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Challenge No. 59 ~ Saturated Colors

October 1, 2011

Happy October 1st!

Smiley from millan.net

And, welcome to a new Copic Creations challenge.

Today’s challenge is Saturated Colors.   If you’re unfamiliar with this term, here are a few places you can check out to learn a little more …

http://beverlygilbert.blogspot.com/2009/03/are-you-saturated.html

http://www.colorcube.com/articles/theory/glossary.htm

http://www.voiceofcolor.com/en/aboutcolor/color_theory/vocabulaire/

Here’s a quote from an amazing artist, Beverly Ash Gilbert  on  Saturated Colors.  “Saturation is the purity, intensity, brightness of a color. Saturated
colors feel alive … ”    And a Saturated Color wheel from her blog:

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Our awesome sponsor this week is the awesome Belles ‘n Whistles!!

Belles ‘n Whistles is an internet shop located in beautiful Hawaii, on the island of O’ahu, featuring the tremendously gifted Elisabeth Bell and her wonderful images.

Belles ‘n Whistles is pleased to offer Elisabeth’s wonderful images as sparkling clear photopolymer stamps, manufactured in the United States.  The sparkling clear stamps are of the highest quality and are ready for immediate use!  I think you’ll find that the delightful images will make priceless editions to your stamp collection.  Truly, these are “Stamps that tickle the heartstrings!”

Our prize this week for one lucky participant will be a $25.00 Gift Certificate from Belles ‘n Whistles!!!

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Our In The Spotlight designer from our last challenge ~ Coloring Fur (or feathers!) with a Twist, is from one of our favorite Copic artists Jennie Lin Black

I love it!!   Gorgeous coloring Jennie and perfect colors for this challenge.  Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

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We’re so happy to announce the VERY lucky winner of the Copic Creations Challenge No. 58, chosen using Random.org

No. 6 ~ Jac of Jac’s Playground

You’re a very lucky lady Jac!   You’ve won a $10.00 Gift Certificate from the Stamp Fairy.com AND a FREE seat to a class of your choice at My Creative Classroom!!

Please be sure to send your contact info to mgiemza@charter.net.

A huge thank you for the entire team to the Stamp Fairy.com and My Creative Classroom.

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♥ COPIC CREATIONS’ CHALLENGE NO. 59 GALLERY ♥

♥ CHERYL VALADEZ ♥

A Pen Friend

shirt – R29, 22, 20, jeans – B23, 21, 01 hair – E15, 13, Y21, Y00

♥ JAMI BOVA ♥

Beary Big Hugs

♥ KAREN WITTER ♥

Little Eden

B23,24,26,28; E17,25,27,29

♥ KATIE COTTON ♥

Patches ‘n Braids

R30, R32, R35, R39, BG10, BG15, BG18, YR18, YR12, YG63, YG67, BG0000, Y21, YR23, E25, E21, E00

♥ MARY B. GIEMZA ♥

Sweet Apples

YR23, 24, 31;  BG70, 72;  B32

♥ ROSE CRAWFORD ♥

Storytime

♥ WENDY RAMLAKHAN ♥

Planting Some Love

We hope you will join us for this challenge and share YOUR creations with us. An Inlinkz form has been included below.   Please don’t forget to stop back on October 15th for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner of today’s challenge.


 

Challenge No. 58 ~ Coloring Fur … with a Twist!

September 15, 2011

Welcome to a new Copic Creations challenge.

We’re so happy to have you joining us today … and, we think you’ll be glad you did!

But you’re probably wondering what exactly is COLORING FUR … with a TWIST?!

Here’s a BIG hint ~

Hopefully, you’re familiar with these guys! 🙂

Well, that’s our TWIST – Copic coloring of FUR with BRIGHT colors … not your usual BROWN bears!!

Fun, right?  hehehe

If you would prefer to color your fur using Brown Copics, that’s okay too – we’ll still let you play along!   No worries.

You’ll just have to page down to see the GORGEOUSLY colored sample cards from the Design Team today, in a wide array of Copic colors.

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We’re also SUPER excited to share the news that we have TWO fabulous sponsors this week!!!

