Monday, August 29, 2016


Hello everyone!  This is Cassandra from Creating with Color by Cassandra.  Even though it's still way over 100 degrees in my neck of the woods, I have a chilly winter lake scene to share with you today.   :)

My card features the DoveArt Studios ~ Winter Lake.  This is the beautiful image that I colored for the recent holiday release and I thought I would share it with you again over here.  I colored it in with Copic Sketch Markers. It's a super fun image to color.  And it could easily be mass produced for Christmas Cards.  Just sayin'.   ;)

Copic Sketch Colors
water ~ BG72, BG75, BG78
snow ~ C1, C2, C3, C5
scarf ~ R24, R46 R59
hat ~ T4, T5, T7
carrot ~ YR12, YR07
trees ~ E31, E35, E57, E79, G94, G99, BG99

Well my creative friends, that's it for me today.  I will see you all again soon.  Have a great day everyone!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Country Porch

Hello and welcome back to DoveArt Studios!  Rhea here today to share some inspiration with Jennifer Dove's New Release Country Porch.

This was such a fun image to color up!  And really represents the area where I live so I felt like a was coloring a part of my small country town.  I admit I used a ton of Copic Colors for this I couldn't even begin to list them all.  I just went with what I was feeling and it was wonderful to lose myself in this amazing image.

Until next time....

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Christmas with the Harvest Wreath

Hi Everyone,

Just popping in to share my project featuring the Harvest Wreath Rubber Stamp

I thought I would try water coloring the stamp and used my Derwent Inktense pencils. I love how vibrant they are but I definitely need practise!

I thought it would be fun to create a funky background so I used a Tim Holtz splatters stencil and inked it with distress inks layering up all the colours as I moved the stencil around and then I used a mini mister to wet it to help the colours mix and soften a little.

To tie it all together, I fussy cut around the image so I could pop it up, and then finished with a sentiment and a few little embellishments.

Thanks so much for stopping by and be sure to add the  Harvest Wreath Rubber Stamp to your wishlist for this year's Christmas cards!

Big Squeezes


Needs Wine!

It is hard to find a sweet Santa that doesn't look dopey but I think we nailed it!  This sweet Santa is making his list and seriously doesn't have time to do it twice so make sure you get on the correct list the first time around ;)  
C00 C1 C3 C5 C8
R24 R29 R59
E40 E41 E42 E43
E50 E51 R30
E31 E35 E57

This stamp is now available through CCDesigns or a local store can get this through their distributer.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Winter Lake

This image was super easy and fun to color up.  The perfect Christmas card I think because we can mass produce them.  I kept the layering simple for just that reason.  Thinking outside the box i brought in color combinations of blue, green, purple and a tad bit of peach.  Fun huh?!  This stamp is now available at CC Designs as well as your local stores.
BV0000 BV00
B12 B34

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Special Memories

This beautiful card was created by Marie Gamber.  I love how she used teals to make these shoes shine.  This stamp can be used for so many occasions but I love the way she left the shoes as the focal point and added aa little bling.  She totally nailed the shine too!!

BG20, BG72,  BG75 and BG 79
I added some cross hatching with a grey Faber Castelle Colored Pencil.  
I added some gold sequins for embellishment. 

You can see this and many more pieces of her beautiful work HERE

Harvest Wreath

Hello all, Dorinda here with the beginning of my Christmas Cards..

DoveArt Studios Harvest Wreath

I love that when images have such a diverse use.
This one is perfect for sympathy, Autumn, Christmas and more.
 And such a joy to color up

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

Monday, August 15, 2016

Moose Head

Hi all :)

I'm here today with a very clean and simple card featuring 'Moose Head'. I love how this turned out and how quick and easy it was to create.

Coloured with Copic Markers
Moose - E41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 49.
Background - BG02, Colourless Blender.

After colouring the Moose and background I simply stamped the sentiment with brown ink and cut the image out with a rectangle stitched die then foam mounted it onto a slightly bigger rectangle stitched die then placed it onto a folded card the same size as the bigger die. 

Thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Friday, August 12, 2016

Getting ready for Christmas - Making a List

Hello everyone,

Popping in to share my first Christmas card for this year using the NEW rubber stamp from DoveArt Studios called 'Making a List', I love the traditional look of this stamp, make's me feel like a kid again. 

