Saturday, October 4, 2008

World Cardmaking Day

Today is World Cardmaking Day , and so to kick of this day for papercrafters we are sponsoring a prize drawing. All you have to do is post a comment on today's post about either your favorite Copic product or what tutorials you would like to see me show more of.

You have just over a week to post. At midnight on Sunday the 12th I will randomly choose 3 winners for our prize packs. Each pack is worth over $75 and is a great way to kick off your holiday cardmaking. I have chosen colors that are great for the holiday season and I think you'll have fun with the Spica glitter pens, Colored and Black Multiliner SP's, and the nice assortment of Sketch markers.

Check out Debbie Olson's blog for more companies who are celebrating World Cardmaking day. Have fun making cards today!

In honor of World Cardmaking Day I made a card. For those of you who know me this may seem like a shock- Marianne is actually making a card (by hand, not arranged on a computer and mass printed). I know, I know, Marianne is crazy for trying to make a card, but we all should step out of our comfort zone sometimes.

This is the card I made for my daughter's first birthday last week. I used a lot of Copic stuff on it, though at first you probably can't tell.

The easy part to see is the butterfly. This is a stamp from Lockhart Stamp Co. stamped onto Neenah Classic Crest cardstock with Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I can't remember what colors I used, except I know the purple is BV04.

Next, the antennae and sentiment I wrote with a 0.05 Multiliner SP. These pens are so smooth and so useful. I also used it to touch up lines on the butterfly that were mis-stamped. See the little yellow pearl in the corner? That was white before I colored it with my Y15 marker. I got those from Ellen Hutson.

You can't see it, but I took a clear Spica Glitter pen and scribbled a little on the edges of the white paper and pink paper, so that it looks like the paper is glittery even though it's plain.

Then, the silk flowers were white when I got them from Imaginesence, but now they've been colored. The pink one was airbrushed with RV14 then I touched it with a marker to make the spots, the yellow one was just colored directly with Y15 and YR65, no airbrush. The buttons in the middle of each flower were also white, but I dabbed with the tip of my marker onto each one to give it the mottled look

Be sure that when you leave a comment you either sign in so I can find your e-mail address to notify you, or add your e-mail to your comment. This makes it much easier for me to find you without hunting you down (Sorry, this prize is open only to residents of the US and Canada. You can still leave me a comment if you are from another country, I just can't send you a prize).

Have fun making cards and come visit me today if you're in Savannah!

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Giovana said...

Oh My!!! I would love to win!!! I don't own any Copics and this would be great!!!
Thanks so much for your generosity.
God bless
Giovana

Sonya said...

My favourite Copic product? I think are the spica glitter pens. Everytime I use one I'm always amazed at how nicely they flow.

stamps&cars said...

I'm slowly learning how to use the copics I have and finding that I NEED a few more colors! I like my Sketch markers very well....I do wish they had a hard writing tip along with the brush tip instead of the chisel though. I wouldn't mind seeing something about the airbrushing. I had a set up to use with my old tria markers and am hoping that the holder will work with my sketch markers.

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Ann C. said...

Copic markers are amazing to use, but the airbrush system is fabulous. It's great the way lace, buttons, etc. can be colored to match.

Jessica said...

I'm still too scared to get into Copics, but I love the range of greys, which are great for shading. It just adds to much to simple stamped image!

Ami said...

I use the Copic Sketch markers because I can buy them locally and I LOVE them. I would love to see a skin color that isn't so "pinky peach". I've newly purchased a couple of the lightest colors and would love to see some more on blending. I'm having a heck of a time with that :) LOVE YOUR BLOG. Thanks for the chance to win!

Jeanette said...

I love my markers!! I am spoiled and hate coloring with anything else!!

~Q~ said...

Wow - what a great giveaway! Thanks so much for hosting it. I don't have any Copics but have been so intrigued by the pens and the stuff that you can do with them. I'd love more tutorials also.

Marisa said...

Just love your blog and all the wonderful tips that you share. I just recently purchased some copic markers and have a lot of fun trying them out and experimenting. Would like to know what are the best ink pads to use with them.