The awesome Design Team sample images have been provided by the Stamp Fairy.com, home to some of THE cutest digital images around.   I hope you’ll take a few minutes to pop over to visit the Stamp Fairy.com to check out these cuties and do a little shopping too!

AND

Our SECOND sponsor is  …

 

My Creative Classroom is an online arts and crafts learning center.  Their interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies.

This fall MCC will be offering over 100 courses. From the Cricut to Primas to mixed media to rubber stamping to scrapbooking we have something for everyone. Don’t miss out on some wonderful classes starting in September and continuously opening through mid-December, including:

The BEST part is the PRIZES we have for one VERY lucky winner this week …

1.   A $10.00 Gift Certificate from the Stamp Fairy.com

AND

2.  (from Kim of MCC)  “We are excited to be sponsoring the Copic Creations Challenge blog. You can view our entire class list on our website at My Creative Classroom. You can also view classes on our Facebook Page too!

One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a class of their choice…..Good Luck!”

How Exciting!!!   Pretty cool prizes!

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Time for our In The Spotlight designer this week … always a tough one!  

But even tougher than normal since we received such amazingly gorgeous PINK entries for our last challenge.  

Thank you ALL for playing along with us – you’re all Copic Goddesses! 🙂

We just couldn’t help ourselves and had to spotlight this PINK pink pink adorable ostrich from

Elizabeth of  Warm Harted:

Thank you Elizabeth for sharing this gorgeous guy with us … YOU definitely deserve to be “Strutting YOUR stuff”!   

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We have a winner!!   The Copic Creations Challenge No. 57  randomly chosen winner is …

No. 26 ~ Ginny of RubberMAD

HUGE congrats Ginny!!   Please contact us at mgiemza@charter.net with your mailing address so we can forward this to Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.

Very special thanks to our one of our favorite Copic Creations Friends, Susana of SCACD for your sponsorship of our challenge once again!

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Tutorials:   No NEW tutorials this week – but, feel free to check out these from a previous Copic Creations COLORING FUR challenge HERE.  We’d REALLY love to see your fun, bright furry creations!

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♥ COPIC CREATIONS’ CHALLENGE NO. 58 GALLERY ♥

We have a VERY special guest designer joining us this week – Gerda owner of the Stamp Fairy.com!!    Here’s her adorable Bear:

♥ GERDA♥

♥ CHERYL VALADEZ ♥

Barry Spooks Bats

BV04, BV02, BV01, BV00, V000

♥ JAMI BOVA ♥

Barry Balloons #2

RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, RV19

♥ KAREN WITTER ♥

Lenny Music 1

E31,33,27

♥ KATIE COTTON ♥

Lenny Camping

♥ LILIAN TAN ♥

Leny Notes 4

♥ MARY B. GIEMZA ♥

Barry Halloween 3

R35, 37, 39, 89;  T3, 5

♥ ROSE CRAWFORD ♥

Chubby Halloween 5

V91, V93, V95, V99 using Colorless Blender and Nasty Rag Techniques

♥ SUZANNE DEAN ♥

Chubby Fall Lenny

C9,7,5,3,1

♥ WENDY RAMLAKHAN ♥

Lenny Fruits 3
RV34, RV32, RV13, RV23, RV21, RV10, RV000
We hope you will join us for this challenge and share YOUR creations with us. An Inlinkz form has been included below.   Please don’t forget to stop back on October 1st for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner of today’s challenge.



Challenge No. 57 ~ Pretty in Pink!

September 1, 2011

Happy September 1st!

Can you believe it??!!  September already!!

Smiley from millan.net

We’re back with another fun Copic Creations challenge for you.   Today we’d love for you to show us your PINK Copic marker skills!   It’s hard to believe, but all this time doing challenges – we’ve not covered our favorite “girlie” color.  Although, it seems some of the boys are finally seeing things our way and a few pink shirts are sneeking into their wardrobes. 🙂

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We’re sooooooo happy to tell you that one of our ALL-TIME favorite sponsors is back!!   Our dear, sweet Susana of Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design is our very special sponsor today.

And, we are thrilled to be featuring the exclusive to Susana’s store, recently released … Elisabeth Bell The Peekers #2 Collection!   The Copic Creations Design Team has pulled out their PINK Copics and colored these cuties just for you! I know you’ll love each and every one!

