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Challenge No. 43 ~ We’re Cool!

February 1, 2011

Welcome back for a new Copic Creations challenge!    This time we’d like you all to be “COOL” like us!   

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 Our challenge this week is focusing on the COOL Copic colors as shown on the partial color wheel below:

COOL colors


We’re also super excited to welcome this week’s sponsor!   One of  THE most popular (and COOL!) crafting companies around, Lili of the Valley!! 

Laila Ansbergs started Lili of the Valley in 2004 and it has grown since then to be a well respected and much loved company in the crafting world.  Joined by her friend Lisa Barnes, the business has expanded and Lili of the Valley now works with other artists to bring you a wide range of gorgeous designs, both for stamps and die cut designs. Lili of the Valley Ltd popularity continues to grow as crafters from around the world discover the company’s lovely designs.


I know you’ll be inspired to join us after you take a peek at the amazing LOTV images colored in COOL Copic colors by the VERY COOL Copic Creations Design Team!    The four new fairy images were graciously provided by Lili of the Valley.

Our prize for this week’s challenge will be a …

 £25 Gift Voucher

 How cool is that?!     And, if you take a peek at their brand new images, I KNOW you’ll want to join us for a chance to win this awesome prize!



PLEASE NOTE: You are NOT required to use an image from our sponsor for your Copic Creations project. You will have until February 14th12:00 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.


WOW, wow, wow!  What a fantastic turnout for our last challenge!!  Lots of NEW toys and techniques were shared with us!    Thank you everyone.   I can’t tell you how much we appreciate your entries.    It was tough once again, but we’ve picked one of our favorites for this week’s “In the Spotlight” designer.

 This amazing creation from Giovanna Irde of  Le piccole cose di Giò . . .  




Thank you for sharing this with us Giovanna.  What an awesome design idea!   I’ll be in touch with the code for our In The Spotlight blinkie.


And, now for our VERY lucky winner from Challenge No. 42, picked using

No. 134 Genevieve of Enjoy the Little Moments

Congrats Genevieve!   Please contact us with your email address so we can forward this to our sponsor.

VERY Special thanks once again to Roberta of  Prairie Fairy Designs for graciously sponsoring our challenge!!


Listed below, are LOTS links/tutorials we’ve found to help with this challenge for COOL colors ~ (most include information on WARM colors also … if you study hard, you just might be prepared for our next challenge!!    hint, hint!   :D)

As always, please don’t hesitate to ask if you have  any questions. 

Special thanks this week to … 

Marianne Walker, I Like Markers ~   Warm and Cool Shadows 

Make It Colourful challenge Blog, by Zoe McGrath ~Warm or Cool Colours 

Wikipedia, Color Temperatures

Graphic Design, Warm and Cool Colors, Color Theory Lesson ~ Warm and Cool Colors

Adam 2009, Video ~ Warm and Cool Colors


***On a sad note, we are bidding farewell to our longtime teammate, the amazingly talented and soooooooooo very nice Cheryl Rowley!    Cheryl, who has been such an inspiration to us all, has decided to step down from the team due to her busy schedule.   We’d like to take this opportunity to thank her for each and every amazing project she has shared here.   We all love you and will miss you!      






 E00,E21, YG11,G07, YG06,B0000,B00,B12,B93,C00,C01,C03,C05,C07,0 



 James Bear – In the Snow

  BG10, BG15, BG49   



 B0000, B91 – G0000, G21 – YR0000, E00 – Y0000, E40, E41




 Little Girls – Swing Time




 Destiny’s Moon

 G000-2-3-7-17 BV00-04



 Mirror, Mirror




Destiny’s Moon

YG63,67,BG32,45,49,Y0000,Y00,02,BG0000, Blender



Winter Bunnies



Blue Haze

  ♥ LILIAN TAN ♥  

Lazy Afternoon  

B-000,0000, 91, 93, 95, 97, 0 G-000, 0000, 21, 24, 28 



Fairies – On Tiptoe  

 BG10, 11, 34;  YG41, 45;  E000, 00,  11, 50, 51, 53, 97;  R12, 20, 30;  T1, 3, 5 



New Hat



We hope you will join us for this challenge and share YOUR creations with us. An Inlinkz form 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.

Participant Kina Nunziante Card


17 Comments leave one →
  1. Denise M. permalink
    February 1, 2011 9:00 am

    Oh my goodness, you girls ROCK! Your samples are awesome!

  2. February 1, 2011 9:31 am

    Great cards and I love the coloring!!

  3. February 1, 2011 4:49 pm

    OMG!!!!!!! I don’t believe it!!!! I’m so glad and honoured!!!! Thanks a lot for “In The Spotlight” I wait for the code!!!!! Thanks thanks again!!!
    Hugs, Giò

  4. February 3, 2011 10:52 pm

    I do have my favorites, but there isn’t an un awesome card in the bunch…a supurb bunch cards to say the least. There is oodles of inspiration here!…thanks!

  5. February 4, 2011 9:29 am

    Thank you for a chance to participate. Very lovely DT inspirations.
    Hugs. D.

  6. February 4, 2011 9:10 pm

    Whew! You are all really “COOL!” It’s been a lot of fun viewing all of your outstanding “cool” samples. Thanks again.

  7. February 5, 2011 6:22 pm

    Lovely DT work, ladies and great colour inspiration for me! Warmest wishes, Lesley

  8. February 6, 2011 5:05 am

    I have used my copics for the very first time and just found your blog via feline playful and thought I’d play along but being new to copics i’m not sure if my card qualifies!! So if it doesn’t never mind!! Love all the DT’s work!!

  9. February 12, 2011 3:29 am

    OMG what fantastic DT cards and such inspiration. im glad i found this challenge as love my copic markers. what a cool prize too as LOTV produce amazing stamps

  10. Barbara Rennaker permalink
    February 15, 2011 11:20 pm

    This is amazing art. It really inspires me to look beyond just a square card. I am very new at making cards and having you share your ideas and beautiful creations is such a joy. Thank you


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