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Challenge No. 8 ~ Botanicals

July 15, 2009

Welcome back!   It’s our 8th challenge featuring ~ Copic marker coloring techniques for Botanicals ~  sponsored by the premiere  floral stamp company ~ Flourishes!!     

A special Thank You to everyone who joined us in last week’s challenge of coloring Brunette Hair  … your projects were truly amazing!!  It was such a pleasure to see your beautiful creations and to learn from YOU!   

The Design Team is very excited to show you our Copic Botanical Creations using actual Flourishes stamp sets! ~ generously provided by the very lovely ladies at Flourishes, llc.

In case you are not familiar with our sponsor, Flourishes carries a number of products for stampers and papercrafters.  Their line of high quality clear stamp sets  are made in the USA and are some of the best drawn images available to stampers today.   While we are focusing on beautiful botanical images this week, Flourishes provides a wide variety of images, all in a timeless and classic style that stampers can use from year to year.

Flourishes special Copic Marker Collections are perfect for beginners and experts alike as the markers are  grouped according to natural color blends.  Grouped in three, four or five markers per package in colors that will provide a natural blend from light to dark. Their store also carries its Classic White and Ivory cardstock – a sturdy cardstock selected specifically to work with Copic Markers.   Be sure to visit their store at and check out the newsletter at   One lucky winner of this weeks challenge will have receive a Flourishes stamp set of their choice, along with this gorgeous botanical set  ~   Sweet Peas:

Flourishes ~ Sweet Peas

Flourishes ~ Sweet Peas

 PLEASE NOTE: You 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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The VERY lucky winner of last weeks Brunette Hair coloring challenge, sponsored by Scor-Pal, is ~  No. 14:
Congratulations Peggy!   You have won your very own Scor-Pal as shown in the last Copic Creations challenge post from Diana Crick of Scor-Pal.    Many thanks to Diana for this awesome prize!!     [Peggy, please be sure to send us an email with your mailing address.]


Listed below, are  various Copic technique tutorials to guide you in this week’s floral coloring challenge.  

Special thanks to …

Marianne Walker, I Like Markers ~

Shading on a Narrow Flower

Marker Blending on Paper

Basic Spring Leaves

Suzanne Dean, Scrap Bitz ~

Video Tutorial – Coloring Flower Images

Flourishes Newsletter

Video Tutorial  – Cindy Lawrence

Splitcoast Stampers – Kathy Sanders

Alcohol Markers  







Figs & Pomegranates

RV10, 17, 10, 30, 83











Sweet Violets

BV00, BV02, BV04, YG11, BG93, G21


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Signs of Spring

Y11, Y15, Y19, Y00, G40, G21, G99




Thank You

YG13,G24,G28,Y000,Y02,Y17,E0000,BV01,BV04,BV08,B21,B24,B26, Colorless Blender




Poppy Patch

 R14, R17, R22, R24, R27, R32, Y08, y11, Y15, Y17, Y38, YG03, YG11, YG63, YG6y7, V000, V06, V09, V17, G29





Pointsettia and Boxwood

R81, R83, R85, R89




I Love Roses

R89, R29, R27, R24, R22, R20


We hope you will join us in this challenge and share your CREATIONS with us.  A Mister Linky 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 this challenge. 




Participant Cards:

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Cindy Cook


2009 Jul 18_CardsByCindy_3438

Cindy Cook


26 Comments leave one →
  1. July 15, 2009 6:26 pm

    Just found your challenge site … love what your design team has done. I’m new to Copics, but thought I’d post a card anyway. Thanks.


  2. July 15, 2009 9:45 pm

    I am doing the “happy dance”!! Thank you so much for the opportunity to participate in the challenges on this blog. I hav learned so much about Copics and just love looking at all the great designs that the DT and others post. A ScorPal! That’s awesome!! A special thanks to Diana!