But, in case you didn’t know, Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design carries LOTS of other crafting and art supplies.   You’ll definitely want to stop at the store to take a “peek” at Susana’s huge selection of the latest and greatest goodies!

Sooooooooo, what’s the prize today, you may be asking ….

One lucky participant will win the ENTIRE gorgeous collection of Elisabeth Bell’s Peekers #2 Collection!!!!

Woooo hooo!!    How cool is that?!

 PLEASE NOTE:   You are NOT required to use an image from our sponsor for your Copic Creations project. You will have until September 14th, 12:00 P.M., CDT to post your artwork and be eligible for a chance to win this weeks prize; The winner will be announced along with our next challenge post on September 15th.

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We’ve picked our In The Spotlight designer for this week from all the amazing BG Blue Green creations.   Not only has our pick this week done a fantastic job on using those BG Copic markers, check out this awesome puddle from

Delphine of Delphine’s Place!!  

OMGoodness, what an amazing Copic Creations …

Thanks so much for sharing this Delphine!  I think you need to do a tutorial on how you did that awesome puddle!

Please feel free to grab our  In The Spotlight blinkie.

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And the lucky winner of our Copic Creations Challenge No. 56 is …

No. 49 ~ Kate of Downrightcrafty

Congrats Kate!!   Please contact us at mgiemza@charter.net with your email address so we can forward this to A Day For Daisies.

Special thanks to A Day For Daisies for their wonderful sponsorship of our challenge.

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Tutorials:   No tutorials again this week – just have fun with your PINK Copic markers!

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♥ COPIC CREATIONS’ CHALLENGE NO. 57 GALLERY ♥

♥ CHERYL VALADEZ ♥

Bubble Bath Peeker

Hot pink tub:  RV29, RV25, RV23, RV21  Bubbles:  R20, R11

♥ JAMI BOVA ♥

Secret Garden Peeker

BG000, BG11, BG13, BG93, BG96, BG99

♥ KAREN WITTER ♥

All Peeked Out Peeker

R00,20,81,83,85,89

♥ KATIE COTTON ♥

♥ MARY B. GIEMZA ♥

Mama’s Purse Peeker

R000, RV000, R11, RV10, RV11

♥ ROSE CRAWFORD ♥

Sweet Cheeks Peeker

R0000, R00, R02

♥ SUZANNE DEAN ♥

Bubble Bath Peeker

R21,R20,R11,R00/C9 thru C1

♥ WENDY RAMLAKHAN ♥

R24, R32, R20, R11, R00
We hope you will join us for this challenge and share YOUR creations with us. An Inlinkz form has been included below.   Please don’t forget to stop back on September 15th for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner of today’s challenge.



Challenge No. 56 ~ Blue-Greens

August 15, 2011

Happy Copic Creations Monday!

Today, we’re featuring the very cool BG (blue green) Copic markers.   Copic has so many different tones of the BG markers – starting with the very light teals, all the way to the darker, almost gray shades …  it’s pretty amazing to see the sample cards below and realize that they were all colored using BGs.   You’ll be blown away by the DT cards once again!!

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We’re VERY excited to welcome a new sponsor this week!

I KNOW, if you don’t already, you are definitely going to LOVE this company …

When I first came across the images from A Day For Daisies, I immediately loved each and every one!   The hardest decision was which to color first!!

All of the over 1000 images have been personally illustrated by the amazingly talented Tammy Thompson, owner and mastermind behind A Day For Daisies.

Offering the very best quality of digital stamps,  A Day For Daisies provides fun and whimsical digital images to aid in the creation of your pretty things! Perfect for, card making, scrapbooking, digital layouts, jewelry, embroidery, candle making, clothing, tiles, invitations, any project on your list!

We hope you’ll take a minute to pop over to either the store, the challenge blog or Tammy’s Etsy shop to take a peek at these gorgeous images.

This weeks prize for one lucky participant, from A Day For Daisies, will be …

a $12.00 Gift Certificate for your choice of images from A Day For Daisies!!

PLEASE NOTE:   You are NOT required to use an image from our sponsor for your Copic Creations project. You will have until August 31st, 12:00 P.M., CDT to post your artwork and be eligible for a chance to win this weeks prize; The winner will be announced along with our next challenge post on September 1st.