Thanks,

Marisa

Karen B said...

Ilove the markers. I would like to see how you get fall colors in leaves...........What are your favoriate colors for fall.

Linda Beeson said...

So love the flowers colored like you did.

Cyndi said...

Honestly I can say that your site has given me the confidence to buy copics. I just started my collection of them, I find that the colorless blender is the BEST. I love how evenly the copics color. Thanks so much for allowing us the chance to win.

skrmom247@aol.com

Karen said...

too cute card!! love the markers and still learning how to use them!

stampczy said...

I haven't taken the plunge yet. I'm still trying to decide what colors I want but blending is always tricky so I always enjoy reading about it.

Val said...

I love Sketch markers...can never have enough of them! Another favourite are the Copic Spica glitter pens...love, love, love them!! I just wish there were more colours available in the glitter pens.

terriavidreader said...

Any tutorials on blending are appreciated, as it's something I think you have to have a knack for, unless someone goes over it many times!

Jen said...

I really enjoy reading your blog- thanks so much for all the tips!

Nicole said...

WOW, MARIANNE! WHERE did all these new commentors come from? HA!

As for my favorite COPIC, I love Sketch markers and out of that, the colorless magic blender of course!

Thanks for the chance to win! I was gone at a scrappin retreat from Saturday 9am to Sunday 5pm! NOW that was some serious card-making, huh? HUGS, Nicole

Shannon said...

Hmm, never used copics before, but I'm very intrigued by the blender and the anything with gliter!

debb said...

I am new to the markers and totally love them! I have about a dozen ciao markers- mostly greens, browns right now and can not wait for my second order to arrive for more colors! I hated to use markers before these as the result was never good but these are super! i think you should come out with the perfect stamp ink pad for these - save us experimenting around!

Janet D. said...

Thank you for the great tutorials you provide on your blog - very helpful and easy to follow. I would like to see more tutorials on airbrushing techniques.

isabel z said...

I do not own any copics YET but they are high on my wish list. I'm saving my pennies. In the meantime I enjoy reading your blog and being inspired. Thank you for taking the time to share your artistry with us.

KimberlyO said...

My favorite Copic product would be ALL of the Ciao markers! :) I would like to see a close-up photo of what the medium round nib looks like in a Ciao marker compared to the other two nibs. (Like three markers lined up side by side.) I've seen the photo of the nib itself but I'm not able to grasp how it compares in size. :)

Thanks for a GREAT blog full of information!!

Carol Sisk said...

I don't have any Copics yet, but I faithfully read your blog so I will know how to use them when I do finally get them.

:Jayne said...

My favorite lessons have been how to do shading and blending of colors.
:J

sandee said...

I love your idea for coloring in the buttons. I have to try that out.

hocking96 said...

I have just started my marker collection and learning how to color with them. I LOVE YOUR BLOG ! I really like the butterfly. Thank you for the information and inspiration.

iott said...

Nice blog candy! Thank you!

terriavidreader said...

I'd love more tutorials on the "action" cards. I love the spinners and things.

Monica-FC said...

I do not have any copic products and would love to learn how to use them.i have seen them on many blogs and talked so much. But still I have not gotten them.your cards are gorgeous and the flowers came out pretty with airbrushing.

here is my email moroni_44484@yahoo.com Monica

Angie said...

Wow, you have AMILLION comments! Well, not really a million, but a whole LOT! I love my copic ciao's. I just love coloring with them and even when I don't get the results I like, I still like the coloring!

Kathi said...

Wow. You & Copic sure have a lot of fans!

I really love my Ciao & 3 Sketch markers! I also absolutely adore your blog. Does that count as a Copic product?

Lilian said...

I would love to see a video tutorial on airbrushing troubleshooting, how to "care" for them and techniques that you can do with them. I am going to be specific in asking - how do you know if they're empty or if you just messed up with the connections. :)

Edna Siu said...

