Copic Coloring Guide Blog Hop


How about a Copic Coloring Guide Blog Hop!? We have beautiful coloring, stunning card projects, and BLOG CANDY!

I am fortunate to have 2 projects included in the new Copic Coloring Guide by Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker! This wonderful resource contains information about the different styles of Copic markers, explains the coloring/numbering system, details how to pick good blending groups, teaches a number of blending techniques through illustrated tutorials, and de-mistifies the colorless blender marker.  Each card project includes step-by-step coloring AND assembly instructions…  along with supply lists and manufacturer information to make recreating the projects simple and easy.

 

 

Here is a sneak at my favorite project from the book…Joy for the Journey from page 22. I’ve always loved these hot air balloons from Verve. This particular one is colored with Copic Marker (BG70,BG72,E31,Y17,Y19,YG21,YG25,YR02 and YR07). Dies are from Sizzix (Top Note and Tattered Florals). You’ll find it on page 22, right in the middle of over 40 beautiful projects (separated into beginner, intermediate and advanced skill level) colored by some of my favorite people in the papercrafting industry.

 

You can find more information about the Copic Coloring Guide HERE (also available in PDF electronic download).

Would you like to win an AUTOGRAPHED copy?  Each of the contributing designers is hopping today and each one is giving away a copy of the book…  signed by both authors AND the designer.

To be eligible to win, please leave a comment on THIS post and fill in the blank: I realized that I loved Copic Markers when _________________________.

 

Posting will close at midnight on Saturday (July 9) and the winner will be posted on Monday, July 11.

 

Make sure to visit each of the designers blogs to see their favorite project from the book and for a chance to win your own autographed copy:

 

294 responses to “Copic Coloring Guide Blog Hop

  1. Jo Ann Glenn

    I love the yellow greens – YG01, YG21, and YG25. Green is my favorite color!

  2. JoAnn Burnham

    Cute card. Love your coloring. I realized that I love Copic markers when I tried them and they are so easy to blend, plus all the beautiful images I have seen that were colored with Copics. I have just started getting some Copics to try. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Hey Lori, this is a gorgeous project! I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I got a chance to use them for the first time. It was instant love! Thanks for the chance to win 😀

  4. Oh golly – this is so, so beautiful. I like coloring anything with Copics but I guess my favorites are people and anything floral. “I realized I loved Copics when I could blend and shade without the cardstock pilling.

  5. Your project is beautiful. Ok I realized that I loved Copic markers when I found that it was such a fun way to color as an adult!!!

  6. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when i found out how easy they were to use and how nice they make peoples faces look

  7. I realized I loved Copic markers when my good friend, Tanya demonstrated them for me and I saw how awesome they were. Great card, that balloon set from verve is very cute!

  8. your card is so PRETTY! I do not have any copics yet, as I do not know how to use them, so this book would be great for me! I can not fill in that sentence, sorry. I can say that I am in envy of those who know how to use them. I so want to take a class, but I never see any in NJ
    Thanks for the opportunity!
    Susan

  9. emily cossins

    I realized I loved Copic markers when I blended them and got such great results.

  10. Your card is just so cute. I knew I love Copic markers when I couldn’t wait to find something to color, and wouldn’t allow anyone in my family to touch them..

  11. Lori! I love this project too… and I’m so thrilled to have worked with you on this project… thank you SO much! I’ve ALWAYS loved Copics! LOL

  12. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when …. I used them the first time. The colors were so vibrant and no matter how many times you color in with them, they keep their actual color.

  13. When… my friend gave me a few for my birthday. I’ve been hooked ever since.
    I adore your card. I’m in love with hot air balloons this summer.

  14. I love to color the Just-Rite stamps, Magnolia and my cutouts from the Cricut machine.

  15. I realized I loved Copics the very first time I used them. The way the ink just flowed from the pen onto the paper. I have never looked back!!

  16. When I learned that you could blend/shade colours irght on your stamped images!
    Lovely card, love that balloon stamp!

  17. oh wow! look at the shading on your balloons! gorgeous!
    to finish the sentence:
    …….when I received my first card that was colored with copics. the colors were so vibrant and vivid. knew that someday I would start collecting. I am still at the beginning stage, but getting there one marker at a time! :)

  18. I discovered I loved Copic markers when I realized I could get the same soft blended look I’m able to get with paint, but only in a more clean, controlled way. AND I could do it anywhere.
    Dana

  19. Love your card, beautiful coloring, i love to color jeans with B-91,93,97

    would love to have a copy of this book.

    carolyn

  20. Awesome addition to the book babe! So sunny and bright….just like you!

  21. Robin Arnold

    I realized I loved Copic markers when I took my first class and learned how to used them.

  22. WOW – love this card. I realized I love Copics when I got my first set of 12 and have been hooked ever since. Still need many more colors though – can’t have enough colors or enough time to color!

  23. I own a few Copic markers and love them. I am a less-than beginner and would love to get the book to better my pitiful skills. Thanks for this chance to get it!

  24. I don’t own any Copics … yet! But I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I started seeing all the lovely cards on the blogs I follow. And I’d love to learn how to create some myself! 😉

  25. I realized I loved copic markers when I started accidentally buying the same color twice!

  26. Oh I love how you did the sky and clouds – something to bookmark and remember! Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity.

  27. GORGEOUS card!!! I always have loved hot air balloons, and your card is just stunning! I love how the “sun” is hitting the balloon, and that you show the light areas so beautifully! (I’m not sure that makes sense but I hope it does!) I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I discovered the rich colors and that you can blend them! I think it’s amazing that you can blend the colors!! Thank you for the chance to win this book!! I’d LOVE to own it!

  28. Hi Lori. Great class last month in Philly!
    I first realized I loved Copic markers the first time I drew a line with one. It was instant. It just went on the paper so nice and felt right!