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Time to pick our In the Spotlight designer from the participants for our last challenge ~ Landscape Design.

Each and every one was GORGEOUS!!    Thank you ALL for joining us.   We had to share this beauty featuring an image from our sponsor last week ~ Lili of the Valley by

Nicoletta Porcu of I Love Scrapbooking

 

Awesome “Landscapping”  Nicoletta!!   Thank you for sharing this with us.

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We’ve also picked our lucky winner from our last challenge using Random.org:

No. 27 – Renata of Renata’s Designs

Congratulations Renata! Please contact us at mgiemza@charter.net with your email  address so we can forward this to Lili of the Valley!

MANY thanks to Lili of the Valley for sponsoring our challenge once again!!

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Tutorials  No tutorials this week – just have fun and be sure to use your BG Copic markers!

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♥ COPIC CREATIONS’ CHALLENGE NO. 56 GALLERY ♥

♥ CHERYL VALADEZ ♥

Mermaid

Halo – BG01, BG0000 Tail – G21, BG23, BG10, G20

♥ JAMI BOVA ♥

Birds for Bree

BG000, BG11, BG13, BG93, BG96, BG99

♥ KAREN WITTER ♥

Sarah

♥ KATIE COTTON ♥

BG 70, 72, 75, 78, 0000, 000, 01, 32, 49, 93, 96, 05, 09

♥ LILIAN TAN ♥

♥ MARY B. GIEMZA ♥

Music for Me 

BG70, 72, 75, 78

♥ ROSE CRAWFORD ♥

Happiness

BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78

♥ SUZANNE DEAN ♥

Tender Thoughts

COMING SOON!

♥ WENDY RAMLAKHAN ♥

BG72, BG23, BG11, BG10    Outline/Shadow: BG70, BG0000
We hope you will join us for this challenge and share YOUR creations with us. An Inlinkz form has been included below.   Please don’t forget to stop back on September 1st for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner of today’s challenge.


Challenge No. 55 ~ Landscape Design!

August 1, 2011

Happy Monday!    Welcome back for a new Copic Creations Challenge.

This week we’d like you all to be Landscape Design Artists … using your Copic markers of course!  Please add either some grass, bushes, a walkway, flowers, a pond  …  any background scenery you’d like.

Since everyone LOVES this company almost as much as we do, we’re having them back as our sponsor once again!!

A warm welcome back to  Lili of the Valley!!!

Stop by to see all the newest images!

And, we suggest you hop over to the LILI of the VALLEY store to take a peek at these ADORABLE new Christmas images!   It’s never too soon to start on all of those holiday cards.

This weeks prize for one lucky participant from LOTV will be a . . .

PLEASE NOTE:   You are NOT required to use an image from our sponsor for your Copic Creations project. You will have until August 14th, 12:00 P.M., CDT to post your artwork and be eligible for a chance to win this weeks prize; The winner will be announced along with our next challenge post on August 15th.

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The most difficult part of this challenge blog is choosing our In The Spotlight designer from our last challenge …  but, since we must, this week we’d like to share this amazing Copic Creation with you ~ from

Sandy G. of Sandy’s Space

Gorgeous pastel coloring Sandy!   Thanks for sharing this.

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We’ve also picked our lucky winner from our last challenge using Random.org:

No. 56 – Rene of Simply Cute

Congrats Rene! Please contact us at mgiemza@charter.net with your email  address so we can forward this to Sparkle Creations!

MANY thanks to the awesome Sparkle of Sparkle Creations for sponsoring our challenge!!

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Tutorial sample links:

Special thanks this week to …

Marianne Walker, I Like Markers ~ Water in a PondPebbles on the ground, Simple bushes, Drawing Grass

Kim Costello, PaperBabe ~ Grass Coloring Tutorial

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SPECIAL NOTE:   We’re asking your help for LOTS of prayers, good thoughts & well wishes  for our own wonderful Heather Gilfoy Bond of the Copic Creations Design Team, who has been dealing with some personal health issues recently.   We’ve heard she’s doing better, but still unable to join us for an undetermined amount of time.

We miss your smiling face and always gorgeous Copic creations Heather, but will be here for you when you’re ready to return home to us!   We love ya girlie!!

