Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Shadows & Shading Blog Hop

Note: Commenting is now closed. Winner will be posted Monday. Thanks for commenting!!

Book Giveaway

The Shadows & Shading book is now available at many of your favorite retailers (sorry, we do not sell direct or else I could post a link), and so we wanted to offer a chance to WIN a copy for yourself.
Thursday the Copic Instructors in the US and Australia are doing a Blog Hop!!!

My new book, Shadows and Shading is great for beginners, either papercrafters or artists - this is the reference book you have been looking for to help you add shadows to give your projects more dimension. The book does not teach you to draw, rather to help you add shadow and shading. This is a wire-bound book that comes with 4 clear printed guides to help you add shadows properly on your own work. So far, the people who have read it love it! There's a lot to digest, so take it slow and read it often to let the concepts sink in.


Now, a Blog Hop wouldn't be as much fun without BLOG CANDY!!! Today or Tomorrow each of the blogs listed below will be posting an opportunity to win. One lucky commenter per blog, so you have lots of chances to win. That's right, simply leave a comment on this post and you'll be in with a chance to WIN this fabulous book!! You have until Sunday to leave a comment on my blog or any of the following blogs.

Here's the list of blogs you can comment on for your chance to win. Please note, this contest is only open to North American Residents on the North American blogs, and Australian Residents on the Australian blogs.


N
orth American Residents only:

Copicmarker Blog

Marianne Walker

Lori Craig

Sharon Harnist


Jenn Balcer

Jennie Black

Colleen Schaan

Bianca Mandity

Debbie Olson

Sherrie Siemens



If you live in the land down under, then you can win from one of the Australian Blogs:

CopicOz (Australia)

Kathy Jones (Australia)


Mandi-Lee Klinger (Australia)


Ok, Happy Hopping!!

Coloring Shadows Example - toy guitar
I don't know if I've shown this picture before on this blog, but it really does a nice job of showing a cast shadow. Cast shadows can be scary! You have to draw in a shape that isn't there. Aaack! However, it is worth it. Practice makes perfect, and the clear lighting placement guides included in the book are perfect for practicing without wasting paper.

Look at the first picture, without a cast-shadow shadow. While the object is beautifully rendered, it has no "place". It is a floating object without reference. This looks strange, because it is easy to see the dimensionality of the guitar and where the light is hitting it. The easiest way to "ground" our image is to add a cast shadow.

The shape of the shadow mimics the shape of the guitar. On this image, it is almost parallel. If you are worried you're not doing it right, you can take a second copy of the image, slide it over a bit, and trace it.

On this example you'll notice that my shadow is purple, not just gray. The shadow gets more gray as it gets farther from the eye. The shadow gets lighter under the neck because there is more ambient light.

Notice the neck and the top area with the tuning pegs. These are not colored a flat color, even though the light would hit those surfaces uniformly. By giving them slight color variation (lighter in the middle) it helps to add to the shine/dimensionality. The texture on the main body of the guitar was made with a colorless blender. This created the splotchy blended/washed out look you see.

I hope that you can come to see how much more life a shadow gives, have a wonderful creative journey, and good luck with the contest!

440 comments:

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Cyndi Loo Designs said...

What a great book. Would love to add it to my collection of books.

Kelly G said...

I've wanted this book since I knew it was coming. Thanks for the chance to win!!

Alice I. said...

Thank you, Marianne, for making such a wonderful book available to us! Thank you for a chance to make this my "go-to" for coloring and shading! Good luck, everyone!

Cassie said...

I would love to get my hands on one of those books! You're a marker genius, Marianne :D

Linda Monroe said...

This book looks great. I would love to have it!

Lisel said...

Oooooh I would love to win this book. I need all the help I can get.

Danese said...

Can't wait to see this book - thanks for the chance to win a copy ... I really like your techniques and hints!

Jean said...

Just beginning to make cards using stamps and markers. This would be a good start for a learning library. I have my eye on a couple of copic technique books.

thanks

Sherry Kushibab said...

Those shadows are something one must really think about - this book looks like it would be really helpful.

Wendy Janson said...

Im so excited to see this book. Ive been waiting for it to hit stores but would be wonderful to win too.

Teresa Jenkins said...

How exciting! I can't wait to get my hands on your book! I love my copics and have been really working on figuring out shadows and shading lately, this is just what I need, thanks for the chance to win it.

bhelenj said...