I am your fan, I recently brought some copic markers, now I have to watch closely to your tutorial before I ever start with my copic.
thanks for a chance to win, I love to.

Karin said...

I would love to win! I love this blog, great info.

Karin

Vina said...

My favorite Copic product is the sketch marker! I'm a new Copic fan but I've already fallen in love with the rainbow of colors, it's blending capabilities & overall superb quality!! Thank you for sharing your invaluable Copic tips! macfishy@aol.com

Nancy said...

Hi Thank you for the chance!!!I love all coloring techniques for cardmaking, haircolors would be of great help ;) I just love my markers!

Danisha said...

All I have really used are the markers, but I would love to use the air brush system.

Mary Duffek said...

i am loving the new technique I learned...to use the colorless blender and make all those fun dots....thanks for a chance to win!

Becky Rusher said...

I *love* copic markers! So many fabulous colors to choose from, and I couldn't live without my spica glitter pens! Thanks for the chance to win!

AEF said...

I am just starting with Copic. I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the tutorials and suggestions for using my new obsession.. My goal.. to have EVERY COPIC. Love this blog.

Thanks
A

AEF said...

I think my very favorite Copic has to be the Spica glitters. They give PUNCH to everything I use them on. But really I LOVE all the Copics I have its like picking your favorite child--ha.

A

Mary said...

I love the few sketch markers I have. Not only how they blend, but the colors. Beautiful! Thanks!

K. said...

My favorite products hands down are the sketch markers. They are phenomenal quality and I love coming to your blog to learn more uses for them.

Stacey said...

I keep seeing such gorgeous work using copics. I don't have any...I can't find them locally (we live in a very rural area), nor in the closest 'city' from here (a little over 2 hours). I'm afraid to spend the $$ on a set in case I can't make 'em work for me. :) The last class, in Seattle, just wasn't a good time for me so I'm hoping there will be another that I can make sometime SOON!

wendy peatross said...

I've had my copic markers for about 6 months and I love them. They work so well to color and blend with.

Becky said...

I wish I was in Savannah, I would come visit. I love Savannah! Hubby and I hope to move there in the next few years, and we have friends who live there now. Beautiful city.

I really enjoy your tutorials, and have learned a lot.

broni (waterchild12) said...

My favorite Copic product will be my airbrush system as soon as it arrives on my doorstep (should be any day now!)!! Thanks for a chance to win such a fabulous prize!!

theriley5 said...

I love all the markers! My fav is the sketch markers. I want to see how to make hair, and just more blending techniques.
I love your blog. I would be copic-impaired without it :)

pancho2008 said...

I love copic markers!!!

Its been a long time since I found a single product that has really changed the way i do cards and scrapbook pages but Copic is that product.

Copics are all that and a bar of dark chocolate!!

Lisa Charleton said...

I love the Copic Spica glitter pens. I love just about anything sparkly/glittery, but these are wonderful!

Brenna said...

My favourite are the sketch markers...what I'd like to see more of is how to use them in architectural and landscape type drawings.

Niki Estes said...

Cute card, Marianne! I love my markers so much. They are one of my most used tools. I would love a tutorial for how to color the sky of an image and tutorials for using the airbrush system (just ideas of what to use it for).

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I'm collecting the Ciao markers and slowly learning!! LOL Right now my favorite product is the Colorless Blender!! I love how it "ages" and blends!!!!

Jeanette said...

Hi Marianne! What a fantatic candy you are giving away! I have learned so much from you about coloring with these fantastic markers. I would like to know more about how to use the blender solution! You can contact leave a message on my blog if I am lucky enough to win!

Trena in Naperville said...

Marianne,
my favorite Copic product, oh!....if I had to choose one, it would be the Sketch Marker - because of brush tip and range in colors... As far as a post, you've posted my two favorites - water and shadows. I can't think of what else I need to know right now. When I do, I'll leave you a comment. :-)

Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

tlynn@wideopenwest.com

Colette said...

Sketch markers are my absolute favorite...followed closely by the colorless blender. Thanks for all the hints, tip, and tutorials! Colette *smiles*

Terri said...

