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Challenge No. 20 ~ Ethnic Skin Tones

January 15, 2010

Welcome to our 20th challenge ~ Copic coloring of Ethnic Skin Tones.      

Thanks to everyone who joined us in our last challenge.  We had some GREAT cards submitted, it’s always so much fun to see your wonderful creations!    

This week, we have an awesome sponsor who I know you’ll love …     



Philomena O’Neil is the owner and creator of Phindy’s Place digital stamp illustrations.    She is an amazing children’s book illustrator  with wonderful attention to detail, who has recently gotten involved in the world of digital stamping through the encouragement of her friend (and ours!) Mo Manning of Mo’s Digital Pencil Too.   Phindy also maintains a blog where she posts and announces her newest digital stamps as they are created.    We hope you’ll explore her various sites –  you won’t be disappointed!   (You can also find Phindy at Paper Craft Planet – where her group often has a FREE image for members!)  

Each member of our Design Team has received an image from Phindy for today’s challenge  ~  I think you’ll be amazed at the how they’ve truly been brought to life!    

The prize for this week’s challenge …    

One randomly selected participant will receive a

$20.00 Gift Certificate to Phindy’s Place!    

PLEASE NOTE:   You are NOT required to use a Philomena O’Neil image on your Copic Creations challenge card.  You will have until January 31st, 12:00 p.m. CST 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 February 1st.    


The winner of our last challenge is ~ No. 18     

True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 18 Powered by RANDOM.ORG    

Mindy Baxter of Stampin Mindy    

Yay Mindy! You have won your choice of THREE images from Squigglefly.  Please be sure to contact us with your email address.  And, thank you again to Squigglefly for the awesome prize and the incredible Crissy Armstrong  for her assistance with our furry challenge.    


Here are this week’s tutorial links to guide you in Copic coloring of Ethnic Skin Tones:    

Special thanks to …    

Suzanne Dean, Scrap Bitz ~    

Video Tutorial – Coloring African American Skin/Hair with Copics    

 Marianne Walker, I Like Markers ~     

Skin Colors – Part 1   

Skin Colors – Part 2   

Shadows Part 4 – Shadows on faces   







A Helping Hand   

 E31,E33, E57 and E21, E31, E33….E00 to blend areas lighter and to pick up darker colors…RV23 cheeks   





Reading Chair   

E31, E33 and R20   



  ♥ JAMI BOVA ♥    

Flower Top Fairy Buttercup   

 E41, Y21 (E21 for cheeks and lips)



♥ JANE WETZEL ♥     

Babes in Dreamland    

E11, E17–YR01, YR00, YR000—E00, E93, YR000, E93   




♥ JODI-ANN LEE♥     

Belle of the Ball    

E11, E15, E17     





Bedtime Story   

   E11, E13, E17, R32  




♥ LILIAN TAN ♥     

Improves with Age  

E50, E51, E53 (shadows)  




For You   

E11, 13, 15, 17, 31, 50, 51, 53; R30, 32  






E02, 11, 13, 15, 17, 99   





Love Cycle     



We hope you will join us for this challenge and share your CREATIONS with us. A Mister Linky has been included below. Please don’t forget to stop back on February 1st for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner for this challenge.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. January 15, 2010 8:02 am

    Oh my goodness!! Everyone is just over the top such an expert with these Copics!! I so need to join in this challenge!! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!! HUGS

  2. audrie permalink
    January 16, 2010 6:59 pm

    I made a mistake in my submission – could you please delete #4. Thanks a million for a GREAT challenge.

  3. January 20, 2010 9:03 pm

    Gorgeous DT creations!! Thanks for a great challenge… off to practise my colouring now! 😀

  4. January 21, 2010 9:10 pm

    What AMAZING design team projects!!! WOW!!! This is something I have been working on with different colors because my daughter is a beautiful mix of caucasian/hispanic/african-american. Her skin tone is very fair in winter months yet gets golden brown in the summer. You have all provided such beautiful examples for me to try.THANK YOU for introducing me to Phindy’s place also, she has some of the closest images to my daughters look that I have seen. I will be trying my best at this challenge!!! I need to start coloring NOW!!!
    -Jodi C.

  5. January 26, 2010 3:39 pm

    I’m so glad that I found this challenge because I haven’t branched out into other skin tones!! Thanks for the push!!

  6. January 28, 2010 11:04 pm

    Thanks again for such a great challenge with incredible inspiration and tutorials. Love it as always. I got a chance to play with Asian skin tones – what fun.

  7. January 31, 2010 3:34 pm

    I think I linked too late, but I still wanted to link so you all can see my card. Thanks so much for this challenge! I have been wanting to try new skin tones!

  8. February 1, 2010 5:52 pm

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! All the creations are drop dead gorgeous! Can’t wait to work on this challenge!

  9. October 28, 2010 10:37 am

    there are many hair colors out there but i alway prefere blondes:*~

  10. November 17, 2010 2:02 am

    i really like to color my hair and i would love to try different hair colors specially auburn ..,

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