I can't wait to read this book. It looks like a great one.

Paula said...

Thanks for the chance to win. I need all the help I can get!

Cyndie said...

Oh, wow! I would LOVE a copy of this book! Just completed my standard certification and this would help me transition to the next level.

Gail said...

What a helpful book. I've been working on my shadowing lately and this would be such a great help. Thanks.

♥Rach♥ said...

I am SO excited to get this, love all your posts and I know this book will be super helpful :0)

Christina said...

This is just the thing I need to improve my coloring skills! Thanks so much for a chance to win this book!

stampqueen said...

I would love to win your book!!! If not I will have to buy it :)
Thanks for a chance to save the budget a bit :)

Cindy said...

This book looks wonderful.

Janet said...

I've been really looking forward to getting a copy of this book. thanks for the chance to win.

Melanie said...

Wow, can't wait for a chance to go through your book. Would love to win it - would make it twice as great. If not, will be keeping a keen eye out for it. Thanks.

TeresaAngelina said...

oh good! i'm only new to copics (like, a month or so ago) and am glad to see that there is a book at all about this - two beginning classes so far!

A Crafty Person said...

How exciting!! This book looks great!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Niki Estes said...

Looks like a great resource, Marianne. I'll be on the lookout for it, for sure!

Deanna said...

Brilliant! I would love to own this!

TracyG said...

I have such a hard time with knowing where to put shadows on my stamped images. This book would be a great resource. Thanks so much for the chance to win!!

Carole RB said...

Hi Marianne

I want this book so much, I'm crossing my fingers..... and toes. I hope I can find this book soon.

Have a nice weekend!

Beach Cat ! said...

It's amazing the difference the shadow makes.

Ange Kelly said...

This book is just what I need LOL!

Jessrose21 said...

I would really love to win this book! There's nothing like having a lesson in print that I can refer to over and over.

Michelle said...

What a great book I so want to get into using these markers I'm so new to them... this is a great opportunity for me to learn first hand.

Thanks so much for the chance. I'm a new follower
Michelle

mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com

http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

donatelloh said...

Looks like a fantastic book. A must have for me. Thanks for the opportunity to win it! Plus thank you for sharing so much of your creativity with us. My day is not complete without checking it out.

Cheers!
D in FL :D

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Thanks for a chance to win your new book! I enjoy reading your blog and following along with all the fun stuff you have for us :)

Kristie said...

Thanks for sharing...if I don't win I will definitely be buying this book!!!

downrightcrafty said...

fabulous book and have already been looking to purchase here in my Country so the chance to win one is just a must, thanks for the opportunity
Hugs Kate xx

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Oh I SO need this book! Thanks for the chance!

carole said...

I want this book too since I knew it was coming. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for sharing all these tutos !

Angi Rankin said...

I've been wanting this book since I heard about it on your blog. I'll definitely buy it *if* I have to, but I would much rather win a copy!!! Seriously, I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on your book. Have an awesome week, and thanks for the chance to win!!

cgargus said...

I would LOVE to win a copy! Looks so helpful! Thanks for the chance!

skyviewstamper said...

I just finished the class Copic class with Lori in St. Louis - love to win the book to keep practicing with!! Thanks for doing this great book for us!! and for the chance to win it!!

Susan Coan said...

Much needed and thanks for the opportunity to win.

Stacy said...

Great idea for a book. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Tanya said...

Yes, this is something that I totally need! Thanks so much for the chance to win it!

Charo said...

I was looking forward to this bookstore being available! Hope i am the lucky one.

Wendalyn said...

Your book looks fantastic.

Shoshonee said...

I really need this book! I'm just learning to use Copics and this would help a ton! Thanks for the opportunity to win it.

inkyfingers said...

I've been waiting for this book since I heard about it a few months ago... Now it looks like everyone is out of stock with it :-(.... So I'm extra hopeful to win this one!

I NEED it!!!

Susie said...

I really would love to have this book (just like everyone else that's posted!). Love the tips on coloring that guitar.

Luv 2 Create said...

Shading is one of the hardest concepts to learn. I can use all the help available. I think your book will be most helpful. Would love to add this to my collection.
Marcie

Lynda said...

Womderful Copic aid! Shadowing is the most difficult of the coloring techniques...at least in my case!

Aimee said...

oh I so hae been wanting to get a copy of this...

Jerri Jimenez said...

Totally awesome book Marianne! Where can it be purchased?