  29. I realized I loved copic markers after the first item coloured. And that was this week. realized they were a requirement for me after seeing all the wonderful things done with them. Absolutely a necessity

  30. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I saw how fast I can achieve really vibrant colouring with them and ever since then I love them more each time I use them!

  31. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I used them for the first time and did not have any transition lines between color shades. Everything blended so beautifully. Though I am far from being an expert colorer, Copics still make your work look so dog gone good.

  32. Stunning card! I knew I loved them the first time I used them! They are fabulous! :)

  33. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I was coloring a superheroes face and using 3 different colors, they blended into an incredible effect that I could never get with any other media. Love ’em.

  34. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I would buy markers instead of clothes for myself! That is true LOVE!

    Love the shine on your ballon!

    Thanks for the chance to win;)

    Janette G.

  35. Lori… I love this card.. It reminds me of summer! Nice and refreshing, sweet and wonderful. Like you, as you are one of the most wonderful people I know.. Hugs. Jennie

  36. Stunning card…so beautiful. I realized I loved copics the firts time I colored with them.

  37. ……when I realized how quickly I avoided buying new stamps to offset the cost of buying Copics!
    Your card gives one such a peaceful, calm feeling with that beautiful hot air balloon! Your coloring just brought it to life, and I love the clouds and colors. TFS the chance to win a copy of this amazing book!

  38. Lookie at that gorgeous balloon, miss Lori! Love the mix of cloud patterns with the plaid all tied up with that purty texty flower, too!

    …when I finally broke down, bought them and started using them! Oh, and a certain person by the name of Kim did a little demo for me at CHA and that pretty much hooked me as well!

  39. Gail Devlin

    At age 67, after years of knitting, sewing, and some stamping, I am now addicted to card making. Having just begun, my supplies, equipment and knowledge are very limited. I do love to color flowers but at present cannot afford Copics.

  40. Thanks for sharing your card. The colouring of the balloon is wonderful and so 3D it actually looks round. I realized I loved Copics the first time I used them. I purchased just the skin tones because that was all I was going to need! But they went so well I’m now slowly buying a couple at a time to try to build up a supply. I would love to learn how to use them properly and to learn the shading and shadowing. Thankyou for being so clever and sharing your talent.

  41. …when I started following Debbie Olsen’s blog. Your example today is just wonderful as well. Thanks for the chance to win.

  42. I often found myself admiring the images on blogs that used Copics. I sent for a trio to try them for myself. I realized I loved Copics when I was able to get amazing results almost immediately! I had been working with colored pencils previously, and really struggled to get satisfying shading. I was hooked!

  43. Cute card, love the colors and how bright it looks.
    I realized I loved copics when I first saw a card made with the image colored in with copics and then when I tried them and saw how well they blend.

  44. I realized I love my copic markers when I only wanted to use them to color my images! All other color mediums do not hold a candle to my copics!

  45. I realized I loved Copics when I saw a demo using them and realized they were SO MUCH better than the markers I was using! Blending and no lines? I thought they were the next best thing since sliced bread!

  46. Lovely card, Lori! I fell for Copics the first time I actually tried them. I only had a couple of random colors, but they colored and blended so beautifully, I was smitten!

  47. What a fabulous card!!! I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I saw some of Debbie Olson’s work on her blog. I’d love to win this valuable resource!

  48. The hot air ballon is gorgeous! I love flowers and coloring them is so much fun, but I do need to learn how to work better with the markers, as well as how to color other images.
    Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful book!

  49. Great card! I really liked the look of images I saw on blogs coloured with Copics but I realized that I LOVED Copic Markers when I first tried them and saw how you could blend colours!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  50. easy answer…the first time I colored with them and the paper did not ball up when I blended my colors!!! Thanks for the chance to win the ‘how to’ book!

  51. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I found out i could change the colors of my embellishments to match my photos perfectly :)

  52. Love the card and I realized I loved copics when I just had to buy one more and then one more and just one more etc

  53. when 144 colors just wasnt enough!

  54. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I took a class and then went out and bought some papertrey ink thick white card stock and could blend away without bleeding out of my images.

  55. Gorgeous card, Lori! I realized I loved Copic Markers when I started coloring people and got such lovely skin tones.

  56. I realized that I loved Copic markers when I saw that I could create a very professional project with very little effort!

  57. Gerlinde Townsley

    I knew I loved Copic markers when I had to buy 3 pinks for a class with Beate. I had done all the research and was told other alcohol markers are comparable – NOT! Would love to own a copy of this book and improve my skills with Copics.

  58. ……..When I figured out how to use them!!! I remember my fist Copic purchase-a red one, a blue one, a green one. Totally wrong! I did figure it out and have been happily coloring for about a year now. Love your card and congrats on being published in the book!

  59. I knew I loved Copic markers the first time I tried them and I rediscovered how relaxing coloring is!

  60. Congrats Lori!! Your work is fabulous!! I actually told myself I wasn’t even going to think about getting into copics when all of my friends were but then I tried them!! I realized that I loved copic markers when I discovered all of the amazing things you can do with them!!

  61. Beautiful card! I have not used Copics- yet! But, I THINK (but pretty darn sure!) I will love Copics because they make the hair on the colored people look AMAZING!

  62. I don’t have my Copics yet, but I do love the look. I see amazing images colored with them!

  63. gorgeous coloring & i love that sheet music flower-such a beautiful card!
    i first knew i loved Copics the very first time i tried them! i had been inspired to try them when drooling over creations some of my favorite DT members!

  64. Kathleen S

    when I saw the blender pen in action!!!

  65. Stunning work, as ususal!!

    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I used them for the very first time! I love, love my copics!!!

  66. Wow, your coloring on this image is wonderful. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I first tried them and realized how easy they are to use and make things look GREAT!