Beautiful card!

Ink, paper and BLING! said...

I am new to copics, but I love my blending pen. I have had such fun experimenting with it.
I would like to learn how to do better weather, rain, sun rays, clouds, snow, and even blending a rainbow seamlessly.
R

Lynna said...

I love copic markers. The fineliners are so versatile. And the color variety of the sketch markers is great. Keep doing what you're doing.

Thanks for a chance to win.
Lynna Demay

Kerry said...

Cute card. Wish I was in Savannah with you. Do you ever do classes for non-shop owners? I've really been learning so much from your blog, but I tend to learn the best in a classroom setting. I like the Sketch markers best (the color range, they don't roll off the table) but I would use any/all of the product line (just limited by my budget). Thanks for the chance to win some great products.

Parker and Emma's Mom said...

I'm just starting out in stamping...so I don't know much! I have heard your markers rock though and I would love some!

Ria said...

I love all the colors variety that copics offer ;)

hugs Ria

nicki said...

I have just ordered some Sketch & Ciao markers and can't wait for the order to come in so I can play. I love your website. I will be visiting often so I can learn how to use those awesome markers

Debbie, said...

I am a recent Prismacolor marker convert, and I just love all the Copic sketch pens! I love how they blend and I love that feather tip and the way it blends. I also love the way I can still use my Prisma pencils with the Copic markers. Wahoo!

Rose said...

On Saturday I picked up three primaries and a blender to check them out. Made me look! and I'm happy to have found this blog to learn more about what these beauties can do. I love that I can transform ribbon with them! I think I'm gonna love these! Thanks!
Jersey's Rose

bbgeltz said...

I am new to Copic markers and a friend recommended your site. You do such an awesome job! There is so much useful information. I am looking forward to trying it all!

Heidi said...

Well I love all your tutorials on shading so those have been fab!
Of course my fav copic product are the markers- I promise myself I would not buy and I was bad- broke the promise I tell ya and so glad I did! LOL! HEidi

Teri said...

I've only just begun using Copics and they are SO much fun! I have the sketch markers and I love them. I would love to see more tutorials about colouring people. I know I've gone back through the blog, but I could have missed something along the way. This newbie needs a lot of help :)

TAC Angel Christina said...

I haven't actually been able to purchase any Copics yet...but hope to in the near future. I would just LOVE to see some great shading techniques. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

Pam's Pride said...

The markers are my favorite! I would like to color shadings!

misse336 said...

So far I only have the Copic glitter markers, but am hoping to get some Sketch markers soon.

Kathy H said...

I love markers but I only have on copic...need more for sure...Thanks

laurlynn said...

How exciting! Happy WCMD to you also!

Brian said...

Spica Glitter pens are my favorite. I never worry about the end being blocked, they always run freely.
brendacrothers@charter.net

Cathrine StClair said...

I just love the Copics - and carry them in my store now.

michelle in mi said...

I love Copic pens -they are the only tools I use to color!

kajmej said...

Besides the Sketch Markers--all their "beautiful" colors--and of course the Blender--I "Love" the Copic Sketch Wallet for storing them all in!!! :-)

I just recently came across your blog--I'm starting back in the June Archives--and working my way forward!!! So much "awesome" info--it's giving my the opportunity to increase my Copic collection "wisely" versus "randomly"!!! So "thanks" for that!!! :-) KJ

stuffie said...

um, I like this blog?? LOL. I am very new to the whole copic world. In fact I don;t even own any, but hope to remedy that soon!! I would love to know how to use them, so that I look like I know what I am doing, not just a 2 year old with a marker... :)

Scrappin Java Junkie said...

I am loving the copic markers. I only have one and I am placing my order for more. I love them

Christine said...

Hi there! I'm a "Copic-aholic wannabe" (I LOVE the results of these markers, want to buy them all but haven't acquired ANY yet! :0) I really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your work - your shading is amazing! Please, continue to teach and inspire us all! I would love to "learn" how to buy a good "starter set" of Copics - there are SO many colors - how does one choose? If I can't win a starter set, then please tell me how to buy my own! Thanks!