Lisa Lynne said...

What a fabulous prize! I love your work and can't wait for a copy of the book. Thank!

Melinda said...

awesome! The book sounds so wonderful!

Maureen Chandler said...

I would love to win - thanks for the chance! Maybe I would get those Copic markers out more often too!

Broni said...

What awesome blog candy, Marianne! You are so talented and generous! Thanks for the chance to win!

Rita Kegg said...

I can not wait to read this book .... I am sure I will learn so much. Thanks for offering it as candy!

Robin said...

Thank you for sharing with all of us through your book and classes!

Arty said...

what a great source of information - thanks for the book.

Marlene said...

I had a card to do for a birthday pretaining to a guitar. Wish I had seen your blog before hand as it sure would have helped me. Thanks. Marlene K.

Cammie said...

Thank you for sharing your knowedge and expertise with us. I am excited to have a such a resource. Thanks for the chance to win. It sold out at Ellen Hutson's before I had a chance to order. I am also excited to learn there may be a Copic class in Knoxville, TN in October. I would LOVE to attend.

Tanya said...

I am so excited for this book, it is exactly what I need to help me! Thanks for the great products and info!

Julie said...

Thanks for all your tutorials. I'm sure this is a great book.

Carol said...

What a great giveaway for the beginner with copics like me. This book looks great with full of coloring shadow tips!

Lori Rider said...

Thanks so much for a chance to win - I love your work and I'm sure I would love the book as well!

Lil said...

What a great book. I would love to have it to help me practice.Thanks for giving me a chance to win it.

Kae said...

I have a ton of copics that I hardly use because I'm not that great at shadows and shading -- I would love this book to get more tips!

Amber (bambi64) said...

Thanks for a chance to win. I so want this book!

Stampvanwinkle said...

I have been waiting for this book for a long time. I looks amazing.

Kay said...

Your book looks wonderful, and I would really love to have it to help me with my coloring!
Thanks for the chance to win it!

Susan said...

I am so excited about this book! I really need help in the area of shading and shadows - they make such a huge difference when done properly. Can't wait to get my hands on it!

Carrol said...

What a great book. I would love to have this in my hot little hands.

blizzardstripes said...

I am a newbie so I would love to get my hands on this book. What a better why to start learing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Shari said...

I'd love to have this book to help me improve on my coloring creations! Thanks!

Ann said...

Proper Shading adds so much dimension. What a wonderful tool to help use my copics properly. Thanks for the chance to win.

Carol L said...

Thanks for the chance to win your fabulous, informative book! I'd REALLY love to be the lucky winner! :)

Jane Wetzel said...

awesome book- yikes I would love to win! thanks for the chance - I enjoy the blog and your work!

angela said...

This would be wonderful for my granddaughter, she has taken such an intrest in art. I think she will major in it,I would love her to have this.Thank you for all your tutorials.(nana220@aolcom)
Angela

Shirley Clark said...

I would love to have this wonderful book! Thanks for the opportunity to possibly get it for free!

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Thanks, Marianne, for the chance to win your wonderful book!! Copic markers are AMAZING!!!
hugs!

Polly said...

I love your work Marianne...thanks for the chance to win your book.

klkdak0202 said...

WOW...this book would be great to have! I took drawing classes in college. Do you have any idea how hard it is to draw an egg and get the correct shading to make it look like a real egg is. I never did get it right. This book would be soooo helpful. Thank you for this chance to win such a wonderful book!!!

Anne Temple said...

I can't wait to get a copy of your book. Thanks for a chance to win one.

Cindy H. said...

I am so happy that you wrote this book, Marianne and I cannot wait until I get my copy!! I have wanted a book like this forever! Thanks for the chance to win one

Tammy said...

Would definitely love to have this book!! Would have had it already but I was too slow checking out and it was GONE! NO!!! :) Thank you for the opportunity to win it!!

Jennifer Perkins said...

Where would I find your book for purchase? I usually buy from Amazon, but it's not listed there. Is it perhaps not quite released yet?

I would love to win it...

:o)

Tiffany said...

What a great book! I would LOVE to have it in my stash!!

Lillian Child said...

My comfort zone does not include coloring because I don't know how to blend, shade and make an image look "real". I only have TWO copic markers, which were given to me by a friend. If I could just get some good insructions, I know that I would embrace this technique on my cardmaking (and buy a whole lot more copics!). So please throw my name into the drawing hat for this fabulous book and I'll keep my fingers crossed.