  67. I love the copic blog hops – they are so fun and inspiring and always have the best things to win! I have my heart set on this book!!!
    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I realized how EASY they make it to color!!! I always say it’s not me, it’s the markers. *giggle*

  68. Lee Cockrum

    I realized I loved Copic markers when I realized it was impossible to ruin them! Then I felt like I was safe to “mess around” and learn!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  69. Pauline Power Burke

    I realised that I loved copic marker when I when out and bought a set of after 72 after hearing some other crafters talking about them. I had no markers at the time and needed a good set. I love them but need to learn so much more about them. You are a very professional crafter keep up the great work x

  70. I loved copic markers when I saw how bright and dynamic they made my images. They really bring images to life! I just need to learn how to use them better.

  71. Lynn Finkelstein

    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I first held them in my hand and felt how smoothly the color goes down.

  72. I kept seeing so many cards colored with Copics posted on SCS and I knew I needed to try them. I realized that I loved Copic Markers after I purchased a couple to try. Now I need to learn how to use them to the best advantage. I would love to win the autographed Copic Coloring Guide then I could really practice.

  73. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I spent two weeks of groceries on them and used up what I had on the freezer and in the pantry!!!

  74. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I stumbled upon Marianne Walker’s blog. Since then I have been slowly buying them up. I almost have them all – about 15 to go.

  75. Karen Gagnon

    I haven’t tried copics yet but I certainly like everything I see. The colours are absolutely gorgeous!

  76. When I first got my hands on them! The way they just flowed and blended I was hooked. Add in the ABS 2 and I was addicted. I Love my copic markers!

    TFS and for the chance to win

    KimMJ

  77. I realized that I loved Copic markers when… I found out about the color naming/ID system! I love to organize things & fell in love with the markers when I realized that they could be sorted/organized by the number. It will make it so easy to keep track of colors that I have as I expand my collection (I just got my first markers today) and it will make it a lot easier to learn how to blend the colors :-)

  78. Bette Abdu

    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I awoke from a dream and knew what colors I had to add to my collection.

  79. Your balloon card is awesome so bright and cheery. I love Copic’s and am certified but not close to your coloring your amazing.
    Jeanine

  80. Geri Greening

    I realized that I loved Copic markers when my coloring didn’t look like a 5 year old colored it! Honestly, these things are amazing…even MY coloring looks great (and I pretty much failed coloring in grade school) !!!

  81. Cute card–I love it! To finish your sentence, I would add: “I saw the beautifully colored snowdrop bouquet from JustRite stamps–I think it was Sharon Harnist who posted on her blog how to color that image. I just had to have both the image and the markers!”

  82. Holly Saveur

    When I saw the great effect they give and so easy to do..LOVE my copics!!
    Love your card too!

  83. I realised how well they blended and how bright the colours are.

  84. Pat Barger

    Love that card!!!!!!!! I loved copics when I saw how easy it was to
    get a beautiful image when colored with them. Thanks for the chance
    to win the book!

  85. June Webster

    Thanks for a chance to win this wonderful new book………being signed
    would just be the topper!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved copics when I saw images
    colored with them, and how professional they looked!

  86. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I saw the fabulous shaded images and vibrant colors!

  87. when … I saw so many talented ladies using them to create artwork so lovely it made me gasp!

  88. I realized I love Copic Markers when: I went into over draft (knowingly) to get a few extra colors!

  89. I realized I love Copic Markers when: the standard Certification class I was in felt like it only lasted 15 minutes and I was thinking of begging the instuctor for just a bit more. I went home immediately and emailed Copic asking for the Intermediate Certification IMMEDIATELY and then I colored for three days.

  90. Jeanne d'Arc Allard

    I realized I love Copic markers when I discovered that I can color better than ever.

  91. Thanks for the chance to win! I realized I loved Copics from the moment I used one! I am hooked.

    Chris
    http://www.craftemama.blogspot.com

  92. Paula-Kay Bourland

    I love Copics. I realized I loved them when I saw how they blend so well together. (Loved your Copic Certification class in Wichita. I’m waiting for your follow-up email and my Copic badge)

  93. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when . . .
    I first saw a YouTube video highlighting their versatility and blending ability.

  94. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I used them the very first time for me in a class a couple years ago and started collecting them right then! There is no beating the blending capability of them.

  95. Queen Mary

    I realized I loved Copic Markers when I played with the colorless blender and made texture! (It conveniently “fixes” newbie mistakes.) :)

  96. Lori, this is GORGEOUS!!! I LOVE the colors. . .my favorites! I knew I loved Copics when I realized how great the blending looked! Thanks for the chance to win!

  97. Troy Louise

    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I saw how many beautiful colors you can have to play with! Thanks so much.

  98. my favorite copic combo today is YR15 YR07 YR09, and I love your card, especially the color combination

  99. I realized that I loved Copic markers the very first time I colored with one! I had been using Prismacolor markers and love the way you can blend so easily with the sketch markers. I am totally addicted now! BTW, I love your card!

  100. I realized that I loved Copic markers when I saw all of the beautifully colored stamped images on the blogs of so many talented scrappers. I have been wanting to try Copics for the longest time but I don’t know how to use them and I’ve been too scared to try.

  101. I realized I love Copics when I saw other’s projects using them.

  102. I like the card! Those colors are so pretty. thanks

  103. I was using them so often that my daughter started asking me to use them. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  104. Hi Lori, such a pretty card. I love the way you colored the balloons. It looks like light is reflecting off of them. Just perfect. I realized that I loved Copic markers when I saw a card that Debbie used them on. Hope you are having a great summer day.

  105. Janie La Pierre

    I knew they were refillable!!! Oh my goodness what a great thing! I wouldn’t have to throw them out if I hadn’t used them in a while!

  106. Glenda-Canada

    Flowers are my fav!! Every color…this book would be a great help as we don’t have classes in my area

  107. I realized how much I loved copics markers when I started seeing all the beautiful creations everyone was able to get using them. I knew right then that I just had to try them for myself. Unfortunately, they can be quite expensive and at first I just didn’t know if it would be better to start with buying sets or buying them individually. I chose the individual route. I think that was a more cost effect manner. As my collection broadens, I find that I love them more and more.
    Marcie

  108. Laura Rollins

    This is my favorite card I am IN LOVE with the colors and layout! I realized I loved Copic Markers when the beautiful results seemed to produce themselves, they are so versatile and amazing at blending!

