Daily Archives: March 5, 2012

Copic Coloring Guide, Level 2 “Favorites” and Carry All Winner!

Good morning and welcome to a very special blog hop!  I’m excited to be part of the new Copic Coloring Guide, Level 2: Nature!

Authors Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker have partnered up again with the team at Annie’s Attic and some very talented artists and designers to bring you a quality publication packed full of techniques, theory, tutorials and inspiration.  The 64-page book is the next step in the Coloring Guide series, offering information and educational material for crafters of all skill levels.

From the introductory suggestions for creating a Copic journal and tips for working with digital images, to explanations of advanced blending techniques and detailed tutorials for coloring specific objects, the book presents useful information in an easy-to-follow format.

A bonus CD comes with the book that contains all of the hand-drawn images used in the tutorial section of the book, along with the assembly instructions for all of the projects.

Each participating designer is hopping today to give you a peak at their favorite project from the book – and a chance to WIN your own autographed copy!

You’re Enchanting

My project in the book features Kraftin Kimmie‘s Clarabelle along with Fairy Sentiments.

The techniques I’ve used here include shading with gray and leaving white as highlights, which you can find out more about in the book.  :)   (As a side note, I also dyed the ribbon using an R59 Copic.)

To help kick off the celebration of the new book, each designer on the hop is giving away an autographed copy, signed not only by Colleen and Marianne, but by the individual designer too! Please comment on this post for your chance to win your copy of mine! Commenting will be closed at 10 a.m. EST, Sunday, March 11th.  Winner will be chosen and info posted here on my blog on Sunday afternoon.

Following is a list of participating designers:

Can’t wait for your copy?  Copic Coloring Guide Level 2: Nature is now available at many stamping and scrapbooking stores.  Visit your local store today and ask about availability.  It is also sold through the Annie’s Attic catalog, accessible online HERE from AnniesAttic.com.


As for the Copic All Marker Carry Case, the winner is RITA S!  Big congrats, Rita!  I’ll be sending an email to get your info!  :)

Thanks SO much for visiting!  Have a great day!

Stamps:  Kraftin Kimmie Stamps “Clarabelle” (Moonlight Whispers) and “Fairy Sentiments”   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black    Paper:  Prism Cranberry Dark, X-Press It Blending Card, MyMind’s Eye Lime Twist “Happy Go Lucky” (6×6)  Accessories:  Copic markers (E0000, E00, E11, R20, E31, E33, E35, E57, R81, R83, R85, YG93, YG03, YG05, BG0000, BG10, BG13, R59, Y0000, C00, C1, C3, Colorless Blender), Karen Foster Charm Pin-up Brad, 1/4-inch seam binding.  Finished size  5″ x 5″.

MFT Previews, Day 6 – My Teepee or Yours?

Hi everyone! I’m back today with another March preview from My Favorite Things!  It’s Pure Innocence day, one of my faves!  This month we have Cowgirl, Cowboy, Indian Girl, Cute-a-tude, Puppy Girl and Precious Little Lamb Better Together.  I love them all, but I really love Indian Girl.

I first stamped her onto an oval shape die-cut with MFT’s Oval STAX Die-namics, a new series of nesting dies.   This month’s sets are the first in a series and they’re designed to layer with the large Oval Doily Die-namics. Each set contains seven pieces, retailing for $26.95, very competitive with other nesting dies currently on the market. Here I’ve used one of the oval STAX Die-namics with Oval Open Scallop Doily.   The dots around the oval were created using a wine Copic multi-liner.

I broke out of my “norm” with skin tones using E11 as the base, shading with E13 with a bit of E15.

I layered our new Royal Rose, rolling together the brick and dotted papers.  Behind the flower I placed 1 1/2 Leafy Flourishes.  (This is NOT the new Large Leafy Flourish, but the original, smaller one.)  There is a whole flourish above the flower and two pieces of another below.  Don’t be afraid to cut them apart to fit what you need!  :)

Also, along the bottom on the front, I’ve used Little Open Scallop Strip Die-namics.

On the inside, I stamped another sentiment from the set along with a silhouette of the girl.

Here are the details about the upcoming release:

  • You can attend the New Release Party on March 6th from 8-10 PM EST here in the MFT forum where you can enjoy fun, games and PRIZES!
  • The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, will take place March 6th at 10 p.m. EST. You’ll find all the newest products here at release time.
  • The guest designer contest is ON!  Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win over $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
  • Teaser prizes continue so be sure to leave comments as you look! You can find direct links to all participating DT HERE.  Each day, two prize vouchers are held by two members of our design team.  You’ll have all week to comment on each of the posts and all winners will be posted on Kim’s blog on Tuesday, March 6th around 7:30pm.

I’ll be back tomorrow night at 10 p.m. EST for MFT’s New Product Tour.  Thanks for stopping by!  :)

Stamps:  My Favorite Things “Indian Girl” (Pure Innocence)   Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Potter’s Clay    Paper:  Bazzill, X-Press It Blending Card, My Mind’s Eye On the Bright Side “One” (6×6)  Accessories:  Copic markers (E11, E13, E15, E18, E31, E33, E35, E40, E41, E43, R24, R29, R59, BG70, W00, W1), Prismacolor pencils, Copic Wine 0.1 Multiliner, My Favorite Things “Oval STAX,” “Leafy Flourish,” “Royal Rose,” “Oval Open Scallop Doily” and “LittleOpen Scallop Strip” Die-namics, foam boosters.  Finished size  4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.