Debbie said...

Oh my goodness! I love coloring with Copics and I love books.

Thanks for a chance to win.

Take care,

Debbie

kmckinney said...

We can learn so much from your blog, so I know this book will be a fabulous resource. Thanks for the chance to win!

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

Anyone at any level would love this book.. looks like an awesome tool to have! Thanks for the chance!

Tammy said...

I am so excited that there is a book like this available. I have gained so much insight in coloring since finding your blog and I know this will be a valuable resource for me.

emarci said...

I would dearly love to win your book! Everywhere I try to buy it, it is sold out. <3

Loydene said...

I would love to have the opportunity to learn, directly, from you!

Pat said...

I love this book thanks for the chance to win one

Carla S. said...

Thanks for the chance to win your book, Marianne! I haven't been able to find it locally yet.

Margaret said...

Wow what a difference the shadow makes! I would love to win one of these great books...thanks for the opportunity!

Katheleen said...

What a wonderful book to offer! Artistic ability is always evolving and growing, to win this book would be a treasure.

lebettes said...

This looks like a great resource! Thank you for offering it to us. I have stayed away from the "fine" arts as I was more comfortable in graphic design but I am just starting to experiment with the copic markers and I am liking it so far.

artfulwhimsies said...

This book looks fabulous!! I hope I can win one~

Pattyb said...

I'm so new to copic markers, that a book like this would be a real asset to own!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

marilynwillauer said...

Thank you for the chance to win a wonderful book! Your work is so impressive!!!

Jayne said...

I would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks for giving us a chance to win one.

Pattyb said...

Thanks Marianne for giving us the chance to win this fabulous new book. As a beginner to copics, it would be a great asset for me!

Margie H said...

Shading is my biggest challenge - I believe this book will be a HUGE help :)

Dawn said...

Woohoo! Thanks for the chance to win, Marianne!

ElamDesign33 said...

I love the guitar rendering, just beutiful. It's sometimes hard to teach people to see the other colors that make up shadows.
Thanks!

Kimberly S. said...

Wow!! I love your "cast shadow" demo!! I can't imagine doing that! LOL! I am NOT an artist, but I feel like one when I make my cards! I would absolutely LOVE a book to teach me how to make shadows! I hope I win!!!!

Ginger said...

Thank you so much for doing this! I looked on Amazon yesterday and could not find this book, although I could preorder your coloring book coming out soon..So grateful to have this chance to win - I really need help in my shading. Looking forward to reading all the blog entry's too.

Cornville Country Crafts said...

I would love to win a copy!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

What a fantastic resource this would be! Would love to add it to my library!

scrapalajen said...

This is wonderful Marianne. Thank you for the chance to win!

Joanna McDonald said...

Thanks Marianne but I have ordered
one and it should arrive today!!
I am very excited about getting
it!!

Cheryl Winget said...

I would TREASURE a copy of this book - I can see just how helpful it would be. Thanks for allowing us to comment for a chance to win.

Shell said...

Oh, cool!! What a neat book. Such great information for all of us.

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Congratulations on your new book. It sounds great, would love to have one.

Eva said...

I have been waiting for this to come out and still waiting for my local store to get it in...I sure would love the chance to win. Thanks for coming out with this amazing book!

JoAnnG said...

This book is exactly what we all need to show us how to make our designs more realistic and beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity to win one!

Donna said...

That is fascinating! I would LOVE the book since there are no instructors close to where I live.

kate said...

please I so need a book like this!!! Fantastic!!

Prismadonna said...

Marianne, I'm so excited about this book. I teach Copic techniques and as you know Shadows & Shading is the hardest but most important concept to learn. So, I plan on using your new book to help them do just that. Thanks so much. Prismadonna

kate said...

Fantastic book. I so need something like this!!

Jennifer E. said...

Sounds like a wonderful instruction booklet! I'd love to read it! Thanks for the chance to win a free copy!

Beachsidelynn said...

Marianne, thank you for making your fabulous book available both as a chance to win and/or purchase.
Love your techniques.
Lynn

Farmgirl said...

This would be wonderful learning tool. Thank you so much for offering it.

Rebecca said...

I would love to win this book, I am still new to copics and need all the help I can get. If I don't win, I'll still be purchasing the book

Kaye said...

I'm really looking forward to getting this book. Not the least bit artistic, but love my copics and color blending.