Cyndi said...

Everything Copic is wonderful!

Amanda McIlhatton said...

What's not to love?? My fave colour is Cream. My new fav tool is my airbrush system.
I love using my multiliners to add hand drawn elements to my cards.

Deloris said...

I love the Copic Sketch markers. I add a couple to my collection each month.

Have a great day!

Deloris

kittkat said...

Your card turned out very nice. I think the more I use the copic's on my projects, they just get better and better. I love all the Copic products. And all the tutorials are the best.

Peggy said...

I just purchase a few of the copic markers and I tried them out. They are marvelous. Can't wait to get more. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Barbra said...

I finally broke down and got myself a set of these wonderful markers! I can't wait to start using them. Thanks for this great blog, the techniques are really helpful!

Kim said...

I just got started using Copics. I still have a lot to learn. I do love the vivid colors. I also like the Spica glitter pens, I use them all the time.

Rachael said...

I think I'd have to choose the sketch the Ciao markers, because they're the only ones I've gotten to try! I would love to have everything Copic has!

JenRaff said...

I just bought my first copic sketch marker (rose) and a blender pen. I made a mess of the first thing I colored but will keep trying. I would like to learn more about how to choose colors in the same color group to blend together for shading. Thank you so much for the chance to win an incredible set of copics!

rachelsigmak said...

I love my copics. I would love to see some tutorials with the air brush tool!

Pegg S said...

My favorite are the Copic ciaos! I have some of them and love playing with them. Your blog is so helpful - I learn so much from all your posts!!

Denise said...

I am currently trying to master using the copic ciao markers. You make it seem so easy. Maybe with practice. I would love to go to one of your certification classes.

Denise said...

I am currently trying to master using the copic ciao markers. You make it seem so easy. Maybe with practice. I would love to go to one of your certification classes.

bbgeltz said...

I love tutorials that show how to fix or correct mistakes that beginners tend to make.

Judy in Indiana said...

I love my sketch markers, the shape is great and the numbers are on the ends. I want to try the wides, though. I have some thoughts on what i'd like to do with them.

Kimberly said...

I love everything! Being new to Copics, all your tutorials are wonderful and a great learning tool!! Maybe more about backgrounds and not just coloring the image would be nice.
Thanks for the chance to win!! :)

Susan said...

I love the markers - I've only used the Sketch markers and love them!! I'm so excited about the blog and the good tips and beginner tutorials. Thanks for the chance.

mycardz said...

Wow, you are so totally talented! I just get lost in your blog...my favorite tip was "making bricks". I used it on a card recently. Would like to see a tutorial for coloring the upcoming, dreaded (welcome to Wisconsin) SNOW!! ugh. Thank you!

Ashlyn said...

I love the copic airbrush- I'd love to see some more tutorials with that!
Ashlyn :)

Crea Jaina said...

Wow what a great prize. I realy like copic markers but it is so hard to get it here. I realy like youre lessons and learn so much from it. Even without the copics haha.

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Maria said...

The shadowing you have done here is amazing. I have learned so much with all of your wonderful techniques and tips. Thank you for continuing to inspire all of us with your wonderful talent.

karenvonbaron said...

Love the color ranges of the markers. Hard to find these markers in my area though. My mother just LOVES her set!!

Thanks for the chance to win.

karenvonbaron@yahoo.com

Carol said...

My favorite product is Sketch Markers, but I also love the spica pens. With the Christmas holidays rolling around, I'd love to see a tutorial on coloring snowmen.

cahinton@sympatico.ca

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

OH I LOVE my Copics. I'm still learning but I use them every day and I'd love to take a Copic certification course.

Your blog is fabulous and I've learned so much from you! Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge!!

Dana said...

Holy Moly! I'm comment #512!! I really would love to see more tutorials on using the colorless blender and the opque white. :)

Lori said...