  109. I was invited to a stamp club and everyone was coloring with Copics. They were all so nice to me and helpful and sharing. I went home and ordered around twenty markers – so expensive! But so fun!

  110. I realized that I love Copic markers when I saw what Debbie Olsen did to some Papertrey Ink tulips. I went right out and bought the list of colours!

  111. …I realized the amazing things you can do with them. Now if only I could figure out how to do those mamzing things!

  112. So cute! Wonderful coloring! I absolutely love my Copics – every single color!
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  113. I realized that I love Copic markers when I used them for the first time. You could color large areas without streaks. I’ve been hooked ever since.

  114. Stephanie S.

    I fell in love when—- I do not think I can remember when, but I love how they color and blend.

  115. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I saw all the beautiful cards being made. Great card. Thanks for the opportunity.

  116. What a great opportunity. I love my copics!

  117. I realized that I loved Copic markers when I saw how smoothly they colored and the amount of color choices!

  118. ..when I finally learned how to use them correctly and colored my first successful mini masterpiece!

  119. when I saw the blending capabilty and the unique blending marker in action. Thanks as always for the inspiration.

  120. I LOVE that card Lori!
    I realized I loved Copic markers when I first saw what depth of color you can get with them.

  121. I realised I loved Copic Markers when …. I coloured my first image! It wasn’t great but it was so much better than I thought I could do. They are easy to use and soooooo versatile. I love creating my own embellishments with them. Thats when I realised that I ADORED them ….
    Gorgeous work! You deserve to be in this book! Hope to be 1/2 as good as you one day :)

  122. I realized I loved Copic markers when I saw the amazing cards, just like yours, that could be created by blending and the variety of colors.

  123. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when they gave me such a flawless colored image with no streaking and there were so many colors to collect….

  124. I realized I loved Copic Markers when I picked up a couple at Hobby Lobby just to try out the flesh colors with my Prisma pencils. When I found out I could blend and push them around like paint media I used in art school I was hooked and I have never looked back. My pencils feel pretty unloved.

  125. Love your sweet Hot Air Balloon Lori. I realized I loved Copic Markers when I realised how beautifully and easily they blended….I was surprised that they weren’t harder to use. From that moment on I was hooked:-)

  126. Connie Riley

    I realized I loved Copics the minute I realized they would be the last marker I would need to buy. I love, love, love the fact they are refillable and the nibs can be replaced. And, all the lovely colors! Now, if I only knew how to put the colors together properly–thus my interest in the book! I’m sure it will be a welcome addition to my crafting education. Loved the hot air balloon. Made me want to go to Albuquerque again!

  127. Love your project. Great card. I realized I love Copics when I tried them at a stamp convention. I bought a few and the rest is history. I dont know how I survived before. I’ve only had them not quite a year now. They make such a difference in the projects.

  128. I realized I loved Copics when I used it for the first time and found out they were refillable. the best thing is that i don’t have to buy another marker to replace them, i just refill them! I {<3} Copics! My BF bought my first set of 36!!!

  129. I realized that I love Copic markers when I saw Debbie Olson’s PTI cards! Your card is beautiful!

  130. I realized I loved Copic markers when I took my first Copic class. I had gotten 5 markers free at a convention before they caught on & had no idea how to use them. A couple of years later, I took a class, then another class, then started teaching, then got my certification and continued teaching. I just completed my collection of Copic Sketch markers las month!

  131. Awesome card! I can see the light bouncing right off the balloon:) I realized that I love Copic markers when I learned about how well they blend to leave a smooth, clean image!

  132. I realized I loved Copic markers after the first use. I was first drawn to them by the quality and all the colors! Looking forward to playing and learning much more with them.

  133. JUDI GOBELI

    I realized I loved Copic Markers when I received $50.00 for my 67th birthday and the money is marked for my first Copics…I think Sketchers will be what I’ll be buying.
    This book would help me, by guiding me thru the coloring process.
    Thank you, With Love Judi

  134. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I learned that the color was so smooth and professional looking without light and dark streaks and I learned that the markers were refillable.

  135. Wow! Your creation is awesome! I love the colors that you used! I realized that I loved Copic Markers the first time I used them at my local Stamp Shoppe! (I also started to collect them the same day! I have all the colors and now I am working on all the Gray’s! LOL!) Thanks for the chance at an autographed copy of the NEW (must have)Book! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara

  136. Great card!! I don’t have any copics yet but hopefully soon I will start getting some!!

  137. I realized that I loved Copic markers when I got my first six Copics and I could not wait to sell my brand new set of Stampin Up Markers. I did sell them on eBay for $100 and spent every penny of it on more Copics. I love your card and I think your highlighting is just wonderful. Hugs, Lisa G

  138. Judy Gudeman

    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I learned you can REFILL THEM! :-)

  139. I mastered the art of using my SU markers, and saw how much EASIER it could be with Copics. lol!

    Your card is STUNNING….awesome coloring on that balloon.

  140. Chris R. from Iowa

    When I didn’t own any! I love all the projects I have seen using Copics and dream of being able to color as well as others with these amazing markers. Ohhhh the shading and such! I even won a Copic wallet – just waiting to be filled. I have one marker so far!

  141. I loved your card – reminded me of the hot air balloon races in Reno. I realized I loved copic markers the first time I used them and saw how easier they were to blend – like water color painting.

  142. I realized I first love Copic markers when…. I actually learned how to truly blend! Thanks so much for the hop :)

  143. I realized I loved Copic markers when I learned how to blend colors at a class taught by YOU! I was in the class at Scrapbooks Too in Bloomington. I have been coloring and learning ever since. Thanks Lori!!

