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Challenge No. 21 ~ Feather Blending

February 1, 2010

Welcome to our 21st challenge ~ Copic Feather Blending.  I think you’ll really enjoy this one.

 We had some very awesome cards submitted for our Ethnic Skin Tones challenge.   It’s always so much fun to try a new technique ~ don’t you think?!!    Thank you all for joining us.

 We are very fortunate this week to have the mega-talented Linda Heavens  join us as a Guest Designer!   She’s a true Bellarific Babe, but we were able to steal her away for this challenge.  Yay.  Be sure to take a peek at her amazing Copic art on her blog.   Thank you Linda!

 I know you will to be excited about our sponsor this week!  Wait until you see the AMAZING prize package being offered  by . . .



Yes, one of our favorite sponsors is back ~ Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design, where you’ll find wonderful art supplies, Copic markers, stamps, paper … EVERYTHING you might need to indulge in your heart’s desire.

Susana recently released some new Victoria Case images called the Aurora Collection and each member of our Design Team has received an image for today’s challenge ~ You’ll find these adorable little pixies posted below.

And now, are you ready??   

One randomly selected participant will receive 


 A complete set of 12 of the newest sketch pens from Copic, a $60.00 value!!    



 The ENTIRE Victoria Case new release, the Aurora Collection!


PLEASE NOTE: You are NOT required to use an image from Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design for your Copic Creations challenge card. You will have until February 14th, 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 15th.


The winner of our last challenge is ~ No. 24

True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 24 Powered by RANDOM.ORG

Tonya of  Stamp Happens

Lucky you Tonya! You have won a $20.00 gift certificate from  Phindy’s Place. Please be sure to contact us with your email address. And, thank you again to the amazing Philomena O’Neil for the awesome prize!


Here are this week’s tutorial links to guide you in Copic marker Feather Blending:

Marianne Walker, I Like Markers ~

Feather Blending

Feather Blending Revisited

Basic Blending






Aurora at Home

E31, E35 – Door
RV02, YG03- skirt
E31, E50- Background




Aurora Takes a Break

E41, Y21 (E21 for cheeks and lips)



Aurora with Bird

BG000, 01, 02, 05-YR000, 02, 04, 07  



Aurora with Bird

 Y13, BG13



Aurora with Butterfly

BV20, 21, 25, RV91, 93 95 feathering




Aurora with Cake



Aurora with Tulips



Aurora with Cake

YR12,YR01, YR00,V17,V15,V12


Participant Cards: 

Nancy Jarecki


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 15th for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner for this challenge.

23 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2010 12:14 pm

    Linda’s Elf was so amazing when she showed it to me on Skype last week…but I really couldn’t wait to see the picture of it! She can do some pretty fancy work with those copics and it blows me away every time!! Gorjuss work ladies!

  2. February 1, 2010 8:27 pm

    Thanks again Mary for inviting me! I can never say enough great things about this blog and I am tickled pink to be a part of it today!

  3. February 3, 2010 9:03 pm

    Eeeeeeek . I LOVE Victoria Case stuff. This was a tough one. But I needed the practice! THANK YOU for the chance to win.

  4. February 3, 2010 11:25 pm

    Thanks for the challenge. I had fun, but I can definitely see that I need to work on the blending part a LOT more!

  5. February 4, 2010 7:36 pm

    Thanks for the great challenge. I’ve never tried this technique before and it’s very hard to do but I love the effect so will keep trying. Practice, Practice, Practice. I love Victoria Case and Susana’s Custom Art is a great place to shop. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. February 6, 2010 1:17 pm

    wow I’ve never seen this technique before and couldn’t wait to give it a go, the examples here are gorgeous and the tutorials so easy to follow.

    Thanks loads, something I’ll be doing more of!


  7. February 6, 2010 2:52 pm

    Fun challenge. I had never heard of feather blending before and I tried it with the few copics I have on Mer Ian’s fishtail.

  8. February 6, 2010 3:28 pm

    I’m sorry. This is the right link…

  9. February 6, 2010 3:31 pm

    Great challenge! I’ve tried to do this before so am lovin’ the tutorials.

    My apologies, but I mistakenly entered the same card twice. #29 is not valid.


  10. February 6, 2010 9:29 pm

    This is my first time entering the challenges, thanks for offering them!

  11. February 7, 2010 8:11 am

    Thanks for a fab challenge girls.
    This will be ny first time joining you so I must also say a massive thank you for the tutorial links which I’m slowly but surely going through.
    I’ve alot to learn
    Anne x

  12. February 7, 2010 9:06 pm

    I am glad that the number is random, because boy do I need to work at this. My first time playing in a long time. I seem to get cards done and not posted in time to play. Thanks for a fantastic challenge blog 🙂

  13. February 8, 2010 11:40 am

    This was a very interesting technique and I’m very satisfied with my first attempt! Thanks for introducing me to something that will broaden my coloring capabilities! And I’ll just freak out if I actually get drawn as the winner! I adore the design team samples! They gave me some great ideas!

  14. February 12, 2010 4:12 pm

    Challenging challenge!

  15. February 13, 2010 4:59 pm

    I may have got my entry in on time – I found this real hard and scrapped quite a few trys I kinda managed it with her hair and partly in her dress but must admit chickened out in end and used blendable colours.

    Hope it doesnt disqualify me cause I sure would love to win.

    Beccy x

  16. February 13, 2010 10:32 pm

    Mr. Linky won’t come up for me. 😦 Here’s my card:

  17. February 14, 2010 2:02 pm

    Ok kept trying as the DT’s projects all look so awesome, and have been a bit braver and used contrasting colours.
    Fingers crossed

    Beccy x

  18. February 14, 2010 5:08 pm

    Wow, wow, wow . . . what an amazing challenge with beautiful! inspiration.

  19. February 16, 2010 8:49 am

    The Design Team did an fantastic job of coloring and creating their cards. I bought some new images yesterday and hope to have my card done and uploaded in the next day or so!

    PS: YES!!! I am raising my HAND and have had MORE than enough snow…and it’s currently snowing here right now! BLECK!!


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