I don't have any of these markers, and would love to play! I know its hard for me to blend fleshtones. My faces are all too pink or orange...don't ask! LOL! But a tutorial on fleshtones would be wonderful!

Heather said...

I just love learning more about the markers as I get more! I'm most interested in blending!

Heather

Sharon said...

That is such a pretty butterfly on your card and coloured nicely. I am handy with watercolour pencils but don't own any copics yet. They are on my Christmas list and it would be great to win some. Your blog is a wealth of colouring info!
Sharon

Gypsycat said...

Your card is very cute! I love how you made the sentiment the 'path' of the butterfly. :) I can't believe I missed World Card Making Day. I made a card the day before so I will pretend that counts. :)

Oh, and I love copics!!
Kim mommiecat at gmail dot com

Sharon said...

The butterfly on your card is so pretty. I don't own any Copics yet, but they are on my Christmas wish list. It would be great to win some. I'm quite handy with watercolour pencils and find your blog to be a wealth of colouring information.
Sharon

Kath W said...

I just bought a few...okay, 6 Copics plus the blending pen : ), last night, so I guess I'd say that I'd love to see whatever tutorials you have since I'm just starting out.

And so far, I have no favorites product wise...I'm loving them all.

PiphyCheetah said...

I love working with Copic markers! They're excellent for doing artwork, as well as different projects. Currently, I've been using the Sketch markers, which I really enjoy using, though I look forward to using different markers by Copic, such as the Ciao ones, and the like.
As for tutorials, maybe one on proper layering of the colors. As an artist, it's hard for me to find the proper layering of things (such as what should be the base color based on the lightness of the marker).
Thanks. :3

1 Crafty Gal said...

I am absolutely in love with the Spica Glass pens!

gqzmommy said...

I've just started working with Copic markers and I'm in love! I still have lots to learn, right now I'm doing basic coloring. I really love the sparkle the Spicas can give something...subtle but pretty.

Thanks for the chance to win a nice prize!

Janet said...

I absolutely love my Sketch markers. My hope is to add the airbrush system sometime soon. Maybe for Christmas!

cathygalloway89 said...

I LOOOOVE my sketch markers!!!
cdgalloway@ameritech.net

Nicolette said...

My copic markers are my absolute favourites! I am addicted...

donnacr said...

I don't own any Copics YET but they are on my Christmas list ! I love the blog and tutorials so I know what i can do with these marvelous products .

Rebecca said...

Hey, thanks for such an excellent blog. I've only recently learned of copic markers and love what I've seen so far. Your tutorial on shading the pumpkin is what attracted me to this blog. I love the diagram on light source and why shadows fall like they do. I'd love to see more tutorials on 'shine'...like the shine on patent leather shoes, or hair, or leaves. Thanks again and keep up the great work. You are a gifted artist!
~Rebecca

Diana said...

I would like to see more beginner tutorials, like if I had to buy 12 colors which would I buy, 24, ect.

Diana

elderberry said...

I have especially appreciated the shadow and blending tutorials, so I would have to say my favorite tool is the blender pen! Would love to know more about using the multiliner pens. I have a few sketchers and those "perfect amount of glitz" glitter Spica pens. Love 'um

Donna said...

I have Ciao markers and I absolutely love them. I enjoy all of your tutorials, but I have to say that the ones that address shading and shadows on various objects are my favorites...keep 'em coming please!

Thanks!

Amy said...

Well, my favorite are the sketch markers, because I haven't tried any other products yet! I recently got my first multi liner, but I haven't used it yet. I would like to see a listing of colors which are very similar. I have several pairs of different sketch markers which are very close in color to each other (at least to someone inexperienced in color theory like myself). I wasn't planning on selecting colors which are so similar to each other, but there you go. I figure that will extend the time I can use those colors before I need to get refills for one of them!

Lisa's Scrap Shack said...

Just wanted to say I love your blog and all your "lessons". I don't own any of the Copics right now, so I'd sure love to have a few to play with!! Thanks so much!!

Simone P. said...

I love Copics range of colors! I wish I could afford every color!