05f37b38-5625-11e0-89a0-000bcdcb471e said...

Lovely work,Mariane. I would love to have the new book.chesse

Karen Wedding said...

I love that shadowing technique. It's not something I would normally thing about. I do the general shadowing, but not that far.

Brenda Josselet said...

I would love, love, love to win this new book. Thanks so much for the chance to win it.

RedGem said...

This book definitely looks like one I need. I start out thinking shading, but it never works out that way. As for shadowing... not even in my horizon! Definitely need this book! Tku!

LorraineB said...

Would love to have the opportunity to win your book. I usually ad lib shading. How nice it would be to actually KNOW how to do it right.

judy said...

Looks like a perfect book to read and
have on hand for an ongoing reference. Thanks for a chance to win!

Hill Top Creations said...

Wow lovely blog will be back to look again. Would love to win this book. Thank you Take Care

Bandon, Oregon said...

Thank you so much for a chance to win a copy of Shadows and Shading!! and for a wonderful Blog Hop...

Faith

Carisa said...

oh my goodness, marianne, i seriously cannot wiat to get my hands on your book! it's just what i need!!! would be great to win. :D i know it could take me to the next level.

Jessica said...

I am very excited about your book. I am NOT an artist, but I do love coloring with Copics and I can use all the help I can get. Thanks for giving me a chance to win this book.

deb g said...

Wow! Plastic light guides.... genius! Fingers crossed!

Debra said...

First, I love your blog banner, Marianne. Copics really are a garden of possibilities, aren't they? Already said the same thing a couple of times, but the serendipity of the moment makes me say it again...just struggled for 6 weeks in a drawing class because I get the drawing part, just not the subtleties of the values, shading and shadows. Your new book looks like just what I need! Thanks for making it a fun enticement to check out some great blogs!

Marge said...

A true MUST HAVE for someone with as few coloring skills as I possess! The coloring guides look sooo helpful. Can't wait to get my hands on this book; thanks for the chance to win, Marianne!

Donna said...

Marianne, first thanks for the chance at winning your wonderful book, it looks to be a fantastic aide in so many venues!! Thanks again.
Love reading your blog.
Donna P

charlene said...

Wow that is a great giveaway I would love to win !
Hugs

Dana said...

This is a horribly exciting giveaway for me! I need to learn these techniques, esp with Copics!
Thanks for the opportunity!

coolnana72 said...

I am just beginning to use Copic markers and have so admired how everyone uses shadowing in their creations. This book is a must-have for my crafting library--Thanks so much for the givewaway

Annie said...

I'd love to win! I need all the help I can get!

Barbara Moore said...

I have been waiting for this book! I know that it will help me become a better artist, not by just reading but by practicing it! Thanks for an opportunity to win!!

Tammie E said...

I would love to give my coloring the "WOW" factor and I think this book is just what I'll need to help me get there. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win!

I'm really excited to take your Copic Certification class in June!

Nora said...

I was just telling my friends that you are the BEST at helping us get the most of our investment in COPIC markers and this book PROVES IT! Thanks for the chance to win!
♥hugs♥

Barbara said...

Thanks for the chance to win this amazing book! I'm still VERY new to Copic coloring and this would help me so much. What a great resource! I HOPE I WIN!!! :)))

karenskitchenparty said...

What an exciting opportunity! Thank you! I love reading your blog, it's so full of great techniques. Please keep it up!

Yvonne Jackson said...

I need as much help as I can get with shadows and shading. Thanks for a chance to win.

mitch1066 said...

I want to learn to colour like a grown up,Please,please !!

mitch1066@gmail.com

MiMi63 said...

Marianne - I would love to receive this book. I have a few markers but haven't mastered any techniques.

Julia said...

This book looks so cool. Would love to win one!

Kimberly said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I have wanted this book for a while.

Sharon Peele said...

Wow what a great give away!! I definitely could use a book like this one!! I think shadowing is probably one of the hardest technique that I have come across!! Thanks so much for this chance to win this awesome book!!!

Quilter422 said...

love that the book includes the guide! thank you for the opportunity.

Barb G. said...

Got the book, need another for a friend! Barb G.

Marcy said...

Wow, I would love to win this book! Thanks for the chance.

Jenn K said...

WOW! This looks amazing! Would love to have a copy.

quilts2share said...

