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Challenge No. 49 ~ Sky/Clouds

May 1, 2011

Edited to correct the link to Dana Christiansen’s Copic Tutorial video using Reinkers!   Sorry about that Dana. 

Happy May Day!   Thank you for stopping in today ~ we hope you’re having a great weekend.

We’ve got a new challenge for you this week . . .  COLORING SKY and/or CLOUDS using your Copic markers.    This can be either coloring directly on your paper with Copics, or if you’re lucky enough to have one ~ using your airbrush system, or even a slightly different technique using Copic reinkers, which you can check out in our tutorial section below.

Thanks to everyone who was able to join us for our FAVORITE PAPER challenge and letting us know what your favorite paper is.    The results were very interesting!    It looks like Neenah was a definite winner.    You can view the final numbers on the original Poll here, just click “View Results” at the bottom.

**We’d love to give YOU the opportunity to try some Cryogen White paper from the Paper Temptress  …  Please check out our special announcement below!**

We’re super excited to announce that one of our all-time favorite sponsors is back!!   The awesome

Lili of the Valley!!

Lili of the Valley has over 200 unique (and adorable)  rubber stamps, and lots of Papercrafting Images too.   They have recently launched new Additions & Sentiment Stamps  and 20 brand new Die Cuts!    You can check them out here.

Our Design Team have all used LOTV images for their always amazing SKY/CLOUD sample cards below.  We hope you will be inspired to join us for this fun challenge.

This weeks prize for one lucky participant from LOTV will be a . . .

PLEASE NOTE:    You are NOT required to use an image from our sponsor for your Copic Creations project. You will have until May 14th, 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 May 15th.

Time for the always difficult task of picking our  In The Spotlight card from our last challenge!   We did find this truly awesome creation from Renata of Renata’s Design:

Wow ~  Simply amazing creation, and wonderful Copic coloring!   Thank you for sharing this with us. I’ll be in touch with the code for our In The Spotlight blinkie.

Our lucky winner, picked using, for Challenge No. 48 is:


No. 56 – Linda P. of  Payne Holler Cards

Yay Linda, congrats!   Please contact us with your mailing address to forward to the Paper Temptress.  Special thanks again to the VERY generous Patricia of the Paper Temptress for sponsoring our challenge  …

**But wait, as we mentioned, we have a SPECIAL announcement!    Patricia of the PT would like to offer

20 Sheets of Cryogen White paper to one lucky participant  EACH MONTH ~ starting this week!!

“Elegant, yet subtle iridescent finish with a subtle sparkle when you “flip” it.
Copic coloring cardstock with that “Wow” factor!
Copic and prismacolor markers work beautifully with this paper keeping the iridescent finish while adding rich color.”

How cool is that?!

So, our first winner of 20 sheets of Croygen White paper is:

No. 2 – Annie of ink’n’rubba

Congrats Annie!   Please contact us with your mailing address to also forward to the Paper Temptress!



Special thanks this week to …

Annika Ryan, Another Messy Crafter ~  Coloring Sky with Copics

Dana Christiansen, Dana’s Inspirations  How to Create Backgrounds & Clouds with Copic Markers  (For sky using Copic Reinkers, go to 6:43 of  Dana’s video)

Kathy Jones, Copic Oz ~ Nothing But Blue Skies


Today we are bidding a fond farewell to our longtime teammate, the amazingly talented Jane Wetzel!    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!      

We’d also like to introduce you to the newest member of our Design Team ~ the super talented Cheryl Valadez!   Cheryl is a fellow Copic lover who has been a participant for our challenges for quite awhile.  You can also read all “about Cheryl” in our About Us section of the blog.   Welcome aboard Cheryl ~ we’re so glad you’re here!




B00, B02, C00, C1, C3, C5


B0000, B00, B02, V0000 & C01

B0000, B000, B00, C0, C1



BG000, 01, 70;  C0, 1

B91, B14

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

5 Comments leave one →
  1. May 1, 2011 6:35 pm

    Gorgeous cards and wonderful inspiration! Thank you for a fun challenge and some great tutorials too!

    Happy Coloring!!

    PS: Cryogen is STILL my all time favorite Copic Paper !! I am very very surprised with the results of the poll!

  2. May 1, 2011 9:06 pm

    Wow… the DT inspiration is just fabulous! I want to learn how to make a cloud background so thank you for the resources to learn how. Congratulations Cheryl, her cards are always beautiful!

  3. May 7, 2011 12:15 pm

    Woohoo, thank you so much for picking my card for the Spotlight! I had a really great time creating it!


  4. May 8, 2011 10:34 pm

    Congrats to Cheryl!!!!!!! What a great addition to your already talented team. I adore Cheryl and her cards are the best out there. This is the perfect place to showcase her talents.

  5. May 10, 2011 9:51 am

    Thank you for a fun challenge, I enjoyed your DT samples they are wonderful! Thank you for the tutorials on how to make the sky/cloud backgrounds too, they were a great help to me.

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