I coloured the image using both Copic Markers and Kaszazz Alcohol Markers - 
Skin - E000, 00, 11, 93, 04.
Hair - W00, 2, 4
Glasses - N7, B000
White Trim - C1, 2, 4
Red Suit - R24, 27, 89
Boots - N3, 4, 6, 7
Santa's List - E50, 51, 53
Stool - E71, 74, 77, 79
Buckle - A1205, A7406, A122.

Hoping this card inspires you to also start your Christmas card making.


Andrea xx

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Beach Scene

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

I love Beach Scene. It has such a calming relaxed feel to it. I could sit on this beach all day!!

Copics Used... 
Sky; B0000, B000, B41, B52, B93 
Sea; B34, B97, B99, C9 
Sand; E50, E51, E53, E55 
Grass; YG93, YG95, YG99, G99 
LightHouse; W00, T0, T1, T3 
House/ Bucket; E31, E33, E99, C5 
Chimney/ Roof; C3, C5, C7 
Window Panes; BG70, B41 
White Woodwork/ Seagulls; C1, C3 
Spade/ Starfish/ Shutters; E97, YR27, E07 
Shells; Y28, E84, E87 

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

Monday, August 8, 2016

Peaceful Gardening

Hi all, Dorinda here.
Have you done much gardening this year?

I love doing it but wish I had more time.

This gorgeous scene has certainly produced some beautiful produce and blooms.
It's just soothing to look at.

This image is called Garden Bench.

I did write all colors down. There were tons and then I misplaced the list.
I do apologize. 

Big Hugs,

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Country Shed in Autumn

Hello, Andrea here today sharing the card I made for the New Release using 'Country Shed'.
Like everyone else I find choosing a favorite DoveArt Designs stamp near impossible but this one comes close, I live in a small country town but would love to live on a remote country property where I can have shed's just like this one, maybe one day but in the mean time I can just enjoying colouring this one :)

Copic Markers Used - 
Shed - E31, 33, 37
Wagon - E25, 27, 29
Tree - E74, 77, 79
Sky - B000
Leaves - Y17, 28, YR24, YG61, 63, 67, 
Shadows - C4, W2, 5.

I hope you like my card, thanks for stopping by

Andrea xx

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Winter Beauty

Hi all, Dorinda here to share my creation with the newest releases.
I know you've seen them.
I totally fell in love, but I do all Jenn's images.

I've used

I rarely do fancy but I love cardinals and this one really wanted to be done up.
I'm thrilled with how it's turned out.

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

Big Hugs,

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Sleigh Ride

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

Christmas is fast approaching, so it's time to start thinking about 'those' cards. Luckily, the recent Holiday Release from DoveArt Studios will help with just that!

This is Sleigh Ride and it's gorgeously frosty. Don't you just want to nip indoors for a Hot Choklit now?!

Copics Used... 
Winter Sky; C00, BG70, B0000, B60, BV20, Y000, Y00, Y11
Snow; C0, C1, C3, C5
Trees; E87, W5, W7, W9 Fir Tree; G29
Church; W1, W3, W3, W5
Stained Glass Windows; YG03, YG17, B69, R24
Horse; E44, E47
Horse Mane; E59, E49
Reins; 110
Sleigh Runners; N1, N3
Sleigh; E31, E33, E99, W3
Seat Cushions; T5, T7, T9
Clothing; B26, B39/ YG03, YG17, YG17/ R83, R85/ R24, R46, R59

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

Monday, August 1, 2016

Here is Lookin' at Yah!

This was super fun to make and I am always looking for stamps that work with masculine cards...this one was PERFECT!  I combined it with a few other DoveArt Studios stamps too.  I am putting links right below for a quick and easy access to the store.

After coloring this cute guy up I fussy cut him out (which was easy to do).  I stamped the trees and quickly colored the background up.  I added a little Stampendous chunky white embossing powder to the trees just by sprinkling it on top and heading below.  A little edge distressing and POW! man card DONE!  This would also make a fabulous Christmas card too don't you think?

E31 E33 E35 E57
E40 E41 E42 E43
Tree Background:  B0000 B91 B45