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Challenge No. 37 ~ Colorless Blender Tricks!

October 15, 2010

We’re back with a brand new challenge for you today, and hope you will join us!

A few months ago we asked for your suggestions of challenge techniques you’d like to see covered here . . . this week we are featuring an idea from Tanya Rudd ~ Colorless Blender Techniques.   It’s pretty amazing what you can do with this magical marker . . . lots of cool tricks and techniques, as you’ll see in our tutorial section below.

As a special thank you to Tanya for this awesome suggestion, we’d like to send you a $20.00 gift certificate to 7 Kids College Fund  to possibly enhance your Copic collection!   🙂

Believe it or not, we also have ANOTHER fantastic sponsor this week!   Pink Cat Studio!!  



Pink Cat Studio has some of THE most adorable fun and whimsical images for ALL occasions, available in both rubber and digi format.   You really should take a peek at these cuties!    We were thrilled that Melissa from Pink Cat Studio generously provided each Design Team member with a digi image for your inspiration!

Our prize this week for one lucky participant is a 

Your choice of FIVE adorable digi images from

Pink Cat Studio!! 

PLEASE NOTE:    You are NOT required to use an image from our sponsor for your Copic Creations project.   You will have until October 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 November 1st.

Once again, we were amazed by the wonderful entries for our last challenge!   All gorgeous orange creations!   We’ve picked one of our favorites for this week’s  “In the Spotlight” designer. 


This beautiful Fall Copic creation by Peri Hill of Peri’s Card Blog . . . 


Stunning coloring Peri!  Thank you so much for sharing this with us.   I’ll be emailing the code for our In The Spotlight blinkie for you to proudly display on your blog.

Time for another winner!!   Using, the lucky winner of a $20.00 Gift Certificate from Tiddly Inks is …

No. 56 ~ Kecia of Stamping Deets

Huge congrats Kecia!   Please be sure to contact us with your email address so we can get your prize to you.

Thanks again to the awesome, super sweet and oh so talented, Christy Croll of Tiddly Inks for sponsoring our Copic Creations challenge!


Listed below, are LOTS tutorials we’ve found to help with this challenge.  As always, please don’t hesitate to ask if you have  any questions. 

Special thanks this week to … 

Suzanne Dean, Scrap Bitz ~

Video Tutorial – Copic Colorless Blender Tips & Tricks

Gina K. Designs, Stamp TV ~

Feathered Friends

Ellen Hutson, Simple Dreams

COPIC Colorless Blender Marker and Solution Ideas

Flourishes Boutique

Copic Extras by Christine Creations

Marianne Walker, I Like Markers ~ 

More about the colorless blender 

Marker to Marker blending with the colorless blender  

The Colorless Blender makes jeans

Simple Bricks





Lily Hot Cocoa

0, E43, E21, E, E33, E35, E37, RV42, E49, B00, B02, R37, R59, W1, W3, C3, C7

(Background paper also done with the blender pen)




Blobby Takes the Cake

YG13 and 15, then lined with colorless blender 




Hanukkah Owl



  ♥ JAMI BOVA ♥ 

Itty Bitty Bobby – Dinosaur Costume



Itty Bitty Betty –  Turkey Costume




Lily Baked a Pie  




   Friendly Snowman

BG10, BG72, Y0000 and Colorless Blender for Snowman, W6, W7 and Colorless Blender for Hat 





  Scary Siblings



  ♥ LILIAN TAN ♥  

 Elves On Candy Cane



  ♥ MARY B. GIEMZA ♥  

Frank’n Fairy

various blender tricks – blue jeans, bricks, dotted dress, sweater, pumpkin, t-shirt, inside house  



Strawberry Lily

used the Colorless as a true blender to get pastel colors


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 November 1st for our next challenge and the announcement of the winner for this challenge.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. October 15, 2010 10:27 am

    These are such great creations. I was praticing last night with my Copics, and wow, now I have new things to try out. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. October 15, 2010 11:16 pm

    Thanks for the challenge…I decided to go all out as I was in the process…and did my first “whole” background with copics….it took some time, but I’m so pleased with the results!

  3. October 16, 2010 5:44 am

    Oooo, what a fun challenge.

  4. October 16, 2010 8:39 am

    Hi DT~~ Gorgeous Cards!! Gonna have to try another colorless blender trick~~ really like how you leave the links for inspiration!!!
    Appreciate all of you and this blog:)

  5. October 16, 2010 3:05 pm

    Lovely cards. Thank you so much. I had a lot of fun with this.

  6. October 18, 2010 1:37 pm

    Gorgeous samples DT! Thanks for all the different ways to use a blender! Love all of your ideas!
    Hugs~ Kim

  7. October 18, 2010 7:55 pm

    Gorgeous creations, thank you for the challenge, take careX:)

  8. October 25, 2010 8:39 am

    As always, great samples and inspiration. I appreciate you posting the different links for extra learning! I posted my link but accidently posted it to my entire blog vs. just the challenge card. Let me know how to delete and repost if I should – sorry!!

  9. October 26, 2010 9:00 pm

    I love my colourless blender, and it’s always so exciting to see what others use theirs for!

  10. October 27, 2010 6:17 am

    I love using this technique,forgot to link last nights post to the challenge till just now:[ that was a close one! x

  11. October 27, 2010 7:31 pm

    Colorless Blender, one marker. Colorless Blender Techniques, endless . . . The toughest part was deciding which of the very cool techniques to showcase. Thanks again!

  12. October 28, 2010 11:57 am

    WOW! Such gorgeous cards! Wonderful job DT!! Thanks so much 🙂


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