I just love copics and the way you use them. I paint and so I know about shadows and highlights, but I would really love to have your book for reverence and a better understanding of marker mediums.

Sharron G.

Denise said...

I cant wait to start looking for that book! Thanks!!!

candace said...

the book just came in time to rescue me from my coloring dilemma ;)

smallcity said...

this would be wonderful to have, since it is so hard for me to decide where to have shadows at.
thanks for the chance to win.

carolyn

Becki Jo said...

Oh my, I've just started teying to learn how to shadow and use the Copic Markers....This book would be so much help !!

Shelley said...

this is a great opportunity. I love my Copics, and I would love to get this book, too!

Shelley said...

What a great book, would love to win it. I love my Copics and this would certainly help me use them to their full advantage.

Carolee Jones said...

What a great book to use over & over again. I would love to add it to my resources for improving my skills. Thanks for the chance to possibly win it.

Nancy said...

I love my Copics but have such a hard time figuring out the "art" part -- how to shade. I can't wait to get my hands on this book!

Charlene said...

Would love to win this book, thanks for the opportunity! By the way, I LOVE your blog header!

Jessica said...

Oh wow, I'd love to have this book! I love watching your tutorials. I've learned so much about lights and shadows. I now look at almost everything as light or shadow.Thanks very much
Marianne.
Jessica

Amy said...

Very cool. So glad that you put this info into one spot for us to use!

Deanna said...

I would love a copy of your book! I am new to copics and am loving them so far.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- I so look forward to having this book in hand! Fabulous- Thanks for the chance to win!

Catherine said...

What a fun giveaway plus blog candy! Great idea.

Lorie said...

This book has been on my wish list since it came out! Thank you so much for putting it together, and for the chance to win! You are awesome!!!

Hugs,
Lorie

laurie said...

I Love your work Marianne!

Ginny said...

So amazing what you can do with copic markers!

Stampin Kimber said...

Love your work....I can't wait to get my hands on your book!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win one!!!

Queen Mary said...

I'm a beginner! I need the book! Thanks for the chance to win it before I head out to my local stamp store that has it! :)

angelnathalie said...

OMG! I would love to win the book it would help alot with shadowing with my favorite markers "Copics". Thanks for giving me a change to win

ScrappyKy said...

This looks like a fabulous book and I want it BAD. I have looked in all my local stores and it isn't here just yet. I would LOVE to win a copy. I am a huge fan, Marianne!

lynneatw said...

What an awesome book. Thank you for the opportunity to win this.

akagreenhouse said...

This looks like a fabulous book! I'd love to add it to my craft library.

Jean M. said...

The book looks great....pick me please:)

jperr said...

Looks like a great book.Just what I need.
Jocelan

Zena said...

I am definitely in need of some instruction on shadowing and shading...thanks for offering an opportunity for this marvelous book.

Kerri said...

would love to win this book..def assest..

Mendi said...

Ooh! What a wonderful giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

winjes said...

What an awesome book. I would love to be the lucky one.

Sharon said...

I am so excited about this book! Thank you for sharing your talent.

Sharon said...

Can't wait to get my hands on this book. Thank you.

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

This book looks amazing! For me it's a need, not a want :O) I struggle a lot shading and blending and knowing just what to do learning on my own. This would help me out soooo much! Thanks for the wonderful chance to win! Hugs! Leah Ann

normajeanr50 said...

Marianne, I used to draw when I was a younger. I love art and art books. I am a total beginner in the world of papercrafting and blogging. I have only found this hobby since my husband passed in November. There are so many wonderfully sweet and creative people out in the wonderful world of blogging. Thanks for the opportunity to win this book. Also, for sharing your creativity!

TN Granny said...

Marianne you are such an inspiration, everyone is sold out of the books already so I'm on several waitlists.
Love your work and tutorials,
Jeanine

Teepee said...

Just what I NEED! LOL Thanks for the opportunity to win a great book.

Denise said...

Fabulous book!!! Have taken art classes & still don't get it right some of the time! Thank You, Marianne! Just the cast shadow pictured above is very helpful!!! The book has GOT to be super awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Loves & Hugs

Charo said...

I am looping forrad to this book . Thank you for writing it!
I promise to share it with my petit stamp group!

Whimsey said...

WOW; would love to have this book and even if I don't win it? I'm buying it!!! :D

fairkat said...

your blog is so very inspiring and a great learning place. the shadows book will be the frosting on the cake

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