  144. I realized I loved Copic markers when I was able to blend colors so seemlessly!

  145. Alice Segura

    I’m like the rest of the ladies, I knew I loved Copics when I was able to blend and shade. I have several brands of markers and none of them make me feel artsy.

  146. Beth Ann Newton

    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I saw how well they BLENDED!!!

  147. Barb Ghigliotty

    Congrats on being published in this really great book! I can’t wait to get my own copy!
    I realized that I love Copic Markers when I saw how versatile they are and how beautiful my images look when blended!
    Thanks so much for a chance to win an autographed copy of the book!!!

  148. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when
    I saw a demonstration at Art & Soul in Hampton, VA

  149. I realized that I love Copic markers when I used them for the first time and love the way the image turn out…it was amazing. Thanks for the chance of winning this great book.

  150. I realised that I like Copic markers when I tried colouring flower in shades of pink (R81, R83, R83) and they blended so nicely in pastel colour. The marker tip brush is stiff yet soft enough to blend and colour easily. The colour is very vibrant making the coloured image ‘pop’.

  151. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I first colored a flower with them and saw how easy the colors blended. No more marker stripes on my images. Yeah! I used to HATE coloring my line images in… no more! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my COPICS and wish I had MORE, MORE, MORE!

  152. Hi, I realized I loved copic markers when I seen my friend coloring something in a scrapbooking class we took together. I finally bought some of my own and I am loving them.

  153. Your hot air balloon card is so sweet! I love the popped up balloon which looks like it could fly right off the card with all the dimension you coloured in to it.
    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I got my grubby little paws on them and first touched them down to paper. I had never tried anything like it! The colours are so rich and flow on so smoothly.
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  154. Edna Burgess

    Cute summer card with the hot air balloon. Guess my favorite is the skin tones and E’s. Love them all. Edna

  155. A great card! I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I coloured my first image and the colours went on so evenly and blended together so seamlessly giving depth to the image and wonderful light and shade.

  156. Stacy O'Dell

    I realized I love Copics markers when I was actually able to blend something for the very first time, and have it actually look nice! It was a thrill for someone who is not artisitc at all, to be able to feel a little like an artist while using these “magic” markers!! And thanks to all the talented and creative users who publish and post projects to inspire us!!

  157. …when I realized they actually blended & looked great! Having struggled with blending colors for years (and I love to color), it was monumental! Thanks!

  158. Rachel Brooksb

    I’m one of the few, I’m sure, that doesn’t have Copics at this point. This book would help get me started I’m sure. I’ve admired the results others have shown online.

  159. Pingback: Beep! Beep! It’s JiFFy time! | Make a Difference

  160. …when you are on website after website and you see all the beautiful cards everyone is making. The colors are so vibrant and they blend so smoothly. I love the ones I have. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  161. I realized I loved copics when I could blend perfectly!

  162. Lynne S in TC

    …when I discovered that they are SO versatile! I can color match pearls and jewels and ribbon and paper flowers. Complete bonus! Thanks for the opportunity to win….

  163. I realized I love Copic markers when I saw how many colors were available!
    Love your card, Lori!

  164. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when first colored my very first project!!! I was addicted first time out!!! Copic Markers are a great way to color and the numbering system is terrific!
    Thanks for the chance to win this great book!

  165. Candy Fosta

    I love your card. The colors and coloring are fantastic. I realized I loved Copics when I realized I could blend shades of colors to create a more defined/dimensional image. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book.

  166. I realized I loved copic markers when I colored the same image I had previously colored with my prismacolors and loved the speed, the color intensity and blending ability. I only had 6 when I did that, now I’m the proud owner of many more. Hope this book takes me even further. Thanks for the chance to win.

  167. Barbara Jones

    When I saw how well the colors blend! Everyone in my family can draw and are very artsy but not me! lol the one talent I did not get and have wanted for a long time. I have just started getting the copics and have not really done anything yet with them. Hope to change that soon. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome book

  168. WHen I saw how many colors, how fun they were to blend and how happy they made me when I was coloring people…. I knew I was addicted! Congrats on having two cards published in the book!

  169. Karen Bowne

    before I even brought one. I saw a demo at my scrapbook store, and just those are the markers I am going to buy.

    Copics are my first and only markers I have brought.

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    Karen

  170. I realised I loved Copics when I bought some for my son, who was studying to be an architect at the time, he just could not get them to colour right, so I gave it a try and the rest is history. He designs on the computer and I use the Copics!

  171. I started using them. Now I use them on every project. 😀

  172. I saw that card in the book and simply love it! Thanks for a great opportunity!

  173. I love the few Copics I have…pinks and greens as I want to learn to color flowers and do the shading! I would love to win a copy of this book. Thanks for sharing

  174. Melissa Owen

    I realized I loved Copic Markers when I saw the wonderful work of so many Copic artists. Beate Johns’ work is absolutely gorgeous!

  175. When I first tried them and realised just how much better than promarkers they are!!
    H xx

  176. What an adorable card! Thanks for sharing!!!

  177. I realised that I loved Copic Markers when I picked buying Copic Markers instead of quickutz (because I am known as the quickutz queen).

  178. I realized I loved Copic Markers the first time I laid them to paper and it didn’t pill when I tried to achieve shadows!!!! The next two times were when I took a class from Jen Del Muro (right after I started using them) and then Jennie Black (to become certified) and saw the amazing work they did and wanted to grow up just like them!!! Thanks for the chance to win!!!

  179. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I purchased all the colors Ellen had to offer!

  180. Donna Przybylowski

    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I realized how well they blended compared to the colored pencils I had been using, and I could color a project in half the time with the copics and coloring with the copics did not bother my carpal tunnel like coloring with the pencils did, so I was sold and took class’s and built up my supply of copics, and now use them daily!!