Smiley from millan.net

♥ COPIC CREATIONS’ CHALLENGE NO. 55 GALLERY ♥

♥ CHERYL VALADEZ ♥

ground – E37, E31, E50  grass – G94, G24, G21, G20

♥ JAMI BOVA ♥

♥ KAREN WITTER ♥

♥ KATIE COTTON ♥

YG97,  YG95, YG93, YG91, G40, G82, G28, Y21, YR24, E21, E25, E27, E00, C3, C5, W4, N2, G99, BG70, BG72, E43, E44

♥ MARY B. GIEMZA ♥

Grass – YG03, 11, E31;   Sky – C0, 1, 2, B41, 91

♥ ROSE CRAWFORD ♥

♥ WENDY RAMLAKHAN ♥

We hope you will join us for this challenge and share YOUR creations with us. An Inlinkz form has been included below. Please don’t forget to stop back on August 15th for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner of today’s challenge.



Challenge No. 54 ~ Pastel Colors

July 15, 2011

Welcome back for a new Copic Creations challenge!

We’re turning it down a notch today with what some might consider a REAL challenge!   We’d like to see your PASTEL Copic colored creations.

Pastel refers to a soft delicate hue, a pale color ~ think of it as a watered down version of the regular color, i.e., lavender, light pink, baby blue to name just a few.

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We also have another FABULOUS sponsor this week!    We’re excited to welcome SPARKLE CREATIONS to our Copic Creations star-studded sponsor list!

If you haven’t visited Sparkle Creations yet, we strongly encourage you to take a peek!   You’ll find an awesome selection of super ADORABLE rubber stamps, perfect for all your stamping/card making occasions.   Sparkle, (yes, that’s her real name) the very sweet owner of Sparkle Creations has graciously supplied each Copic Creations DT member with one of her awesome images.    Be sure to check out these amazing creations below!

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Our fantastic prize package this week is two rubber stamps from Sparkle Creations ~ Swimming Lucy and Surfing Oliver!

PLEASE NOTE: You are NOT required to use an image from our sponsor for your Copic Creations project. You will have until July 31st, 12:00 P.M., CDT to post your artwork and be eligible for a chance to win this weeks prize; The winner will be announced along with our next challenge post on August 1st.

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We’ve picked our In The Spotlight card from our last challenge … this weeks featured designer is

Sarah of Serendipity Stamping

Gorgeous Copic coloring Sarah!   Of course, we’re very partial to the adorable La La Land image too.   :)    Thanks for sharing this with us.

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We’ve also picked our lucky winner from our last challenge using Random.org:

No. 6 – Glo of Scrap and Card

Congrats Glo!! Please contact us at mgiemza@charter.net with your email  address so we can forward this to La La Land Crafts!

A second winner was chosen to receive a package of Cryogen White cardstock from the Paper Temptress!!

Last, but not least …

No. 33 – Kina Nunziante

Congrats to you too Kina!   Please send me your mailing address to forward to the Paper Temptress.

Special thanks to the awesome La La Land Crafts for sponsoring our challenge and, of course, the Paper Temptress for the awesome monthly cardstock prize!

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No tutorials are being provided this week ~ The sky’s the limit . . . as long as you use Pastel Copic colors! 

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♥ COPIC CREATIONS’ CHALLENGE NO. 54 GALLERY ♥

♥ HEATHER GILFOY BOND ♥

Broomstick Lucy

V0000, 20, 25~G0000, 01~Y0000,E30

Turntable Josh

♥ MARY B. GIEMZA ♥

 Rollerblading Chloe

BG10, 11, 13;  YG11;  T1, 3, 5

V17,V15,V12,V000/Colorless Blender/YG67,YG03,G20
♥ WENDY RAMLAKHAN ♥

Shopping Emily

 

We hope you will join us for this challenge and share YOUR creations with us. An Inlinkz form has been included below. Please don’t forget to stop back on August 1st for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner of today’s challenge.



**Update**

July 1, 2011

Due to some technical difficulties, the DT card photos were not showing up in this mornings post!!    

It’s all fixed now – hopefully, you will have an opportunity to stop back to take a peek ~ you won’t be disappointed!   

Thanks for your understanding.