Karen said...

I have learned so much from you Marianne. Thank you for starting this blog!

Annette said...

I am new to the Copic world. As someone who loves to draw and "color" I am very excited to learn all I can about the few copics I have just gotten.

CJ said...

Your posts have helped me improve my Copic usage tenfold. Thank you! I would love to see some tutorials on coloring color-specific animals, say browns for bears, deer, moose, etc. Or how you would use blues for birds, fish, etc. I can never get the shading quite right. I'd love your advice! :)

Cindy J.

hollygtn said...

I love the brush tip and the juiciness of the markers! Can't wait for the class on Friday!

blog.scrapallier.com

jo said...

I would love to win some markers as I have a young friend (17) I would love to give them to. She is disabled by vision problems but still loves to draw, especially anime/manga style so the copics would be perfect for her.

Carol said...

I REALLY like the spica glitter pens. They add just a hint of sparkle to all my projects. I wish there were a few additional colors!

Melissa said...

I just completed your certification class in Charleston and had a blast! (Despite the VERY late delivery of the goodies). I would LOVE to win the goodies! I just taught a friend the basics of using the markers and she had a great result!

I was using some of the color laser printer paper for an image and I seem to be getting more streaks than blending. Is that a characteristic of that kind of paper?

Melissa

Leezer said...

Oh I just love Blog Candy. I love the colors that copic offers. I haven't used any other markers since I picked up a copic... OMG! The Spica pens...Look out girl all that glitter! Whoo Whoo!

Juut said...

I don't have any copic markers yet, but when I see all your tutorials I just can't wait to get them. But first I have to save a little bit of money. Or..... win this set. Wouldn't that be great!!

AEF said...

I love all the ideas and suggestions from everyone. I love all the copic's I have. Can't wait to get more.

FibreJunky said...

I recently took a class where we used Copic markers. I'm in love!! My question is how do you choose between the original and the sketch? It's probably in the archives, so I guess I've got some reading to do.

Aaron said...

Enjoy reading your posts; your techniques are awesome.

lee said...

Every time I see the most beautiful stamp images colored with copic markers. I don't have the markers (yet) but like to learn how to play with them.
Thanks for the change to win!


Levina
Netherlands

christine said...

I just started working with Copics and find myself reaching for them all the time now:) I love learning all the techniques and so far I have some of the originals and some of the Ciaos. I am hoping to get some fo the Sketches soon!!

Karen said...

Marianne:

Can't wait to take the class in KC so I can use these great markers

Karen said...

Can't wait to take the Copic class in KC so I can better use these great markers

kama said...

First I just want to say that I love your blog! I have just heard about these markers and they seem wonderful. I've been struggling with my aquarellpencils, but they leave streaks and the image always looks so washed out. Now I'm looking for a coloring medium that will make my cards look as professional as yours :)
I would love to see more beginner projects and also tips on where you can buy these markers on the net. It would also be great to get a tip about where to start: is it better to buy one of each color, or 2-3 of the same color but in different shades etc.

/Katarina

craftyteaspoon said...

Hmmm, what product is my fav....hard to say. The Spicas are really fun - especially the clear one. When I first purchased Copics I thought I'd use more "flower" colors but I've found myself building my Earth tone collection far more than any other color. Coloring animals is a blast! My non-marker fav is the clear Copic cases. I can keep my markers in # order and carry them around the house with me. Plus the holes in the case lid mean it never gets stuck when you put it on the bottom - very clever!

I'd like to see more info on hair and fur covered. But really almost anything you post is so easily understood and helpful I enjoy it all!

Joyce said...

Love your tutorials, Marianne. Always a feast for the eyes! When are you coming to Texas?

AShu93 said...

I would have to say that the Spica glitter pens are my favorite. Just love to add that bit of sparkle to everything!

Shannon said...

Thanks for continuing to update your blog so frequently as I enjoy your teachings.

MichelleO said...

