by Creative Basics
Fancy Rectangles & Layers

One of the best things for me and Jenn's images are how life like they are.
I think it is amazing to finish an image and "see" the animal or scene.

Copics used:
Beaver: E21, 47, 57, R02, yellow pencil
Tree: E50, 77,71
G24, 28

Till next time,