  3. nkirk permalink
    July 16, 2009 10:44 am

    The Copic Creations design team have created some gorgeous cards – these botanical beauties are amazing and we’re looking forward to seeing what everyone comes up with!
    Flourishes Stamps

  4. July 16, 2009 2:34 pm

    I LOVE this challenge. Thanks for creating it for me;)

  5. July 17, 2009 2:40 am

    I could stare at the DT amazing samples all day long!!
    They are so gorgeous.
    I LOVE doing these challenges and I came across a stamp I’d not used in AGES and fell in love with it again.
    Viv xx

  6. July 17, 2009 3:42 pm

    What a fun challenge! I love my copics and of course Flourishes stamps 🙂 The DT samples are so gorgeous!!

  7. July 17, 2009 6:43 pm

    What could be better than a Flourishes image colored with Copic markers? I am so excited to be able to participate this week. The DT samples are beautiful. Thanks for a great challenge.

  8. Alaine permalink
    July 17, 2009 7:51 pm

    Thank you for the challenge. I enjoyed this challenge a lot! LOVE the samples.

  9. July 19, 2009 11:22 am

    Another fabulous challenge and your examples are amazing!!
    I ended up doing two (both on the same post) and nearly forgot
    to enter them into the challenge. Got my dizzy head on again.
    hugs Heather xx

  10. July 19, 2009 11:59 am

    Wow! All of the DT’s creations are so beautiful! This is my first time participating in one of your challenges. I didn’t see any instructions for using a keyword, so let me know if I’ve forgotten to include anything.
    Here’s a link to my card on my blog:

  11. July 19, 2009 12:31 pm

    I am so pleased to have found you – what a great DT and what lovely challenges and info! Thanks x

  12. July 19, 2009 12:40 pm

    Wow, what awesome projects! I don’t have any Flourishes stamps (yet) but after seeing all of these samples, I think I have to start collecting! Thanks for the great challenge, and all the wonderful information on how to use my new favorite markers. 🙂

  13. cathleen permalink
    July 20, 2009 1:00 am

    Wow! What great cards and coloring, and what a great challenge!

  14. July 20, 2009 2:25 am

    This is a great challenge, and I just got the perfect stamp set from Flourishes to color! I don’t know why my entry didn’t show up on Mr. Linky, so I’ll post it here (just in case) and try Mr. Linky again.

    Here is my card.

  15. July 21, 2009 8:38 am

    All these cards are so very beautiful! I have posted my card on my blog and uploaded the link to Mr. Linky, but just in case here is a link to my posting. Thank you for the opportunity to win some wonderful stamps!

  16. July 23, 2009 7:13 pm

    Thank you ladies for a great challenge and also for the wonderful inspiration you provide with your DT cards, all so beautiful. Chris 🙂

  17. July 25, 2009 5:16 am

    Absolutely gorgeous DT samples and great challenge! I had a blast making my card and took forever with all the coloring and shading!

  18. Cindy Cook permalink
    July 25, 2009 10:11 am

    Thanks for the opportunity to participate. I’m glad I found your site–there are so many helpful tips for coloring with Copics. I love my new Copic markers!

  19. July 26, 2009 10:15 am

    Your DT did a great job on this one! They are all beautiful. My card can be found at

  20. July 26, 2009 10:18 pm

    Wonderful challenge and samples – the DT’s cards are gorgeous! I’ve linked mine above – scroll down to the second card on my post. 🙂

  21. July 26, 2009 10:22 pm

    So sorry, I had the wrong link! It’s fixed on #31.

  22. July 28, 2009 6:37 pm

    This is so much fun, I just had to make another card. Besides, I really, really want that Sweet Peas stamp, since Sweet Peas are one of my favorite flowers!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. July 29, 2009 12:10 am

    Love the design teams cards. Thanks for the challenge.

  24. July 29, 2009 8:17 am

    Good morning…love all the samples….great flora & fauna! Used Mr. Linky to add mine to the group. Thanks for the challenge.

  25. July 30, 2009 3:47 pm

    Another awesome challenge with loads of amazing tutorials! Thanks for the resources for one of my all-time favorite stamping subjects!!


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