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.