    Thanks for the wonderful chance at this book and also your card is wonderful, love how your Balloon just pops off that card, vibrant pretty colors!!

    Thanks again,
    Donna

  181. I’m always impressed with cards that are colored with Copic Markers. They are so professional. Yours is great!

  182. Love your card, the subtle blending is beautiful!

    I realized I love Copic markers because of all the beautiful artwork I see. I only have two, but I’m working on a collection.

  183. Sharon Marchbanks

    Hi Lori – Love your card..the balloons look real! To answer the question I guess I would have to say when I colored my first poinsettia and it came out looking so vibrant and real. Thank you for being a part of this blog and for sharing your beautiful creation!! Hugs, Sharon :o)

  184. I like them all. Your card is awesome.

  185. Oops, need to read directions – I fell in luv w/Copics as soon as I started coloring w/them and then the addiction followed!!!

  186. I fell in love with Copic Markers when I first got them and started using them. Then I just had to have all of the Sketch Markers. Love them and use them every day. Love your card and all the fabulous work you do.

  187. Faith Gaspar

    I fell in LOVE with Copics as soon as I took a class and felt good about the way my project turned out….

    I LOVE your card Lori!!! It’s peaceful… Thanks for a chance to win a copy of the book.
    Faith

  188. Such cute projects — really can’t wait to see the book. I realized I LOVED copics when I couldn’t stop reading blogs about and looking for projects by them even though at the time I did not own any yet, and now that I have my own, they are so much FUN.

  189. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I learned how to blend them & they made my coloring look so good even though I was a beginner!

  190. Laurie Walsh

    Your card is simply lovely! I’m hoping to start getting copics for my birthday next month – can’t wait! I’ve realized I’m drooling over them and the other markers and watercolor pencils that I have, while fun, just won’t let me do what I’ve seen copics can do. So I realized I loved copics when I kept seeing all the beautiful cards made using them. Thanks for a chance to win this book on how to use them!

  191. I realized I loved copics when I first got them and started to color it goes on so nice and smooth and it blends so nicely!! Love them!

  192. scrapalajen

    I realized I loved copics when I saw how useful they can be! Coloring as an adult makes it even better as I get to play:-)

    scrapalajen.blogspot.com

  193. Sharon Gullikson

    I saw them used in Paper Crafts magazine.

  194. b. poteraj

    they were demo’d at the CHA!

  195. Natasha G.P.

    I saw someone demonstrating them at a scrapbook expo. I thought,”Oh no, I could get hooked on these…”

  196. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I used them for the first time and realized how seamless coloring could actually be. I love these markers and own nearly all of them! Right now I’m building my refill collection. Love your hot air balloon card; so pretty! Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  197. Ohhh how cute is that!!! Ok…seriously I fell in love with Copics when I saw all the SHADING possibilities!!! I still need to work major time on that myself!!

  198. I realized I loved Copic markers when I first saw them in a YouTube tutorial. I didn’t even have any yet. Went out to find them…but had to go online to purchase. Have a few but want LOTS MORE! They blend beautifully. Love that I can use the Colorless Blender to add special effects as well as clean up any rough edges. Thanks for the chance to win!

  199. Catherine Kraft

    I fell in love with the idea of Copic markers when I found out that they were refillable and that it’s almost impossible to ruin the nibs. I teach rubberstamping classes and was always having to purchase markers, often times replacing new markers due to students leaving the caps off and/or ruining the nibs. Then I took a class from Maryanne and really fell in love the Copics. I loved how they flowed with color, you could really blend and then learning the basics. I’d love to have this book to learn more. Thanks for the chance.

  200. Love Copics and having this book would certainly help me increase my skill. I like to color flowers mainly. I love YG11, YG13 & YG17 for leaves and grass and R83, R85 & R89 for roses. Thanks for the chance to win!

  201. Love your card. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when my images started looking so wonderful that I started liking my work. LOL

  202. Dahnean Roth

    Hello, I love the card because it is in my favorite color, blue! Thanks for sharing and thanks for having the giveaway!
    Dahnean Roth, South Bend, Indiana

  203. I haven’t got any yet… but I realised I loved copic markers when I looked at the colouring that the designers have done on cards and realised I HAVE to get some, they look like so much fun.

  204. Oh, your balloon card is gorgeous! I would love to win the book – after taking your class in Boston I want to play with my Copics all the time! I realized I loved Copics when I tried them out and saw how amazing the blending looks. I had always been frustrated with coloring with markers and Copics cured that for me!

  205. Lori, darling card…that hot air balloon looks full of air! I fought liking Copics..it just seemed like one more thing – then I bought three and played on a card and that was it I was hooked!! Now own 54 and I am pretty sure I need LOTS more!!

  206. I realized I loved copic markers the first time I saw a card made using them. Looking forward to using them. I have a few and look forward to buying more.

  207. Loved your card. Thanks for sharing your talent. I can’t wait to learn more.

  208. Debbie Titus

    When I purchased my first one I was hooked! The results speak for themselves.

  209. Joyce Harms

    You do such beautiful work; congrats on being published in the book.
    I realized I loved Copics when I saw how they blend without leaving lines.

  210. Tonya Davidson

    Beautiful card!!!
    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I could color over a dark color with a lighter one and it worked!

  211. First, LOVE your creation!!! Your sooooo talented!!

    First knew i loved Copics the very first time i tried them!
    LOVE how with a little more here and a little less there, you can make almost anything JUMP OFF the card!
    I had been inspired to try them when drooling over creations some of my favorite DT members!
    BIG HUGS
    Lorianna

  212. … I counted up and had over 100!
    Oh & when I bought another pen before a newly released ink pad colour, a sad day for a stamper.

  213. …I was finally able to color skin and hair on cute stamped images.

  214. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I saw how they well blend and I realized the extreme range of colors available.

  215. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I learned how well they blend.

  216. when….I took my first Copic class and saw how fabulous the blending of colors turned out! Your coloring is absolutely fantastic…I’m in awe! Thanks for the chance to win the book…I NEED it!