I adore my Copics....
I love the colors... you can make them light and soft for a pastel look, and then they can be bold and bright my personal style that I tend to do more of.

but I really love that they are an investment that last.... some "things" that I have spent money on in the past works well, but when done, done and then is thrown out. My copics keep on, I refill and keep on.. I damaged a brush... replaced and keep on going. I love that!

I also love your blog, I have learned so much! NO other company has taught me the details of using their product! Great!
MichelleO

Lori Barnett said...

I never thought I would buy Copic Markers...till one day I forced myself to get some for coloring skin colors. THAT day was the begining of my LOVE for Copic! I have been working on adding to my marker collection -- hopefully some day I'll have all the colors :) Ahhhh....what a dream!! If I had to pick only 1 color of marker -- it would be E00 for coloring skin. It's what started me on this journey :) Thanks for all your wonderful tips and information on the blog. And what a treat for someone to win!!

Denise said...

I have recently starting to use the ciao markers and love the way that you can blend the colors. I will be adding more to my collection soon!

Karen said...

I have been writing down what color combos you use. I haven't bought any Copics yet and I don't want to make bad choices on a limited budget! I love all of your tutorials and am very glad that you are sharing your expertise with us!

Delorse said...

I can't chose a favorite and you can't make me!! hahaha...I just took your certification class today and wanted to thank you again for such a great day!!

imteresa said...

I love my spicas. They're just so glittery! Thanks for the chance to play!

Ddmac58 said...

Thanks for the opportunity to win. I love your blog it's very helpful.

Mary said...

The best!

Tina said...

I love the different types of markers offered from Copic! I especially love the Spica Glitter markers. It gives just the right amount of sparkle to my card projects. I would like to see a tutorial on how to custom mix your own colors in a marker. Thanks!

Sharon in NE said...

That's incredible...I will make the 560th comment. THAT is a lot of people. I love working with your tutorials but I'm someone limited as I purchase my pens only one or two at a time and am only at 30 or so. (I always need a different color other than one I own...thank goodness for blending.)
I would love to see more tutorials on flowers.

Nancy said...

My favorite Copic product is the markers. I own both Sketch & Original, but I would say that I prefer the Sketch style. I love the broad range of colors & the numerous tequniques that can be created with them. Thanks for the chance!!

syeda said...

Wow!That is one awesome giveaway! You arleady cover lot about copic markers already on your blog. I would love to see more and more of that.Also, I would love to see how you do secenery like trees, mountains,clouds etc. Thanks for giving the opportunity to win such an awesome prize!

papercrazy said...

My favorite copic product is your blog. I have learned so much from you (and I've purchased so much too).

While I love, love, love my sketch markers, I'm enjoying the multiliners also. I can "tweak" an image that didn't stamp quite right, or maybe add a line here or there and it looks great.

I look forward to reading your blog. Thanks!

The Bug said...

I am just discovering these wonderful markers and just found your blog. I am looking for basic tutorials on how to blend and mix colors (also what colors are the most useful to get). I am sure you probably have that on your site and I am going to be looking over your past tutorials in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks!

CrazyCards said...

I really like the colorless blender. I use it for both my markers and my colorsoft pencils.

I really would like to see some more tutorials combining the makers with pencils

Elizabeth said...

I loved your snowman tutorial and would like to see more with snow such as in a landscape.
Elizabeth S.

No one important said...

Just catching up on my blog-reading. I loved your Palmetto sunset! I'm a transplant to SC, but I love Palmetto trees like a native! I just recently heard of Copic markers, so I'd love to see really basic instruction for using them on papercrafts!

Shi said...

Though I don't own any yet. :) I Love the color range that the sketch have and will buy those. Your tuts are great and cant wait to play with mine. :)

Michelle said...

I love the Spicas, but my favorite has to be my black Ciao. I can color with it, write with it, shade, handwrite a sentiment that looks stamped, etc. Very versatile marker.

it stands for WHITETREEFOX said...

I've just finished reading most of your blog and I'm so happy that you posted so much on the Colorless Blender. I'm having so much fun trying out all of your tips!

Thank you so much!!

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