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Challenge No. 5 ~ Clear/Transparent things

June 1, 2009
Welcome to our 5th challenge ~ Copic marker coloring techniques for Clear or Transparent items.  Once again, we’ve included some amazing tutorials to help you in this challenge and our Design Team has put together some awesome projects.

Speaking of the Design Team! ~ We’re so happy to let you know that we have added two new members!   They are amazingly talented Copic artists as I’m sure you will agree … 

Cheryl Rowley, of Cottage Creations
Rachel Jakes, at Papercrafts by Rach
You can also read all about Cheryl and Rach in the About Us section of our blog.  Welcome aboard ladies ~ we’re thrilled to have you!!   🙂
We’re also SUPER excited this week to announce that our sponsor is one of the most amazing stamp and card designers, Stamp TVcreator, business woman, super Mom, all around extrodinare ~  Gina K. of Gina K. Designs!!    How cool is that?!!  
Gina K. has graciously offered this gorgeous stamp set,  Friendship Blooms  (also given to the DT and used on several cards shown below) from her store AND a package of her new Pure Luxury Card Stock  Assortment, containing 10 sheets of both the heavy base weight  and layering weight, pure white card stock (also given to and used by the DT)!!!!!!!     Thank you Gina!    You rock!     BTW, if you haven’t yet tried it, you really should try the Pure Luxury Card Stock from GKD….it’s so wonderful to use with your Copics!  
PLEASE NOTE:  You have until June 14th, 12:00 p.m. CDT  to submit 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 June 15th.   Also, be sure to read over the rules for participating – we, unfortunately, had to delete a few participants last time since they did not include a link to the challenge blog and our sponsor.  
The lucky winner of last weeks Blonde Hair challenge is ~  No. 10:
Congratulations Sharon!!   You have won THREE Magnolia stamps  from Magnolia-licious!!   Thank you again to Diana Crick for this awesome prize package!!     [Sharon, please send us your mailing address so we can forward it to Diana.)

Listed below, are some very informative tutorials to guide you in this challenge.  As always, please don’t hesitate to ask if you have  any questions.

Special thanks this week to …

Theresa Momber, Crafting The Web ~

Coloring a clear wine glass  (please scroll towards the bottom of her post.)

Marianne Walker, I Like Markers ~

Coloring a glass of water   (part one)

Coloring a glass of water  (part two)

Coloring transparent balloons

White & Transparent things






















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 B000, B00, YG63, 0



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We hope you will join us in this challenge and share your CREATIONS with us.  A Mister Linky (hopefully this is working better than last week!)  has been included below.  Please don’t forget to stop back on June 15th for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner for this challenge. 

16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 1, 2009 6:33 pm

    What a great theme for this challenge as well as neat prizes. The cards by the DT are amazing! Kudos!

  2. June 2, 2009 12:39 am

    Woo Hoo!! I just so happened to start coloring some balloons at the class on Sunday. Tammy told me you guys were going to do transparent things – so for once, I’m ready!! I posted my link.

  3. June 2, 2009 12:57 pm

    WOW! I’m so excited! I never win anything! I just wanted to say thanks for providing us with wonderful challenges and awesome tutorials! The DT cards are amazing!

  4. June 2, 2009 6:19 pm

    I enjoy trying something new. It’s not easy to create transparency. We will see what happen.

    Thank you


  5. June 3, 2009 8:44 am

    I had to try this one after watching Suzanne on You Tube!

  6. June 3, 2009 12:30 pm

    The DT made some beautiful cards! They are all great! I did a wedding dress…hopefully it qualifies.

  7. June 4, 2009 1:21 am

    Awesome challenge – fantastic price (*drools*). And what a great inspiration from the DT and the great tutorials you found for us.

  8. June 8, 2009 5:53 am

    Love this challenge site, always great themes and cards are gorgeous but only just managed to take part this week – happened to be colouring in a wedding dress/veil 🙂 here it is TFL Fran xx

  9. June 9, 2009 8:20 pm

    Great challenge! I had a lot of fun making my card even though it cost me. Read all about it on my blog. You’ll get a kick out of it.

  10. June 12, 2009 8:53 pm

    This is my first time doing one of these challenges…I hope I did everything right :o))
    Thanks for a great challenge…looking forward to more of these!

  11. June 14, 2009 10:57 am

    Love this blog and love taking part. I think I managed to scarape in before the deadline.
    Thanks for the Tutes and the gorgeous DT samples.
    Viv xx

  12. Alaine permalink
    June 14, 2009 10:22 pm

    Wow… Thank you for the challenge. I hope I got in before the deadline. It was a tough one.

  13. Sharon Brown permalink
    June 15, 2009 6:04 am

    I actually just noticed the comments….ah-hem….

    Anyway….I took a certification class on Sunday with Sally Lynn and learned how to color balloons and transparent things so I was very happy to see this challenge the very next day!!! This was my practice run!! Everybody’s creations are great!!!!

  14. September 6, 2009 10:18 pm

    Off topic – need help with email settings
    How do I change Gmails SMTP settings?
    Dr Gil Lederman
    Gil Lederman
    Gil Lederman MD

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