  217. I like the card you made and I like how you color in your hot air balloon and I like the say you use. Thank you for sharing. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I went to class that was a make and take and she was demostrating the copic marker and I just found in love. But I still don’t own any yet but I hope soon.
    Have a great day :)
    Delama

  218. I realized that I loved Copic markers when I saw how well the colors blend. Then I took my first Copic class, with Jennie Black, and have been hooked ever since.

  219. What a wonderful chance to win Lori… Samples of seeing these copics in action, taking Marianne’s class, and of course just they way they can also be so easy to use… no streaks Mom.

  220. when I saw how fun they are and easy to blend the colors.

  221. Rachel Brooks

    I realized I loved Copics when I was introduced to them an an Amuse party last week. I’m looking forward to learning how to use them properly and this book sounds like just what I need.

  222. I realized that I loved copic markers when people starting complimenting me on the images I was using in my cards.

  223. I realized that I love Copic Markers the first time I was able to create a dimension and shading to an image. It was magic and nothing else compares to the effects you can achieve with them.

  224. Sharon Sweat

    When I saw all the beautiful artwork everyone posted. I want to be you guys. thanks for the oppportunity to win this grat book that I so need.

  225. I tried to resist Copic markers for a long time although I admired other
    people’s work with them. A friend sold me her small collection for a
    really cheap price so I could try them out. I knew I loved Copic markers
    when I saw the ease of coloring and the great results.

  226. I realized I loved copic markers when I saw the colors, blending and shading capabilities. I’d love to become better at the execution. Thanks for the chance to win.

  227. Your card is adorable. It looks like each element is well thought out and lends beautifully to create an adorable scene. Love it!

    I thought I loved copic markers when I saw beautiful blending on cards on blogs I follow. I realized that I loved copic markers when I found that I could blend and color like I saw others doing on the web!

  228. …when I saw an image colored by Colleen.

  229. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I saw more and more beautifully colored images done by Debbie Olson.

  230. Pingback: fresh & fun

  231. Judy I, St. Louis MO

    I realized I loved coloring with copics when I was doing my Christmas cards last year. The colors blend so well.

  232. I realized I loved Copics when I saw all the wonderful projects created with them.

  233. The first time I used one! Honestly, they made coloring so easy. It seemed like the color just fell out of the marker onto the paper so effortlessly. Now shading and highlighting — well they’re tricky. So I need this book!!!!

  234. Alisa Mellen

    I realized I loved coloring with Copic Markers when I realized I owned over 100 of them!

  235. wow, your balloon looks so shiny, blended so realistically. I realized I that I loved Copics when my friends said they could teach me ! and I can learn ! Got a long way to go though. Want to come back to your blog often.

  236. Catie Mellen

    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I had my first demo by a copic rep, and taught me a few basic techniques.

  237. I discovered I loved copic markers when I tried them on glitter. Wow! What an effect! I can’t wait to see the book!

  238. I realized I loved Copic markers when I saw so many beautiful cards at a local scrapbook store and they let me try them out (even though there were no classes offered at the time). I’m desperate to learn how to use them properly and start collecting.
    Thanks for the chance to win this book! D.

  239. I realized I loved Copic markers when I used them to change the color on my embellishments. I really really love them for the beautiful colors that are available and how they blend so well together. Your card is gorgeous, really love the balloon and the colors behind the balloon. Thanks for the opportunity to win this wonderful book.

  240. …when I realized they do not leave streaks!
    :)
    Great giveaway!

  241. …when I starting using what I’d collected instead of letting them collect with dust!!

    I love your little balloon, it’s so beautifully coloured and looks lovely with the patterned paper you’ve used. Thanks for the opportunity to win such a fun prize!

  242. …when I saw the depth that could make an image “POP”!

  243. When I first saw them used on a card. I remember emailing the designer excitedly to ask if they were especially talented with pencils and Gamsol! When I found out it was Copics, I was truly in love.

  244. I attended my first class. It gives me an excuse to color again, which I use to love to do.

  245. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when … I first held one in my hand! The power, the energy, the strength … oh wait a minute … we are talking about a marker, aren’t we? Let’s just say, I’ve never colored better so I must have the right tool. And we all know how important that right tool can be. And whoever has the most tools … wins right? Or is that toys? Copics are the best and congrats on your designs! :-)

  246. Priscilla from California

    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I was in Dick Blick one day and started playing around with them. I still don’t have any but I did ask for them for Christmas…as a matter of fact, I had a list of about 24 of them.

  247. I realized that I loved Copic markers when I first held one in my hand and began to see the color soak into the paper–glee!

  248. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I first tried them. I had been using cheap markers and after I purchased my first set of copics I was hooked. What a difference in my colored images.

  249. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I first used them. They are awesome. I never really stamped before I colored with Copics.

  250. …when I realized there’s no streaking!
    Gorgeous card!

  251. i realized i loved copic markers when i first was able to achieve seamless shading with out any lines! i am still new to the world of copic markers and appreciate a chance to win this resource. thanks!

  252. Pat Jandacek

    I don’t own any Copics, nor have I personally used any, but I realized I could love copic markers when I first read that they don’t streak! That sounds ideal to me and to be able to blend with no harsh lines is a big plus, too!

  253. LeNora Wyler

    I realized that I loved Copic markers when I colored by first image and saw all of the beautiful shading.

  254. I realized that I loved Copic markers when I saw the beautiful projects other designers were creating. Your hot air balloon is so colorful – the colors are bright, but not the usual primary colors.

  255. I realised that I loved Copic markers when I first coloured “hair” and it actually looked realistic!

  256. Jindra Sturgill

    I could use my Copics to color white embellies to match any of my projects. :)

  257. I found the perfect colors for skin tones.

  258. Marge Sexton

    I realized that I loved Copic markers when I realized that 3 was the perfect combo to blend beautifully. I am fairly new, but I have recently signed up for a Copic class at CKC Valley Forge…I can’t wait to give it a try, I can only wish to color so beautifully as this. Thanks for the opportunity to win Copics!

  259. …when I realized the blended without streaks! Made me so happy!

  260. Love, love, love your card! I’m a sucker for hot air balloons! I realized that I loved Copic markers when I started using them and saw what beautiful works of art can be created with them even by someone not very artistic, ME! Thanks for the chance to win!

  261. When I saw the beautiful works of art (like your beautiful ballons. . .oh can I ride? :D) created by others and realized there was a whole new adventure. . .that I haven’t yet embarked upon! Thanks for the opportunity!

  262. Fabulous card! I realized that I love Copic markers when I saw how beautifully they blend. Thank you for the chance to win!

  263. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when _________________________ Well, I can’t tell you when, because I’ve never used them. I’ve just seen lots of beautiful photos of things others have made with them. They are so lovely and I would like to try.

  264. Ok I realized that I loved Copic markers when I counted and I had more than 50 and still had a list of colors I ‘needed’!!!

  265. Val Williams

    I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I saw the great coloring on projects others have done and I knew I would love to be able to do that too._

  266. I knew I loved them the first time I used them and saw how beautifully they blended. I am still just starting out and this book would be so helpful! Thanks for the chance to win!

  267. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I found I could mix colors and blend them, especially without the color bleeding back on to the marker! Thank you for opportunity to win the book!

  268. Kathy Robitaille

    When I began to unfold the mystery of Copics and took in all the stunning images colored with copics, I realized I fell in love! When I took the first marker up in hand and began to explore, a whole panoramic view of the color wheel just fanned out and now the sky is the limit. Thank you for your lovely inspiration!!!

  269. Christine Shannon

    When I first layed my hands on them!! The first time I used them in a class, I knew I had to have them! Lovely card, thanks for the chance!

  270. Donna Huisinga

    I realized that I loved Copics when I saw what wonderful shading you could create with them. Like nothing I had ever seen before!

  271. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I first saw people using them and how incredible it looked. Then when I tried my first Copic, well, I was hooked!

  272. What a fabulous card…love the colours, the hot-air balloon is just perfect.
    I don’t own any Copics, but I’m sure I’ll love them because there is such a wide variety of colours available and I will find just the right shade for my projects…

  273. I realized I loved copic markers the first time I attempted to blend with them. I’ll admit I was also intimidated my them. But when I learned more about them and still need alot more knowledge of them. My coloring is no where near what I have seen, but the enjoyment of coloring is all I need. thanks!

  274. I realized I loved Copic markers when I learned the blender was not really a blender per se – it removes color instead. Plus the colors are so rich and the ink glides on the paper like butter! Thank you for the wonder class in the Twin Cities this spring!!!

  275. I realized I loved copic markers when I took a class and was shown how amazing they blend. I would love the chance to learn more about the techniques to the most out of these amazing markers.

  276. I realized that I loved Copic markers when I found that I could color solid images without streaking. Your card is lovely. Thanks for the chance to win this great book.

  277. when…I took a class to learn how to use them. They are an awesome product and I am already addicted to them after one day. Now I must practice to perfect!

  278. Your card is so cute. I would love to win a copy of this book, it would mean a great deal.
    When…I picked up the copics for the first time and found out how great it was to blend and get wonderful results. I was addicted from day one, I now ask for gift cards for the hoildays to be able to buy more copics.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

  279. When.. I realized they blended instead of streaking.

  280. Lovely card.I am quite new to Copics…would really love to learn and this book would be perfect. Thanks for giving a chance to win.

  281. i realized i loved coloring with copics after i bought my first 3 (bg 70, 72 & 78). i loved it even more after i took your class last summer in lincoln, ne.!

  282. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I started seeing more and more blog posts of projects colored with copics, and I thought to myself…Hey, I can do that!

  283. I realized I loved coloring with Copics when I figured out the Blender helps hide mistakes! But I love how well they blend together, too.

    Thank you for a chance to win a copy of the book.

  284. Dianne Johnson

    I realized I loved Copic markers when I used them in a card class. I was instantly hooked and have been collecting them ever since. Can’t wait to see the book!

  285. I realized I love Copic markers when I see how beautiful others creations are that use them. I am too new and not had much practice yet. I hope to win the book and get better.

  286. Hi Lori!
    I LOVE your work! I totally understand why you were in the book! :)
    Your hot air balloon looks 3 denominational! Awesome shading! :)
    I love Annie’s Attic books and would LOVE to add this one to my collection so…here goes….
    I realized I loved Copic markers when… I opened my very first one in Hobby Lobby and tested it on their doodle paper! I bought a couple of handfulls right then and there! :)

    Thanks for the chance to win! I have my fingers and toes crossed! :)

    Hugs,
    True 😀

  287. Beautifully done card Lori. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I saw the high quality of the markers, the unbelievable color choices, and the ability to color and match every conceivable embellishment! Thanks for the chance to win the wonderful Copic Coloring Guide – a must have for all Copic users.

  288. I realized that I love copic markers when I noticed the natural looking skin tones and sheer look to the colorings.

  289. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I first used them and saw how well they blended!!

  290. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when I came across Debbie Olson’s blog, while searching out Spellbinders, and saw the beautiful cards that she did. I must have sat up that night until 5:00am just looking at everything that she had there.

  291. I realized that I loved Copic Markers when _________________________. Not sure how to answer this I’m just starting out -saw all the great project being made using copic makers -so started reading about them online and was able to get some ……. can use alot of help to be able to color like you.

  292. Lorraine Segovia

    Just started my collection of copics and mostly flowers for now.

  293. …when I see all of the beautiful projects on-line and knew I had to give in to the addiction!

  294. I love hot air balloons! Your coloring is amazing–does the book help you stay within the lines! Thanks for an opportunity to win.